The author's life...?

Hu
Hugh
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Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:52 am Post

'Listen, some quiet night, when you've shirked your work that day. Do you hear
that distant, almost inaudible clicking sound? That's one of your
competitors, working away in the night in
Paris or London or Erie, PA.'

Hu
Hugh
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Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:24 am Post

'Listen, some quiet night, when you've shirked your work that day. Do you hear
that distant, almost inaudible clicking sound? That's one of your
competitors, working away in the night in
Paris or London or Erie, PA.'

PJ
PJS
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Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:28 pm Post

It used to be — sometime, say, in the middle of the previous century — that any publicity could be construed as beneficial: I don’t care what you say about me, so long as you spell my name correctly.

How relevant is that today: Does a negative review (of a book) necessarily work against it, or might it keep title and author in the public eye? Half a dozen positive reviews (a 4 and five 5s) did absolutely nothing for one of my mystery novels; perhaps I ought to have pilloried the thing myself.

Phil
You can't conquer stupid — or cure it — with more stupid.

Wa
Wallace Cass
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Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:04 pm Post

Those are SO going on my desktop. :)
Life is a story so tell a good one.