I recently submitted a story, the first of what I hope to be a book.
With past submissions I got more response. I was hoping that would be the case with this as well. Is there anything I can do to encourage that? More certificates? perhaps?
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
September 19, 2014 at 6:37PM
michaelcahill: I'm on my cell phone at the moment so _ could only take a glance. I can tell you that the length is going to scare many potential reveiwers away. Remeber that they can review a poem for the the same reward. I would break this up into smaller bites. That will get you a more detailed review as well. For a first chapter it's your best shot at getting a following. How about a thousand words and try to get it on the front page. That's your best bet with a first look.
One man's take on life told thru humorous short stories from his childhood on into his mid-50's; from feeling like an outcast in school to being an adult. His intent: hope. Hope in that you shall see, no matter how rough life can seem -and is- at times, that you may be able to enjoy it. Each story will bring a laugh, a smile, a tear, a lesson.
The 23rd Annual Book Awards said:
"We Really Need To Laugh" shares “memories which will resonate with many readers. Overall a creative presentation of the author’s life given in a rather sing-song poetic story telling style; a pleasant read"