Dale Grerory Anderson
short stories
publications and awards
manuscript critiques

Let me help you tell your story. Together, we can focus on the techniques writers use to develop characters with the emotional complexity and motivation needed to drive a work of fiction.

I specialize in literary fiction and work that combines genre-style plotting with literary-quality character development. I work with emerging and advanced writers of short stories, story collections, novellas, and novels.

If you're struggling with a story, here are some basic questions to ask yourself:

What do the characters want?
If your characters don't want much of anything, then the story is in trouble.

What's at stake?
Something important has to be at risk for the characters. It should be big enough to pass the 'so-what test.'

Do you have both a situation and a story?
The situation is the context or plot; the story is the character's emotional journey.


In addition to providing line edits and detailed manuscript comments, I offer a written analysis of what's working, what isn't, and why. Afterward, we meet for a one-hour session (by phone, via chat, or in person) to discuss your work.

Manuscript evaluation: 1.7 cents per word
For example, a 5,000-word story would cost $85.

Sessions: $55/hour
Most sessions last for one hour, but I'm available for additional time, as needed.

Ready to get started? Contact me to learn more.

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