By Mary Adair
Simply said, authors write because the stories inside their imagination clamor to be released. Any art needs discipline, you might say. Of course, that is true, but that special talent that resides within artists to express themselves in their craft is unique to them. If I picked up a book whose cover was hidden and began reading, and that book happened to be written by Kathleen Woodiwiss, (http://tinyurl.com/pvbdy4l ) I would recognize her style of storytelling. I would know, without being told, that Ms Woodiwiss is the author.
The same is true for Bess Trissell (http://tinyurl.com/mop6kfq )
and Caroline Clemmons. http://tinyurl.com/nxm2nkg )
All are great Storytellers, who excel in their craft and are easy to recognize.
Every author I know wants to find and develop their own particular talent for storytelling, their “voice”. They study and research their topic, they plot, they outline, and then they “Create” the best story they have written. Believe me, turning that baby you have just produced, and dressed up in the best, prettiest, most exciting cover, over to the publisher is both accelerating and frightful. Of course, a writer must write, so even though the author starts on their next book, they have not turned their back on the newly released book.
There are blogs to write, tweets to be tweeted, announcements to be sent and reviews to be checked.
Believe it or not, Reviews are the most important. Honest reviews from readers and fans are necessary for the author to know how well they are doing. Sales are important, true, but it’s the reviews and comments from readers that make the whole process rewarding to an author. Even a bad review is not bad to receive.
Reviews, the good, the bad and the ugly, not only help the author hone their craft, but they direct other story lovers to the books they would most enjoy.
So…after finishing your next book, make the author’s day by leaving an honest review on the site where you bought the book.
Award winning, PASSION’S VISION will be available FREE at Story Cartel for a short while in exchange for an honest review.