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by JonGibbs
January 25th, 2013, 1:36 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Give Yourself Permission to Fail
Replies: 0
Views: 2125

Give Yourself Permission to Fail

For many writers, rejections are a bit like trips to the dentist. We’ll do almost anything to avoid them, rather than risk getting bad news. You can understand someone being afraid of dentists (I know I am), but why fear rejection? What’s so terrible about someone passing up the chance to publish yo...
by JonGibbs
September 19th, 2012, 11:05 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: A Writer’s ‘If…’ (with apologies to Rudyard Kipling)
Replies: 6
Views: 1599

Re: A Writer’s ‘If…’ (with apologies to Rudyard Kipling)

dios4vida wrote:Most excellent. :)
Thanks, Brenda. I'm glad you liked it :)
by JonGibbs
September 19th, 2012, 11:04 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: A Writer’s ‘If…’ (with apologies to Rudyard Kipling)
Replies: 6
Views: 1599

Re: A Writer’s ‘If…’ (with apologies to Rudyard Kipling)

Nicole R wrote:Fantastic rendition! I love the original and this one lives up to it.
Thanks, Nicole. You just made my day :)
by JonGibbs
September 18th, 2012, 3:40 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Write Club. Who’s in?
Replies: 9
Views: 1839

Re: Write Club. Who’s in?

CharleeVale wrote:Why is anyone responding to this?

WE DON'T TALK ABOUT WRITE CLUB.

CV
See rule #1 You do not talk about Write Club (but typing about it's okay).
:P
by JonGibbs
September 13th, 2012, 11:27 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: A Writer’s ‘If…’ (with apologies to Rudyard Kipling)
Replies: 6
Views: 1599

A Writer’s ‘If…’ (with apologies to Rudyard Kipling)

A Writer’s ‘If…’ (with apologies to Rudyard Kipling) If you can free yourself from all distraction, continue learning, while you pay your dues. If you can work with dialogue and action (and trust the one who calls herself your muse). If you can sit for hours at the keyboard, with little thought of ...
by JonGibbs
August 28th, 2012, 5:02 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: 10 Book-Marketing Techniques Which Annoy Potential readers
Replies: 10
Views: 3306

Re: 10 Book-Marketing Techniques Which Annoy Potential readers

As both a writer and a reader I detest the ones who try and pull from horrible tragedies from the news or from the conscience point of view like the orphan kitty! I've had several strong emails from people, upset by my, albeit personal, take on writers using charities to make sales (as opposed to w...
by JonGibbs
August 28th, 2012, 4:59 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: 10 Book-Marketing Techniques Which Annoy Potential readers
Replies: 10
Views: 3306

Re: 10 Book-Marketing Techniques Which Annoy Potential readers

Margo wrote: I don't think that qualifies as growing a pair.
It's a shame, but some folks spend so much effort getting out of (what they see as) their comfort zone, they forget to make sure the 'zone' they end up in is a better/more effective one.
by JonGibbs
August 28th, 2012, 4:56 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: 10 Book-Marketing Techniques Which Annoy Potential readers
Replies: 10
Views: 3306

Re: 10 Book-Marketing Techniques Which Annoy Potential readers

oldhousejunkie wrote:#5...definitely #5.

I also get mildly annoyed when someone asks for book recommendations and someone pops up and starts promoting their book.
Maybe it's just me, but when an author constant;y talks up his/her own work, I don't think of them as having grown a pair, I just think they're a pain ;)
by JonGibbs
August 23rd, 2012, 5:14 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: 10 Book-Marketing Techniques Which Annoy Potential readers
Replies: 10
Views: 3306

Re: 10 Book-Marketing Techniques Which Annoy Potential readers

So, what does it take if you sign with a small publishers or self-publish? When it comes to book marketing, the small, traditional, publishers (like mine) expect their authors to do the lion's share of the work. Once the initial book launch takes place, you sink or swim by your own efforts. Online ...
by JonGibbs
August 23rd, 2012, 4:57 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: 10 Book-Marketing Techniques Which Annoy Potential readers
Replies: 10
Views: 3306

Re: 10 Book-Marketing Techniques Which Annoy Potential readers

Hi Ryan, My apologies, I didn't do a great job of explaining #2, so I've reworded it to better reflect my concerns over this particular marketing technique (copied below) :) 'I'm not talking about donating stories for charity anthologies, donating books; time; merchandise for auction, or any number ...
by JonGibbs
August 15th, 2012, 11:48 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Write Club. Who’s in?
Replies: 9
Views: 1839

Re: Write Club. Who’s in?

All in all, a grand day :)
by JonGibbs
August 13th, 2012, 2:07 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: 10 Book-Marketing Techniques Which Annoy Potential readers
Replies: 10
Views: 3306

10 Book-Marketing Techniques Which Annoy Potential readers

Most writers find book marketing and self-promotion difficult and/or discomforting. Given the choice, we’d much rather focus on other things, like cake actual writing, but with so many new books published every year, we have little choice in the matter if we want to get ourselves and our work known....
by JonGibbs
August 10th, 2012, 3:09 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Write Club. Who’s in?
Replies: 9
Views: 1839

Re: Write Club. Who’s in?

they're probably on Facebook ;)
by JonGibbs
August 8th, 2012, 4:53 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Write Club. Who’s in?
Replies: 9
Views: 1839

Re: Write Club. Who’s in?

Beethovenfan wrote:Awesome! I'm in.
And the best thing is, just like all those keep fit clubs, it's open every day ;) '