What’s the theme of your story?

In her recent series of posts on theme, C.S. Lakin explores the importance of theme in your writing. She says,“without theme, plot is just a string of scenes, with little purpose. And although such a collection of scenes could be exciting to read, theme takes that plot to a much higher level and ultimately gives […]

Book marketing opportunities on Goodreads

    Publicist Allison O’Leary recently posted a blog, “Goodreads — So Many Opportunities, So Little Time”  giving writers some sound advice on using Goodreads in their marketing mix. As she puts it, “consider this — with 20 million users (last year’s number) the potential is staggering. For the same reason, it’s intimidating. You hear that being […]

Even JK Rowling needs a good publicist

The following is a guest post by book publicist, Alison O’Leary. If you’re not JK Rowling, there’s work to be done If your book received “withering reviews’ that included an assessment like, “so willfully banal, so depressingly clichéd” you’d never sell any copies, right? Unfortunately, writers with gold-plated names like JK Rowling can overcome such […]