Search found 13 matches

by HumorWriter0910
June 21st, 2011, 7:36 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 314868

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I'm running a contest on my blog through which I'm giving away a $50 Amazon gift card to one of my Twitter followers (or someone who signs up to follow me on Twitter). You can also get additional entries by telling other people about the contest. Everything you need to know is in this post: http://d...
by HumorWriter0910
June 3rd, 2011, 9:25 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Twitter Dilemma
Replies: 4
Views: 1311

Re: Twitter Dilemma

This is great; thanks for all your thoughts. One challenge I have with the @KnowWhosAwesome feed is that I can't really break character, so to speak, to tweet at someone. The way I work around this to thank people for Follow Friday mentions, etc. is through direct messaging.
by HumorWriter0910
June 1st, 2011, 10:37 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Twitter Dilemma
Replies: 4
Views: 1311

Twitter Dilemma

Here's a Twitter dilemma I'd like to pose to all of you: Is it ever cool just to follow a ton of people (like thousands) and hope that a modest percentage follow you back, thereby gaining you a healthy following in relative short order? My opinion always (which here means "since November") has been ...
by HumorWriter0910
May 24th, 2011, 10:46 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Why I Don't Tell People I Write
Replies: 27
Views: 3587

Re: Why I Don't Tell People I Write

I can't help it--I have to tell people. It's too much a part of me not to. Plus, once you have enough people tell you: "Your humor's great, but you need a platform," it becomes a necessity to ask each and every person you come across to pretty please follow @KnowWhosAwesome on Twitter ( http://twitt...
by HumorWriter0910
May 22nd, 2011, 8:06 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Chances are, you won't get rich.
Replies: 12
Views: 1894

Re: Chances are, you won't get rich.

This is one of those times I'm glad I live in Indiana and not a major city (I realize that was kind of redundant). A not-so-huge advance gets a little bigger when your cost of living is so low.
by HumorWriter0910
May 22nd, 2011, 7:42 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Social Media Cream Corn fighting Championship!!1!
Replies: 6
Views: 1612

Re: Social Media Cream Corn fighting Championship!!1!

I, too, use Blogger for my blog but find that the actual "follow" feature doesn't offer readers much of a benefit. At least with Twitter--which I also use--following someone makes a little more sense.
by HumorWriter0910
May 17th, 2011, 9:33 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you keep your drafts?
Replies: 13
Views: 2967

Re: Do you keep your drafts?

I don't tend to print drafts that often, but when I do, I keep them. When I finished my book, there was something special about actually holding it in my hands--even if I was just picking it up at FedEx Office. The electronic files (trying out Scrivener now--it's pretty cool) are where I do the bulk...
by HumorWriter0910
May 14th, 2011, 4:29 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Spelling matters... or not (An interesting study)
Replies: 4
Views: 1293

Re: Spelling matters... or not (An interesting study)

Every time I see something like this, I'm equal parts amazed at the capabilities of the human mind and horrified at what it means for our proofing abilities.
by HumorWriter0910
May 14th, 2011, 12:11 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Golden Rule of Social Networking? Don't Be A D*ck
Replies: 4
Views: 1556

Re: Golden Rule of Social Networking? Don't Be A D*ck

I'm definitely sarcastic but try to keep it good-natured so as not to be abrasive (pointing out my own "awesome" characteristics from time to time helps). But either way, I agree 100%: Twitter or any other social media platform is no place to act like you're better than the people reading your stuff.
by HumorWriter0910
May 13th, 2011, 4:31 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Golden Rule of Social Networking? Don't Be A D*ck
Replies: 4
Views: 1556

Re: Golden Rule of Social Networking? Don't Be A D*ck

I write a theme-based Twitter (@KnowWhosAwesome), which kind of prohibits me from breaking character, so to speak, to thank someone for following or just giving me a nice retweet/mention. I've found the direct message tool to be really helpful in this regard, as it allows me to express my gratitude ...
by HumorWriter0910
May 9th, 2011, 10:02 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Querying a Humor Project
Replies: 0
Views: 664

Querying a Humor Project

Don't know if anyone here will find this helpful, but Guide to Literary Agents published a column late last week on querying a humor project: http://www.guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog/The+Art+Of+The+Query+Humor+Style.aspx Oh, and I may have written it. Unless you think it sucks. Then it was some oth...
by HumorWriter0910
May 2nd, 2011, 10:24 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 314868

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I posted another installment in my weekly "You Know Who's Awesome?" series today: http://diningroomoffice.blogspot.com/2011/05/you-know-whos-awesome-clueless-play-by.html This week's subject: Clueless play-by-play announcers. (Yeah, "awesome" isn't a compliment here.) Incidentally, "You Know Who's A...
by HumorWriter0910
April 30th, 2011, 11:55 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 182054

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hey everyone-- Just joined the forums tonight and thought I should introduce myself first so my subsequent attempts at humor don't just result in awkward pauses. Actually, that'll probably still happen. Anyway, my name is Ted Fox, and I am indeed a humor writer. I signed with my agent about two mont...