Check out the book, The Ace of Clubs, by Patricia Loofbourrow, as featured on this blog tour stop from the Mystery Thriller Week blog.
I’m editing my novel. Again. I don’t feel like telling you how many agains I have done in the course of turning out the best story I can deliver. But suffice it to say that when I received some wonderful feedback that convinced me I needed to go another round, I started off with determination! And…
Check out this commentary on the book, The Bow of Destiny, from author P.H. Solomon. If you haven’t checked out this book or his blog, head over to the original post for details.
I thought it would be interesting to share some commentary about the beginning of The Bow of Destiny now that the book has been out for a while, sold well and the next book should be released in just a few months. The Bow of Destiny has a curious beginning for many people that’s at once perplexing, confusing and intriguing. This effect is done on purpose and I’ll share a bit about it now.
The Bow of Destiny is written using the technique of deep point-of-view where readers hopefully become deeply engaged with the perceptions of the point-of-view character. There are a few other aspects mixed into this, one being that there are little, to no, dialogue tags in the book – all the dialogue is contextual. Secondly, with the deep point-of-view, internalization is signaled – or tagged – with physical actions by the character. As such, the internal thoughts…
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Check out this great post from the No Wasted Ink blog with some valuable links to helpful posts for writers.
Welcome to No Wasted Ink’s writer links. This week I have a different assortment for your reading. This week is more about marketing your books, the publishing process and how reading was in the past and how it might be in the future. I hope you enjoy them!
Check out this thought-provoking post from the Novelty Revisions blog on how getting published is not a race to the finish line.
As a teenager, I was lucky enough to stumble onto the path of a creative writing mentor. He was helpful in that frustrating way that never seems like it’s making a difference. He never once patted me on the back and said, “Good job.” He never told me I was too good to quit. For about three straight years, he never really said anything “nice” at all.
Except the last thing he’d ever end up saying to me — something I’d waited so long to hear that I’d stopped believing I ever would.
He said, “I bet you’ll be published within the next five years.”
That was his way. Saying in few words what summed up all he’d thought since meeting me.
Suddenly, I had a deadline. One I took very seriously, until I realized I no longer could.
The harder I tried to make it happen, the…
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Check out this thought-provoking post from the Blonde Write More blog on how to handle the story that demands to be written fast
There are some first drafts which can take months, years and even decades to write. At the other end of the spectrum there are those new stories which demand to be written fast. Words gush out of you at an alarming rate and there is no time for things like sleeping, eating or even taking toilet breaks.
Whilst writing these first drafts you forget about looking after yourself and type, ‘The End,’ sleep starved, hungry, modelling a tangled hairstyle, bleary eyed and looking like a shadow of your former self.
I experienced one of these stories last year and I wasn’t a pretty sight by the end of it, readers. The speed at which this first draft burst out of me was scary. It didn’t want to mess around.
If you have never had a story demand to be written fast and are wondering how the hell you would survive something…
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Check out this very important message from this post on the PBS blog around using caution linking to pirate sites.
STOP: Authors, Be Careful
Photo by Isaiah Rustad on Unsplash
I’ve been sitting on this article since February (See screenshot below) and had almost decided not to publish it.
Back in February, information surfaced about a pirate website charging readers for a month of unlimited downloads of stolen books and many Indie Authors found their books listed (myself included). After hearing about this I was (obviously) concerned and have even shared the news on Twitter. Since then, I’ve seen more and more authors put the word out. But then…
After some observation, I deleted my Twitter retweet and stopped worrying about it. I had to take a step back and see what was really going on. This website popped up, seemingly out of nowhere…
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