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bio website vkontakte.ru/chaotic_one
location Russia
age 25
visits member for 3 years, 9 months
seen Jun 21 '13 at 6:30

A writer. I love to write programs and I love to write books.

I currently use Python, but want to learn Haskell. First learned language is Pascal, first language that I worked with is PL\SQL.


Jan
31
comment Are there some good books about scriptwriting to study?
Wow, great answer, thanks!
Dec
7
comment I have written my first novel and I think it's ready. What next?
Now, you'd rather edit it two more times.
Dec
4
comment What is a “Gather” service for?
So it's just the money. I thought they can help me progress.
Nov
25
comment Fictional diary for a novel
@neilfein Oh, such a great example. Added to my to-read list.
Nov
25
comment Is discovery or outline writing connected to personality type (e.g. MBTI)
Thanks for specific and interesting question!
Nov
25
comment Where and how to look for a picture for illustration?
@Fox I rely on fact that talented amateurs are far more common on these sites. On Flickr photos even grouped by licensing: flickr.com/creativecommons But your point is certainly right.
Nov
25
comment How do I write a synopsis?
I'm very interested in synopsis of LOtR in three sentences. Can you please provide one?
Nov
25
comment What makes a great writer's space?
No drinking means you have to stop and die :(
Nov
24
comment What books should I read before writing a non-humanoid point of view story?
Is the problem of rephrasing so crucial?
Nov
24
comment Are there jobs that involve creative writing in the software industry?
Isn't a developing creative job itself?
Nov
24
comment How do you deal with procrastination when writing?
@John It is not a duplicate. Your question is more about how to deal with distraction and oneself writing discipline, and this is more about freshness of ideas.
Nov
24
comment How do you track random thoughts and ideas?
@JFW They are all stored in different folders, and every section has it's own file. That's why I love ON: it's very difficult to lose your data. You can unpainfully synchronize with flash drive, web or phone(I even heard of 3rd side IPhone app). And there is always great ON+Dropbox combo (it was useful when MS didn't have their office online, now there is Live data storage presented)
Nov
24
comment How do you track random thoughts and ideas?
@JFW Examples: I use section groups in Readings notebook. They organize knowledge areas: here are books for business, here are for programming and here is math. All of this areas has it's subareas, and that subareas are sections in my notebooks. Hope I cleared something for you, but notebook organization is really better to see once. :)
Nov
24
comment How do you track random thoughts and ideas?
@JFW Now about section groups. I use them when I feel that I'm running out of hierarchy levels. Section groups are basically just folders in windows file structure, so they can provide you any level of hierarchy you need. Just don't forget about 256 bytes name limit, or you will have problems while copying your notebooks.
Nov
24
comment How do you track random thoughts and ideas?
@JFW There is one decision, that I think made my notebooks quite organized. I established rules and patterns and my head about how certain sections should look. Today I also decided to provide meta page in every section, because I'm starting to forget all this patterns and rules. But I haven't yet thought about how group sections should look.
Nov
24
comment How do you track random thoughts and ideas?
@JFW Notebooks in ON can have sections and group of sections. Sections can have pages, and subpages down to the third level (page + sub + subsub). I have one main section in every notebook, where I do store some unmanaged yet data. Today I also decided to have an essential meta section, that is describing for what this notebook is and isn't.
Nov
24
comment How do you track random thoughts and ideas?
@JFW I'd made some screenshots, they'd explain all in seconds, but they'd be in Russian, so they'd not make sense here. I'll try to explain by words. I started organizing it quite recently, and improving day by day. I have a notebook for every large part of my life: i.e Personal, Work, Education, Wisdom (I store tips and hints I've gained here), Books (I store my books there), Projects(programming projects), Readings, Mockups(here common patterns are lying) and Programs(Lightweight (<100mb) soft)
Nov
24
comment What makes a great writer's space?
@John Smithers Water is ok, really any drinkable liquid is favouring productivity. But hot drink with a tasty aroma, ahh, this is irreplaceable.
Nov
24
comment Tools for generating characters' names
Flagged as community wiki
Nov
21
comment Are there some good books about scriptwriting to study?
@neilfein Of course, I flagged it to moderators since first seconds.