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I currently work in finance, mainly using SharePoint, Excel and SSRS but I am looking to become a developer; home learning ASP, PHP, JavaScript, JQuery, HTML, CSS, SQL and so on.

I am a writer but pure laziness has led to me never being published, though I have had reasonable success in local competitions and been short listed for a BSFA award. I am currently polishing my portfolio, that includes everything from flash fiction up to two novellas.

I'm learning photography purely as a hobby. Started out recently, using my Sony Xperia Z camera phone and PhotoShop. I've got a protfolio at http://ozlocke.deviantart.com/ and would greatly appreciate any feedback from the community.

Finally, I'm also the Creative Director of the fledgling table top game design and publishing company, Clocksmith Games, as well as being active in the local game design community.


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comment What is the average cost of software for DITA authoring?
writelatex.com
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comment Use of Building names in Fiction
@user1731335; please note that we are not lawyers. If you are concerned about this you should ask a lawyer before proceeding.
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comment Is replacing “this” with “a” allowed in fiction?
I'd only use 'this' if refering to a specific object for a specific reason: But why this restaurant?
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reviewed Reject What are the first things I should do with an idea?
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
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comment Character in Macbeth that maintains integrity in position of power?
If there is one surely you'd have found them when you read through the play in preperation for writing your movie.
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comment AllPoetry management
@AdamMiller. If there's not then why ask the question?
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comment AllPoetry management
You give usage writes, but not ownership rights, to your IP. Their terms are the same as Facebook's in that respect.
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comment AllPoetry management
@AdamMiller, they're a company, their goal is to make money. Perhaps if you explained why this is a problem?
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answered AllPoetry management
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comment Where can one go to find police procedures
Could you not ask a police public relations rep?
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reviewed Approve Am I over-explaining or being condescending to the reader?
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comment Potentially risky subject in my script
I agree, though anxiety disorders can lead to outbreaks of anger and even rage a person would have to a deeper underlying issue, such as psychopathy, to be capable of murder based on anxiety and unfounded anger alone, and if they did, that sickness would be responsible
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comment Potentially risky subject in my script
Whether or not it's too strong would depend very much on the genre and target audience of your script.
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comment List of wars someone could be a part of, if they were born a certain date
I agree in general @SF., though obviously Google is the right source for this specific question and I'd generally expect people to have already been there.
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comment List of wars someone could be a part of, if they were born a certain date
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about because it is not about writing
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comment Should I use ellipses or em dashes to denote pauses in speech?
Worth noting that while they can be used outside of dialogue they're the kind of thing that can be easily overused
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comment Should I use ellipses or em dashes to denote pauses in speech?
Finding specific examples is way too hard to Google and I'm not at home at the moment to go through my library, but take a look at points 2 and 3 here: nhwn.wordpress.com/2011/09/13/…
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comment Should I use ellipses or em dashes to denote pauses in speech?
Ellipsis in narrative parts of fiction works perfectly well, whether for pauses or trailing off. Their use is very common. google.co.uk/…