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I write fantasy, science fiction, and mystery stories.

See my dalewriting and dalefiction blogs.


Jul
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are agents too busy for new clients? What should I do next?
Jul
24
answered API reference doc: best practices for describing opaque parameters?
Jul
23
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What are some examples of modern original plots?
Jul
23
answered How can I dig conflict out of an optimistic SF-nal premise?
Jul
21
answered How to decide whether or not to accept publishing offer for short story?
Jul
20
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What are some examples of modern original plots?
Jul
18
reviewed Reject suggested edit on 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 ;-)