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A world of books - Een wereld van boeken.

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Paul Kater

The dream is done. Or isn't it?

Remember that post, I had a dream? In 31 days, from December 25th 2022 until today, January 25th 2023, I wrote 79.000 words for the story that was in that dream. Zoolah. I'm very proud of the story. I think it came out great. It deals with all kinds of stuff. There are castes, a single-gender species of people, space travel, the desperation of a planet whose occupants used and/or wasted all its natural resources and who resort to dramatic…

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Paul Kater

Literally

I wonder about the word literally, and the way it's used lately. I literally did this on my laptop just now. (This person had created a drawing.) I asked in what other way than literally they might have done that, and the answer was: "What do you mean?" Asking if they'd ever heard of 'figuratively' got me no reaction any more. On Twitter, a while ago, I saw someone who wrote: "I literally died!" (Using twitter for iPhone.) There I…

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Paul Kater

I had a dream

And I'm not Dr Martin Luther King. Around Christmas last year I did have a dream. A very vivid one, one that I could almost call 'lucid'. From that dream, a story is developing. A science fiction story. Crazy, yes? Probably, if you're not a writer or another kind of artist. Dreams are powerful 'beings', that can do a lot of things. The basis of the dream and the story have been used before: Man gets abducted by aliens to…

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Paul Kater

Merry Christmas

To everyone who happens to pass by here, I wish a Merry Christmas. May your days be good, the step into the new year even better, and may books pave your way. Speaking about books: after 3 attempts I am finally getting close to the end of a sequel to "A Girl Named Sandy". Happy days and happy reading, everyone!

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Paul Kater

My last NaNoWriMo?

I've been thinking about NaNoWriMo. The writing-frenzy month of November, to punch out a 50.000 word story in 30 days. I've done that 'race' several times, and - honestly - it's not a big race for me. I've written 50K and 60K words in 7 of the months of this year, without the race element. I'm not a racer anyway. Maybe I'll stop doing Nanowrimo. The reason is not the ease of which I can 'win' it, but the problems…

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Paul Kater

Hilda 1. In Audio.

Something amazing is being created. The very first Hilda book will be available as an audiobook soon. No, I didn't find a bag of money or a pot of gold; the book is narrated by the magic of Google's AI. (Little note: the spoken parts might not come out as great as possible, but it is artificial intelligence speaking - and affordable this way.) This audiobook news is amazing enough to put it online and let the world know about it.

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Paul Kater

A girl called Ari

A Girl Called Ari by P.J. Sky My rating: 5 of 5 stars A great story about a strange friendship, separation, a family feud and family matters, all wrapped in a wonderful world setting. An eye opening experiences for both heroines. View all my reviews

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Paul Kater

Okay, what is this?

Dear reader, I can imagine you're a bit confused. A totally new website? Why, by Jove?* I discovered that keeping up an English and a Dutch site is too much work and costs too much. And so I decided to make this place the new home for both English and Dutch books and communication. I'm doing my best to keep things separated yet accessible. If you have any suggestions on improving this, or complaints about something, do get in touch! *)…

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