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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Erinn, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. Erinn

    Erinn Level 6 (Footpad) Roleplaying LitRPG Author Citizen

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    I do not think I can call myself new anymore, even though I still feel new. I started writing in April this year so six months now. I am still not sure if I can call myself an author or not considering I went the self-publishing route instead of doing the brave thing and looking for a publisher. I hate being told no and felt self-publishing was the safer option for me and everyone else.

    It is only after I published that I realised that there was far more to being an author than just writing. Marketing and promotion is not my strong point. I am more a numbers person than a charming peoples' person. Oh and I do tend to ramble on at times. My advise when I do is just to smile and wave and act like you know what the hell I am talking about.
     
  2. Paul Bellow

    Paul Bellow Forum Game Master Staff Member Shop Owner LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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  3. Erinn

    Erinn Level 6 (Footpad) Roleplaying LitRPG Author Citizen

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    Thank you Paul.
     
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  4. Gryphon

    Gryphon Level 18 (Magician) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    Welcome, Erinn!
    In our genre, always contact Ramone when you release. He's a great way to get your name out there. A stand up guy too.
     
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  5. Erinn

    Erinn Level 6 (Footpad) Roleplaying LitRPG Author Citizen

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    Hi Gryphon and thanks for the welcome. Now for the first and definitely not the last time I make a fool of myself ....... who is Ramone?
     
  6. Gryphon

    Gryphon Level 18 (Magician) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    Of the LitRPG Podcast? Maybe I'm spelling it wrong.
     
  7. Erinn

    Erinn Level 6 (Footpad) Roleplaying LitRPG Author Citizen

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    Oh no you not. I just did not know his first name was Ramone. Um errr ... he did review my first book, he did not like it much :( was my first bad review. But at least he explained why he did not like it and I could understand his viewpoint, some of the others said nothing or did not make sense, not that I have had many reviews. Still need to work on my review getting mental skills. So far meditation, yoga and positive thinking has not worked to get more reviews.
     
  8. Paul Bellow

    Paul Bellow Forum Game Master Staff Member Shop Owner LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    Just don't complain or he might not mention your books anymore! Heh.

    He does a lot for the genre, though, so I harbor no ill will toward him.
     
  9. Erinn

    Erinn Level 6 (Footpad) Roleplaying LitRPG Author Citizen

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    Oh I did not complain even said thanks and acknowledged that he had some valid points. I don't mind constructive criticism and his points made me know what to watch out for. That he took the time to explain and say why he did not like it was appreciated and I felt that 6/10 for my first book ever was not bad, considering my book had not been proofread or edited except by me :p
     
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  10. Paul Bellow

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    Yeah, I actually used his thoughts when rewriting Tower of Gates, but he never reviewed the second edition (4 books) or the standalone.
     
  11. Berserk

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    Welcome to the forum! I've never heard of that podcast, going to have to check it out
     
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    Welcome! :)
     
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  13. CheshirePhoenix

    CheshirePhoenix Crazy Hermit on the Hill LitRPG Author Beta Reader Citizen Editor Aspiring Writer

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    Welcome!

    If you're looking for cheap but good editing services for your stuff, I think I heard something about editors that hang around the forum here. It could just be a rumor, but still.
     
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  14. Erinn

    Erinn Level 6 (Footpad) Roleplaying LitRPG Author Citizen

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    Thanks for the welcome. Unfortunately due to exchange rate hiring editors and proof readers does not work out that well for me. Works out expensive. I am from South Africa.
     
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    A J Bishop Level 6 (Footpad) Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    Welcome to the Jungle :D
    The majority of authors in LitRPG and GAMELIT are self published so don't worry too much about it :)
     
  16. CheshirePhoenix

    CheshirePhoenix Crazy Hermit on the Hill LitRPG Author Beta Reader Citizen Editor Aspiring Writer

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    Oh, damn, ouch. The Rand is doing really bad compared to the dollar, so yeah - that'd be painful even at my rates.
     
  17. Viergacht

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    I just moved to the States from SA myself!
     
  18. Yuli Ban

    Yuli Ban Level 18 (Magician) LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    Ramblers like us need to stick together.
     
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  19. Erinn

    Erinn Level 6 (Footpad) Roleplaying LitRPG Author Citizen

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    Can you imagine a ramblers group? we would ramble enough for a book within a day. Not that it would make any sense, but heck we would have the word count.
     
  20. dag0net

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    Multi-vector stream of consciousness derived fictional literature charting a protagonist's experiences within an imaginary worldscape looks like a gd subgenre tho.
     
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