Detective Bobby Mac and the Recurring Character

On December 27, 2011, in Book Release, Events, Famous Writers, Writing Tips, by rsguthrie

As I prepare to release the second book in my Clan of MacAulay series this weekend, I had occasion to think a bit about “serial” novels and what I love about them. My first book, Black Beast, introduced my recurring protagonist, Detective Robert Macaulay (better known as Bobby Mac). Mac was always in my mind. […]

 

Consumer Rating Stock PLUMMETS!

On December 14, 2011, in Opinion, The Market, by rsguthrie

A great friend and best-selling author—Terri Giuliano Long—recently wrote a two-part piece about the “ugly truth” regarding consumer book ratings these days. You can read Part I on HuffPost here, and Part II on Indie Reader here. Suffice to say that the value of consumer scoring—particularly as it pertains to indie books—seems in many ways […]

 

Book Release and a New Kindle Fire!

On December 12, 2011, in Book Release, Events, by rsguthrie

Who couldn’t use a new Kindle Fire, particularly if it were FREE? I am releasing L O S T, the second book in my Clan of MacAulay series very soon and decided it would be in the holiday spirit to give away a brand new Fire. All a person has to do in order to […]

 

Yes, Virginia, You CAN Improve Your Dialogue!

On December 11, 2011, in Past Writing, Short Fiction, Writing Tips, by rsguthrie

There may not be a Santa Claus, dear Virginia, but the good news is he was never going to put good dialogue skills in your stocking anyway. So who needs him? A few posts back, I talked about the importance of quality dialogue in our writing. I mentioned a dialogue-only short story I wrote on […]

 

Bend Me Over My Website!

On December 11, 2011, in Opinion, The Market, by rsguthrie

I decided this week it was high time I look at the possibility of having a professional design my author page. I know just enough CSS and HTML to be dangerous. I know, cliche. But it’s true. I have always managed my own online presence. This “management” usually consists of finding a pre-built template I […]

 

North of the Border: An Interview with Claude Bouchard

On December 3, 2011, in Indie Authors, Interviews, by rsguthrie

I love Canada. I really do. How can you not love a country that gave us hockey, maple syrup, Mounties, and Rush? (Moving Pictures could easily qualify as the soundtrack to my high school days!) So when the Rob on Writing Studios was informed of the upcoming interview with mega-cool Montreal author Claude Bouchard, well, […]

 

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