Tag: readers

The “Hyper-Online Fan” Is Here To Stay

The “Hyper-Online Fan” Is Here To Stay

I feel that given a reader devotes their valuable time to and money on your tale that they do have a right to their opinion (even a bitter one) and you as the author must NEVER forget that...

Ramble (9 April 2022)

Ramble (9 April 2022)

You probably wish this were not true: I have more time for this site now, too!

Stars Online

Stars Online

I avoid reading reviews of my books because I feel they are for other readers and not for me. Readers are entitled to their opinions. I simply write my tales as I see fit and it is up to a reader to decide if they like them or not...

To Tell “My” Story?

To Tell “My” Story?

I try to ask myself from time to time as I write: Why should anyone else out there care about this FICTIONAL tale and about these characters?

In The #ReadingCommunity

In The #ReadingCommunity

As I am revising and editing, and nearing the end of my latest, I thought I would pause and get a sense of what some readers - rather than writers - are out there tweeting about...

Scrolling The Tweets…

Scrolling The Tweets…

It has been a while since I last did, so I thought I would here offer my reactions to some tweets I plucked from a few scrolls of that platform's (which I no longer use, as you may know) writers and #writingcommunity...

Private Messages

Private Messages

I have found over the years that there are readers - often very articulate ones, too - who may want to talk IN PRIVATE about this or that in my books.

“90 Percent”

“90 Percent”

That message to me from that reader is also no surprise in this sense: Insofar as I can tell, some "90 percent" of my readers have always been women.

That Most “Unsocial” Of Socials

That Most “Unsocial” Of Socials

Fed up. Done. Gone.

The Keyboard “Seduction”

The Keyboard “Seduction”

Let's be honest: Who wants to read a book by a mope who tweets about their "failures"?

You Say “Favourite,” She Says “Favorite”

You Say “Favourite,” She Says “Favorite”

I will always remember what I was told after I revealed in 2013 I was writing Passports and showed the initial draft first to my (English) Mrs., and then to an English woman friend. Having read it, separately they both noticed that I was inadvertently mixing American-English language forms and British-English.

What Would Voltaire Say?

What Would Voltaire Say?

Writers: NEVER EVER EVER apologize for YOUR imagination and YOUR creations.

While She Was Alive

While She Was Alive

Over the previous three years, I had also fictionalized her in three novels, the last being that one above. In them I included reconstructions of various real-life interactions and even disagreements between us from back when I was in my 20s and young 30s. She never knew I had sneakily done that.

Day Of Rest

Day Of Rest

I read none of my Conventions manuscript yesterday beyond glimpsing its cover on Instagram and here in my post about it. I'm taking a few days away from the late 1700s to clear my head before I delve into correcting it from the beginning. I think this is probably the first time in months I … Continue reading Day Of Rest

He Says, She Says

During our phone chat a few weeks ago (because we weren't able to get together as hoped), my uncle told me that (based on what he'd read so far) he considered what I write nicely readable. That's a good thing, though, he asserted. If it's what I want, I should run with it. But I … Continue reading He Says, She Says