IWSG: Stones aren’t free

Hi, it’s just another emergency at our house. We have them on a routine basis. First, big thanks to Alex Cavanaugh and IWSG for supporting writers, and that is free. The stones cost a lot, but before I explain, here are the links to November’s IWSG co-hosts: Joylene Nowell Butler, Jen …

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Book Fail part 2: How to lose readers anytime.

Hi, there, everyone. It’s Sher again, being a pain in the book for authors everywhere. Actually, I’m trying to help authors keep readers interested all the way through a story. Last week, I posted problems that lose readers right at the start or early on. This week I’m focusing on …

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Editing on the cheap: Step 1

I put off this post twice, not because I didn’t want to do it, but because other things got in the way. I forgot I had a contest for which I needed to post the winners along with the end of the story I asked them to guess. Everybody guessed …

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Mistakes that make me put a book down.

There’s a plague going around, one that’s hurting indie authors chances of getting enough good reviews to sell their books well. I’m not talking about reaching best-seller status, just decent sales. I don’t want to keep you in suspense. The plague is writing mistakes, including, but not limited to, grammar …

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