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Masha du Toit
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Draw, write, read, write, draw!
Draw, write, read, write, draw!

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Hey there! Welcome to my G+ home :)  
If you are looking for information on my books, you can find that here: http://masha.co.za/ 
Or if you prefer, you can go directly to Amazon: 
http://www.amazon.com/Masha-du-Toit/e/B005CQ8IJ2/
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This is one of the best books on self publishing I've found so far. Solid advice.
My guest post at the Writers' Workshop on free ways to increase visibility on Amazon: "Authors are an impatient bunch. In the eagerness to share our scoundrel rakes and dastardly villains with the reading public, we can often rush through critical steps, and miss powerful, free opportunities for visibility in the Kindle Store — a classic example being keywords and categories."
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My current writing music, from the soundtrack of the Samarost game. I especially love the banjo.
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Whatsapp hoax messages are my nemesis. I can't resist snoping them. I doubt it changes anybody's mind, but there it is.
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So apparently, genetically, falcons are closer to parrots than they are to hawks and eagles. They are not raptors :) So cool.
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I played the BEST game yesterday.
"Keep talking and nobody explodes". Cooperative computer game - one person can see the bomb, and the other person (or people) can see the instructions on how to defuse it. All about clear communication and careful listening and blowing up. It's super cool. Highly recommended.
Thanks to +Toni Olivier for the chance to play :)

http://www.keeptalkinggame.com/
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Newsletter signup, and a chance to win a bundle of speculative fiction books :) Mine included.
Sign up for the Skolion Writers newsletter and you could win this lovely little bundle of #scifi and #fantasy #books from +Masha du Toit, +Nerine Dorman, +Suzanne van Rooyen and +Cristy Zinn. Sign up here: http://eepurl.com/de22Yn
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Gorogoa. Absolutely beautiful puzzle game. I love games that you have to figure out how to play as you're playing them.
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Can anyone recommend an podcast app for Android, that is really, really user friendly? This is for my father, who is in his 70s and not that comfortable with his smartphone.
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How would a society that's really good at genetic engineering, wage its wars?
This is where my research on my latest book has taken me. Disturbing stuff. For example, you could have personalised viruses that target a single individual's DNA, a sort of viral sniper. Or a disease might target people with particular traits e.g. skin colour or gender. Or my personal favourite, the "stealth virus" that can spread silently with no symptoms, and then be triggered (or be threatened to trigger) once lots of people are infected. Great writing fuel, but also super disturbing.

Turns out that The Strange might not be such a nice place after all.
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