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I wrote a book

Post by batoes » Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:00 pm

Thought i'd post this here - as i now have a website. I’ve written a novel - available here: http://www.midnightpizzapublishing.com

'Sons of The Shire' is a coming of age story that starts during the Cronulla riots before turning back to 1992. It explores a year in the life of a young surfer, Paddy, whose need to belong starts a chain of events that will change his life forever.

Currently available on amazon, kobo, Barnes & Noble and iTunes as a digital download for just 99c – so don’t be a stingy bastard – buy a copy and then write me a review :-D-:

http://www.midnightpizzapublishing.com/ ... hire/j7kf6

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And yes, that is my real last name.
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Re: I wrote a book

Post by Beerfan » Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:25 am

batoes wrote:Thought i'd post this here - as i now have a website. I’ve written a novel - available here: http://www.midnightpizzapublishing.com

'Sons of The Shire' is a coming of age story that starts during the Cronulla riots before turning back to 1992. It explores a year in the life of a young surfer, Paddy, whose need to belong starts a chain of events that will change his life forever.

Currently available on amazon, kobo, Barnes & Noble and iTunes as a digital download for just 99c – so don’t be a stingy bastard – buy a copy and then write me a review :-D-:

http://www.midnightpizzapublishing.com/ ... hire/j7kf6

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And yes, that is my real last name.
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Re: I wrote a book

Post by batoes » Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:58 am

Thanks Beery - it was a brutal labour of love...
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Post by Fuschia » Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:13 pm

Good stuff. I'll look it out when I get home.
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Re: I wrote a book

Post by batoes » Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:57 pm

Cheers Trev
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Post by RickyG » Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:28 pm

As a fellow 'son of the shire' I'll definitely check it out.
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Re: I wrote a book

Post by batoes » Fri Nov 06, 2015 3:52 pm

RickyG wrote:As a fellow 'son of the shire' I'll definitely check it out.
thanks Ricky - let me know what you think.
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Re: I wrote a book

Post by Almighty God » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:05 pm

only just stumbled across this...congratulations, thats an awesome thing to do...just bought a copy

I would do near anything for a guy with a surname like that

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Re: I wrote a book

Post by batoes » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:16 pm

Almighty God wrote:only just stumbled across this...congratulations, thats an awesome thing to do...just bought a copy

I would do near anything for a guy with a surname like that
ahahaha - yeah blessed with the name - now i just need a kickass suit, sweet car and a crap-load of cash. :-D-:
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Post by Yuke Hunt » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:22 pm

batoes wrote:ahahaha - yeah blessed with the name - now i just need a kickass suit, sweet car and a crap-load of cash. :-D-:
And a website that actually delivers the free midnight pizza book after entering ones email address. Just sayin.
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Re: I wrote a book

Post by batoes » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:27 pm

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batoes wrote:ahahaha - yeah blessed with the name - now i just need a kickass suit, sweet car and a crap-load of cash. :-D-:
And a website that actually delivers the free midnight pizza book after entering ones email address. Just sayin.

Sorry Womble - did the email for signing up not take you to the free page?
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Post by Yuke Hunt » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:30 pm

batoes wrote:
Womble wrote:
batoes wrote:ahahaha - yeah blessed with the name - now i just need a kickass suit, sweet car and a crap-load of cash. :-D-:
And a website that actually delivers the free midnight pizza book after entering ones email address. Just sayin.

Sorry Womble - did the email for signing up not take you to the free page?
That would me a negative ... I'd really like to sample that one, foot in the door and all. I'm guessing it might be fun.

Cheers.
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Re: I wrote a book

Post by batoes » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:38 pm

Womble wrote:
batoes wrote:
Womble wrote:
batoes wrote:ahahaha - yeah blessed with the name - now i just need a kickass suit, sweet car and a crap-load of cash. :-D-:
And a website that actually delivers the free midnight pizza book after entering ones email address. Just sayin.

Sorry Womble - did the email for signing up not take you to the free page?
That would me a negative ... I'd really like to sample that one, foot in the door and all. I'm guessing it might be fun.

Cheers.

Sometimes the damn thing gets sent to trash or blocked...this wouldn't happen if i was signed up with freakin Random House...

PM me your email address and i'll send it through asap.
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Re: I wrote a book

Post by Yuke Hunt » Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:22 am

Downloaded the short story ... Homecoming. Good little read that. Not extraordinary, but entertaining none the least. Great first dig though. It would transfer well into animation or to a short half hour film in a tales from the crypt styled format.

Looks like I'll have to splash out on the other one now.
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Re: I wrote a book

Post by batoes » Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:57 pm

Womble wrote:Downloaded the short story ... Homecoming. Good little read that. Not extraordinary, but entertaining none the least. Great first dig though. It would transfer well into animation or to a short half hour film in a tales from the crypt styled format.

Looks like I'll have to splash out on the other one now.

Cheers Womble - i've got a few short stories for that series - all horror style.
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Re: I wrote a book

Post by diggerdickson » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:59 pm

Hey mate, Trev pointed out this thread to me. Congrats mate, ive been writing a book now, well three books actually for about two years so I know how bloody hard it is. Well done mate. I will have to download it as soon as I can and give a review. Awesome effort. Would love to hear about your struggles in writing this and how you went about editing it and stuff like that........
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Re: I wrote a book

Post by batoes » Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:18 pm

diggerdickson wrote:Hey mate, Trev pointed out this thread to me. Congrats mate, ive been writing a book now, well three books actually for about two years so I know how bloody hard it is. Well done mate. I will have to download it as soon as I can and give a review. Awesome effort. Would love to hear about your struggles in writing this and how you went about editing it and stuff like that........

thanks Digger - it is lonely work...but awesome when you hold it and roll the pages across your fingers! Or get positive reviews :-D-:

Check out the first couple of blog posts here: http://www.midnightpizzapublishing.com/ ... bd685b6806

That goes through the process pretty closely.
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Re: I wrote a book

Post by Almighty God » Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:38 pm

Hey mate the book finally arrived this arv...so have spent a really enjoyable few hours on it

Love this chapter...

"Down the street the green leaves of the giant elms fanned out towards heaven, glowing in the setting sun. Magpies and currawongs sang in the gums with a chorus of cicadas. Children played in the distance. Dogs barked and someone jumped in a pool. These were the final moments of the summer holidays and the kids of the neighbourhood were squeezing in one more game, one more swim. They'd do anything to fight the sunset, because if it didnt happen, you would never have to go back to school"

Its really good batoes, be proud

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