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Plot or Characterization? (Part I)

by Alison Parker

Anyone can write romance and make big bucks off it. You just have to know the formula.

Sorry. I was dreaming. Romance fiction used to be the most reliable way to make money in fiction. 1,169 more words

The Business Of Books & Publishing


A long, slightly rambling blog. Like the tentacles of an octopus. My October.

Children are easily embarrassed by their parents when they get to a particular age. 1,476 more words

Other Stuff

"the aproned man yawns" | Haiku

a puddle glistens / empty beer kegs bang and clank / the aproned man yawns



Today I launched a book (but not mine)...

Today I was honoured¬†to introduce Sharon M. Johnston, networking queen and fellow Aussie Owned book blogger, at the launch of her new¬†release, Shattered… 141 more words

On Books

On Books: Visions and Revisions (Part III)

by Alison Parker

Have you ever heard about the inverted pyramid?

I have. You write your news stories with the important facts up front, and because news copy has to fit around the ads, you can easily slash and burn from the bottom. 2,066 more words

Contributor Article

My friend Monica Bhide’s novel, Karma and the Art of Butter Chicken, launches today. She’s doing a sweet giveaway to celebrate the launch, which includes… 442 more words

On Creativity - Art, Jewelry, Writing