Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Reviews: It’s a Jungle Out There

The farther I go on this writing journey, the more complicated it seems. Even something as simple as a book review has hidden pitfalls. For better or for worse, Amazon sells more books than anyone. In an attempt to prevent … Continue reading

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Three UnReviews

I’m uncomfortable writing book reviews. They seem so judgmental. Yes, I want people to review my books (hint, hint), but I don’t like giving reviews myself. Is that inconsistent? Lopsided? Self-centered? Probably all of the above.  But that’s the way … Continue reading

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A Thoughtful Review

You may have noticed (though I doubt if you’ve given it much thought) that I haven’t been very attentive to my blog lately. I’ve been pretty much ignoring Twitter, too. Some of this is for the purpose of a test: … Continue reading

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Monday’s Musings: It’s All About Story

Back in August, I talked about how the story we write is more important than our writing style and even our message. That’s because a good tale gets a point across better than a good sermon. The reader (or hearer) … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Thoughts: A Higher Court

I’m thinking today about a book I read last week: A Higher Court by John L. Betcher. It’s been about a year since I entered the world of Twitter. I swore it would never happen, but it did, giving credence … Continue reading

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Monday’s Musings: Approval

Sometimes we writers (and other artistic types) are annoyingly needy when it comes to affirmation. We create a work for our own pleasure, but aren’t content to keep it to ourselves; we want to share it with others. Not so … Continue reading

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The One-Star Review

I’ve seen/heard so much about the dreaded one-star reviews my fellow-authors receive, after I published my first book last year, I almost felt disappointed that I hadn’t gotten a one-star of my own. This kind of feedback usually reveals more … Continue reading

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