Archive for the ‘Story’ Category

Top 10 Favorite YA Heroines

Monday, September 16th, 2013

By Dale Spencer, @DaleSpencerwork This list only includes Young Adult (YA) heroines of books written within this decade (2010-2013) that I’ve enjoyed reading so far. I’m sure there are plenty of other books that ought to make this list. Feel free to offer any recommendations.  Here’s my top 10 favorite YA heroines list (in no […]

The Blurred Lines Between Science Fiction and Fantasy

Monday, August 12th, 2013

By Dale Spencer, @DaleSpencerwork What’s the difference between science fiction and fantasy? It’s hard to tell sometimes — the boundary lines between science fiction and fantasy can sometimes blur. A classic example of this is the novel A Wrinkle in Time, which combines scientific theories (such as quantum physics and wormholes) with elements of Christian fantasy along with […]

Story Archetypes

Monday, July 15th, 2013

By Dale Spencer, @DaleSpencerwork In stories, one of my favorite areas to explore is archetypes. So I’ve decided to reveal a few archetypes found in my YA trilogy. According to Britannica.com, an archetype means, “… original pattern…in literary criticism, [it’s] a primordial image, character, or pattern of circumstances that recurs throughout literature and thought consistently enough to be […]

Did you know great dreams can inspire amazing action adventure stories?

Friday, May 10th, 2013

By Dale Spencer, @DaleSpencerwork “I confess…I’ve had an epic dream and I can’t stop writing about it.”–Dale Spencer My writing started with an unforgettable dream, a rare dream type I’ve experienced once. What is this dream you ask? Well, it goes by many names. You could call it a cosmic dream, epic dream, great dream, […]