Injured while working for the Empire? Call Lando Calrissian. He'll fight for you. You have his word. (Big cheesy grin)
They speak Jawa...
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1. Give yourself plenty of time for promotion ahead of time.Anyhow, I hope this has been a little bit informative. Do you have any questions for me about the process?
2. Plan on spending most of the day on your free days working advertisements, posting to Facebook pages, and creating and sending Tweets.
3. Don't be embarrassed to ask your friends for help spreading the word.
4. At least in my case, it took the book a bit to show up on the paid lists once it went off of free. So don't panic if it doesn't show up for a few hours.
5. Don't forget to keep your promotions going once the book reverts to paying status. I probably haven't done as much of this as I could.
|Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar |
with her copy of Defending Jacob
|Author and Speaker Janalyn Voigt|
Many of science fiction's greatest novels are written in third-person omniscient. And this should come as no surprise, because nothing lets you depict a complex situation full of people (and creatures) with their own points of view, like a narrator who can view the whole scene from outside.The reasons not to write third person omniscient are myriad, and they're valid as far as they go. Writing from this perspective is both difficult to pull off and really easy to get gloriously, comically wrong.
The sun was beginning to dry out the mud Arthur lay in.
A shadow moved across him again.
"Hello Arthur," said the shadow.
Arthur looked up and squinting into the sun was startled to see Ford Prefect standing above him.
"Ford! Hello, how are you?"
"Fine," said Ford, "look, are you busy?"
"Am I busy?" exclaimed Arthur. "Well, I've just got all these bulldozers and things to lie in front of because they'll knock my house down if I don't, but other than that . . .well, no not especially, why?"
They don't have sarcasm on Betelgeuse, and Ford Prefect often failed to notice it unless he was concentrating. He said, "Good, is there anywhere we can talk?"
"Do not fear omniscience — once you know everything, you will know there is nothing to fear."Note: I haven't written about head-hopping in this post. We'll get to that in a future post.
c. May 2011
6005 Camino de la Costa
La Jolla, California
Mar 14 1953
Playback is getting a bit tired. I have 36,000 words of doodling and not yet a stiff. That is terrible. I am suffering from a very uncommon disease called (by me) atrophy of the inventive powers. I can write like a streak but I bore myself. That being so, I could hardly fail to bore others worse. I can't help thinking of that beautiful piece of Sid Perelman's entitled "I'm Sorry I Made Me Cry."
Did you ever read what they call Science Fiction? It's a scream. It is written like this: "I checked out with K19 on Aldabaran III, and stepped out through the crummalite hatch on my 22 Model Sirus Hardtop. I cocked the timejector in secondary and waded through the bright blue manda grass. My breath froze into pink pretzels. I flicked on the heat bars and the Brylls ran swiftly on five legs using their other two to send out crylon vibrations. The pressure was almost unbearable, but I caught the range on my wrist computer through the transparent cysicites. I pressed the trigger. The thin violet glow was icecold against the rust-colored mountains. The Brylls shrank to half an inch long and I worked fast stepping on them with the poltex. But it wasn't enough. The sudden brightness swung me around and the Fourth Moon had already risen. I had exactly four seconds to hot up the disintegrator and Google had told me it wasn't enough. He was right."
They pay brisk money for this crap?