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I am:

You can find me on my rarely-updated blog, Joel on Software

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awarded  Autobiographer
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comment How do I better handle my nameless main character when trying to retain mystery?
"One morning, when you woke from troubled dreams, you found yourself transformed in your bed into a horrible vermin. You lay on your armour-like back, and if you lifted your head a little you could see your brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff sections. The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready to slide off any moment. Your many legs, pitifully thin compared with the size of the rest of you, waved about helplessly as you looked." [Apologies to Franz Kafka]
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comment How do I better handle my nameless main character when trying to retain mystery?
No, second person. "You..."
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awarded  Announcer
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awarded  Teacher
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answered How do I better handle my nameless main character when trying to retain mystery?
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comment Writing 19th century upperclass English dialog
Really? I thought the dialog in Jane Austen all sounds like fourteen-page handwritten letters. ANYWAY, why don't you try posting your attempts here, and we'll make suggestions for improvements?
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awarded  Supporter
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awarded  Organizer
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revised How do I overcome a lack of motivation to write at home?
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