December 11, 2013 § Leave a comment
As of today we have 199 likes on Facebook. Thank you to everyone that follows us.
Apart from posting on Facebook and Twitter quite regularly, we also post on some Fantasy forums: Fantasy-Faction, Best Fantasy and The Fantasy Forum. They have some interesting discussions on all fantasy areas. Worth taking a look, if you have a spare moment!
November 19, 2013 § Leave a comment
Sometimes it’s hard to keep on writing. There can be any number of reasons why – inspiration dries up or maybe you get a bad review. It’s important to keep going and remember that all writers have difficult times but eventually they get through them. Reading about the struggles of now famous and successful authors can help put things into perspective. J.K. Rowling has talked of the countless rejection slips she received before a publisher had faith in her books, but she never gave up. One critic wrote that The Great Gatsby was the most boring book he had ever read! Obviously not everyone is destined for fame or fortune and it is certainly rare for success to come overnight.
The support of fellow strugglers can help as witnessed by the huge number of writer communities and forums out there. Many writers are generous with their advice and practical tips and reading their blogs can be just the inspiration required to get back to the computer!
So it’s on with volume two……..
August 28, 2013 § Leave a comment
How exciting – our first review has just appeared on Amazon Kindle. Even better the reader liked the book and has given us 5 stars.
I feel rather guilty asking people to review our novel as I haven’t bothered to do that many reviews myself. My excuse is that most of the books I read are already best sellers and have heaps of reviews by the time I get to hear of them. I promise to make more of an effort now!!
How much weight do you place on a reader review when buying a novel? I must say I base my decision on a mixture of the synopsis and the reviews, if I’m not already familiar with the author. It’s always helpful to read several reviews to get a more balanced overview. I don’t tend to be influenced that much by the critics but prefer word of mouth recommendations. I also belong to a book club which together with on-line forums are great ways to hear of new novels.