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I write fantasy, science fiction, and mystery stories.

See my dalewriting and dalefiction blogs.


Aug
28
comment Simple rules for separating paragraphs in books?
A strong caution: Any guidelines for academic writing are likely to be deadly for fiction.
Aug
28
answered Simple rules for separating paragraphs in books?
Aug
26
answered Pulling the reader out of the narrative: When it's too much?
Aug
26
comment Misleading facts in the About the Author section
The author (JK Rowling, not part of the book) is real. The attribution (part of the book) is fiction. The description (part of the book) is fiction.
Aug
26
answered Misleading facts in the About the Author section
Aug
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
20
answered Defining a Prologue
Aug
19
comment DIT:Is it legal if a write a book about an artist?
Also, "... to appeal to another crowd ..." attributes motive. That seems very dangerous to me (also not a lawyer).
Aug
19
comment Do Decimals Bounded Between 0 and 1 (inclusive) Need a Leading Zero?
Hagen, that was me trying to be snarky, and being clumsy with my wording instead. The exact phrasing of section 9.21 (about omission of the zero) begins: "If a quantity is always less than zero, as in probabilities, ..." That section also gives baseball batting averages as an example of such a quantity.
Aug
19
answered Do Decimals Bounded Between 0 and 1 (inclusive) Need a Leading Zero?
Aug
3
answered How should changing the point of view be handled?
Jul
20
comment Story length and the term used
Glad I could help. And welcome to the Writers StackExchange. If you like an answer (from me or anyone else), consider upvoting it. And on questions you ask, you can accept the one that best answers your question. Some additional info here: writers.stackexchange.com/help/someone-answers
Jul
20
answered Story length and the term used
Jul
18
answered no matter whether = whether?
Jul
17
revised Necessary online resources while writing: too much versus too little
added 1 character in body
Jul
17
answered Necessary online resources while writing: too much versus too little
Jul
16
comment How to deal with two ISBN from two different countries?
Why do you need two ISBNs to publish the same book in two countries? If you're using two different publishers, you need two ISBNs, one for each publisher. If you are publishing different versions in each country--different text, different language, different trim size, different format (e.g. trade paperback vs mass market paperback)--you need two ISBNs, one for each version. Otherwise, why do you need two ISBNs?
Jul
15
answered Story first approach in plot outlining
Jul
11
answered How to show characters learning something in a non-boring way?
Jul
9
answered Inventing names for Sci-Fi characters