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When Did I Become the Oldest Person in the Room? A practical guide for writers who write about life ...

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A great source on practical application of grammar and usage for writers of all levels of skill and experience.

The novice writer who can’t properly use an adverb, or fails to differentiate between “fewer than” and “less than” will find value in this book.

But experienced writers will find a kindred soul in Ed Swartley, who uses this teaching podium to share how writing has
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Paperback, 70 pages
Published (first published April 13th 2010)
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Alice Osborn
The core of Ed Swartley's message in When Did I Become the Oldest Person in the Room? is that writing is hard and not for the faint of heart. But if you really want to be a writer, then you need to practice your craft, read voraciously, and "love the chase for the perfect word." Swartley says, "If you don't love to write, give it up. It's much too hard, much too taxing, the rewards much too elusive and fleeting."

The book came about when Swartley discovered he wasn't the youngest person in the r
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Ed Swartley
May 18, 2010 Ed Swartley rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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Ed Swartley is founder of Fixer Publications Group in Aurora, Colorado, which provides writing, editing and book-publishing services to businesses and individuals. Ed was editor of the Trinidad Chronicle-News and Vail Daily, as well as business editor of the Colorado Springs Sun newspaper. From there, he spent 20 years as a marketing executive in the education, banking and printing industries. He ...more
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