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I remember seeing this book.  Looks okay - to me - for those that like the genre. I think you do well.  I looked at the reviewers profile. And they are not too friendly with any book it seems. "I did not finish - small percent in -", etc etc.

As to the spoiler, I think, this says, he liked it enough to write about it so much. Strange - so this could be a plus.  Plus they have no clue as to how it ends or fits together.  A person that reads can figure that out from the review and would like the book.

A lot of people could be looking for a Hemmingway read and you are like most other Indie authors sticking to what you like (and others that like that too). So they are looking for fantastic read and you don't have much of a chance if you don't grab them and hold them fast.

Thank you for taking the time to give it a look and share an opinion.  I am sure I am just hypersensitive.  I personally hate spoilers, I don't even watch the "next week on..." segments on TV because I want all of next week to be a surprise!  As you pointed out, he/she only read "13%" so I guess they haven't given away too much of consequence!

DMC
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Coincidental plot collision and work down the drain
« Last post by JRTomlin on Today at 07:06:23 PM »
Good heavens, abandoning a work because a movie had a similar plot? How many plots do you think are out there? Should no one do a tragic love story because Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet?

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It's nice to think she got herself into this out of ignorance of the law, or of the consequences, but her lawyer would have known. If he didn't try his best to steer her in a direction that was in her best interests, rather than looking at all the money he could make, then he should be disbarred.
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"Inspiring". But at the same time, scary, because if after you write 5-6 books and you're still nowhere near that target, you might wonder whether you're really cut out for writing fiction or not.
I hope this thread isn't scaring anyone. Some people have to take different paths to get to same place.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Poll - Dissatisfaction with Kindle Unlimited
« Last post by Sam Rivers on Today at 07:05:34 PM »
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Your poll choices indicate a certain bias.

What exactly is this bias?
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Writers' Cafe / Re: her her (grammar question)
« Last post by TimothyEllis on Today at 07:03:09 PM »
I would probably take the easy way out, and rewrite the sentence.  "It cost her dearly--she paid with her life."  "It was a high price to pay:  her life."  Etc.
This.
In almost all instances where you use the same word together, it can be rewritten to use one. At the least, a comma goes between them. But better to rewrite it completely.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: her her (grammar question)
« Last post by JRTomlin on Today at 07:01:57 PM »
I don't understand the need for the repeat. "It cost her live." has exactly the same meaning.

I assume you are trying to emphasize that she was the one who cared about losing her life, but that would seem to be a given.
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The Book Corner / Re: Amazon First Reads -- May 2018
« Last post by Atunah on Today at 06:59:50 PM »
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Writers' Cafe / The Fart Draft
« Last post by Phoenix61 on Today at 06:58:36 PM »
When the first draft is too insubstantial and full of plot holes to be considered solid enough to term a Cr%p draft!

Despite their shortcomings, my first two full-length novels were founded on solid ideas in my head. The editing, titles and covers were far from perfect but the story was essentially present in the first draft.

When I returned to the first draft of my third novel after leaving it alone to write the first draft of the fourth, I was dismayed at the inconsistencies, the glaring holes, the unexplained events, the under-developed plot and characters and on and on, until I wondered whether it was actually salvageable. Blech! What a piece of...no, not a piece, a smelly wafting more like. I know I will persist with it, because to give up is not in my nature, but I wonder if it will come across as pure drivel when I am finished. I will definitely have to run it by some beta readers when I am finished, BEFORE publishing. I haven't returned to my fourth yet, and as a pantser, I am dreading what I will find. I know that I have deviated dramatically from my original thought. From soft sci-fi to space-op, to some sort of comic novel!
I should outline, I know, but I am terrible at that.

I am ranting. Pay no attention. I am doubting myself and my 'abilities'. I need to vent a little as I have no one close to bounce off, to brainstorm and commiserate with. I am 57 years old, trying something I should perhaps leave to the youth. I am a prawn who sells a couple of books a month. I have sold more of my inconsequential practice (32 page memoir, $0.99), book than my other 'real' books! Maybe that is telling me something? Have a great day everyone. Sell heaps and write well. I will continue with my Fart Draft. I will attempt to form something solid with it.
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