Currently Editing an anthology for After Dinner Conversation: Philosophy/Ethics Short Story Magazine
The Lady of the Tower (historical fiction) by Elizabeth St. John
Deborah Serra has provided developmental services on my trilogy of historical fiction novels, The Lydiard Chronicles. Her insights were extremely helpful and actionable, particularly in the areas of characterization, dialogue, and pacing. Deborah helped identify potential reader roadblocks, and her honest and collaborative approach gained my trust and built confidence. My work improved and I would unhesitatingly recommend her to both new and seasoned writers.
Touching A Nerve: The Self as Brain (non-fiction) by Patricia Churchland
Especially to be thanked is the novelist and screenwriter Deborah Serra, who taught me to listen to the farm voices in my head. She prodded me to get off my academic high horse and speak plainly.”
Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition (non-fiction) by Patricia Churchland
Deborah Serra and I regularly discussed over tea the role of the brain in moral decision-making and how individual differences in temperament, experience, and life situation make it inappropriate to have a one-rule-fits-all moral system. I am forever grateful for her sharp, critical mind, her piquant sense of humor, and her great kindness in reading rather clumsy early versions of the book and forthrightly recommending changes.
Lawrence Kasanoff: Producer
I have hired Deborah Serra numerous times as a writer on my feature film and television projects. She is talented, thoughtful, and a master at character and dialogue. The first time I met Deborah I was the president of James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment. She listens to comments and turns around edits faster than any other writer I know. She is a chameleon writer. She has been successful in all genres: dra
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