Category Archives: Reading/Writing

What Readers Wish Authors Knew

A reader I have all the respect in the world for created her own new site with a wealth of information for writers, including this feedback, given by readers, for the benefit of all writers: What Readers Wish Authors Knew. … Continue reading

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Authors and Readers

There was a thread put up recently on Goodreads that discussed the relationship–and appropriateness–of the reader-writer relationship. Though I rarely participate in online forums (scary places, those), I do stop by and skim some of the threads, just to keep myself “in … Continue reading

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Recommendations (Part One)

I’ll be the first to tell you I don’t know anything, which might not be the best way to begin a post entitled, “Recommendations,” but bear with me. I started blogging only because I read a few dozen articles that … Continue reading

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Amazon Petition

A friend recently sent me a link to the petition on change.org for Amazon to start requiring full disclosure of identity from reviewers. I read through the site, then did some searching of my own. I’m a little shocked that this … Continue reading

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First Person Vs. Third

When I was a kid, everything I read was in the third person perspective. From those first Dick and Jane books to Animal Farm, I grew accustomed to the narrative–the distance, some might say–afforded there. Third person was my preference, though … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned About Editing

I recently stated that I have no good advice and basically know nothing I could pass on to aid another writer. For the most part, I still believe this is true. For the most part… I was trolling the forums … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned About Self-Publishing

I try never to give advice. There’s something about guiding another down a road paved with my suggestions that feels risky. Even if I’m only reinforcing their own beliefs, I always wonder:  what if I’m wrong? What’s good for the goose may not … Continue reading

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