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If it consumes electricity, chances are good that I worked with it or at least know about it. SysAdmin and Programmer, worked with Basic and PHP as well as with Delphi. My current bread and butter is C# and JavaScript. I like to do Commodore 64 development as a hobby and dabbled in XNA for prototyping purposes.

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comment What are PoD options for a 5M Bible?
What do the fonts have to do with the question about printing a 5 Million Word Book?
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answered Is it possible for an author's first book to be popular?
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comment Is there a complete guideline for which tense to use?
@Neil Yes, thanks for clarifying that. My question is not What is Perfect Progressive Past Tense? but In what situations is it appropriate to use when writing a work of fiction?
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asked Is there a complete guideline for which tense to use?
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comment Are there more character alignment grids (like D&D)
Wow, I didn't realize that the world of Magic was so well developed. Thanks, some of these stereotypes are pretty helpful.
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comment Are there more character alignment grids (like D&D)
@NeilFein I also want to see what are commonly seen as opposites - D&D has "Lawful" and "Chaotic", Myers-Briggs has Sensing vs Feeling (among others) - those types of charts.
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comment Are there more character alignment grids (like D&D)
@NeilFein That's not the intention, although I'm not sure if the wording is clear enough. This is specifically an attempt to find categorizations/stereotypes either as a starting point for a character or as a way to populate the novel with a few side characters. I'm looking at it as a tool to help imagine the characters. For me, if someone says "Chaotic Good" I immediately imagine a certain "vibe" which gives me a few starting points from where I can flesh out the character.
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accepted How to show that something is different than in real life?
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revised Are there more character alignment grids (like D&D)
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comment How to introduce a world that's alien to the reader
One thing to note about Star Wars: There is an opening crawl that serves as a prologue - `It is a period of civil war. [...] Pursued by the Empire's sinister agents, Princess Leia races home aboard her starship' - basically, that is telling, not showing. Apart from that, Star Wars is a great example because the first movie is a very small story with few moving parts - it's a huge universe, but a narrow scope and thus a gentle introduction.
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asked How to show that something is different than in real life?
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