INDI-AUTHORS UNITE. Leave a link and find a read! Open book swap!

Didi Oviatt -Author

  Don’t miss your chance for a great swap!  There are some AWESOME books here available for reviews. 

I’ve personally added each book suggested so far onto my TBR list, and I can’t wait to read them!

I’ve noticed a slight lack in support as of late. There is a lot of talking and not much reviewing of each others Indi books!

So, I’ve decided to drop this post as a semi-permanent place to read and review each others books. We’ll call it a ‘pick your book swap’.  Leave an order link in the comments with your work, THEN come back whenever you’d like and PICK ONE TO READ! Please only share if you plan on reading another.  

This isn’t only a promote yourself post, but a show your support for other amazing authors! Please share share share!!   I’m talking share you links, share this post, and lets share…

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Anatomy of a Bad Review

Author Don Massenzio

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I’ve been blessed. I’ve written a number of books. I’ve been very fortunate. Readers that I don’t know have given my work reviews that have, in the vast majority, earned four or five stars.

That’s why, when I receive a bad review, I like to study it and figure out if there is something I can learn to improve my work.

Let Me Be Frank - CoverWhen I signed onto the Amazon author’s site, I saw this review for my second book, Let Me Be Frank:

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I’ve redacted the name in this review. I didn’t want to make this post about the person who submitted the review, I wanted to make it a teaching moment.

First, I looked at the review. It’s titled ‘Boring’ and starts out with the words ‘too slow’. This is valid criticism for a book and sometimes, in a detective novel, the pacing can be…

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“If You’re Not Outraged, You’re Not Paying Attention.”

Well said!!!

By Hook Or By Book

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As many are already aware, yesterday afternoon Mr. Trump gave a press conference in the lobby of Trump Towers in New York City. Originally it was supposed to be focused on the administration’s infrastructure plans, but it quickly went off the rails due to Trump’s unhinged remarks and behavior. I’m not going to parse every abomination that came out of his mouth, as I suspect most of you have already seen the presser or read about it. You already know that instead of doing the right thing and unequivocally repudiating white nationalists and neo-Nazis, he made excuses for them and condemned what he called the “alt-left”, saying they were equally to blame for the violence in Charlottesville over the weekend. Insisting that some of the alt-right that descended upon this small quiet college town were “fine people” who were there to quietly protest the removal of Confederate statues, he pointed…

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