Robin Leemann Donovan
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Reviews on Amazon

Now that my third book is poised and ready to publish I have to admit to a serious knowledge gap. How do I get folks to write a review on Amazon?My first book has 25 reviews, but "they" tell me 50+ is the magic number. I have people tell me they enjoyed reading the book, but they're not writing reviews. Some of them claim to be deficient in writing skills and embarrassed to put their thoughts "out there." Come on people, a book review isn't a book report. Just say "it made me laugh" and give it…See More
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Kelly Hayes-Raitt commented on the blog post 'Well-Meaning, But Annoying'
"I'm glad when people ask me about my writing!  It shows interest -- even if they're just being polite.  For me, the "difficult" question is "When is your book going to be published?"  I now answer…"
Jul 16, 2016
Jan M. Flynn commented on the blog post 'Well-Meaning, But Annoying'
"Robin, I like your approach, and will cheerfully steal it :-)"
Jul 14, 2016
Robin Leemann Donovan commented on the blog post 'Well-Meaning, But Annoying'
"I feel in good company now! Before my first book I didn't have the opportunity to meet many authors. Maybe I would have been the biggest dolt then. Now that I have experienced the landmines first hand, my approach to any writer is almost always…"
Jul 14, 2016
Jan M. Flynn commented on the blog post 'Well-Meaning, But Annoying'
"I feel ya, but it's important to remember that what we do as writers demands a big investment of time, energy, and emotion from our audience. Wouldn't it be nice if we could just hang our novel on a wall for people to take in and admire in…"
Jul 13, 2016
RYCJ commented on the blog post 'Well-Meaning, But Annoying'
""But couldn't they try: I enjoyed your first book so much..." ---great one! It's so great that it gave me an idea the next time I get asked one of the 'other' questions. I'm now curious to see the expression, or…"
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Mardith Louisell commented on the blog post 'Well-Meaning, But Annoying'
"There are many other questions that are difficult, even annoying.  "Have you been published?" takes the cake as the worst. It's horrible if you haven't been published, slightly less if you have been in a small lit. journal,…"
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Well-Meaning, But Annoying

Throughout your life people say things that are well meaning. When you're dating it's: when are you two getting married?; once you're married it's: when are you going to start a family? There's not a woman on earth who hasn't had to field one of these well-meaning, but annoying questions that seem designed to pressure you through every major life event. Once you get past that early phase of life it quiets down a bit, unless you're an author. For the author, there is an…See More
Jul 12, 2016
Patricia Robertson commented on the blog post 'Well-Meaning, But Annoying'
"I'm just happy that they are interested enough to ask. :)"
Jul 12, 2016
Robin Leemann Donovan posted a blog post

Well-Meaning, But Annoying

Throughout your life people say things that are well meaning. When you're dating it's: when are you two getting married?; once you're married it's: when are you going to start a family? There's not a woman on earth who hasn't had to field one of these well-meaning, but annoying questions that seem designed to pressure you through every major life event. Once you get past that early phase of life it quiets down a bit, unless you're an author. For the author, there is an…See More
Apr 29, 2016
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Who I am:
Owner of Bozell - a communications firm, Author of Donna Leigh Mysteries:
Is It Still Murder Even If She Was A Bitch?
I Didn't Kill Her But That May Have Been Shortsighted.
Author of blog: Menologues - which was replublished on Vibrant Nation and Alltop
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
www.rldonovan.com
www.bozell.com
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Donna Leigh Mysteries
Is It Still Murder Even If She Was A Bitch?
I Didn't Kill Her But That May Have Been Shortsighted.
Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmgkpYPi5q8
Media outlets that I currently write for:
Author blog on Goodreads
Insights on Bozell.com
My writing is:
Fiction, Blog Posts
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
I send my reviews directly to the authors for use as they choose
Services I offer to other writers:
Reviewing their work
I would help to edit - but I haven't done much editing for other authors yet
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
She Writes, Goodreads
My professional associations:
Alzheimer's Assoc of the Midlands
Goodreads

Omnimystery
I found out about She Writes from:
Erin Reel, The Lit Coach

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Reviews on Amazon

Posted on January 11, 2017 at 3:02pm 0 Comments

Now that my third book is poised and ready to publish I have to admit to a serious knowledge gap. How do I get folks to write a review on Amazon?

My first book has 25 reviews, but "they" tell me 50+ is the magic number. I have people tell me they enjoyed reading the book, but they're not writing reviews. Some of them claim to be deficient in writing skills and embarrassed to put their thoughts "out there." Come on people, a book review isn't a book report. Just say "it made me laugh"…

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Well-Meaning, But Annoying

Posted on April 29, 2016 at 9:30am 7 Comments

Throughout your life people say things that are well meaning. When you're dating it's: when are you two getting married?; once you're married it's: when are you going to start a family? There's not a woman on earth who hasn't had to field one of these well-meaning, but annoying questions that seem designed to pressure you through every major life event. 

Once you get past that early phase of life it quiets down a bit, unless you're an author.…

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Back Cover Review Appreciation

Posted on November 2, 2015 at 2:38pm 0 Comments

Thanks to Sharon Love Cook and Wendy Townley for the wonderful back cover reviews on my second Donna Leigh Mystery novel!

Book 2 in the Donna Leigh Mystery series now on Amazon!

Posted on November 2, 2015 at 2:36pm 0 Comments

The long awaited second book - I Didn't Kill Her But That May Have Been Shortsighted is finally on Amazon. 

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