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Old 30-01-2014, 07:21   #16
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Re: Readers and Writers?

Funny, I've been searching and reading these forums for tech help for quite a while, even posted a few queries, but had never stumbled across "The Library"...

I just recently published my first novel (fiction) called "Undead Reckoning" ... It's a (rather tongue-in-cheek) tale about a family surviving the zombie apocalypse at sea aboard sailboats, set in the puget and san juan cruising area... It's a pretty quick read (reads like an old-fashioned radio serial), and most seem to think an enjoyable one.

I'm not sure how much scrutiny it will bear from serious regional cruisers from that area (I'm south of there, and have not sailed that area, gleaning details through research only), but it would be fun to find out...

More details here: Zack Lynn - Books

I'd love to hear your opinions, if anyone is interested in giving it a read.
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Old 31-01-2014, 06:10   #17
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More details here: Zack Lynn - Books



I'd love to hear your opinions, if anyone is interested in giving it a read.

Congratulations on publishing your novel!!! Is it with some publishing house or self? Zombie theme in general is getting quite soapy, but all depends on your ability to have a "twist". I will definitely read and come back "to get you".
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Old 31-01-2014, 06:49   #18
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Congratulations on publishing your novel!!!
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Is it with some publishing house or self?
Self. I hadn't the patience for the "submit a query and wait" routine, and self-publishing is much easier nowadays. It's actually amazing how easy it is to self-publish nowadays, I had no idea before I began this.

Of course, along with the democratization of publishing will come the "tons of dreck", making it much harder to find quality books, so, like so many other things made easier by the internet, it's a mixed bag. On the other hand, word of mouth is much easier to propagate with the net, so hopefully that helps weed out the chaff.

Time will tell whether my work is in the "chaff" or "dreck" categories...

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Zombie theme in general is getting quite soapy, but all depends on your ability to have a "twist". I will definitely read and come back "to get you".
Yeah, I hear you. My "twist" is the whole survival-at-sea thing, and it was not artificially-engineered, i.e. I wasn't looking for a twist, per se, just wanted to write a story that incorporated both, and see where it went.

I hope you enjoy it!
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Old 11-02-2014, 10:56   #19
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Here's a new book I happened upon. Bucking the Tide, Making Do and Discovering the Wild New England and Fundy Coast in a $400 Yacht written by David Buckman.

He begins his tale as close to the end as possible and keeps it flowing. Very well written, four stars.

Here's where: Eastworks Publications
31 Ridgewood Ave.
Gilford, NH 03249
buckman@metrocast.net

Hope you enjoy it. The SOB ain't a cousin.

Here's hoping the Pacific trades calm down some!
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Old 15-02-2014, 03:52   #20
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Re: Readers and Writers?

I offer (with some temerity) a link to a volume of short stories (below). At least one of them, Frenchie's Curse, is about sailing. On the same website is another volume of short stories based on the New Forest in the UK, Fruits of the Forest, and a volume of poetry, The Lovestruck Lexicographer.

Feel free to comment but 'tread softly, for you tread on my dreams'.

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Old 15-02-2014, 09:10   #21
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i have written poetry that has been published.
I am in the second draft of a novel, editing right now. another year of work.
I just completed a 7th draft of a novelette.

none about sailing.
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Well... everyone who knows me keeps telling me I should write a book about my life.. for some reason they think its amazing..
Only two problems.. firstly folk would consider it fiction..
the other is I can't write to save my life..
Tried it once about my first solo ocean crossing..
when I'd finished I put it away..
5 months later I dug it out and started reading...
I was asleep by page 7...
Boaty, don't give up. every writer feels the same way about their writing. You put it away and pick it up with fresh eyes. Then the work begins - rewriting and editing.

Fiction? Who cares. A yarn is a yarn. let your readers enjoy.

Become a better writer by writing and reading. with a few books on writing to help
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I'm a writer (self proclaimed). I'm bartering my way around the world and writing about my adventures as I go which can be found at:

thenomadicdiaries.wordpress.com

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I would suggest that people star with short stories and articles. It is very difficult to write a novel and more difficult than that to get published. The end goal should be doing something you enjoy...not a goal of money or fame.
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Time for an unabashed plug from me again:

Amazon.com: Absence Unexpected eBook: Bill Robinson: Kindle Store

My book is now available as an e-book.

You'll like it.

No, really, you will.
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Don't know how you manage to juggle your writing commitments with sailing and contributing to forums.

Sorry, couldn't resist!
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