I have had a bad review. Scratch that, I have had a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Review. Actually, I’ve had several in recent years and it has brought to mind a very dismal thought.
Normally, posts on here are concerned with facts, however, every now and again, I will post some thoughts. I recently stumbled across an article discussing this topic. Horror is one of those fiction genres hardest hit in recent years with poor sales and shrinking markets.
Wither follows Phillip Moore, who is the world’s most successful skeptic. He’s made it a personal mission to debunk the paranormal world and it has paid of handsomely. With millions of books sold and a global following, he has had his choice of locations to expose during his career.
The paranormal thriller The Black Gash is now available at Smashwords and soon to be available at Amazon and B&N. Here’s the synopsis and the link: Ash volunteered for the courthouse reorganization to gain a few credits for college, he’s an ambitious future attorney who anticipates a fascinating season of studying courtroom proceedings and practices.
As a reader, perhaps one of my biggest non-grammatical complaints of contemporary commercial fiction is the incorporation of bigotry and degradation by way of stereotypes that are apparently accepted by the author. This entry will be lengthy, so please bear with me. It never ceases to amaze me how so many authors, instead of being grateful to their reader, or even showing the slightest amount of appreciation that the reader has supported them, the author throws around derogatory insults against entire factions of society as if it were proper.
I developed much of what I know on writing from the traditional school of fiction. Recently, I began noticing that some of those tried-and-true methods aren’t necessarily being practiced today. Primarily, it was always stressed that you should limit your character perspectives to around 1 or 2 per chapter.