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I love to support other authors on my blog with reviews and guest posts. Those reviews cover fiction and nonfiction, and authors can find details here at REVIEW GUIDELINES.
I started writing with a pen and paper those many moons ago before computers, but I rarely used a pen as fine as this one. Common writing utensils consisted of stubs of pencils my kids left scattered around the house or ball-point pens with an ad for A-One Plumbing emblazoned on them. Still, I wrote, and continue to write. If we writers were in it solely for the money, most of us would be losers. I am not a loser. It’s that heart-to-heart connection we make with people who read our words that is success.
I am a success.
The ebook edition of my short story collection, Beyond the Crack in the Sidewalk, is now available from Amazon worldwide. I’m so pleased with what Next Chapter Publishing has done in terms of cover art, editing, formatting and all the other important aspects of bringing a book to life.
This is the same publisher who released Evelyn Evolving and they have set up a promo from 7-13 thru 7-17, offering the book to readers for the discount price of only .99 for Kindle readers in the U.S. and U.K.
Next Chapter Publishing has also reprinted One Small Victory and One Perfect Love, and both have promo specials coming up. One Perfect Love with be discounted to only .99 from 7-23 thru 7-27 and One Small Victory will be offered free worldwide from 7-31 thru 8-04.
A Good Book Isn’t Written, It’s Rewritten
From July 19 to August 18, I’ll be teaching a four week self-editing and rewriting class at Story Circle Network.
This is a class for beginner and intermediate writers, offering ways to self-edit to produce a clean, tightly-written book. Over the course of four classes, participants will sharpen their skills in some of the basics of characterization, dialogue, and clear, concise narrative. Included is a free edit of ten pages of a participant’s current work in progress, fiction or nonfiction.
I’m happy to adapt the class to meet individual needs, which worked out well the first time I did the class.
More information can be found at Story Circle Network.
Books4Readers (B4R) bookstore is offering a subscription service where readers can get a box of books in whatever genre they choose, once a month. This is similar to companies that sell beauty products or novelty items to subscribers for a low monthly fee, and there’s always an element of delightful surprise when the box arrives every four weeks. Sort of like having a birthday every month where you get a present. I’m happy to be a part of the program as an author, and if you subscribe to the B4R program, one of my books could be in the box you receive next month.
What author wouldn’t be thrilled to get this note from a reader?
“I have read thousands of books in the past and thought that your books were as good and even better than any other that I have read.”
What a terrific endorsement.
Happy readers make happy writers.