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    5-20-17, 8:04 PM
    Mine's . . . well, me.
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    5-19-17, 1:37 PM
    Malik replied to a thread My 'Voice' problem in Writing Questions
    Big long post on voice, POV, and character voice at my blog, in my sig line. It might help. It might not. Adult content warning: profanity,...
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    5-18-17, 10:30 PM
    He does. In the last book he learns about the history of the shield and how the charm got laid on it, and it explains why every member of his family...
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    5-18-17, 3:31 PM
    Alright, after too long of procrastinating and being afraid (seriously who isn't afraid of putting their story-or themselves-out there?) I've made a...
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    5-18-17, 9:32 AM
    Malik replied to a thread Passive voice in Writing Questions
    This is why I grabbed my forehead when in one of the prequels Yoda said, "Begun, the War of the Clones has." (Not that i wasn't grabbing my forehead...
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    5-17-17, 3:11 PM
    Malik replied to a thread Passive voice in Writing Questions
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    5-17-17, 1:28 PM
    Malik replied to a thread Living the Research in Research
    Power Drinking Arm is calibrated in accordance with applicable security clearance levels.
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    5-17-17, 12:51 PM
    Malik replied to a thread Living the Research in Research
    "With POWER DRINKING ARM!" "Comes with 6 questionable coping mechanisms!* Try them all!" "Available in 3 versions: High-Rise Window Cleaner...
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    5-17-17, 10:00 AM
    Malik replied to a thread Passive voice in Writing Questions
    All of our paperwork must be written in active voice. (See what I did there?)
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    5-16-17, 7:51 PM
    Malik replied to a thread Passive voice in Writing Questions
    When I teach this in the military, I use the "by zombies" rule. If you can add the words "by zombies," and it makes sense, then it's passive...
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    5-16-17, 11:17 AM
    Malik replied to a thread Living the Research in Research
    You think I've given anybody a straight answer? I'm all about the mystique, here. Don't get me wrong; I haven't lied to anyone and I won't. I've...
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    5-16-17, 11:09 AM
    Malik replied to a thread Living the Research in Research
    Thank you so much. I don't have anything else that I've written, other than my blog at my website, below. I'm working on the sequel right now. I...
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    5-15-17, 7:19 PM
    There's a character in my series who, unbeknownst to him, has a magical shield, just a plain wooden jobbie that's been in his family for generations,...
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    5-15-17, 12:59 PM
    Malik replied to a thread Living the Research in Research
    Thank you. A couple of reviewers have noted that they enjoyed it more on the second read once they had a handle on the technical stuff. Enjoy. ...
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    5-15-17, 10:56 AM
    Malik replied to a thread Ask me about swords. in Research
    Also, Vaporo: I wrote a piece on greatswords and their uses here on MS, and there's a post about the physics of armor on my blog. Good luck.
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    5-15-17, 9:55 AM
    Malik replied to a thread Ask me about swords. in Research
    The short answer is that a steel sword is vastly superior. We're talking UFOs vs. cavemen superior. Copper and bronze are soft and ductile;...
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    5-14-17, 9:59 PM
    Addison replied to a thread Random thoughts in Chit Chat
    I recently discovered the perks of Google Docs. After I cleaned up my computer docs and such I realized what writing software I have. In my writing...
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    5-14-17, 9:54 PM
    The cover is beautiful. My only critique is that it seems flat. The colors are so similar there's no dimension, so everything runs together. The...
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    5-14-17, 9:40 PM
    I'm for "Let the punishment fit the crime". If my kid brother steals my kid sister's ipad, he loses his devices. If my kid sister doesn't clean her...
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    5-14-17, 9:34 PM
    When I first sat down to write my story (As in the current version, not the terrible prime first draft :cold:) I didn't really think about the...
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    5-14-17, 8:15 PM
    What's confusing is that, in my opinion anyway, the main and highly recommended platforms are virtually the same. Twitter and Facebook, you basically...
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