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Among the things I want to accomplish in 2012 is finally, FINALLY, getting my old novel, Dis/inhibition, out the door and into the world. I decided to go the self-publishing route, which is a lot of work (for me). In addition to formatting the manuscript/book itself and getting to to places that can sell it, I need to do all the promotional/marketing work as well, or at least arrange for it to be done.

One of the things I hope to do is a website. I hired an illustrator last year to do some images of my characters. The plan is to put these on the site, along with some quotes from the story, either by the character in question, or about the character in question by another character, along with information about me and about how to buy the book.

What sort of people do you imagine these are?

Main character, Valerie

Valerie's love interest, Lisa

Valerie's dissertation advisor/Lisa's mother, Elizabeth

Valerie's cousin, Rene'

Valerie's old lab partner, Felicia

Valerie's friend/Felicia's girlfriend, Sarah
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Jan. 19th, 2012 04:46 am (UTC)
Let's see from the illustrations Valerie strikes me as tomboyish, potentially a gear head while Lisa is more introverted, sweet and bookish.

LIsa's mom looks cold and humorless and probably not someone I'd want as my thesis advisor

not really getting much of a read on Rene

Felicia strikes me as driven and other than artistic I'm not sure I have much of a read on Sarah either

Jan. 19th, 2012 11:31 am (UTC)
A "gear head"?
Jan. 19th, 2012 02:47 pm (UTC)
likes cars and working on them

eta - based entirely on the fact she's sitting on a sports car and in my experience most people who own and actually love one, know how to care for them

Edited at 2012-01-19 02:48 pm (UTC)
Jan. 19th, 2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
Okay, those are interesting responses. I want to use these in a promotional website, one designed to intrigue people into reading the book.
Jan. 19th, 2012 06:06 pm (UTC)
I think they would be interesting and fun to use on the site
Jan. 19th, 2012 06:26 pm (UTC)
Good to hear. It is a semi-soapy, character-driven story, so the idea is to get potential readers interested in the characters with illustrations and sample quotes both by the characters and about the characters by other characters.
Jan. 19th, 2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
sounds good to me
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