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I am a config engineer and have spent time as a Release Manager as well. Prior to that I worked logistics as an officer in the Air Force.


Oct
8
comment Series: Is there a disadvantage to the number of books?
I am not sure that this question fits the format here as you are asking people to provide their opinion on a subject. Delivering a series strikes me as neither inherently good nor bad as a story can be a success or failure either way.
Oct
8
comment How do you effectively develop a plot when you have a proper back story?
This question seems to lack on the detail. Can you provide a little more information or specify your question a bit? As it stands this is pretty vague.
Aug
27
reviewed Satisfactory Sluglines for same location but different periods, real and imagined
Aug
27
reviewed Excellent What are some strategies for surprising the reader?
Aug
27
reviewed Satisfactory Is this title suitable for a chapter section?
Aug
27
reviewed Satisfactory Tactician's Viewpoint and Contradictory Characterization
Aug
27
reviewed Satisfactory Is there a standard for what should be included in an index?
Aug
27
reviewed Excellent A novel without verbs?
Aug
27
reviewed Satisfactory How to deal with two ISBN from two different countries?
Aug
27
reviewed Excellent Inserting truthful (derogatory) statements in text
Aug
27
reviewed Satisfactory Do published authors have rights to use their own book cover images?
Aug
27
reviewed Satisfactory Does it confuse readers if a character name is similar to the name of an object?
Jul
22
comment How do I approach rewriting an entire user guide in an agile environment?
I would start by utilizing guides that are already out there and tailoring them to your organization.
May
19
comment Please evaluate the effectiveness of both voices, which better brings the character to life?
I will try and rewrite both sections from the alternate points of view and repost them.
May
8
comment Please evaluate the effectiveness of both voices, which better brings the character to life?
I looked, that is a useful link. (I am not ignoring your answer just waiting to see if someone else has a differing viewpoint)
May
6
comment “In order to” vs “To”
Formality seems to be the difference here. "In order to" sounds more formal to me...maybe even ceremonial. i.e. "...in order to form a more perfect union." Agreed, generally it is excessive...
May
5
comment Please evaluate the effectiveness of both voices, which better brings the character to life?
Are there any authors who effectively use both voices?
May
2
comment How to introduce a world that's alien to the reader
I am working through similar issues, creating a world makes you want to share it, its hard to pull yourself out of all the things you know about the world so you want to make sure the reader knows those things to...problem is it is a lot of information and generally an info dump prologue is ignored or frowned upon. I am starting to like the idea of using periodic artworks to help facilitate. In the end if people like the book you can publish a companion book "The world of XXX"
May
2
comment Please evaluate the effectiveness of both voices, which better brings the character to life?
I guess I want to make the characters the story driver, but I don't want the world to get lost in that narrowed focus/perspective. They seem at odds currently...
May
2
comment Please evaluate the effectiveness of both voices, which better brings the character to life?
Well I plan it to be an epic. Multiple stories intertwined, a new universe in my head (hence the interest in the world building proposal) in the end multiple books. I have back stories written and basically a timeline from the beginning of creation. I think for the first book it will follow two, maybe three main characters. There is plenty of story available probably more than I need, and I do probably need to focus more on making the characters feel real. Is there a way to mix voices effectively? Could you do entire chapters in one or the other? I've always considered that bad...