Category Archives: #EthicalAuthor

Are You An Ethical Author? Take This Quiz!

Why in the world would authors need to be ethical? Don’t they make up stuff for a living? Are you one of those writers that does whatever it takes to get a sale? Are you the kind that responds publicly to a bad review? Do you manipulate your public numbers to look better than you really are? … Continue reading Are You An Ethical Author? Take This Quiz!

Top 10 Questions To Ask Yourself About Your Author Ethics (With Taylor Swift & Zombie References!)

Writers today have dreams of instant success and fame! And because the idea of easy publishing is so tempting, we rush into it with  no idea what we should do to promote ourselves. Often our goal is just to gain any advantage we can in an increasingly competitive market. We may feel “creativity” in marketing … Continue reading Top 10 Questions To Ask Yourself About Your Author Ethics (With Taylor Swift & Zombie References!)

Top 10 Reasons Why Reciprocal Reviews Are Unethical

by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist This has the potential of being my most controversial post yet. And I like controversy about as much as I like snooty  moms asking me personal questions about the decisions I made in the raising of my children. But I believe that reciprocal reviews for authors are unethical, unprofessional and … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons Why Reciprocal Reviews Are Unethical

#Top10Tuesday Top 10 Things That Are Wrong With Reciprocal Reviews

  This has the potential of being my most controversial post yet. And I like controversy about as much as I like snooty  moms asking me personal questions about the decisions I made in the raising of my children. But  I believe that reciprocal reviews have the potential of being unethical simply because any quid … Continue reading #Top10Tuesday Top 10 Things That Are Wrong With Reciprocal Reviews

Love Your Reader, Love Your Art, Love Yourself A Guest Post By A. E. Snow

  The first two weeks of February are #ethicalauthors weeks here at 10 Minute Novelists. As an author and a reader, I got to thinking about authors who misbehave and how that can affect their readers and how it affects their art and their writing. Love your reader! There are lots of ways to love … Continue reading Love Your Reader, Love Your Art, Love Yourself A Guest Post By A. E. Snow

Author Spotlight: Meet Jane Steen

10 Minute Novelists is a community of writers from all over the world. Twice a month, we feature one of our writers. Today? It’s Jane Steen, author of House of Closed Doors and champion of Author Ethics. Welcome Jane! 1. How did the topic of ethics for authors become an interest of yours? It just started … Continue reading Author Spotlight: Meet Jane Steen

#Top10 Tuesday Top Ten Ways To Love Your Art

In the first two weeks of February, the writers over on my Facebook group, 10 Minute Novelists, will be talking about  Love Your Reader, Love Your Art, Love Yourself.   Today’s top ten list is about what that means, to love your art.  To read our Top 10 Ways To Love Your Reader, click here. 1. If you … Continue reading #Top10 Tuesday Top Ten Ways To Love Your Art

Love Your Reader, Love Your Art, Love Yourself a Guest Post by Jude Knight

When this post goes live, Valentine’s Day will be right around the corner, which is good, because this post is about love. Not romantic love, of course. Did you know that the Feast of St Valentine originally commemorated two or three different saints, and was associated with the beginning of Spring? The connection between Valentine … Continue reading Love Your Reader, Love Your Art, Love Yourself a Guest Post by Jude Knight

#Top10 Tuesday Top Ten Ways To Love Your Reader

This month, on this website and over on the 10 Minute Novelists Facebook group, we’re talking about “Love Your Readers, Love Your Art, Love Yourself”. Within this theme, we want to address good practices, good behaviors and general excellence. Today we want to talk about what it means to love your readers.  Top 10 Ways … Continue reading #Top10 Tuesday Top Ten Ways To Love Your Reader

Are You An Ethical Author? Take This Quiz full of Taylor Swift & Zombie References!

 Get A Pencil! Let’s Take A Quiz! 1. Have you ever used the words “best-selling” to describe your own books, when what you mean is that of all the books stored in your closet, Your Guide To Amish Zombie Princesses, really has generated the most sales? 2. Have you ever claimed that you were in a professional … Continue reading Are You An Ethical Author? Take This Quiz full of Taylor Swift & Zombie References!

Do Author Ethics Matter? A Guest Post by Jane Steen

Jane Steen, a member of the Facebook group, 10 Minute Novelists, shares with us today about good practices and ethical behavior for writers. This is an important issue for everyone who has published either traditionally or independently. Please read and consider carefully Jane’s thoughtful suggestions on ethics for authors.  Read the Ethical Author Code here … Continue reading Do Author Ethics Matter? A Guest Post by Jane Steen

Love Your Readers, Love Your Art, Love Yourself: Introducing #EthicalAuthors Weeks Feb 1-14

  Are you one of those writers? You know, the kind that does whatever it takes to get a sale? Are you the kind that responds publicly to a bad review? Do you manipulate your public numbers to look better than you really are? Do you neglect excellence in your writing for the sake of a fast … Continue reading Love Your Readers, Love Your Art, Love Yourself: Introducing #EthicalAuthors Weeks Feb 1-14