Resources and Advice for Authors
NovelCritic is dedicated to finding the most helpful advice for aspiring authors and collecting it in one place.
As a new author it is often difficult to decide what to do.
- Courting an agent or self-publishing?
- How should it be written — what are the dos and don’ts for writing books today?
- How much should you write?
- How can you engage the reader? How soon do you need to hook them?
- How do you write a query letter?
All of the burning questions that you have been asking yourself.
We intend to find and boil down as much of the information as we can and give it to you straight.
Like most authors, we at NovelCritic read a lot of books. We might as well put that reading to good use and let you know what we liked and didn’t like about the books that we have picked up recently.
The novels that are reviewed by NovelCritic don’t necessarily fit in any type of genre. They just happen to be whatever we are reading at the time. We read anything from science fiction and fantasy novels to the latest spy thriller and from novels for young readers to mainstream fiction.
What the reviews are
- Which books are worth reading, and why they are worth reading
- Which books are not worth reading and why
- A forum for lesser known authors to get a little good publicity
- Reviews that regular people can read and use
What the reviews are not
- A full book report providing an in-depth analysis of the plot, characters, or symbolism in the novel
- A spoiler for the ending of the book
I never did find the Great Gatsby an enjoyable read, nor did I enjoy reading the hundred page reviews of people who did.
If I enjoyed the book enough to recommend it, I want you to read it. I’m going to give you just enough to let you know if you will like it.