Sequels can easily be a miss more often than a hit, but Complicated Shadows, the novel succeeding Midnight Lullaby by James D.F. Hannah, does a pretty good job at continuing a fun yet exciting story about Henry Malone, a former state trooper with a gimp leg and a snarky attitude. That and crime still don’t go together, but […]
When I first started taking journalism classes and writing for the college paper, I found myself improving as a journalist faster than I was improving as a novelist. It didn’t make sense, at first, because I only got into journalism because it was related to writing, and I wanted to learn everything I could about […]
When you want to buy a book, what’s one of the first things you look at besides the cover and title? Reviews, perhaps? Book reviews are one of several factors considered when a reader looks for something they want to read, but that brings up a problem: how do you get reviews if you just […]
By the time you’re ready for an editor, you’re probably ready to just get rid of the manuscript. I know I was. Well, this might be the hardest part of your revision process because this is where the trained pair of eyes digs in and breaks everything down, depending on what editing tier you choose. […]
Beta readers are people like family and friends, right? The first time I finished a book, I had my grandfather reading it, my parents read it, and I managed to get one of my friends to read it, too. My granddad wondered what I thought about on a normal day because I couldn’t be sane, […]
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