by Lev Raphael A friend publishing her first book just got a negative review on Amazon, but it’s the only really bad one among about two dozen positive reviews. And lots of those were raves. I told her it was a mistake to read bad reviews. Ever.
by Kelsie Engen Every author has a “bad” book to their name. Come on, admit it. It’s that book you wrote back in your early writing days, the one where you thought it was magical. Then, for one reason or another, you set it aside, and when you dusted it off a year later,… Read More 5 Things You Learn from Writing “Bad” Books
by Allison Maruska A critique partner (CP) recently told me one of the trickiest parts of the group is remembering not all feedback need be applied. It reminded me of my early days in the group – as a new writer, jumping into a gathering of other writers (who you assume all must have more… Read More What Feedback Should You Apply To Your Story?
by Larry Kahaner Amazon’s Kindle Scout program makes my head spin. It’s clever in ways that you don’t see. (Read “Part 1: The Weirdest Writing Thing I’ve Ever Done.“) Amazon has disrupted the traditional publishing business which consists of the following flow: the author who writes the book, to the agent who acts… Read More Why an Establishment Author is Doing Amazon’s Kindle Scout – Part 2
By Larry Kahaner In my entire writing career, this may be the weirdest thing I’ve done – and I once interviewed a convicted serial killer who asked me to write a book exonerating him while he boasted of his crimes. I am participating in Amazon’s Kindle Scout program as an author.
by Ashlee McNicol Being a writer is no easy feat. You stay up late, wake up early, and repeat. You spend hours and hours creating fantasy worlds with characters that you love like your family, watching them experience miracles just as easily as pain, and grow like your own kids. You are an author… Read More 5 Things You Should Know About Authors