Nuwe stofomslae / New book covers

Melizandé Celine (melizandeceline@gmail.com) het vir my nuwe stofomslae ontwerp. Ek gaan my boeke se omslae vervang. Daar is enkeles wat nie op standaard is nie.

Melizandé Celine (melizandeceline@gmail.com) designed new book  covers for me. I am replacing some book covers. Not all of them are up to date.

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Hierdie twee omslae is werklik van die beste gehalte en daar is geen onduidelikheid nie. Dit is nie ‘n modegier nie, maar ‘n welbeproefde verkoopstrategie, wat werk.

These two covers are of the best quality and there is no blur. This is not a fashion trend, but a well tested sales strategy, that works.

Welgedaan Melizandé. Jy weet net hoe. Dit is baie professioneel gedoen. Ek is trots op jou handewerk.

Well done Melizandé. You just know how. It is done very professionally. I am proud of your work.

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Re-covering your books – MM Jaye

Re-covering your ebooks and do more sales. Read the original article from author MM Jaye’s blog (here).

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Writer’s Block

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In writing circles, you often hear this term, writer’s block.

According to the Wikipedia free online encyclopaedia the definition of it is:

Writer’s block is a condition, primarily associated with writing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work or experiences a creative slowdown. The condition ranges in difficulty from coming up with original ideas to being unable to produce a work for years. Throughout history, writer’s block has been a documented problem.

Read the full wikipaedia entry here.

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There are apparently several types of writer’s block.

Read the article, The 10 Types of Writers’ Block (and How to Overcome Them) here.

I include two articles on how to overcome the condition.

Read the article How to Overcome Writer’s Block: 14 Tricks That Work here.

Read the article 7 Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block here.

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The following article writes on how 13 famous writers overcame writer’s block. Read it here.

Now you will ask me how I do it.

I am not really experiencing the problem, although I reached some dead ends before. I have also experienced doubt on whether I am writing the correct course or if I must rather change direction.

I am currently writing three books at one time. As soon as I reach a point of uncertainty, doubt or even discomfort, I change back to one of the others or I start a new book. Normally when I get back to a book after a break of a few weeks, I am fresh and kick off as if I never took a break. Sometimes I have to read back a bit. With my serial killer novel, I had to read back several times as I am not allowed to make mistakes with the clues.

I don’t start too many books at a given time. Three is enough. I am coping by jumping between the three. In the back of my head I already have a further three ideas for more books.

With the writing of my web page I had a break of 3 weeks, as I was not familiar with WordPress. I took off with the writing as if I never stopped.

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Die koekieboek

‘n Hele boek oor ‘n vrou se koekie!

 Lees die volle artikel hier.
’n Unieke boek vol intieme feite en fabels

Hierdie klein wonderwerk – die vagina, is heeltemal te lank in geheimhouding gehul en skromelik verwaarloos. Nie meer nie! Die Koekieboek is ’n kunstig saamgestelde gebruikershandleiding wat hierdie taboe uit die weg wil ruim en vroulike selfbemagtiging bevorder. Die boek, met meer as 100 smaakvolle kleurfoto’s en illustrasies, bied ’n verfrissende perspektief op dié verborge skat.

Ontdek fassinerende feite, geniet seldsame en interessante historiese brokkies soos die bisarre geskiedenis van voorbehoeding, eksperimenteer met boskasiedekorasie, leer meer oor dogtertjies se dingetjies, puberteit, die maagdevlies en die G-kol en kry die jongste wenke oor intieme gesondheid en sorg.

Die Koekieboek is informatief, lighartig en op die vrou af. Dit is gebaseer op goed nagevorsde mediese inligting en dus iets wat vroue met hul dogters, kleindogters en geliefdes kan deel. Gebruik dit as jou intieme gids en metgesel op die lewensreis – vanaf kindsbeen tot en met die menopouse, en daarna …

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The First Page by Linda, the Daily Druid

The importance of the impression made on the reader by the first page of every book.

Read the original article here.

The thing is, when a reader picks up your book, your first page carries the very heavy responsibility of grabbing their interest and not letting go for anything – every line must make the reader want to read the next, or it doesn’t belong there. When I’m sampling a book, I generally read until I don’t want to any more. If I’ve made it to the end of the first page and I’m still interested, I’ll buy the book, or at least add it to my reading list. If I lose interest somewhere before that, I put the book back and move on. And we all know it, I’m not the only one who samples books in a similar manner.

Your first page should:

  • Hook the reader.
  • Introduce your protagonist.
  • Make your readers care.
  • Hint at conflict.
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Flamingcrystal se resensie oor Awakening

Flamingcrystal se resensie oor Awakening deur Jeremy Laszlo

Die resensie oor Jeremy Laszlo se boek Awakening (Childrens of the After, #1).

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