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bio website ancestor-envy.blogspot.com.au
location Australia
age 62
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seen Dec 29 '13 at 0:22

Dabbled in family history when I first retired from full-time employment. Now regularly put in 60-hour weeks. Is that obsession?

Delighted to have a new focus for my writing.


Mar
28
comment Is it acceptable practice to use contractions in a fictional first person narrative for children?
The relevance to the question "Is it acceptable practice to ..." lies in determining who is the arbiter of acceptability in your context. In the case of a children's book, that can often be librarians.
Mar
27
comment How can I consistently distinguish among tables, fields, and records in a database?
Have you taken a deliberate decision to NOT USE expressions such as "one-to-one" and "one-to-many"?
Mar
27
answered Should I write about how the character solved some riddle or let the reader solve it himself
Mar
27
answered Is it acceptable practice to use contractions in a fictional first person narrative for children?
Mar
23
comment Critique wanted for a fantasy prologue
Is your proposed series intended to have any connection with this existing work?
Mar
15
comment What is the correct way to write a fractional number in a formal letter?
When using a fraction introduces problems with how the text will look or sound, change the unit of measurement. 66 months avoids the issues of hyphens (or not) and the solidus when precision is required and more than 5 years will suffice in many cases.
Mar
9
answered Is there a way to import a script from Celtx into Final Draft?
Mar
7
comment How should we go from Stack Exchange Q/A to publishable PDF with the least hassle?
This is NOT a recommendation but ebookglue.com is an example of an on-line tool that demonstrates that what you want to do can be automated. See also the Wikipedia Book Creator.
Mar
6
answered How to cite multiple chapters from same book in Vancouver style?
Mar
4
answered Standardizing capitalization within a bibliography or footnotes when your sources have used different standards
Feb
24
revised How to Create Barcode from ISBN Number
deleted 10 characters in body
Feb
23
answered How to Create Barcode from ISBN Number
Feb
20
answered Does inclusion of significant quotations from literature make a novel harder to publish?
Feb
20
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Feb
15
comment Is it true that men (in general) can't write female first-person?
How would we react if this question has been framed as "Europeans cannot, in general, write Asian first-person"? In general, statements based on such trite generalities are wrong.
Feb
1
comment Is anybody aware of a good way I can determine whether or not something is public domain, or royalty free?
@SF: Registration is convenient in the case of legal action <copyrightservice.co.uk/register/how_registration_helps>; but is not required and does not alter the extent of protection (only its enforcement).
Feb
1
answered Chapter names: The various ways of implementing them and why should I care
Feb
1
comment Is anybody aware of a good way I can determine whether or not something is public domain, or royalty free?
The issue is not whether he "registered" copyright (that is NOT required under the Berne Convention) but whether he explicitly released or assigned the copyright that applies automatically.
Feb
1
awarded  Commentator
Jan
31
awarded  Citizen Patrol