Tag: fiction writing

The Case for Reviewing Books as an Author

Posted July 30, 2015 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
The Case for Reviewing Books as an Author

Like many authors before me, my publishing journey began as a reader. Although my mother claims she once had to force me to read, I (thankfully) have none of those horrifying memories. In 2011, I took my love of books to the next level by starting a book blog, On a Book Bender, where I […]

6 Signs of Weak Fiction Writing

Posted July 23, 2015 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
6 Signs of Weak Fiction Writing

Nothing is more humbling than reading your earliest works and realizing how cringe-worthy they are. On the upside, they provide you with proof your writing has come a long way since the beginning. Take it where you can get it, I say. Here are some examples of weak fiction writing. Don’t panic if you find […]

Recommended Reading for Fiction Writers

Posted May 14, 2015 by Amanda Shofner in Self-Publishing
Recommended Reading for Fiction Writers

When I shared my schedule — and how I plan to write 20k words per week — you may have noticed that I built time for reading. The result is reading more writing-as-a-business and writing-as-a-craft books than I did the last couple years combined. Rather than profile each of them individually (my brain whimpers at […]