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Cry In Your Sleep

Cry In Your Sleep

26 April 2021

The legend goes in Fiji, that a princess escaping a marriage arranged by her Father, sought refuge underneath a tree, beside a remote mountain lake. In her sadness, she cries in her sleep. Her tears become the beautiful red flowers of the Tagimoucia plant, the national floral emblem of Fiji, used by the villagers for medicinal purposes. Adrian Nicholls is fiercely … Read More

How to Publish a book in 2021

How to Publish a book in 2021

21 February 2021

So you’ve finally finished writing your book— you poured your heart and soul into the writing and spent countless hours editing and revising. Perhaps it’s been a lifelong dream—and now you want to get it published. What do you do next? Maybe you’ve done your homework on the do’s and don’ts of publishing a book, … Read More

Book review

Book review

21 February 2021

No Comment, and don’t quote me on that. Book review by author Roderic Grigson It takes years to write a good book and in this insightful memoir, Thalif Deen, a former UN Bureau Chief and Regional Director at Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency, recounts colourful and amusing stories from his 40-year career, ‘reporting from … Read More

Freewriting

Freewriting

23 January 2018

When I wanted to become an author, I had to work hard reinventing myself from being an information writer to becoming a creative writer.

To self-publish or not…

To self-publish or not…

30 December 2017

People write books for many reasons and most have a common goal. They want to see their work in print, displayed in bookstores and hopefully, listed as a bestseller.

Sri Lankan roots and real life

Sri Lankan roots and real life

20 December 2017

Much of what I write about in my books is based on real events both in and outside of Sri Lanka. Although the stories may be fiction, many of the settings and what the main characters experience are taken from actual fact.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

11 December 2017

Sri Lanka On every sensual and intellectual level, Sri Lanka is not just a country to visit but a place to experience.

The Sri Lankans

The Sri Lankans

10 December 2017

Sri Lanka is home to many religions, ethnicities and languages.

A distinct culture

A distinct culture

9 December 2017

Sri Lanka has a documented history of over 2,000 years, mainly due to ancient historic scriptures like the Mahawamsa, and with the first stone objects dating back to 500,000 BC.

The Colonials

The Colonials

7 December 2017

The Colonials The Portuguese were the first Europeans to visit the island (now named Sri Lanka).

The Religions

The Religions

6 December 2017

Sri Lanka is a multi-religious country. Of the four major religions in Sri Lanka which the people of this spiritual island embrace, Buddhism predominates.