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I write fantasy, science fiction, and mystery stories.

See my dalewriting and dalefiction blogs.


Sep
25
revised Is CreateSpace 100% free for self-publishing?
Correct factual errors about fees and royalties through the CreateSpace estore.
Sep
25
revised Is CreateSpace 100% free for self-publishing?
added 1449 characters in body
Sep
25
comment If I get a free ISBN through Amazon's CreateSpace now, will that impact any decisions about getting my own ISBN later?
Dave: Using the free CreateSpace ISBN does not in any way limit what you can do with other editions of the book. The one disadvantage is that CreateSpace will be listed as a publisher. If that matters to you (and it matters a great deal to me), use one of the other options.
Sep
25
answered Is CreateSpace 100% free for self-publishing?
Sep
25
answered If I get a free ISBN through Amazon's CreateSpace now, will that impact any decisions about getting my own ISBN later?
Sep
22
comment Are newlines effective for adding weight to certain phrases?
Paul, I added the link. I omitted it earlier out of sheer laziness. Writing Excuses has won at least one Hugo Award, so I think they're legit ;-)
Sep
22
revised Are newlines effective for adding weight to certain phrases?
Restoring active voice. Kept some edits (thanks, editors!) and reverted others (by restore my voice).
Sep
19
answered Are newlines effective for adding weight to certain phrases?
Sep
5
comment Hiding information
I believe I can give a helpful answer to the question as it is worded. (Though it may take a few days for me to get to it.)
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?