Wednesday, January 27, 2016

#Writing Wednesday - January 27th 2016

Degu's Day Out and Snowball The Oddball Kobold are both now also available as paperbacks from CreateSpace and Amazon.

(Click on the book titles for the CreateSpace links).

So, that's two more of my backlist in paperback as well as eBook formats now. Just a couple more to go, and we'll be caught up, and then only need to deal with producing paperbacks as I complete new books.

By the way, I recently discovered that most of the books that I've made available as paperbacks are now available to buy from Barnes & Noble - along with all the eBook versions, which I knew they carried already. The only books that are available as paperbacks from CreateSpace and Amazon that aren't yet available as paperbacks from Barnes & Noble are the two titles mentioned in this post, and that's because it takes a few extra weeks for my paperbacks to become available at Barnes & Noble. But, this means Barnes & Noble now sell most of my books as both paperbacks and eBooks, which is great!

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If you're a writer too, what kind of writer are you? Or, perhaps I should ask, what kind of writer do you want to be?

Either way, are you a generalist writer, or a specialist writer? The article I just linked to will tell you the pros and cons of both options, as well as helping you to figure out where you fit (if you're not sure).

No matter where you fit though, the most important thing is to be the writer that you are, not the writer other people want you to be.

*~WARNING: that last link contains strong language.

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Are you upset about bad reviews? Well, try not to be!

These 6 qualities of bad writing are how a reader will determine whether or not they enjoy your book. The problem is, each individual reader will have their own thoughts on which is more important, which means that there is little to no chance your book will please everyone; even best sellers get bad reviews sometimes.

In other words... Bad reviews happen. There's nothing you can do to stop them. All you can do is write the best book you possibly can, and hope your book finds its way in to the hands of the people who will most enjoy it.

4 comments:

Jeanie said...

You always find interesting links and even if I'm not quite into all of that in the way you are, I still find many of them well worth reading!

Victoria Zigler said...

Jeanie:
I'm glad you enjoy the links.

Intense Guy said...

I apologize for not getting to the outstanding covers this past weekend.

Frowns.

Victoria Zigler said...

Iggy:
It's fine... Really!