WHAT TO ASK A PUBLISHER
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EDITOR’S COMMENT: Eli points out from his viewpoint the two types of stories about abnormal characters and abnormal situations. Abnormal characters include James Bond and abnormal situations includes The Lord of the Rings. Thoughtful read.
EDITOR’S COMMENT: I have to admit I don’t understand much of this. If I did, I”d probably be dangerous. I can write but I ain’t no rocket scientist. Take a look. See if the post has some gems that will give you any ideas.
WHAT AUTHORS SHOULD ASK PUBLISHERS ABOUT PR PLANS FOR THEIR BOOKS by Brian Feinblum from BookMarketingBuzzBlog
EDITOR’S COMMENT: I encourage any author negotiating with a publisher to read this post. Brian offers ten questions that should be asked of any publisher. The answers may save the author future grief.
EDITOR’S COMMENT: Anna declares it is beyond obvious, the MC must have emotions. Her argument is most books’ first pages are exposition with action and where the MC is located and how they got there. What is missing is emotion. Anna also advocates secondary emotions and don’t be too obvious in the emotional development. The post is helpful for MC development.
WRITE THE GOOD FIGHT by Piper Bayard from Writers in the Storm
EDITOR’S COMMENT: Piper argues a writer should be creative in the fight scenes. She recalls the comments of NYT best-selling author James Rollins who said to never used the same weapon twice in a book. Take a look if a fight scene is on your writing horizon. And as a sideline, Vince Flynn’s, American Assassin has some awesome fight scenes.
EDITOR’S COMMENT: I know, I know. Fifteen reasons why this didn’t happen and fifteen reasons why that didn’t happen, This post has merit, especially number ten. Take a look at Amazon Books and see how many titles confuse you.
WEBSITE SECURITY IS THE ARIZONA SHARK REPELLENT OF THE INTERNET by Nate Hoffelder from The Digital Reader
EDITOR’S COMMENT: Recently I traveled on vacation and was forced to use a public site. Scary. Being hacked at home is equally scary. Some hosting companies will attempt to sell you security for a problem that doesn’t exist. It happened to my wife on the trip. Her quote was an annual fee of $195. Nate suggests two sites to check security status. Important read.