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Writers – It’s Okay to Help Each Other!
Writers – It’s Okay to Help Each Other! 1024 576 Reader Views

Sometimes it is difficult to be social, and vulnerable after sitting alone all day with your work in front of you thinking -… My precious…. – but if we do not take a risk and open ourselves, we not only will miss out on opportunities to better ideas, we will also keep committing the same mistakes and stay outdated.

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Bringing It All Together: Reviewing Short Story Collections
Bringing It All Together: Reviewing Short Story Collections 1024 576 Reader Views

I love short story collections. They are compulsively easy to read, far more so than novels. I also like to think of them as introductions to authors I haven’t read before. Short stories are a great way to sample a writer’s style. Anthologies of short stories can be tricky to get right. Some are straight forward collections of a single author’s work. I tend to only buy these if I’m already familiar with the author through their other work, whether that be a novel or a separate short story that I read and enjoyed.

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Yes, Sometimes I Do Judge Books By Their Covers
Yes, Sometimes I Do Judge Books By Their Covers 1024 576 Reader Views

All of us have walked into a bookstore and left with at least one book solely because its cover was pretty. I know I’ve done it, and you know you’ve done it too. It’s fine. I get it. Sometimes you see a book that you just know would look great on your bookshelf, and you don’t have any choice but to buy it.

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And So, I Write…
And So, I Write… 720 960 Reader Views

I write and let it all out. I scream, I cry, I stand silent but as I write, I let it all out and put it out there for others to read, to get a glimpse of what love really is…the giving your heart, your time, your strength, your health, your everything only to see it go all away. So, I write hoping my words take away my pain. So that I can find myself again…find her, who I reluctantly let go almost a month ago, now free and healthy in my heart, in my memory, in who I have become.

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Literary Awards Fees – Where Do They Go?
Literary Awards Fees – Where Do They Go? 1024 576 Reader Views

For a while now, I have been seeing comments and questions on social media about the Literary Awards and fees. This week I decided to explain where those fees go, at least in the Reader Views Literary Awards. Contrary to popular belief, Literary Awards, if ethical and done properly, are not a money-making service.

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Literary Awards and Book Reviews to Build your Author Platform
Literary Awards and Book Reviews to Build your Author Platform 1024 576 Reader Views

We all know that readers check the reviews before deciding on a book, so no wonder most authors rush out to get book review requests even before the launch of their new title. But are reviews and literary awards relevant to building your author platform and boosting sales?

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Devising a Review Strategy
Devising a Review Strategy 1024 576 Reader Views

Reviewing books is a much easier task if you have a plan of attack before even opening the book. It provides a specific direction to take your review in. There are a lot of different ways to create a reviewing strategy, and not everybody likes to plan out their reviews.

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Legacy Books – Preserving the Stories that Matter the Most
Legacy Books – Preserving the Stories that Matter the Most 1024 576 Reader Views

Have you ever thought about creating your own Legacy Book? Maybe this challenging time is the perfect motivation to record our lives before 2020. Has your lifestyle changed because of the Pandemic guidelines? Because of the economic downfall? Creating a Legacy book might not only record what normal life looked like before, it can also offer something comforting to do with your loved ones at home.

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Using Dialogue to Bring Your Story to Life
Using Dialogue to Bring Your Story to Life 1024 576 Reader Views

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 even portray the personalities of our characters. In short, the dialogue brings the story alive for the reader. For this reason, it is so important to create a balanced amount of dialogue that will move the plot forward and make the characters real.

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Reader Views Annual Reviewer’s Choice Awards Now Open for Submissions
Reader Views Annual Reviewer’s Choice Awards Now Open for Submissions 1024 512 Reader Views

The Reader Views Literary Awards help level the playing field for self-published authors, allowing readers to recognize many of the most creative and exciting books outside the mainstream industry.

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