Monthly Archive: October 2012

Oct 16

Author Interview with Robert Swartwood, new horror/thriller release THE INNER CIRCLE – and a GIVEAWAY

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UPDATE: Winners announced, check the bottom of the comments. Thanks everyone! I’ve met some great fellow authors online over the past couple of years, but in this social media day and age, the vast majority of them have been online. Certainly nothing wrong with that, it’s the way of the world, but I consider it …

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Oct 05

Great article (checklist) from Chuck Wendig on preparing to write a novel

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The man can tell it like it is. While the word choice may be…colorful at times, Chuck Wendig, an ├╝ber-successful author, has put together an absurdly helpful and spot-on 25-point checklist of how to prepare to write a novel. With National Novel Writing Month just around the corner, it’s quite timely as well. If you’ve …

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Oct 01

Do one star reviews hurt sales? Or “how I spent a morning reading hilarious 50 Shades reviews”

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I read an article last week (well, the majority of an article) on top-selling Amazon titles with huge numbers of poor reviews. The article stemmed from the paid reviews scandal headed by John Locke and his ilk, but it got me thinking. Do negative reviews hurt sales? I know when I see a poor review …

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