I like to read concise book reviews that are specific and don't contain spoilers. Answer a few questions for me and be done. What did you like about the book; did you dislike anything? Be balanced. No book is all good or all bad. Tell me about the writing, the storyline, and characters. Were the …
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“Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.” ― Stephen Fry
7 Great Ways to Promote Your eBook
Today producing books (e or p) has never been easier, but promoting them has never been more difficult. There is a lot of noise in both online and offline media, and trying to get attention is challenging for sure. However, publishing a book is a dream come true for every author so if you have …
Audiobook Publishers Chart Growth Among and Beyond Ebook Readers
I was at a family function a few months ago when my uncle pulled me into the next room and handed me a pair of earbuds. “Listen to some of this.” Over the sonorous British narrator whose voice filled my ears with talk of fresh peas and someone named ‘Legrandin,’ I could hear my uncle shout, “Proust!” …
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Plot Holes Take the Bite Out of Your Story!
Disjointed Jottings by Robert Smith (A.K.A. TyCobbsTeeth)
Tweet, Tweet — Twiddle, Twiddle, here comes another plot with a hole in the middle.
If you fail to explain how A connects to B, or state something that doesn’t make sense (without explanation), then you have left a plot hole.
You want your readers to get swept away in your story and be completely immersed. A plot hole can destroy that experience. If the reader drops out of the ride, in order to examine something that doesn’t make sense, you’ve lost them.
You may be too close to the story to see the holes. As you read through it, those gaps may be appear bridged, since the story did come from your head. The answers to those questions are in your noggin, so it doesn’t seem off. Have someone else read through your book, to make sure you didn’t leave any plot holes.
Remember, the reader badly wants to…
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