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Edward C. Patterson

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· In the Shadow of Her Hem

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· Interview with Noted Author Edward C. Patterson (Examiner)

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FREE (January 8 Only) Reader's Giide to Author's Jargon

1/7/2012 9:32:00 PM

by Edward C. Patterson

One Day only - FREE on the Amazon Kindle

FREE for one day January 8th at Amazon - Edward C. Patterson 19th Book.

A Reader's Guide to Author's Jargon and Other Ravings from the Blogosphere

for Kindle and paperback (234 pages)

An author’s mind is a terrible thing to waste as it bubbles with stuff that we are all capable of conjuring, but most are spared the amusement. During the last decade, this author has had a number of mind rushes come over the spillway and, in a fit of intellectual ineptitude, has decided to let it loose upon the unsuspecting public; thus, this collection of four entertainments designed to both edify and crack you up. From the author of No Irish Need Apply, The Jade Owl and Are You Still Submitting Your Work to a Traditional Publisher? comes –

A Reader’s Guide to Author’s Jargon
And Other Ravings from the Blogosphere: to wit –
- Extempore Thoughts for the Day
- Ask Miss Chatty
- New Leaves in the Wind: 5 Essays from a Recovering Webaholic
A Reader’s Guide to Author’s Jargon: a non-definitive guide to AuthorSpeak - an entertainment for readers to help them absorb the details of an author’s craft. It’s writing for readers, not writers.
To wit -
A Pot-boiler: A formulaic book written for a surefire audience with the promise of a steady revenue stream. This does not mean that a potboiler is poorly written. It just means that their author depends on the income, knows where the paycheck is and writes it to reader’s taste, in most cases severing the creative bond between art and commerce. The name derives from the poor starving artist who needs to pay the gas bill to keep the pot boiling. The expression usually applies to books, but the label can be applied to any art form that is driven by popular demand instead of creative integrity. It is possible to align the two. Usually, works of this nature are not enduring, because popular tastes change leaving whales beached.”
Extempore Thoughts for the Day:daily aphorisms, both deep and ethereal, affording the author a platform to spew out fortune cookie wisdom at the drop of the hat. Meant to make you ponder. Meant to make you laugh.
To wit:
“Books, like chapels or cathedrals, open their doors for reader meditation. Of course, authors still must pass the collection plate.”
“Variety is the breakfast of life. You waffle today; you pancake tomorrow.”
“The Roman Senate opposed dictators, but Caesar had his Gaul.”
“They say the world has seven wonders. I agree. They're called the days of the week.”
and 263 more
Ask Miss Chatty: a unique advice column from the drag queen hostess of The Painted Lips Lounge. Need I say more? A laugh riot.
New Leaves in the Wind: Five Essays from a Recovering Webaholic: a view of Corporate America and its romance with the World Wide Web, and how gazillions of $$$ have been wasted in the process. An insider’s view. News at eleven!
To wit:
“Mild mannered during the day, Business Dick works at implementing serious solutions in a database realm. He sits through hours of meetings, wanders through mountains of requirements and watches thousands of buckos spill over the black rim into the red.
Alas, says Business Dick, there must be a better way to make the deadlines. Let me go to my local bookstore and buy a Book for Dummies.
Soon, Business Dick transforms himself into Dick the Web Rogue.”
So if you need to fire up those synapses for the brain and the Kindle, come jog in the jargon with me. Regret’s not a four-letter word.

More News by Edward C. Patterson

· Smashwors July Sale - 7/1/2013 4:35:00 AM
· FREE - BELMUNDUS - at Amazon 5/11-5/15 - 5/11/2013 6:23:00 AM
· FREE 4/6-7 Pacific Crimson - 4/6/2013 6:35:00 AM
· A Reader's Guide to Author's Jargon -FREE - April 4th & 5th - 4/4/2013 4:32:00 AM
· Belmundus - Press Release - 3/6/2013 8:14:00 AM
· FREE on January 5th and 6th - Reader's Guide to Author's Jargon - 1/5/2013 5:47:00 AM
· FREE at Smashwords until Friday 1/4/13 - 1/3/2013 5:33:00 AM
· Edward C. Patterson Hosts a NEW Blog - 7/16/2012 5:31:00 PM
· Press Release: In the Shadow of Her Hem - 7/9/2012 6:05:00 PM
· FREE on the Amazon Kindle November 3rd ONLY - An Reader's Guide to A - 5/3/2012 4:29:00 PM
· Come Celebrate my 15,000th at Smashwords March event - 3/4/2012 6:09:00 AM
· A Reader's Guide to Author's Jargon Released - 12/14/2011 8:54:00 AM
· THE JADE OWL ON SALE for the FIRST TIME - 11/4/2011 3:09:00 PM
· Swan Cloud - Book III of Southern Swallow Released - 11/3/2011 7:47:00 AM
· Edward C. Patterson Releases The Road to Grafenwöhr - 3/7/2011 9:29:00 AM
· 10,000 books sold - 2/18/2011 12:31:00 PM
· Patterson Novel Wins Red Adept Indie Award - 2010 - 12/30/2010 2:37:00 PM
· The People's Treasure PRESS RELEASE - 9/26/2010 9:19:00 AM
· Ed Patterson Interviewed by Two Ends of the Pen - 5/31/2010 8:36:00 AM
· Oh, Dainty Triolet Published - 3/14/2010 9:08:00 AM
· Bobby's Trace Relaunched - 2/16/2010 4:28:00 AM
· Relaunch of Cutting the Cheese - 1/16/2010 7:57:00 AM
· Press Release for The Nan Tu - 12/27/2009 3:09:00 PM
· Operation eBook Drop on the Bobby Ozuna Show - 12/7/2009 7:08:00 PM
· Operation eBook Drop Update - 11/10/2009 11:58:00 AM
· Smashwords Picks up Operation EBook Drop - 9/12/2009 6:28:00 AM
· FREE Indie Publishing and Writing Tip Book by Edward C. Patterson - 8/21/2009 7:46:00 AM
· Alan Chin Interviews Edward C. Patterson in the Examiner - 7/20/2009 4:56:00 PM
· Press Release for Look Away Silence - 7/14/2009 7:05:00 AM
· Stacey Cochrane at Interviews Edward C. Patterson - 7/8/2009 2:04:00 PM
· Read with the Author Book Klub for The Jade Owl - 7/7/2009 12:20:00 PM
· Dancaster Creative's Website has been Redesigned - 5/23/2009 4:29:00 PM
· Press Release on The Dragon's Pool - 5/1/2009 2:28:00 PM
· Ed Patterson to Appear on Bobby Ozuna's Internet Radio Show - 4/20/2009 1:57:00 PM
· Cutting the Cheese on the Kindle - Reduced - 4/16/2009 11:18:00 AM
· Preview of The Dragon's Pool - 3/30/2009 8:06:00 AM
· Interview of Ed Patterson on Amanda Young's Romance website - 3/27/2009 3:57:00 AM
· Bobby's Trace was Nine-nine Cents on the Kindle - 3/25/2009 4:45:00 AM
· Writing Good Stories on Hold the Presses - 3/20/2009 6:54:00 AM
· The Academician is featured at Chicgalleria - 3/16/2009 3:37:00 AM
· Writing Article Featured on Hold the Presses - 3/13/2009 6:28:00 AM
· UntreedReads Features Turning Idolater - 3/11/2009 3:54:00 AM
· The Jade Owl featured on website - 3/10/2009 4:12:00 AM
· Press Release for The Academician - 3/2/2009 11:18:00 AM
· The Third Peregrination Press Release - 1/14/2009 7:33:00 AM
· Rainbow Review on Turning Idolater - 1/5/2009 3:30:00 PM
· The Third Peregrination is Coming - 1/2/2009 3:16:00 PM
· No Irish Need Apply to be Book of the Month (June 2009) - 12/26/2008 8:38:00 AM

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