Posts Tagged ‘Elfhunter’

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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How to Write a Customer Review–You can do it!

If you have purchased a book, you’re a customer. That means you have all the qualifications necessary to write and post a customer review on Amazon, Goodreads, or anywhere you wish. So, what’s stopping you? Many readers say that they are unsure of how to write a customer review. They’re […]

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Putting Things in Perspective: Readers as Individuals

Putting Things in Perspective–Looking at Readers as Individuals and not as Numbers In late 2005, I published my first novel. To tell you the truth, I didn’t expect much. I just wanted to share the story with as many readers as I could manage, hoping to entertain them, stimulate their […]

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Fire-heart Release Giveaway Blitz!

Fire-heart Release Giveaway Blitz!

In celebration of the release of Fire-heart on October 16th we are doing a giveaway that includes some truly amazing authors! So enter to win awesome prizes and get ready for the big day! a Rafflecopter giveaway

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The Positive in the Negative

If you’re a writer who has published work, sooner or later you’re going to get your first really negative review. You’ll know before you see it, because your average rating will have dropped overnight. Yes, friends, there it will be–the dreaded one-star. If you’re anything like me, your throat will […]

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“New and Exclusive”….ummm, whatever works!

So, the other day I was shopping for a cooler to take with me to the conventions–I like to pack my own food and drinks, y’know? I stroll down the aisle in sporting goods, looking over the shelves packed with coolers of all sizes and colors, when something catches my […]

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The “THAT” Police

So, when did editors/readers/critics decide to declare war on the word “that?” Seriously. I keep hearing this over and over again from folks–even from one college professor who declared that he would eliminate the word “that” from the language entirely. Well, good luck with that, mate! Let me know if you […]

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Insanity in August!

I must be out of my mind. Seriously–only an insane person would attempt what I am about to do in August. I’ll be heading up to Chicago for ComicCon, then back home for two days, then off to GenCon, then back for two days, then school starts, then drive to […]

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Think of the kitties…

As some of you might know, I spend a certain amount of time on the Amazon discussion forums. I also hang out on Goodreads once in a while. Mostly I just lurk, but occasionally someone feeds me a straight line that is simply too good to be true, and I […]

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A few thoughts on World-building

I write in the world of “what if?” The proper name these days is “speculative fiction,” encompassing fantasy, science fiction, horror, paranormal, and…probably a few others I don’t even know about. It’s a blast, and I love it, but it’s a challenge sometimes. All fiction requires a certain amount of […]

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