Infographic: “7 Ways to Write a Plot Outline.”

2 10 2015

plotting-infographic-GalleyCat





Can You Read More Than 3 Books a Month?

27 02 2015

Books-007

How to Read More Than 3 Books a Month

Behavioral specialist Sam Thomas Davies reads more than 42 books a year. His trick? He relies on “the 10% rule.”

That is, he recommends that you “commit to reading your new book in its entirety” by reading 10 percent every day, he explains in a piece published on HighExistence.com. It also helps to own a Kindle, he says, because you have access to so many books and it is easy to read books on the go.

Read further at Galleycat





What makes a book successful?

1 02 2014

the-dna-of-a-successful-book_503b9a9e824f9_w587

More @ Gally Cat





Reading ‘Verborgen Leegte’

13 02 2013

Reading Verborgen leegte breed

One of our publicized books ‘Verborgen Leegte’ [Hidden Emptiness] by the author Quito Nicolaas, is the book which will be read by members of the Dutch Caribbean Book Club this winter. The book will be discussed at an event of the book club in April.
BookIsh Plaza offers a mid-price for the book for all readers living in The Netherlands.

So check out your copy @ BookIsh Plaza





Writing the First Pages

3 11 2012

3 Essential Elements Of A Book’s First Page

If you’re a writer with publishing goals, then you know how important it is that the literary agents or editors reading your material keep reading. After all, if your submission doesn’t hook the reader right away, there are plenty of other submissions to take its place. With that in mind, we’ve outlined three major elements that make or break a piece in the first few pages so that you can make sure you’re submitting the best short story, essay, or book query possible.

1. Character
Any character you present in the opening pages of your essay, short story, or book manuscript should be intriguing. Don’t waste any time; show the reader quickly why it’s worth getting to know the character.

2. Opening Action
To quickly hook your reader, focus in on an intense and important moment. This doesn’t have to be a flashy, shocking scene—and shouldn’t be unless truly appropriate.

3. Setting
Choosing a unique, unexpected, extraordinary setting will give you the automatic bonus of a higher interest factor in your opening pages.

Continue reading @ Huffington Post Books