Posts Tagged ‘Books’

I Finally Did It, I Downloaded Martin’s Game Of Thrones (A Song Of Fire And Ice Book 1)

December 9, 2012 1 comment

A lot of people might find it odd, but I have never read George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones (A Song of Fire and Ice Book 1).

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Keeping Track Of What I Think Of A Book While Reading It

October 2, 2012 Leave a comment

Because I write book reviews for the books I read, I have to keep track of what I think as I am reading. Of course I make notes about what I think are the good and bad. But the most useful thing I do is keep track of my general feeling for a book on a little sliding scale that I made. Read more…

Measuring The Ultimate Success Of A Writer

September 24, 2012 Leave a comment

True success endures long after the initial hype and flurry of desire has ended. There are so many tricks to getting on best seller lists for a few weeks that writers and their publishers pull off. But, let’s face facts. Most of the books that make these lists are going to be long forgotten in only a few, short years.

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Best Seller Or Best Give Away For Freer?

August 12, 2012 1 comment

This post sort of goes along with my previous post about whether or not one is really an “award winning author” or not.  Seems to me that a lot of authors, particularly self-published ones, want to make themselves seem more prominent than they really are.  In a way, I understand that.  It is hard being an author.  I know, being one myself.  We would all like recognition.  But, like I said in my post about “award winning authors” who get some token award and then tout it as some grand credential, “the only person you are cheating is yourself,” when that recognition is overhyped. Read more…

Should I Name My Chapters Or Not

September 28, 2011 Leave a comment

I was sitting around last night with some writer’s block and just on a whim I started naming the chapters of my novel. I know some authors do this but I am not sure how common it is. Most books I read don’t have their chapters named.

Most of the titles I gave to my chapters are pretty lame, cryptic hints at what the chapter is going to contain. Although some I really do like, especially the first chapter’s name. Which I think I am going to make the actual title of my novel thus making project “Dark Moon” officially called “Under The Darkened Moon”.

I like it. Still don’t know about the chapter names however.