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New writing, new music October 20, 2017

Posted by Erik Tomblin in Uncategorized.
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I have just finished #writing the first draft of my new #novel. When I #write, I enjoy doing so to #music. For this novel, I listened exclusively to Christoffer Franzén/Lights and Motion which helped tremendously. So let me recommend his music to you with this post of the cover to his new album, Phenomenon, coming out this Friday. Guess I’ll have some new music for the #editing process!phen

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Free Books! January 21, 2016

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I’ve decided to get crazy this weekend and launch a giveaway for my three books in eBook format. If you’ve been wanting to read them, now’s your chance. The giveaway starts Friday, January 22 and lasts through Monday, January 25. Enjoy and please review on Goodreads, Amazon, or wherever you like. Unless you hate them…then let’s pretend this neeeever happened. Links below…

Riverside Blues

The Space Between

A Whisper in the Noise

 

Book Giveaway! September 21, 2015

Posted by Erik Tomblin in Books, contest, free, glossalalia, goodreads, Instagram, reading, religion, Twitter.
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I will be giving away 3 copies (paperback) of my latest novel, A Whisper in the NoiseYou have three ways to win:

  • Goodreads: You’ll need to be a member of Goodreads to enter THIS giveaway.
  • Twitter: Follow me (if you don’t already) and re-tweet the contest tweet (pinned on my Twitter profile page) to be automatically entered.
  • Instagram: Follow me (if you don’t already) and like THIS picture to be automatically entered.

Please note:

  • All three giveaways will end October 5, 2015 at midnight.
  • Prizes will only be shipped to US addresses using the method of my choice.
  • Each entrant can only win 1 copy of the book. If your name is chosen for one venue, you are not eligible to win via the other two venues.
  • Winners for the Twitter and Instagram contests will be randomly chosen by me. Goodreads randomly chooses and notifies the winner for their giveaway.

Thanks and good luck!

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With a slip of the foot, a veil is lifted from 13 year-old Chase Parker’s world. Suddenly, parishioners at his small church begin speaking in tongues and Chase realizes only he can understand them. Is this a direct result of his minor skull fracture or is there some greater power at work? Struggling with his new-found faith, Chase and a small group of friends, old and new, seek to discover the answers to these questions as an unknown threat grows.

Free is Good September 15, 2015

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I’ll be doing some giveaways for the paperback edition of A WHISPER IN THE NOISE, my latest novel. Details coming soon…

You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours…for a little while. August 18, 2015

Posted by Erik Tomblin in Instagram, Promotion, Social Media, Twitter, Writing.
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Now that I’ve been more (loosely speaking) active on social media for the purpose of promoting my writing, I’m remembering why I didn’t care for that method to begin with. There are so many writers, musicians, artist, etc. that are doing the same thing. Some are strictly about promoting their own work, some that go beyond that but stay in the same discipline, and some use it more as a communication tool for actual interaction outside of the “product” they are selling. I don’t tolerate the first group very well, depending on the “product.” The second group is tolerable, though my interest is lost quickly when it comes to the writers in that group. To be fair, it’s not them, it’s me (*nod to Costanza). I enjoy the third group because you get to know the person better and the topics at hand aren’t so linear.

I’ve quickly learned that there are many artists and non-artists just looking for a “follow.” It really is a strange behavior and there certainly has to be some doctoral theses out there about the need of these people to have more followers than the number of people they follow. I had one Instagram follower that added me in the infancy of my account, liked most of my pics, but didn’t post much. This user’s account was private, but I was granted viewership when I followed back. When I did finally like one of this user’s recent pictures, I was unfollowed (but not blocked). Very strange behavior, but I can only chalk it up to that need mentioned above.

I’ve seen firsthand how important these “likes” are to some people, primarily kids and teens. I’m not really sure how prevalent this behavior is with adults, but I suppose “adult” is a subjective term. I’ve never been the kind of person who cared much if someone didn’t like me, so my opinion on this is rooted strongly in that personality trait. In any case, I’ll keep plugging along and trying to post at least somewhat interesting photos and tweets. It’s difficult when you’re not the kind of person who documents every thought, image, or event that piques your interest.