REVIEW: SMUTTILY EVER AFTER

SEVEN BLOGGERS, SEVEN STORIES, ALL FOR CHARITY

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I’ve sat in front of my keyboard for the longest period of time in my writing career, trying to think of the first line of this post. Writer’s block never happens to me. It’s weird.

When I write a book, first lines are crucial. They always jump out at me almost immediately and virtually write themselves. It’s the first thing the reader will see before they invest in the story. It needs to evoke an immediate response and capture the reader’s attention–throw them off guard or create a question that they NEED an answer to.

Admittedly, I don’t usually write book reviews. I’m pretty honest in my opinions (ask three of them I beta read for), and as an author I just don’t engage in anything that might bring me a bad dose of karma. I sometimes read reviews (because I have pretty thick skin and some critical reviews contain information that helps me get better), but I don’t engage on that platform and don’t comment on retail platforms. Once the work is out there, it’s out there and open to criticism. I get to work on the next project. Continue reading

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