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"Writing a book is not like just writing. Anyone can just write something but very few of those make it to a complete book. Follow along and together it could just happen."

By adminpix123! / October 18, 2017

Writing romance is like arranging flowers

All creative writing is more about getting the words and thoughts down on paper than dreaming up ideas in the vague mists of imagination. While it sounds so romantic to dream of beautiful scenes, and to create in one’s mind the characters whose loves and lives would embrace the world and sweep up the readers, the reality is much more...

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By adminpix123! / October 18, 2017

Cry of the Rocks wins SA Writers’ Circle Award

Cry of the Rocks by Pixie Emslie has won the South African Writers’ Circle award, the Quo-Vadis Trophy, for the Best Self-Published book of 2012. The award was made at the annual awards function held at The White House in Hillcrest, KwaZuluNatal. At this occasion writers were honoured for their achievments in writing. Other award winners included Wendy Greeff for Experienced...

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By adminpix123! / October 18, 2017

The Idler’s column, Mercury

THERE’S lots of aggro at the platinum mine, all kinds of people stirring it up. All kinds of hidden agendas. Some horrific violence. Lots of boozing; quite a bit of sex. Plenty of disturbing underground action. This flies from the keyboard of my old newspaper colleague Pixie Emslie (Pixie Malherbe in the days I knew her). No, Pixie isn’t writing...

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By adminpix123! / October 18, 2017

Sample Chapter- Cry of The Rocks

Cry of the Rocks has been displayed on book fairs around the world, including Beijing and is creating interest in many markets. With the platinum mines in south Africa also the focus of the world’s news as the miners strike for higher wages, this story is one not to be missed. For a tantalising glimpse of the real thing you...

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By adminpix123! / October 18, 2017

Getting started is one thing, getting published is something else…

It has been such a warm experience, having one’s novel finally coming to life, and appearing in real life, with a great cover design, and all the official things like ISBN number etc. So many people have already asked me how long it took, and now what? Are you writing a second one? To answer the first question, Cry of...

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