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The Next Big Thing…

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By Helen Marshall So this is in response to a tagging sort of roving blog book questionnaire (whatever it is that might be?) but good people are doing it (Carlie over here tagged me) and so I’m...

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Good News for my Pit of Spikes

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Written by Helen I’m very pleased to announce that on Saturday at When Words Collide in Calgary my poetry chapbook Skeleton Leaves won the 2012 Aurora Award for Best Poem! Unfortunately I wasn’t able to be at the...

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So when last we left our intrepid readers….it was May 15, 2012. Now, from up here it may look like we dropped the ball. Indeed, it seems cruel to post a “Part 1″ and end with “We’re not done yet. Join us next week for more on elevator pitches and the elusive art of the...

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Written by Laura and Helen When we last left our hero, he was standing the elevator after a late-night of partying, facing off against a beetle-browed[1] Acquisitions Editor[2]: now is the time for him to sum up in thirty words or less[3] the grand sweep of his narrative arc[4]—the superb world-building, the subtle yet definitive...

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Written by Laura and Helen So it’s three AM on the Friday night of a major trade convention: you’re a few drinks in and on your way back to your room after a productive day of panels, parties and pandering. BING! The door opens and in walks a weary Acquisitions Editor. You look at him....

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Written by Laura and Helen Laura’s a sweet-talking, book-pushing redhead with a heart of gold. Helen’s a verb-slinging, comma-killing master of the manuscript. Why do we want to write a blog? Because we have spent far too many late nights with a bottle of wine thinking about by-lines, log-lines, tag lines, #hashtags, font sizes, margin sizes,...

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