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How to Write Faster

I’m writing a new book. It’s called ‘The Serpent’s Egg’. I have an outline in place, as I always do, that consists of a line or two of text, called ‘beats’ for each chapter describing what happens. Think of writing a book as climbing a cliff, these beats act like footholds to keep the story […]

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How to Select Keywords for Your eBook

On 28 February 2013 I read an article on Joanna Penn’s blog about choosing Categories and Keywords for eBooks. I followed the process and my sales began to take off. I blogged about that here. Yesterday, I read a new article by Jordan Smith about the use of keywords. Following Jordan’s process I went into […]

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Johan Blohm

They Walk Among Us!

They are not like us, but they walk amongst us, unseen, unrecognized. Am I the only one to have noticed them? I’m not talking about aliens, not even Australiens. Nor am I talking about members of the Republican Party, celebrity chefs, or long-distance truck drivers. You might think this is about about extreme knitters, professional […]

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Subscription Madness

It seems the world’s finally gone mad. No, I’m not talking about extremist Islam or Britain re-electing the Tories or Greece refusing to pay its creditors or FedEx putting up an annual prize of $10million for the winner of a golf tournament. I’m talking about subscription services. It seems you can pay a monthly fee […]

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MIDI Lesson 1

Had my first lesson in the use of my MIDI (Oxygen25) together with a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) (Cubase Elements 8). Afterwards I watched a 1-hour webinar by Chris from Seawolf. He showed some of the techniques he used to mock-up part of a score from the Pirates of the Caribbean (“I’ve got my eye […]

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