Nothing slows down a story worse than paragraphs of description. It becomes even more problematic when an author chooses to open a novel with too much backstory. This ruins the hook and can often result in the loss of the reader. Here's the thing, as authors, we seem to have fallen into the trap of … Continue reading Info-Dumping: How You Can Avoid It
We all would love to see consistent sales of our products. They can be books, services such as coaching classes, art, games, etc. The list goes on.
As an author, learning to accept that we will suffer times of feast and famine is a part of the art of marketing and writing itself.
That little orange star-bursting banner many authors strive to reach in Amazon's ever growing sea of book titles. What makes this particular status so appealing? Is it an increase in book sales, reviews or maybe just the notoriety? Does it validate us in a way?