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I'm a freelance software engineer, living and working in Belgium (Antwerp-Brussels area). My expertise is in C++, and in Tcl scripting. I have experience in many other technologies, and consider myself a generalist rather than a specialist. Besides programming, I am also interested in science, music, writing, and playing with my kids.


Apr
14
comment APA Formatting - Changing Adjectives in a quote
I agree. Keep the quote as it is. Inside the quotes, you're in a separate world where "our" already means "their".
Apr
19
comment What methods can I use to revise my writing?
@David No I haven't used this method, which is why I'd be interested in hearing how it goes ;-) However, we did use the colored markers idea to pull a high-level software design from an existing requirements document once. It went pretty well given the context (tight deadline, management in panic mode, etc).
Apr
5
answered What methods can I use to revise my writing?
Mar
26
answered How does a code monkey become a novelist?
Mar
24
comment Taking notes while reading
If you need even more area after filling the bookmark, you can always add a second one.
Mar
24
comment Taking notes while reading
+1 for never letting an idea go to waste ;-)
Mar
23
answered Little did he know
Mar
23
answered Taking notes while reading
Mar
13
comment How to make travel scenes interesting without adding needless plot diversions?
I couldn't agree more. Anything unimportant to the story can often simply be skipped entirely. Just insert a blank line! E.g. "Bye now, and bring back some good pictures!" <blank line> "He arrived in Istanbul only two days before the festival."
Mar
7
answered What's the benefit of using invented languages in-story?
Mar
7
comment How to describe the point-of-view character without using mirrors
Thanks for the tip!
Mar
7
comment How to describe the point-of-view character without using mirrors
Great tips, thanks. To completely omit any details on the character's looks might be possible in some fiction genres. It would e.g. be harder in fantasy or scifi, because characters often look very different from the usual.
Mar
7
comment How to describe the point-of-view character without using mirrors
Many good tips here, thank you!
Mar
7
comment How to describe the point-of-view character without using mirrors
Thanks for the great tips. The first one is most widely applicable; the second works only for introspective fiction, I guess. It would be harder to pull off in third person writing, for instance. Thanks!
Mar
4
answered How do I construct a plot out of my many setting/character details?
Mar
4
asked How to describe the point-of-view character without using mirrors