Posts in Writing

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How to Write a Book Review

May 17, 2014 | Susie | 2 Comments

“How to write a book review” comes up more often in our search terms than I would expect, given that this is the age of online reviewing. I would hate to think that there are people out there who are struggling to write book reviews, […]

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In Blogging: The Take-Away From SELF Magazine’s Tutu Boo-Boo

March 28, 2014 | Susie | 9 Comments

I know, this is not really book-related. But I have been known to write about blogging, and I think a lot of us now are in the sphere of curating and creating content to be shared–and there’s a big lesson in a recent incident. SELF […]

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Dear Authors: Not Every YA Heroine Needs a Boyfriend

February 17, 2014 | NeriS | 41 Comments

I like a good literary romance well enough.  Aw, who am I kidding, I’m the shippiest shipper in all of shipdom.*  I was on Team Ron/Hermione right from Sorcerer’s Stone (I swear I started this post before J. K.’s recent comments ^_^;; ).  Want to […]

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How to Write a Love Letter That Doesn’t Suck

February 14, 2014 | Tony | 4 Comments

The love letter is nearly as old as written language.  It began with cave paintings and stone carvings, and then developed on paper; it lives on today through ILY text messages.  It exists in countless forms: The I-don’t-know-you-but-I-want-to-know-you-letter (this one is pretty creepy in contemporary […]

Why I’m cool about having periods of no book reviews (and why authors and publishers should be, too).

November 24, 2013 | Susie | 21 Comments

HEY, HEY. I AM GETTING READY TO WRITE A DISCLAIMER. PLEASE READ THE DISCLAIMER BEFORE GETTING UP IN MY COMMENTS AND ARGUING WITH ME ABOUT THIS THING THAT I AM GETTING READY TO ADDRESS LIKE I DID NOT ADDRESS IT AT ALL. THANK YOU. I […]

What NaNoWriMo Means to Me

November 14, 2013 | Tony | 7 Comments

I know some of you booksluttians out there are writers, and I know that quite a few of you are also NaNoWriMo participants. If you’re not familiar with NaNoWriMo (shortened from National Novel Writing Month), it’s a major effort by writers all over the world […]

Do blog tours and extended promotions actually turn followers off?

August 12, 2013 | Susie | 55 Comments

We’ve done a few events and blog tours here at IB in the past. Blog tours, if you’re not familiar with them, is the digital equivalent of hopping city-to-city to promote one’s book; instead of physically traveling, you’re being promoted/reviewed/guest posting on different blogs. The […]

The Evolution of an Insatiable Bookslut: Amy

June 6, 2013 | lucysfootball | 30 Comments

When I was young, my father’s greatest joy was to bring us on unannounced Saturday roadtrips. He didn’t like to tell us where we were going; he would have a destination in mind, and his pleasure was in surprising us with it. This didn’t work […]

I have writer’s block.

February 21, 2013 | Susie | 37 Comments

I didn’t want to write this post. I still don’t want to write this post. Or any post. Just typing out the words right now is something akin to pulling a thousand tiny splinters out of my body. Since about mid-December, I’ve been suffering from […]

Why Most Writing Advice is Garbage

December 20, 2012 | Tony | 21 Comments

[In hindsight, that I asked Tony to write this either makes me very wise or kind of a dick. Or both. Yeah, probably both.. nah, really, I\'m still leaning toward dick. -- Susie] A little while back, Susie asked me if I would be interested […]