Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Networking Opportuntiy from Netera

Every now and then I let you know of a resource where you can learn more. Sometimes of places where you can socialize. Today, I'm sending you to a place where you can do both with two very long time online writing friends:

Denise Fleischer of Gotta Write Network says, "Netera's coffeeshop (see image of the virtual shop in this post (-: ) is a meeting place at for writers and artists.
Chats and exhibits will be scheduled. Or, if you're looking for a comfortable place to sit back, relax and meet new friends, come join us."

For those unfamiliar with Second Life, just visit and download the software (it's free), create an avatar (which is a character that represents you), type "Netera's Coffee Shop " in the search bar, and then , once you find it, click on it and press the buttom that says "Teleport " which will take you directly to the coffee shop. Then just walk in and join the fun.

Why not drop by, and join in when my poetry writing partner and novelist Magdalena Ball , author of Repulsion Thrust and Sleep Before Evening, is interviewed on the 10th of Dec 7pm Central (US) Time. There will be plenty of opportunity for audience interaction, and it will give you a feel for how you might also participate in this innovative opportunity.

With over 9 million people on Second Life spending money on intangibles like e-books, it's a promotional (and enjoyable) arena that's too good to miss. To pitch Denise directly, visit: for details or contact her "inworld" directly from within Second Life by searching for Netera Landar and sending her a message. She's very happy to help people find their virtual legs!

Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and two how to books for writers, The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't and The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success. Her FRUGAL book for retailers is A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. She is also the author of the Amazon Short, "The Great First Impression Book Proposal". Some of her other blogs are, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor blog.

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