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Janet Ambrosi Wertman

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James Clavell, Mario Puzo

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May 2014


Janet Ambrosi Wertman grew up within walking distance of three bookstores and a library on Manhattan’s Upper West Side – and she visited all of them regularly. Her grandfather was an antiquarian bookdealer who taught her that there would always be a market for quirky, interesting books. He was the one who persuaded Janet’s parents to send her to the French school where she was taught to aspire to long (grammatically correct) sentences as the hallmark of a skillful writer. She lived that lesson until she got to Barnard College. Short sentences were the rule there. She complied. She reached a happy medium when she got to law school – complicated sentences alternating with short ones in a happy mix.

Janet spent fifteen years as a corporate law
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Janet Ambrosi Wertman Find (and join) a critique group! Most people understand the benefits of beta readers, but regular groups allows you to go even deeper. I cannot overs…moreFind (and join) a critique group! Most people understand the benefits of beta readers, but regular groups allows you to go even deeper. I cannot overstate the value of having people read your work and give you feedback - or of how you hone your own craft by identifying what works and doesn't for others. Yes, yes, beta readers do this too - but their comments tend to be more global and comments can get lost. There is beauty and power in the granular comments! For example, last week, my excerpt included a sentence that I knew was too modern, that I intended wanted to come back to but didn't want to delay my whole submission over: "If you fail, he will come after you with guns blazing." One of the group members made the brilliant comment that I should consider using a Biblical reference rather than one based on weaponry. After giving it some thought, I changed the sentence to "If you fail, he will come after you like Simeon and Levi avenging Dinah." BOOM! That one change was worth the whole week - and there were so many more!(less)
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Author Interview: Essex – Tudor Rebel, by Tony Riches

The wonderful Tony Riches has just released the second book in his Elizabethan series, and it looks to be a good one. Here’s the description:


Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, is one of the most intriguing men of the Elizabethan period. Tall and handsome, he soon becomes a ‘favourite’ at court, so close to the queen many wonder if they are lovers.


The truth is far more complex, as each has

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This book is a classic, and I expected to love it. Apparently I am not as absurdist as I thought I might be...so it goes.
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I don't care that this is not amazing literature, or that it didn't have phrases so exquisitely turned that I highlighted large swaths of it. This was a fun read-by-the-pool book that sped my conversion to vacation mode (it always takes some time to ...more
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I liked this one better than the Pilgrimage...there were spots where the message resonated though too many others where it just seemed too simplistic. I don't know what it is with me and Coelho - there is this tone he uses, or something, that gives m ...more
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Oh my goodness. Let me preface this by saying that present tense novels are nowhere near my favorites...and yes I spent the first twenty pages or so shaking my head unsure...but this was just brilliant. The tears were running down my face as I neared ...more
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“We hated the cruise. Our cabin was deep in the bowels of the ship, the nautical equivalent of nosebleed seats.”
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“Ce privilege d'etre partout chez soi n'apppartient qu'aux rois, aux filles et aux voleurs”
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“We hated the cruise. Our cabin was deep in the bowels of the ship, the nautical equivalent of nosebleed seats.”
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“I take inspiration where I can, and devour it in one piece like I'm starving. Not because I think it's something fleeting that will never return but because I think the best inspiration is the kind that makes you feel urgent. Like you're racing against yourself to get a story on the page while you still remember what that magic feels like.”
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Janet Wertman Dayanara wrote: "Only twenty-one more days!"

So very close!!!!


Dayanara Ryelle Only twenty-one more days!


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Janet Wertman Dayanara wrote: "I see you're assembling information for an Elizabeth series. Does that mean we can expect the end of the Seymour saga this year?"

September-October!! Cover coming REALLY soon... ;)


Dayanara Ryelle I see you're assembling information for an Elizabeth series. Does that mean we can expect the end of the Seymour saga this year?


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