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My name is Daniel Hanly and I am a PHP & Cross-plaform Application Developer from Pontypridd in South Wales. I have a tremendous passion for developing in a range of languages and for bringing large-scale projects through their full development lifecycle into a production environment.

I am highly capable and a quick learner, always bringing fresh ideas, out-of-the-box thinking and the ability to adapt my professional skills to any project requirement.

I'm most proficient with Objective-C and PHP, with strong support skills from HTML5, CSS, MySQL and JavaScript (jQuery). I develop websites with WordPress and CakePHP, and Apps with X-Code and Unity3D.


Jul
9
comment Normal structure for Dialogue paragraphs
Thanks for your answer. I rarely come across an opportunity where this kind of thing is called for; this may even be the first case since I began writing. I see your point about about the sentences and the dialogue seems all the more cohesive. Thanks again.
Dec
24
comment Scrivener: Editing the source files
Nope. This is without access to the software entirely. On Google Drive if I look at the .scriv file, it's folder. I can go in and see various other folders, each containing my chapters/scripts etc. If I modify these files within the .scriv file outside of access to Scrivener, what'll happen?
Dec
23
comment Balancing character levity in a serious narrative
I am very interested in any answers, as I too have a sarcastic character which I want to handle more realistically at times.
Dec
18
comment Avoid blending Fantasy and Sci Fi
Look at the Mass Effect Series! This is essentially a fantasy set in Space. It has magic in the form of 'Adepts' and it blends it really well. Though in this example it leans heavily toward the Sci-fi aspect.
Dec
18
comment Legal issue of naming a character after a song character
No worries, glad I could help clarify.
Dec
18
comment Legal issue of naming a character after a song character
possible duplicate of Are Names of Characters Copyrighted by Authors?
Dec
17
comment Editors: Edit on first read, or read and edit on second round?
I've re-developed an acquaintance's site before now for free, because it was so bad. I couldn't turn off my web-design skills and let this pass. In the context of your question, you can edit however you feel comfortable - I happen to agree with it wholeheartedly.
Dec
17
comment Editors: Edit on first read, or read and edit on second round?
@LaurenIpsum I'm a web-designer. Whenever I visit a website I feel as though I'm picking holes in it, just because I know how I can do it myself. There's no shame in 'not being able to turn off the inner-editor'... embrace it. Your friend probably sees things he/she would like to change whilst on the first read, and does nothing about it. This is probably worse. I'd have the same gut reaction as you; mark it, move on. +1 for your technique
Dec
17
comment Humor in a fantasy setting
Related: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/295/… writers.stackexchange.com/questions/1709/… writers.stackexchange.com/questions/3829/…
Dec
17
comment Rewriting an existing story (fable) to fit it within my fantasy universe
Thanks for this, you bring up some interesting points. However my whole story isn't a retelling, just a background fable in the fantasy universe.
Dec
17
comment Rewriting an existing story (fable) to fit it within my fantasy universe
I'm trying to find out whether there would be a negative impact on the reader by doing this. I guess what I'm asking is... Would the reader be okay with me repurposing a story for my own gains?
Dec
17
comment Rewriting an existing story (fable) to fit it within my fantasy universe
I'm going to have my protagonist briefly summarise the story to tell his companions how the story and the note relate. Most of the details will be skipped over at this point. It's just to allow the reader to understand the main concept of it. Later on in the story, there will be a 'how it really happened' style revelation to clarify the details and retell the story properly.
Dec
12
comment Multiple Point of View characters in a short story
I (many years ago) wrote a short story that had 3 POV characters in an altercation all, effectively, in the same scene. wattpad.com/18043229-the-witness If you can adequately explain the change of POV, then I don't believe there's necessarily a problem.
Dec
9
comment Copyright - Can I go to any other publisher?
By the looks of the 1st point, I'd say that it's entirely yours to use as you please, however, I'd suggest that you show the Terms & Conditions to a qualified lawyer to get deeper clarification on this. They'll be able to answer your questions and give you advice on how to proceed.
Dec
9
comment Copyright - Can I go to any other publisher?
Your copyright isn't used for publishing per-se. See this link... granted it's US Based but the reasons still stand world-wide bookpublisherscompared.com/why-copyright-your-book If you hold copyright, (in laymans terms) it means you are the legal owner and you are protected from plagiarism much more securely.
Dec
9
comment Procrastination on a Crucial Scene in my Book
In hindsight, my problem was 2. It was a crucial scene, but it was devoid of action and unfortunately was boring!
Dec
5
comment How much swearing is TOO much? (And how much is not enough?)
I'd suggest that Stephanie Meyer doesn't swear because her audience is young adult, she probably doesn't want her books to be considered too 'adult'
Nov
30
comment Elmore Leonard said Avoid Prologues… Why?
I hear you. What about the prologue that introduces the antagonist? My baddie appears throughout my story, though his first appearance is in the prologue. Essentially, he's a ruthless and violent killer and the prologue is written from the perspective of his first victim. Would this be okay considering the antagonist character remains?
Nov
29
comment Elmore Leonard said Avoid Prologues… Why?
What about crime novels where the killer's first victim bites the big one in the prologue? Surely those type of prologues hook the reader
Nov
29
comment Dripfeeding New Concepts to a Reader
I like this concept. I'll try and work this into my scene!