Monthly Archives: September 2012

Who Can You Trust These Days

With the advance in technology and the availability of the internet, writing opportunities leap at you left and right via e-mail and different social networks, like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google, to name just a few. There’s a service for just … Continue reading

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Is It Considered A Sin

Is it considered a sin if the author gives out too much information about his/her book in its introduction? Information on what the book is about or as to what the readers should expect from it. Is it not better … Continue reading

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Blood Sweat Tears And Prayers

The other day I read a great book that played on all my senses, stirring all my emotions. Every time I read a book like that I get so fired up and I wish that I could write like the … Continue reading

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How Do You Promote Your Book

A writer friend told me the other day that nowadays publishing a book is the easiest part of the process of writing because of all the facilities available to writers online, digitally. But the hardest thing is the self-promotion. As … Continue reading

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I Read For All The Wrong Reasons

Everyone who loves to write loves books. We were readers first before becoming writers. My story is no different than anyone else. Ever since I learned how to read I read books. Without doubt I read for all the wrong … Continue reading

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Quirky Habits Of Writers

By now you are all probably familiar with my writing habits and my love affair with fountain pens. I write long hand, I love the smell of ink on plain white paper. My fountain pen is quite old and it … Continue reading

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Literary Larceny

Literary theft or plagiarism and lying has always been part of literature and the publishing world. What was once hard to notice is nowadays easily detected. Technology and digital printing have a lot to do with it. In fact the … Continue reading

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How About We Go Online And Check

“Let me go and check online for the reviews,” says my daughter every time I want to buy a product for myself or for the house. “Let me find out if it’s good and what people have to say about … Continue reading

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Are Self Publishers Doomed No Matter What

The other day I read an interesting article online in THE BOOKSELLER, about a teenage girl signing a book contract with a reputable publishing company. The title of the article read ‘HarperCollins pays six figures for teenage author’. The article … Continue reading

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Larger Than Life Characters

A couple of months ago I read a book by David Baldacci, Hour Game, that I have been thinking about ever since. Not because it was an outstanding book, nor because the story was exceptional (which it wasn’t). No. Something … Continue reading

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