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bio website nickbedford.com
location Brisbane, Australia
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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.


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comment When is it okay to tell?
Shame on her. Poor Kyle.
Dec
16
comment For Fantasy Stories, Should You Include a Map At the Beginning of the Book?
Subjective debate is probably moot on this site.
Dec
16
comment What is Literary Fiction?
So if it's not entertainment, then why are you reading it? :-P
Dec
15
comment How much leeway can be expected from an editor regarding my preference for nonstandard punctuation?
What's with the downvotes for anyone who advocates the use of "rules"?
Dec
15
awarded  Editor
Dec
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comment How much leeway can be expected from an editor regarding my preference for nonstandard punctuation?
Well, I suppose you're right in that respect. I've reworded my answer a bit. I'm just saying that to me it was counter intuitive in those examples. Changing things just to be different isn't usually the right way to go about things.
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revised How much leeway can be expected from an editor regarding my preference for nonstandard punctuation?
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Dec
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comment How much leeway can be expected from an editor regarding my preference for nonstandard punctuation?
@jae - absolutes? You mean, "my examples are the only way?" I'm not saying they are the only way. They are just more "standard" ways. There's numerous ways you could write them that would flow better for your readers. If this question was taken to writingforums.org I'm sure something similar would result.
Dec
14
comment How much leeway can be expected from an editor regarding my preference for nonstandard punctuation?
I stand by what I said. Reading those "off the cuff" examples made me think more than when I rewrote them with standard grammar and punctuation. Why do you think there are rules or at least guidelines. I have written a chapter, then "standardised" any issues and immediately have felt the prose flow much better. Simple. It's there because it works. Why go against it when it doesn't work to your readers' favour?
Dec
14
comment The “Rules” of Writing
Well, I don't have any problem with it if it's done tastefully and doesn't intrude on the reading experience. Tolkien is probably a good example of how someone may "break the rules", but there are people who want to do it for the sake of "trying to be unique" and failing.
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awarded  Teacher
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comment I have written my first novel and I think it's ready. What next?
Editing is only finished when you hit the "Print 100,000 Copies" button.
Dec
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answered The “Rules” of Writing
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awarded  Autobiographer
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awarded  Supporter
Dec
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comment The “Rules” of Writing
I think Tolkien would be down voting this if he were still with us.
Dec
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answered How much leeway can be expected from an editor regarding my preference for nonstandard punctuation?