author websites: read this

INTERN was going to write down more basic ingredients of an author website, but The Book Publicity beat her to it.

In other news, when INTERN was biking home yesterday evening, she found some free church pews on the side of the road, and, seeing her inspect them, a friendly construction worker offered to throw pews, bike, and INTERN in the back of his pickup and ferry them home. It was wonderful and exhilerating and awesome, and even though INTERN kept her head ducked down for most of the ride because she was paranoid about the legal snags of pickup bed riding in big cities, she managed to peek up now and then and look at the city and scare people.

Now INTERN's room looks like some kind of shrine to her Webster's New World Dictionary, which sits on one of the pews like a hymnal. Word of the day: granadilla.

But seriously: have a look at that Book Publicity post!

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  1. SEE? NEW YORK NEW YORK NEW YORK STAY STAY STAY

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  2. But what about authors who are not published? How important is it to have a web presence before you are even agented or pubbed? Any recs on what that should look like? Does a blog with 26 followers really "help" or does it smack of desperation?

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  3. This reminds me of the How I Met Your Mother episode this week. Marshall puts a barrel outside on the street, hoping someone will give it a good home (no one does--because it's hideous). But church pews sound awesome. Now people can come over and worship you.

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  4. THAT is completely awesome. My dream (fantasy) home has abandoned church pews and discarded bookstore shelves...

    Can we get a photo?

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  5. OMG! INTERN is so lucky! But perhaps the greater forces are giving the Intern a message?
    :-)
    I would LOVE that furniture! Still very envious...

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  6. Free church pews has to be one of the coolest things ever :D. What a great find! (Also, thank you for the helpful link.)

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  7. We seriously need a picture of that shrine-to-your-Webster's pew (and the other pews) in your apartment!

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  8. Go back, find the preacher's podium... or, build one yourself. Adorn the pod with your dictionary and twisty plastic flower - preach Hell-fire-and-Brimstone! (all you semicolons are goin' to hell, abrupt POV changes get fried extra crispy)

    Have Techie install a microphone and wail, Girl! (Or, charge migrants, vagrants, night-people/drunks for sleepin' overnight)

    Haste yee back ;-)

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  9. I rode in the backs of pickups all my growing up years in Bolivia, and only discovered it "is dangerous" when I came up here after graduating. I miss the freedom of movement and the wind.

    Church pews ... how fun! And what a helpful construction worker.

    This is a splendid adventure, thanks for sharing!

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  10. I almost picked up an old hideously painted chair that someone was throwing out yesterday, but ended up passing on it. I am completely jealous of your church pews. Also thanks for the link to the Book Publicity post!

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  11. You need a podium for Webster.

    Great link. I saved it for the day updates will be needed.

    Keep scaring people no matter where you roam.

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  12. Nothing more comfortable than an old church pew! Too funny :D

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  13. Ain't NY grand? Bestest place evah. Obviously that is Karma trying to make you understand that you are supposed to stay there.

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  14. I miss NYC. As a child, I had a set of wooden school chairs with the desks attached that we salvaged after a church school threw them out...

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  15. How cool is that?! I would have expected someone to do that here in the middle of the country, but NEVER thought you would get such help in NYC.
    Guess I shouldn't make judgements. . .

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  16. As the father of a daughter, alas, the first thought that came to my mind was, "No, don't get in the truck, he might be a serial killer!" Glad you got home alive.

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  17. Intern, are you a hottie or what?

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  18. I don't think it's possible to have more pew envy than I do at the moment. What a totally cool find!

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  19. Creative recycling; if you have two pews you could use them to hold up you bed.

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  20. Waht if the pews are haunted?

    Haste yee back ;-)

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  21. SEE! I told ya. They transposed the a & h in What!

    OMG. Haunted church pews. Next they'll say, "I see dead asses!"

    Haste yee back ;-)

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