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Improve Your Well-Being: Buckets, Drains & Radiators

Improve Your Well-Being: Buckets, Drains & Radiators

Many people in search of happiness fail to realise that the people we surround ourselves with in life have a huge bearing on our lives and on our perspective on the world and life in general. Today I hope to share with you a very effective method I use to make every single day as positive as possible. Pick up your own bucket.Each day I awake and I imagine the new day brings with it a big shiny bucket filled…

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What Stops You Writing Your First Book?

What Stops You Writing Your First Book?

So you’re yearning to write a book but still haven’t done it. WHY NOT? Almost every would-be writer finds reasons why they can’t write their book rather than actually getting on with it. There is a brave minority who simply throw caution to the wind and get on with it regardless of their fears. It’s the brave minority who actually produce their books and can truly call themselves a writer. What are common reasons people never write their book? I’m…

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6 Amazing Stephen King Books I Recommend

6 Amazing Stephen King Books I Recommend

As one of the world’s most widely known horror writers, Stephen King needs little introduction. Any horror reader will no doubt turn to one of his books early in their reading career. Many Stephen King novels have been turned into screenplays and movies with varying degrees of success. I would say, even if you’re not the fan of a particular movie it may well be worth giving the original book a try. I haven’t gone into any kind of review…

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50 More Inspirational Book Related Quotes

50 More Inspirational Book Related Quotes

My previous post featuring book related quotes was very popular so I thought it only fair to supply you, dear reader with a further 50 book related quotes. As I said earlier, I have always loved the smell of books whether the inky paper smell of new books or the earthy dusty smell of old books. I even loved the sounds books make. The pleasing sound when you first crack the spine of a new book or the soft ‘clunk’…

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5 Subjects for Horror Stories That Will Always Sell

5 Subjects for Horror Stories That Will Always Sell

Fashions come and go but there are certain subjects that will almost guarantee stories will be read and hopefully this means they will also be purchased to reward writers for all their hard work. ZombiesYes, this may seem like the fashion ‘de jour’ but zombies have always been a wealthy vein for horror writers. People love to imagine the world overrun by the zombie holocaust. TV shows like The Walking Dead help fuel the demand for a good zombie story…

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5 More Of The Most Memorable Female Actresses In Horror Flicks

5 More Of The Most Memorable Female Actresses In Horror Flicks

Women play an integral part of most horror movies and some actresses have carved a niche for themselves in the annals of horror history. Following on from my original post here’s another five sirens from the horror scene; Linda BlairBorn Linda Denise Blair in 1959 this American actress is best known for her role of Regan in the 1973 movie The Exorcist. This hugely iconic movie still creeps out and scares the pants off new horror fans over 40 years later. Because…

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What is a Foreword, a Preface and an Introduction?

What is a Foreword, a Preface and an Introduction?

Many writers have heard of the terms Foreword, Preface and Introduction but some are unsure of the meaning of each and how they differ. It’s important for you to know the differences, particularly if you self-publish. Don’t worry, it’s not complex or difficult to understand and I’m going to keep it as simple as it needs to be. Foreword (Someone important endorses the book/author) The foreword is an introduction to the book and/or author by someone other than the author…

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Video: How It’s Made – Books

Video: How It’s Made – Books

Here we see one process employed to produce books, catalogues, brochures and magazines. Unfortunately, gone are the days of the traditional printing presses and the labour intensive job of the book binder, these arts are slowly disappearing. While the modern printing processes make books more affordable and accessible they have lost some of the ‘art’ attached to the book production processes of old. In the video below we see how the printing process can be used for a range of…

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Great Retro Reads – Horror Books By Pan

Great Retro Reads – Horror Books By Pan

Growing up in the 1970s and ’80s, a series of books featuring collections of short horror stories fed my hunger for interesting horror stories at an affordable price, that series of books was the ‘Pan Book of Horror Stories.’ This was a series of paperbacks first published in 1959 and ran until the final volume, volume 30, saw the end of the series in 1989. The thing that first attracted me to the books was the lurid cover design that…

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Merry Xmas 2019

Merry Xmas 2019

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