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Offline BrianJJarrett

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Writer and Reader - New Kid on the Block
« on: September 15, 2011, 09:25:57 PM »
Hello everyone,

My name is Brian.  I've always been an avid reader, as far back as second grade.  No surprise I'd try my hand at writing too.  In my earlier years I read a ton, wrote a novel and a dozen or so short stories, then put writing on hold.  The industry looked too tough to even make a dent.

Fast forward to 2010; I discover the Kindle and it changes everything for me.  I'm a successful computer programmer now, which I love, but I never lost my love for writing.  With self-publishing a viable option, my fires were stoked once again.  Now my IT job subsidizes my writing, so I'm under no pressure to compromise for money.  I can write what I love, which simply means writing the kind of stuff I'd like to read.

With the publishing paradigm shift now in high gear, I have access to writers who would never have made it past the gatekeepers in years past.  Indie authors with fresh perspectives and out-of-the-box thinking can now live or die by their own talents on a level playing field.  The way it should have been all along.

I'm hoping to be able to share some of my work here, and to get turned on to some fresh indie work that'll stretch my brain muscle.  Just this month I released a brand new novel on the Kindle, and I'm more excited about writing than I think I've ever been.

I'm looking forward to getting to know the folks on this block.  Thanks for reading.

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Re: Writer and Reader - New Kid on the Block
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2011, 07:41:15 AM »
;D Welcome to KB ;D

 
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Re: Writer and Reader - New Kid on the Block
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2011, 07:46:25 AM »
Hi, Brian, and welcome aboard.  Glad to have you with us.  Read the description and opening pages of your book and found it very intriguing.  I think you're going to do very well.  Wishing you every success.

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Re: Writer and Reader - New Kid on the Block
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2011, 08:45:22 AM »
Hi Brian

Welcome to KB and good luck with your ventures.

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Re: Writer and Reader - New Kid on the Block
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2011, 09:56:51 AM »
Welcome to the new kid on the block.....
Best of luck with your projects
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Re: Writer and Reader - New Kid on the Block
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2011, 10:42:44 AM »
Hi Brian!  Welcome to the Kindle boards and good luck with your writing.

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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2011, 12:53:49 PM »
Thanks so much for the warm welcome, everyone!  I think I'm going to like this place just fine.

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Re: Writer and Reader - New Kid on the Block
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2011, 02:00:05 PM »
      Greetings and Welcome, Brian!! We are so glad you found KindleBoards, an independent resource for people who own or have interest in Kindle. We have many areas that you probably will like. Have you been to The Book Corner yet?  That's the area for discussions about books (naturally :D ). That's also where you will find threads about books Recommended by our Members and a list of additional sites for Book Lovers.
Then there is the Book Bazaar where our member/authors post about their books and the Writers' Cafe that has discussions about writing, publishing and many other topics. Here is a link to all the KindleBoards authors:Unofficial master list of Kindleboards Authors. That is also where you will locate Bargain Books and even Free Books threads where you can get reading material at low or no cost! Here is a link to get you started: Master list of free & under $1 titles available from Amazon.
     If you have a question about your Kindle or it's usage, check out the FAQ or the forum about Tips, Tricks and Trouble Shooting . Or, just ask your question. We have many helpful and knowledgeable people here at KB  and we feel there is no such thing as a "dumb" question. Questions about KindleBoards may be answered at  Forum tips. If not, once again, ask away! To keep everything running smoothly, we ask that everyone read Forum decorum. There are a few points there particularly for authors.  Further questions from authors concerning KB may be answered here: Authors: 7 essential KindleBoards tips.
      Another popular place is Let's Talk Kindle, where all things in the Kindle world are posted about. Be sure and check out the Photo Gallery, where pictures of members, pets, flowers, landscapes or just almost anything interesting can be found.
     Have you been to the Accessories area? There you will see information about covers, skins, lights, bags, stands and many other items to allow you to personalize your Kindle.
Looking to just kill some time while you are waiting for your Kindle or if you have your kindle, want to try something different? Try INFINITY Game - Word Association or The "INFINITY" Thread: KEEP POSTING...Ready, Set,... GO!!! in the Not Quite Kindle area.
Sorry for the long post, but there is just so much to do, learn and like about KindleBoards that I just get carried away. :)
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Re: Writer and Reader - New Kid on the Block
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2011, 03:24:02 PM »
Welcome to KB!   :)


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Re: Writer and Reader - New Kid on the Block
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2011, 09:03:09 PM »
Thanks so much for the additional links and info...and the extra welcome.  I'll go check those resources out now.  I'm really looking forward to exploring KB.

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Re: Writer and Reader - New Kid on the Block
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2011, 10:41:41 AM »
Brian,

Greetings and welcome.

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Re: Writer and Reader - New Kid on the Block
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2011, 01:07:30 PM »
Hello and welcome to KB!

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Re: Writer and Reader - New Kid on the Block
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2011, 07:47:44 AM »
Hi Brian,
Welcome to the Boards and good luck with your book.
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Re: Writer and Reader - New Kid on the Block
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2011, 09:44:43 AM »
Welcome, glad to have you with us!

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Re: Writer and Reader - New Kid on the Block
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2011, 09:47:38 AM »
From a fellow newbie to the Kindle boards, welcome! :)
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Re: Writer and Reader - New Kid on the Block
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2011, 08:19:44 PM »
Hello Brian. Nice to meet you.