Dorian Scott Cole
Author Publications

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Publications

Nonfiction (non spiritual)

Fiction

Spirituality

Writing

Movie Production

Connexions.life for ages 15 to 35+

 

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Welcome!

I'm pleased you stopped by. I write well researched novels and nonfiction for those with limited time to read, so there is less description and more fun. I hope to exceed your expectations.

What if we could change the world through little things?

  • A book entertains and informs
  • The author is educated in and worked in the fields he writes about
  • Books take months to years to research and write to get it right.
    No hack writing.

My books also feature these high standards:

  • Smart fiction uses actual locations
  • High fantasy uses pre-created locations and rules
  • Books have multiple editors

Want to see more? Click or poke the list in Publications.

Nonfiction (non spiritual)

Book: How to Write a Screenplay
How to Write a Screenplay
Free A basic guide for writing a screenplay for movies and TV. From the author's decade of work as a senior script analyst with Writers Workshop, L.A., which was supported by all the major studios. Used in the schools as a supplement to curriculum. Thousands of international downloads.
Free on Smashwords.
Also on national and international lending and library websites.
Book: The Future of Work and Education
Preparing For the Future of Work and Education
How will AI affect our jobs and education? Thirty percent job displacement will happen within 15 years in our rapidly changing world. This book took over a year to research and write, citing highly respected sources, and explains how to prepare.
Free as a public service on Smashwords.
Amazon
Also on national and international lending and library websites.

Fiction

New Adult age 18 to 35

Book: Woman Tames Cretin
Woman Tames Cretin
An entitled female college student encounters sexual harassment from an entitled sports jock. His conduct threatens the football program. A campus leader, she is tasked with supervising and changing him. Fireworks ensue. They clash as they work together on a project, changing him.
Genre: Comedy, Romance, New Adult ages 18 to 35
Length: Novella
This story contains some language and themes that some would find objectionable for themselves or for children under 13.
Smashwords
Also on national and international lending and library websites.

New Adult age 18 to 35

Book: Total Immersion
Total Immersion
Is AI the future of love? A third strike at romance compels a man to fully immerse himself in a 3D environment. A shy female co-worker, "one of the guys" who is secretly in love with him but fearful of relationships, works with him developing a sensual love 3D world. Through "conquer your fear" outings, and on the job contact, she overcomes her fear and he falls in love with her.
Genre: Comedy, AI and VR, Romance, New Adult ages 18 to 35
Length: Novella
This story contains some language and themes that some would find objectionable for themselves or for their children under 18.
Smashwords
Also on national and international lending and library websites.

 

Book: Nowwhere Man
Nowhere Man
Waking nightmares and distorted time perception leave people warehoused in comas with no cure. Pandemic? Total destruction?
Genre: Mystery, suspense, medical thriller
Length: Novel
This story contains some language and themes that some would find objectionable for themselves or for children under 13.
Smashwords
Amazon
Also on national and international lending and library websites.

Dion's Enigmas series. Book 1

Book: Unauthorized Access. Dion's Enigmas series, book 1
Unauthorized Access. Dion's Enigmas series book 2.
Nothing is ever as it seems with Dion Vine's clients, who hide the truth to protect others. His "come here, get away" girl friend, an ex-police detective with a warehouse full of problems, involves him in interrelated cases in which an injured veteran is accused of hacking, and his friend of vehicular homicide. Justice narrowly prevails at this nexus of the individual and questions about justice.
Genre: Mystery, suspense, legal setting
Length: Novel
This story contains some themes that some would find objectionable for themselves or for children under 13.
Smashwords
Amazon
Also on national and international lending and library websites.

Dion's Enigmas series, book 2

Book: The Devil Did It. Dion's Enigmas series book 2
The Devil Did It. Dion's Enigmas series book 2
A young woman’s life crushing criminal charge is Murder One. She firmly believes a demon killed her boyfriend, and then an angel comforted her. The news services use it for laughs. No lawyer will touch it. A young female lawyer is trapped into helping her, but can’t pursue the case without first passing the bar. Or can she?
Genre: Mystery, suspense, legal setting
Length: Novella
This story contains some themes that some would find objectionable for themselves or for children under 13.
Smashwords
Also on national and international lending and library websites.

Dion's Enigmas series, book 3

Book: Riverboat Justice. Dion's Enigmas series book 3
Riverboat Justice. Dion's Enigmas series book 3
A young woman’s life crushing criminal charge is Murder One. She firmly believes a demon killed her boyfriend, and then an angel comforted her. The news services use it for laughs. No lawyer will touch it. A young female lawyer is trapped into helping her, but can’t pursue the case without first passing the bar. Or can she?
Genre: Mystery, suspense, legal setting
Length: Novel
This story contains some themes that some would find objectionable for themselves or for children under 13.
Smashwords
Also on national and international lending and library websites.
Book: Death for Christmas
Death for Christmas: Be kind or it may kill you
Imagine two lawyers asking customers to help write their suicide notes after the Grim Reaper gives them a Christmas message. An unscrupulous, greedy lawyer, blunders into Christmas with the wrong attitude, and in this lighthearted romp gets a change to his "heart condition."
Genre: Comedy, Christmas Story
Length: Novella
This story contains some language and themes that some would find objectionable for themselves or for children under 13.
Smashwords
Also on national and international lending and library websites.
Book: liars_truth.jpg
Liars Truth
Damaged and lost, but wonderfully colorful souls in Hell, from any time period, might redeem themselves through a second chance. Set in ancient Greek mythology.
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Adventure.
Length: Novel.
This story contains some themes that some would find objectionable for themselves or for children under 13.
Characters include William Shakespeare, a real executioner from history, a pirate, women wrongly killed, and present day deaths, which all come together at the end. The story is heavily driven by theme and character.
May appeal to people who like zombies and vampires, 1000 Ways to Die, Dead Like Me, Final Destination, What Dreams May Come, Deconstructing Hell, The Devil’s Advocate, Mister Destiny, Scrooged, and Groundhog Day.
Amazon
Smashwords
Also on national and international lending and library websites.
Book: Open Vs Closed
Open Vs Closed
Free Short story explores intelligence in its many forms from human to artificial to theoretical, and the advantages and disadvantages of each, through science fiction.
Genre: AI in Science fiction
Length: Short story
This story contains some language and themes that some would find objectionable for themselves or for children under 13.
Smashwords
Also on national and international lending and library websites.

Spirituality!

Dorian has a spiritual ministry for New Adults age 18 to 30 which provides resources and removes some toxic elements of religion. It isn't specific to any religion but he is a Follower of Jesus (The Way):

New Generations Explore Faith on Patheos

One Spirit Resources.

Podcast Our Times Today and Tomorrow, the quest for spirituality on Substack.

New Generations Explore Faith - Podcast-videocast on Youtube.

Dorian has been a university educated, licensed, and ordained pastor in a major mainstream denomination.

Connexions.life for ages 15 to 35+ is an informational resource ministry of Dorian Scott Cole. It is a self-directed movement by individuals involved, not a business or organization. Use of resources is at the user's risk, regardless of payment.

Books

Book: Appease the Volcano
Appease the Volcano
Are we all going to die soon? What does God require of people? It starts with law, then mercy and forgiveness, then love. Investigates the nature of God.
Genre: Spirituality, religion
Smashwords
Also on national and international lending and library websites.
Book: New Generations Walk with Jesus
New Generations Walk with Jesus
A basic guide for writing a screenplay for movies and TV. From the author's decade of work as a senior script analyst with Writers Workshop, L.A., which was supported by all the major studios. Used in the schools as a supplement to curriculum. Thousands of international downloads.
Genre: Spirituality, religion
Smashwords
Amazon
Also on national and international lending and library websites.
Book: The Prophetic Pattern: Ancient and Modern Prophecy
The Prophetic Pattern: Ancient and Modern Prophecy
Weren't we all going to die on Friday, December 21, 2012? Are there really signposts to the world's end? Does modern prophecy really merge with ancient prophecy? Will all of the Christians suddenly disappear? The answers may surprise you.
Genre: Spirituality, religion
Smashwords
Also on national and international lending and library websites.
Book: Christian Plays – Volume 1
Christian Plays – Volume 1
These seven plays, children's sermons, and Dramatic Readings are about aspects of the Christian experience. The children's sermons are simple illustrations often using simple props. All are based on Bible passages.
Smashwords
Also on national and international lending and library websites.

Writing!

Dorian has authored the VisualWriter.com Website since 1996, which contains information from his books and from his ten-year experience as a senior script analyst at Writers Workshop in L.A., which was supported by all of the major studios, and fifteen years behind the scenes at focus groups on new TV series.

Involved in the writing and development side of the movie industry since 1980, with some production planning experience, he did movie production and budgeting. He wrote, produced, directed, and edited STL Comedy which involved 22 actors, with contributions from other writers. Internet Movie Database registry (IMDB).

Book: How to Write a Screenplay
How to Write a Screenplay
Free A basic guide for writing a screenplay for movies and TV. From the author's decade of work as a senior script analyst with Writers Workshop, L.A., which was supported by all the major studios. Used in the schools as a supplement to curriculum. Thousands of international downloads.
Free on Smashwords.
Also on national and international lending and library websites.

Movie Production!

Dorian has authored the VisualWriter.com Website since 1996, which contains information from his books and from his ten-year experience as a senior script analyst at Writers Workshop in L.A., which was supported by all of the major studios, and fifteen years behind the scenes at focus groups on new TV series.

Involved in the writing and development side of the movie industry since 1980, with some production planning experience, he did movie production and budgeting. He wrote, produced, directed, and edited STL Comedy which involved 22 actors, with contributions from other writers. Internet Movie Database registry (IMDB).

The Website, Movie Stream Productions resulted from Dorian's education and experience in filmmaking.

Book: How to Write a Screenplay
How to Write a Screenplay
Free A basic guide for writing a screenplay for movies and TV. From the author's decade of work as a senior script analyst with Writers Workshop, L.A., which was supported by all the major studios. Used in the schools as a supplement to curriculum. Thousands of international downloads.
Free on Smashwords.
Also on national and international lending and library websites.

Connexions.life for ages 15 to 35+!

Connections.life is a resource website for New Adults, or age 15 to 35+, to enable them to form community with connections to others and to resources. It addresses their very real need for connection with others, spirituality, and life skills. It enables a bottom-up organization so they have an effective framework to work within to decide what they want and make it happen.

Resources include "How To" for making connections with others, spirituality information, in-person courses on life skills such as effective communication, life purpose, and other essential skills. Dorian creates some courses and some by others, and Dorian creates the website.

For more information, visit Connexions.life

Bio for Dorian Scott Cole

Dorian Scott Cole is a communications professional with an emphasis on creativity and ministry. Important to communicating effectively is a deep understanding of human nature, learning, and technology. Societal and technolgical driven change can be disruptive.

He has formal education and direct career experience (full careers or long emphasis) in business, technology, writing, religion, psychology of attitude change, radio announcing, farming, organizational change, movie production, training course development and presentation, and leadership.

In technology and engineering, as a field engineer he worked with cutting edge technology in radio broadcast, electrical power generation, medical technology, and Internet technolgy with AI. He designed electrical, electronic, mechanical, subdivision, and home architecture for companies. He still doesn't know what he aspires to be when he grows up, but he has fun.

Growing up on a farm gave him a "can do" attitude, and a sense of independence." He and his wife prefer rural living but have lived in several cities and multiple urban areas, as well as years in Morocco and international travel. He currently lives West of St. Louis, MO.

He has a spiritual ministry for New Adults age 18 to 30, and began working with this age group many decades ago. He is just like them. On the Internet, he writes New Generations Explore Faith on Patheos, One Spirit Resources, and the podcast Our Times Today and Tomorrow, the quest for spirituality on Substack and New Generations Explore Faith - Podcast on Youtube. He has been a university educated, licensed, and ordained pastor in a major mainstream denomination, and left to raise their three children.

Connexions.life for ages 15 to 35+ is an informational resource ministry of Dorian Scott Cole. It is a self-directed movement by individuals involved, not a business or organization. Use of resources is at the user's risk, regardless of payment.

Author of over twenty nonfiction and fiction books, Web sites, and Internet articles, he does thorough research to get a wide variety of opinions to ensure accuracy. His books are on Amazon and Smashwords.

He has authored the VisualWriter.com Website since 1996, which contains information from his books and from his ten year experience as a senior script analyst at Writers Workshop in L.A., which was supported by all of the major studios, and fifteen years behind the scenes at focus groups on new TV series.

Involved in the writing and development side of the movie industry since 1980, with some production planning experience, he did movie production and budgeting. He wrote, produced, directed, and edited STL Comedy which involved 22 actors, with contributions from other writers. Internet Movie Database registry (IMDB).

He successfully did image PR in the movie industry to change images from bad to favorable and did successful fund raising with notable actors and major studios.

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Connexions.life for ages 15 to 35+ is an informational resource ministry of Dorian Scott Cole. He began working with this age group many decades ago, and is just like them. It is a self-directed movement by individuals involved, not a business or organization. Use of resources is at the user's risk, regardless of payment. Use of the name "Connexions.life" is restricted to those who sign the pledge, and use of the name does not create legal standing.

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