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Mysterious Goings On

Join author J. Alexander Greenwood for discussions about writing mystery, thriller, suspense, horror and other genre fiction. Every episode, Mysterious Goings On features tips, news, interviews with writers, fans, dramatic readings and more.

Greenwood, an award-winning writer, also provides a "look behind the curtain" at the life of an independent author. Whether you're a writer, aspire to be one, or just enjoy reading, this show is for you.


Feb 25, 2016

Alex reveals the origin story for his (somewhat pretentious) pen name and explains why reader reviews--particularly on Amazon--are crucial to an author's success.

Alex quotes a bit from an excellent post by author Sandra Smith about doing reviews. You can find it here. 

Also, click here for a piece Alex wrote, complete with a video to show YOU how to review! 

By the way, thank you for downloading this show--we are honored to be listed as a "New & Noteworthy" podcast on iTunes!

NOTE: We had a little trouble with our mic, and hope that you will look past the slightly diminished audio quality of this particular episode.

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Intro music Mary Celeste by Incompetech.