Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Humor Daily

here  is the link to a bit of light relief.
Our Wits member Hettie Ashwin has featured several times in this e-zine. It has a variety of 'stuff' to raise a titter or lol!

Monday, February 27, 2012

J.K Rowling new book

Here is the link to a great article about Rowling and her new adult fiction book.
Is it the writing that is selling or the potential of profits that drives the sales pitch. No doubt Rowlings can write, but imagine if we all had that mighty publicity machine behind our work. Call me a cynic...but.

Friday, February 24, 2012

the oddest book titles

Here is the link to an article in the Guardian newspaper.

Prize dredges up a vintage shortlist of the year's oddest book titles...Cooking with Poo by Saiyuud Diwong ("Poo" is the Thai chef's nickname) will satisfy those in search of the scatological, while the Diagram prize's talent for delighting in the esoteric is revealed in its final three contenders: Estonian Sock Patterns All Around the World,...

Monday, February 20, 2012

poetry workshop at Library

Poetry for Receptive Minds

Facilitator: Michael Fitzgerald-Clarke

During this workshop, participants will be gently guided through an appreciation
of two poems, with a view to learning techniques, such as evocative imagery,
use of sound, enjambment, symbols, and epigraphs that they will then use in
writing a sestina, a form of poem that originated in the 1100s and which enjoyed a
renaissance of interest in the twentieth century. The workshop will conclude with
hands-on advice on how to edit the poem.

Date: Sunday, February 26, 2012
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Venue: Meeting Room, Aitkenvale library
Cost: A gold coin donation, please bring a plate to share for lunch
Please also bring a laptop if possible, if not, a pen and writing pad will suffice.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Publishing War has begun. Amazon vs. Barnes & Nobles Read more: http://www.epublishabook.com/2012/02/15/the-publishing-war-has-begun-amazon-vs-barnes-nob

Here  is the link to an interesting thought.

At first glance it looks like a corporate war between giants on the book market that is of little interest to the little people. Yet, the foot soldiers in that war are writers, especially those writers who finally began to believe in their chance to find fame and fortune through self-publishing.
So what are the battle lines?

Read more: http://www.epublishabook.com/2012/02/15/the-publishing-war-has-begun-amazon-vs-barnes-nobles-affects-each-and-everyone-of-us/#ixzz1mXXlpz5F 
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Friday, February 10, 2012

Our Honorary Member Kerry Greenwood is now on the big screen. Well her series of the detective lass Miss Fisher is anyway.
visit HERE for the facebook page with all the gossip.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Wits member resumes Poet in Residence

Don't miss out this time......
Widely published poet and WITS member Michael Fitzgerald-Clarke will resume as the Poet in Residence for Townsville CityLibraries on Thursday, February 2 from 10:30 am to 12:30 am, at the Aitkenvale branch.  He will be there on Tuesdays and Thursdays for those hours for the next three months. Michael will be available to discuss anything pertaining to poetry, including offering advice, and if asked giving editing assistance, on poems people have written.  Please come and say hello, and avail yourself of Michael's expertise.
How true is this. What are your thoughts?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

How to convert kindle/mobi files to epub for generic readers

how to convert  look here our member Hettie Ashwin explains the process in simple terms.
You don't need a nerd degree to do it. And it doesn't take too much of your time.

JUST FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. ALL OF THEM  and in no time you will be able to buy on amazon and then read on your Kobi, Iriver and all the rest.