digital | content | creation

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.

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

My first 5 star review

First Amazon 5 star review, for zzOz

If I summed up the message it’s probably this: words for thoughtful people about how I attempted to create a meaningful life.

author | GJ Coop | posted | 03 April 2016

My long bluelake blog hiatus ends

Been some bigger numbers over the summer.

I’m now back settled once again so I’m hoping I’ll get back into the swing of more regular posts, perhaps catching up all a few gaps.

author | GJ Coop | posted | 10 March 2016