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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10 of My Favorite Writing-Craft Sites
by K.M. Weiland | @KMWeiland The writing journey is all about discovering what works best of for each of us as individual, and very unique, writers. Learning from others is valuable in helping us glean tips and fit together the puzzle pieces that will form our own writing processes. Today, I’d like to share with you ten of …
The Top 10 Things All Authors Should Know About Amazon
via Brooke Warner Publisher of She Writes Press 1. Your Amazon ranking has nothing to do with sales. Although many authors are obsessed with it and like to send out mass e-mails to friends and family when the number drops, unfortunately, all your ranking means is that people are looking at your page. While it …
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Coffee Quote #7
To me, the smell of fresh-made coffee is one of the greatest inventions. --Hugh Jackman
YOU BETTER BE USING THIS TWITTER FEATURE
If you are following a lot of people in Twitter, you should know about--and be using this feature by Kim Siever | via http://www.hotpepper.ca Did you know that Twitter has had a key feature for over 5 years now that is crucial for managing a content stream populated by large numbers of followed users? Did you …
Self-publishing tips for freelancers
via Cat Agonis (Freelancers Union) It’s no wonder self-publishing is appealing to the boss-free, independent workforce: you have total control over how your book is marketed and designed, you don’t have to share profits with an agent, and you have creative liberty on the contents of your manuscript. There are many successful e-books, and many …
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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