…it’s a strange paradox… I see and review plenty of other scribblers’ WURKS in the course of my week…. part of what I do as a small portion of my attempts to ‘give back’ or ‘pay it forward’ as we quill-scrapers say, is to download, once a week, books from other Authors, preferably new writers, and ultimately post reviews if they meet my own opinion of a four-star or five-star rating… now here’s the thing… over the five or six years that this ol’ Jurassic’s been involved in the eBook circus and other types of publishing, I’ve seen a whole range of stuff from the Author’s side… it’s quite incredible how much of it falls into a coupla categories, viz… first, there’s the Authors whose WURK is frankly patently amateurish… bad spelling, punctuation, stilted dialogue, plot holes wider than the Grand Canyon, but who rail against criticism/ negative reviews, in the misguided self-opinion that they are the next Lee Child or J.K. Rowling… then, astonishingly on the opposite side to that, there are tons of superb writers, excelling in narrative, story-telling, engaging character-development and impeccable WURD-smithing who aver that their own stuff is sub-standard… (lots of yeez Lads and Lassies out there do this—and yeez know who yeez are)… to this latter set, my unsolicited, not-so-‘umble advice is this—if yeez’ve got it, flaunt it!… there’s a WURLD of difference between literary narcissism and being justly proud of yer WURK… I’m not for a nano-second suggesting yeez become Spam-Merchants… that’s always a huge no-no… but there’s NUTHIN wrong with intelligently bringing yer masterpieces to the readership at large… the SOSYAL NETWURKS are there to be used sensibly… forget the what-yeez-had-for-breakfast Instagrams, and the look-at-my-cat-eating-his-nibblies selfies… millions… yes, millions of readers are keen to know where to find good reading material… the internet has heightened that focus… just look at Goodreads… Readers Forums online… Discussion Groups on all sorts of literature… get out there and be part of it…
…and here’s me putting my ideas where my mouth is—my wee Jack Calder crime thriller babies are downloadable all over the WURLD and many other places:
THE VIOLIN MAN’S LEGACY
VENGEANCE WEARS BLACK
…see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!…
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