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sheryle bauer

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Re: Do your friends and family read your books?
Posted: Nov 15, 2017 10:48 AM   in response to: headofwords in response to: headofwords
 
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Very impressive, Chris Ward (posted below my posting) Congratulations on your writing! Keep it up.

Just had my first novel published. As is more common than not, I too have discovered that my family, who I imagined would be excited for me, were not excited about my book. Not only that, they refuse to
read it. I had visions of handing out my novel to my family and to my kids, expecting exuberant delight, but I got just the opposite. Not only did some not even want a book, others, took the book and hid it
in their dresser drawer! I researched and discovered that many, MANY writers go through the same thing with their family. I had to accept that my family is not my audience. Interesting...strangers and co-workers
were over joyed for my novel...even gave me a party at work. So...YOU are not alone. And neither am I. Sheryle Bauer "The Devil in The Deal"....
Mrs Julia Evans

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Re: Do your friends and family read your books?
Posted: Nov 15, 2017 11:51 AM   in response to: sheryle bauer in response to: sheryle bauer
 
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Another dinosaur thread from 5 years ago...

Sheryle,

If you want to post your book title (which I strongly recommend you remove) it's best to post your own thread rather than resurrect long dead posts.

We try not to dredge old posts to the surface in case they contain out of date advice.

J
C. E.. Schermer

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Re: Do your friends and family read your books?
Posted: Jan 8, 2018 2:19 PM   in response to: headofwords in response to: headofwords
 
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My brother bought one of my two sci fi e books. He said he started to read it and just 'couldn't.' He offered to buy a paperback version which he was going to scribble all over and edit, I declined. My sig other listened to a lot of the process so they won't read any of it. I read some outloud to mother, she usually laughs at it, even parts that aren't supposed to be funny. So, pretty much the answer is no. I tell no one where I work about my stories because I don't want to be simultaneously tortured and judged. I'm sure some people living in la la land get wonderful support, not me.
C. E.. Schermer

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Re: Do your friends and family read your books?
Posted: Jan 8, 2018 2:22 PM   in response to: C. E.. Schermer in response to: C. E.. Schermer
 
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Where are all these old threads coming from?
Salamander Mall...

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Re: Do your friends and family read your books?
Posted: Jan 8, 2018 4:21 PM   in response to: C. E.. Schermer in response to: C. E.. Schermer
 
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C. E.. Schermer wrote:
Where are all these old threads coming from?

Courtesy of passionateaurthor, a Fiverr spammer who tags 200-300 posts, old and new, at a time, hawking her ghostwriting services. Current posts are getting pushed two or three pages back. All messed up.
C. E.. Schermer

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Posted: Jan 8, 2018 5:08 PM   in response to: Salamander Mall... in response to: Salamander Mall...
 
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