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Writers' Cafe / Indie Spotlight features book for writers!
« on: August 10, 2010, 10:55:10 PM »
My new book, "When Did I Become the Oldest Person in the Room?" is being featured today (Wednesday, August 11) on The Indie Spotlight.

Located at http://www.theindiespotlight.com, The Indie Spotlight has an amazingly deep and diverse archive of independently published books.  It is maintained by Greg Banks of BDDesign LLC otherwise known as "The Self Published Author's Best Friend."

Please visit my profile on The Indie Spotlight, and then purchase my book at the recently reduced price of $2.99.  It's an often whimsical, yet nitty-gritty guide for writers of all skill levels and experience, available on Amazon at:

Available on Kindle: http://amzn.to/bBD6vi

or in Paperback at:   http://amzn.to/bnFePq

Also, if you need help writing, editing or publishing a book, white paper, marketing collaterals or reports, please contact me via my website at http://www.fixadocument.com

Ed Swartley

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The Book Bazaar / Indie Spotlight features book for writers!
« on: August 10, 2010, 10:49:17 PM »
My new book, "When Did I Become the Oldest Person in the Room?", is being featured today (Wednesday, August 11) on The Indie Spotlight.

Located at <http://www.theindiespotlight.com>, The Indie Spotlight has an amazingly deep and diverse archive of independently published books.  It is maintained by Greg Banks of BDDesign LLC otherwise known as "The Self Published Author's Best Friend."

Please visit my profile on The Indie Spotlight, and then purchase my book at the recently reduced price of $2.99.  It's an often whimsical, yet nitty-gritty guide for writers of all skill levels and experience, available on Amazon at:

Available on Kindle: http://amzn.to/bBD6vi

or in Paperback at:   http://amzn.to/bnFePq

Also, if you need help writing, editing or publishing a book, white paper, marketing collaterals or reports, please contact me via my website at http://www.fixadocument.com

Ed Swartley

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Writers' Cafe / Re: I'm Seeking Authors for Guest Posts on My Blog
« on: July 07, 2010, 10:10:00 AM »
Be glad to chime in.  Have your people contact my people ... we can do lunch.     :)

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Author Support Thread
« on: July 07, 2010, 10:03:09 AM »
Just a word, if I may, about the tremendous support this group (and every Kindle group, for that matter) provides for authors and publishing-services providers.  I've received a lot of great feedback on my book, and am working with several authors to edit and/or publish upcoming books.  None of that would ever have happened had I relied solely on more traditional marketing venues.

I live in a big and rapidly growing community (Aurora, CO / suburban Denver), but watching this online community gives me almost as much pride as, well, watching the Colorado Rockies forge a 9-run ninth inning comeback against the Cards last night (so sorry to all of you GREAT fans best in the world in St. Louis; but Smith happens).

ED

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Tags, tags, tags
« on: June 22, 2010, 03:51:30 PM »
At the risk of sounding really STOO-PIDD!!! ... I just noticed the little doohickey that says to press the "t" key twice in succession, to move immediately to a tagging window.  Beats the wahpookie out of waiting for the page to load then scrolling aimlessly to find the tag section on each book page not to mention the way the checkboxes jump around when you try to click them off. 

I've tagged almost 500 books, and boy, would THAT have saved me some time I'll never get back.  Like I said, I may just be embarrassing myself by exposing the sheer depth of what I don't know ... but then again, if I'm that dense, there's prob'ly hundreds out there like me who never noticed it either.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Tags, tags, tags
« on: June 22, 2010, 01:41:46 PM »
Re: SimonWood I've been on the road for the last couple of weeks--so who needs tagging?

I do ... I do ...!

Kindle: http://amzn.to/bBD6vi
Paperback: http://amzn.to/bnFePq

 :)

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Any good copy editors?
« on: June 18, 2010, 12:39:17 PM »
With all reasonable humility, I'm quite good. I have a lull in my schedule between now and mid-July when two books are due to roll in.  I spent 12 years as a daily-newspaper editor, and 25 more in marketing/communications for corporations and nonprofits. Plus, I'm most happy to work with you to find options that won't bust your budget; I work long and hard hours, so turnarounds can be accelerated as needed.

Ed Swartley
fixer@fixadocument.com
www.fixadocument.com

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Tags, tags, tags
« on: June 18, 2010, 12:31:14 PM »
I tend to agree with "Groovy Writer" about the static in this group.  There are SO many "tagged you's" and "caught up now" postings from six or seven regulars, that it's hard to sort out authors who are new.  Patience, y'all.  The clutter is counter-productive to the mission of the group (in the humble opinion of an admitted newcomer to this particular forum).

Happy weekend everyone.  Appreciate the opportunity.

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The Book Bazaar / Re: It's well-written ... Imagine that!
« on: June 17, 2010, 10:45:04 PM »
NANCY:

Thanks for the heads-up.  I fixed the Kindle link at the bottom; the book-cover image link up top of the original post works, too.

Kindle store: http://amzn.to/bBD6vi
Paperback: http://amzn.to/bnFePq


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Writers' Cafe / Re: Who's looking for a book review?!
« on: June 17, 2010, 10:30:29 PM »
When Did I Become the Oldest Person in the Room? (A practical guide for writers who write about life ...)

Paperback: http://amzn.to/bnFePq
Kindle: http://amzn.to/bBD6vi

Contact me at fixer@fixadocument.com for a review copy several options for you.  Thanks!

Ed Swartley


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Writers' Cafe / Re: Tags, tags, tags
« on: June 17, 2010, 12:09:29 PM »
The Oldest Person in the Room!
Please tag me! I love this sport so much, I had already started up the list before thinking to myself, "Hey, why not let everybody else tag my book while I'm tagging theirs?"

So, I'll keep going if y'all'll keep going. Tag! You're It!

Paperback: http://amzn.to/bnFePq
Kindle: http://amzn.to/bBD6vi


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The Book Bazaar / Indie Spotlight features book for writers!
« on: June 17, 2010, 11:49:31 AM »


Ever notice that writers of horror fiction tend to be a bit spooky? (Steven King comes to mind)

Or that jocks can never seem to get anything right? (The difference between adverbs and adjectives seems, in particular, to elude this subset of American culture)

Or that songwriters complaining about their long, hard life (oh, why can't things be like they used to be?) are almost invariably in their mid-20s?

Stereotyping can be highly useful, but this sort of "profiling" seems to go awry when it comes to the Communications field.  Anybody ever pick up an English Composition text for a little light reading at bedtime? (With a name like "Strunk," the man's Great American non-novel seemed fated for obscurity, only to be rescued by the sheer weight of its message)

When Did I Become the Oldest Person in the Room? is a different animal.  Take it to bed at your own risk: You may find yourself deferring sleep and other favorite bedtime reading in favor of this "practical guide for writers who write about life."

It deals in adverbs, yes.  But these 192 pages (sorry, 195KB in Kindle format pages are for wimps) also deal in whimsy.  In narrative reminiscence.  In rules.  In breaking them (like the one about fractured sentences) only when you understand them in the first place.

It's a book about storytelling that tells a story.  It's a book about writing that is, uh, well ... well-written.

When Did I Become the Oldest Person in the Room? may well be the best book about writing you'll read all year.  In bed or otherwise.  (The latter is recommended; there are, after all, so many better things to be done there)

Find it in the Kindle store: http://amzn.to/bBD6vi
Also available in Paperback: http://amzn.to/bnFePq


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