Hello, I’m David
I’m a fiction writer and one-half of Counios and Gane, the authors of the internationally award-winning Shepherd & Wolfe mysteries, a YA series about two teenage boys who chase serial killers.
Our newest novel Shepherd’s Call came out May 2022.
I also teach screenwriting and story, was a writer-in-residence, and like to hike and travel.
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In Will Storr's The Science of Storytelling, he states that the mission of the brain is control—whether it is a mental model to make sense of the world around us or to change it to gain control. Unfortunately, the model is often flawed. Too many inputs and not a
Happiness and pain
When asked what they want, people often say they want happiness or pleasure. However, in Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman argues that people are loss-averse, meaning they are more likely to act to avert a loss than to achieve a gain. This finding means we are more likely to
Before writing the daily blog, I had been experimenting with fast fiction—fiction that was written and shared quickly. The first time was during the summer of 2021 when I wrote a new story every day for 31 days. I then tried to do it once a week for a
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