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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
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Re: Writing by johnnyBgood! on 24 October 2012 4:30am
As we say here, Loretto, " You'd get a piece (sandwich) at anyone's door !. ;)

The book cover looks great for the theme of the book.
Re: Writing by Loretto on 25 October 2012 5:16pm
I thought so too John. I had emailed a photographer in Sussex who had pictures from the Victorian period on a website, he had said yes also. People are incredibly generous when you think about it.

I love the birch trees and their peeling bark in the background of the painting by James Schultz, don't know why, but I do.
Re: Writing by johnnyBgood! on 26 October 2012 8:33am
You know that my compliments come at a price. At first look, I thought that was you pushing Sean in his pram. ;)
Re: Writing by Loretto on 26 October 2012 12:31pm
It is me. That's our back yard and those are our birch trees; when I saw that black dress I knew I just had to have it. Voila!
Re: Writing by johnnyBgood! on 26 October 2012 12:35pm
Re: Writing by Loretto on 27 October 2012 3:01pm
Well, in the next two weeks or so I will be finishing the edits on The Foundling, and as per Pete's advice ages ago, I am saturating the market with info about the book already, trying to generate interest.

So, with that said, in case anyone is interested:

Also, I learned yesterday that I sold 12 copies of Mona The Body in the Bog (Marsh not toilet)
Now, let's calculate my earnings per hours put in.

That's just about 50 cents per hour I've put into the book! Wow! Just as well I'm not in it for the money!! :-)
Re: Writing by Lounge Trekker on 27 October 2012 6:24pm
Congratulations, Loretto! Although it appears your book may take a while to attain bestseller status, you have succeeded in creating a literary entity.

It would be interesting if Amazon made the sales information available to you in the form of statistics: where the book was delivered and to what demographic of people.
Re: Writing by Loretto on 27 October 2012 11:02pm
It would be very interesting Pete. I hope the book doesn't "inspire" anyone.....know what I mean?

I was on the treadmill today and a whole ton of ideas hit me for the next book. If I haven't mentioned this before, Blake Snyder's book Save the Cat and Stanley Fish's book How to Write a Sentence are two great books for writers. Just good ideas and they get you organised and also get you thinking more about sentence variation and stuff like that.

We're getting ready for Frankenstorm Sandy here so if you don't hear from me, send out the search troops!
Re: Writing by johnnyBgood! on 28 October 2012 6:05am
I promise I will buy your book for Margaret ! It really sounds like the kind of book she would enjoy and I'd get a kick out of saying, " My friend wrote that". My vanity intrudes on every area of my life. ;)

On a separate issue relating to my vanity, an American FB friend who I've chatted to on the phone, reckons that my voice and Scottish accent could make me money ! Bring on the 10 cents an hour. ;)
Re: Writing by johnnyBgood! on 28 October 2012 6:13am
There is a certain member of this site who posted a vid. I could make it go viral....for 55% of the profits.

I will make 'Pete eating a peach' famous. Makes me laugh every time and I know I'm not the only lunatic in the world. :)
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