Monthly Archives: January 2012

Month: January 2012 Fiction Writing Tip – Hooks

Let’s face it, there are readers who will abandon your story.  There’s little worse than a boring ending to a chapter.  Give readers a reason to hang in there with you, to turn the page.  A recent review of mine on Gerry’s War proved I’d kept at least one reader’s interest: “This book was really a great Sequel to Old

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Month: January 2012 10 Reasons to Read eBooks

1) You are not limited to specific eReader devices.  Smashwords and a few others can download your selection and match any format for any device, including laptops and PCs. 2) Price.  EBooks are cheaper than hard copies, even new releases. 3) EBook providers never run out of copies. 4) A virtual library at your fingertips.  Download them wherever your computer

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Month: January 2012 New eBook promo coming

I plan on releasing a new juvenile/middle grade, Out On A Limb, in late January or early February. To help it along  Ransom will be 99 cents and my other eBooks in the genre will be reduced by a dollar.  The promotion will run until the end of the year.  If your kids like adventure check them out on this

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Month: January 2012 More on Self-editing for Fiction Writers

Good self-editing for fiction writers is for keeping your story on track and one way is doing a re-read.  Doing this aloud is even better.  After your terribly mangled first draft divide your story up into clumps of chapters.  Print out each section.  Why print?  I believe you can edit more comfortably by settling back in a chair and using

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