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by Kat
July 30th, 2010, 11:58 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing a Character Who is Smarter Than You
Replies: 13
Views: 4658

Re: Writing a Character Who is Smarter Than You

The same way you write anything. 1) research 2) subject-matter experts. 1) Use a dictionary to make sure you understand every single connotation of the word you're using, and that it's the best word for the job. 2) Have someone you consider a good intellectual match for your character read over the ...
by Kat
February 13th, 2010, 3:55 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: East Coast Blizzard (Friday, Feb. 5)
Replies: 48
Views: 9702

Re: East Coast Blizzard (Friday, Feb. 5)

I cracked up when I first heard about this - grad students at the University of Virginia are "studying" a pile of snow (created when they plowed a parking lot after the storm) which they dubbed "Mount Chipotle." It's three inches shy of forty feet high and they're taking bets on when it will finally...
by Kat
February 11th, 2010, 11:14 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 191189

Re: Ask Nathan

Hi Nathan - thanks for answering all our questions (and for the awesomely informative blog!) I'm finally getting to the stage where I'm going to start querying and I'm wondering how much personal information I ought to include in my query. Specifically, I'm wondering if I ought to include the fact t...