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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Screams Across America

Because self-promotion is an obsession of mine, I recently started a frappr map called "Screaming Hands Across America" - it's a map in which people can sign up and become a "pin point" on a world map. I thought it would be a fun way to visually see folks who have read my short story collection One Hand Screaming.

But because this is an exercise not in selling more books, but in seeing how many pin points can be gathered on the map, potential readers, please be aware that several of the short stories and poems from the book are available to be previewed online at http://onehandscreaming.blogspot.com.

So, have a fun quick read of one of the free online tales, then check it out and join - and be sure to wave (especially if you convert the map to satellite view which is kind of cool).

In other "but enough about me let's talk about what I do" news, www.blogherald.com picked up the release about my forthcoming "I, Death" novella which will be told in via the convention of a blog. My fictitious main character, Peter O'Mallick, will be blogging as a method of dealing with the fact that people around him are dropping like flies. The mayhem begins in January at http://this-mortal-coil.blogspot.com. You can read the blogherald article here.

A website in Turkey (www.bildirgec.org/) seems to also have picked up on the story. I can't read it, but a friend at work offered to help translate it for me. I just think it's pretty cool. I've copied the text below.

ilk ücretsiz blog roman

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kanada'lı yazar Mark Leslie yazmaya 2006 ocak'ta başlamayı planladığı korku romanını bir blog sitesi aracılığı ile karakterinin ağzından yazarak ücretsiz dağıtacak.
"I, death" adını alacak kitabın kahramanı trajik bir lanetin pençesinde olan genç bir çocuk. günümüz dünyasında yaşayan bu genç sorunlarını bu blog üzerinden dünya ile paylaşıyor.
yazar, romanı genç karakter Peter O'Mallick'in dilinden yazdıkça blog aracılığı ile eş zamanlı olarak paylaşacak. üstelik blog sitesinin yorumları açık olarak! okurlar yaptığı yorumlarla hikayeye yön verebilecekler. gelen eleştirilere göre yazar, kısa sürede kıvrak çözümlerle okurlarını memnun etmeyi deneyecek.

kitabın adresi [this-mortal-coil.blogspot.com] olacak. başlangıç 18 ocak'ta.
azurenus 13/12/2005 - 01:13 43 kez okunmuş



2 comments:

Virginia said...

Woowoo! I've added my tiny blotch to an empty land. (I read some work quickly online so I wasn't cheating.)

Great idea, Mark!

Franny said...

I was hoping I could really scream across America. How's that for a fun road trip?

Excellent idea, though my pinpoint would pretty much be on top of yours.

Good luck!