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Amateur writer just starting out - interested mainly in spec fiction.

My blog is updated every Friday: http://mgowen.com


Feb
8
comment Character Development - How much is too much?
It sounds like you think the term character development means "focusing on or describing how the character feels about things". I don't think that's all there is to it - generally good character development comes from physical descriptions of the character, what they do, what they say, and a number of other things.
Feb
7
comment What's Essential In A Combat Scene?
I disagree - I love fight scenes too, but I think some are much better than others, and OP's example is a fairly poorly worded fight scene.
Feb
7
comment Should you use two spaces after a period, or just a single one?
Two is wrong. Why it was once OK is an interesting piece of history, nothing more.
Feb
7
answered How does a code monkey become a novelist?
Feb
7
awarded  Critic
Jan
28
answered What's Essential In A Combat Scene?
Jan
28
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
17
awarded  Scholar
Jan
17
accepted Podcasts useful for improving writing skills
Dec
24
answered What are some examples of modern original plots?
Dec
24
comment What helpful writing exercises do you use?
A lot of my story ideas actually come from dreams.
Dec
24
comment Tips for expanding my vocabulary?
This is actually a good way to expand vocab in a second language, too.
Dec
21
revised At what point does an author deal with an editor?
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Dec
21
comment At what point does an author deal with an editor?
Thanks @Ralph, thought that was clearer, added clarification...
Dec
21
answered At what point does an author deal with an editor?
Dec
20
answered What are some ingredients of really engaging non-fiction?
Dec
20
answered How much swearing is TOO much? (And how much is not enough?)
Dec
20
answered How much swearing is TOO much? (And how much is not enough?)
Dec
17
revised How much planning should go on before beginning writing?
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Dec
16
revised What should I do to promote my books?
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