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Author interviews, NaNoWriMo, query letters, and a little travel – we have it all over at Dead Darlings - the website brought to you by GrubStreet Novel Incubator Alums. Here are some of our favorite posts from the past month:

The Query Letter

Need help with writing your query letter? Rob Wilstein has some help (sort of) in his post Searching for the Perfect Query Letter

The Commonalities of Writing and Travel

From getting the overall shape of things to filling in the details to expecting the unexpected, Belle Brett in her post The Journey of Writing: Ten Common Ground Rules for Travelers and Writers gives us ten ways that writing a novel is like traveling to a foreign place and makes us want to visit Portugal.

 NaNo + Scrivener = A Good Match

NaNoWriMo is half over, but it’s never too late to start. Kelly Ford shows how, using Scrivener and its wonderful word target goals (complete with a satisfying ding! when you are done) in Scrivener: NaNoWriMo Power Tool.

 Author Interview

Marc Foster speaks to Anjali Mitter Duva about her debut novel A Faint Promise of Rain, which is about a family of temple dancers in Rajasthan in the 16th century. Duva discusses the genesis of the novel, writing historical fiction, and her collaboration with She Writes Press.

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