Greetings, SE’ers! Beem Weeks here with you again. Today, I’m discussing book trailers. Are they worth the effort? Book trailers, like so much in the indie publishing world, have become a staple of the promotion game. Book trailers can convey the gist of a novel in a matter of a minute or two. The great … Continue reading Book Trailers: Are They Worth the Effort?
Greetings, SE’ers! Beem Weeks here with you again. Today, I’m talking about audiobooks! Once the realm of big-named authors and major publishing houses, audiobooks have become the fastest growing segment in publishing today—even among indie authors. In the early days of the format, authors like Stephen King or Tom Clancy might sit down and narrate … Continue reading A Few Words About Audiobooks!
Hi Gang, Craig with you again. This is another expansion pack, because it’s not something you’ll need in every story. It’s a trick that I consider worthy of sharing with you. This one is based upon personal experience. A recent chapter I wrote brought it back to mind. I have shortcomings as an author, and … Continue reading Expansion Pack: Writing from the side
Hi, gang. Craig with you once again to talk about something directly related to the kind of fiction I write. It’s called the suspension of disbelief. Most of you’ve heard of this, but likely glanced off it and didn’t give it much thought. Specifically, it means that to enjoy the story a reader is going … Continue reading Suspension of Disbelief
Hi SEers. John with you today. As a wrap-up to the subject of gestures (or beats) to convey non-verbal communication, I found a great cheat sheet for writers on body language. The cheat sheet is below the text and was developed by ArchetypeWriting.com. The cheat sheet can be used in developing characterizations beyond having to … Continue reading A Cheat Sheet on Body Language for Writers