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Jack Foster
April 4th, 2003, 09:43 PM
What does everyone think of my new book excerpt The Dead City? here's the link

http://www.sffworld.com/authors/i/isenor_jonathan/excerpts/deadcity.html

Thanks to everyone who checks it out or gives me feedback!
Jonathan

I, Brian
April 5th, 2003, 10:10 AM
I've got a better idea. You hang around a site, let people get to know you, then you ask.

John
April 8th, 2003, 08:01 PM
Excerpts are hard to judge (especially short ones), because it's like trying to admire the picture in a jigsaw puzzle when you've only got one piece. Itís far too short to get to know the characters, you donít know the background to the story. All you can admire are little details, like grammar and imaginary.

Your grammar and imaginary are fine.

John

I, Brian
April 10th, 2003, 02:54 AM
Sorry if that sounded short - but my point is simply joining sites to promote your novel is not a tactic that will work.

In the vast majority of cases you will be regarded as little else than a spammer - especially with the above original post, which does not seriously give the impression of an aspiring writer looking for constructive feedback - but instead someone desperate to create interest for sales.

If you hang around for a while, build up a post count, you'll be taken much more seriously by other members. The same for any other site you may try this strategy on.