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    Hey! Thank you, Kelly!
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    Hello, writers!

    Hi, all.

    Newbie here. Just published first (only?) novel, courtesy CreateSpace/Amazon. Now what? I was going to take out an ad on the Super Bowl, but my marketing budget was about $4 million short. Ideas welcome!

    Email me (can you find my email looking at my profile?) or send me a message, or just reply here. I've made a very nice preview out of the PDF. (Well, nice-looking.)

    Did anyone else find that "Submit New Thread" button intimidating? Is minor illiteracy OK in these posts? Well, here goes ...
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    About the "Submit new thread" - I second that. Just joined after haunting the forum for about three weeks until finally decided to register.

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    Ha ha, yeah Super Bowl space is not so cheap. Welcome!

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    L. Y.

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    Thanks, Adriana

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    About the "Submit new thread" - I second that. Just joined after haunting the forum for about three weeks until finally decided to register.
    And when you find out how to change that "fish...thick skin" thing, please tell me.
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    And where are the alternatives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rbrown8384 View Post
    Ha ha, yeah Super Bowl space is not so cheap. Welcome!
    I thought I'd be flooded with wisdom. I least maybe some half-baked ideas. Is everyone too busy debating the cereal comma to even think about marketing?

    (I'm a veteran of the non-fiction mid lists. Publishers don't market books. They fling them against the wall. Probably because they can't afford proper shelves.)

    Oh, well. Do you put brown sugar or white on your cereal commas? Skimmed or 2%? Life is so full of questions.

    Oh dear. I seem to be babbling. Who was it warned me about sanity in this place? I should have listened.
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    Hi, Janie!

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    I visited your website. No one would guess it was so serious. Thank you!

    Any additional thoughts? What did you do right? What could you do better?

    If it's impermissible to be mercenary here, email me!

    Sorry, Jamie. Jamie with an "m". Edit doesn't seem to allow fixing the title. Oh, bother.
    Last edited by F.Lynn.Roemer; 02-07-2013 at 11:51 PM. Reason: Misspelled name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F.Lynn.Roemer View Post
    Edit doesn't seem to allow fixing the title. Oh, bother.
    Sometimes it does!

    For most areas in Aw... You will need to use the "Go Advanced" button at the bottom of the 'edit post' window - AND you only have a week to do this...

    Once you hit the 'go advanced' button and the page loads, you should see an 'edit title' dialog box.

    Our blessed Medievalist has covered most of these really snazzy techno wonders under the FAQ menu in the blue banner above.

    The plot isn't terribly fast paced... but it is truly helpful!

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    For Kelly, and others seeking soft asylum.
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    Tears are peanut & helplessness.

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    Welcome. Good luck with your book. And, yes, that submit thread can be scary. You always think, What if no one likes my thread?

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    New Picture

    What is the deep, hidden meaning of that picture by @kells post?

    Why are the doll's eyes so much bigger than her mouth? Should I be worried?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenthepen View Post
    Nah, you get used to it. Kind of like "The Beaver"
    The Beaver? I am definitely worried. Where does one find a competent mental health professional when one needs such expertise?
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    Quote Originally Posted by F.Lynn.Roemer View Post
    The Beaver? I am definitely worried. Where does one find a competent mental health professional when one needs such expertise?
    Three little words:

    Out. Of. System.

    If it's just related to writing a story...
    try the Story Research: Experts and Interviewees Wanted thread

    and if you still can't find one, perhaps you can find solace with people like you here in this thread.

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    Tears are peanut & helplessness.

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