Great advice from Rachel Starr Thompson about the pitfalls of underwriting. No, that’s not the insurance industry kind of underwriting, it’s when an author tries too hard to show without telling and then skips the interesting stuff going on in the characters’ heads that actually makes any story compelling.
This extremely cool. Someone with the username X-Ray who has read Silent Symmetry has taken the time to compile a list of all the book’s characters on reading website Shelfari.
The other cool thing from an author’s perspective is to be able to see who’s either reading or planning to read the book, both on Shelfari and Goodreads.
In my opinion, anything that brings an author closer to his or her readers is fantastic. Musicians get to play concerts, artists have exhibitions, but writers historically have stayed more-or-less chained to their desks. Online resources like these help break those chains. Of course, I wrote that dramatic metaphor while sitting at my desk…