As editor at Free-eBooks.net, book reviews come across my desk daily. Sometimes there are such good reviews that our authors respond to them personally. Sometimes there are some really bad ones and our authors end up asking us to remove them because they detract from the overall experience. It got me thinking about what makes a review good, or bad.
You may not be a writer yourself, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go with me on this journey.
Creating is something we can all relate to. We all do a little creating every day within our daily routine. Whether it be that little deviation in tonight’s dinner recipe or the job we did mowing the lawn yesterday afternoon. There is creativity in everything we do. Creativity is simply injecting a little of your own taste or preference into an inanimate object or process. When you do insert that bit of you into what you’re doing, it’s gratifying to hear those around appreciate it. If you are experimenting and are still unsure whether you need to tweak your [ more ]
“If you have a story that seems worth telling, and you think you can tell it worthily, then the thing for you to do is to tell it.”
~ Dashiell Hammett
Samuel Dashiell Hammett was an American author of detective novels and a screenplay writer. He created one of the most well-known fictional detectives of the 30′s, Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon.
Hammett gave himself permission to write. He believed in himself, his creativity and his story enough to tell it. The questions is, do you believe in yourself, your creativity and your story? If you do, write. Write everyday. Tell yourself you’re going to write five or 10 pages every morning no matter what! Rain, sun, wind, hail, snow, it doesn’t matter. Promise yourself you’ll write and stick to your promise. Write. Sit down with pen and paper or at the keyboard and write. Let it flow. Get up an hour early. Not a morning person. Fine. Stay up an hour later.
You can always erase [trash] the pages the following day if you want to. You haven’t lost anything [ more ]