One of a potential reader’s biggest “sell” points is your book description. Sadly, it’s also one of the things that I most often see get mangled by authors. But fear no more! I’m going to give you a quick rundown on the elements you need for great cover copy.
I want to talk about book reviews and book reviewers for a second. Here’s a bit from one Amazon review of my work: “So many twists and turns, […]
So since the title of this is “What can thriller writers learn from the horror genre?” I am going to focus on a thing that is REQUIRED in horror, for […]
“Why do you love horror?” Better yet: “Why do you write horror?” This last is a question that I hear often – even more often than most horror […]
This article is going to use several Family-unfriendly words. Be warned.
Lit agent Angie Hodapp: “When we get a query that says, ‘People who read this book will learn…’ or ‘The theme of my book is…,’ it’s kind of a red […]
Answer: Sure, if your goal is to watch the wreckage of your career go down in flames before having a chance at life. Amazon has MILLIONS of books. […]
Don’t sell your story by telling it. Sell it by creating a question in readers’ minds, then refusing to answer any questions but simply pointing to where they can buy the book- they’ll know that’s the only way to satisfy their curiosity, and the sales will follow.
I recently fielded the following question: Do thrillers have a more limited story structure than other genres? I thought it was an interesting question, so thought you might […]
Writers are fond of finding exceptions. It’s part of who we are, I guess. I mean, if we were people who liked following rules we’d already be in a more […]