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General Index

 
 
 

TOPICS

advance on royalties
adverbs
age of character
agent, literary 1, 2, 3, 4
American/US market 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
anthologies
anti-climax
archaic style
article, definite/indefinite
Australian market 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
awards 1, 2, 3, 4

backstory 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
begrudging revision
blurb 1, 2
bookshops 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

caricature
character names 1, 2, 3
children’s & YA fiction 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
cliche 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
cliffhanger 1, 2

cover letter 1, 2
crime fiction 1, 2, 3, 4
cut or skim 1, 2

dialogue 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
downhill glide 1, 2
dreams 1, 2, 3

empathy (for character) 1, 2
epic fantasy 1, 2, 3
epilogue 1, 2

first-novel syndrome
foreground-background 1, 2, 3, 4
Free Indirect Discourse, FID 1, 2, 3, 4

hook, the 1, 2
horror 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

info-dumping
intersection of lives
interviews
journal presentation

lateral thinking
libraries, librarians 1, 2, 3, 4
line edit
line of sight
list, publisher’s list 1, 2, 3
literary fiction/writers/critics 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

mirror device 1, 2
MS assessment services
mystery 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

name author 1, 2, 3, 4
narrators 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

paragraphing 1, 2, 3, 4
passive (sentences)
passive revision
PLR & ELR

prologue 1, 2
pseudonym
quest

reader-friendly 1, 2, 3
rejections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
repetition 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
reviews, reviewers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Sale or Return
sales and marketing 1, 2
science fiction, SF 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
semi-autobiographical fiction 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
sequel 1, 2
shelf-time
short stories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
simile 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
slow-mo, slow motion 1, 2
sound associations
spaghetti theory
spelling (Australian/American)
statement, statement-itis 1, 2, 3, 4
story-arc 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
stream-of-consciousness
structural edit
suspense 1, 2, 3, 4
synopsis 1, 2

teaser 1, 2, 3
ten sample readers
trade paperback
trade vs education
twists 1, 2, 3, 4

variety 1, 2, 3, 4
verbs 1, 2, 3

‘what-if’ state of mind 1, 2, 3
word-of-mouth 1, 2
workshops 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
writer’s block 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 

AUTHORS & TITLES


Austen, Jane

Brontë, Emily, Wuthering Heights

Carmody, Isobelle
Cornish, D. M.

The Da Vinci Code
Dowling, Terry

Eddison, E. R., The Worm Ouroboros

Gemmell, Nikki, The Bride Stripped Bare

Hearn, Liam

Ibsen, Henrik

Joyce, James, Ulysses

King, Stephen 1, 2, 3

Lanagan, Margo 1, 2
Le Guin, Ursula
Lewis, C. S., Narnia books

McCaffrey, Anne, Dragonflight 1, 2
Meyer, Stephanie, Twilight series
Miéville, China
Moloney, James
Moore, Marianne
Morris, William

Poe, Edgar Allan

Rowling, J. K., Harry Potter books 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Silverberg, Robert Lord Valentine’s Castle 1, 2
The Sixth Sense
Stoker, Bram, Dracula

Tolkien The Lord of the Rings 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Total Recall

Winslow, Don
Wolfe, Gene 1, 2

     

 

   
 
 
 
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