Today is another double dose of guest post goodness from me. First, we have this piece I did for Shelf Pleasure on my disappointment in myself by not going far enough to create great female characters. As I put together this sorta blog tour for Murder Boy I wanted a few of these pieces to tackle substantial, maybe even controversial topics. This is one of those pieces and I’m quite proud of it.
I also took up residence at The Rap Sheet to talk about how my desire to be the next great PI writer stopped me from working on Murder Boy and nearly paralyzed my writing permanently. It was a hard piece to write and I hope you all enjoy it.
As I’ve worked my way through the promotion gauntlet for Murder Boy, I realize I have no interest in begging for sales, I don’t think it helps and I just can’t bring myself to do it. But I will beg for reviews, specifically Amazon reviews.
Corey Doctorow has said that the biggest danger for writers these days isn’t piracy, it’s obscurity. The BEST way for a writer to battle obscurity is to have a lot of Amazon.com reviews. So if you’ve read Murder Boy please please please go leave a short review. Even if you didn’t like it. Thanks.