Word Weaver Winner’s Profiles: 3rd Place Winner Annette Robinson

The winners of April’s Word Weaver Writing Contest share their thoughts on the contest, writing in general, and other stuff.   Today our 3rd place winner, Annette Robinson, answers a few questions about our contest and other writerly things. (Click HERE to read her contest entry) For the most part, I’m asking the same profileContinue reading “Word Weaver Winner’s Profiles: 3rd Place Winner Annette Robinson”

How can we encourage more readers to leave reviews for our books?

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
I am very keen to make reviews a prominent feature of the book promotions and encourage readers to review the books that they buy and enjoy, or not as the case may be. Word of mouth is still the most powerful marketing tool that anyone who is selling a…

Have a listen and let me know what you think about this audition for Poggibonsi

It’s always a lot of fun to hear your characters brought to life by a narrator. Here, a scene from Poggibonsi: an Italian misadventure is on display.  (The Poggi eBook is on sale right now, BTW. Click HERE) Feel free to give me your thoughts, positive and negative. Are you an audio book listener? WouldContinue reading “Have a listen and let me know what you think about this audition for Poggibonsi”

Word Weaver Winner’s Profiles: Fourth Place Winner Adele Marie Park

  The winners of April’s Word Weaver Writing Contest share their thoughts on the contest, writing in general, and other stuff.   Today our fourth place winner, Adele Marie Park, answers a few questions about our contest and other writerly things. (Click HERE to read her contest entry)   1.Dan: Did you write your storyContinue reading “Word Weaver Winner’s Profiles: Fourth Place Winner Adele Marie Park”

MORE beta love for An Angel On Her Shoulder

“…reminded me a lot of how Stephen King writes, who is one of my favorite writers.” – beta reader    Wow.     WOW.     Best. Compliment. Ever.        I can’t say everybody feels this way about the story, but so far 2/3 of the beta readers have really enjoyed it (and the other 1/3Continue reading “MORE beta love for An Angel On Her Shoulder”

Finding the Perfect Date/Book – Guest Blog Post By Author J. A. Alexsoo

Time to turn the wheel over to a friend and learn something from somebody other than me! Enjoy this terrific guest blog author J. A. Alexsoo. This isn’t just about picking a book to read, but what readers look for in a book – so write one that way, too! Enjoy! Dan   Finding theContinue reading “Finding the Perfect Date/Book – Guest Blog Post By Author J. A. Alexsoo”