Star ratings have been around for as long as I can remember...and that's a pretty long time. I've always believed anything from three stars and up is wonderful. However, those stars don't mean nearly as much as what the reader has to say about your book or rather, their written review. There is so much … Continue reading Book Ratings – When Over 18 Isn’t Quite Enough #Reviews Matter
One of the things about being a writer is believe it or not, if we publish a book and send it out into the world for the first time, we definitely hope someone reads it. Writers spend hundreds of hours at their craft and then even more editing, rewriting and tweaking a story because of … Continue reading Getting There From Here – How Do I Get My Books In Your Hands?
I often blog about finding readers. Tonight, although in a bit of a pizza coma--overdid it just a pinch--I started reading back over a synopsis I was working on and decided it's a little difficult to generate interest in a novel without at least letting readers in on what they're getting for their time and … Continue reading How Readers Talk to Each Other – VS – A Synopsis
I guess in some ways it still is. Two years ago before I'd even finished my first novel, I read a now long-lost article about building an author platform. Boy was I confused! I hadn't even finished my first novel at the time and I knew zip about publishing so in between writing, I read … Continue reading Remembering When a Platform Was Something People Stood on to Give A Speech
If you're anything like me, your characters mean a lot to you and except for not actually living and breathing in the real world, they are as real as fictional beings can get...to you and your readers. Even if you are just beginning to mold and shape your characters, asking them questions may help you … Continue reading Interviewing Your Characters is a Fun Way to Create Interest in Your Books