My website is down.

Hi everyone,

I’m not sure if people are able to see this note, but my website is currently down. I’m not sure if I was hacked or what happened. All I can find is this blog.

If you want to contact me I can be reached at

If you want to find my books most of them are located on Amazon, B&N, iBooks, etc.

I hope my website is fixed soon.

Thank you,

Dawn Chartier



A Final Word from Les Edgerton–Fortune Favors the Prepared

Three great articles by Les Edgerton over at Kristen Lamb’s blog

Kristen Lamb's Blog

Today, is Les Edgerton’s last post in this series. We’ve been extraordinarily blessed to learn from him, so I hope y’all will give him a digital hug or round of applause. Les will soon be teaching on-line classes for WANA, so I’ll let you know when those are available.

Take it away, Les!

All of the points we’ve covered in this dialogue series are intended for one purpose only—to help writers avoid the red flags that improper dialogue can create for agents and editors… and readers.

And that’s what they are—red flags. That doesn’t mean that breaking any of these “rules” or conventions will doom your mss from being taken, but it does mean the presence of them can cast a negative light on your work. And, I imagine we all want to avoid that!

Also, there will be a great many examples of novels that break these precepts. There…

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