August 27, 2007

New Zealand Writer's Handbook

New Zealand Writer's Handbook

New Zealand Writer's Handbook

Dear All,

This is a book I have recently purchased. It is described at "an indispensable guide to getting published in New Zealand" and is great value with chapters covering:
Getting Started
Research in New Zealand
Photography and Illustrations
Writing for a Market
Writing for Children
Writing for an Overseas Market
New Zealand Copyright and Defamation
New Zealand Taxation
Publish Yourself
Metropolitan and Daily Newspapers
Other Newspapers
Magazines and Periodicals
Book Publishers
Awards, Competitions and Financial Assistance
Courses for New Zealand Writers
Common Style Problems
Marking Up.

Great Value. This link links in to a New Zealand based
company which pays a small affliate fee per referral. (Our Amazon!)The prices are competitive (with the addition option to purchase a book second hand for less if necessary).
This is one book I do
believe is a great all round handbook for writers with the up to date and revelant contacts needed to get ahead and publish your writing. Also when you have clicked on the image of the book you have the possibility to purchase online any other book from this reputable firm with New Zealand and Australian content as well as general international fiction and non-fiction, DVDs New York Bestsellers etc. For eg. At the right of the Home Page you can browse the following categories...

Top 10 Authors

Fishpond Picks 2007

NZ Bestsellers

NZ Post Finalists

Hot Book Pre-orders

Preschool Classics

Matariki (Maori New Year)...



New Zealand Writer's Handbook

August 17, 2007

Video: RSS in Plain English

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I hope you benefit from learning about RSS from this U-tube video. I have feed buttons at the right of my blog. Please sign up for the feed when you sign up for google reader if you wish.

Now with the benefit of practise, I was able to sign up to my blog quickly and easily through google reader (, click on subcribe icon at the left and then type in either my exact url: and then ok/enter or type in keywords, "Helena's blog" and then you get a range of blogs; identify mine hit ok/enter and you've subscribed. I then searched for a few of my favourites. Great exercise, I recommend you try google reader to get the benefit of understanding how you can use and utilise feeds. It has some benefits in further customising your google home page, (Google reader remains customised on your google home page) and it allows you to know when your favourite blog/s and news sites are updated. Anything that allows you to sift, customise limit or expand - to basically control your online reading is welcome in an environment of text saturation. The help page and FAQ page on the google reader site is easy to follow and worth a quick look.

Regards, Heli

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