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If Morning Ever Comes
If Morning Ever Comes
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4.0 out of 5 stars Tyler's wonderful debut, 14 Mar 2013
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Tyler herself has dismissed her first three novels as being "bitty little things." I wouldn't disagree with that verdict for books 2 and 3. But her first novel is great... not her best (hence the 4 stars) but still not to be missed.


Connect! How to WRITE Your Own Paycheck
Connect! How to WRITE Your Own Paycheck
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5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth 77p... could be worth your right arm!, 14 Mar 2013
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I wasn't sure what to expect from this book the first time I read it. Now that I've been through it twice (it's an easy read!), here is how I'd summarize it...

(1) Learn how to write for an online audience (that's the "connect" part) so that...
(2) you can then make money from that audience (the "paycheck" part).

Incidentally, don't be put off by the strange American spellings...(you say paycheck, I say paycheque)... the lessons in this book, like the Internet itself, are universal.

Who is this book for?

- Anyone who thinks they can't write.
- Anyone who thinks they can write... but needs to learn the specific requirements for sounding good on a blog/website.
- Anyone who wants to make money online.

Who is it NOT for?

- Anyone who wants to write like Hemingway.

As the author admits, writing like Hemingway takes a special kind of talent (though I'd argue that a healthy appetite for literature and a decent novel writing guide will take you part of the way there).

But writing to build relationships with potential customers online (Evoy calls it "pre-selling")... that's something anybody can do.

For me, though, the most interesting/exciting part was how to take this newfound ability to write great online "content" (articles and blog posts to you and me) and use it to earn a living on the Net... not in a "get rich quick" way, but slowly and surely over time.

And where else can you learn how to do that and still have change from a pound?


Born To Sing: No Plan B
Born To Sing: No Plan B
Price: £5.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Going through the motions, 13 Mar 2013
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I've bought all of Mr. Morrison's albums in the past and will continue to buy them in the future. But I wish he would get over himself and bring out an album full of great songs... rather than just a handful of gems in amongst "new" songs we've heard a hundred times before.


Glory Days: Springsteen's Greatest Albums
Glory Days: Springsteen's Greatest Albums
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5.0 out of 5 stars Written by a fan, for fans, 13 Mar 2013
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Good, intelligent book, and just the right length -- long enough to be meaty without getting tedious.

I didn't agree with all the choices (I'd put Tom Joad right up there) but that's really the point of books like this -- it makes you think about your own choices as much as read about what the author chose.


E Street Shuffle
E Street Shuffle
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Band, Great Biography!, 13 Mar 2013
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This review is from: E Street Shuffle (Kindle Edition)
I was reluctant to buy this after reading about the author's "honesty." Honesty is sometimes code for a hatchet job, and you don't want to read that about a band that is an important part of your musical life.

This book is largely very positive, though, and where the author does criticize Springsteen and some of his songs, it is entirely fair and well-reasoned.

Highly recommended.


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