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“Get Personal”

Since I am an Indie Author, marketing isn’t something that comes free. I’ve been researching like a mad woman on the cheapest and easiest ways to do such things. I have multiple accounts spanning from Twitter, Facebook, Author Amazon, Goodreads, my own webpage, and here (WordPress). All of these has been blasting information about my book and loaded with excerpts. No complaints — someone has to do the work.

The one thing I keep coming across is, “Don’t just post about your book, make it personal,” or some variation there of. I never really like this comment. When an author writes a book — especially fiction — they are being as personal as anyone could ever be. It’s the same with any form of art, the creator puts a little part themselves to give it magic. That’s the sacrifice. I created a book with multiple characters and I am connected to every one of them. I also am connecting with the reader by creating a world and the events that happen within them.

I get it, though. Don’t just be a spam bot and shove the book in your face. It just annoys me a little. Carry on.

I wrote some of the second book last night and had to kill off a character. It was heartbreaking and I nearly cried through the whole thing. Especially when I wrote:

Unable to speak, she softly kissed his blood drenched head and collapsed while hunched, protecting him with her death.

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