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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? read more
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. read more
Using Dialogue to Bring Your Story to Life
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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. read more
Reader Views Annual Reviewer’s Choice Awards Now Open for Submissions
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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. read more
Promoting Your Book Without Sounding Like a Promoter
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Most writers are literally the opposite of a promoter or salesman. We really need to work hard to convince ourselves to mention our book when we are networking, socializing or simply talking to a friend one on one. It just isn’t in our nature to sell ourselves as a published author. read more
CoVid-19 vs. Writer’s Isolation
CoVid-19 vs. Writer’s Isolation 1024 576 Reader Views
Humans are the weirdest creatures in the universe. We like to state that we are creatures based on habits, but the current corona situation is proving that wrong, at least in my case. I have been working full-time from my home office for 10 years now, so I am 100% accustomed to home isolation as a home office/internet based business professional since 2009 and a writer for publication since the 1990’s…or so I thought. read more
Writers Unite!
Writers Unite! 768 1024 Reader Views
I know…I am stuck on CNN day and night obsessing about what is going on. I am planting all kinds of veggies (just in case…) and am sewing masks to donate. It doesn’t get worse than this. But even though my husband believes I have watched too many zombie apocalypse movies, these times require that we all feel useful rather than powerless. read more
Corona Pandemic – What Can We Writers Do?
Corona Pandemic – What Can We Writers Do? 1024 576 Reader Views
Well after being self-quarantined for almost a month, and now following the shelter in place order; my restless mind has totally taken over my days and nights. I worry about my elderly parents living in my home, I worry about my daughters, as they both have to work still (even if part-time is at home), one with the Texas government, the other with a federal hospital. read more
Announcing the 2019-2020 Reader Views Annual Literary Awards Winners!
Announcing the 2019-2020 Reader Views Annual Literary Awards Winners! 1024 576 Reader Views
Finally, the winners of the 2019 copyright books for the Literary Awards have been selected. Selecting these winners was a challenging process for our judges! All participants should be proud of their books as we can tell you first hand that the quality of all of the books received has raised the standard of Indie publishing for sure. Well done! read more
Finalists Announcement! 2019-2020 Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice Awards
Finalists Announcement! 2019-2020 Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice Awards 1024 576 Reader Views
It has been a fierce competition again this year due to the amazing quality of most of the participating books. As usual we can only select a few finalists, and as usual it’s proving to be a very difficult task again this year! read more