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I write fantasy, science fiction, and mystery stories.

See my dalewriting and dalefiction blogs.


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
Jun
2
reviewed Approve Basing fiction on personal life
May
31
reviewed Approve Time measures in fantasy worlds
May
24
comment Is dialogue in a novel necessary, or just padding?
It's never a cop out if you follow "it depends" by talking about what it depends on ;-)
May
19
answered Forming a tagline for customers, drivers and software
May
15
reviewed Approve What is the term for an accessible character that knows nothing?
May
11
answered What do you do if you enjoy writing, but have no ideas?
May
6
answered How to format dialogue with an embedded long monologue
May
6
reviewed Reject Does writing in a certain mood change how a writer writes?
May
5
answered Writing style — comma, period and re-referring the object of the first sentence again as subject in second sentence
Apr
25
reviewed Approve Using a world created by someone else for your own fiction
Apr
23
comment Critique: Make excerpt more visual/flow better
In general, if we're in a character's head, we don't have to say "he sees." We can just describe things in a visual way, and the reader will know it's coming from what the character sees. And sometimes you can drop "he looked." The reader can usually figure out that if the character sees something, he's looking at it. But sometimes you have to make him look.