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Dave chats about our writing collaboration and our process of working together on a novella.
Dave talks about his new online project with Greig Beck and Sean Ellis - http://www.thrillercentral.org
Alan talks about the Dark Fiction news and review site he set up with Felicity Dowker and Andrew McKiernan - http://www.thirteenoclock.com.au
Dave gets to talking about how many writers are lacking in a links page on their site. Alan talks about his links page and how he also has a page of links to good markets for writers. Those pages are here:
Dave goes on to talk about a great review he got for Buccaneer, and why it was such a great review.
This leads us to talk about the nature of when your work is ready for publication or for sending to publishers.
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We then talk about stupid reviewer tricks and when the pure gold this is a reader review turns out to be a problem.
This is the blog post Alan talks about writing after the insane “Whispernet” review: http://www.alanbaxteronline.com/idiot-reviews/
Here’s the website of terrible reviews: http://leasthelpful.com/
Here’s the review of Slaughterhouse Five that Alan read out: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/19/dumbest-book-reviews_n_1610332.html#s1111698&title=SlaughterhouseFive_by_Kurt
And another site you may enjoy: http://best-review-ever.blogspot.com/
After we have a good laugh at the expense of several terrible reviews, we chat about what makes a good review, and how easy it is.