Writing Advice – Dialog Attribution
You’ve probably heard the phrase “show, don’t tell.” I’d like to show you why I think this is good writing advice when you’re writing dialog. Here are a few sample sentences written solely for this post. “Not again,” she sighed. “My best friend forever doesn’t want to talk to me anymore, and I’m completely and […]
I’ve posted something each day for the last fourteen days. I find myself wanting to harmonize the spelling of “week” and “streak,” so instead of calling it a “too weak streak,” I’ll go with a “strong two-week streek.” Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Indie April Why I Write What I’ve Learned The Choice […]
Writing Advice – Tell a Story
There’s a lot of writing advice out there. Following some guidelines, such as the ones in my post about dialog attribution might make your writing more pleasant to read, but don’t let writing advice bog you down. Things can be fixed later. There’s no need to wait until your idea is perfect, or until you’ve […]
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The Dark Tide, a short piece of fantasy fiction, has been published with Smashwords, as a blog post on this website, and also a podcast episode on Anchor.
Billy is a young man whose stories I love to tell.
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2020 NaNoWriMo Romance Novel
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Time Gone By – story in progress
Science fiction. Time travel. Four children and their grandmother trying to prevent a second civil war.
The Christmas Room
This is contemporary fiction, and the story has two endings.
The Basket – story in progress
I started writing a story for Easter 2021, intending to tell it all in two parts, but the story’s turning out to be longer.
Ruth – story in progress
Ruth started by accident. I needed some sample dialog for a post about writing, and ended up with a story.
The Choice was my first piece of free fiction. It was posted in six very short parts in April 2020, and those are still way back in the archives, but I link only the full story here.
The Choice – blog post
The Choice – podcast episode
In Life – story in progress
Sci-Fi Fantasy. A young woman who has lost everyone she loves. A new world for her to discover. Will she find friendship and love, or will she encounter only misery, horror, and brutality?
- Update about In Life
- Until it’s published for free on Smashwords, the first fifteen parts of In Life are still available to read on the In Life page.