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Publishing a book is like growing a delicate flower

Publishing a book is like growing a delicate flower

  The seed of an idea is sown in our mind. Is geminated with the heat of effort and watered sometimes with the tears of recall. We may feel it will never see the light of day but assisted with experts, the first shoots appear. Then we celebrate with others what...
How colour affects an author’s writing

How colour affects an author’s writing

  By Heather Prince Pablo Picasso famously stated,  “Colours, like features, follow the changes of the emotions,” and it’s difficult to argue this point when you consider how rapidly your mental state can change upon walking into a room awash in calm oceanic...
How an impulsive decision can change your life

How an impulsive decision can change your life

How an impulsive decision can change your life forever By Karen Espley Standing on the top of a wind blasted hill looking out over the Drake Passage glinting in the sun, dotted with icebergs drifting majestically by, I knew that my life had to change. I’ve never felt...
An Author’s Journey to Success

An Author’s Journey to Success

Satwinder Sagoo The success of any author is not just down to writing an excellent book; it’s about the journey behind writing that book. J.K. Rowling, who wrote Harry Potter, went on a journey of near poverty, having no money, not being able to feed her,...
What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

WHAT’S IN A NAME? “Don’t call Gyaboma, call me Joyce!” I must have been around 8 when I whispered those words to my Grandma when she picked me up from school. I don’t actually remember uttering those words, but I know I said them because it’s one of those stories that...
Five reasons why you need a proofreader

Five reasons why you need a proofreader

By Zara Thatcher Hello, I’m Zara and I have worked in publishing for 12 years. I am a trained proof-reader and a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editors & Proofreaders (CIEP). Proofreading will be the last stage your book goes through, after...