Writing tip #4 Ghastly Saidisms

This is the fourth of 12 posts for writers who are planning to self-publish using the great services now available to the amateur writer, such as Smashwords, Amazon KDP, CreateSpace etc. These mistakes are straight from week1 of “Good Writing 101”. You might get away with one or two of them; maybe people won’t notice. […]

Writing tips #3 Poor Subplots

This is the third of 12 posts for Writers who are planning to self-publish using the great services now available to the amateur writer, such as Smashwords, Amazon KDP, CreateSpace etc. These mistakes are straight from week1 of “Good Writing 101”. You might get away with one or two of them; maybe people won’t notice. […]

Writers – Writing Tip #2 Not Too Many Characters

This is the second of 12 posts for Writers who are planning to self-publish using the great services now available to the amateur writer, such as Smashwords, Amazon KDP, CreateSpace etc. These mistakes are straight from week1 of “Good Writing 101”. You might get away with one or two of them; maybe people won’t notice. […]

Writing Tip #1 Head Hopping

This is the first of 12 posts for Writers who are planning to self-publish using the great services now available to the amateur writer, such as Smashwords, Amazon KDP, CreateSpace etc. As a member of the panel of The Kindle Book Review, I’ve been reading a lot of indie books lately, and in book after […]

On Voice and Point of View

 Let’s say I’ve established who my main character is, and he/she also has a sidekick, someone to talk to, someone who can ask the sort of questions that the reader might want to ask.  I have the theme of the book firmly implanted in my mind. Something like: Crime doesn’t pay, or True love knows […]