She said…She said… – How Much is Too Much?

I must admit up front that my sensibilities about adult content are very America. I’m far more comfortable with violence than I am with sex. That being said, I think there’s a place for both. It all depends on what you’re comfortable writing. For example, I get pumped when I’m about to write an action-packed battle or fight scene. I’ve… Read more »

GRAND OPENING – TAB AUTHOR SERVICES – DEC 1ST, 2016 -DISCOUNT CODE

Http://tabauthorservices.com WE WILL BE OPEN FOR BUSINESS ON DECEMBER 1ST, 2016 AND OFFER A COMPREHENSIVE ASSORTMENT OF SERVICES THAT WILL GET YOUR BOOK READY TO PUBLISH AND GET IT SEEN BY READERS AND REVIEWERS.  SOME OF THE SERVICES WE’LL OFFER INCLUDE EDITING, PROOFREADING, BOOK COVER DESIGNS, AUTHOR BRANDING, EBOOK FORMATTING, COVER REVEALS, AND VIRTUAL BOOK TOURS. MENTION THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND… Read more »

He said…She said… – Does the price of a book influence first impressions?

Do readers expect a book priced at 99 cents to be as good as one priced at $2.99 or higher? He said… When I first started to answer this question, I thought wow, this is easy. But, the more I thought about it, the more I realized the answer will vary considerably; with the book, the subject and the reader…. Read more »

He said…She said… – Beta Readers, How many are enough before you publish?

He Said: The question put to us is: How many beta readers are enough before you publish? To answer this, I first have to define where I put beta reading in the editing process. For me, there are three steps in getting your book ready to publish. The first two, proofing and beta reading, can be interchanged (time wise) and are… Read more »

He said…She said…Do you think research is necessary in writing fiction?

Welcome All!  For the first time, this HSSS is actually going to start with, She said… Quite often you hear the old adage that you should write what you know.  If that were the truth, fiction genres like fantasy, sci-fi, paranormal romance and the like wouldn’t offer very many books to their audiences, now would they?  But if you write… Read more »

How Important is Your Cover Art and Blurb? He Said…She Said…

How important is your cover art and book blurb? He Said: It’s critical! Your cover art and book blurb is what is going to attract your potential readers to buy and read your book. As such, they need to do several things  Cover Art: Attract attention. You want your cover art to pull the readers eye to it. It should… Read more »

He said…She said…-As an author, should you respond to negative reviews?

He says: Yes! Uh, No. Uh, kinda both. (I’m very confused. But then, I’m a love story author so, what did you expect?) I was taught to say “Thank you for reading my book and taking the time to do a review. I appreciate your comments and your helping me grow as an author.” Seriously, as an author, we know… Read more »

He said…She said… – Books in a Series

  He Said Ashley brought this topic up and honestly, I never even thought about this till she mentioned it. I’m not sure where she comes up with this stuff but the more I thought about it the more I thought it was a good He Said/She Said topic. (Don’t tell her that as her head will just get bigger…. Read more »

Book Covers

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She said… So, as someone who has never written a book – yet – I sometimes don’t realize how important all the different components can be.  However, I think my author partner will agree that the most important part of the sale of an actual book is the cover. When I peruse the sections of Amazon, or an actual brick… Read more »

Chapter Titles and Tables of Contents

He said… As Ashley, and most of my friends will tell you, I’m different. I have always viewed things in a different light, taken a different approach or looked for ways to use things that one might normally ignore. Thus, one of the things that always surprise me when I read a book, especially a Kindle book, is how ignored… Read more »

Introduction of New Series of Articles – He Said She Said

Hi all our fabulous readers! As always, let me begin by thanking you all for stopping by.  We just wanted to take a moment to introduce a new section of articles Bob and I’ll be writing called He Said She Said, where we touch on a multitude of issues and discuss them from each of our perspectives, offering our opinions…. Read more »