Notes from An Alien

~ Explorations In Writing { and reading and publishing } ~

Virtual Hangouts & The Escapades of Writers

Being a self-published author presents some interesting challenges in the arena of promotion.

I’ve mentioned before that I follow a relationship-oriented philosophy when it comes to folks finding out about my work. I build relationships and let people know where I hang out. If they come to where I am, they can find links to my work

One place I hang out (and, work) is Book Island in the virtual world, Second Life.<<link to posts about Second Life.

I want to share three posts by a new writerly friend of mine from Second Life. I’ve been there for three years and she’s rather new. Her enthusiasm for the literary potential of Book Island is infectious :-)

Writers Need A Life

A Scrabble of Scribblers

My New Neighbor Nazz

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5 responses to “Virtual Hangouts & The Escapades of Writers

  1. Tomas July 27, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Dear Alexander,
    I too follow the relationship-oriented philosophy – prefer the power of the word of a mouth to SEO help so to speak. Thus we both act likewise, yet while rejoicing over your results/the friendships you have made, I recognize myself as the lonely wanderer on a web.and silently gaze at the rapid fading of my ‘original works’ in ignorance. We can hold the same outlook yet each of us faces his own destiny. It is easy to stumble there so I am very glad to escape the trap of pity for self and greet you wholeheartedly. Best wishes from the untitled.


    • Alexander M Zoltai July 27, 2011 at 4:26 pm


      Please do not grieve that your work isn’t receiving as much attention as it deserves.

      Also, in comparing your mission to mine, be aware that I have a very small “following” even after a full year of intense effort; though, even if it takes the rest of my life, I will continue to build relationships that can aid me in getting my work to its destined readership…


  2. dandilyon July 27, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Wow… thanks for featuring my posts ;D If my “enthusiasm for the literary potential of Book Island is infectious” it’s because Book Island is awesome! A professional editor has agreed to come in as a My Fair Lady type experiment and I’m going to set her up on Book Island for two weeks so she can experience the magic herself. Thank you again for the feature Alexander, I’m enjoying your posts and am honored to be here. You rock!


    • Alexander M Zoltai July 27, 2011 at 4:27 pm

      Book Island IS Awesome :-)

      Gonna be interesting to see the results of your “experiment”


  3. Pingback: Thank You! xox | :Dandilyon Fluff

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