Targeted Age Group:: Adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My first book was a campfire book, This book is about a guy who tries to publish a campfire book. So life experiences would be quick answer. I do not know whom suggested making it a play, but when I remember, I will smack them.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
A lot of things were based on relatives and blows to the head when I was younger.
Mike: I did look at a couple of pages. I think I was skimming through the second story, there are like four, no? The story, it was deeper than I had expected. Who did you write it for?
Bob: No, there are three, and no, I didn’t write them for anyone. I might add some acknowledgements later.
Mike: I wasn’t asking whom you dedicated it to. I was inquiring what audience you would be targeting. You know, what part of the population will be reading the book?. Who were you trying to reach out to?
Bob: I don’t know, maybe psychotic kids?
Mike: You wrote a book targeted at psychotic kids?
Bob: I mean, they ARE part of the population, right?
Mike: Yes, just not really the book reading part of the population.
Bob: Well, maybe it’s just that no author has targeted them.
Mike: Probably, and with good reason, but, hey.
Bob: (Interrupting) Are you really supposed to target a certain type of person, like some kind of trained sniper?
Mike: No, you are not supposed to target them like a sniper, picture yourself in a machine gun nest. You’ve got to hit as many of them as possible, and then, when you are done spraying them with bullets, you have marketing charge in and bayonette the survivors.
Bob: It all sounds so gruesome.
Mike: And you thought it would be pretty and easy, and that you could just write a book and have no problem finding people to read it. There was some mythical tree with readers just standing around, waiting for peoples’ books to ripen so they could just pick them.
Bob: I just figured there are a whole lot of people reading.
Mike: There is, and a hell of a lot of people writing books for them. Bob, keep in mind that there is a finite number of readers and now, with self-publishing just about an infinite number of people writing books for them. You’re in finance, do the math.
Bob: Anything divided by infinity is zero, like the amount of readers I have had so far.
Mike: See, maybe you could use your book to form some sort of mathematical proof.
Bob: I’d rather have it be the anomaly.
Mike: Well, then you better prepare for some ugly days ahead. Anomalies don’t come easy. Not in this business.
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