Are Book Reviews Valuable to You?

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Do people read book reviews before they purchase? For me, I first read the summary, and if interested, read a small selection of reviews. Reviews from “verified purchase” customers are the most satisfying to me. For more detail, I read editorial reviews from well known, recognizable sites such as Kirkus. Most people only read the “excerpt” posted on Amazon or other sites, […]

Story Structure is Important

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When I first started writing Spy by Night, I paid no attention to story structure. What a mistake! The results were endless revisions. Fortunately, I found Marni Freedman, Writing Coach and author of “The 7 Essential Writing Tools.” I found the read both informative and entertaining, but most important, I found the holes in my story!     […]