Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Pimping my own write
A somewhat off-the-wall correspondent on ChuckerCanuck 2.0, (a political blog where I was promised a review of my book), has a commentator named "Midnight" wondering why http://wwww.creativewriting.ca does not work as a link to my site. I guess he was trying to read my "Fire in Bradford", my novel online.
I dasn't lose a reader, even from a Canadian Conservative site. Hell, I'll even take a pan from there. Any publicity even "This book blows!" is welcome publicity; there is no such thing as bad publicity. Notoriety is the name of the game.
But Chuck, you got my link all wrong!
So I write to this "Midnight" guy, on ChuckerCanuck 2.0, hoping not to lose a potential reader:
On the link to my site, http://www.creativewriting.ca, it is no glitch when it comes to accessing me. It just don't work from Chucker's site, for some reason.
Google Ivan Prokopchuk. Creative Writing.
...Or just chuck it along, googling Ivan Prokopchuk.
(Reason for all this fooferrah is that I think ChuckerCanuck is going to do a review of my soon-to-be published novel, The Fire in Bradford.
...That, or he is sending readers back to my own page, where The Fire in Bradford is online, right on my header, where it can be clicked onto.
I know what it's like to review other people.You are sort of in a box. You have to write good. You hope to produce a mini work of art that might match or even surpass the original novelist or bookman).
Chuck, I think, is very secure; he has a lot to be secure about. He knows I consider him one of he coolest of the Canadian writing pack, Conservative or no.
But I think it's the new business that's keeping him distracted from blogging and flogging...Which is sort of too bad, as I had intended to use his proposed review of "The Fire in Bradford" on my back cover...Well, right now, the mighty presses are already rolling. Included in the book is a really crackerjack review by one Mona Rahman, the coolest of lady professors. but it would have been nice to have had a male point of view.
But I'd still really love to read what Chucker might have to say about the book, pro or con.
And he shouldn't worry about a panning this old nearly-Polish pan.
I've got two million words in commerical print and am no shrinking violet.
Oh Proud Mary!
Keeps on rollin'