Writer’s legal issues Part 5

Bad reviews and trolls Hi and welcome back to my blog. If it’s your first time here, I hope you enjoy the post and consider visiting every week. We are finally here, The fifth installment of the series of posts regarding the legal problems, tasks, and tribulations all writers and, particularly, authors, face. The veryContinue reading “Writer’s legal issues Part 5”

Author’s Platform

You’ve decided to write a book. There are several different reasons for this. You may have the urge to write due to one or more of them. Aside from the masochistic streak, of course. I posted a poll in 2020 and got all kinds of answers as to why people write. Some wanted to getContinue reading “Author’s Platform”

What’s the big deal with first lines?

First lines. Every book has one. They have evolved. A lot. The changing tastes of the audience and the way people look at books have made them change with time. Of course, many people (and me) blame Twitter for some of this. People are now used to short bursts of information. Limited and, by definition,Continue reading “What’s the big deal with first lines?”

Hello 2021!

Can you believe it? We made it. We survived 2020! It was so long ago, and yet it feels like it all happened just last week. Oh, wait. 2020 was last week. I’d love to have a motivating, elegant, erudite quote to describe 2020. I don’t. I do have one, though. It comes from “DeepContinue reading “Hello 2021!”

Book Titles

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. What are you up to, quoting the Bard of Avon, you ask? I’m glad you did. I have discussed book covers in another one of my posts. How they are veryContinue reading “Book Titles”

Stand-alone vs Series

Much like being in combat, if alone, you better have your act together, you have to be “the whole package”, or you are going to get creamed. If part of a series, or a group, or a squad, then you have others to help you out. What does that have to do with writing, youContinue reading “Stand-alone vs Series”

What format should we publish on?

Ebook, Paperback, and Hardback – which is best? Is there a winner? As an indie author, once you finish a manuscript the work is not even halfway done. Aside from editing, marketing, and getting a proper cover, there is another important step. I’m not going to go into Audiobooks because I know even less aboutContinue reading “What format should we publish on?”

What kind of “pantser” are you?

That is a strange question, or is it? Well, not really. I’ve heard of “discovery” writers. Those are the ones that start the story and allow it to evolve on the page. This is the author that will say the characters made a surprising decision, the plot developed in an unexpected way, they “wrote themselvesContinue reading “What kind of “pantser” are you?”