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I have sold science fiction, movie reviews, medical nonfiction, restaurant reviews, and screenplays. I edited and co-wrote a chapter on writing science fiction, published in a popular college textbook on fiction writing (The Graceful Lie, edited by Michael Petracca). I created and co-edited UNEARTH, a science fiction magazine devoted exclusively to discovering and publishing new writers, which launched many writing careers (name-drop: William Gibson). I'm a physician, film director, drummer, scuba diver, and golfer.


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revised Overusing “the” and “I”
improved syntactical clarity, brevity, and precision
Sep
17
revised Is it unusual to use product placement within a fictional novel, and what are the legalities around this?
added 69 characters in body
Sep
11
revised How to shorten meandering dialogue?
refined references
Sep
6
revised How do I overcome my anxiety of writing again?
added 852 characters in body
Aug
31
revised Can Readers Relate to a Book without Humans?
deleted 1 characters in body
Aug
25
revised Writing exercises to practice the art of giving unique voice to characters?
stylistic and syntactical improvements; fixed typos
Aug
25
revised Is muteness appearing without explicit reason acceptable?
stylistic clarification and tightening
Aug
2
revised How should I introduce my characters?
rewrite to improve the quality of the writing
Aug
1
revised Techniques for creating variety in prose
changed one line for clarity
Jul
1
revised Does the country matter in a story if it is set in a real one?
fixed a missing comma; expanding my main point
Jul
1
revised Does the country matter in a story if it is set in a real one?
fixed a missing comma
Jun
27
revised Is this stylized writing successful or gimmicky?
response to critique
Jun
13
revised Is it better to omit phrases like: after a moment, after a while, for a moment, etc?
improved typography to clarify meaning
Jun
2
revised The street is filled with cars and people
hugely improved syntax
Jun
2
revised Basing fiction on personal life
corrected grammar and typographical errors
Jun
2
revised Basing fiction on personal life
improved punctuation for clarity; completed a sentence with apparent intended meaning
Mar
7
revised How much power does the author have over an original work?
fixed grammar
Feb
28
revised Is it true that men (in general) can't write female first-person?
fixed punctuation