I recently wrote a blog about the characteristics of good fiction writers. Following are seven characteristics I came up with. What would you add?First good writers are born with a talent for…Continue
Started Apr 12, 2013
The concept of author’s trading reviews is somewhat troubling for me. Even if unspoken or stated otherwise, does it create an expectation of “I’ll give you five stars and you give me five?” Won’t…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Porter Mar 7, 2013.
I recently decided I need to be even more organized in scheduling and tracking my book marketing efforts. As a result I started an Excel spreadsheet to use as a check list for marketing. It…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael O'Gara Feb 15, 2013.
Character interviews are an interesting and creative way to introduce potential readers to a book's character(s). The fun is deciding how your character would answer the question but the questions…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael O'Gara Jan 5, 2013.
This is a book that may appeal to those who are interested in the civil war period. The book’s historical context seems realistic and the premise is interesting. The book from a technical standpoint is well written. However from my perspective the…Continue
Posted on October 30, 2013 at 5:05pm
This book is an entertaining and easy read for those who like historical novels. The characters are interesting and the plot is light. It is set in Georgia in 1864 during the Christmas season as the Yankees approach Savannah.
The jacket describes the book as follows: "This rousing tale of battlefield danger, wartime romance, and indomitable courage brings ....." I didn't see the book that way. I didn't find it rousing; my blood pressure never rose with…Continue
Posted on August 13, 2013 at 3:30am