Reading book series: Can you go the extra mile?

Reading book series: Can you go the extra mile?

Reading book series: Can you go the extra mile?

I love reading book series. Mystery, romance, thriller, sci-fi, or fantasy. doesn’t matter to me. I am avid about them. But I’m beginning to feel like after the third book, the writer is trying too hard to keep things rolling. Some writers are good about making each book in their series as close to a standalone as you can get without being one. But recently, some writers I read have fallen short. And it’s sad because reading about familiar characters and their escapades always gives me a sense of enjoyment. But sometimes now, the series is SOOOOO long and overgrown

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Meet Leslie Hachtel, author of Once Upon a Tablecloth

              Recently, I had the privilege to sit down and discuss writing and books with the fabulous Leslie Hachtel. Leslie is the author of multiple books and she is a real-go-getter. When she told me she had a promotion coming up for one of them, I asked to please promote it on my site. Here in all its glory is your intro to the world of Hachtel: Leslie Hachtel was born in Ohio, raised in New York and has been a gypsy most of her adult life.  Her various jobs, including licensed veterinary technician,

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Catching up with my readers and fans

Catching up with my readers and fans

Well, last time you visited, dear readers, you were reading all about my adventures in the woods of Alabama. There has not been a lot of exciting things going on since then to be honest, but I endeavor to enlighten you on what all has transpired however boring. So, October was pretty warm here as weather goes for fall. I didn’t even have to run my air/heat much. Which is always a good thing, but I have a new HVAC unit and wanted to test drive it. Nevertheless, November has come and with it much cooler days and nights. I

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You CAN be a shy writer and succeed

You CAN be a shy writer and succeed

This is the follow up to my last post about how to boost sales and get readers which you can read here. When you mention a certain demographic, you really should give them a chance to have their own platform. So, this post is about that sector of the writing world who do not choose to be speakers. Those people who like sitting back and using the social media circles to make friends and influence people. I ain’t mad at ya, as the young folks say. There are the group of social media writers or SMW who like the fact

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Boost your book sales, get readers

Boost your book sales, get readers

We are writers. We have talent. And of that talent, there are many facets. One such facet of our talents, when honed to a fine point, will give you a significant edge that will result in better book sales. And this talent will increase your awareness of what readers want,  and give you assertiveness that very few people have. This talent is something that very few writers can perform, and most of them don’t even want to try. And the really interesting thing is: you have an advantage on EVERY OTHER WRITER when you unleash this talent. WHAT IS THIS

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