You can't always tell who's going to pick up your story and read it. Sometimes, readers are unpredictable. Those who don't read your genre may stumble upon it and read it anyways, and what speaks to one person won't to another. But you can tell some things about your own story based on the fiction … Continue reading What Fiction Classifications Can Tell You About Your Readers
As part of the ongoing "Flashback Friday" series, I am reposting content from this blog's archives. An article on this subject was originally posted in May 2014. It seems that, in general, the stories that get read the most are those that manage to get a number of people talking about a book, or those … Continue reading Flashback Friday: What Stories Should We Read?
For all of you who have published a book and are looking to reach new readers, I'm pleased to announce a special opportunity. Ryan Lanz over at "A Writer's Path" has teamed up with me to offer an extra 2 bonus weeks on all 90 day advertisements for his three websites: "A Writer's Path," "All … Continue reading Special Opportunity for All My Readers…
This is in no way a reflection on all of you wonderful people who read this blog, but I've been thinking about blogging and writing, about a silence and responses, and what they mean to the people involved, to poets and writers and bloggers and just general human beings on the other side of our … Continue reading Silence
This past year, particularly the eight months I’ve been part of the blogging community, have been a delightful experience. I’ve been honored to share your worlds, reading your comments and having you read and like my writing. I start this blog, hoping others would enjoy what I think about books, writing, and life, and you … Continue reading Thank You, Good and Gentle Readers
Writing a novel is a journey. Bring along friends. I try to look for opportunities to share my writing with others. Writing can be lonely work, and if it’s just you and the computer screen, you can easily forget how an uninformed reader will respond to what you’ve written. This is partly why I blog, … Continue reading Reactions to being Under the Microscope
I recently came across the original article on the Huffington Post in which Lynn Shepherd urges J. K. Rowling to stop writing. While this statement has been flying about the internet, I had not seen the original, and I think Shepherd actually puts together a very interesting argument. She doesn’t suggest that Rowling stop writing … Continue reading Writing Matters: Readers and Writing