With a book, readers know what to expect because the author’s intentions are clear from the title, the cover and the blurb on the back. Are you doing the same with your blog?
Recently, we talked about author […]
How do you know when you have written a story with a vivid sense of time and place?
That’s where asking the right questions comes in.
The sense of place is what brings a story to life. It is what makes […]
Should authors blog? If so, what should we be blogging about?
Blogging, like social media, is often touted as the golden ticket to book sales. It rarely delivers on this promise. Of course, they don’t – there is […]
- Who were your parnets?
- Do you have any siblings?
- Did you go to school? (And if so, where?)
- Who was your best friend?
- Did you have any childhood pets?
- Well, that’s the facts and figures of your childhood. Tell us about the experince of childhood for you.
You might have noticed that I have not updated any of my stories. I will not apologise for that (unless I start getting lots of lovely comments). What I will do is tell you what I have been up to.
It might be […]
We have given our developer blog a make over and you are the ones who benefit.
The fresh new look for our dev blog will help promote you, the members of Author Buzz and your groups. It will do this by showcasing […]
We’ve put our dev blog on a news footing. As part of our efforts to make sure that blog beta users get a great selection of themes, we have updated the dev blog with a new theme.
While this might not be the […]
Time to get to the questions the audience really wants to know about. Who is your crush?
Have you ever kissed them?
Have you ever been kissed by anyone else?
Who do you most want to be with right now?
If you could do anything, what would it be and who would it be with?
We would not have guessed that. Who was the last person…[Read more]
I dunno what you call the gaps between lines on a page but they can make or break ease of reading.
I love the front page articles but sometimes they are not so easy to read. Could you look at making the gaps between lines a bit larger? Sort of the online version of double-line spacing or something.
Hope that’s not too big a request?
Rapid Fire round
What or who do you love?
What or who do you hate?
Cats or dogs?
What is your biggest flaw?
What is your strongest virtue?
What is your vilest vice?
What do you not have but wish you did?
Add more as you see fit
Have you ever heard of a character building technique where you imagine interviewing your main character?
It can be really effective and generates a solid, if non-canon, passage where the character is able to have a voice. The interview technique can, for some writers, make a huge difference for bringing a character to life.
So, let’s post our…[Read more]
Matthew Brown wrote a new post, How to become an author (according to the Internet), on the site Author Buzz 1 month, 3 weeks ago
It is the most common question I encounter when talking about this stuff, so today we are going to answer the question of how to become an author. At least according to the Internet.
We asked Google “How do I […]
Beta Reading is perhaps the most poorly understood craft of writing. If you might ever find yourself offering feedback to a writer, this guide might help you give the best feedback you have ever given.
Every author knows that if you don’t write good press releases for your book then you are missing out. What everyone else seems super unclear on is what you need to do to get other human beings reading the press […]
I have actually never heard of “beta reading”, prior to this Post! I am intrigued to try and find opportunities to flex my reading skills and become a beta tester! I think it would be wonderful to read a […]
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