Beta Readers Can Be A Great Help

Posted December 2, 2015 By inkblot19@comcast.net

Hey Everyone,

Needless to say, I am very insecure on my current novel. This has been my first attempt at writing comedy as a major sub-genre. I am a funny guy, people laugh at my jokes, but being funny in an entertaining way on paper, well, that’s another story. I may be laughing, but that doesn’t mean anyone else will find the scenes and dialogue humorous. And that is why I am hoping to snag some beta readers to tell me if I have achieved my goal. I can’t give it to family or friends, they’ll fear offending me. Honestly will be out the window. Many writers I now understand use beta readers. It makes sense. Get an honest opinion of the story. Although the notion increases anxieties, it’s better to know if you’ve achieved the emotional reaction expected. Better to know early if your story is good rather than receive unkind rejections by publishers later. So, with that said, if anyone is interested in reading, for your honest opinion, a senior story about a magical fifty-five and over retirement community, with an ensemble of heartfelt characters having the opportunity to sort of live their youth over again, and its ramifications, let me know. I will provide further details.

Steve

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A Guest at Straight From The Library Blogspot

Posted December 2, 2015 By inkblot19@comcast.net

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I’m at Straight From The Library today. Well, I’m actually not standing there to meet you, but my words and thoughts are in an amazing and informative interview. Meet me and my second novel, a romance with a futuristic background Stardust Dreams, published by Black Opal Books. If you have a moment, come by and meet me. We’ll chat. Well, you don’t actually have to move from what you’re doing, just your fingers to get there. 5 star reviews. A reviewer said, “As soon as I read the preface, I knew I was going to love this book.” AND THERE IS A GIVEAWAY. Only 8 days remaining.

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Find me at Its Raining Books, Interview, Giveaway!

Posted November 25, 2015 By inkblot19@comcast.net

Hey all lovers of romance and mystery thriller novels,

Happy Thanksgiving! This amazing author is at Its Raining Books. Come by. Say hello. Inspiring and informative interview of a fascinating author you should get to know. Me! Highlighting my senior romance novel, actually for all ages, Stardust Dreams. Epic romance with a science fiction background.. Generous giveaway! Speaking to all my good friends, followers, colleagues, readers, and passersby. A favor. Please leave a comment, then I would know I’m not talking to myself. That would make me feel so good on Thanksgiving. http://its-raining-books.blogspot.com

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Interview and Giveaway at Writers and Authors blog.

Posted November 13, 2015 By inkblot19@comcast.net

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I’m still hanging out at Writers and Authors blog. If you have a moment, come by and meet me. Informative Interview. I’ve spoken about an author’s life. Leave a comment. We’ll chat. Should you stop by, I promise to be as entertaining as my futuristic romance, Stardust Dreams, published by Black Opal Books. Five star reviews. A reviewer said, “As soon as I read the preface, I knew I was going to love this book.” AND THERE IS A GIVEAWAY.

http://www.writersandauthors.info/2015/11/interview-with-s-b-redstone-plus.html

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Meet Me At The Pen Muse Blog

Posted November 4, 2015 By inkblot19@comcast.net

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You can find me this week, as if you were looking for me, and I hope you were, at http://thepenmuse.net where I’ve been interviewed, as if I was someone of great importance, for both readers and writers. First and foremost I am looking to teach and entertain you with my answers, just as my futuristic romance, Stardust Dreams, published by Black Opal Books does entertain you. Five star reviews. A reviewer said, “As soon as I read the preface, I knew I was going to love this book.” Come on and stop by. I’ll meet you there. We can chat. I love that. AND A GIVEAWAY!

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Seeking A Literary Agent

Posted November 4, 2015 By inkblot19@comcast.net

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My newest novel, If We’re Dreaming, Don’t Wake Us! is complete. Although I can offer it to my present publisher, I have reservations. With all the books on the market, and the limitations of the social media in selling books, snagging a traditional publisher becomes so much more important. They do a great deal more in promoting your books. However, if you want to feel really insecure about your writing talent and choice of genre and plot, then querying literary agents will certainly intensify that with their cold rejections. And the rejections will come. I’ve gone through this several times all leading to failure. But, despite feeling like you’ve made every mistake in your writing, I haven’t given up trying to gain acceptance. It is a painstaking and depressing endeavor. Every agent wants something different from you. It takes hours a day to find one that fits with your book. Soon I will be seeing my most hated word, “Unfortunately”. My advice to all of you. If you want a better chance of having a bestseller, then one has to live with the upset, and plod on. There’s no other choice to reach a traditional publisher.
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Meet Me At Harps Romance Book Reviews

Posted October 28, 2015 By inkblot19@comcast.net

Hey everyone,

You can find me this week, as if you were looking for me, and I hope you were, at http://www.harpsromancebookreview.com where I’ve answered an important question for readers and writers. First and foremost I am looking to entertain you. Just as my futuristic romance, Stardust Dreams, published by Black Opal Books will entertain you. Five star reviews. A reviewer said, “As soon as I read the preface, I knew I was going to love this book.”

Make a writer happy. Come and stop by. I’m there to meet you. Interact. Share ideas. It’s not just about selling books. It’s about the connections. And there’s a great giveaway!

Come and meet me. I’ll be waiting for you.

S. B. Redstone

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Interview at Bookloversue Come On Over!

Posted October 14, 2015 By inkblot19@comcast.net

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You can find me this week, as if you were looking for me, and I hope you were, at http://bookloversue.blogspot.com where she designed a fascinating and informative interview for me. First and foremost I am looking to entertain you. Just as my futuristic romance, Stardust Dreams, published by Black Opal Books will entertain you. Five star reviews. A reviewer said, “As soon as I read the preface, I knew I was going to love this book.”

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Make a writer happy. Come and stop by. I’m there to meet you. Interact. Share ideas. It’s not just about selling books. It’s about the connections.

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Marketing Is The Insecurity

Posted October 7, 2015 By inkblot19@comcast.net

Hey Everyone,

As we all know, writing is fraught with insecurities. But, even when you tame your insecurities, marketing just causes them to go wild. I spend almost the same amount of time writing as I do marketing. With two novels and one psychology book, it triples the time needed to move about the social media sites. And to be honest, I am having minimal success. Although my novels receive 5 star reviews, it is so disheartening to be invisible to the world. I know I have to be more proactive in advertising myself, but one never knows how hard to push. I have a blog tour company working for me, minimal success as well. Get a few nice comments. Feel good for the moment. But, I am not a salesman. I am just a writer. I’m not giving up. We should never give up. How are you handling the marketing? Anyone having great success to share? If I had any, I would.

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Steve

 

 

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Interview Today At Two Ends Of The Pen

Posted October 7, 2015 By inkblot19@comcast.net

Hey Everyone,

Today I am at Two Ends Of The Pen Blogspot thanks to Goddess Fish Promotions where you can get to know the real me with an interesting and inspiring Interview, and my epic love story, Stardust Dreams, published by Black Opal Books, mostly 5 star rated. There’s a generous giveaway! But here’s what’s really important to me. I am speaking to all my good friends, followers, colleagues, readers, and passersby. I’m not asking you to buy my books.

It’s a favor I’m asking. Stop by http://twoendsofthepen.blogspot.com. Not only can you enter the giveaway, which over a thousand have done so far on my Blog Tour, but if you would leave me a comment, I would then know I’m not talking to myself. That would be heartfelt.

 

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