WELL THIS is odd, isn't it? I'm supposed to tell you why you should hire me, not why you shouldn't. If you've been around long, though, you know I don't always do things the traditional way. This is the last time I'll be promoting this venture for a while because I'm shifting focus to reading … Continue reading Reasons Not to Hire Me to Read Your Book
IT'S LATE. I don't usually post this late. It's been raining all day and now the street lights are setting the fog aglow. I have a window right by my bed and I stare out it when I can't sleep. I've decided I'm taking a break from Twitter. A few days maybe. I have manuscripts … Continue reading Into a Foggy Night
Welcome to the Mega Giveaway/Book Buy Extravaganza with over $150 in prizes! I am excited to announce that Tory Hunter Manuscript Critique Service is now WB Welch--Tory Hunter Manuscript Critique Service! That's right, I have officially partnered with WB Welch, author of Blood Drops, to provide a more comprehensive package for your manuscript critiques. I … Continue reading Mega Giveaway/Book Buy Extravaganza Happening Now!
I'M WORKING on how to go about helping other writers build an active, engaged Twitter following, and I have some ideas, but I need to test them out. You busy? That's fine—you don't have to do anything for now except raise your hand (which you can do with a comment here or with a reply … Continue reading I Want to Investigate You
ON TWITTER yesterday I asked whether or not people are actively trying to build their following. The responses varied from yes to no to a handful of people who mistook my meaning and said, “I'm here for engagement. I don't care about the numbers.” Engagement is what I'm talking about. I'm not talking about implementing … Continue reading Are You Trying to Build an Audience?
THE REAL question is why should you pay anyone to read your manuscript? One answer is obvious: every writer needs an editor. You're so close to your story that you become blind to its faults and errors. A plot hole or a fatal inconsistency can make or break a book, as can too many grammatical … Continue reading Why Hire Me to Read Your Manuscript
WHAT A dreadful arrangement of words. What horrors spawn in the heart by the sound of them, conceived in light of this ambiguous and ominous news: "So . . . I read your book." It's like news of a coming snowstorm. Exciting but uncertain. You hoped you were on your way to a book deal … Continue reading So I Read Your Book