Tuesday, 25 July 2006

Comment policy

Profanity, blasphemy, and gratuitous personal insults of anybody at all add nothing to the discussion and will be deleted. Outrageous and offensive opinions are usually left up, as long as they are expressed with a certain amount of self-control. I ask everybody to behave with a minimum of respect and courtesy, towards me, other commenters, and political and international figures. Vehement and even contemptuous disagreement will be tolerated if it's expressed in a mature fashion. I am the one who gets to decide what that is. When in doubt, ask. Comments are at the moment unmoderated and will remain so unless it becomes necessary because of troll attacks or other unforeseen conditions.

I will also tolerate comments whose main purpose is to attract traffic to your own website if they make a credible pretense of contributing to the discussion.


Nina Vida said...

How to connect with readers. The big question.

My novel, THE TEXICANS, was published in 2006 by Soho Press to great reviews. One reviewer said it should be put on the same shelf with Texas, Lonesome Dove, and Pale Horse, Pale Rider. I thought readers would snap it up. They didn't. My agent tells me to "Get out there and hunt." If you’d like me to send you a copy for review, or if you’d like to interview me, contact me at shenina@aol.com or telephone me at (714) 842-2398.

This is my seventh published novel. My new blog is Nina Vida on Writing. On May 22 I will discuss Irene Nemirovsky's novel, SUITE FRANCAISE, on my blog.


Nina Vida


Elisabeth Corcoran said...

Thank you for following me on Twitter!

I am so excited that my newest book is coming out soon! He Is Just That Into You: Stories of a Faithful God who Pursues, Engages, and has No Fear of Commitment is my favorite project so far, probably because it’s the most authentic I’ve ever let myself be (in writing).

Here is what Shauna Niequest, author of Cold Tangerines has to say about He Is Just That Into You:
“One of the greatest gifts we can give one another is honesty. Another is friendship. Another is a language to describe our daily life with God, in all its beauty and longing. In these stories, Elisabeth Corcoran gives her readers all three. Her warm, inviting storytelling lets us know that we are not alone, and that’s one of the most important things a story can do.”

And this is what Caryn Rivadeneira, author of Mama’s Got a Fake I.D., says:
“I wish everyone wrote the way Elisabeth Corcoran does! She has a gift for crafting stories that show her big and broken heart and her sharp mind--all the while making us laugh out loud. Her stories are the type that we wish were part of our everyday friendships and conversations. Her raw and touching honesty make us feel less alone in our struggles--and yet more loved by the One who walks with us in them.”

I’m planning a virtual book tour as soon as the book releases, and I would be honored if you would consider hosting a stop on my website/blog tour!

The benefits to you are more traffic to your site, new visitors, fresh and interesting content, and a link on my website and blog.

You can even choose what you’d like the tour content to be for your site (first come, first served, though, as I want each tour stop to have something different).

Here are some of the choices:
-an excerpt from the book
-a book review
-a guest post
-a book trailer
-the idea behind the book cover
-a drawing for a free book to commenters

I know it might be a little difficult to commit since I don’t have a release date yet (other than “this fall), but I’d be honored if you’d host a day. Please consider it and let me know.

Thanks so much for your time,
Elisabeth Corcoran
Author of Calm in My Chaos and In Search of Calm


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