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To Slag Off or Not To Slag Off

A few days ago there was talk about newly published books on my usual radio station over here in Germany.

Someone introduced the new thriller of a famous female crime author and really had nothing good to say about it. 513 more words


Tips from Jesus on Dealing with Bad Comments

Never seek fame. With it comes haters. The more people see you, the more they can despise you. Seek art, enjoyment, change in peoples’ lives, any other goal, and the hate won’t bother you so much. 1,102 more words


The Dark Side of Reviewing 

I have a policy myself to never leave a bad review. This is a fairly new policy which I only implemented about 12 months ago. It was after an indie author asked me to review their book, which was awful and I couldn’t finish it, and I’m ashamed to say that at the time, when I was still very new to reviewing I wanted to give it a good bashing because I felt like I hated it so much. 554 more words


Bloggers: What do you say about a less-than-stellar ARC?

I was in the dumps a few days ago. I love mysteries, domestic noir, suspense books anytime anywhere.  I even dig a good procedural like the excellent Tana French and Robert Galbraith books. 291 more words


It’s In the Stars. . . Or Not

Hello, SEers, and Happy Hump Day! Mae here, inviting you to pull up a chair and sit a spell.

A recent post I did on Story Empire generated great discussion about entering book giveaways and/or downloading free ebooks. 681 more words

Story Empire

Bad Reviews

Today I am going to answer a question that nobody asked and probably no one is interested in. What do I do when I don’t feel like reading a book but still want to do something related to books? 366 more words


Ruin is a Gift. Ruin leads to Transformation #writing #author #amwriting #romance #fantasy #contemporary

When the movie Eat Pray Love came out there was one scene and one quote that struck me so deeply, that I’ve used it several times over the years if a friend was going through a particularly hard situation. 1,034 more words

Writing A Novel