- File Size: 318 KB
- Print Length: 103 pages
- Publisher: Alina Adams Media (September 16, 2011)
- Publication Date: September 16, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005NSDZYC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #488,140 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama's Greatest Moments 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 authors have interviewed multiple actors, writers and producers who have all had a long history with the most popular form of daytime television since its inception in the early fifties. Here you'll find info not available anywhere else.
Well-written and informative, "The Soap Opera 451" is a must-have.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Did not have enough of the other soaps canceled mentioned in any way .Published 8 months ago by laurie fredrickson
I expected a lot more meat than what I got. Nice ebook but needs to be about twice as long or half the price.Published 15 months ago by MickiRae
I enjoyed reading this. Even though I might not have watched every soap, I do know the actors, and that was my favorite part--their memories. Read morePublished 20 months ago by JR
This was a fun book to read. I have loved soaps since I was a little girl. The memories were great. The only disappointment was some of the links no longer work.Published on April 1, 2013 by Kim Limoges