Archive for the ‘writer’ Category

Tricks or Treats?

Monday, October 14th, 2013

By Dale Spencer, @DaleSpencerwork Would you like tricks as in writing tips and/or treats as in a YA hardcover giveaway contest? Pick one: Tricks or Treats?

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 […]

YA Trends 2013

Monday, June 10th, 2013

By Dale Spencer, @DaleSpencerwork Do you know what’s popular in Young Adult (YA) fiction? There are lots of opinions on the subject. According to Sarah Fisher at Pepperdine Magazine, “Vampires are done…After vampires, werewolves, and supernaturally strong girls saving a postapocalyptic planet had dominated pop culture since the late 2000s, publishers considered them at the point of […]

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, […]