A review of Plot MD by Adrienne Bell. Plot MD a book on how to write a story using two tools Bell created, the Character Arc and the Stacked Funnel Tool Worksheets.
Category: Book Reviews
I have wonderful news to share about the book Writing On Both Sides Of The Brain by Henriette Anne Klauser. Klauser makes a promise that by reading her book writers will learn how to fish, and that the skills learned will feed writers forever.
The experience of reading of The Art of Dramatic Writing helped me to understand what enables plays, books, movies, and teaching to be great and what skills I needed to develop in order to write great stories.
This review of Get to the Point by Joel Schwartzberg is written by Mary Van Everbroeck, student at Barany School of Fiction who writes women’s fiction and nonfiction.
Writing Begins With The Breath: Embodying Your Authentic Voice by Laraine Herring gives you practical methods to keep you showing up to write and also shows how to use these same tools and tips to improve the quality of your writing.
Many authors think that it is totally time-consuming to find reviews for their books. I admit, just like everything else, it takes time. You can get book reviews. But if you want to develop a long-term relationship with one of the key influencers in our industry—book bloggers—then you’ll want to learn how to get reviews for your books.
The nightmare among authors is to get a bad review. One star reviews can be horrible. Especially the seemingly well-written and intelligent bad reviews – “seemingly” because the information is false or misleading – that kill sales. But if you just follow these seven steps, you can overcome some bad reviews.
How to write and get great reviews, with examples of a book review. A lot of authors think that getting many five-star ecstatic reviews will help make more book sales, so they get their family and friends to post rave reviews. The problem is that browsing readers can detect false praise a mile away, so if you just help guide the reviewer on how to sound authentic, your reviews will in fact help you make more sales of your books.
There are many different kinds of “one-sheets.” A one-sheet for reviewers and libraries can contain the contact’s name, a hook, some reasons why readers want your book, your book blurb, a call to action, reviews, and a bio. You’ll send the one-sheet to prospective reviewers and to librarians. Be sure to include the book’s genre and for reviewers a page count or word count.
Inside Out by Maria Snyder — A Book Review by Beth Barany — Trella is a 17 year-old who has only known white walls, tubes, square hallways, care mates, and a life of drudgery.
And she’s not like the rest of those sheep, all the others who live on her level, under those who have more and better lives who control their lives from the upper levels.
This young adult novel, for grades 8 and up, is hauntingly beautiful and well told. I really felt like I was in the head and heart of a sixteen-year-old. Lena has always felt drawn to sea around her home just south of San Francisco despite her father’s fears, a former surfer. Strange things start happening, sleep walking at the beach, whispers of voices and dream.