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Let’s Get Honest About Book Reviews by Ally Shields

Admit it. If you’re a published author, you’ve waited breathlessly—a little terrified, a whole lot nervous—for that first review of a new book. When it came, your world tilted for just a instant to utter joy or despair. Hopefully, you quickly realized this is one person’s opinion and not the final verdict on your book. …
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Taking a Knife to Your Heart: What It Really Means to Kill Off a Character by Melissa Jarvis

I remember the first time I threw a book across the room.  My favorite author, Anne McCaffrey, had just killed off the MasterHarper of Pern.  I commiserated with my best friend, and we both cried for days.  How could Anne do that to me? And then another author did the same thing.  Charlaine Harris killed …