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I write fantasy, science fiction, and mystery stories.

See my dalewriting and dalefiction blogs.


Apr
23
comment Critique: Make excerpt more visual/flow better
If we've established that he is not looking at her, we'll have to get him to look at her first. An easy way: "Peter turned. Ariett was pointing..."
Apr
23
answered Critique: Make excerpt more visual/flow better
Apr
18
comment Best practice for stories based on other writers' stories
If your story uses recognizable elements of someone else's fiction, trademark laws may apply. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_issues_with_fan_fiction Consult a lawyer before publishing.
Apr
16
answered Improving techniques independently: Description
Apr
15
answered Does DRM affect copyright or the restrictions on distribution by the author?
Apr
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on I'm getting tired of “he said” “she said” in dialogue; how do I get around it?
Apr
11
answered Hooking the reader by omitting a piece of information
Apr
9
answered 1st person story, but the main character will die in the end and some of the story needs to be told after his death. How to solve this problem?
Apr
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I translate my poems in English that it doesn't sound odd/non poetic for English speaker audiences?
Apr
8
answered Is it unusual for a flashback to have a very long dialogue?
Apr
6
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Is there a name for this kind of sentence structure?
Apr
2
answered Ways to speed up my writing to 15 - 20 pages a day
Mar
27
answered Is it acceptable practice to use contractions in a fictional first person narrative for children?
Mar
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on UK laws broken by piracy of novels
Mar
2
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Can a book be written without an antagonist?
Feb
21
answered Do I include the method of my research in the title?
Feb
18
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How to write a polite reminder email?
Feb
17
revised how should a writer use version control to track drafts, rewrites, and revisions?
Deleted the erroneous "git checkout --branch" command
Feb
17
comment how should a writer use version control to track drafts, rewrites, and revisions?
git has checkin comments. The first line of the comment is treated as a title or summary. Some parts of git display only the title, and only the first 50 characters of the title. So it's best if the most important information appears in the first 50 characters. But after the title line you can write a detailed description of any length.
Feb
17
answered how should a writer use version control to track drafts, rewrites, and revisions?