Belinda Pollard

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Belinda Pollard is an award-winning Australian mystery author, accredited book editor and former journalist who loves animals and wilderness.

Her latest book for writers, USE THE POWER OF FEEDBACK TO WRITE A BETTER BOOK, draws on twenty years' experience as a developmental editor to explore the power of manuscript feedback and "beta readers". She discovered that the right feedback doesn't just improve a book, it nourishes the author.

Her award-winning light memoir, DOGGED OPTIMISM: LESSONS IN JOY FROM A DISASTER-PRONE DOG started as a collection of humorous anecdotes about her daft Australian terrier, but then became much more than that as she realised she couldn't tell the dog's story without telling some of her own. (Also in Large Print)

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Belinda Pollard I'm working on VENOM REEF, Book 2 in the Wild Crimes series. This one is set on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia. I recently made a res…moreI'm working on VENOM REEF, Book 2 in the Wild Crimes series. This one is set on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia. I recently made a research trip to the Heron Island Research Station, to talk to scientists, take lots of pics and videos, and get the feel of remote island life on a gorgeous coral cay. (Oh, the hardship of writer research!)(less)
Belinda Pollard Well, probably Lizzie and Mr Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. But can we really consider them "fictional"??? ;-) (Just kidding. I know they're fictiona…moreWell, probably Lizzie and Mr Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. But can we really consider them "fictional"??? ;-) (Just kidding. I know they're fictional. Sort of.)(less)
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Simple Website Setup for Authors and Editors in 6 Steps

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I bought this book because I heard the author speak at a conference, and I didn't read it for ages because I wasn't too sure if I'd find it too creepy, especially with the "missing child" theme and the mention of "supernatural" stuff. I actually foun ...more
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I found this quite a slow-moving book, with lots of narration in the early chapters, but not much action. The first half was 3 stars at the most, but then it picked up in the second half, with more action and more suspense, and I was glad I'd stayed ...more
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