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Re: AMA with the author (Lincoln Cole)

Post by Lincoln » 17 Apr 2017, 10:33

bookowlie wrote:I have enjoyed reading the previous questions and answers. I don't have anything to new to add since the questions I had wanted to ask have already been asked and answered. :) I am so impressed that you wrote your first novel at age thirteen. I also like that you challenge yourself by trying different genres. Wishing you much success!
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!
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Post by Mollymae » 23 Apr 2017, 20:06

I'm so impressed that you work a full time job and still find the time to write such wonderful books. Do you write daily?

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Post by bookowlie » 23 Apr 2017, 20:55

I noticed your post in the marketing sub-foru, saying that you had particular success with one of your books. Since you mentioned you challenge yourself by writing in different genres, do you think one of your books was much more successful due to the genre, the plot themes, etc. or did you marketing it differently than the others?
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Post by Lincoln » 24 Apr 2017, 07:56

Mollymae wrote:I'm so impressed that you work a full-time job and still find the time to write such wonderful books. Do you write daily?
I try to, but that doesn't always work out for me. I also don't stress out about it, though sometimes it does get frustrating when I'm not making any progress on a new project. The problem is that the full-time job takes priority!
bookowlie wrote:I noticed your post in the marketing sub-foru, saying that you had particular success with one of your books. Since you mentioned you challenge yourself by writing in different genres, do you think one of your books was much more successful due to the genre, the plot themes, etc. or did you marketing it differently than the others?
The literary genre is incredibly hard to break into if you aren't established and don't have a huge marketing company/reputation behind you. I wrote a couple of books like that and had modest success, but as soon as I turned to more fun and easier to write fiction everything became easier. Marketing makes a huge difference, too, and I've learned a lot about how to focus my efforts to have more success.
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Post by jimthorne2 » 25 Apr 2017, 15:08

Just started reading. Just have a question that the reading generated. Your prologue is a short story - neat. Are you using your Prologue as an introduction to your series? Will the series continue?

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Post by Lincoln » 26 Apr 2017, 07:30

jimthorne2 wrote:Just started reading. Just have a question that the reading generated. Your prologue is a short story - neat. Are you using your Prologue as an introduction to your series? Will the series continue?
Yeah, the prologue introduces another character who is important to the world, so it sets up this novel as well as the prequel novels and the books that will come after this series. It's really an introduction to the world, and I wrote it the way I did for the purposes of Kindle Scout to 'hook' people who start reading.
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Post by hsimone » 13 Jun 2017, 06:50

Today's book is a future book of yours and I read that you have heard that some readers want more of Arthur's backstory (I'm one of them :) ). I just want to say thank you for listening and creating a what seems like a more detailed backstory to Arthur!! I hope your book wins the publication contest! :D
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Post by Lincoln » 13 Jun 2017, 06:56

hsimone wrote:Today's book is a future book of yours and I read that you have heard that some readers want more of Arthur's backstory (I'm one of them :) ). I just want to say thank you for listening and creating a what seems like a more detailed backstory to Arthur!! I hope your book wins the publication contest! :D
Thanks so much! I'm hoping that it wins out as well, and I'm working on some more stories now that also fall into this world! I like getting reader feedback because it lets me know what is working and how I can grow to be a better author!
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Post by gali » 13 Jun 2017, 07:00

I love Arthur's character as well and hope that your book wins out! Good luck! :good-luck-smiley:
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

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Post by hsimone » 13 Jun 2017, 07:04

Lincoln wrote:
hsimone wrote:Today's book is a future book of yours and I read that you have heard that some readers want more of Arthur's backstory (I'm one of them :) ). I just want to say thank you for listening and creating a what seems like a more detailed backstory to Arthur!! I hope your book wins the publication contest! :D
Thanks so much! I'm hoping that it wins out as well, and I'm working on some more stories now that also fall into this world! I like getting reader feedback because it lets me know what is working and how I can grow to be a better author!
:tiphat:

That's awesome to hear! As a reader, I definitely appreciate the time and effort authors take to try to give their readers what they would like, so thank you! :D

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gali wrote:I love Arthur's character as well and hope that your book wins out! Good luck! :good-luck-smiley:
Agreed - :good-luck-smiley:
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Post by Lincoln » 13 Jun 2017, 07:32

gali wrote:I love Arthur's character as well and hope that your book wins out! Good luck! :good-luck-smiley:
Thank you! I really appreciate it!
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Post by jimthorne2 » 13 Jun 2017, 10:28

:techie-studyingbrown: Great idea. Unusual and that's a good thing. Keep up the thinking!https://forums.onlinebookclub.org/posti ... 25&t=42453#
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Post by fayetino » 09 Aug 2017, 02:35

While reading Raven's Peak I couldn't understand the religious workings in the book. is it an existing religion or a made up one or is it different religions combined?

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