On the second part of my post based on the seminar I attended, Mr Eric Alagan's quote caught my attention. He said,"Blogging is like a marathon training. Use it as the platform to hone your writing skills. Writing the book is the marathon itself."
He advised to blog everyday to increase the traffic and followers. He even suggested 5 days a week is good of blog is good, and stick to 100-300 words per post.
A very good advice and inspirational quote indeed! I hope to start writing regularly in July
Can i? I'll give it a go!
But I was intrigued when I heard on how an Book Aggregator is a good way to "distribute" your e-book, very much like how a distributor distributes physical books. Among many e-Book companies out there, Book Baby caught my attention. Not that Goh himself uses Book baby, but my author uncle also shared the the benefits of using their services.
Bingo! Now that two authors have shared about it, it's a calling, isn't it? Time to find out more about BookBaby.
In my next post, I'll share what another speaker Mr Eric Alagan shared on how he, as an engineer and a business consultant, can write fiction books. He has written three Fiction and three Non-Fiction books.
I am not a toastmasters member, but I did attend some toastmasters session a few times since last year.
However, I was delighted to be invited to share with the Radin Mas Toastmasters members on the topic "Engaging the Audience: Theatre-style!".
It was heartening to see about 20 members attended the session, where according to the organiser, Mike Seah, most of the attendees who came specifically wanting to attend my segment. I felt so honoured.
Hope that the info and activities I shared were useful for the members and that the activities could add to the members' repertoire of games and ice. :)
Thanks, Radin Mas TM.
It has been a wait. The Stage Fright Antidote! was finally launched with about 60 guests sharing the joyous occasion at Bishan Public Library on 8 June 2013, 3 pm.
Graced by Mr Gene Tan, Director National Library Singapore, the Book Launch Party event kicked-off with an inspiring opening remarks by Mr Tan. Mr Tan then launched the book which followed by a sharing session by myself on my motivations writing the book.
After a book presentation to some individuals who have inspired me to write the book, it's all food galore and book signing. As I did not want the event to be just about me and the book, I got my buddies, who were talented in caricatures and creating buttons/ badges , to set set up booths and guests could get hold of caricatures and/ or buttons - for FREE.
I managed to asked Mr Tan on his experience at the book launch, and he said, "I left feeling happier than when I went. Magic!"