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Trailer for Dave Workman’s debut novel

November 8, 2012

Trailer AuthorEdge.com did for Dave Workman’s hard-hitting new L.A. noir novel, On the Rocks.

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Word counts by genre

November 2, 2010

Can’t seem to find where this came from, but it’s well worth the read. From Colleen Lindsay, former agent now with Penguin Group.

Last week I sat down with two fiction editors and hammered out a more comprehensive list of suggested word counts by genre & sub-genre. As you read through this, keep in mind three important things: 1.) these are suggested word counts; rules get broken all the time; 2.) these suggested word counts will most often apply to debut writers; successfully published authors are the ones who end up breaking the rules, and 3.) if you are planning to e-publish only, and your book will never be printed out on actual paper, these guidelines aren’t nearly as important.

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Writer Replay Ep. 7: The Penny Drops

August 19, 2010


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Writer Replay 6: Agent Walks Into A Bar

August 4, 2010


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Writer Replay Ep. 5: Better Read Than Wed

July 13, 2010


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Writer Replay Ep. 4: Awaiting A Writer

July 2, 2010


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Quick Query Critiques 6 & 7

June 24, 2010

Author/editor Marla Miller troubleshoots what we’ll call one writer’s query “the penis” letter, both as initially written (#6), then after a rewrite (#7).  Pretty fascinating.

Watch QQC 6

Watch QQC 7

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