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bio website brucealderman.info
location Kansas
age 45
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seen Apr 20 at 4:37

I'm the Lead Programmer for Johnson County Library and a freelance writer. My writing has appeared on websites such as SitePoint, Baseball Reflections, and Get Lost.


Dec
19
comment Is it legal to name a character in a story after a disguised trademark?
I'm not sure what to think about the "scheming alderman"
Dec
6
comment Is it good to publish a novel online for free?
One disadvantage would be the cost of maintaining the website.
Sep
2
comment How to name the characters of your story?
It doesn't matter whether the name sounds silly at first. With repeated exposure it will start sounding less silly, and eventually will sound like an ordinary name.
Feb
9
comment Strunk and White vs “Style: The Basics of Clarity and Grace” by Williams and Colomb
@jae: Many libraries throughout the world participate in interlibrary loan programs that let them borrow books from other libraries for their patrons. I don't know how many small-town German libraries offer interlibrary loan, but the smaller their own collections, the more they can benefit from such a program.
Feb
8
comment Strunk and White vs “Style: The Basics of Clarity and Grace” by Williams and Colomb
If you want to assess them both before committing to buying one, you can check them out from your local library.
Feb
4
comment How do you come up with non-fiction story ideas?
The best thing I've found about this method is that eventually I started seeing patterns emerge; as ideas coalesce around a theme, I've been drawn to do more research on the subject, which has led to further ideas.