Author Speak for Readers: Book Lengths

Sometimes readers get confused by the terminology authors use to describe the length of their book. Authors measure books in word count, not page count because page count can be manipulated by changing the font, font size or margins (as any college student can tell you). The general rule is …

Author Speak for Readers: A What?

Today’s author speak is a post about the things authors say that makes readers think we’re nuts. We are but these words and phrases just reenforce that fact. Author Speak: Come again. A what? plot bunny = One of my favorites and I use it often. This term refers to …

Author Speak for Readers: Abbreviations #1

Yup, I’m changing my line up yet again. Just trying to keep you all on your toes. 😛 I decided to do author-speak for readers. Every professional has its own language. People in that professional tend to forget that everyone else in the world has no idea what they are …