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simon morris from Originally, Philadelphia, PA; presently Miami Beach, FL is reading This Body of Death, by Elizabeth George November 1, 2011 - 8:42am

Is it permissable to promote the reading of a story posted in the workshop in "self-promotion" with a teaser ad? I was going to say that looks like this and do it but I do not violate rules...except when I know I can get away with it.

Thanx in advance for you response and input and if it doesn't exist for joining me in a march on the castle with torches and pitchforks to force them to change the policy.

I am a certified lunatic and there should be a badge for that. Being stark, raving mad does help my writing immensely. The voices convince me that I am worthy of being published.

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun November 1, 2011 - 12:10pm

It certainly isn't against any rules, but I would prefer not because then everyone is going to start doing it.

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simon morris from Originally, Philadelphia, PA; presently Miami Beach, FL is reading This Body of Death, by Elizabeth George November 1, 2011 - 3:33pm

Kirk, I respect that. Thinking outside the box, would it be possible to add a new category where shameless pandering is the only topic?

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break November 1, 2011 - 3:47pm

Simon, we have a thread for that called the Official Whoring Thread.  That's for stuff that's been published though, or if you've got some kind of a literary event you're participating in. 

I'm in agreement with Kirk on this. You should take the synopsis section of workshop as a test of your ability to pitch. 

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Bradley Sands from Boston is reading Greil Marcus's The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs November 1, 2011 - 3:54pm

There's a "Self Promotion" category, but "all discussions" is the default when you first go onto the discussion forums (and then people can choose to limit the posts that they read if by choosing a category). So I wouldn't feel comfortable starting a thread to promote a book (unless the forum's layout were broken up into subcategories like most forums, but this one isn't like that). So instead, I'll use the "Official Whoring Thread" when I self-promote my stuff.

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enough from Indiana is reading Warmed and Bound November 1, 2011 - 9:02pm

I like that we have a "Whoring Thread". If we didnt, I feel the Forum would look like a giant Forum of almost spamming. I guess one should promote their work, but it can be a little much if its everywhere you look. Ofcourse Ive never had anything published, so what do I know?