August 2016 — I was happy to see DIALOGUE: THE ART OF VERBAL ACTION FOR THE PAGE, STAGE, AND SCREEN by Robert McKee show up in my mail box. And I was even happier when I fell upon this line, which speaks to my focus on INTENT and, as writers know who have worked with me, ACTION, in the opening chapter: “…beneath every line of character talk, the writer must create a desire, intent, and action.” And then, I love his definition of dialogue: “That action then becomes the verbal tactic we call dialogue.” So that’s what I’m thinking about on tis August day. That and your submissions…
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About Erzsi Deak
Erzsi Deak is the founder of Hen&ink Literary Studio, a writer, and an editor. With nearly 30 years of experience on the international stage, she is most happy connecting individuals around the globe who can make things happen – no matter where you find yourself or what hat you are wearing. She is an editorial agent, pushing her authors and illustrators to go the extra kilometer to achieve sometimes surprising insights and results. A two-time SCBWI Member of the Year awardee, she speaks on craft, “the market,” and current industry topics. She is pleased to announce that the new MAB Media will publish PERIOD PIECES: STORIES FOR GIRLS as one of its launch books in 2015. Her first picture book, PUMPKIN TIME! (Sourcebooks, 2014, illustrated by Doug Cushman) has just been picked up by the Scholastic Book Clubs. Thanks to technology, she can work from France and be in New York and London at the same time.