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Posted on Feb 9, 2012 1:56:31 PM PST
LOL!!! I used to think about it, but I have come to the realization that I just love to read and that I would be happier if I just continued to do that. I do think that I am just one of many that feels this way.
What inspired you to become an author?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 3:21:09 PM PST
I'm sure that's probably true.
For me, it's also been there. I'm an artist and I grew up reading comics, but I always loved to draw and write my own stories. The time came to choose 1 to pursue and I chose art, but I've always kept writing in the background. And now that publishing independently is so easy I figured why not. Now that color eReaders are also becoming more common I've dusted off some old drawings I was working on for a kids book and have decided to finish the art and put it together. So, what's stopping you?

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 3:25:12 PM PST
Complete lack of motivation and imagination. How's that for succinct? LOL

Posted on Feb 10, 2012 12:21:37 PM PST
Nick Jones says:
For me it's: few good ideas, lack of self-confidence, and addiction to Facebook games. :s

Posted on Mar 18, 2012 10:16:37 AM PDT
gree says:
In one forum an internationally best selling author wormed his way in (what a worm!) by using not only his name but the name of one of his well known characters by criticizing a comment made in another post. What a cheapo--RBP can afford to pay for advertising. I will NEVER buy (or even read) another of his books--he's not among the better writers anyway. It didn't take Amazon very long to remove his post. The abuse was not in what he said but that he was being an opportunist to sneak past Amazon's rules and get a free ride. Any time you see such an infraction, be sure to click on that "Report abuse" button!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2012 5:13:25 AM PDT
gree, It happens all the time. I don't know about best-selling authors, but a lot of authors come round making posts which are self promotion and not allowed. Sometimes they get tricky and post under other names. We have outed a few here and have made it point to 'report abuse' as appropriate. That said, though, we do have several authors on the horror forums that are very cool. I hope you hang out.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2012 9:14:40 AM PDT
gree says:
I forgot to mention that there was a hitch in trying to solve the problem regarding the free advertising wormed in by the best selling author. Even though Amazon removed his comment, the people who "replied" to his comment (rather than just hitting the Yes button) and used not only his full name but that of his "character" also continued his freebie advertising because Amazon did not delete their comments or edit his name out of their comments. So he outfoxed Amazon through the naivete of other people. Thanks for the invitation, but I won't be hanging out much of anywhere because I'd rather read books (not horror books, however).

Posted on May 5, 2012 8:52:01 AM PDT
Well I'm guilty of this without realising that it annoyed people, As a reader as well as an author I'm always searching for new things to read. I didnt realise other people weren't. Sorry if my posts annoyed you, I actually just hoped some if you might enjoy my work, best wishes John

In reply to an earlier post on May 7, 2012 7:27:05 AM PDT
KinksRock says:
There are forums for people who are looking for self-published works to read. Without these parameters, the discussion threads would be a mess.

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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2012 3:38:59 PM PDT
ginmar says:
Yeah, because unedited and badly-spelled thinly-disguised fanfic is SUCH a testament to literature. They're not GIVING anybody free books: they're feeding people manure and lies and wasting our time. The readers are the ones paying the bills, dude. Not the so-called 'writers' who rip off "Twilight" over and over and make fractions of pennies per sale, if they ever get sales. Who wants to support people who demand you give them money and then attack you when you point out it's unreadable gibberish?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012 9:33:13 AM PDT
gree says:
You naturally think that what you write is wonderful; but, if you want to say so, pay to advertise. Don't praise your own work yourself or while pretending to be someone else or have your mommie do so. Let the readers decide whether they want what you have to offer and stop whining and offending us.

Posted on Jun 4, 2012 9:36:43 AM PDT
KinksRock says:
I love being spammed by self-published authors. I also love when my dinner is interrupted by telemarketers and when I'm approached by religious fanatics with pamphlets when I'm walking on the street.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2012 8:56:49 AM PDT
Nick Jones says:
As much as I like frying bacon while naked?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2012 9:26:31 AM PDT
KinksRock says:
As much as I like BEING the bacon.

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 8:00:35 AM PDT
Pulpman says:
I read the posts and I have to say that you start to come across as people who do not like authors. You seem to spend your time finding self promoting authors to report them.
If you want you can just do the worst and pick out a spammer and try their book and if it as bad as you believe it will be just give it a bad review and post to the author to stop the spamming as it will only add to their already crumbling credibility. I always take in reviews good and bad when making a puchase it levels the playing field so to speak and gives a more real idea what is in the book.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 8:04:17 AM PDT
KinksRock says:
We don't have to waste our day actually looking for spammers. They show up in our threads.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 8:48:31 AM PDT
We spend NO time at all hunting them down, they come to us.
Pop in any thread here for verification. Imagine being with your circle of friends and someone comes up to you, interrupts your discussion and then says "Buy my book, buy my book". You wouldn't find that annoying?

Rather than reading the Important Announcement from Amazon, they just come in and start spamming. Many of us here spend a great deal of money on books we want to read. Spamming us only ensures that the money won't be spent on the spammers.
But thanks anyway for your input.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 10:02:20 AM PDT
Okay, okay... Now press alt + tab, switch back to wordpad and go finish your book, after you're done don't forget to come advertise it here, I'm sure it will be a great read.

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 5:09:29 PM PDT
gree says:
Pulpman suggests we read the spammers books, then give them bad reviews. Better idea: DON'T read their books, just give them bad reviews, period.

Quite the contrary, Pulpman, we LOVE authors. That is why we spend so much of our time reading and eagerly await every book written by certain authors. Maybe if we aren't buying yours, it reflects our good taste.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 4:41:21 AM PDT
Pulpman says:
@ gree If I were an author I would be hurt but I am not.Your remark proves my point that it is more a hunt than you want to admit. Claiming it shows good taste not to buy anyones book is rather foolish it is like saying food taste terrible before you have even tried it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 4:42:23 AM PDT
Pulpman says:
If I write a book I promise not to spamhows that! I am not an author.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 5:45:41 AM PDT
KinksRock says:
Again, it's not a hunt. They show up in our discussion threads. We would prefer not to have to report anyone because the spamming stops.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 9:12:10 AM PDT
gree says:
Pulpman: Thank goodness.
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