Monthly Archives: April 2011

Dynamic Dialogue

Last week Rita asked about ‘beats’ in dialogue.  This was a term I had only seen used in plays or scripts when the author leaves a ‘beat’ before the character answers to create suspense. It appears the term ‘beat’ has … Continue reading

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Calling YA and Children’s Writers

For those of you who don’t get the QWC e-bulliten: QWC’s Manuscript Development programs are now open QWC has once again teamed up with some of Australia’s top publishers to create opportunities for emerging writers across the nation. The QWC/Hachette … Continue reading

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Amanda Green talks about E-books and the Naked Reader Press

With best selling author Barry Eisler turning down a $500K advance to self publish and Amanda Hocking becoming a millionaire at 26 by selling her own books through Kindle, the publishing world is changing grasshopper. Now we hear that Amanda … Continue reading

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