This week I’d like to introduce Sarah Baethge who is will be crowdfunding for her first novel, The Illumination Query, in June. She is looking for reviewers to post a review during the crowdfunding challenge. If you’re interested you can get in touch with her through her blog here: http://sbaethge.blogspot.com.
this week I’d like to introduce Vic Cavalli, author of the road to vermilion lake. He has been teaching Creative Writing at the university level since 2001, and is captivated by the complex interpenetrating relationships between literature and the visual arts.
This week, I’d like to introduce Steve Bellinger, who discovered Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke and the other masters of classic science fiction. After being hooked by their stories, he began writing everything from newspaper articles, comic strips and radio drama to short stories and fan fiction. The Chronocar is his latest novel.
In an earlier post (If this then that – why life is the way it is!) I began to explain how I’d come to find out about the three principles and the journey of discovery I’ve had so far. On a recent Liberate your Thinking retreat in Weymouth with very lovely Caroline Brewer, Liz Scott and Stu Newberry I found myself talking about the quantum nature of thought and Liz challenged me to find a way of explaining what I meant as it was pretty garbled at the time.
This week, I’d like to welcome Mandy Huggins back to the Woman on the Edge of Reality. Mandy first appeared here after taking part in the Hysteria Writing Competition and then volunteering as a judge in the flash fiction contest. She is an award winning writer of flash and short fiction and this is Mandy’s first anthology of Flash Fiction.
I titled this piece, If this then that, after an automation service that businesses and individuals can use to reduce the manual processing of ‘data’ and other actions. You decide what you want to automate, for example I might decide that I need to update a database when someone fills in a form on my website. Normally, I’d get the information by email and then copy and paste it into my database, but ITTT automates the task, leaving me with precious time to do something more interesting instead.
This week, I’d like to introduce author Akhil Sharma to you with his rather unusually titled motivational book ‘I am a failure‘. According to his website he is a renowned award losing entrepreneur. In his decade long career, right from being a mariner, selling credit cards to being a technologist, he is blessed to have failed almost every time. Specially designed for failure, he is using his extensive experience to conduct ‘the art of failure’ workshops through which he has helped individuals to keep up the spirit of trying despite failures and coached them how to listen to their hearts and find their real inspiration. These workshops have taught them how to be innovative and creative amidst a failure environment.
I don’t know about you, but I sometimes struggle to know what to say on the various blog posts I write across the web and this one is no exception; in fact, it’s why it’s now mostly author interviews. But all that is about to change ….! More coming soon about that.
Choosing a mentor is a process of elimination and understanding of both your needs, and your mentors abilities. There a number of considerations that you need to think about before embarking on the process, but it is very rewarding relationship when conducted in the right spirit.
Hi, this week I’d like to welcome Gail Aldwin to the Thursday Throng. Gail writes every day and loves to see her stories change direction and become more textured through redrafting and editing. Alongside the slog of completing a novel, she enjoys playing with short fiction and poetry.