Back from PPWC…

So on Friday I’m in a read-and-critique session, one where a reader reads the first page and three people give their first impressions. I have Ginger Clark, Jeffrey Deaver, and Rose Hilliard (editor at St. Martin’s). I have (yet again) rewritten the first page, based on Miss Snark’s First Victims Secret Agent first page contest

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Word of the Day.

A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg borborygmus MEANING: noun: A rumbling noise caused by the movement of gas through the intestines. ETYMOLOGY: From Greek borborygmos (intestinal rumbling), an onomatopoeiac word to describe the sound. NOTES: Borborygmi are usually harmless, they are simply a result of gas movement around the stomach. And the rumbling sound doesn’t mean one

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PPWC: Thursday.

This is the first year of Thursday add-on material for PPWC. I chose Track 3: Giving it Wings (Publicity, Promotion, Marketing). I have mixed feelings about the day. The track itself, I think, was good, sound stuff. We even wrote trial press releases and gave interviews. But I talked myself into listening to the wrong

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