Every writer must enjoy reading good reviews about their work. Modesty aside, a lot of work and money generally goes into publishing a book, and so positive feedback makes it so worthwhile. Most writers will never see a significant income for their efforts, but the reward of just knowing that somebody, somewhere, experienced sufficient reaction to write a review … is priceless. They read the book! What more can anybody want? Continue reading
Poetry and Life
Author’s introductions to their books can be interesting and, while I have an intimate relationship with my history, I thought perhaps some of you would be interested in my books intros … courtesy amazon.com
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“Just Thinking” Review
I never really liked poetry since being introduced to it at school. The fact that I ended up publishing a book of poetry therefore raises a rather obvious question. Continue reading
While I was putting the final touches to my book of poetic verse “Just Thinking” (click cover in right column for more info), I came across an invitation to submit a “peace poem”. The end result was that “My Dream” was included in the “Poets for Peace” book. Continue reading
When I started circulating the draft of “Just Thinking”, I was confronted with a reality that I had not considered – “Poetry is a niche market area, and so generating sales will be a hard and ongoing process.” It has been (and still is) a challenging book to promote successfully, so imagine my delight when I found the review (below) from a group known as powerfulwomenreaders, who very kindly gave me permission to copy it.
How to promote a book that will have a limited market?
Unless there is a huge advertising budget, then it is very difficult however … reviews are very significant and important aspects of marketing. Continue reading
A few moments … that’s all!
I can remember recently seeing an elderly lady bend over (with obvious effort) just to pickup a piece of garbage (food wrapper?) off the sidewalk, and then put it in a bin. So many of us would have complained about the litter and walked on by. Continue reading
“Just Thinking” (A little book, for when you have a little time, with some little writings, which may produce some little thoughts), was published in the latter part of last year and has already earned some interesting comments. One of the pieces (“Adrift”) was selected as a discussion point for students during National Poetry Month (USA). Continue reading
It has been a while since I welcomed new Followers … so welcome! I have no idea how you found me, but find me you did. I have no idea why you found me, but you must have had a reason. Continue reading
“Elusive Dreams” is copied from my book “Just Thinking” (link via book cover over in right column). All the poems in the book are very easy to understand. Some may provoke thoughts about life in general, or perhaps about your own life experiences, but none will leave you wondering “What on earth was that about?”! Continue reading