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Reprinted with permission of Evergreen Newspapers: “Tin man turns wordsmith” Evergreen resident and first-time novelist Jim Ament recently released “Waiting for Zoe,” a genre-bending novel. Available on Dec. 1, the book tells a bittersweet tale of ruin and recovery. “In many ways, it’s about endurance,” he says, “and how we learn to get through adversity.” [...]

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Colorado Gold

I’m attending The 2011 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer’s Conference in Denver September 9, 10 , and 11. Starting to follow Chiseled in Rock a blog that covers, among other things, current events with Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer’s—a large and well organized organization. After today’s seminars, my brain hurts, but I’m feeling good about what I’ve written…advanced reader [...]

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My Novel—Coming Soon!

Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2011 James Ament Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Tell a friend

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I’ve Signed a Publishing Contract!

On Thursday, April 28, 2011, I signed a publishing contract with Hugo House Publishing, a small independent publisher based in Englewood, Colorado. I was thankfully introduced to Dr. Patricia Ross, co-owner of Hugo House Publishers, at a CIPA (Colorado Independent Publishers Association) meeting late last year by book marketing expert, Mary Walewski, who is on [...]

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My Novel—an Update

A brief recap: I started my book in 2004, while I was still working, but got bogged down by the lack of a plot and work. I set it aside until after retirement and thought about what the story should be, its themes, and how I was going to develop the plot. I began writing [...]

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Elevator Speech for my Novel

Examples of my understanding of the definition of an elevator speech: You’re a bright young businesswoman with credentials waiting for an elevator on the first floor and you’re on your way to the eleventh floor for an important meeting at a high class firm. The door opens, and as you step in, Warren Buffett appears [...]

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My First Novel

I give my mother credit for putting this notion of writing a book into my head. In 1976, at age sixty-three, she sat on a stool in a narrow hall closet of our home in Ohio and slowly typed a short memoir on an ancient black Underwood typewriter. My father had her manuscript professionally typeset [...]

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