Cover to Cover #346A: Unintended Story Pictures

Listener Review: Tim Low brings us a review of an audio play this time around. Broken Sea Productions has a radio drama adaptation of Robert E. Howard's "Queen of the Black Coast" (a Conan novelette), and he heartily recommends it for Dragon Page listeners.

Discussion: MRM ambushes Stack with tidbits from his junk email file... as examples of how poor word choices, in both your ad copy and your fiction, can paint a different picture in the reader's minds than the one you had intended for them to see.

Voicemail: Trampas suggests a topic, "Buying Books For All the Wrong Reasons", as he relates the results of an impulse buy; Darcy's dad Tim relays a question asking if you can objectively enjoy a good story written by a writer you don't personally like; Sean is considering ebook copies of his self-published book for direct purchase from his website in addition to putting them on Amazon's CreateSpace, and wants to know what format would be best.

Submitting Listener comments: If you have any suggestions, comments or a review of your own, please let us know!


  1. May I recommend Always good for a laugh.

  2. I don't think I'd finish a book from an author I loathed. Sometimes knowing too much is a bad thing.

  3. I can still stand to read Orson Scott Card, even though I'm a far left, pro gay marriage, atheist, but I can totally understand why some people might not.