2,051 reputation
118
bio website
location Maryland, United States
age 49
visits member for 1 year, 1 month
seen 1 hour ago

scientist/engineer (condensed matter physics, photonics, biology)

not professional programmer, but experienced in Fortran, Matlab, VisualBasic

science fiction author


2d
awarded  Custodian
2d
reviewed Looks OK Resources for writers: websites for posting stories and poetry
2d
reviewed Leave Open How do you mention the same character with two very different descriptions?
2d
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Where can I find sales numbers for books?
2d
reviewed No Action Needed Chapter titles or numbers?
2d
reviewed No Action Needed Multiple Characters in one scene
2d
reviewed No Action Needed Are modern authors still using colons and semicolons in dialogue?
2d
reviewed No Action Needed Is it better to describe the main character's physical appearance early on in the story?
2d
reviewed No Action Needed Are modern authors still using colons and semicolons in dialogue?
Oct
24
answered Citing lecture notes
Oct
24
reviewed No Action Needed Citing lecture notes
Oct
24
reviewed No Action Needed Believable (but easy) archaic English
Oct
24
reviewed No Action Needed Stories based on news: are they allowed?
Oct
24
reviewed No Action Needed On offering feedback to stories/novels/poetry
Oct
24
reviewed No Action Needed What are the differences between narrative and descriptive writing?
Oct
22
comment Use past or present tense for lasting fact
The word OP seems to want is withstand / withstood.
Oct
22
comment How many pages long should a chapter book be?
How many words per page? Books for 7-year-olds might have very few words per page, hence your "29 pages" could actually be way too long if your pages have 300 words each. For example, take a look at the "Frog and Toad" chapter books to see what I'm talking about. Those are directed at very young readers. They have about 60 pages each, with about 40 words per page, and about 10 pages per chapter/story.
Oct
20
answered What are some rich but respectful ways to describe various skin colors?
Oct
10
comment How to write “number of cups per user” for short using symbols?
What is wrong with cups/user? The # is implied. You wouldn't say #g/L or #m/s. Can you give some reason why you think you need the # in your situation?
Oct
3
revised Is it OK to invent as I write, or should I plan the entire story first?
added pointer to comments