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Seyi Sandra David

Seyi Sandra David loves to write and has done that for several years. She has worked as a reporter, teacher and accountant. She had a brief stint as an actor while at the university before she finally decided to write novels full time. She is a committed blogger and a columnist for 'Black Heritage Today,' a London based Magazine. Her first novel, 'The Impossible President' sold out of its first print run in 2004.  She wrote a short story, 'Tales of Five Lies,' which gripped readers worldwide. 'The Feet of Darkness' is her second novel. Her upcoming novel, 'Cydonia: Rise of the fallen' would be released by Arrow Gate Publishing before the end of the year. Seyi lives in London with her husband, Kay, and three children, Samuel, Elizabeth, and Emmanuel. Visit Seyi's website.


The Plagiarism Curse

1153286_52807560_copyJust imagine this scenario...

You've worked your brains off, burnt the midnight oil, toiled endlessly to bring out your dream book. Then just imagine your horror, when you see your book ( yes the same one but with some changes here and there) on Amazon and maybe by a mainstream publisher! You can imagine your horror and dismay.

It's akin to someone violating you, taking away what belongs to you. I have read at least two posts on the subject and I just want to add my bit to it.

If you are a self published author or traditionally published or whatever, just ensure that you get a copy right for your works. It's so important, it's SO vital. Don't make the mistake of thinking, 'yeah, my work is out, nobody can plagiarise or steal it!' But people do STEAL novels, works of art etc.

As much as I love people and all that, I'm not a novice... There are BAD people out there, worse than the devil (if you believe he exist!) So a word is enough for the wise.

If you want to register your work in the UK, go to the this link, I registered mine there. http://www.copyrightservice.co.uk/  If you live in other parts of the world,  I believe you can still register your works with them. But you can still do a bit of research, Google it, find out from other sources and try to REGISTER your work now! It's just a few pounds or dollars as the case may be.

And this is a disclaimer; I'm not being paid by anyone to do this but I believe I owe it as a duty to my fellow authors, we need to stick together against rogues and thieves!

The plagiarism curse will not happen to us, and if you're not a writer but need patent for your business, please, don't delay! Register your work to save you heartaches in the future!!

Now enough of my moaning, how are you guys doing today? I hope you're all good wherever you are. Enjoy the rest of your day and live well.


Are Writers Seers Or Plain Old Liars?

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It's strange really, but I do tend to write stories that has a poignantly close resemblance to reality. When I wrote 'The Feet Of Darkness,' I wasn't setting out to save the world but just believed that love can truly work its magic on a vengeful heart. But how some events has played recently, got me thinking - some people would not respond, even if you heap a universe load of love on them.

Someone once called me a liar, in his words, 'Writers believed they have a complete knowledge of the human psyche, how people behave, what they might do, how they might react, but writers are plain old liars.'

I asked him to expatiate but he scoffed and left me staring hard at his retreating back. I didn't know what to make of his assertion and I didn't bother to try. Two days later, I was having my lunch break when my friend wobbled to my side and snatched my sandwich, I was furious. 'Hey,' I yelled, 'bring that back!'

Nope,' he refused, daring me to charge after him, after weighing my options, I declined and watched open-mouthed as he gobbled it down, belched, and patted his stomach, then left.

When I got home, I wrote a very good story, based on my experience, I didn't tell my friend that he was the source of my inspiration but his behaviour helped my creative quest. I simply conjure up a character that bore a close resemblance to him. Now, did I lie? No! Spice it up a bit? Oh, I sure did.

My upcoming novel, Cydonia, Rise Of The Fallen was written about four years ago. I just dumped it in my library when I couldn't get a publisher. That's all ancient history now, but the events in that book was played out in the Vatican a few months ago. And believe me, I was shocked. When People read 'Cydonia,' I'm sure there would be lots of comments about the story line and plot.

In my opinion, I don't think writers are liars, we just write from deep within, our writings may be significant, or not, but we can't seem to do any thing else. It's my pleasure writing this post.

Thanks for reading.