P.T. Deutermann – suspense novels – suspense novelist

Deutermann writes suspenseful mysteries.

The interesting thing about writers who have had military experience: Military experience tends to be among the more intense aspects of life. Those who have lived intensely, whether military or not, see the human condition in sharp relief and, if they develop writing skills, have the ability to portray life nakedly, without obfuscation and pretense.

 
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P.T. Deutermann – suspense novels – suspense novelist

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This will be the first of a brief series of profiles on military types who go on to writing careers.

U.S. Senator Jim Webb's fiction has never strayed far from his Marine Corps experience. However, one of his finest pieces, "The Emperor's General" explores as historical fiction the relationship of Douglas MacArthur and the generals and royalty of post-WWII Japan.

 
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For more than 150 years, the Atlantic has told the stories of people who commit acts of moral and intellectual bravery by espousing unpopular or controversial positions. In a special issue of the magazine, the editors have chosen 27 leaders – from business and politics to science and media – who embody this great tradition today. These are people who are risking careers, reputations, and fortunes to advance ideas that upend an established order.

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Historical Novel Society

If you – as a reader or writer – are as interested in historical fiction as I am, this site would be worth looking into

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Our author guests of honor are Margaret George, bestselling author of biographical novels including The Autobiography of Henry VIII, Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles, The Memoirs of Cleopatra, and most recently Helen of Troy, and Sharon Kay Penman, bestselling author of seven critically acclaimed historical novels as well as four medieval mysteries.Registration fees include entrance to all daytime panels and workshops, the Friday night dinner (with Margaret George as featured speaker), Saturday buffet lunch (with Trish Todd of Touchstone Fireside/Simon & Schuster as keynote), Saturday dinner (with Sharon Kay Penman as featured speaker), and Saturday and Sunday continental breakfasts.  Pre-registration is required; we cannot take payments on site.  Following Saturday's dinner will be a historical costume fashion show. All of our attendees are welcome to participate!

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Writers’ Workshop – editorial consultancy, creative writing workshops, and help with literary agents

I know, I know…we writers are a solitary lot, but if you feel the need for a bit of community, here's one option.

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• All manuscripts (except filmscripts) should be sent to us in 12 point text, double-spaced and with normal margins. Sending pages looseleaf is fine. There's no need for binders, files, boxes, paperclips, or anything else. (For double line spacing, just go the Para Format menu in your word processing program, and select Line Spacing, then Double – easy). • Do make sure that your name, phone number, and email address are included on the title page of your MS: you wouldn't believe how often we get nameless, numberless, email-less scripts. Please also state word count on your title page – this is helpful to editors & agents alike.

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Book bloggers catch on with publishers – latimes.com

This article about book bloggers caught my eye – I are one, of cuss. So I'm going to look into the community of it, see what's there. You might want to, too.

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Illustration for Carolyn Kellogg's story on attending the first book bloggers convention in New York and getting a sense of the changing face of book conversation on the Internet and how the industry is paying attention. (Edel Rodriguez, For The Times / June 20, 2010)

The vibrant online community is attractive to imprints that want to get attention for releases, some of which might not be written about elsewhere.

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