(To listen to the audio of this blog post, use the purple play button.) Book Reviews: If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. I’ll never be hired to write professional book reviews. I only review books I enjoy. My mantra is this: If I can’t say anything nice, I won’t say anything at all. Most published authors crave book reviews, not just for their ego, but because they believe that more book reviews will lead to more sales. Amazon.com is always advising authors to … [Read more...] about Book Reviews: If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.
(To listen to the audio of this blog post, use the purple play button.) · Stories Are Everywhere: My Blogging Topics · MY PURPOSE in BLOGGING In 2017, when I sent my final draft of my novel, Taking Back the Bullet, to my editor, Jan Hurst, I started preparing drafts of written blogs for my new website hosted by Rosemary Miller, aka “The Tech Chick.” My unwritten mission statement was this: “To be in the moment, to enjoy the adventure, and to do my best for me and my … [Read more...] about Stories Are Everywhere
(To listen to the audio of this blog post, use the purple play button.) · Recommended Reading · If you want to stimulate your imagination and relax, then read. If you want to write, then read. But if you want to understand the craft of writing, then write a book review. That's what I've done. Here are reasons these three books are favorites of mine. The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie Can the words "powerful" and "brilliant" be over used? … [Read more...] about Book Reviews: Recommended Reading