This is the fifth WSW video chat in which we offer answers to questions posed by readers earlier this year.
This time around, Berthold, Lucinda, Mark, and I opine on the question Why Do You Read? But we begin with a question from RJ Llewellyn: what should an author do if despite their best efforts, their work isn’t being noticed? Quit? Advertise? Keep writing anyway? And what about the element of luck?
View or listen to the chat HERE.
I’m not working on a major writing project this summer (although I am paying attention to what’s going on in my brain, and making notes). So I expect to get a lot of reading done.
Here are 8 books queued up on my two e-readers (not in any order):
The Journey / Suzanne Miller Hope (Operation Galton Book 1) / Terry Tyler Alchemy / Mark Ryan Sunwielder / D. Wallace Peach Sailing to Redoubt / C. Litka Best Friends and Other Lovers / J.F. Kaufmann The Two-Blood Legacy / J.F. Kaufmann The Daemoniac / Kat Ross
These are all indie-published books!
The list may be added to, especially if I join another Goodreads Reading Round, in which case I’ll have to rev up my reading efforts.
I almost always review the books I read.
I post reviews on Goodreads, and on Amazon or Smashwords, depending on where I acquired the book. So look out for reviews!
Does anyone else have a “Books to Read This Summer” list to share?
Here is the second chat in response to questions we’ve received. Topics include inserting images into ebooks and print books, writing to the market, developing a niche, and more. Find it all HERE.
Mark Paxson at Writers Supporting Writers has some interesting thoughts about different types of publishing, and a question for writers at the end of the post. Read it
Our latest video chat welcomed a new writer–Lucinda E. Clarke. She lives in Spain and has written and published more than a dozen books, including two fiction series.
Watch and listen HERE.
Chuck Litka has written a post at Writers Supporting Writers about the rewards of writing as an amateur.
Read it HERE.
The latest WSW video chat features indie author Richard Pastore. Go and have a look; as you’ll see from the image, a good time was had by all as we discussed point of view, the similarities between writing and cooking, and other topics.
Find the video chat
Two posts on the Writers Supporting Writers site address this question.
First, a guest post from Chuck Litka with the provocative title
Vanity Publishing 2.0?
A Response to Chuck by Mark Paxson.
Read the posts and offer your opinions!
Image by Nadi Lindsay from Pexels
Two more posts on the Writers Supporting Writers blog:
Chuck Litka’s thoughts on how we picture the characters we create can be found HERE
another video chat, this time on the benefits and pitfalls of reviewing and being reviewed by other authors. HERE,
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Two new posts at the Writers Supporting Writers blog.
First, Mark Paxson asks
Is Blind Support a Good Thing?
And then, another
video chat, this time introducing author Richard Pastore.