Archive for September, 2011

September 30, 2011

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Stilted Dialogue

September 15, 2011

In this excerpt from his forthcoming book, The First 50 Pages: Engage Agents, Editors, and Readers, and Set Up Your Novel for Success, author Jeff Gerke discusses how to avoid dialogue pitfalls in your submission package.

Read the excerpt

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Question of the Day

September 12, 2011

I just saw advance copies for a new book that I edited. The book is Question of the Day from Al Katkowsky. It’s based on the popular mobile app, so maybe you’re already familiar. Basically the book gives you tons of questions about everything that’s important in life from hopes and dreams to relationships. It’s a great way to get introspective and contemplate your life or to use as a party game and learn more about each other.

The app itself is great, but the book has some additional illustrations that make it a really fun format.

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Or preorder your copy here

Story World

September 12, 2011

Interested in storytelling? Check out the Story World Conference.

The focus of StoryWorld is transmedia. It’s all about developing content for use across multiple platforms, including movies, novels, videogames, etc. So it’s great for writers, screenwriters, videogame creators, etc. Anyone who writes, but who wants to understand how to develop their content with another medium in mind at the same time.

Learn more here.