A little heads up

I’m a small author. I’ve written one book and am slowly working on my second. I’m a teeny, tiny fish in a very big ocean. So, when I read this post by Molly Greene about ebook piracy, I thought: no way that can happen to me. No one even knows I exist.

Well, no one may know I exist, but my book was in the general ebooks site. And you could get it for free. I didn’t know if to be flattered or offended.

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Good news, Molly Greene’s article explains what to do and she even has the email that got her books removed from the site. I’ve sent them the email and hope that they’ll remove my book.

I’m really hoping that no one else finds their book on that site but, if you do remember, knowledge is power. Check out Molly Greene’s post and get your book back.

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PS. If you know of other ways to get rid of books pirated, share them with me and I’ll pass them on as well!

PSS. I sent the email verbatim from Molly Greene’s site and the very next day, I got an email from general ebooks that said:

“Thanks for your report!

Links was removed.

Kindly yours.”

Success, even if it’s poorly written. 😀

Adding humour–a serious job

I add humour to my novels…but how? Well, I asked myself that question and found out that explaining how or why something is funny is actually really, really hard. I wracked my brain trying to figure out how on this green earth I write humour into my tales and all I came up with was this little example.

It’s something I wrote for Olivia’s Choice:

“She had not gone more than a handful of steps when the wind picked up and the rain started. It seemed Mother Nature had a sense of humour. A macabre one.”

That last part was the funny bit. That last part. The…No? Not even a hint of a smile? Rats.

Time to bring out the professionals.

Annie Binns wrote a great post on the blog Write to Done with great examples and much greater in-depth analysis on how to write something funny. She’s got it down to a science and did a much better job than my teenie-tiny example. Check it out. I was in awe.