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Toni Lopopolo speaks to the Independent Writers of Southern California on Monday, April 1, 7:30 pm, Veterans Memorial Bldg., 4117 Overland Ave. at Culver Blvd., Culver City. According to Andre Schiffrin, former head of Pantheon Books, “The publishing world has … Continue reading

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Carl Sagan Quote About Books

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Ventura County Writers Weekend – Nov 3 & 4

Two Days of Education for Writers of All Genres Seven information-packed seminars over two full days will feature leading Southern California publishing professionals discussing today’s hot topics. Speakers include: literary agents, publishers, book publicists, published authors, social media experts, book shepherds, … Continue reading

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Coming Soon–The Hollyweird Series by Toni’s client E.Van Lowe

The official publication date of the first in the Hollyweird book series is set.  August 30th is the release date for The Zombie Always Knocks Twice by E.Van Lowe. Author, Amanda Ashby says “I love everything about this fabulous, funny, snarky … Continue reading

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Susan Setteducato’s Reflections on Editing

By Susan Setteducato “The best writing is re-writing.”- E.B White, Elements of Style After I finished the first draft of my first novel (now Book Three in the McCool Saga) I began sending out queries. I had 600 pages, I … Continue reading

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Toni’s advice to first time novelists

99% of the submissions I see are from first time novelist.  Seldom do the manuscripts make me care for the protagonist(s).  Seldom have these writers ever taken courses in fiction writing with reputable instructors or in universities with reputable fiction … Continue reading

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Join Toni at the Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference Sunday, July 22

(142) Sunday, July 22, 2 pm, Los Angeles Valley College Join Toni Lopopolo, literary agent and famed lecturer, as she discusses: one-dimensional characters, dull dialog, not writing from real life, POV, telling not showing, and five more essential issues every first … Continue reading

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