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News from Dead Darlings

June was chock full of excellent writing advice at Dead Darlings, including some photo fun. It was hard to pick our favorites, so if you like what you read here, head over to Dead Darlings for more.

What’s in a Gay Character?

Thinking about adding a gay character to your novel? Turn to Kelly Ford’s Beyond the Closet: Writing Gay Characters for some excellent how-to advice.

What’s in a Name?

A lot rides on a character’s name. Susan Donovan Bernhard in That Name Rings a Bell has some tips on what to keep in mind when you name a character.

What’s in a Query?

Your manuscript is done, and it’s time to query. Louise Miller in When Not to Query and Other Advice has some pointers on getting that query letter ready.

What’s in a Photo?

Michele Ferrari writes about her Me & Famous Author series in My Adventures in Photo Realism. Find out what she learned as she took pictures with famous authors.


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