Beth Miller

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Other than that, how did you like the play, Mrs Lincoln?

Posted on June 27, 2010 at 8:27 PM Comments comments (1)

Winchester. Previously, simply a posh city with a nice cathedral. Now, a word which strikes an icicle through my heart.

 

‘Which agent are you meeting first?’ asked a fellow wannabe.

‘Denise Iceberg’, I replied.*

‘Oh, I’ve just seen her! She’s really nice! She said her list was full, but she liked my book.’

 

Her list was ...

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The pitch is a bitch

Posted on June 21, 2010 at 1:03 PM Comments comments (0)

I'm going to the Winchester Writers' Conference on Friday. First time. Looking forward to: 50%. Crapping self: 60% (I like to give these things 110% in case there's any Apprentice recruitment scouts out there).

 

I'm signed up to meet two agents at Winchester. Two one-to-ones, very exciting, at which I get to tell them about my novel. Or rather, at which I must pitch the dang thing, as though it were a cricket ball, and hope no-one gets whacked o...

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In praise of Chapter 22

Posted on June 14, 2010 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The sun is shining, but I am indoors, blinds down, wrestling with Chapter 22.

 

We've been through a lot together, Chap 22 and I. There was the time I decided, for no good reason, that it would appear in the third person. My, how we (she, he) laughed. And that other time, when I chose it, against its better judgement, to host a climactic scene: an argument so massive it woul...

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