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Locomotive 1210 which hauled the first train into Canberra, Aust

This picture was shot while on a business trip to Canberra, Australia’s capital, many years ago. I was passing the railway station and, having noticed the engine, I quickly parked, grabbed my ever present camera and rushed back to get a shot. When I enlarged the negative in my darkroom I was able to read that the engine had been built in Lancashire in the UK. Research told me that it had begun service on the New South Wales Railway in 1878. The reason it was on display outside the Canberra station was that it was the engine that hauled the first train into Canberra in 1914.

I quickly sent a print to Lancashire Life with an extended caption detailing why it was where I had photographed it. The picture was subsequently used in an article on the building of steam engines in Manchester.

The engine has since been relocated to the Canberra Railway Museum and restored to operational condition for work on heritage trains.

The reason for this blog is to show how the addition of words to your pictures can result in a sale. Over the years I have had many pictures used in a variety of magazines because I have provided information relevant to the magazine. You can do the same.

My e-book, Put Words with Your Pictures is available in PDF format Here

it is also available in formats for tablet readers at Smashwords Here

and in formats for Kindle readers at Amazon stores.

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As November is rapidly disappearing, I thought I had better re-post the offer I made earlier in the month to buyers of my e-book Put Words with Your Pictures. You still have time to get your copy and take advantage of the offer below.

Here is the re-post.

I hope that you are finding my new e-book inspiring you to do what the title says.

For the month of November 2013 I am offering to review a piece of your writing up to 1200 words in length, free. All you have to do is e-mail it to me at info@bigwoodpublishing.com and I will review it and e-mail you my comments. How quickly obviously depends on how many take up this offer. You do not need to send me the pictures but it would help if you gave a brief description of those that you intend to accompany the words.

I am a regularly published writer and photographer with my work published in well over fifty different publications and I have worked with authors previously one of whom wrote, “Thanks very much for the reading and correction of my text; it has taken a big load from my mind. All corrections have been effected. I have, of course, acknowledged you in the book.”

I guarantee you complete confidentiality. And, maybe it’s a little naive, all I ask is that you have bought the book to take advantage of this offer.

I am happy to answer your questions before you trust me with your work.

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Put Words with Your Pictures is available in PDF format Here

Put Words with Your Pictures is available in formats for tablet readers at Smashwords Here

Put Words with Your Pictures is available in formats for Kindle readers at Amazon Here

I hope that you are finding my new e-book inspiring you to do what the title says.

For the month of November 2013 I am offering to review a piece of your writing up to 1200 words in length, free. All you have to do is e-mail it to me at info@bigwoodpublishing.com and I will review it and e-mail you my comments. How quickly obviously depends on how many take up this offer. You do not need to send me the pictures but it would help if you gave a brief description of those that you intend to accompany the words.

I am a regularly published writer and photographer with my work published in well over fifty different publications and I have worked with authors previously one of whom wrote, “Thanks very much for the reading and correction of my text; it has taken a big load from my mind. All corrections have been effected. I have, of course, acknowledged you in the book.”

I guarantee you complete confidentiality. And, maybe it’s a little naive, all I ask is that you have bought the book to take advantage of this offer.

I am happy to answer your questions before you trust me with your work.

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Put Words with Your Pictures is available in PDF format Here

Put Words with Your Pictures is available in formats for tablet readers at Smashwords Here

Put Words with Your Pictures is available in formats for Kindle readers at Amazon Here

If you have bought a copy of my new e-book, Put Words with Your Pictures, watch out in the next few days for a special offer that I am developing for you.

If you haven’t already got your copy, head over to one of the links below to buy one. It’s only $2-99 but it could be worth a lot more to you if you put into practice what I write about. It is all based upon what has helped me have my words and pictures published in well over 50 different publications.

So buy your copy and then watch out for the special offer.

Put Words with Your Pictures is available in PDF format Here

Put Words with Your Pictures is available in formats for tablet readers at Smashwords Here

Put Words with Your Pictures is available in formats for Kindle readers at Amazon Here

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These days selling individual photos to magazines is harder than ever especially if you want to be paid. This e-book encourages photographers who want to earn from their photography to add words to their pictures. Written by a regularly published writer/photographer who shows how he has worked with practical examples

Price: $US1.99

Buy Here

Procrastination is a curse. I always have good intentions when I start something but I find it so easy to be sidetracked, to be shunted into a siding where something more interesting than the project I had in mind seems to be lurking. It rarely is, of course, but by the time I find out I’ve wasted an hour or so.

It has been happening like this as I start work on another photography e-book so as a defence against that terrible p word I am trying something new. I’m telling anyone who bothers to read this that I am aiming to have this next e-book ready for sale by 15 November and the one after (yes, my mind, for a change, has been busy coming up with ideas) by the end of November. That will do for now. I won’t get carried away as already the doubts are making themselves felt and I’m tempted to delete this entirely and go back to being shunted into that siding.

What is that saying? The road to where is paved with what?

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