A Truly Apt Setting Sets a Story Apart
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Any good writer knows the importance of the right setting for their narrative, of creating the appropriate “world” the reader can inhabit for hours at a time. While this is a common mantra for science fiction writers—world building is a critical part of that genre—it is equally true for all fictional genres including mysteries. Sometimes this “world” can be as familiar as a small resort town or as unusual as a completely different time or place, even one the reader has never experienced.

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Five Free and Easy Ways for Readers to Lift Authors
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Authors are not just producers of books; they are also consumers of books. Whether for project research, market research, or personal fulfillment, authors need to read. What do you do when you’ve read something you loved? Make a mental note to look for more works by the same author? Look up more material about the author? Both are great for your own information but neither lets the author know you read their book. Here are five ways to support an author whose work you’ve enjoyed plus tips on how to encourage your readers to do the same for you.

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Announcing the 2020-2021 Reader Views Annual Literary Awards Winners!
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Sheri Hoyte Susan Violante Today we announce the winners of the 2020-2021 Reader Views Literary Awards Program! The expectation is high among the reviewers who, for an entire year, read and score hundreds of submissions from an eclectic group of categories as diverse as the group of reviewers and judges within our 3-tier judging system.…

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Keeping Our Spirits Up
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Award winning author Carolyn Howard Johnson’s modus operandi is “no moaning!” Today she shares with Reader Views how to do just that!

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Finalists Announced in the 2020-2021 Reader Views Literary Awards Competition!
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It is our favorite time of the year again when we get to announce the finalists of our annual awards competition. It’s a bit like Christmas morning finding presents under the tree! And, although we wish everyone could win, it cannot be. So, we wish all the finalists’ good luck, knowing that in our hearts and minds you all are winners.

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Be Inspired by Strong Women
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Today, award-winning author Mark Bello honors Women’s History Month with his thoughts on some historical achievements and celebrates some of our finest champions.

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It’s What You Do BEFORE That Makes the Difference
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Award winning author Randy Overbeck joins Reader Views today to talk about how doing the right research before you start writing makes for a better and more credible narrative.

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National Women’s History Month and the Women in My History
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March is National Women’s History Month, so I took the time to think of some of the strong women in my family who lived through WWII in Italy and Libya.

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How Book Review Strategies Prepared Me for College
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Many of the skills I developed as a book reviewer have actually been very helpful in my college reading. There are two main strategies I employ while reading a book for review.

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Getting Your Book into Campus Libraries and More!
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I used to run a question and answer column in my Sharing with Writers newsletter, but the subject of getting books (including fiction) into university bookstores comes up so often, I thought it might be a good idea to give the topic a little broader exposure and Reader Views is just the right place!

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