23 July 2015

Welcome to AWISL


I see you’ve found my new website! Welcome to AWISL: Authors Writing In a Second Language. If you have been following my blog at idblind.blogpost.com, then you know I have been planning this website for a while. At last it’s ready! As I've said before, I am going to review books and ...

23 July 2015

Game of Thrones and Writing Advice


  Because it's late at night and I am feeling sleepy, instead of giving new advice on writing, I will copy-paste an old post from my blog. I still firmly believe in what I wrote back in March, and as we say, "Repeatition is the mother of learning" (a very bad ...

19 August 2015

Should I Write in My Mother Language or in English?


If you are visiting AWISL.com, then there’s a possibility that you are an AWISL too: an author writing in a second language. I am an AWISL, and it’s tough. I’ve lost the count of how many times I’ve re-read and re-written the same sentences, how many times I’ve checked the ...

01 September 2015

POV Switches


One of the most frequent mistakes newbie writers make is switching the POV (POV = point of view). They tend to start the scene from the point of view of one character, then suddenly switch to another character, then switch back, and forth, and so on and on. Example: Gary snatched his ...

01 September 2015

He said, She said


If you have read my review for Key Lime Die, then you know this post is about what not to do when writing a book. This is just my opinion, not a testament to good writing. The book was filled with an immense amount of telling instead of showing. But what irked me the most ...

07 September 2015

Summing up the Week


Let's see what I've been up to last week. Three articles on Writing/Marketing:  POV Switches He said, She said The Invasion of the Free Books   Six books reviewed: Key Lime Die: A Key West Culinary Cozy by Summer Prescott 1/2986 by Annelie Wendeberg Nefertitis Heart (The Artifact Hunters Book 1) by A. W. Exley Game of Thrones by GRRM Murder, ...

21 June 2016

10 Ways To Seduce a Writer


There are a lot of memes over the Web about the writers. Very often we are portrayed as nutjobs, insomniacs, introverts, edgy, crazy and even suicidal. There’s a bit of truth in all of these characteristics. But we can be cute and sweet too. All you need to do is ...

03 August 2016

Covers: Original or Not?


A picture speaks a thousand words. New authors tend to forget how important the cover is. I’ve seen a great deal of abysmal covers, and of course most of them (if not all) belong to the books by indies. I was about to post some 20-30 of the worst covers I’ve ...