The rules are that the questions don't have to be serious, but they can be. I'm very happy to help with background to whatever you're working on currently. If I don't have an answer to hand, I'll say so, but I won't go hunting, for it's writing week this week and I don't have time. If I can, I'll point you in the direction of resources.
I won't answer anything that takes vast amounts of time, for it's writing week this week. Do I sound like a broken record?
I'll only answer the questions you post here, for otherwise I can't keep track (so the friends who think of a question and just pop it into the first post they see, or ask me on FB - don't). And I'll only answer questions that don't require long and thought-out answers, for I am an Evil Teacher-Type and believe that people should (mostly) do their own work. Or they should pay someone. Besides, it's writing week this week.
I don't do question posts in writing time normally, but I've got a handle on the shape of the week and the writing in question is not only non-fiction, but requires much bringing together of previous thoughts, which gives me quite a different brainspace from when I write fiction.
As usual, anyone is welcome to ask questions, even if they don't know me and have never read my blog. Those people might want to know that my first PhD was in Medieval stuff and that my second was in science fictional stuff and that I have been known to teach the guides at the Jewish Museum in Melbourne and that I am occasionally a foodie. If anyone who knows me wants to explain anything crucial I've missed, go for it!
This thread will be open for a full week.