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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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Interviewing Àdhamh Ó Broin

Dear Readers, We are pleased to introduce you to Àdhamh Ó Broin, the world’s most sought-after Scottish Gaelic Consultant. His job is as unique as he is, and we are extremely glad he could take some time out of his ever-busy schedule to be interviewed by us. Thank you so much Adhamh! Adhamh’s work is diverse, he is a Gaelic tutor, a songwriter, poet, translator, storyteller, a live performer. . .and so on. His talent and skills know no bounds as does his love for Scottish Gaelic. He tutored the cast and crew of the American-British TV Series “Outlander” to deliver Scottish Gaelic to perfection. And that’s just one of his many pursuits. Although Adhamh’s work keeps him on his...

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Your guide to a career in Publishing

The publishing industry today has taken the shape and strength of an avalanche. A career in this industry not only offers a great opportunity to the creative side of you, it also offers you the challenge you are looking for your career growth. An industry that is witnessing constant change, thanks to the rapidly changing technology in the publishing sector, the field now has to offer a lot of roles that were inconceivable merely a decade ago. These exciting roles are best suited for people who can adapt to change and learn the skills required to fit here. Publishing companies are now taking in people who can not only handle the pressure and still put their creative talents to use,...

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Know your rights—A glimpse into the publishing rights of your book

Today, I am going to write about that aspect of your book that you always tend to ignore in your excitement of getting to publish your book and yet, this is of supreme importance. I am talking about your rights as an author. Your agent has finally found you that publisher who wishes to publish your book traditionally and take you to new heights as a published author. But is that all you need to look at when signing that contract? No, definitely not. An an author, there are rights to the book that you exclusively hold. In the end, it’s your book and property. And so, it’s not only necessary but rather mandatory that you know what you’re getting...

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Author Interview: Ryan Ruggiero

Dear readers, This week we introduce you to Ryan Ruggiero, the author of Voices with Feathers: Stories of African Youth. Her book is down the line for publication by us this year. 1. To begin with, please tell us a little about yourself. I am 28 years old and currently live in Philadelphia, PA with my boyfriend. Serving your community is very important to me and after I served in South Africa in the US Peace Corps for 3 years I started working for the US Federal Government at the General Services Administration. I love to cook, travel and volunteer with youth in my community. 2. When did you realize you wanted to be a writer? I’ve been writing ever...

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What to write in your book’s “Acknowledgement”

If there's anything a writer dreads more than a writer's block, it's perhaps writing the acknowledgement for his masterpiece. No matter how many hundreds and thousands of acknowledgements you may have gone through, you are almost always bound to rest your fingers on the keyboard and think hard before starting on writing your own. I think acknowledgement has a similar affect on people when they are asked,"please tell me something about yourself?". This question always has you at a loss. What do you mention? What do you leave out? How much information needs to be revealed and what needs to be kept under the wraps? It's confusing, right? But don't worry, there's always a method to everything and writing an...

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Author interview – Leigha Brandt

Dear readers, This week we bring to you Miss Leigha Brandt, author of Destruction, published by us. This vibrant girl lives in Nebraska and wrote her book when she was still in high school! So much for dedication! In today’s interview, we try to look into this young girl’s world and and find out what inspired her to venture into writing. 1. To begin with, please tell us a little about yourself. I am 23 years old. Born and raised in Nebraska. My parents had 3 kids and adopted 12. I’m the baby out of the entire bunch. 2. When did you realize you wanted to be a writer? At a very young age. I can recall writing short poems...

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Publishing today – A brand new face

Someone really high up on the “food chain” of Publishing once told me that it won’t be long before the Publishing Industry that we know of will soon become a strange new world, and what’s more, we will love the journey as well as the makeover! But I was just a teenager back then, and I dismissed his words. It wasn’t until I started my classes at the publishing school when I realized the sanctity of what he had meant. The Publishing Industry is indeed undergoing a change, evolving, experimenting, growing, taking in new trends and technologies to reveal a side we didn’t anticipate. It’s a rather hyped concept that the Publishing Industry is dying, this industry that has been...

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Tackling writer’s block, the effective way!

Writer’s block can be a nuisance when you are on a deadline. I have always found it trying to drag me down when I have the most important things to do. But how can you let your head mess with your work? It is neither professional nor called for. Throughout years, I have somewhat mastered the art of fighting it. Some tips, I came across online, some, my writer friends shared with me. But I must tell you that there’s no sure thing that all the tips that help me shall be of use to you. While you are trying a tip of mine, you may find some little variation to it helping you instead! To begin with, you must...

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10 must-dos in your 20s!

One sure thing about life is that it passes right by and we don't even acknowledge it. We take it for granted and go by our routine believing that a bright new day shall dawn upon us somewhere, sometime and we shall be happy then. But till that day arrives in our lives, we must work hard, go by our monotonous life and just wait for it eagerly. But if this is the way one should live, what's the point of this life after all? The 20s are the time when we are at our best. Not so best financially, but we are young, full of energy and our dreams rule our lives. We have just stepped out of our...

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