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Joined 10-12-09, id: 693107, Profile Updated: 08-21-12
Author has written 15 stories for Nature, Love, Life, Fantasy, Religion, General, Fantasy, Politics, Sci-Fi, and Mystery.

Hey guys. Dietrich here. No, I'm not German. At least, I'm not from Germany; a lot of my extended family came from there, and my name very proudly comes from Germany, yes. I live in the US. I'm trying to refine my writing voice, so criticism is welcome, Thank you if you do.

I love Japan, and plan to go there for missions work once I'm married and God gives the okay.

I currently study at the local community college to get some gen-eds out of the way and plan to transfer to a four-year next year, majoring in English/Communications--I want to major in telling stories.

Jesus is the Christ and One Savior, so happy Christmas to you, all year 'round!

My Tips for Writing (Ha. I have no power here. I just want to share my reading peeves to the world in a positive way, that is, by listing things TO do instead of things NOT to do.):

-When revising your work, read it like you just got a book off the shelf at the library of a bookstore or someone's house and opened to read what's right in front of you. Do you like it? If not, fix it so you do. Forget about your audience--if you don't like it, it will be extremely obvious.
-Read good books. Realize why you like them.
-Read bad books. Realize why you don't like them.
-Invent a style of writing and go with it. Have fun. If you don't have fun writing, it will show, and the reader won't have fun reading it. So write in a style that you enjoy.
-Come up with your own ideas. Copying stories that already exist WILL get picked out. The fact that plagiarism is illegal isn't your only concern--boring fiction that's been written before is simply annoying.
-When in doubt, show, don't tell. But, really, just show the reader what's important in the scene--if the dialogue is important, forget expressions and body language; if the characters are in new scenery, describe it as the characters see it; if there's a lot of unspoken tension between characters, show us that the one guy who normally doesn't hold eye contact is suddenly staring right his friends face, not even blinking; if a character is packing up to leave, show us that they're folding their clothes and putting them in a suitcase, don't say "they began packing up" and leave it at that.
-Backstory has its place... mostly on a need-to-know basis; don't swamp the reader with backstory or a full psychological profile of your character. Tell the reader when it's required. Less is more with backstory--keep them wondering. (Of course, creating as much backstory for your characters as possible is very valuable. You never know when a little thing like having a little sister who died at age one could make a character take the greatest pity on some kids. Then again, you might never use something like that, but it's still good to know that sort of thing as the author.)
-Learn proper grammar and formatting. Please.

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-Dietrich Gearhart

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Feeding the Ducks by DreamWriter10 reviews
Sophia and Andrew feed the ducks at the park...Sophia starts thinking about a certain couple...
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 446 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/19/2011 - Complete
Food by whitefairy24601 reviews
Ethan is a survivor, and Rebecca is the sister he must survive for.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,100 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/10/2010 - Complete
Like A Knife by HoodedStellaish reviews
When they said they'd found him, I knew by the officer's tone that it wasn't good. He was either dead or dying, and I was right. He'd been murdered.* ONE-SHOT. Rated T for obvious reasons --murder.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,788 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/9/2010 - Complete
God Bless by whitefairy24601 reviews
A poem about a man I passed on my way out of a store. For some reason this scene touched me, and I have been praying for him. Please comment. Thanks!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 152 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/20/2010 - Complete
Just Knock by musicalemz74 reviews
Come knock on my door. Approach me, that’s all I ask for!
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 93 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/19/2009 - Complete
melting wax by symphony of blueroses reviews
poem about life, feeling alone
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 94 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/15/2009 - Complete
dreamer by spitex reviews
Of course he catches on.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 146 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/15/2009 - Complete
Towards Light by Pen Knight reviews
A poem about trusting God even in hard times.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 137 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/15/2009 - Complete
Switching Places by xx-Lauren-xx reviews
A poem. Owl City rocks.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 119 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/23/2009 - Complete
A Twisted Prayer by xx-Lauren-xx reviews
A slightly different take on a goodnight prayer.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 90 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/6/2008 - Complete
The Battle of the Heart by Echo of Rain reviews
Discriptive poem of spiritual warfare
Poetry: War - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 148 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/5/2004 - Complete
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Giants on the Clouds
I saw a storm once crawling above the brightly lit school parking lot while students went to unlock their cars. The sun shone brightly on the closest school building separate from the main structure, and thunder rolled from the clouds like a plane flying overhead. The thunder continued off and again, and I wrote this poem in the seconds that I had to watch and listen to the clouds.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 37 - Published: 8/21/2012
Let Sleeping Things Lie
A poem of silence and non-protest.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 166 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/26/2011 - Complete
A Glimpse of Gailhorn reviews
A glimpse of life in the smoggy, olde industrial city of Lower Gailhorn. Times are tough for Matthew and Sara.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,928 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/27/2010 - Complete
Mourning of a Prophet reviews
How do you mourn something that hasn't happened yet?
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 147 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/19/2010 - Complete
Firepowder reviews
I am a soldier in the Black Melsian Army, trapped behind a rock with an army of suits on the other side. God, help me.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,890 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/14/2010 - Complete
The Boy reviews
Walking through the forest to the cliff comes a boy with a strange goal... off the cliff?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Mystery/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 613 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/14/2010 - Complete
Babby and Chasing the Balloon reviews
My nanowrimo novel, so please excuse typos: What happens when her balloon pulls out of her hand one day and she is transported to another world? A chase to catch the so-named "balloon of happiness" in an upside-down land, of course.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 12 - Words: 53,526 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 1/11/2010 - Published: 11/5/2009
Christmas Masquerade
Welcome to the christmas masquerade, where a fat man sings praises for behaving in exchange for stockings hanging on the walls.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 401 - Published: 12/7/2009 - Complete
Heart of Gold reviews
People say "heart of gold" like it's a good thing, but isn't gold a cold, hard metal?
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 142 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/14/2009 - Complete
Crashing Again reviews
Sick of the world stopping, freezing, going down, with the sound just going on.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 129 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/14/2009 - Complete
Become Salt reviews
Based off of the Old Testament story of Soddom and Gomorrah, narrated through the dramatized eyes of one of Lot's children.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 80 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/14/2009 - Complete
The Ninth Peak reviews
Dreams are hard to reach, and sometimes things get in the way. Trying to reach the ninth peak.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 125 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/14/2009 - Complete
Traceur
Gotta love parkour... Indoors. Describing the thrill of this awesome urban sport.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 57 - Published: 10/14/2009 - Complete
Unfinished Snowflakes reviews
Some people are unloved for stupid reasons. Show them the love that they need before they lose themselves.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 61 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/14/2009 - Complete
Ugly Caterpillar
On friends changing, using a caterpillar's diet as a metaphor.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 73 - Published: 10/14/2009 - Complete