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Monday, January 25

10 Reasons Why Readers Quit a Book / Guest Post by Jacqui Murray



Today I have Jacqui Murray on my blog talking about why readers quit books, an important topic for us all. Please help me to welcome her!

10 Reasons Why Readers Quit a Book

by Jacqui Murray

It used to be I almost always finished any book I started. I'd think about all the work the author put into writing it, figure it was my personal lens not their skill, and continue in the hope I'd learn a different way of thinking. Over the years, I've changed. With Kindle Unlimited, I can borrow a book, read a few chapters, and then return it with no muss or fuss. Now, I quit about 10% of the books I start even after spending the time to preview, read the blurbs, and explore reader comments.

Monday, January 18

Girls' Time "Date" with Elizabeth Seckman and Her Character Maureen Privet / Flip My Heart


I would like to welcome author Elizabeth Seckman and her character Maureen Privet for a girls' time author/character date.

On to you Elizabeth and Maureen...


1. Which character are you going out on a "date" with? Maureen Privet from Flip My Heart 

2. Where are you going? (What will you be doing?) No, this isn’t a date-date. I mean it’s a real date as in you can write the place and time down on your calendar, but it’s not that kind of date. No romance, just the scheduling of always-valuable girl time. 

Monday, January 11

Why did I write a story for Thorn in the Disaster Crimes series? / NEW RELEASE / GIVEAWAY / FREE EBOOK / NEW WEBSITE



Today is release day for A FIGHTING CHANCE!!! WOO-HOO!

I am also launching a new website AND have a new short eBook for free!


Why did I write a story for Thorn in the Disaster Crimes series?


When I was writing Flaming Crimes (Book 4), which featured Beth and Donovan, I was thinking ahead to Frozen Crimes (Book 5) and considering what would come after that. I had a hurricane, earthquake, tsunami, wildfire, and would soon have a blizzard.

However, there was always one disaster I thought about and wondered how I’d handle it…a tornado.

Wednesday, January 6

A NEW YEAR / IWSG

 

The Insecure Writer's Support Group is a safe place for insecure writers of all kinds.
IWSG BOOK CLUB ON GOODREADS:

Our book club is changing things up!

We will have quarterly book selections now, giving us more time to read. We will also have one fiction book selection and one writing craft book selection. Members can read both or choose between them. Finally, we won’t be offering 5 optional discussion questions anymore. Instead, we will be utilizing the polls that our members enjoy, so there will be one poll question for the fiction book and one for the non-fiction book on Discussion Day.

Our December/January/February reads are…

Ghost Light by Joseph O'Connor, a book written in second person. Since many readers haven’t read a book in second person, and many writers haven’t written in second person, we figured this is a great chance to explore something new.

Preparing to Write Settings that Feel Like Characters by J Lenni Dorner. 
This will be our writing craft book, with a focus on settings.


Discussion Day for both books will be February 24, 2021!


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