Just enter the promo code “KWLsave30” on checkout. And you can cruise a host of other great indie titles at Kobo’s sale page, including titles by Konrath, Crouch, Mayer, and Lyons. I believe the sale may end after the weekend, so head over there now!
And if you don’t have a Kobo e-reader, never fear. You can get the Kobo Reader software & app for any device at www.kobobooks.com/apps.
The sale is partially because of ARTL’s departure from the KDP Select program, but also because the sequel, Blueblood, should be hitting the streets in 2-3 weeks. There wouldn’t be a better time to grab a copy of the first book for that beach vacation, morning commute, or evening arm-chair routine with a glass of wine by your side.
Earlier this week, I talked about the usefulness of the book critique to help refine my writing. I thought I’d show a critique I did on one of crime fiction writer Robert Parker’s best Spenser novels, Looking for Rachel Wallace, a book that has helped me immensely as I try to make a career in the same field.
If the writing seems abbreviated or sloppy or informal, that’s the way I write these so as to better understand the critique later. It’s essentially a monologue I have with myself on paper; if I wrote any more formally or self-consciously, I feel that I’d lose something in the study. Unlike my guide in the previous post, there’s not much in the Issues section and there’s no Summary…I think I cover everything in the other sections. If I get a positive response, I’ll post a more complete critique on another novel.
I hope you find it helpful, but there are huge SPOILERS, obviously. Don’t read the critique if you haven’t read the book!