Everyone who writes wants to be told how wonderful they are. There are few things that inspire a giddy elation quite like being told you are wonderful and talented. If I get a review, or if during an interview some wonderful things are said, oh joy, oh bliss, oh happy day. I can wander about […]
The ‘one percenters’ can mean a lot of things, especially to a self publishing author. It can relate to quality editing, cover art and design, marketing, etc, but I want to narrow the focus to writing itself, which is part of my life as an author, but also something I have immersed myself in as a publisher and editor.
I have come to learn that the best way to get a publisher’s attention is to start your story off with a bang. It doesn’t have to be a full on action or intimate scene (althought that is what has worked for me) but something that really hooks their attention. It can be anything from the […]
Whenever possible, the author will not have scenes or situations explained by characters. No, that would be bad! The author will instead just recite things as if they are describing a movie to the visually impaired.
Writing Technique and Style – Advice from Experienced and Successful Authors
There’s almost nobody alive who hasn’t enjoyed curling up with a good detective book or other “whodunit.” And there are just as many people who would one day like to write one.
Do you love to read? Have you ever thought about the amount of research the writer of your favourite book did to add background to the story? No? Then you should.
By its very nature, this is a heavily subjective viewpoint, and it represents my views, no one else’s. I use my own experiences in select places. What I hope this article will do is not dissuade writers from writing…
For the past several years I have been reviewing books for my own site, Bookpleasures.com, as well as many other sites. As Publisher & Editor of this site, I would like to make a few comments about book reviewing and what to expect. Today, with the advent of the Internet, there has been a proliferation of […]
I imagined myself like John Grisham, Stephen King, Patricia Cornwell, and other authors who’d been obscenely successful.