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"What was it like, writing a book together?"

This is the second question people always ask — after "Are you identical twins?" — when we tell them that we recently finished Turning Tables, a novel based on our experiences waiting tables. That we wrote it while living on opposite coasts sparks the next question: "Wow, did you ever argue?"

Apparently, yes.  Continue reading...
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Books we love

Pitching Your Novel

How do you get a novel published? Some books to help you perfect your pitch.

The Sell Your Novel Tool Kit

Making the Perfect Pitch

Give 'Em What They Want

How to Publish Your Novel

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Blog Du Jour

Jane Austen Blogs

The cult of Jane is as strong as ever. Take a stroll through these blogs for all things Austenian.

Jane Austen Today

Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict

Austenprose

Jane Austen's World

Austen-tatious

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Books we love

How to Self-Edit

Successful writers of fiction need to master the fine art of self-editing. Here are a few books to help you clean up your prose.

Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers

Write Great Fiction: Revision And Self-Editing

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I always hated Shakespeare.

They made me read him. First it was Julius Caesar. Then Romeo & Juliet, which was only cool because we wasted a week watching the movie. Next came Henry IV, Part One. I said, "You've got to be kidding," and scraped by on class discussions. The Bard and I were not friendly.

So how did I end up writing The Master of Verona, a novel based on his works?  Continue reading...
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Books & Beer

Which beers go best with recent works of fiction? Why not ask the writers themselves? Omnivoracious investigates, here and here.
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As a devotee of Chinese martial arts and Chinese culture in general, I've been familiar with martial arts stories since the days of David Carradine's TV Show Kung Fu. What I didn't know until I began to read so-called martial arts stories in novel form is that most of the great literary works of China fit into this category, works ranging back a thousand years or more.  Continue reading...
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