Posts Tagged ‘Authors Behaving Badly’

Lifetimes to build–moments to ruin.

I love trees. I have always been a forest-dweller, reveling in the sounds, scents, and sights of the deep woods. I love moss, and water, and the lilt of wood thrushes at twilight. When I need comfort, I go to the forest. When I feel adventurous, I go to the […]

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Books as “Babies”–an Opinion

There’s been a bit of kerfuffle on the Amazon forums recently. (I know…what a surprise, right?) On the one side, we have authors who like to refer to their books as their “babies.” On the other, readers and reviewers who believe such comparisons are ridiculous and unwarranted. They view the […]

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Why Customer Reviews Exist and How We, as Authors, Should Respond to Them:

Since 2005, I’ve been dealing with the question of reviews. I was a new author back then, and I sweated and fretted every review that came in. Y’know something? I still do, though not as much as I did back then. The reviews came slowly–still do–maybe one every few weeks […]

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Yet Another Sign of the Impending Apocalypse…

Many of us have grown up with classic, poetic descriptions of the “end times”. Everything from the Bible to John MIlton–the apocalypse, hell, the end of days–and all seem to include the horrors of the time. Brimstone, disease, famine, eternal flames, war…yeah, the Horsemen are coming, and they’re coming for […]

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Stop Your Whining!

Americans are some of the most innovative, indomitable, intrepid risk-takers the world has ever seen. They overcome all challenges, or they go down fighting. They battle against the odds. They respond to detractors either with a defiant “Oh, YEAH? Well, I’ll show you. I’ll come back next year ten times […]

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