February 22, 2018, 04:53:35 PM

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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #270 on: February 08, 2018, 11:21:37 AM »
I guess I could update the thread under Upcoming Conventions & Book Releases with all the marketing, blog posts at various sites, interviews etc that are happening in the lead up to the book launch if that's a thing people here are interested in and would find it educational to see how the whole marketing experience goes for a new author?

That keeps this thread free to celebrate all the other awesome stuff going on, and the frustrating near-misses and commiseration over rejections and everything else.

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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #271 on: February 08, 2018, 11:30:27 AM »

Haha in my case i think I have only far-misses as far as my fiction is concerned.

Non-fiction on the other hand, I've constantly got people asking me to write things-- I've got a book chapter coming out the interconnection between enviro issues, poverty and civil war for an Enviro studies book, and I just got a request to write a review of a book on mining.  I get people asking me to write more than I can keep up with.

If only someone had even a remote interest in my fiction!!!!

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« Reply #272 on: February 08, 2018, 11:49:44 AM »
You are in demand! Maybe turn your hand to writing a fictional non-fiction book? The crossover that everybody has been needing without knowing!

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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #273 on: February 08, 2018, 12:33:54 PM »
@CameronJohnston : just pre-ordered on Amazon
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« Reply #274 on: February 08, 2018, 12:58:53 PM »
@CameronJohnston : just pre-ordered on Amazon

Thanks so much Jmack! That's wonderful of you. It's very humbling just how great and supportive people are being. Writing is often said to be a lonely, solitary pursuit, but I've never found that to be true :)

Incidentally, Brian McClellan has a great post on why pre-orders matter - something I've only just found out myself. It makes for interesting reading on the business side of trade publishing.
http://www.brianmcclellan.com/blog/the-importance-of-pre-orders

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« Reply #275 on: February 12, 2018, 11:04:56 PM »
I don't post here much but this is absolutely my favourite forum thread on the internet. Absolutely wonderful to see all your successes!

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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #276 on: February 13, 2018, 01:04:29 AM »
So while it's not a huge thing, there was a short story competition at Farpoint this weekend, which I attended as an author guest. I submitted a story along with twelve other authors, with all thirteen to be voted on by the con staff and con attendees. To my shock and surprise, my story won first place. Still kind of giddy about that.

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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #277 on: February 13, 2018, 02:49:55 AM »
I'm thinking I'm going to do something different with the editing process for the final two books of my World in Chains series. I feel like I need to do at least a little editing of both books (rather than just the third book) before releasing the third book. I had a lot of crazy things happen in the fourth book, and I want to make sure I keep everything consistent.

I also need to get back to writing the final book of my trilogy The God War's Chosen. It's been coming in fits and starts, and I need to find more consistency. Maybe once I have a normal 9 to 5 job and no school to worry about, I'll be able to carve out a more consistent writing schedule.

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« Reply #278 on: February 13, 2018, 12:20:28 PM »
So while it's not a huge thing, there was a short story competition at Farpoint this weekend, which I attended as an author guest. I submitted a story along with twelve other authors, with all thirteen to be voted on by the con staff and con attendees. To my shock and surprise, my story won first place. Still kind of giddy about that.
Saw this on Twitter and was waiting for you to post here - Congratulations again! Looked like a very nice trophy to boot!

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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #279 on: February 14, 2018, 01:46:22 PM »
So while it's not a huge thing, there was a short story competition at Farpoint this weekend, which I attended as an author guest. I submitted a story along with twelve other authors, with all thirteen to be voted on by the con staff and con attendees. To my shock and surprise, my story won first place. Still kind of giddy about that.

Congrats, Teb!

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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #280 on: February 14, 2018, 01:54:28 PM »
So while it's not a huge thing, there was a short story competition at Farpoint this weekend, which I attended as an author guest. I submitted a story along with twelve other authors, with all thirteen to be voted on by the con staff and con attendees. To my shock and surprise, my story won first place. Still kind of giddy about that.
Awesome news, well done! :)

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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #281 on: February 15, 2018, 08:17:27 AM »
So while it's not a huge thing, there was a short story competition at Farpoint this weekend, which I attended as an author guest. I submitted a story along with twelve other authors, with all thirteen to be voted on by the con staff and con attendees. To my shock and surprise, my story won first place. Still kind of giddy about that.

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« Reply #282 on: February 15, 2018, 08:19:08 AM »
Great job!!!

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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #283 on: February 15, 2018, 10:25:10 AM »
@tebakutis: Can we read the winning story? Pretty please? ;D
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #284 on: February 15, 2018, 11:15:13 PM »
@tebakutis: Can we read the winning story? Pretty please? ;D

It's actually the story I asked a few people to critique in the Writer's Group forum (Splitting Arrows) with some minor tweaks from those folks and my writer's group! But yeah, I don't see why I couldn't repost it. Will do so soon!