Dorian Scott Cole

Biography

Dorian Scott Cole is a professional communicator, with education and experience in writing, engineering technology, psychology, religion, radio announcing, acting, and movie and TV production, having had full careers in several fields. He worked as a senior development analyst for Writers Workshop, L.A. He teaches writing and acting in independent settings, and has written VisualWriter.com since 1996.

He is the author of several Web sites, and produces entertainment videos through his company, Movie Stream Productions. His production series, STL Comedy, included 22 professional actors, and 10 writers.

Dorian lives near St. Louis.

Where to find Dorian Scott Cole online

Series

Dions Enigmas
Legal mystery, suspense, smart fiction Dion demands justice and a rewarding career making a difference in people's lives, but... be careful what you demand. Nothing is ever as it seems with his clients and they drive him crazy. His girlfriend and clients try to be good, but it's hard work keeping them all out of jail. Justice narrowly prevails at this nexus of the individual and larger questions about justice. A complex legal mystery with subplots, this is "smart fiction," in which very few liberties are taken with the realistic experience of law. The reader is challenged to figure out the mystery - nothing is completely hidden. In the courtroom it emphasizes real legal practice. In the field, it's down to earth. It's a solid and entertaining probe of justice, with a little humor mixed in. This story takes its inspiration from "Boston Legal" with its unique defenses and humor, with a splash of "Ally McBeal" with its romance, and "Perry Mason" with its attention to investigation and law. It is similar in complexity to the British TV series, "Broadchurch." If you like authors like James Grippando and Lincoln Child, you might like this story.
Unauthorized Access
Price: $3.99 USD.

Books

Preparing For The Future Of Work, Education, Economy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,880. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Education, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
Thirty percent job displacement will happen within 15 years in our rapidly changing world. How do we prepare? What will the changing educational requirements be? How can we preserve and improve our economy to protect people's futures. This book uses the best sources to help people and communities understand and chart their best course forward.
Total Immersion
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,480. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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.
Nowhere Man
Price: $3.29 USD. Words: 57,280. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Pandemic. Waking nightmares and distorted time perception leave people warehoused in comas with no cure. A caring doctor, Martin works tirelessly on the front lines of the epidemic even as the CDC flounders. Hindered by his marital and personal demons, will he find the cause before conflagration destroys the town and thousands of people? End times? Disease? Mystical time distortion? Real science.
Woman Tames Cretin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,020. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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.
Christian Plays – Volume 1
Price: Free! Words: 15,030. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2018. Categories: Plays » Religious & Liturgical
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.
Alternate Santa
Price: Free! Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Car trouble lands a man in a cult with very strange ideas about Santa. Very short story. Dark comedy.
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Series: Dions Enigmas. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,720. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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.
Liars Truth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,660. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Adventure » General
A corrupt governor dies in a fit of stupidity. He is uncertain of his life standing, so journeys in Hell, where he feels like he doesn't belong. Given a second chance, he is assigned to find damaged and lost, but wonderfully colorful souls in Hell, from any time period, who might redeem themselves through a second chance, and bring them into situations to better themselves.
How To Write A Screenplay
Price: Free! Words: 14,920. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Writers Workshop basic guide, Edition 3. Designed as a fun, basic guide to get writers writing their screenplays immediately. This covers the basics of plot, characters, dialogue, and screenplay format. It was designed by Dorian Scott Cole, a development analyst, for Writers Workshop, L.A. in their program for high schools, with printing assistance from the American Film Institute.
Things Parents Can't Have
Price: Free! Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
A short, humorous look at parenting, based on my experience, with a little exaggeration. Genre: nonfiction Length: 5 pages
Death By Christmas: Be Kind Or It May Kill You
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,660. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
An unscrupulous, greedy lawyer, blunders into Christmas with the wrong attitude, in this lighthearted romp. A nitwit lawyer, and the Grim Reaper, usher Fenrick through a series of humorous, life threatening events. They and a loved one make him confront his "heart condition," leading to a change of heart. Genre: Comedy, Christmas Story Types: Like Scrooged Length: Novella Age: 13 or