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Don A. Campbell
Location:
Owings,
Maryland
United States
Age
79
Member Since:
September 28, 2014
Last Login:
December 21, 2014

About Me

Retired Associate Professor of History. Subjects taught U.S.: European: World History.
University of Wisconsin Madison: History of Science/ Educational Policy Studies. University of Maryland College Park: History

About My Writing

Science Fiction and Fantasy, Some Horror, some paranormal , some just for fun.
My stories are mostly about people in trouble trying to get out of it but getting in deeper.
I'm a generalist in history, because as a historian I was most interested in historical causality. That study touches on Sociobiology and the roots of human behavior in building and maintaining civilizations.
Briefly, why to hierarchies form, how do they evolve into bureaucracies, how do they fail. I explore some of these questions in my fiction writing. So by way of genre I would say I write Social Science Fiction within the tradition of Asimov’s Foundation, and Bujold, Jordan, Martin, Modestt and others who write long multi volume stories.

Areas of Expertise

I’m dyslexic therefore I can’t see where my spelling sucks or commas are missing, or whatever – until I can no longer clearly remember what I intended to write. Then I see some of the goofs. So, as in literary deconstruction, it makes it hard to read and trust what the mind perceives. My strong point in a critique group like Writers By the Bay {WBB} is as a story doctor. I see the flow and pattern of the story, its logic, and where the logic fails when it fails. I tend to see what is missing and needed to build the better story.

Poll Averages
  • Is It Interesting?
    80%
  • Are the sentences smooth?
    90%
  • Is the narrative voice appropriate?
    90%
  • Are the word choices good?
    85%
  • Is the dialogue believable (if any)?
    10%
  • UNDERSTANDING The ROOTS Of HUMAN BEHAVIOR, Notes o... Don A. CampbellDecon_WBB Non-Fic • History 3 years ago, 5 Views
     
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