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The World of Big Business Publishing, warts and all

I just read a book called THE CAREER NOVELIST, A Literary Agent Offers Strategies for Success, by the literary agent Donald Maass, and I po…

Started by Russ Heitz

2 Sep 12, 2007
Reply by Russ Heitz

A murdered woman in the first chapter of my novel--

Okay folks, trying to be more forthright here. what do you guys think of the use of flashbacks in a crime novel? in my novel a high priced…

Started by carole gill

29 Aug 23, 2007
Reply by carole gill

The Bump

Hey everyone. I'm working on my third novel right now. I should say my *fourth* novel, but my *third* novel didn't get past "the bump." I'…

Started by Liam Sweeny

7 Aug 3, 2007
Reply by Vicki Delany

"People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise." Somerset Maugham

I don't know what I was thinking. Swept up in the auction atmosphere, some months ago I bid on and won, a critique by an author I admire, S…

Started by Rosemary Harris

14 Jul 30, 2007
Reply by Sandra Ruttan

Help for my crime writing workshop

Has anyone out there in Crimespace taught a crime writing workshop before? I'm running my first one next week and although I've taught a fe…

Started by Leigh Redhead

7 Jul 18, 2007
Reply by Leigh Redhead

Gems for writers

What is the single most valuable -- or important -- piece of advice you received from: 1. a writer 2. a bookseller 3. a reader 4. a rev…

Started by Pari Noskin Taichert

40 May 11, 2007
Reply by Pepper Smith

sheriff departments

Hi folks, I need to pick your brains on sheriff departments. The story is set in upstate New York and the departments there handle more tha…

Started by Charles A. King

7 May 3, 2007
Reply by Charles A. King

Writer's Block

I've never had it, not sure I believe in it, but apparently Jack does:

Started by Robert Gregory Browne

13 Apr 30, 2007
Reply by Jordan Dane

Choosing a protagonist

Usually when I come to write a story, the central character picks themselves. However, I'm working on a new idea where that hasn't happened…

Started by Vincent Holland-Keen

9 Apr 12, 2007
Reply by Joy Calderwood

How do you find time to write?

I'm sitting here, because I finally have some down time. I work. I write. I have a social life. And sometimes, if I have a minute or two I…

Started by Dave White

21 Mar 25, 2007
Reply by Steve Allan

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