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2023-05-29 09:29
Today, author Bob Rich shares his insights into the art of forging an authentic emotional bond with your readers. The post Emotion in Writing appeared first on Reader Views Read More
2023-05-22 09:47
One of writing's basic tenets is to use specifics to help create an image. Today Carolyn Howard Johnson shares tips on making the most of your bio. The post Making the Most of Your Bio appea… Read More
2023-05-15 09:32
Before you crank out press releases or update your social media accounts, here’s why a commitment to the long game is the indie author’s best bet for reaching their target market… Read More
2023-05-08 10:27
One of the milestones for a new indie author is getting your first fifty readers. But how do you move beyond an audience of coworkers, friends and family, and get in front of new prospective… Read More
2023-04-17 09:29
A book title will make or break a book’s sales and popularity. In essence, the title is the book. It is a summary of the book, an encapsulation of all its content in a few words. It is… Read More
2023-04-10 09:52
Carolyn Howard Johnson shares thoughtful insight about the overuse of adverbs and the unnecessary taglines in dialogue. The post Let Tom Swift Inform Your Writing appeared first on Reader V… Read More
2023-04-03 09:32
When is the sequel coming out? How many times have you felt this as a reader? How many times have you heard this as an author? Today, Dan Rice shares his challenges and successes in writing… Read More
2023-03-20 08:59
Are you a shy author? If so, you’re not alone. Many authors are introverted, preferring to write but not market their books. Nonetheless, if no effort is made to market the books, no o… Read More
2023-03-13 09:02
It’s not difficult to work a bit of science into any story – even a story about imaginary playmates. But for writing a story that has a STEM focus, I’ve found two ways to f… Read More
2023-02-06 10:07
Bookstagram is an niche community for readers, authors, publishers - everyone in the literary world. Today award-winning author and poet, Rae Scott, shares some tips on navigating the #books… Read More
2022-12-26 09:08
We like to think that reading happens on a chair next to a window on a rainy day. Or maybe on our bed before we go to sleep. But the truth is that any time is a good time to pause and decomp… Read More
2022-12-19 10:36
One thing that a writer needs is to be is adaptable. Whether it’s improvising on what we use to write with (or on!), writers have to be able to get that writing done no matter what the… Read More
2022-11-28 03:54
Whether you like the feel of physical books or the convenience of e-books, there is nothing quite like reading something interesting or moving. And despite the world becoming increasingly vi… Read More
2022-11-14 05:35
How is it mid-November already?! We’re in the final two months of accepting submissions for the 2022-2023 Reader Views Literary Awards program and thought it prudent to send an update… Read More
2022-11-06 05:04
Something just popped up in Facebook Memories feature I just couldn't resist passing along to my Reader Views friends because Modern History Press is releasing my The Frugal Editor&nbsp&hell…Read More
2022-10-15 11:47
As I often mention, I am a strong proponent of diverse, inclusive books that act as mirrors and windows for children. So, I naturally gravitate to diverse books where I can learn about peopl… Read More
2022-10-10 09:05
Too many authors don't know about sell sheets. Today's blog post discusses the power of sell sheets and the opportunities they afford. The post Are Sell Sheets for Review Copies Only? appear… Read More
2022-10-03 09:10
How many of you play Wordle? I not only play; I wait up to midnight to play it as soon as the new word comes up. I typically go to the website and browse around, and play a little of the spe… Read More
2022-09-26 09:11
When I started working with Indie Authors twelve years ago, I had the surprise of my life when I learned many of them do not read regularly! I still do not understand how that is possible be… Read More
2022-09-19 04:16
Yes, book season is here! If you're like me, as a reader you are getting ready for fall and new books! But as an indie author, that excitement is about getting busy as “book season&rdq&hell…Read More
2022-08-29 09:24
As indie authors, we get the importance of having a website, creating, and maintaining a blog, and being active on social media to connect with our audience. But many of us have neglected on… Read More
2022-08-22 09:56
We pitch ourselves a lot more than what we think in our daily lives. So why is it that when it comes to pitching ourselves and our creations as authors, we panic? The post Pitching Yourself… Read More
2022-08-07 11:17
How much do passive “to be” verbs sabotage the power of your fiction and nonfiction writing? Do they add zest and quicken the pace? Do they keep readers turning pages long passed… Read More
2022-07-25 10:00
In this high speed world where we want everything now, the opening lines of your book are more important than ever. Today, Dr. Randy Overbeck shares his thoughts on crafting opening sentence… Read More
2022-07-11 09:19
One of the biggest writing problems I see among people in my mentoring program, and others who hire me to improve their writing, is that they're afraid to write like they talk. Perhaps they… Read More
2022-06-20 09:13
Short Stories as Promotion: Valerie Allen Provides Case Study for Promoting Creative Writing The post Short Stories as Promotion? appeared first on Reader Views Read More
2022-05-16 09:10
Every future generation will know Harry Potter the moment his name is spoken. Of course, when you write a character who ends up with his own Universal theme park, that isn’t a shock. B… Read More

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