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About Ross Browne

Ross has been editing books since 1992 and developing workshops and seminars for writers since 1997. He has worked closely with hundreds of authors during his time with The Editorial Department and seen many projects through from first draft to publication. He enjoys most genres of commercial fiction and specializes in teaching fiction technique, with a particular emphasis on dialogue. You can contact Ross directly by visiting our editor contact and inquiry form

One Editor’s Love/Hate Relationship with Freedom (By Jonathan Franzen) Ross Browne's review of Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen

“In his first novel since The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen has given us an epic of contemporary love and marriage. Freedom comically and tragically captures the temptations and burdens of liberty: the thrills of teenage lust, the shaken compromises of middle age, the wages of suburban sprawl, the heavy weight of empire. In charting the mistakes and joys of Walter and Patty Berglund as they struggle to learn how to live in an ever more confusing world, Franzen has produced an indelible […]

By |2019-06-19T18:41:04+00:00|Book Reviews and Analysis, RSB|Comments Off on One Editor’s Love/Hate Relationship with Freedom (By Jonathan Franzen) Ross Browne's review of Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen

Twilight, A “First 50” Review A review of the first 50 pages of Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer

The first 50 pages of Twilight make for what I would call a mildly interesting read.

The novel opens with a preface of a half page in which an unnamed narrator writing in the first person contemplates the fact that she’s about to die, presumably at the hand of an also-unnamed ‘hunter.’ What’s interesting here is that the narrator doesn’t seem too upset that she’s presumably about to be killed. She confesses to not regretting the decision that led to her being here and […]

By |2019-06-19T18:49:24+00:00|Book Reviews and Analysis, First 50, RSB, Trends|Comments Off on Twilight, A “First 50” Review A review of the first 50 pages of Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer