One difficulty in writing first-person prose is the inability to describe the MC’s personality and appearance. Because people rarely ever describe themselves (especially not as a narrator would), this can make visualization and emotional identification tricky; usually too heavy or too light. Because of this difficulty – in addition to other things, like a heightened
It’s usually a bad idea to show internal conflict by jumping from “A” to “Not A” and back again in repeated succession. That doesn’t make your character feel any more ambivalent than just doing it once. But it makes your thrust unclear, it feels like needless padding, and it undermines the “meta” sense of your
Today’s the day! You can now pre-order your copy of LIVING NIGHTMARE here: https://dmdore.com/other-side-of-gifted I am proud to have been involved with this book, editing the words of the very gifted Deirdre Dore, who promises us a unique series of paranormal and superhuman modern-day adventures!
The transgressive, bizarre and mind-expanding work of inter-dimensional crime drama LIQUID HITLER by S. L. Koch, published by As If Books. Now available in trade paperback from Amazon!
UbiquiCity Book 2: “Undercurrents” is in layup after a misstep with the original artist (the piece used some unlicensed content which I was unable to procure permissions for). So I commissioned a new cover from KHIUS (the artist who did the cover of the first book), and I’m SO HAPPY to reveal it to you
Now in final edit! I’m so excited to be nearing the point where I can bring you the second book in the UbiquiCity series. UbiquiCity Book 2: Undercurrents includes 8 new stories based in the city of ubiquitous computing, as well as return appearances from some of the characters in the first book. Authors Irene
LIQUID HITLER by S. L. Koch, published by As If Books. A story about information, knowledge, racism, gender identity, tripping balls, and the ever-present cosmic evil worming its way into reality to devour us all. Now available for Amazon Kindle.
Comprehensive editorial services for both fiction and nonfiction, as well as technical writing and game design, with over 20 years of experience. It’s important to find the right editor for your style and personality. That’s why I believe the ideal writer-editor relationship is both tight and extended. After all, it’s more than a matter of
I recently finished a developmental edit on a great novel by an up-and-coming author, D. M. Dore. It’s a modern-day supernatural thriller that takes place in a mental institution. Here’s the blurb: DEATH STALKS HER DREAMS Night after night in the fourth-floor ward of Mendwell Institute, Tobin Blake awakens screaming from nightmares of gruesome deaths