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I want patience and I want it now.

Also, I find that nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

Laziness is what gets me out of bed in the morning.

正宗で大根を切る。

言い出しっぺ。

Some of the smartest things people have ever said:

No language makes perfect sense. — John McWhorter

Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering. — Carl Jung

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. — George Santayana

Tactics is knowing what to do when there is something to do. Strategy is knowing what to do when there is nothing to do. — Savielly Tartakower

One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision — Bertrand Russell

Every good thing that happens in your life is a gift. — Yours Truly


Apr
13
comment What is the Priority in an Action/Adventure Novel: Dialogues or Conflict?
@Neil Fein: Imaginary? Feh! Again I say: Feh! A writer may laugh at science, but science always wins in the end. Fear me!
Apr
13
comment What is the Priority in an Action/Adventure Novel: Dialogues or Conflict?
Well, according to my calculations it's 57.532% action, 38.17% "dialogues" and 4.702% other. No bestseller has ever deviated by more than .003% from this formula.
Apr
9
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Apr
8
comment Why does using this “-ing” verb construction make my writing weaker?
@justkt: The comma is optional. But I cheated a little by leaving it in (which I agree is weaker), since the intermediate edits are just steps toward my final suggestion. I believe it's strongest to end with the simple action clause rather than a meandering explanation of the action.
Apr
8
answered Why does using this “-ing” verb construction make my writing weaker?
Apr
6
comment What's a clear way to simulate web text in a story?
To make it even more realistic, DON'T FORGET 2 TYPE IN ALL CAPS AND MAKE SURE UR MISPELING WORDS N STUF LOLZ!!!
Apr
3
revised How many pages would my manuscript be in paperback?
added 9 characters in body
Apr
3
revised How many pages would my manuscript be in paperback?
added 910 characters in body; deleted 336 characters in body
Apr
3
awarded  Editor
Apr
3
revised How many pages would my manuscript be in paperback?
added 379 characters in body
Apr
3
answered How many pages would my manuscript be in paperback?
Apr
3
answered Should I write an abstract for a formal essay?
Apr
3
comment How to practice location descriptions
Thank you for your kind words. But since you are addressing me in particular, you might want to put this into a comment at the end of my response instead of making it a full-fledged answer of your own. Otherwise you are offering this to the OP as a complete response.
Apr
3
awarded  Scholar
Apr
3
accepted Submitting a novel for publication: do editors still expect Courier font?
Apr
2
answered How to practice location descriptions
Mar
23
awarded  Student
Mar
23
asked Submitting a novel for publication: do editors still expect Courier font?
Mar
22
comment Why is “It was a dark and stormy night..” not a good opening?
@z7sg: Well, there are still more interesting things to say about a night other than to note its darkness in an unexceptional way. The bare word shows the reader nothing. Here's an example of the word dark used well by Ayn Rand: "He liked to observe emotions; they were like red lanterns strung along the dark unknown of another's personality, marking vulnerable points."
Mar
22
answered Why is “It was a dark and stormy night..” not a good opening?