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indietmaried

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Re: Building your tribe
Posted: Jun 28, 2012 10:56 AM   in response to: tracihilton in response to: tracihilton
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OMG Traci - if I saw Stephen King on the street, I'd hope he knew CPR because my heart would stop and I'd fall flat on my face...not breathing. lol
tracihilton

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Posted: Jun 28, 2012 11:08 AM   in response to: indietmaried in response to: indietmaried
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I'd probably see him and say, "Hey! I know you. Aren't you that guy from the Prairie Home Companion? Garrison Something?"

Thank goodness the meanies were just saying they didn't like my cover ideas and not my writing. If they were dissing my writing on my author page I'd just shut the whole page down.

Traci
saxon21

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Re: Building your tribe
Posted: Jun 28, 2012 1:20 PM   in response to: tracihilton in response to: tracihilton
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I've just wrote the last word on book thirteen. It's number 85,041. I really like not being known. I haven't tweeted in months and I think Twitter will deaactivate me soon.

I've even avoided facebook for a week but put up two posts last night and got forth likes.

I make sure I respond to those that have read my books and are asking for more. I treat them with instant responses and respect. My facebook page is growing weekly and all of them are people that have purchased my book.

Other than those infrequent posts on facebook, I write more books. I have sold more books this month than any previous. Your absolutely best promotion is another book. Yesterday, nine of the top twenty books in my genre were mine.

it's good being invisible.
diamondlifestyle

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Re: Building your tribe
Posted: Jun 28, 2012 1:41 PM   in response to: saxon21 in response to: saxon21
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sigh now I feel guilty. Back to the wip I go :-)
theseashell

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Posted: Jun 28, 2012 1:50 PM   in response to: saxon21 in response to: saxon21
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"It's good being invisible."

I agree here Saxon... yet, sometimes, it doesn't pay all the bills doing what we love. I remember when I first left my engineering career to write my first screenplay... in growing my hair long and shaping up, a LOT of people started telling me I looked like Brad Pitt (his "Legends of the Fall" look was still top of consciousness)

So one time in Seattle, two ladies told me that ("Has anyone ever told you that you look like Brad Pitt?") and I replied, "Nah, he looks like Brian Shell."

The one girl goes: "Who's that?"
The other elbows her in the ribs.
D'oh!

;-)

If I had a nickel for each time...

That was in 1997.... and my hair's short now... but our high school photos look like a "Separated from birth" thing as my mom continues to believe... with our matching mullets.

Go figure!

Brian Shell
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saxon21

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Re: Building your tribe
Posted: Jun 28, 2012 2:49 PM   in response to: theseashell in response to: theseashell
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The good thing is that if you only post pictures taken from far away, readers will imagine what you look like and it will always be better than the real thing...I think.

I've been told I look like...uhhhhhh...me.
tracihilton

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Posted: Jun 28, 2012 5:00 PM   in response to: saxon21 in response to: saxon21
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I've been told my husband and I look like brother and sister...
jamesfc

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Re: Building your tribe
Posted: Jun 28, 2012 10:50 PM   in response to: tracihilton in response to: tracihilton
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Yo Traci, I've got a dark skinned Vanuatu wife who has 5 dark skinned sisters. Then there are various uncles and aunties. I figure there must be 47 of these because 47 arrived at my house trying to borrow money since we married. Then there are all the distant relatives from the wife's village plus all the kids which sort of pop out when they're not really expected so I reckon there must be around 300 in all.
So that's my tribe. Do you think your idea is applicable to us?
[i]James[/i]
diamondlifestyle

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Re: Building your tribe
Posted: Jun 29, 2012 1:03 AM   in response to: saxon21 in response to: saxon21
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1500 words last night. thanks for the prompt :-)
eclecticmango

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Re: Building your tribe
Posted: Jun 29, 2012 2:00 AM   in response to: tracihilton in response to: tracihilton
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Hm. You know, I'd have to agree. The only thing that has made more sales for me is another book. I think I will leave my blog alone for awhile. Again.
donnellpb

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Re: Building your tribe
Posted: Jul 6, 2012 5:20 AM   in response to: tracihilton in response to: tracihilton
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FYI,

The epublishing consortium website has a 'Hall of Writers' that allows you to join tribes.

epublishingconsortium.com

Good luck with your book sales.

Patrick
salviapusher

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Re: Building your tribe
Posted: Jul 6, 2012 5:37 AM   in response to: tracihilton in response to: tracihilton
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Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. ;)
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