- File Size: 341 KB
- Print Length: 130 pages
- Publisher: Alina Adams Media (April 21, 2012)
- Publication Date: April 21, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007WMC3BI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,611,626 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Counterpoint: An Interactive Family Saga - Volume One Kindle Edition
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More About the Author
For 20 years, I've heard lots of advice about how to become a successful author. I am now about to throw it all out the window.
#1) Never let anyone see anything but your very, very best work.
After 20 years and over a dozen published books, I am writing my next romance novel live online at: www.AlinaAdams.com/live. Readers can follow along with my every key-stroke, see my typos, my mistakes, my clunky prose and my plot dead ends that I delete the next day. They can watch me edit, and they can offer their own suggestions. Along the way, I hope everyone gets a better idea of what it's like to write a book from start to finish. (It's not magic, and it's not divine inspiration. It's simply hard work, even on days when you don't feel like it. Especially on days when you don't feel like it.)
#2) Stick to one genre so you can build an audience.
I've written romance novels, figure skating mysteries, family sagas, and now a non-fiction book about the trials and tribulations of getting into Kindergarten in NYC. (It costs $9.99 and is geared for all those parents who can't afford a $10,000 private consultant. Yes, people do hire them. To get their kids into Kindergarten.)
#3) Don't try anything too radical that readers won't understand.
A few years ago, I took my traditionally published figure-skating mystery novels and turned them into enhanced ebooks, with video from the Ice Theatre of NY embedded alongside the story. People still aren't sure what to make of them. Think of it as a book and movie in one. Why just read about figure-skating, after all, when you can actually see the routines described!
How will all this rule-breaking turn out? I don't know... you tell me!
Top Customer Reviews
The author also writes Another World Today an online print continuation of the much missed NBC soap Another World, with two chapters released every week where readers vote at the end of each chapter on how they want the story to continue, which served as the inspiration for this series.
I recommend this to anyone who enjoys soaps, drama and romance.
Counterpoint has ALL of this. It is, quite simply, the latest iteration of what Charles Dickens used to do in a serial form in the British newsjournals of the late 19th Century. What makes it even more fun is that now it's electronic and readers get to weigh in on what happens next.
I love cliffhangers and wondering where a story will go-- what is marvelous about Counterpoint is that Alina Adams' fans have a voice in those story decisions.
I, for one, can't WAIT for the next installment! I've so enjoyed Alina's wonderful work on Another World Today [...] This is another way to enjoy her writing in one of my favorite forms.
Loved the first volume of Counterpoint and can't wait for Volume 2 to come out! The characters come alive within the first chapter, and I found it very hard to put the book down between chapters! The story is filled with both excitement and mystery! The volume ends with a cliffhanger, and the fans get to offer feedback to help determine the outcome and set the stage for Volume 2! Brilliant! And very brilliantly written! Great job Alina Adams!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This novel was very enticing, and I waited to see how the next chapter would go. . . this is a progressive creation, so there will be many more chapters, I hope. . Read morePublished on May 1, 2013 by Ex New Yorker
Can't wait to read volume 1!
Alina is such a wonderful author and with fans giving feedback, this is going to be fun!