After I read A Man Called Ove, I decided to find another book by Fredrik Backman… Click To Tweet Reading the reviews of his latest works, I selected Britt-Marie Was Here with trepidation. Some of the reviewers complained that it didn’t match Ove; Others liked it even more. Being a savvy buyer, I decided to […]
Archives for May 2017
Writers Tips for Showing Feelings
The word, “feel,” connotes telling. When you say Jake felt anger, you are telling. How can a writer show feelings without telling the reader how the person felt #writingtips Click To Tweet This becomes a major conundrum in the world of creative writing. We want our characters to have feelings, strong emotions, but how do […]
A Time to Work and a Time to Rest
The creative mind cannot work in a pressure cooker #writingtips Click To Tweet If we want people to come up with new ideas or create exciting stories for books and films, we must allow them time to rest and sleep as well as work. Perhaps we’ve always known this truth. Often people ask writers about […]
How Important is Your Website? A Writer’s Guide
So many writers have weak websites #writingtips #marketing Click To Tweet They spend as little time and money as possible tossing something up there. Then they wonder why their books are not found for review or for purchase. I’m in the process of re-vamping my own website. I’ve explored those of other writers to get […]
When Something Doesn’t Work, Why Not Delete It?
One of the best things about writing fiction is you can hit the delete button #writingtips Click To Tweet . If a scene doesn’t work or no longer moves the story forward, rather than trying to fix it or repair a broken phrase, why not delete it? Nonfiction writers don’t have that much freedom. They […]
#WriterTips for Using Pinterest
With so many different avenues of social media at our fingertips, what’s a #writer to do? Click To Tweet Sometimes we wish we could bury ourselves in our writing and never face the social world. But, more writers are learning that the way to get the word out about their books is through social media. […]
Why is Amazon so Heavy-Handed with Reviewers?
I know that @Amazon is very strict about book reviews Click To Tweet They won’t let family or friends review your books. That makes no sense to me but there you go. According to the thinking at Amazon (do people think at Amazon?), family and friends might write an overly favorable review. My thinking is […]
3 Reluctant Stars for Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead #mybookreview
This book really disappointed me #undergroundrailroad #myreview Click To Tweet I’d heard Colson Whitehead interviewed several times and was anxious to read his new novel. But, I found it very frustrating for several reasons: 1) It is not historical. It’s a fantasy 2) It becomes preachy and annoying at the end 3) It left me […]