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photogooroo

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 3:23 AM   in response to: jonus55 in response to: jonus55
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Writers read more than anyone else, at least they should be

Here's a link to my book Fortune and it's FREE right now until the 30th

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007KO6O2W
oldtypedog

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 6:58 AM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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Okay, Captain, I read your book. You are right it is dumb and stupid, but there is something charming about all the energy you throw into your stories.

You write like a speeding car driven by a drunk who is rooting around in the glove box, looking for a match to light his bong. You need an to take some English writing courses and you need an editor. Sentences end in a period, then you put a space before the next letter, otherwise your readers will be looking for you with a rock in a sock.

Even so, you can't buy that energy. You need to learn how to direct it if you want to be an effective writer. Take a look at Chuck Palahniuk

http://www.amazon.com/Fight-Club-A-Novel-ebook/dp/B000U0O9FM
42rthomas

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 7:46 AM   in response to: inyun in response to: inyun
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I write very long fantasy fiction novels. I only have one up for public consumption; White Staff. I am currently working on re-editing the first book I wrote, The Crystal Point. It should be out sometime this year.

I can't seem to wrap my brain around shorter pieces. Many of you write those to get readers interested in your other works. Perhaps I can bring Frisco back to life through a magic portal, or just bring him back to life like Bobby Ewing from 'Dallas'. That would be easier, just pretend it didn't happen.

BT

inyun; if you take a look at the 'look inside' feature I would appreciate your opinions on the writing, style etc. Frisco ate my proof copy from Createspace.


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inyun

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 8:31 AM   in response to: 42rthomas in response to: 42rthomas
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Hey Bob,

Just took that look inside. First up I never read your genre, however I was very impressed by your writing about the "Sharecropper" issue. So I wanted to see your books. Your style is great. I wish I could express myself so wonderfully.

I am going to read White Staff as soon as I move a couple other novels off my plate.

Thom
42rthomas

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 9:25 AM   in response to: inyun in response to: inyun
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Appreciate that. I too have some to look at and will be giving your works a look.

Sometimes it's hard for someone to get a good feel for a book if that's not their particular interest, but, honest opinions are welcome. I for one would have a difficult time reading romance style works as I 'cut my teeth' so to speak into serious reading on fantasy/fiction and Tom Clancy novels, his early ones when the big, bad Soviets were our mortal enemies.

I guess that's where I get the hangup on big, long books.

BT
inyun

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 11:01 AM   in response to: 42rthomas in response to: 42rthomas
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Just read and reviewed Rosemary's DARK CONFLUENCE. I would have never even looked at it if it had not been a Freebie. Now I know that that genre has some great reads that might interest me.

Thom
42rthomas

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 1:48 PM   in response to: inyun in response to: inyun
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I will add that to mye list as well. Love a good f/f book.

There are good writers out there for this genre but there is also a LOT of very average stories. I think my biggest complaint is the lack of character development. Many mains are the same at the end of the story as they were at the beginning.

BT
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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 3:56 PM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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Ok, I had a look at your book, Bob, and read the sample. And I'm tempted to buy. I'm hanging on the edge to buy. Teetering. I'm wondering how many pages it is because it's a collection of short stories and Amazon says it's only 73K. My book is about 276 pages at 405K. If I do the math, that means your collection is about 100 pages but that's an unreliable way to do it because Amazon seems to have a baseline of 25K or so just for the behind-the-scenes kindle stuff. So I'm balancing 99 hard earned cents against maybe 60 pages of content? Trying not to think about my freaking 276 pages that are for sale at the same price, but that took me a good half a decade to write, edit, re-write, re-edit, etc.

So I open the sample again. I enjoy the energy. I identify at least 3 typos on the first page of the sample, but they don't really detract because the energy is zooming off the page. I'm thinking, "hell, I can always return it if the content is so sparse that I feel like I've paid 99 cents for 20 minutes of reading."

Then I chastise myself for being a cheap bastard. I click the "like" button. I warm up the "buy" button finger. I hesitate but at this point I know it's inevitable. Then it happens. I buy for 99 cents. I feel no remorse, yet. Guess I'll dash off a few more work emails, pop open a beer, lock my office door and wade out into all that energy.

-Bill
http://www.amazon.com/Aries-Dawn-mystery-thriller-ebook/dp/B004WT7KJE

ellepepper

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 4:12 PM   in response to: williamamerman in response to: williamamerman
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Ok, figure I will throw my tri-corn into the ring... or the drink whichever may be more appropriate.

Captain Jalen Shenn, Captain of the Free Boards [i]Dragon Wynd[/i] was brought with his crew to Pirates Cove to be hung, the ultimate disgrace for men of the sea. Kept away from the water at the moment of their death. But while he is contemplating the laws of Jangir, a figure known as Hergir, 'the steward' as he titles himself, rescues him from the noose for the second time. And this time he uses forbidden magic to do it.

Now twenty years have passed and another figure in black armor comes to Jalen, this one called Delphe, and he asks for the promise he had made to Hergir to be fulfilled. Now forced to take this dangerous figure to the End of the World, Jalen hopes to be rid of him and return to looking for his wife and daughter. But no sooner does he take the job than fate compells him to run. The Empire seeks to bring him in chains a third time, And this time nothing can save him. So he, His motley crew and Delphe Race the Dragon Banners out of the only safe harbor.

With the sun setting over the land of the Spira, all ports of safe harbor taken from him, and death orders out for his crew and their families, Jalen must now decided, with his best friend, now a traitor to his own boards, will he dare defy the Empire and hang bones one last time, or will he hide under the freehold banner until the Empire finally manages to kill him, and keep him from his wife and daughter forever.

http://www.amazon.com/Voyages-Dragon-Wynd-Bones-ebook/dp/B0077CI3P8/ref=sr_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332876127&sr=1-1

jonus55

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 7:19 PM   in response to: 42rthomas in response to: 42rthomas
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If you like Fantasy take a look at Dragon Fire http://amzn.to/AjEJ0O. Good character development and good story.
And I'm not just saying that because I'm the author. :-)
42rthomas

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 7:43 PM   in response to: jonus55 in response to: jonus55
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I'll take a peak.
silverpriest

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 8:31 PM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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First post here in this community. Hello all.

Here's my first book, a Thriller.. Take a look, if you like. :)

http://www.amazon.com/Temptation-Amy-Sullivan-Thriller-ebook/dp/B007OC4GXE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332873236&sr=8-1
captaincareless

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 9:54 PM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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Oldtypedog thanks for the review! I'll space those periods for now on . I didn't let anyone of my friends or family know about the Kindle stories, because I'd rather get feed back from true strangers.

Also, thanks to everybody else that took a look at my work! I really do appreciate it! I think I'll spend a bit more time reading right now and try to get some of that grammer to rub off on me.
captaincareless

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 9:57 PM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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Oh, shit I started to sound like I was caring. Now I'm blushing.
captaincareless

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 10:10 PM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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Bill, I can drink two Boiler Makers in twenty minutes with ease. Sitting at a bar that's about $11 bucks with tip.
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