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    Status… better than quo

    Alex O’Loughlin These are exciting times! The status right now is that the book is in the capable hands of my editor Anne deRidder who is reading line for line word for word of the entire manuscript and sculpting it to the golden masterpiece it will be at it’s finish. Meanwhile my peer review ladies have devoured all those same words and the feedback is in, just a few minor changes but aside from that there are four swooning ladies for a said Mr. Rowan MacLaoch… and well whisky, Scotland, and jam & nutella sandwiches. For those who are interested here are a couple notable quotes from peer review: A…

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    The Legend of Lady MacLaoch Page is here!!

    This is a quickie to let folks know that the page dedicated to Legend is finally up and running! See above, or click here. Also, with the excellent encouragement from my peer reviewer Annie Small I have an o-fficial author’s book page on Goodreads. View The Legend of Lady MacLaoch’s page here. If you have a Goodreads account be sure to add Legend to your list of “Can’t Wait Books For 2011” — WHOA!! It’s actually happening. (!!!)

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    Sledgehammer Winner and Wordstock

    For those in the know, my team (Disciples of Ba’alat) have won the Sledghammer Writing Contest and will be reading the short story (Varney’s Revenge) this Saturday at Wordstock. Come see us, we’re slated for the Wordstock Community Stage from 12p -1pm. Read the full Varney’s Revenge story here.

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    Birds and the Bees

    Illustration by Hoang Nguyen from Diana Gabaldon’s The Exile In the life of a writer you will sometimes, and more often in love stories, be called upon to write a sex scene. Now before you wet your panties thinking that it must be the easiest thing that a writer can do, let me let you down slowly. It’s not. It’s the most voyeuristiclly difficult thing you’ll ever do… with one caveat: only if you’re any good at it. Now. The first thing to remember in writing is that as a writer you are a facilitator, this only applies obviously about stories that aren’t about you. Being a facilitator means that…