It’s been kind of funny to monitor social media lately and witness the hysteria over the proposed remake of The Princess Bride. If memes are to be believed, people are losing their mind over the idea that anyone other than Cary Elwes plays the man in black, or anyone other than Chris Sarandon plays the evil Prince Humperdinck.
I do a lot of book reviews, and the PR guy for Desa Kincaid: Bounty Hunter contacted me on Twitter asking me to take a look at this book. I’m happy he did so, because this is a nice little romp that will be a delight to anyone who enjoys well-realized, action-packed novels with strong, interesting characters. This book has the feel of everything from a western, to a dystopian post-apocalyptical novel, to a fantasy adventure. Desa Kincaid is one of those “strong female characters” that have become so popular these days, and this is the type story Sharon Stone would have wanted to star in back when she was making features like The Quick and the Dead.
Working as a writer is not easy. The establishment often turns its back on independent writers, even though most of the great literature of history has come from authors who existed on the fringe. If you are a writer looking to generate some buzz for your novel, check out this article about how to get book reviews.
Don't be confused by thinking that writing is art. Books are a product, and people who sell other products want consumers to buy their product and not yours.
You've written a great article, but how do you get the world to pay attention?
I went into the doctor with my six year old girl. She does nothing but run and do pull-ups. She absolutely loves the jungle gym. The whole time we were there, the doctor said things like, "Wow, she sure is strong!" I was delighted and proud of course.