Gwyneth Paltrow: When did you get so annoying?

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Some things defy explanation.

For example, deep in the ocean where light never penetrates reside fish whose mating opportunities are so rare that the males must spend their lives stuck to their female counterpart’s face.

And that anything a duckling meets in the first 10 minutes of its life becomes its parent.

And…

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How to re-purpose a leather jacket: sustainable creativity in action

How to re-purpose a leather jacket: sustainable creativity in action

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Unfortunately, we live in a throwaway society coupled with a world of dwindling natural resources where the only growing ‘resource’ is landfill!

Leather is an example of a valuable natural resource that humans have used in its various forms throughout time.

Today, it is more useful than ever and is…

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Why authors need a social media profile

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Recently I ran a workshop for writers on creating a digital author profile.

The workshop included social media strategies to improve your online presence.

Essentially, the more unique and visible your online presence the more likely it will attract followers.

And if you are writer, particularly a self published one, attracting followers is essential.

However,…

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Are Sam and The Womp Deelite reincarnated?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qsy7kJyizoc
I’ve been writing about reincarnated celebrities  for years now.
Celebrity reincarnation occurs when an actor/actress follows the same career trajectory as a former, usually dead, celebrity.
However, ideas, actions, fashion, politicians, songs, books and just about anything else — including music video clips — can reincarnate.

Music video reincarnation
Sam and The Womp is a…

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Why you must attend the next self-publishing workshop at MONA

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https://youtu.be/MppTNsEIYps

Recently, the wonderful MONA gallery played host to TasRes and an assortment of visual artists and writers at a weekend-long workshop for self-publishers.

The focus was on software training for writers and artists keen to improve their technology skills.

Ensure your book is proof read

The weekend kicked off with artist Julianne Clifford delivering a grammar…

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Print-on-demand and eBooks

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eBook readers been around for a while on various devices and platforms.

eBooks are easy to publish and distribute but now, with print-on-demand, paperback books are also an option.

In the past, self-published authors took their manuscript to a printer. Generally a minimum print run was around 50 to 100 books. Some of these could be…

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More Memes

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I mentioned in an earlier post that I’ve been making memes.

And lately, with the Australian political landscape in turmoil, it is easier than ever to make a meme.

If you’re not Australian – and lets face it – most people aren’t (there are only 23 million of us) then you’ve probably never…

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Memorable memes

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Lately I’ve been making memes.

The internet is rife with memes because they are generally topical and humorous.

Memes capture the absurdity of life.

I think everyone should make at least one meme. It’s like being a political cartoonist without having to draw anything.

All you need is Photoshop or some other image program, something to…

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