In this unique "raw and uncut" version, the reader will gain an interesting insight into the mind of the writer, as this version contains the story as it flowed from the author's mind to his fingertips. It has not been edited in any way.
Come and be part of the great experiment.
"The Writing Experience... offers the beginning writer down-to-earth and proactive advice for how to start—and succeed—in writing. Dozens of clever writing prompts are guaranteed to get your pen or keyboard moving!" - Maria Schneider, Former editor of Writer’s Digest magazine
A short and sweet little e-book filled with powerful information about how to write the perfect query letter.
As a writer, if you can't write a good query letter, you'll never be able to market your work.
The Inspired Query Letter e-book will help make your query letters shine.
Smashwords Book Marketing Guide
on April 01, 2009
I arrived here from a blog post over at Editor Unleashed. Timely indeed, since I am just about finished authoring an ebook, and I've had no clue about how to market the work.
Well, I spent the time reviewing the entire site and decided to sign up. After signing up the first thing I did was read this guide, and I'm so glad I did. The guide is spot-on in terms of the marketing advice. I'm a blogger and the tools that Mark mentions here pertain to a blog site as well, and I know they work.
The writing style is real and conversational. The tips are great.
This HAS to be your first read at Smashwords.
This style guide is an absolutely crucial read prior to publishing your ebook. I was all fat, dumb and happy thinking I'd just hit "publish" and my beautifully formatted ebook with the fancy colors and fonts would be whisked away to stardom.
After reading the style guide, I now get it. Ebooks are a different animal. I do want my book available to the largest number of readers so I'm going to follow the advice here.
I also agree with Christopher. The guide is not written for techies at all. If you have even a passing knowledge of MS Word, you will find this guide helpful in walking you through the steps.
An absolute must read.
This ebook is highly informative and takes us through a plausible premise regarding the use of an E-doctor.
There is a great discussion by this MD, and it is not too technical for the lay person.
If you are interested at all in how the internet is affecting medicine, then this is a good read.
Excerpts From Role Playing Endeavours
on April 04, 2009
Rich and vibrant narrative descriptions are the order of the day with this collection of role playing scenes.
The excerpts are short, easy reads and it is easy to get lost in the fantasy worlds that are created.
The author has put forth great effort into scene development, as well as mini descriptions of the work prior to each chapter.
Overall, nicely done.
When I downloaded this book I wasn't really sure what to expect. Delving into a a new (to me) author is something that I always approach with a bit of trepidation.
I may have to re-think my approach.
From the opening paragraph, I was entranced. I love how the author introduced the characters. Sometimes, writers feel like they need to beat us over the head right away with character development. Not so here. The author lets us take a moment or two to get comfy with the characters and the development happens at a completely natural pace.
The story moves right along at a pace that kept me interested without being frantic about it. There was just the right mix of descriptive paragraphs and dialogue. Page and a half descriptions bore the hell out of me and will make me drop a book like a new year's resolution.
I love the seasons sectioning and as I turned to each one, I was moved to be in that season. Excellent.
In short, this novella was a great read. I'm looking forward to what the author will offer up next.