So, a while back I had a question in one of my reviews (I think on Goodreads and maybe Audioholics as well) about the names in my novella, Bob Moore: No Hero. I’m not sure how other writers come up with their names, but I have two main ways. Either I look at a translation of an English word in another language or I use the name of someone I know/knew. Usually. For those that are interested, this is the history behind each of the character’s names in No Hero. For the record, this post will be much more interesting (I think) when I do it for the sequel. Continue reading Naming Charaters in Bob Moore: No Hero
Recently, Michelle over at Indie Paranormal Book Reviews asked me to write a guest piece on dealing with bad reviews. The fact that I’ve written on the subject a number of times here prompted her to ask. I did so and it has recently gone live. Read the full text here. There are two things I’d like to add to that discussion. First, Michelle’s reaction and, second, a short, petty, aside.
Michelle sent me an email about the possibility of a guest post and I probably responded within a few hours (maybe 12 at the most). I told her I’d think about it and try to work on something that night (I just assume everyone is in the US so that would mean the morning for her). I wrote something up, proofed it a few times, had my wife proof it, and sent it off. Michelle responded, “Wow, you’re fast!”
Aside from the fact that a guy rarely wants to hear that from a lady, I found the statement puzzling. Continue reading Dealing with Bad Reviews
Through nothing but serendipity, I’ve had two interviews and a feature in the last two days. I requested these all long ago at different times. The interviews were done virtually (they sent me the questions and I responded) and I’ve made sure that each was unique. I’m not sure how this will affect the downloads of Bob but it certainly can’t hurt. I’ve also heard from James and the cover from the almost finished sequel (by “almost finished” I mean first draft) is almost done. So, that’s exciting too. At least for me. Maybe for you too. Check after the break for the links. Continue reading Carpet Bombing the Internet