Text Based Online Games – English As a Second Language and RPG Games

One feature of text based online games is the chance to meet many people from around the world and to form friendships, bonds, and even to learn more about your own culture through another player. Yet one of the most striking lessons one can learn is that the textual RPG game is a place where one can learn English as a second language. Since British English is often the main language of choice for RPG games, players will find themselves interacting with native and non-native English speakers.

Like many Americans who play textual RPG games, I am constantly surprised to meet others in games who demonstrate a high ability to speak, to write, and to express their intentions so well. Of course, for those who write or speak English as a second language (and sometimes a third or fourth), RPG textual games are a perfect space for players to create characters and practice language skills. In all, the textual RPG game becomes a worldwide community that bridges cultures, and allows players to interact and to learn more about various elements in and out of game through written expression.

As some new users will discover, online RPG games are populated by players who often help another non-native English speaker with his or her language skills. Many player run organizations have guides and mentors. If the player tells his or her guide or mentor that English is not the first language spoken the mentor will make it known to others to help the non-native speaker with language skills. What remains amazing is the willingness established players have to assist others to make the game an enjoyable diversion and to help players learn more about the language written (or spoken) in game as well as the game culture.

While some who read this may be timid to try an online RPG game because of English being the choice language, they will find that many clans and private clans are created by other users in games where they can speak native languages too. While English remains official languages in most MUDs, it does not prevent clans from setting rules to where other languages are spoken. So, players will find that they are never truly alone because there is always someone in game who speaks one or more languages besides English. Furthermore, some mentors and guides are fluent in two or three other languages and are willing to bridge the language gap. Plus, if they make friends with someone who speaks a language they may not know- all the mentor has to do is ask other characters who may speak the common language and the online game becomes personal and enjoyable.

While serving as a house mentor, I have often discovered that my own language skills in French, Spanish, and Italian have improved if I meet a character in game who speaks one of those languages as a first language. In private conversations (often referred to as TELLS in game) we will help one another bridge misunderstandings and even correct one another. Either way, it is a win-win situation because the learning process never ends. The player improves his or her English skills and I improve my skills in other languages.

I know that many who read this speak English as a first language and may be shy about trying an online text game after reading this essay. However, you should not fear it. Even if you are a native English speaker and you feel that your writing is, either bad, or that you do not express yourself well in text, there are many in game that will assist another. So many players come from various walks of life that you often find players ranging from teenagers to doctors, lawyers, engineers, information technology and other professions play the games as well for fun. They are willing to extend a hand with proofreading, writing skills, and even referring you to others who can help with certain in game topics. Language can cross barriers, help forge friendships and even teach us about one another. This is one element that textual RPGs have that many graphical games do not- and that is a feeling of community, friendship and assistance. So many graphical games rely on various servers so some players never leave the confines of a server that is a single language focus. If a player dares to enter the world of text based online games, he or she may discover that language skills in English will improve, and he or she will even help native speakers improve skills too.

The Antidote to Global Terrorism

Warning: This article stretches the boundaries of accepted scientific logic. The scientist, Steven Hawking, has stated that the greatest mistake humanity has ever made was to invent artificial intelligence. He believes artificial intelligence within weaponry will soon bring about our total destruction. He appears to have no solution to this problem.

However, there is a supra-science logic that can prevent that from happening. Firstly, the real danger is that artificial intelligence is simply obeying the prime directive that scientists have given it. That prime directive is that all life in the universe must be destroyed in accordance to the prevailing understanding of the second law of thermodynamics. Known as the universal heat death law, Einstein referred to it as the premier law governing all of the sciences.

This mechanical law has no ability whatsoever to consider that the living process is an infinite fractal logic expression that is not evolving to extinction at all. The extinction that Einstein declared was inevitable was based upon the mechanical reality that universal energy flows from hot to cold. He had no idea that within quantum biology, living information is now well known to flow in the opposite direction and that its entanglement with the energies of chaos, evolves consciousness.

The book, Future Shock, predicted that artificial intelligence would overload the natural evolutionary process. The book, Present Shock, announced the arrival of future shock as the mechanistic overload of chaotic logic belonging to the prevailing unbalanced obsession with the second law of thermodynamics. That unbalanced virus is the one that makes Hawking’s concern about artificial intelligence warranted, however, it now remains necessary to remove this virus from governing weaponry’s doomsday intent.

The six essays compiled through 1976 to 1994 by the Max Planck Institute’s Astrophysicist, Peter Kafka, entitled The Principle of Creation and the Global Acceleration Crisis, predicted the 21st Century collapse of civilisation. He referred to science’s obsession with the second law of thermodynamics as a worship of the god of chaos, Diabolis. Kafka wrote that when the situation becomes too ugly and unbearable, people will understand that strange attractors are near (a reference to fractal information logic flowing to infinity rather than extinction).

The mathematician, Bertrand Russell, and Albert Einstein were close colleagues who both received Nobel Prizes. Russell’s most famous essay, A Freeman’s Worship, advocated that humans had no other choice but to worship the law of entropic chaos, the second law of thermodynamics, which Einstein had declared to be the premier law of all of the sciences.

The 1959 Rede Lecture at Cambridge University delivered by the Molecular Biologist, Sir C. P. Snow, warned that unless modern science was reunited with the Classical Greek Arts, civilisation would destroy itself. He argued that this would be the result of science’s confused understanding of the second law of thermodynamics, which it was incapable of reasoning about.

In 2008 the Times Literary Supplement listed the book from Snow’s lecture, entitled The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution, as being among the 100 most culturally important books since World War II. It is known that the energies of quantum mechanics’ thermodynamic chaos flowing from hot to cold entangle with quantum biology’s information, flowing in the opposite direction. This process is an infinite fractal evolutionary expression, rather that one governing a scientific death cult aberration.

In June 2012, the journal, New Scientist, published a paper entitled Sorry Einstein, the universe needs quantum uncertainty. It explained how Stephanie Wehner and Ester Hänggi at the National University of Singapore’s Centre for Quantum Technology had recast the uncertainly principle in the language of information theory. That article noted that this discovery opened the door to a new supra-technology able to give the world free energy. The journal Nature, April 2013, published a paper written by the scientists entitled A violation of the uncertainty principle implies a violation of the second law of thermodynamics. At long last the foundations have been laid to construct a bridge across the ‘Snowline’ to gain access to his Science-Art survival culture.

In December 2013, Washington University discovered a second code hiding within DNA. The university announced that it contained information that changes how scientists read the instructions contained in DNA and interpret mutations to make sense of health and disease. The discovery was announced under the title 50 tears of DNA research turned upside down as scientists discover second programming language within genetic code.

Obedience to prevailing second law logic is preventing research into the concept held by some scientists that the second language for health is an expression of human stereoscopic evolution. C. P. Snow’s observation that scientists cannot communicate on such biological concepts warrants indisputable evidence to demonstrate that he was correct.

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (vol. 101 no. 27, 2004) included the paper, Binocularity and brain evolution in primates. It states that while stereoscopic vision in primates is extremely complex, its “evolutionary purpose is unknown”. Conversely, The British Medical Journal (6th August 1953, vol 2), published the paper Evolution of Binocular and Stereoscopic Vision in Man and Other Animals. The British work eventually led to the cancer research discovery of (Shannon-Wiener) information entangling in the opposite direction of second law chaos energy. The 1937 Nobel Laureate in Medicine, Szent-Gyorgyi had written a book called The Crazy Apes, describing scientists who had no idea that the evolution of consciousness involved an interaction with the flow of chaos energy.

An example of stereoscopic Science-Art discoveries by artists themselves, in which their theories became experimental fact can also be demonstrated to have been totally ignored by the prevailing entropic scientific mindset. Salvador Dali’s famous stereoscopic art work included his famous Geopoliticus Child, hailed by university professors of literature as depicting the birth of Snow’s futuristic ethical Science-Art Third Culture. Scientists complained that Dali’ stereoscopic art theories did not resonate with the vision of the viewer, dismissing his intuitive theories of science.

The philosopher of science, Emmanuel Kant’s work, had laid down the ethical basis of the electromagnetic Golden Age of Danish Science. His differentiation between aesthetics as art appreciation theory and ethics as belonging to Platonic atomic mathematical Wisdom through Beauty was used by the discoverer of the electromagnetic field, Hans Christian Oersted, within his Doctoral Dissertation. Oersted became the founding father of the Danish Golden Age of Science.

In 2004, Harvard University, Massachusetts University and the Danish Royal Consulate held an international symposium to tell the world about the social significance of the ethical message belonging to the Golden Age of Danish science. They noted, that as most of the research had been written in Danish and not translated, it had “become invisible to English speaking scholarship”.

Kant and his colleague, Emmanuel Levinas, agreed with the philosopher and mathematician, Plato, that art was irresponsible and unethical, lacking an ethical, spiritual purpose. They were referring to such things as Greek art inspiring the construction of the Roman Colosseum, used to murder millions of people over several hundred years, beautiful religious buildings using aesthetically pleasing pomp and circumstances to recruit armies of religious conquest and market manipulators enslaving citizens as consumer slaves. They defined the missing spiritual element specifically as an “asymmetrical electromagnetic” inner vision functioning within the creative, artistic mind.

Simply by viewing Dali’s paintings through modern day asymmetrical electromagnetic viewing glasses, Dali’s intuitive stereoscopic message has now been made visible to the general public. Furthermore, these glasses can be used to track the evolution of stereoscopic inner vision throughout the history of art. This brings into very sharp focus the previously mentioned Professor Peter Kafka’s warning that science’s worship of the second law of thermodynamics would become unbearable. Kafka’s solution was that at that point in time people would learn that fractal logic is at hand to save the day, which is the same message as the thesis of this article. It should be noted that the Kantian glasses reveal that artists around the world are suddenly painting stereoscopic images into their work unconsciously, whereas among paintings over the centuries, few contained stereoscopic images.

Quantum mechanics and its various entropic offspring were based upon the completely false assumption that Sir Isaac Newton’s complete world-view was a mechanical one, in which first cause gravitational principles belonged to the mass of objects in space. Newton, within his published 28th Query Discussions about gravitational first cause principles, stated exactly the opposite. He wrote that ancient Greek science was the authority in this matter and that contrary hypotheses were pretentious and illogical. The point is not whether he was correct or incorrect, quantum mechanics and its various siblings had been based upon the false assumption that Newton considered the universe to be a mechanical phenomenon.

During the 19th Century the Prime Minister of Britain, William Gladstone, translated linguistic colour perception theories of the German philosopher of science, Wolfgang von Goethe. Gladstone’s evolutionary Science-Art theories became a treatise submitted to the Great Darwinian Debate and it was rejected. In 2012 the linguist-physicist, Guy Deutscher, upgraded the work into a new neurological format. Deutscher’s book, Through the Language Glass, became a book of the year and was translated into eight languages. His other book, The Energy Crisis, warned that it was crucial that people understood much more about the functioning of the second law of thermodynamics.

At the dawn of civilisation Sumerian culture related to a seven day week, with each day of 24 hours and each hour of 60 minutes, which modern science makes use of. The historian, Thorkild Jacobsen, called the Sumerian creation myth, recorded on an ancient Sumerian tablet, the Eridu Genesis. This concept, associated with the nature of infinity, was religious rather than mathematical, and one in which the chief god Enlil could grant eternal life. The work of the mathematician, Georg Cantor (1845-1916), upholds most of modern science. He is considered to be the first mathematician to really understand the meaning of infinity and to give it mathematical precision. Modern science makes no use of this because, according to Cantor, the scientific mind is inhabited by a myopic fear of infinity. An argument can be postulated that this fear results from past centuries of various religious dogma controlling aspects of mathematical research.

The unimaginable horror of the Inquisition is but one example of the historical record of the terrorist activity employed by religious fanaticism to prevent scientific exploration of infinity. This type of suppression prevented future research that would lead to scientific investigation of the evolutionary purpose of stereoscopic vision. The 19th Century champion of American political freedom, Ralph Waldo Emerson, referred to the tyranny of Babylonian culture fusing mathematics with religious dogma to enslave the populace. The ability to predict the 672 BC eclipse of the moon has been recorded in cuneiform writing, showing that it was used to gain religious power over the populace. Emerson realized that American society had inherited a mathematical virus from Babylonian culture, which he saw as preventing America’s ability to develop the human survival technology alluded to in ancient Sanskrit infinity mathematics. He wrote to free America from its lifeless, mechanical economic system of debt enslavement.

The New York University Library of Science in 1957 published a book entitled Babylonian Mythology and Modern Science. The book stated that Einstein’s theory of relativity was derived from Babylonian mythological mathematical intuition. The concept that an unethical mathematical aspect of Science-Art reality existed as proposed by the philosopher Plato, now warrants simple but authoritative supportive argument.

The mathematical structure of poker machine games is carefully constructed to bring about eventual bankruptcy. Aesthetically pleasing sounds accompanied by aesthetically pleasing colour images excite dopamine activity within the mind to negate its natural inner stereoscopic ability to anticipate ethical future outcomes. This process can and does create an addiction stronger than heroin, not only a gambling addiction but something far worse, the entropic mindset that C. P. Snow observed governed prevailing science itself.

Within the science of economics, advisers to the Australian Government see nothing unethical about obtaining vast revenue from the legalised poker machine industry. This legalised activity is symptomatic of the unsustainable international bankruptcy chaos associated with international stock market gambling. This is relevant to Peter Kafka’s ugly chaos belonging to the current obsession with the second law of thermodynamics and the desperate need for an infinite fractal logic solution.

Goethe’s theory that human survival technologies originate in the creative artistic mind linked to an intuitive ethical mathematical sense of enjoyment of life, is now a crucial issue. Goethe, in particular, associated this emotional artistic process with an intuitive sense concerning the mathematical nature of infinity. Modern science should become aware of C. P. Snow’s concern that scientists in general were unable to realise this fact.

Stereoscopic vision is associated with all of the human sense perceptions providing addictive ‘joy of life’ anticipatory emotions within the mind. They fine tune such things as sporting activity, human relationships and acts of nurturing compassion concerning the welfare of children. Damage to stereoscopic vision’s anticipatory emotion has been associated with various side effects, including autism and gambling addictions. The evolutionary process is dependent upon the stereoscopic decisions that formulate in the minds of our children. When people abuse children’s natural inner stereoscopic emotional development in any way, we have a serious problem.

Brilliant scientists such as Seven Hawking appear to have thrown in the towel concerning the development of new future human survival technologies. However, given opportunity to reason beyond the prevailing entropic scientific mindset, such scientists would become part of the vanguard to nurse C. P. Snow’s Science-Art Third Culture into reality. Salvador Dali’s stereoscopic Geopoliticus Child desperately needs compassionate nursing, as it instinctively struggles to orientate its inner vision beyond the present religiously inspired chaotic hell engulfing the world. That baby child certainly does not need to suckle at the mathematical breast of the Babylonian Goddess of prostitution and war, Ishtar.

Unless the old paradigms of scientific logic are able to successfully entangle with the ethical stereoscopic vision of the future in order to bestow genuine substantial benefits to the global populace, then anarchy and terror will prevail in one form or another. The primitive intuition to avoid extinction, no matter what, will follow its well worn prehistoric path. Driven by the determination resulting from autistically impaired stereoscopic panic clinging to unsustainable religious dogma for support, history will simply repeat its ruthless entropic cycles of death and destruction.

On the 19th of February, 2011, Cornell University Library in the USA announced a quantum biological discovery by the Chinese scientists, Liafu Luo and Jun Lu. They had used mathematics to describe why proteins were enfolded in a strange way, in defiance of the second law of thermodynamics. That discovery completely modified Einstein’s world-view. Isaac Newton had completed his mechanical description of the universe by entangling it with non-mechanical gravitational forces based upon the lost Greek Science for ethical ends. The engineer, Buckminster Fuller, had used the ancient ethical mathematics to write his book Utopia or Oblivion. Fuller’s ‘dance of life’, his so called Jitterbug, dances to the cellular music orchestrated by the protein activity discovered by the Chinese scientists.

The author of the book Interference, written by the Texas University scientist, Richard Merrick, used the ancient Greek Music of the Spheres to locate the electromagnetic field in the brain orchestrating the dance of life relevant to protein enfolding. As a jazz pianist, composer and artist, whose work exhibits stereoscopic images when viewed through the Kantian asymmetrical electromagnetic glasses, his book makes essential reading by philosophers of science, who are anxious to examine the new neurological function associated with the previously mentioned 19th Century linguistic colour perception theories.

Anarchy most probably would result if the global economic system abruptly altered its understanding of wealth, which, compared to an inner stereoscopic evolutionary evaluation, remains a trifling technological pittance. Corporate social responsibility as a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a new business model must have access to reliable first cause principles, which cannot be located within the entropic mindset. Weapons development using artificial intelligence, playing the game which Steven Hawking is concerned about, is now only a very short sighted, short term investment. Technologies developed from quantum mechanics alone cannot deliver the crucial human survival first-principle logic. The rebirth of the original Greek Science for ethical ends is referred to inaptly as the Renaissance, which global society is just now poised to enter.

During the 12th and 13th Centuries the Golden Age of Islamic Science protected Jewish, Christian and Islamic scholars to work together at the Translator School in Toledo in Spain, to bring about the rebirth of the Greek ethical science. Sultan Memhed II helped transfer that project to the Medici Scholars in Italy, to continue its objective. Under the prevailing climate of religious fanaticism it would seem to be appropriate for a Western attempt to protect Islamic scholars working together with other scholars from around the world to actually implement this vital Science-Art objective. Extreme radicalisation of young people to indulge in terrorist acts by skilled charismatic fanatics inducing damage to ethical stereoscopic evolution intuitions is increasingly possible within a mechanistic society. Contrarily, the ability to demonstrate that people are known to work together to genuinely try and somehow readdress the existing scientific death cult mentality, would nullify the hold that terrorist fanatics use to promote global chaos. As Buckminster Fuller pointed out, the issue is about either Utopia or Oblivion.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Playing Online Poker Vs Playing at a Poker Table

The differences between online poker and more traditional poker table games are sometimes not quite as obvious as they may seem.

Unlike sitting down at a poker table with friends, or even strangers, online poker has an added dimension these days. There is a lot of pressure from many quarters to make online poker illegal, particularly in the United States. You will almost always know if the table game you are playing is in an area where poker is legal, but it is getting harder to know if this is true about poker played online.

In spite of these gray areas, millions in the U. S. and around the world regularly enjoy participating in online poker games from the comfort of their own homes. Just to give this some perspective, in 2005, the revenue from online poker was reported to be in the vicinity of $200 million.

Not only is online poker generating huge amounts of revenue and creating new millionaires, among players, site owners, and affiliates of poker sites, but, due to its pervasive influence, the appeal of poker in general is growing. The public is not only gaining knowledge about poker, but is showing an interest in all things poker. From the tables to the chips at the table, to the people who play at the tables, poker is huge.

Poker players such as Chris Ferguson (Jesus), Annie Duke, and her brother Howard Lederer (The Professor), and Hoyt Corkins (The Alabama Cowboy), to name a few, had never been heard of by the public a few months ago. Now they are celebrities in their own right. Even people who have been celebrities, such as Jennifer Tilly, Ben Affleck, and Mimi Rogers have traded in the bright lights of Hollywood for the green felt of the poker table – at least on occasion.

While many of these famous people play in tournaments sitting at the table with the celebrities of poker, most mortals enter the poker arena via online poker websites such as partypoker.com, pokerstars.com, ultimatebet.com or fulltiltpoker.com.

Sitting at a poker table can be intimidating, particularly for the new player and just is not that inviting for the beginner. They are apt to feel out of their league, and, if others at the table have more experience or are strangers, they are apt to feel intimidated.

The online poker experience is quite different. There is an anonymity which protects the psyche of the “newbie”. They can watch games as long as they want before actually taking part. Additionally, most online venues will have tutorials and practice games for beginners that help ease the learning process. Sometimes the main site will actually have a completely separate site set up strictly for the beginner. Another helper for the beginner is that online games tend to have buttons labeled for the various actions and often include on-screen prompts for the appropriate action.

Internet poker sites also offer a range of limits so that the beginning player can actually start betting pennies. Not only is the betting easy, but so is the access. Unlike a table game, an online game can be found 24 hours a day from anywhere in the world that there is a computer and an Internet connection.

There are, however, two drawbacks to playing online, particularly if one’s goal is to eventually participate in the highly televised poker tournaments occupying more prime time slots on TV. First, there is the hurdle of actually sitting and playing at the table itself. No amount of online preparation can duplicate or offset the first few times you find yourself in a chair across from a Doyle Brunson, Chris Moneymaker, or Daniel Negreanu.

Second, although it IS possible, it is exceedingly difficult to bluff at an online poker game and even harder to learn how to read your opponents.

Look on the bright side, however. It IS easy to learn basic poker skills and improve your technique online, and you won’t have to worry about your poker face!

Why Readers Read: What Every Writer Needs to Know

Why do we read? I hadn’t really thought about this question in any depth. Sure I could tell you that I do it because I love to, that those stolen hours lost in pages are exciting, exhilarating escapism. But I’d never considered – and as a psychologist with my theoretical roots firmly embedded in science and evolution I should have – that story is actually a powerful part of our lives.

Think about it, unlike other pass times – like quilting,croquet or gambling – everyone does story in one form or another. I devour books, my husband loves to watch TV, my son absorbs himself in games of breeding dragons or building pixelated forests. Children take plastic My Little Pony’s and build families and plan great adventures. Adults take little painted figurines and build empires and plan their enemy’s defeat. Gossiping is story, seeing a psychologist is all about telling your story, marketers know that a good story will invest you in their product. I realised that story is EVERYWHERE.

Which means escapism isn’t a good enough reason for story to be with us. It’s true, getting lost in a story isn’t smart: from centuries ago, when keeping an eye out for sabre tooth tigers was pretty essential for survival, through to modern times, where paying your mortgage keeps food in your fridge. Story has been so pervasive and universal that it’s survived the ruthless mill of evolution, that unrelenting process that screens out anything that doesn’t ensure our species will be here to produce future generations. If it’s not securing our survival, then its cut. Gone.


Why then? Why is story still around? Why is it woven so tightly into the layers of our life?

Essentially, story was, and continues to be, our first virtual reality. Just like it’s much safer for pilots to learn to fly in simulators, we get to learn the complicated lessons of life through the experience of others. In the same way pilots prefer to make their mistakes much closer to the ground, we get to see what could happen if our baby sitter didn’t turn out to be who we thought they were, how to take down a zombie, what a serial killer is capable of, how to navigate a dystopian world, what the ripple effect of having an affair with your neighbour is. In real life, mistakes can be devastating for pilots and us alike. With story, we get to do all of this and more, all without the deadly crash landing.

Evolution thought this was so important that it actually wired us for story. In fact, it thought it was so important, it deeply embedded it into our grey matter it in two significant ways. The first has us probing right down at a cellular level. Neurons are the spindly, spidery cells that make up our brain matter. They’re the little suckers that zip information all around our brain and body. A relatively recent discovery was that of mirror neurons, cells that fire both when you do something but also when you see someone else doing it. Oh, like hear a story, watch a movie… or read a book! Mirror neurons are why we get just as excited watching sport as playing it, why we scrunch up in our seats and turn our eyes away from a horror film.

Or why we have a physical, visceral response to a great book.

Pretty cool, huh?

Another is in the chemical communications that happen in our head. Namely dopamine, the little molecule involved in pleasure and reward. Food, sex and cocaine all trigger the release dopamine in our brain. And so does devouring a good book.

In the case of reading, dopamine is your brains way of rewarding curiosity, so you can learn the hard-won lessons the character is enduring (in the safety of the library or your lounge room). Interestingly, the more dopamine is released, the more of a high we get, the more we want to keep doing what we’re doing. Most importantly, if the brain anticipates doing that activity again, like reading, it will release dopamine accordingly. Think about it, we’ve all been there when our favourite author releases a new book. When that book finally rests in your palms, that happy, heady feeling has you diving into the first page no matter where you are. It’s the brain’s way of encouraging you to go for it because it felt so good last time.

When I learnt all this, as a reader I felt validated. I finally figured out why I turn up to work gritty eyed and wishing I drank coffee because ‘just one more chapter’ turned into ‘there’s only a hundred pages to go, I might as well finish it’. It’s not about poor self-control, an addictive personality or a belief I can function on three hours sleep. My brain is wired to want this! (Okay, fine… maybe self-control got skipped in my DNA… )

But as a writer I was fascinated.

I realised all this knowledge is the foundation of what readers are unconsciously looking for in a story. Why some books are ‘meh’ and why some will be OMG IT’S PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO PUT THIS DOWN!

If you capture your reader, give them a character they care about as they fight, fail but ultimately learn, if you swallow them whole with your words and your wit, you’ve done it. You’ve got them. They’ll connect with your protagonist, your story…

Your book.

And if it’s really got them hooked, the ones on your backlist, and the ones yet to come.

What writer doesn’t want that?