Friday, April 15, 2016
A wise and talented man once told me that ‘it doesn’t matter how great your book is, if no one knows it exists, they don’t know to buy it.’ As the quintessential ‘critically acclaimed, starving artist,’ my ‘resources’ to get my book in the public eye are limited. Now there’s Thunderclap.
Thunderclap is a new website that allows people to pledge to Tweet or Facebook a message, all at the same time on the same day. It is by far the easiest way for my family and friends to help me get word of my book out. Follow the link below, where you agree to allow Thunderclap to post my designed post on the day of its release on one or more social platforms. It’s a book blast flashmob!
I PROMISE you, they will post this post, and ONLY this post. I’ve supported other Thunderclap campaigns and have NEVER had a single problem with them posting anything else. HOWEVER, this campaign will only take place if enough people join the campaign.
I would be ever so truly grateful for your participation in this campaign…for your support of my work. Thank you.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
A GOOD BOOK NEEDS A GOOD EDIT:
NOTHING SCREAMS 'AMATEUR'
LOUDER THAN A GLARING SPELLING
MISTAKE OR IMPROPER PUNCTUATION
NOW ACCEPTING CLIENTS
It's next to impossible to edit one's own writing (or typing,
for that matter) with an objective eye.
Familiarity breeds errors. As a
twenty-five year writing professional, I offer expert editing and copy-editing
services. I am an internationally
published author of fiction and nonfiction with a BA in Communications from the University of Rhode Island, and
certification from the National Writer's School. I have many years of experience as an editor
for both print and internet magazines and I teach writing at my state's most
prestigious adult learning center.
It is my sincere goal to try to teach authors where their weak
points are and give suggestions on how to correct them, empowering them with
evolved writing skills; to not only improve their book, but improve their craft
Advanced Editing-with above, extensive rewriting and reworking
of text for readability and style. In addition, I provide an in-depth analysis
of the work overall, making suggestions on the plot arc, character development,
and much more.
Donna Russo Morin