Tag: reader

  • Should you Always Show-Don’t-Tell?

    I recently had the privilege of listening to Sara Pennypacker, author of the Clementine series of early-chapter books. Her books are widely recognized as a forte in capturing the reader and drawing them in. The opening scene of Book 1 has Clementine, a third grade dynamo, sitting in the principal’s office and a frequent comment […]

  • Writers Must Be Readers

    What comes out depends on what goes in. Garbage in, garbage out. Literature in, literature out. But what if there’s nothing going in? I’ve been reading less lately and it shows in less coming out. Well, that’s not strictly true. I’ve been reading, but mostly internet articles, websites, blogs–not books. This week, though,I’ve read two […]

  • IndieBound E-Reader

    This is an odds and ends day! Lots of illness in my family, so I’m just trying to hang in there and get my 750 words written today. Independent Bookstores Get Branded eBook Reader IndieBound Mobile APP (only for Android right now, but soon for iOS) was released this week. It is a branded ebook […]

  • Ebooks

    Are Ebooks finally ready for Prime Time? I hated it when, about ten years ago, my local library went to the online digital version of the reference book, Books in Print. I tried to look up something about quilts. There were about 5-600 entries beginning with Quilt in the title, and in the paper version, […]

  • 5 Reactions to Novel Feedback

    Yep. You gotta get feedback on your novel and you gotta act on it. On everything? Yep. But what if. . . Yes! Oh! No? Uh-oh! Huh? Okay. Here are five reactions I’ve had to recent feedback: Yes! Oh! No? Uh-oh! Huh? Yes! It’s great when