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What To Do About A Bad Book Review

The first rule of writing should be, never respond to a bad review. Recently, an author friend of mine received a bad review and was pretty upset about it. 647 more words

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Nicole Dennis-Benn: “A writer who comes from a ‘culture of secrecy’ learns how to let the secrets go”

In “A writer who comes from a “culture of secrecy” learns how to let the secrets go,” Megan Labrise (Kirkus Reviews) reviews Nicole Dennis-Benn’s… 353 more words

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Metaphysical Ukuleles in the World

Here’s a roundup of some stuff that’s been written about my new book. The first is a playlist I put together for the book for… 149 more words

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I'm a STAAAAAAAR

Okay, I’m not really a star, but my book got a star, which is in many ways far more exciting. Kirkus Reviews called All the Ugly and Wonderful Things… 80 more words

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Kirkus Review of My Perfect Imperfections

I took a chance. I sent My Perfect Imperfections to Kirkus Reviews. Sure, I debated for months whether I should or not. I know they have a high reputation in the literary world,  but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to invest the money into it, especially since they give brutally honest reviews. 604 more words

About reviews, popularity

Ever get the feeling someone’s trying to tell you something by not telling you something? Psychotherapists (that identifier feels awkward for some reason) have to learn to interpret the unsaid, by thinking about non-verbal information: everything from muted sighs to averted glances at a hidden clock, to I’m-running-late text messages, belated vacation or business trip announcements; e-mail terminations. 1,040 more words