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bio website nickbedford.com
location Brisbane, Australia
age 26
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seen May 8 '12 at 5:12

I'm a photographer, drummer and programmer from Brisbane, Australia. I also dabble in writing here and there and have been working slowly on a science fiction novel. It's a low priority right now.


Feb
18
comment How important is typing speed to a successful writing career?
I would rather like to touch type than get someone else to transcribe it. My 2c. P.S. I can touch type, I'm a programmer.
Feb
18
awarded  Critic
Feb
16
comment Is the iPad a convenient medium for writing work?
I particularly like the idea of writing on an iPad. I've tried it out in stores and it seems like a rather non-distracting and "realistic" way of writing in the digital age. Your writing is the only thing on the screen and you're not using a computer or laptop with hundreds of other potential distractions (even though the iPad does have these, it's not as prevalent). And best of all, it's very easy to do it in a place of comfort, such as the couch or during a train ride.
Feb
16
accepted How common *are* happy endings?
Feb
16
comment How common *are* happy endings?
I suppose my explanation of what I was trying to say was a little simple but I get your point about satisfaction. I think #2 was probably the clincher. #1 is a typical scenario for those more classic types of good vs evil, rebels vs empire, apprentice vs master sorts of things.
Feb
16
asked How common *are* happy endings?
Feb
16
answered How do evil protagonists win the reader over in dark fantasy stories?
Feb
16
comment How do you avoid purple prose?
I rate this answer. :P
Dec
22
comment How long should it take to write 100k words?
So it'll probably take me about 300 years then? :P
Dec
21
comment How much planning should go on before beginning writing?
I too prefer to write with an overall "idea" and work out the details by writing the novel. Mind you, I barely get around to it but hey.
Dec
21
comment At what point does an author deal with an editor?
Editors are the same as music producer. I'm a musician and trust me, most producers aren't out to hurt your music but to improve it before recording. Oftentimes this leads to results you couldn't fathom. Don't look at editors as a bane, look at them as a "producer" helping you to improve your work. I haven't submitted any work to an editor, but I know what it's like working with a music producer so I can at least draw some similarities.
Dec
20
answered What are good places to post your work where it will be read by others?
Dec
18
comment Is it so bad to end up with a “done before” plot?
That's an interesting idea but I've settled on my story (it's more detailed and possibly slightly different in areas that my run down). Also, there's a lot I haven't figured out too :P
Dec
17
comment Is it so bad to end up with a “done before” plot?
Now just to somehow make the time to get on with it... ponders
Dec
17
awarded  Scholar
Dec
17
accepted Is it so bad to end up with a “done before” plot?
Dec
17
awarded  Student
Dec
17
asked Is it so bad to end up with a “done before” plot?
Dec
17
comment Can someone explain set pieces?
A lot of action movies are like that. Seemingly unrelated events connected by the main character's doings.
Dec
17
awarded  Commentator