Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Insecure Writer's Support Group Dating Tip #24

Are you insecure about meeting new people? I know I am. And that's a detriment for those of us that actually want people to read our books because marketing is all in the hands of the author these days. Maybe it all comes out of a fear of rejection. This Dating Tip from Ken, I think, is applicable to most situations, including those we face as a writer. I know I take his advice to heart. It's so simple. Know yourself. Be Yourself. Who knew?
Remember. Solid. That is the key. Thank you, Ken :).

I'll be on a blogging break until Monday. My friend Tomeka is flying in from Detroit, and my friend James from Idaho is driving into town too. We're all going to go see Prometheus at the IMAX, I'll show them the KIA Optima (which is most likely the next car I'm buying), and probably eat really good food.

Love people. Feed them good food.
I think that's a good  motto.

39 comments:

  1. Way cool advice. I'm not much on meeting new people. I do ok here in bloggerland, but ftf, I think I'd stammer like an idiot and run the other way.

    Have fun this weekend Mike. Nice to get to reconnect with out of town friends. Hope you enjoy Prometheus.

    ........dhole

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  2. I like meeting new people, but it can be tiring. At a conference, yikes, it's overwhelming.

    Have a great weekend with your friends, Michael.

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  3. Ken makes a solid point. (=
    I like meeting new people but it can be intimidating for me. Have a great time with your friends and enjoy the movie!

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  4. Solid. lol Have fun at the movies and eating great food!

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  5. If we try to be someone else, it doesn't work out very well.
    Enjoy your time with your friends! We'll compare movie notes on Monday.

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  6. Good advice. Have fun with your friend!

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  7. I hope Prometheus is all you ever dreamed it would be. And please enjoy that food.

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  8. What's not to love about Ken?

    Have a great weekend my friend.

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  9. A Kia Optima? Your friend from Detroit should slap the shit out of you.

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  10. Great advice. If you like you, others will too.

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  11. Just popping in for a visit from England. Will you feed me the best America can offer? Good luck with your book.

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  12. Embrace your inner geek! That's my motto. Have a great Prometheus weekend. And if you get stuck, just think, "what would Ken do?"

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  13. Very funny. "Solid" Classic.

    Have fun seeing Prometheus. Ii can't wait for your review. You're doing a movie review, right?

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  14. As it turns out, I may not have it in the budget to see Prometheus in the theater :(

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  15. The idea of meeting new people scares me but once it's over , I usually enjoy it. :)

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  16. *snort* Who KNEW Ken knew... well... anything. *giggles* This one's true though. I still have an easier time of it in writing (online) than in person, but there you have it.

    Have a great time with your friends!

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  17. good stuff, mike... enjoy the weekend

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  18. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. You deserve it.

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  19. Geez, publicizing one's novel, while having social insecurity is a tough one. I had to take a public speaking class to do book-talks. It really helped, BTW! Have a fabulous weekend.

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  20. Ken's advise is very sound.

    You should not have to worry about the sale of your book. Have you had your book reviewed by any professionals yet. VR Barkowski is one and I am not sure, but Sharon Mahew is an other lady who writes about recent authors on her blog. I still have to get your book. I will soon get it though.

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  21. Have fun and I will be waiting for your extensive review of Prometheus. :D

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  22. Have fun at Prometheus. As for meeting new people -- sometimes I enjoy it but I never really get over being self-conscious.

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  23. Have fun going out to the movies! I always tell my husband that the only thing we can do for certain family members is love them and feed them good food. Anything else like advice on how to live doesn't seem to get very far.

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  24. You are right about authors having to be their own marketers. Fear of rejection may keep you safe, but no risk, no reward. Have fun at Prometheus. I can't wait to see it.

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  25. Enjoy the movie and your friends' company. Catch ya after the weekend! :-)

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  26. when you get back, i want to hear more about what kinds of really good food you guys ate

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  27. Enjoy the visit with your friends!

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  28. have fun with your friends!!! sounds fun! and I think I like this advice.

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  29. Self-promotion does make me nervous, especially speaking. Thanks for respoinding so faithfully to my posts. I was gone for two weeks and really got behind -- am trying to catch up.

    Have a great weekend with your friend.

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  30. Loved hearing Ken's advice : ) Found you through Michael Pierce as the featured author. I look forward to reading more about Slipstream. ~ Jess

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  31. Great advice. Putting myself out there has been the hardest part for me. I'm always afraid of saying something stupid in a comment. Have a great weekend out in the real world!

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  32. Enjoy your visit!
    I have to work at the social side of things. I need quiet breaks during the conference or it becomes overwhelming to me.

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  33. Have fun with your pals! I hope the weather's great.

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  34. Solid hair. hehe, better go get me some more hairspray.

    Have an AWESOME weekend with your friends and good food and Prometheus!

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  35. Still have yet to see Prometheus. (Sigh). I hope you had a wonderful time with great friends.

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  36. I get very nervous meeting new people too. I think the food idea is great! It would work on me. :)

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