The following text is based upon a guest post contributed by T. R. Robinson to the Library of Erana blog. Just to clarify: Character interviews are interviews with the primarily fictional protagonists and characters in a story. Of course, these may also be conducted with ‘real’ characters but where a book has … More Character Interviews
Poetry is not usually reviewed in this website however, due to the excellent quality of the author’s biographical account of her parent’s lives (Where Destiny Commands/The Aegis of Kali) the decision was made to take a chance and also read this collection. It does not disappoint. Nature forms the basis for the majority of the … More Canticles: A Collection of Poetry by Leila Dutt Sen
Thanks are extended to Pamela King for the following review of the fifth book in T. R. Robinson’s Bitches short story series. ‘Felina is the 5th book in the authors Bitches Series. They are fictional stories but based on the author’s life and the people she knew. There are three main characters in … More Felina – A Review
This is the third article in a short series looking at book front and back matter. What is a Preface? was the first and What is a Prologue? the second. Note: As previously stated elsewhere, this series came about because it was noted, from various comments and observations, principally in social media discussions, there appears … More What is an Epilogue?
This is the second article in the series looking at book front and back matter. What is a Preface? was the first. Note: As previously stated, this series came about because it was noted, from various comments and observations, principally in social media discussions, there appeared to be a lot of confusion about the differences … More What is a Prologue?
Most will have heard by now Google has brought their closure of Google Plus (G+) personal accounts forward from August 2019 to Tuesday 2 April 2019 (just over one week away). Google have provided the means for users to save a record of their G+ data (posts etc.) prior to that date: Once an account … More Google Plus (G+) Closing – Are you ready?
This is the first of a short series of articles looking at some elements of book front and back matter i.e. what comes before chapter 1 and what follows after the story has ended. Note 1: The majority of visitors to this website have an interest in memoir and fiction consequently the following discussion will … More What is a Preface?
Author interviews are a great way for readers to get to know the person behind those books they love. They are also useful to fellow authors as a means of learning: every person is different and has their own unique method and style. The insights into persona are also interesting in their own right. One … More Author Advice for New Authors
This is the third in the author’s memoir series. Within each Jill Dobbe shares experiences encountered by her and her family while on teaching engagements in foreign lands (Jill and her husband are teachers). As the title implies, this latest memoir recounts incidents from their stay in India. Note: Though it may help to understand … More Only in India by Jill Dobbe
Whether experienced or not, all authors need a first draft. Why? What is its purpose? What is a first draft? Questions the following discussion is intended to address. Until a first draft is finished, whether it be a book manuscript; magazine article; newspaper column; social media post; etc. the author or writer has nowhere real … More Why Authors need to get their First Draft Finished