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bio website boredwithchurch.info
location South East England
age 51
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seen Feb 17 at 14:26

25+ years in software development.

6 years on an HCI PhD.

20+ years married.

19 years a parent.

I can cope with anything.

Check out my short story


Mar
21
comment Story for children without a happy ending
"And then the very hungy caterpiller, who was now a butterfly, was eaten by a passing crow".
Mar
21
answered How can I make a story bigger?
Mar
17
comment Petty Character
It is not that he is always petty, but that he sometimes plans and does things purely because he can. That it petty. That was what I was referring to. He is so much more than petty, but is a good example of quality pettiness in some occasions.
Mar
17
answered Petty Character
Mar
15
answered Balancing loads of equally-important characters
Mar
13
comment Is self-publishing a good option?
I tried hard to be specific, for short stories, with little change of making much money. But the other links should help.
Mar
13
answered Deaf speechmarks?
Mar
13
answered How do I express opinion informed by my beliefs without being hamfisted?
Mar
13
comment Is self-publishing a good option?
"Acceptable" == better than vanity publishing. I actually do want people to take my work seriously. @Stadnback - thank yo ufor that link - I did search self-publishing questions before posting, but didn't seee this for some reason.
Mar
13
awarded  Student
Mar
12
asked Is self-publishing a good option?
Mar
12
answered Defining Terms: To Capitalize or Not To Capitalize?
Mar
12
answered How can a new writer make a realistic estimate of his work rate?
Mar
9
awarded  Teacher
Mar
9
awarded  Supporter
Mar
9
awarded  Editor
Mar
9
revised Should I prefer long or short sentences in scientific writing?
added 1 characters in body
Mar
9
comment Should I prefer long or short sentences in scientific writing?
I would say that the former is better, because it has a logical flow of a sentence - it is not overly long, and there is nothing gained by cutting it shorter - I don't feel there is greater clarity in a chopped version.
Mar
9
answered Should I prefer long or short sentences in scientific writing?
Mar
8
awarded  Autobiographer