Okay, so I sent you to my Goodreads giveaway yesterday, right? But then I did a stupid thing and my giveaway disappeared off the face of the Internet. I don’t know how many people tried to enter by clicking one of the links from yesterday's blog post, Facebook status and shares, or Tweets and retweets,… Continue reading Screwed up my book giveaway!
Big news week!
My author activity this past week was about as opposite of my usual as possible. First I announced the publication of my new novel An Illusion of Trust in ebook and then in print. I also announced a two-day giveaway of The Brevity of Roses ebook. So my first full week of not writing still had… Continue reading Big news week!
How to Be a Better Goodreads User
Actually, the title of this post is a little ambitious because I’m still learning how to use Goodreads. For a couple of years, I’ve used Goodreads to catalogue the books I read. Of course, my shelves don’t include all the books I’ve read in my lifetime. Wouldn’t that be fantastic if I had such a… Continue reading How to Be a Better Goodreads User
Does what you bring to a book matter?
If you give a group of writers a prompt, you might be amazed at the variety of tales that result. The same photo of a rose might inspire one to write about a first love, another to write about his mother’s funeral, and still another to write of a serial killer who leaves one in the hand of each victim. Your life experience influences what you write. In the same way, it influences how you read a book.
Do you know the LibraryThing?
I’d read reference to LibraryThing several times before I finally checked it out. I had imagined it as a hangout for professional librarians, but it’s actually a place to catalogue your library and connect with other readers and authors, similar to Goodreads. Though not quite as intuitive, in my opinion.