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Should Book Bloggers Post “Bad” Book Reviews?

Originally posted on Rachel Poli:
As a writer, when I read a book that I don’t particularly care for, I feel bad giving it a “bad” review. As a writer, I know how hard an author works on their book. I know the blood, sweat, and tears that go into it. I understand how time…

Short Story Sunday 217: Oxygen

Originally posted on Rachel Poli:
            Amelia sat in the waiting room. Her body was slumped over one of the hospital chairs. It was cushioned, but was not at all comfortable. Then again, it may have been because she was sitting there for so long. Her head was bowed down as she felt herself drifting…

Locomotion By Jacqueline Woodson [Book Review]

Originally posted on Rachel Poli:
This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links I’ll make a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks so much for your support! I bought a paperback copy at Barnes & Noble. Summary: When Lonnie was seven years old, his parents died in a…

How To Decide Your Next Read

Originally posted on Rachel Poli:
Choosing what book you should read next is not easy. Sometimes you have to be in a certain mood to read a book. Other times you have your next book all picked out but then you go to the bookstore and end up finding something else. There are times you…

Find out how to stop killing your voice

Originally posted on Jean's Writing:
And let readers know your works by your voice. As soon as I opened my mouth, friends knew it was me, even before caller ID.  All I had to say was hey. Although I’m not particularly fond of teasing about my accent, I do want anyone who reads my book to…

How to make readers love and hate your villain

Originally posted on Jean's Writing:
Make him one of the beautiful people. Writing a villain and/or an antagonist is not as easy for me as the good guys. A few days ago I wrote a post about the difference and similarities between the antagonist and a villain.  And think whether you choose to blend the bad guy…

Hump Day Mistakes

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