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Wanted: Software sorcerers

Mossytop Dreamharvest Ltd is developing a groundbreaking educational tool, MageQuill. We have a good start, but need to infuse it with creative magic. The core of MageQuill is a manuscript editing tool, collaborative in the sense that the manuscript author (student) gets help from a dedicated mentor (teacher) and as the manuscript matures towards publishing quality also soliciting input from a growing group of peer reviewers. Through a recent purchase, we have also acquired the Eferio Android book store.   To fulfil a large international order, we need to integrate the Eferio bookstore into MageQuill for a dedicated tablet hardware bundle. This integration will initially be aiming for one very specific device and the software development will focus on merging...

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Interview: A blogger with a difference. Meet Dr.Roshan Radhakrishnan!

Dear Readers, This week, let me introduce you to someone we can always take a tip or two from when it comes to blogging. An Anesthesiologist by profession, blogger by seer passion, Dr. Roshan Radhakrishnan is a prominent blogger from India. His blog Godyears ( http://www.godyears.net/) has grown by leaps and bounds over a decade and in this interview, he shares a few tips and tricks to get the blogger in you going! So grab your writing pads and get ready to be amazed! [caption id="attachment_553" align="aligncenter" width="337"] Source: http://www.godyears.net/[/caption] You have been widely published both nationally (India) and internationally. Please give us a brief account of your publications? While I do not have a full length novel, I do have 'a...

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MageQuill: Igniting young minds and empowering freedom of speech

Dear readers, We are participating in the Virgin Startup contest and we would really appreciate if if you would help us win by voting for us! As the founder of the revolutionizing educational tool called MageQuill, we are confident that this has the capacity to change lives and impact young minds. But we cannot get through this without your help and support. So here we are, presenting our idea to the world: Young people want to be heard. Schools want to improve literacy. We are a highly experienced company based in the Highlands of Scotland working to create a better world by helping young people get their voices heard. We do this through publishing printed and e-books by young authors...

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Author Interview: Introducing Manuel Moreira, author of Dying Angel

Dear readers, This week, let me introduce you to Manuel Moreira, our young author of Dying Angel. The book is being worked upon by the Bombadil team at the moment. Presenting Manuel to you through this interview: 1. What inspired you to write Dying Angel? Back when I was about 10 or 12 years old I remember seeing a report on TV about a little girl abandoned at the hospital. She had a rare health condition, as a result she couldn't move her limbs or speak properly, just make sounds that resembled more the murmurs of an animal than the whispering of a human being. What shocked me about this entire situation was how her family abandoned her, her mother had...

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Interview: Christine Curitana

Dear Readers, This week we bring to you Christine Curitana, who designed our unique educational tool called MageQuill. For those of you who aren't aware of our one-of-a-kind tool that is specifically designed to help students with their literacy and language skills, we designed after a lot of brainstorming because we wanted to give students a platform they would love to learn in. MageQuill not only helps them to refine their skills, but also promotes self learning and lets the young writers explore the world of publishing. The best projects make their way into printed books and the good ones are turned into eBooks before we market them. Here's Christine's interview with us: 1. Magequill is a new concept for...

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Author Interview—Heike Winter & Stephan-Maria Aust

[caption id="attachment_482" align="aligncenter" width="851"] Picture courtesy: www.facebook.com/StreetLyricsPoetry[/caption] Dear readers, This week, it’s a pleasure to introduce to you Heike Winter and Stephan-Maria Aust, whose high-end coffee table book StreetLyrics is being published under our imprint Galadriel Publishing. Heike’s poems and Stephan’s photography have done a magical job to bring this amazing book together, and we were anxious to learn how they conceived the book and shaped it. Here’s to the interview: 1. What inspired you to take on a project like StreetLyrics? During Stephan’s art exhibitions, people responded very positively to hear the stories behind the images or read poems in relation to the images and it was a logical conclusion to do a book for all these and all...

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Into the land of lochs—Captivating Scotland

A country isn’t just made by its lands, rivers, mountains, and deserts; the people it comprises of make it. What makes a country’s history rich is the people and their culture, how they choose to bring about change and thus framing history on the way. Today, we are going to look closely at the land that began its journey 10,000 years ago, home of some of the deepest lochs in the world, ancient castles, endless fables and one of the greatest books in the world—Harry Potter. When I think of Scotland, there is one portion of it that I am unable to overlook. Scotland is famous for its lochs—vast, seemingly endless stretches of water that comprise this country and give...

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Grammar and you

Proper usage of words and grammar is no rocket science. It’s not meant for intellectuals who breathe literature, nor is it meant to make you feel down and dejected if you fail to get it right. Grammar is nothing but a precise way to make sure we use language in its authentic form, and give it the respect it deserves. Grasping grammar makes you communicate better, talk better and write better. So why not take the pain to spot some silly, everyday mistakes you make and correct them? Not so difficult, right? In today’s article, I am going to talk about some simple grammatical mistakes and how to avoid them. 1. Its and It’s. It’s stands for “it is” or...

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Scottish Gaelic on the Big Screen — A Short History by Àdhamh Ó Broin

Dear readers, This week, we bring to you a short history on Scottish Gaelic on the big screen by Àdhamh Ó Broin. *** Since beginning work on Outlander I had been curious about how often Scottish Gaelic had appeared to any significant extent in mainstream film productions and whether it had previously been given the kind of precedence it received in both Diana Gabaldon’s books and our rendering of them for TV. I began with a quick internet search. I hadn’t been into the first Wikipedia page I found two minutes before I realised that Scottish Gaelic was not even listed as one of the languages used in Outlander. After a quick stink kicked up in Twitter, someone stepped in...

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Eilean Donan and Dornie – A brief journey

This week, I decided to give you a glimpse of our life at Bombadil. Many of our readers wish to know about the place we are based in, a small, cheery town called Dornie in the Highlands. If there’s anything that instantly boosts your creative spirits and inspires you, it’s a hot mug of coffee, a bright sunlit morning and snow-capped mountains. And what better place to match this other than Dornie? Dornie lies in Kintail district, in Ross-shire of the beautiful Scottish highlands. The main road to skye, A87, passes just outside the little town. Dornie happens to be a major tourist attraction, with the world famous Eilean Donan Castle in the vicinity. Eilean Donan Castle, or the Island...

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