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Photographer, musician and programmer.


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
Dec
17
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
15
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.
Dec
15
revised How much leeway can be expected from an editor regarding my preference for nonstandard punctuation?
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Dec
14
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.