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I write fantasy, science fiction, and mystery stories.

See my dalewriting and dalefiction blogs.


Jul
18
reviewed Reject What are some examples of modern original plots?
Jul
15
answered How to maintain an unchanging tone to the narrative while writing collaborative fiction?
Jul
12
answered Is it correct to use verbs like “sighed” and “laughed” as dialogue tags?
Jul
6
answered A short story, any comments?
Jul
5
comment What factors in fiction arouse readers' expectations?
I want to highlight a really useful bit here: The conflicts, especially the opening conflicts. I usually don't have trouble noticing the main conflict, but perhaps I overlook other conflicts that make promises of resolution.
Jul
5
comment What factors in fiction arouse readers' expectations?
I like the metaphor of throwing a brick (joke) in the air. Also thinking in terms of potential. I think I can use these as questions for myself as I write: What bricks does this detail/sentence/paragraph/scene throw into the air? What potential does this create?
Jul
5
awarded  Student
Jul
5
revised What factors in fiction arouse readers' expectations?
Typo: readers's
Jul
5
asked What factors in fiction arouse readers' expectations?
Jul
2
answered Tone and directness in inviting prospective team member
Jun
19
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
14
answered Creative writing use and abuse
Jun
13
comment Finding the 'voice' of a character
Yes, Steve Buscemi shows up in lots of my stories ;-)
Jun
13
reviewed Approve Can a title be copyrighted?
Jun
12
revised How specific should I be when outlining the plot?
Add two paragraphs about gauging length from outlines
Jun
12
answered How specific should I be when outlining the plot?
Jun
11
reviewed Approve Screenwriting: Help with paragraph length.
Jun
10
answered How to do dialogue?
Jun
2
reviewed Approve Basing fiction on personal life