Authors reviewing Authors (It’s a Minefield) #MondayBlogs #AmWriting

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Authors reviewing authors

(it’s a minefield…) Guest post by Terry Tyler

Reviewing advice

The scenario: you’re a self-published/indie press published writer who tweets, blogs and is a generally active member of the online writer community.  You like to read and review the work of writer friends, if in a genre that appeals.  One of these friends (who I will call Friendly Writer and refer to as ‘he’, for convenience), asks you to review his new book, via an ARC.  The blurb piques your interest; you say yes.  You start to read, with enthusiasm—but there’s a problem.  Several of them.  The dialogue is unrealistic, the characters are one-dimensional, or tired stereotypes.  Maybe the plot is unconvincing, or it’s a bit slow/long-winded/badly researched.  If it was a random book by a stranger, you’d abandon it.

If you’ve been active in the online writer community for a while, this might be a situation you’ve…

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Meet and Greet: 11/16/17

Wonderful way to meet new bloggers courtesy Dream Big.

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Evelina and I are presently en route to Florida so I’m going to run the Meet N Greet through next Wednesday!!  Be sure to share this post with your readers to get more people involved and more links shared!

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Cozy Spotlight on Gemma Halliday

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Gone With the Wings by Leena Clover

I took a culinary journey to the Indian subcontinent when I read Gone With the Wings, the first installment of the Meera Patel Mystery series by Leena Clover. The series is set in a small Oklahoma university town and features a savvy university librarian. In this story, Meera’s arch nemesis Prudence Walker is found dead … Continue reading Gone With the Wings by Leena Clover

Giveaway by Touch My Spine Book Reviews

Hi Guys, Dani over at Touch My Spine Book Reviews is hosting a Giveaway of Deadly Little Games by Laurie Faria Stolarz.  Go check it out. Hello lovely people!❤ I hope everyone is having a fantastic day!😁 Today I’m starting a giveaway for the book Deadly Little Games by Laurie Faria Stolarz. I am using … Continue reading Giveaway by Touch My Spine Book Reviews