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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, 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:

or in Paperback at:

Also, if you need help writing, editing or publishing a book, white paper, marketing collaterals or reports, please contact me via my website at

Ed Swartley

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:
Also available in Paperback:

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