Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Links of Interest

My apologies for the lack of an article on Monday. I’m juggling so many metaphorical balls at the moment that many of them seem to be landing on my nose.

Most in the publishing community seem to be having the same problem. Link content is very thin this week, once again.

MARKET NEWS: Anne Sowards of Penguin is looking for steampunk of the sf version, not the romance version. This the first of the information. She gives more details later.

DIALOGUE: Moving the story forward with dialogue.

CRAFT: Keeping a series fresh


I'm teaching two writing workshops in July.

“Keeping the Reader Reading the First Chapter”

Drawing a reader into the first chapter of your novel is more than an exciting beginning, more than a “cute meet,” more than a sexy hero and a feisty heroine. Step by step, I'll show you the craft needed to draw the reader into your novel and make her eager to keep reading.

To learn more and register, go here:

“Magic, Monsters and Amour: Creating a Believable Paranormal World”

Are vampires, fairies, and space aliens real? If you create the right background for your novel, they will be to your reader.

Marilynn Byerly, lauded by reviewers for "building a world that combines both integrity and depth in an entertaining way," shows you how to develop a fantasy, science fiction, or paranormal world from to invent creatures to populate it...and how to make your novel utterly believable. She'll teach you the ins and outs of research, fresh ways to use creatures like vampires, and the means to avoid various traps many authors have fallen into.

To learn more and register, go here:

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