Editorial Staff

Editorial Staff

On-the-Nose Dialogue vs. Great Subtext

    On-the-Nose Dialogue vs. Great Subtext By Guest Columnist Hal Croasmun President, ScreenwritingU September 2010 Edition   If you are going to be a screenwriter (or even a novel), your writing toolbox needs to include great subtext. It is what gives...

Thwarting Desire: Digging Your Plot

  Thwarting Desire: Digging Your Plot by Rochelle Jewel Shapiro September 2010 ". . .stories that stick in our minds are the ones where the character is desperate for something or someone . . ." —Shapiro All of us are driven by our needs, our...

Juliet by Anne Fortier

    Juliet Anne Fortier Ballantine 8-24-10 Hardcover/464 pages ISBN: 978-0-345-51610-7 Buy This Book www.amazon.com     ". . . a debut novel that will make all readers truly wish that she could write faster . . ." Every once in a while...

Book of Days by Emily Fox Gordon

    Book of Days Personal Essays Emily Fox Gordon Random House 8-24-10 Hardcover/320 pages ISBN: 978-0-385-52589-3 Buy This Book www.amazon.com     ". . . memorable . . ." The poignant insights of alienation and discovery.   With a...

The Moses Expedition by Juan Gomez-Jurado

      The Moses Expedition Juan Gomez-Jurado Simon & Schuster 08-20-10 Hardcover/386 pages ISBN: 978-1-416590644 Buy This Book www.amazon.com       ". . . the characters are well drawn . . ." Father Anthony Fowler, a CIA man...

Last Night at Chateau Marmont by Lauren Weisberger

  Last Night at Chateau Marmont Lauren Weisberger Atria 8-17-10 Hardcover/384 pages ISBN: 978-1-439-13661-4 Buy This Book www.amazon.com   ". . . another fantastic story that will keep readers glued to the page . . ." It’s always beyond a...

A Scattered Life by Karen McQuestion

  A Scattered Life Karen McQuestion Amazon Encore 8-10-10 Trade Paperback/266 pages ISBN: 978-1-9355-9706-3 Buy This Book www.amazon.com   ". . . a beautiful literary novel that will certainly captivate readers . . ." This is most assuredly a...

Outside the Ordinary World by Dori Ostermiller

  Outside the Ordinary World Dori Ostermiller Goldberg McDuffie 8-1-2010 Trade Paperback/384 pages ISBN: 978-0-7783-2889-6 Buy This Book www.amazon.com   ". . . carefully delineated plot and finely drawn characters . . ." Atmospheric writing with a...

A Small Death in the Great Glen by A. D. Scott

A Small Death in the Great Glen by A. D. Scott

In the Highlands of 1950s Scotland, a boy is found dead in a canal lock. Two young girls tell such a fanciful story of his disappearance that no one believes them. The local newspaper staff—including Joanne Ross, the part-time typist embroiled in an abusive marriage, and her boss, a seasoned journalist determined to revamp the paper—set out to uncover and investigate the crime. Suspicion falls on several townspeople, all of whom profess their innocence.