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marthawells

Martha Wells

My Flying Lizard Circus



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I saw those Twitter pics. They're amazing!

Yes, he's got some really incredible shots!

I am on the fence about self-promotion. I mean, it's fine when it's in appropriate venues, or casual mentions. I'm ok with saying, "Hey, read my book! I think you might like it!"

But I am really uncomfortable with a lot of the pushy self-promotion I see from authors (male authors, mostly). Dude, if you're having to sell it that hard, odds are it will suck.

The posts above don't really reference that (I hate the constant stream of self-published promo some people do on Twitter -- I don't think it does a bit of good, no matter how many people are following them) but about writers, usually only women writers, getting castigated for making a post on their own blogs with a list of their award eligible work around this time of year, when award nominations are due. You should be able to post on your own blog when you have something new coming out, too. I've seen people who are reluctant to do that, even when most of the people who are following them are probably doing it to find out when they have something new coming out.

making a post on their own blogs with a list of their award eligible work around this time of year

Oh, that's totally different. And yeah, I love seeing those, because it means I can catch up when I've missed something one of my favorite authors has published (if you hadn't mentioned Death of the Necromancer, I'd never have heard of it, and I LOVE IT UNREASONABLY.)

Thank you! :) (and fyi there's some fanfic for it on AO3)

fyi there's some fanfic

::perks:: Oh, yes?? I am so there! :)

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