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I am a software programmer using C#, C+, and (less often) PHP. I frequently work with SQL, HTML, CSS, Javascript, and XML.

I own a business for technical consulting, programming, general IT work, and designing custom electronics (usually for costumes and theater/movie prop use).

I enjoy computers, music composition, photography, writing, sci-fi/fantasy, birding, and occasional cooking. (Many of which are topics of SE sites!)

A note on capitalization, spelling, and grammar: I care about the quality and readability of the questions and answers on StackExchange sites. I frequently edit for these reasons. I understand that not everyone knows English as their first language. If I leave a comment for you asking you to observe some language-usage convention, it's meant as a helpful hint, not as an attack.


Apr
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awarded  Yearling
Jul
29
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
3
comment What's the modern way to handle gender in tech writing?
I would prefer dropping the pronoun from the first example, as in The user chooses a password, then types it in the text box.
Jun
3
comment What's the modern way to handle gender in tech writing?
I propose "zhe" as the gender neutral animate pronoun! Ok... I literally just thought of it, looked it up and was very surprised to find that this exact spelling has been proposed before (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender-neutral_pronoun#Modern_solutions).
Mar
7
comment What's the benefit of using invented languages in-story?
+1 for "not only sound different, but feel different." I think most authors probably invent words or language in their books for artistic license, to better paint a picture of their characters' race, ethnicity, or culture.
Mar
4
comment How do I construct a plot out of my many setting/character details?
Thanks for the suggestions. I like the idea of working with someone who has strength in plot development.
Mar
1
comment How do I construct a plot out of my many setting/character details?
An interesting angle, somewhat existential; thanks for the insight. (I had to look up diptych!)
Feb
28
awarded  Scholar
Feb
28
accepted How do I construct a plot out of my many setting/character details?
Feb
28
comment When should a chapter end?
+1 for examples
Feb
27
comment How do I construct a plot out of my many setting/character details?
Not using a plot to avoid similarities and not having a plot yet due to a sort of creative block are two different things.
Feb
27
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
27
comment How do I construct a plot out of my many setting/character details?
+1 very helpful, though some of your tips may seem obvious to many writers, I think having them pointed out to me may help me focus on what I need to expand on.
Feb
27
comment How do I construct a plot out of my many setting/character details?
+1 I'm interested to take a look at this book, thanks for the suggestion.
Feb
26
awarded  Student
Feb
26
asked How do I construct a plot out of my many setting/character details?
Feb
4
awarded  Autobiographer
Feb
4
awarded  Supporter