Photo of Stanley Dankoski by Tony Shivers of Still Smiling Photography

Photo of Stanley Dankoski by Tony Shivers of Still Smiling Photography

In addition to being a literary and event photographer, I write fiction.
Developmental and copy editor
In addition to writing fiction, I am a developmental and copy editor. Contact me if you have a completed draft of a novel that needs another set of eyes, from someone who works with you on ensuring your work matches your vision for it.
Gateless Writing instructor
I am a recently certified Gateless Writing instructor. The Gateless methodology is based on brain science, allowing the writer to befriend the inner critic so the inner genius can thrive.
My official writer bio:
Stanley Dankoski is a certified Gateless Writing instructor and has fiction published at Literary Orphans, The Great Smokies Review, and Lime Hawk. His first published story landed on the 2016 Wigleaf longlist, and another was a semifinalist for the William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. Having spent most of his life in New England, he now writes from Asheville, North Carolina, and is working on a novel.
Short stories
2015: "Hands" in Literary Orphans
2016: "Graveyard Shift" in The Great Smokies Review
2017: "Making Hay" in Lime Hawk
Personal essay
Guest post
2012: "The Accidental Couple" co-written with my wife, Elizabeth, for the GrubStreet blog.
Journalism
1996-2006: In a former life, in college and post-graduation, I was a small-town reporter for both weekly and daily newspapers, where I first learned how to take photos to accompany my stories. I am grateful for all the photographers and photo editors who have taught me a thing or two along the way.
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