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bio website nickbedford.com
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Photographer, musician and programmer.


Oct
22
revised Can I be a good writer without reading a lot?
Some punctuation etc + concluding paragraph.
Oct
22
reviewed Reviewed Writing for the web: how do you submit your content
Oct
22
suggested suggested edit on Writing for the web: how do you submit your content
Oct
22
reviewed Reviewed Can I be a good writer without reading a lot?
Oct
22
suggested suggested edit on Can I be a good writer without reading a lot?
Oct
22
reviewed No Action Needed Believable (but easy) archaic English
Oct
22
suggested suggested edit on Can I be a good writer without reading a lot?
Oct
22
comment Can I be a good writer without reading a lot?
As a photographer, I find it immensely valuable to see others' photographs and work out how they were made. It gives me guidance on how I perceive my own progress and skill, and how I may improve. Not only that, it inspires me to keep photographing and also try new things. Writing isn't, and shouldn't be, any different.
Oct
22
comment How many pages long should a chapter book be?
This feels awfully familiar.. Except it's only 5 pages at a time! :-/
Oct
17
answered Writing is it the plot, subplot or backstory
Oct
16
comment Are the following passages examples of tense change? Are they allowed in fiction writing?
@Philipp agreed. I would emphasise it by rewording it. "Plus**,** it had everything we needed**;** a basic table, a bathroom, but to my dismay, only one bed." Express emotions through words, not type effects.
Oct
16
revised Improving the flow/rhythm of the following comparison
added 255 characters in body
Oct
15
answered Improving the flow/rhythm of the following comparison
Oct
15
comment Improving the flow/rhythm of the following comparison
Just a side note, I would change the 2nd/3rd sentence to be: "I was beginning to like her more. I also realized we had some things in common, like our attempts of suicide." "Like" should be part of the previous sentence.
Oct
15
revised Need A Way To Avoid Excessive Use Of Subject When Refering To Character
Highlighted pronouns.
Oct
14
comment How does the 10,000 hour rule apply to writing?
The key to mastering anything is knowing how to improve, learning from mistakes and seeking out knowledge from those people who are great at what they do. Putting in time is only part of the equation.
Oct
14
answered Need A Way To Avoid Excessive Use Of Subject When Refering To Character
Oct
12
comment How do you effectively develop a plot when you have a proper back story?
While a science fiction story wouldn't be complete without world/history building aspects, rooting those parts in the perspective of the protagonist and other characters will help to make it believable. If you think about it, your character is probably not going to notice things the same way we would if we were thrown into a futuristic city or landing on a desert planet. Star Wars is an obvious example, and Serenity/Firefly did arguably as well in this respect, if not more due to its Earth based history. I find these are the most relatable and successful depictions of science fiction stories.
Dec
14
awarded  Yearling
May
8
comment Potential confusion: referring to home planet as “Earth”
Thanks for the extra cent :)