Legacy Books – Preserving the Stories that Matter the Most

Susan ViolanteManaging Editor This past week we received the horrible news that my mother is terminal ill. Since then she has been in a rush mode to say and share everything with us. Not just about her life and life...Read More

Using Dialogue to Bring Your Story to Life

Susan ViolanteManaging Editor After over 20 years of working on my writing, I have learned that dialogue is the most important tool available when telling a story. We can use the dialogue to describe, inform, show action, establish mood, and...Read More

Things to Avoid When Writing a Book Review

Susan ViolanteManaging Editor This past week, I received feedback from an author on our last editorial, Book Reviews – An Author’s Best Friend (Even When Not-So-Positive), where he shared his “most extreme hostile review.” This author forwarded to us a...Read More

Author Bios and Self Presentation – Your “Hello” to the Reader

Sheri HoyteManaging Editor Hi All! This article was originally posted by us some time ago at Reader Views but the content warrants a re-posting. I personally connected with the part about being human in your bio and writing like you...Read More

NaNoWriMo is Coming! But Why Write a Book in a Month?

Sheri HoyteManaging Editor NaNoWriMo 2019 is coming, and the results from last year’s event are staggering!  According to The NaNoWriMo Blog, there were 287,327 participants and 35,387 winners. The number of words written in November 2018 was 2,791,454,312 and those...Read More

“What Have You Done for YOU Lately? Self-Care for Authors

Sheri HoyteManaging Editor How many of you take time out every day for yourself? I don’t mean time out to write or time to promote and market your book on social media - that’s not time out for yourself, but...Read More

The Reading Slump: An Unexpected Foe

Skyler BoudreauEditorial Contributor You finally have some time to yourself. A full day to anything you want. You’ve been planning this for weeks. You’re going to spend the next twenty-four hours reading the new books you bought last month until...Read More