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magenta-eyeDiscourse creates and shapes perception: is it Time to bring you forth again – while I keep writing?

Cage Dunn: Writer, Author, Teller-of-tall-tales

Two events, it would seem from the post-event interviews – but no, it’s one event seen through many eyes. One side of the team saw the A story, the other team saw the B story.

Perception: it’s how the past creates and shapes what we see and feel and understand today. Discourse [how we communicate, learn, share, be] creates and shapes perception. It’s the same thing as saying: we learn from our history/community; we are what we came from, etc.

Or not.

Two people from the same family, the same school, the same community. One follows the Way of the Past, one steps Away and becomes Other. Different. The Black Sheep.

That person has organised their life, their history, to an outcome that is more purposeful than the norm. A choice has been made, and once made, must be forged. It takes courage and determination to step away from what…

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Billy

The front door banged, footsteps clumped down the hallway. Evinna put her elbows on the table and her chin on her hands. The new member was loud enough to scare off monsters. He came through the common room doorway with no door, ducked under to avoid hitting his head on the lintel. A gush of … Continue reading Billy

Some tips to increase your book sales

I think I have something to learn from this – do you?

Ramblings from a Writer's Mind

So much to do, so little time. (I think I have heard that said somewhere before.)

At least I have found a few moments to share another post about being an indie author.

I do not normally write a ‘list’ style post as they generally tend to be little more than ‘clickbait’.

However, on this occasion, I have made an exception to the rule and produced a sort of list post myself.  But one I hope is better and far more informative than those ‘clickbait’  I mentioned above.

I hope these tips will help you create a book which will sell in (vast) volume.

wheelbarrow_o_booksSmall“On with the post”

I hear time after time and frequently read, on social media, authors asking why no one is buying their book(s).

It could be down to many things, even the lack of serious or targeted promotion.

Novice writers often…

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Barcodes for Indie Authors

Important information for indie authors …

Meeka's Mind

I’m assuming that any Indies reading this post will have gone through the same frustrations that I did, so I’ll jump straight into the how-to part of the post. Once that’s done, I’ll talk about barcodes in general and discuss why you might want one. Let’s do it!

There are only TWO things you need to create your own, free barcode:

  1. an ISBN for your book
  2. a free online barcode generator

In Canada you can get an ISBN for free. In the US and Australia, you can buy an ISBN from a company called Bowker. The web address for the Australian company is:

https://www.myidentifiers.com.au/

Once you have your ISBN, you can go to the following website to use the free, barcode generator [you do not have to register first]:

https://www.bookow.com/index.php

On the Home page, select ‘Free ISBN-13 Bookland Barcode Generator’ as shown below:

You should now be looking at a…

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Caturday funnies — movie edition

These are so good – check out Sweeney! He’s amazing! Adorable!

bluebird of bitterness

DRIVING MISS DAISY

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

CINDERELLA

THE WEDDING SINGER

DIRTY HARRY

A DAY AT THE RACES

DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES

THE HORSE WHISPERER

SPIDERMAN

HARVEY

PUSS IN BOOTS

DAMN YANKEES

ROCKY

THE SECRET GARDEN

OTHELLO

SHINE

THE BOSTON STRANGLER

UP

INTO THE WOODS

THE GREAT DICTATOR

SWEENEY TODD

THE THREE MUSKETEERS

THE WIZARD OF OZ

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

LES MISERABLES

DOWNFALL

WEST SIDE STORY

YOU’VE GOT MAIL

ROMEO AND JULIET

FIGHT CLUB

THE ROCKING HORSE WINNER

WAITING FOR GODOT

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