Of course, it may be authors reading this will already have thought about writing short stories, nevertheless, there remain many who do not or have never considered the idea. This article will consider some of the benefits of the short story form. To prevent this becoming too unwieldy we will launch straight in. The following … More Why Authors Should Consider Short Stories
Naturally, anyone who delights in the written word; a good tale; or instructive dissertation will read many books throughout a year and perhaps more while on holiday. Whether the book has proven a pleasure or not, it is hoped (at least by authors and perhaps also other potential readers) the reader will leave a review. … More How To Rate a Book
This is for anyone who enjoys a true story. The following are some of the memoirs which have been reviewed in this website. This is not a complete list. The order in which these are shown implies no preference, it simply reflects the chronology of the memoir reviews, commencing with the earliest review date. A … More Memoir Short List
Undoubtedly responses to this question will be varied. Summer holidays are a period when people like to take a break from their normal run-of-the-mill daily lives, or at least that is the theory. The principal aim is to relax and have fun: with family, where they have one; with friends; or sometimes alone (‘Getting away … More Are Summer Holidays a Time to Promote Books?
The large number of independent (indie) author books being published each day are making it more and more difficult for authors, especially unknown indie authors, to gain public exposure. Consequently, it is worth their while to consider other opportunities for getting their works published and/or reviewed. One primary aim for this website and blog is … More Writing/Review Opportunity – BookLife Fiction Contest – 31 August 2019
The majority of independent authors cannot afford to pay for professional services consequently, they are obliged to undertake all aspects of book publication themselves. There is no denying for many this presents a challenge. Nevertheless, to have any hope of success, authors must accept the challenges. Proofreading their own work is one such challenge. Anyone … More 7 Proofread Steps
The large number of independent (indie) author books being published each day are making it more and more difficult for authors, especially unknown indie authors, to gain public exposure. Consequently, it is worth their while to consider other opportunities for getting their works published. One primary aim for this website and blog is to assist … More Writing Opportunity – Missouri Review – 1 October 2019
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?
Regular readers of and visitors to this website and the associate social media accounts will recall a recent survey regarding whether readers skip or read prologues. That was the first of what is expected to be a three part survey respecting book front and back matter. The ultimate intent is to provide authors (though readers … More Prologue v Preface – 100 Word Survey
To coin an old phrase the following may appear to be ‘teaching grandma to suck eggs.’ In other words telling people something they already know and perhaps better than the writer. Nevertheless, a few, especially those new to the topic, may find some of the following information helpful. Note: The origins of the above phrase … More Finding Books to Read