I spent 6 hours today in here… best use of my time…
You can write all day and it won’t make a difference, if you don’t have the knowledge, your book will stand with no solid foundation, it will eventually crumbles, and what could have been the best work of literature, will be forever lost.
Today I collected data about ancient myths, about geology, about history of the location of my story, and the social status at the time. I want to take the readers into another place, another era, where they can learn, experience, and feel the story as they progress with the plot. I my self enjoy googling or using Wikipedia to check up on a specific myth or a historical figure I encounter in fiction novels. It adds more value to the story.
Also, in an osmosis way, you can feel yourself getting smarter by absorbing the aura around you.
The One Lovely Blog Rules of Acceptance
Thank the person/people who nominated you and link back to them in your post.
Share seven possibly unknown things about yourself.
Nominate fifteen or so bloggers you admire.
Contact the chosen bloggers to let them know and link back to them.
My thanks to the bride to be, Natasha, for her kind nomination and appreciation for my blog. She began her journey as a bridal blogger, only to realize that she is more. She is a writer, a reader, a baker (two thumbs up!!) and soon, by the end of August, she will become Mrs. breakfast in bed… As you can see, she is the complete package.
My nomination goes to who recently captured my attention through their writings, photos, paintings, and to those who I very much enjoyed having a conversation with… As for everyone else I follow, I am looking forward to knowing you even more.
In no particular order:-
– Laurene Alvarado: Do you want to feel like you are inside a dream? visit her and see her amazing portraits.
– Gina Lawless: An author on hot wheels, most of her writings were done while going up and down Interstate 5.
– Story Addict: A good writer and an avid reader, she is one of the best supporters of Indie authors.
– Mom Woman Human: A very good writer and photographer. A single mother with a sweet child, who can give you diabetes by staring at her for too long.
– Gloss writer: A young writer to be, she also reviewed my sample chapters on her site… that should tell you how cool she is.
–Stephanie Saye: A name which is hard to forget, just like her writings.
– Yi-Ching Lin: Right moments just happened to occur when ever she’s present… an amazing photographer.
– Julianne Alcott (a recent discovery): An award winning writer, who is in the process of smoothing the rough edges of her new book.
Hmmm, all the blogs I admire belongs to women… strange.
Seven things people may not know about me:
1- I haven’t had a straight sleep ever since I was robbed… which was a funny story by the way.
2- I can’t say no when someone needs help.
3- I play the piano.
4- I used to think Opel (a car brand) was a shirt brand.
5- I have been described in many occasions as an old man in a young man’s body.
6- I’m implosive… but I only go off on someone who really deserves it.
7- First time I went fishing, I used an onion as a bait.
There is no such thing as pure Evil or pure Good… only pure Human.
Because both exists within us, we are always struggling. So the real classification is fighters and quitters.
Accept the truth within you and others, and keep struggling for your light, never let anyone obscure it, especially you.
Here’s an old piece of my mind on creativity I want to share again, because I see so many who are planning to do, but not actually doing… I hope this will give a boost and inspire everyone to be creative.
‘A picture speaks a thousand words’ – Early Emperor of the Xia Dynasty, in China
My book has 99,555 words, this poster speaks half of it. Her words are not shown through the shapes only, but the shades, the location, and what my characters do gives the sense and the feeling of my story.
If you ever in Dorset, Poole, passing by bookworm books in Ashley road, chances are you’ll see that poster and you’ll know it represents a piece of me, which is my book.
Here’s the poster dedicated for my action-fiction thriller ‘Psychs‘, designed by Gida Sobh.
I believe art is a single soul divided to all, but the manifestation depends on the catalyst. The catalyst is the person who holds that fragment of the art’s soul within.
For me, I am a catalyst which conditioned that soul to be that of a writer’s… but for Laurene Alvarado, her art has manifested it self as a colorist, and as a soul, art has the effect on everyone it touches no matter how it manifests it self for us, using it’s holder as a catalyst.
This is one of her – Laurene Alvarado’s – recent artistic work, I hope it touches you as it did the same to me.
You can visit her site here if you want to know more about her soul, by just looking at her many manifestations on her portraits.