Why "Show, Don't Tell" is the Great Lie of Writing Workshops", according to author and writing instructor Joshua Henkin
From Forbes Magazine, Why Amazon's Rumored Retail Bookstore Will be Huge
From Kindle review, Top 100 Indie Authors for June + 67 Authors to Watch
Looking for a critique partner? Try Critique Circle. You start with two credits which you use for submission. You gain more credits for future submissions by critiquing others. There's a special forum just for Newbies (to writing and/or critiquing).
If you don't read much contemporary fiction and you run into this, Ending A Sentence With a Preposition, it might grate on your nerves. But as Melissa Donovan points out, there are times to follow grammar rules and times when it's okay to break them.
Technical aspects of writing are just as important as storytelling. Author Cec Murphy offers great short tips on various technical issues, like "Using the Ellipsis and Brackets (Part 1 of 2)". Don't you always have a question about this one?
What E-Publishing Means to a Country Boy. Books in places and in the hands of people who might not otherwise have them. Who could have a problem with that?
Book cover trends: Are Cartoon Covers Making a Comeback? I've included one of these cartoon covers above. Doesn't it make you think of the old Bewitched television series? (One of my favorites growing up.)
Don't you hate when the ending is obvious because of something said or done earlier that makes it near impossible to miss? That's called telegraphing. Are You Telegraphing Your Plot? from author Janice Hardy.
Joel Friedlander aka The Book Designer hosted a Carnival of the Indies last Sunday. Article after article about various aspects of indie publishing. Everything from success stories to help with book design and production to writing tips. Here's one: Common Lies Self-published Authors Believe.
Lastly, Dorchester's remaining assets were bid on by Amazon. Should the sale go through, Amazon picks up nearly 2,000 books for its existing imprints. But even better, Dorchester authors will get paid all monies due.
Peace & Blessings,
Stay focused. Be deliberate. Believe.