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An arresting image gets attention.

Text keeps it.

Writing for the digital age, coming up with words that folks actually want to read, has the same basic requirements as other writing forms.

Have something to communicate, get to the point, be concise, state things that people might say, oh, that's a bit interesting, or amusing, have a few twists up your sleeve, realise that if there's waffle the likelihood is that click in another direction.

bluelake — writing, editing, publishing.

The style, in a word. Sharp.

100 Days | Walking Te Araroa paperback version arrives!!

100 Days paperback books arrive

Eight days after ordering some copies there was a courier turning up at the door with a box requiring a signature.

author | GJ Coop | posted | 24 November 2016

formatting the paperback edition

formatting the paperback version

Formatting the text and illustrations neatly on a page? That’s another task.

author | GJ Coop | posted | 24 August 2016

New 100 days cover

original cover on left, later version on right

There is little point in subtlety if you want sales. The image has to ring like a bell.

author | GJ Coop | posted | 05 June 2016

Converting an ebook into a paperback | 100 Days of Tramping

cover for the paperback version of 100 Days of Tramping by GJ Coop

Converting an e-book into a self-published paperback version isn’t so difficult, after all, you already have the text sorted. Well, almost.

author | GJ Coop | posted | 05 May 2016

Gathering 500gb+ of photo images into one library!!

one of 500gb of images, the road out of Menzies, Western Australia, 11 2009

Merging and transferring the first two libraries has been easy enough, the issue is filling in some gaps.

author | GJ Coop | posted | 01 May 2016