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firstater ferna...

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the keyboard is tricky
Posted: Oct 20, 2016 10:54 AM   in response to: crazywriterlady in response to: crazywriterlady
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Well, I'm not deft,the book needs corrections and the bride a better robe,her presentation in society was a sounding waste,she is washed in tears.
In my defense I want to say that Kindle has also published in February 2015 La historia de Spuki ,the spanish version of Spooky spoke also doomed by misspellings,bad punctuation, grammatical innovation and a protracted lack of publicity.I am very grateful to Amazon to host my six books in the cloud because I have no other place for them.
Community or forum seems more attracted to the form that to the essential, they exagger,my chapter one is not gibberish.
firstater ferna...

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My problem is not the mess I surf all the time but the the standards impose
Posted: Oct 20, 2016 11:00 AM   in response to: Glenn Wilmes in response to: Glenn Wilmes
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Spanish readers would be thrilled with one english writer exploring their lenguage.I am not aware of someone else doing that.
firstater ferna...

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With my thanks to Kindle
Posted: Oct 20, 2016 11:19 AM   in response to: firstater ferna... in response to: firstater ferna...
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I accept that my english book needs corrections,in parallel Spooky spoke has its spanish version La historia de Spuki also plagued by an innovative grammar and one adverse punctuation hindering the reading.
I am grateful to Kindle Amazon to host my six books in the cloud because I haven't other place for them.
I can assure you that is very funny to write english without registered phrases installed in my head,its all new.
gldrummond

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Re: With my thanks to Kindle
Posted: Oct 20, 2016 11:35 AM   in response to: firstater ferna... in response to: firstater ferna...
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It may be very funny to do, but it won't sell books for you.

You've received good advice about having someone with more English speaking/writing experience edit your book.

You can choose not to take that advice, and your lack of sales for it will continue. Or you can take that advice and perhaps see sales result.

Sales aren't guaranteed, period. Not even for well-written, technically "perfect" books.

But you have a better chance of seeing sales if customers don't find it difficult to read your book(s).
firstater ferna...

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Re: With my thanks to Kindle
Posted: Oct 20, 2016 12:54 PM   in response to: gldrummond in response to: gldrummond
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Was amusing,even if I've been scolded the new feeling can be called not separateness,not closeness but not separateness.
stacy barnett

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Re: With my thanks to Kindle
Posted: Oct 20, 2016 3:42 PM   in response to: firstater ferna... in response to: firstater ferna...
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Now you just sound stupid. Please take the advice to heart or just plainly don't write....whatever you decide to do, learn something new...
writerbn

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Re: With my thanks to Kindle
Posted: Oct 20, 2016 4:07 PM   in response to: firstater ferna... in response to: firstater ferna...
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firstater fernando wrote:
Was amusing,even if I've been scolded the new feeling can be called not separateness,not closeness but not separateness.

Tommy London, is that you?
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Re: With my thanks to Kindle
Posted: Oct 27, 2016 5:06 AM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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snort

Edited by: maineauthor on Oct 27, 2016 5:07 AM
tommy london

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Re: With my thanks to Kindle
Posted: Oct 27, 2016 12:29 PM   in response to: maineauthor in response to: maineauthor
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This is for all of forum. I have recently learned that if we use just 2 features of any normal Kindle E Reader, then I can adjust fonts to cover plus any other art.
That improves legibility & nice appearance of the whole thing 100%. I have thus had no more probs with the Zon People. That makes me happy. I also
notice that placing my books next to similar stuff, which I am tempted to buy, should enhance sales. Now I am waiting
for some curious creatures out there in the universe to try my stuff. There must be a leak. You must already know about this.
tommy london

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Posted: Oct 27, 2016 12:33 PM   in response to: tommy london in response to: tommy london
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In addition tho that, I will be bale to add some charts & maps to my Atlantis Essay, showing ocean
voyages, etc. That will attract readers of ilk. National geographic magazine has sent me a letter
agreeing with my theory on Atlantis, some pyramids, cartography & astronomy. Much of this was
known for long anyway, and has been proven. I just want to know if anyone has
met" anything strange
recently.
tommy london

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Posted: Oct 27, 2016 12:39 PM   in response to: tommy london in response to: tommy london
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These issues are old and have been covered. This is all over the place. A stereotype.
We merely wanted to add some modern "hip" realism to the basic tradition, so it
will be, in New Age stuff, as in fiction, more up to "mod"
lifestyles. Not just for El Sevens. It will take some updated editions to add clarity &
make it coherent. We are North Americans who speak concise, modern english, but
can also understand foreigners who have a hard time with imterviews. Like Eric Von
Dee....(It's linguistic.)
They are closing down bookstores and going underground. I wonder why?
George Garrigues

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Re: I prefere to have to deal with a software
Posted: Oct 28, 2016 4:15 AM   in response to: crazywriterlady in response to: crazywriterlady
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Hey, CWL, no need to knock wrinkledness — a word seldom written but often thought about! (Seldom enough that my spellcheck flagged it for some reason.)
firstater ferna...

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Silly to submit the best I have to a soulless platform
Posted: Oct 28, 2016 4:42 AM   in response to: George Garrigues in response to: George Garrigues
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All those mistakes you point at are not big deal,not central for one book.
What's the point about my neck tie ,the formatting , the cover or my poor english inhibiting everyone ever to consider it as a valid story precariously alive, barely existing because of mistakes no good school boy would ever commit ?
I must defend the fact that the first Spooky ink jet( you would say first draft) was in English and I will not retreat from that.
Of course you are not the english reading audience I need, you are writers not here to buy , read and enjoy someone other's book.
firstater ferna...

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Re: Silly to submit the best I have to a soulless platform
Posted: Oct 28, 2016 4:53 AM   in response to: firstater ferna... in response to: firstater ferna...
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At the beginning I feel pity for him and when he started babbling I thought he had been stricken by electromagnetic radiations or ultimately touched by God himself for one special design.
The turmoil in his mind was unstoppable.
Then I was dishwashing at the Ariela Events Hall and the job suited me very well because all that food and the mere lack of demanding of the task allowed me the kind of freedom I could enjoy.
Then I was young with plenty of time ahead so I could waste time dishwashing or digging holes or whatever.
It was a kind of you can have my muscles and I will saw and hammer for a living but nothing more.
I worked alone and in discreet way I could take Spooky to the kitchen.
I remember when riding the bike by downtown Tel Aviv and car’s drivers , also pedestrians looked friendly and smiled and then nobody heard him giving me his stiff instructions.
-Take to the left.
-Stop and go.
-Left,left then right.
But one year later came upon us the time to hide and it was the beginning of hard times.
People was startled by the phenomenon of one single talking dog and foolish ones said the dog was bad luck for the country.
One day Wingate claimed to put the dog to a battery of tests at the neurosciences lab.
Spooky wasn't the awaited red cow of the Messiah but anyway he was arising a lot of interest from surgeons, clerics and odious free lance photographers.
So I made him wear on the muzzle during long hours and begged him to behave and to stop talking because of the dog's haters outside we couldn’t identify at first sight until was it to late to escape and he understood that our life was on stake.
Later in our search for a way out we realize that survival could depend on the ability to please and amuse an specific public of the Israeli society and came the time to become Spooky,the first artist dog in Israel.
I approved his decision and never thought he was spoiling our dignity or something.
Spooky, the comedian dog hit the imaginations of many.They wanted me to sell the dog, they wanted one dog like him and then people were laughing clapping hands at us without any perception of the cosmic intelligence behind the new comers ,only seen as circus entertainers.
I had one .
firstater ferna...

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I accept your offer
Posted: Oct 28, 2016 7:16 AM   in response to: sallytzq in response to: sallytzq
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Tell me please i f you are still ready to make a try with rhe first chapter .Now I appreciate what can be a breakthrough to put the book Spooky spoke on a better trail.
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