Kindle Scout – A Two Year Performance Review

UPDATE: As of 4/3/18, Kindle Scout is no longer accepting submissions. An interesting experiment but, sadly, it didn’t survive.     By Debbie Burke  Kindle Scout  has been called American Idol for authors or a Slush Pile Popularity Contest. Amazon defines it as “reader-powered publishing.” Scout has now been around… Continue reading

Writers meeting writers

There are writers and there are civilians (AKA normal people). Civilians look at us fiction writers as objects of curiosity…a little odd, but probably not dangerous. They don’t understand how we can happily spend hours chasing imaginary people around in our imaginations. Come to think of it, that does sound… Continue reading

How To Write A Damn Synopsis

With election season upon us, I conducted a completely unscientific poll geared toward writers. The question: “Would you rather write a synopsis or undergo an IRS audit?” The results: 64% of authors chose the audit, 32% were undecided, and 4% of write-in votes said they rather pump out a septic… Continue reading