As part of Fandango's #FOWC, I'd like to complain. Yep. Seriously. It used to be a person could go to the pub, get a drink, snacks, chat with a group of people ... Or even a launch at the library with wine and crackers and well-dressed, well-spoken spruikers of a new book. Wine, fancy beer, … Continue reading It’s All Online
Please, I beg you, please read … writers everywhere need you
If not, why not?
I don’t have time
The author probably spent a heck of a lot more time writing the story than you took to read it, no matter how slow you think you are, so why not take a few minutes to record your feelings about it.
I can’t write long fancy reviews like those I see on book review blogs
You don’t have to, Amazon, for example, only ask you to use a minimum of 25 non repeating words.
I can’t express myself very well
No-one is asking you to produce a literary masterpiece, start off with things you liked, didn’t like or a mix of both about the book, e.g.,
I liked this book because –
it reminded me of –
it made me think about –
it made me so scared I couldn’t sleep for –
it made me feel homesick for –
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There's a lot of stuff around the world that's stopped for this year, but when I found out the TDF was going ahead, I adapted my routine to ensure I got to see at least some of it. Okay, all of it. No sleep, no proper meals, a complete change of schedule. Except the writing, … Continue reading TDF