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  • I definitely know what you mean when you say the world crea...a sticking point, that's when I'll go into research mode. I've found it useful to use...the India-Pakistan conflict over Kashmir as a rough model, and have each country claim...
  • First, congrats on the book! Second, forget about seamless and graceful--any way you can make it happen is good. Now that my kids are 9 & 12, it's easier, and I've...
  • Think twice about introducing dialect. That can backfire, especially if you're not familiar with the manners of speech of a particular region. Careful, too, about lett...
  • Geeze, I hate like H-E-double two-sticks to hear of anyone having been given a "death date"... but, I guess that must be part of the territory, sometimes, with Stage 4...
  • Small stones from the second half of the week - just got around to typing them up. The virtual notebook - my sidekick in the courtyard - wears a cover of paisley; em...
  • In trying to give you feedback Fiona - I think the layout of the online class is really good - I still get a little confused but generally seems to have conquered most...
  • Ironically, I'm here again because it's the perfect avoidance manoeuvre for writer's block at this very moment in time. I've got a chapter to write for a psychotherapy...
  • Thanks, also, for the plugs for indies. Last night, after I posted - if course - I did more ruminating, and stumbled over the B&N-we-don't stock-Createspace-books-anyway paradox faced by Amazon. So, why the line in the sand? Staking out territory? Sand in the face? Gotta do something?
  • Thank you Lauren - what wonderful advice. I just love what you've said and how you've expressed it so beautifully. I am inspired and I have decided not to throw in the...
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    Hello All! This is my first attempt at a novel query and I would love some honest feedback! Thank you for any and all comments! Dear (AGENT),   I am submitting my nov...
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