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As I was summoned to the bathroom for the second time today by a cat who had decided she wanted to be combed, I asked myself the question of a life without cats. It goes without say that we love them, no adore them, but just for a moment imagine how your life would be without your moggy. For a start you would have more time. A feline can interrupt almost every daily task from cleaning your teeth to printing out s document. Sleep would be more peaceful when you are not pushed towards the edge of the bed or practically smothered by a cat, like my Sheba, who wants to sleep as close to your face as she can. Door duty would be cancelled. Sheba can spend several minutes waiting for the door to be opened, sitting and deciding whether to go out or not, deciding against it and then, just as I turn away, meowing to go out.

Life without cats? I think you know the answer. No way, we couldn't live without them!

Writing a great synopsis: genre 2

Finding a literary agent has become increasingly difficult. That's why many authors choose to go the self publishing route. When you upload a digital self-published release, you’re allowed to choose several categories/genres for your novel. You need to choose a broad genre that fits your right readers' expectations. Then, you choose a niche, preferably one that isn’t heavily populated, that also fits your novel. For example, if you've written a mystery that involves a detective, you might pick 'Mystery, Thriller and Suspense' category. However, a look at Kindle books will reveal there are107,974 offers...the number of ebooks using that category. Go to a subcategory, say 'police procedurals', and this number drops to 4,844. Explore further. Maybe your detective is a 'cat sleuth'. In that case the number of books drops to a mere 23. You'd be by default in the top 100!  A word of warning: if you DON'T have a cat sleuth, don't choose this, just to get a better ranking. Misleading niche readers will hardly gain you good reviews!



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