Friday, August 8, 2008

why writers need copywriters


twitter tip from ariel who is often at the other end of the phone

12 comments:

dearjanesample said...

That is hilarious! thanks for posting this, made me laugh soo hard!

Joker said...

This is one of my fears for when I finish my first book. Where am I at? Chapter 33 of 44.......... lets hope I can get a get out of advertising free card :D

Ad Broad, oldest working writer in advertising said...

@ dearjanesample- Glad it gave you a laugh.

@joker-only 11 left to go! You can do it. But rest assured, you won't have to worry about marketing it, your blog buddies will pitch in to help it go viral.

Joker said...

ha ha ha ha, hadn't thought of that and hey, as long as people enjoy reading as much as I've enjoyed writing, I'm golden. Actually on vacation next week where I should be in prime position to make a lot of progress on the book. Will let you know later how it goes but hey, viral would be kick ass and I'd consider doing it digital but the book is probably over 600 pages long... considering if I should split it in two. But I get ahead of myself, let me finish the bastard first. :D

Thanks for the encouragement though and who knows, I might actually try the viral approach and publish it via Lulu.

Lots of things to consider. Anywho, back to work.

Ad Broad, oldest working writer in advertising said...

Have a great getaway, Joker. Hope it brings inner peace and a frenzy of writing.

kate veitch said...

I thought this was funny when I first saw it a couple of months ago in Australia, just BEFORE the publication of my first novel in the US. Now I have been "blooded" -- just completed my first book tour here --- and my laughter as I watch this video a second time has a knowing edge. I'm laughing partly at the unsuspected depths of my own previous ignorance, or is that innocence? "What's twittering?" indeed!

Does anyone know who made this, what their story is?

Ad Broad, oldest working writer in advertising said...

Natch, Aussies get to all the good stuff first, guess it has to do with being 14 hours ahead.

Congrats, Kate, for actually doing what many of us only (day) dream about--completing a novel.

The video is actually a promo piece for former literary agent/writer Dennis Cass who runs a career advice site for writers, agents, publishers, anyone who hoping to "make a living making culture." He did the video when his book Head Case came out in paperback. Must be working--amazon sez only 3 left in stock.

kate veitch said...

And you know what's really hilarious? I didn't mention the name of my novel in my post! Thanks a bunch for posting that link to (ahem) WITHOUT A BACKWARD GLANCE. Australians actually have a cultural prohibition on putting yourself forward (known as "big-noting yourself", which is the first slang term explained in the glossary at the back of my novel) and this is in complete contradiction to the American insistence on "shameless self promotion". It's been a steep learning curve, let me tell you, and clearly I'm still on it!

Ad Broad, oldest working writer in advertising said...

Australian slang glossary? Five stars on amazon/bn? Juicy story? (mom walks out on 4 kids, reconnects with them decades later in chance meeting) OK, I'm sold, Kate. Just 1-clicked it. And other ad broads looking for a good read should too.

kate veitch said...

Hooley dooley! Move over Dennis Cass, I've got Ad Broad on my team!

Oh, and if I may big-note myself even further -- Without A Backward Glance under its original title of Listen was a bestseller in Australia -- and then in Germany too. But here in the US I'm a teeny fish swimming in a very VERY big pond, and every bit helps, so -- Thanks a bunch!

Script Broad said...

This wonderfully styled and biting short is the perfect intro (after your swell sidebar 'about the broad') to your swell new-to-me blog (via ad contrarian) and I look forward to reading it backward (and forward).
You, my dear, are spot on.

Ad Broad, oldest working writer in advertising said...

Thanks for the read & generous words, Script Broad. Any friend of TAC is a friend o mine.