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by eriksetterlind
May 31st, 2011, 4:51 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: current event fiction--new frontier?
Replies: 5
Views: 2671

Re: current event fiction--new frontier?

Thanks for the discussion polymath and airball--it's really helping me think this through. You're right in that this will only work for short fiction, and it will work much better using current events that have more staying power than some one-day headline. If had thought of this earlier, I would ha...
by eriksetterlind
May 27th, 2011, 10:36 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: current event fiction--new frontier?
Replies: 5
Views: 2671

current event fiction--new frontier?

Using current events as a writing prompt has been going on in creative writing groups for a long time, but there has never really been a way to publish the stories while maintaining some sort of relevance--until now. With the speed of publishing on Kindle and the Nook available today, it's possible ...
by eriksetterlind
April 25th, 2011, 11:05 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: judge my book by its cover. please.
Replies: 16
Views: 4700

Re: judge my book by its cover. please.

Thanks Sommer! I tried to fix the two shade of whites and I'll give it another go, but I think that it might be above my pay grade. I'll play around with the size of the image and the tag line, as well. Thanks again for your invaluable input!
by eriksetterlind
April 25th, 2011, 1:09 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: judge my book by its cover. please.
Replies: 16
Views: 4700

Re: judge my book by its cover. please.

Here's a redesign. Thanks again for everyone's advice! I think I figured out how to get the image on here but it's really big. Sorry! But please let me know wht you guys think so I can tweak if needed before publishing. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lX0YqgSfw3U/TbWj3LslIQI/AAAAAAAAAB0/uD6CQyWGcZ0/s1600/...
by eriksetterlind
April 21st, 2011, 11:27 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336336

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Night Writer--Writing my Hasselhoff in the wee hours

http://esetterlind.blogspot.com/2011/04 ... ff-in.html
by eriksetterlind
April 20th, 2011, 2:52 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: judge my book by its cover. please.
Replies: 16
Views: 4700

Re: judge my book by its cover. please.

I'll definitely post changes and get more feedback before I publish the new cover. Thanks again!
by eriksetterlind
April 20th, 2011, 2:49 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: I have a blog. Now what do I do with it?
Replies: 33
Views: 11108

Re: I have a blog. Now what do I do with it?

As a new blogger, this thread is really helping me out! In one of the posts someone said (I think it was Sommer) that it takes a good six months to really get the hang of it and get regular follwers, etc. That's good to hear because I've only been blogging for a couple of weeks (i try to post someth...
by eriksetterlind
April 20th, 2011, 1:01 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: judge my book by its cover. please.
Replies: 16
Views: 4700

Re: judge my book by its cover. please.

Sommer--

Not bored at all! Visual persuasion sounds pretty interesting. I've never thought about the elements of a book cover that way (as you can tell). Thanks you so much for your input, and I will definitely use some of your advice in my redesign.
by eriksetterlind
April 19th, 2011, 8:33 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: judge my book by its cover. please.
Replies: 16
Views: 4700

Re: judge my book by its cover. please.

Doug and Steph,

Thank you so much for your comments and suggestions. That's exactly what I needed! And no worries about being candid--that's why I went here for advice instead of asking my mom.
by eriksetterlind
April 19th, 2011, 5:02 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: judge my book by its cover. please.
Replies: 16
Views: 4700

judge my book by its cover. please.

Hi everyone! My name's Erik. I recently went the indie route by publishing my novel, Morality Blurred. I have a blog up and running, I tweet, etc. I'm new to this forum, and it looks like a great place to meet other writers and share our worlds. One thing I'm kind of iffy on is my cover. Some days I...
by eriksetterlind
April 14th, 2011, 11:10 am
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Replies: 720
Views: 281488

Re: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog

Title: A Conclusion for Fonso Genre: Literary Fonso, a tall and 95% lean fifteen year-old boy with brown hair thick as well-hydrated Bermuda grass, felt his feet shift on the Neapolitan mountain of trash underneath him. He has learned to fall forward in these situations, as a gravity-friendly backwa...