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by Mike Dickson
January 6th, 2011, 1:45 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 618
Views: 194211

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hi everyone, My name is Avery and I am a n00b to writing... well, real writing. I've had the idea in my head but it was only this November that I actually sat down and wrote out the whole 'novel'. I just happened to stumble upon this forum and found that all my current questions and concerns are al...
by Mike Dickson
December 7th, 2010, 10:54 am
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Fiction short story critique partner's needed
Replies: 8
Views: 1870

Re: Fiction short story critique partner's needed

I'd still like at least one more person to take a look at my story. Any takers?

Thank you

I'd be happy to exchange!
by Mike Dickson
December 7th, 2010, 10:20 am
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Fiction short story critique partner's needed
Replies: 8
Views: 1870

Re: Fiction short story critique partner's needed

Thanks Aimee.
I sent it to your email.
by Mike Dickson
December 6th, 2010, 11:40 am
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Fiction short story critique partner's needed
Replies: 8
Views: 1870

Re: Fiction short story critique partner's needed

Much thanks to Guardian for the critique! My story is definitely better.

I'm still looking for other's and would be happy to critique yours as well. My story is now around 1550 words.
by Mike Dickson
December 3rd, 2010, 6:15 pm
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Fiction short story critique partner's needed
Replies: 8
Views: 1870

Re: Fiction short story critique partner's needed

That would be great guardian, send it over! I'd be happy to look at your WIP.
by Mike Dickson
December 3rd, 2010, 7:45 am
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Fiction short story critique partner's needed
Replies: 8
Views: 1870

Fiction short story critique partner's needed

I wrote a short story that I would like to have two people with experience take a look at. It's about 1700 words, so not too long. I'd like to see if this has potential to be published in a Literary Magazine. It's gone through one revision for grammacal errors. I'm looking for someone to explain the...
by Mike Dickson
December 3rd, 2010, 7:26 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: You can now give Kindle books as gifts
Replies: 6
Views: 916

Re: You can now give Kindle books as gifts

I love my kindle. I look forward to Decision Points, American Assassin, and The Confession, as gifts this year.
by Mike Dickson
December 1st, 2010, 2:20 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your go-to book?
Replies: 29
Views: 3201

Re: What is your go-to book?

Vince Flynn and Grisham. I read them over and over.
by Mike Dickson
December 1st, 2010, 2:17 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Short story series?
Replies: 24
Views: 3933

Re: Short story series?

Ah ha! That makes sense. I see the challenge. You know this thread started as just a passing idea but it's becoming increasingly intriguing to me. It might actually be fun to do during my hibernation over the next 6 months. I can't stand winter.
by Mike Dickson
December 1st, 2010, 12:51 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Short story series?
Replies: 24
Views: 3933

Re: Short story series?

polymath wrote:The greater challenge would in my estimation be handling of multiple reader surrogates. If all the focal characters are intended as reader surrogates I think that's a daunting task, but theoretically doable.

I don't understand what you mean by that Polymath.
by Mike Dickson
December 1st, 2010, 11:36 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Short story series?
Replies: 24
Views: 3933

Re: Short story series?

I think for the sake of unity, which according to several poeticists is the law of dramatic arts, if there is one, each viewpoint character's relation to the main dramatic complication is critical. And therefore, the main dramatic complication's causing individual dramatic complications. In order t...
by Mike Dickson
December 1st, 2010, 10:55 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Short story series?
Replies: 24
Views: 3933

Re: Short story series?

It's certainly an interesting idea, definitely worth trying out if it's your cup of tea. Now, as for "stories progressing on one another," if you mean what I think you meant, then yes it's certainly possible (I'm assuming you meant this: taking the previous idea, of short stories that are essential...
by Mike Dickson
November 30th, 2010, 6:51 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Short story series?
Replies: 24
Views: 3933

Re: Short story series?

I think it could work too. The trick is to make sure that each story can stand on it's own. With that said, the difficulty in my opinion would be writing the stories so if read out of order, the reader isn't lost. To expand on that, I would not only want to write a series of related short stories bu...
by Mike Dickson
November 29th, 2010, 6:52 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Short story series?
Replies: 24
Views: 3933

Re: Short story series?

How about a series of short stories that are all related but can stand on their own? What about a series of short stories compiled into one book that build on each other? For a quick example: #1 A man's wife is kidnapped. To get her back he must rob a jeweler and deliver the diamonds. A gun fight br...
by Mike Dickson
November 29th, 2010, 4:00 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Short story series?
Replies: 24
Views: 3933

Short story series?

Just had a thought. Can one write a series of short stories about the same plot but from different characters pov?

If so, is it marketable?