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Writers' Cafe / Re: What drives you to write?
« Last post by EmmaGreenfield on Today at 09:01:20 AM »
I never had a career, I just found work where I could. I was a cashier a lot. But I always searched for a job I could do from home or on my own to make money. Over time I began to HATE working as a cashier and in customer service. At my last job I had panic attacks when I sat in my chair knowing I had 8 hours of listening to people call tech support.

I've tried all those 'work from home' jobs and none of them did it for me and I lost interest. Then I found out that people publish on amazon.

I remember the moment I said to myself 'wouldn't it be perfect if I was an author since I live in the middle of nowhere and I read all the time and I'm a loner?' Of course, I knew it wouldn't happen because I've quit everything I've tried. It was a laughable thought.

I started writing, finished my first novella, and now I'm on writing my 6th novella months later. It's the only job I've ever put my all into and I don't foresee that I'll be quitting any time soon.

I write for the money, but also because I don't hate writing. I don't have to force myself to start typing. When I write I feel like I'm reading along at the same time and sometimes when I stop the for night I get bored because I want to go back to reading my story. I'm an okay writer, but someday I hope to be really good. I want to suck my readers into the story and make them feel things. I want someone to put my book down and say, 'Wow'.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Sudden sales explosion!
« Last post by WyandVoidbringer on Today at 09:00:29 AM »
I'll make sure to tell my wife you said that!

I'm not being hyperbolic. With the new cover, I would not give the book the time of day. Like I assume most people do here, I skim thousands of indie novels on Amazon every week, trying to understand how to best capture genre readers with one image and a few sentences. Because of this, I've developed a mental filter that blocks out the "trash." That cover would get filtered and ignored.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Sudden sales explosion!
« Last post by Lynna on Today at 08:59:01 AM »
I would have (and did) clicked on the old cover.

The new one makes me angry it's so bad.
http://imgur.com/a/Hn4wA
http://imgur.com/a/k5qvb

These are the first two books with branded covers...

Uh yeah. Not to pile on. (Of course that's what I'm doing anyway) but I sent the sample to my Kindle yesterday based on that awesome cover. I would NEVER have done that with this new cover. Just... no. Looks like something my 15 yo would want.

I don't know how you'll keep up sales momentum with that new one. But I've been known to be wrong so who knows.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Sudden sales explosion!
« Last post by Scrapper78 on Today at 08:56:31 AM »
I'll make sure to tell my wife you said that!
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Sudden sales explosion!
« Last post by WyandVoidbringer on Today at 08:55:37 AM »
Going to a series-branded group of covers.

I always hated the first one. It was generic, had nothing to do with the book or even resembled any part of it. It cost me 15 bucks on Fiverr, and the artist never even tried to follow my instructions.

I always wanted a high-contrast, graphic-novel style feel to the cover that popped as a smaller-sized ad.

I take it y'all like the other one better...

I would have (and did) clicked on the old cover.

The new one makes me angry it's so bad.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Sudden sales explosion!
« Last post by Scrapper78 on Today at 08:53:23 AM »
http://imgur.com/a/Hn4wA
http://imgur.com/a/k5qvb

These are the first two books with branded covers...
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Sudden sales explosion!
« Last post by Eugene Kirk on Today at 08:51:32 AM »
Going to a series-branded group of covers.

I always hated the first one. It was generic, had nothing to do with the book or even resembled any part of it. It cost me 15 bucks on Fiverr, and the artist never even tried to follow my instructions.

I always wanted a high-contrast, graphic-novel style feel to the cover that popped as a smaller-sized ad.

I take it y'all like the other one better...

WAAAAAYYYY better. Don't make a misstep on this one! Setting of genre/tone >>>>>> accuracy of book contents. For $15 that's a great cover.
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This thread has some good info on submitting a movie script.  Why not have a go at writing the screenplay yourself and submitting it?

http://www.kboards.com/index.php?topic=251582.0


Philip
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Do you write female villains?
« Last post by EmmaGreenfield on Today at 08:47:16 AM »
I write romance. The book I'm working on now has a narcissistic female villain. It allows me to be as cruel as I want to my MC which satisfies a sadistic part of myself I didn't know I had. She selfish, conniving, arrogant, beautiful, and enjoys causing pain.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Sudden sales explosion!
« Last post by Scrapper78 on Today at 08:46:45 AM »
Going to a series-branded group of covers.

I always hated the first one. It was generic, had nothing to do with the book or even resembled any part of it. It cost me 15 bucks on Fiverr, and the artist never even tried to follow my instructions.

I always wanted a high-contrast, graphic-novel style feel to the cover that popped as a smaller-sized ad.

I take it y'all like the other one better...
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