A quote often misattributed to Ernest Hemingway was actually spoken by author Peter De Vries (1910-1993) who said, “Write drunk, edit sober.” This is not sage advice and I don’t recommend attempting to follow it, unless you deem yourself somewhat of a fraud.
Monthly archive for March 2018
Beyond Salvation: The Art of Receiving God’s Promises was written for those who are looking for more. Based on the Holy Bible, the truths in this book are simple, yet piercing as a sword and exact as a scalpel. These truths penetrate to the heart of the matter severing layers of religion and wrong mindsets that have discouraged some from entering into the Kingdom of God…
As the universe inches closer and closer to its unfathomable death and the final war for planet earth between the humans, superhumans, knights and betasapiens is about to begin; the evil empire of the betasapiens along with their army of knights begin their onslaught against humanity.
After the death of Ottawa’s first serial killer, things in the city are just getting back to normal. The city’s imposed curfew has been lifted, the nervous energy in the air has started to dissipate and demolition has begun on Hayden’s Amusement Park. After suffering at the hand of Stevie Phelps, and putting the pieces of their lives back together, Michael and Nicole Rossi are living the dream.
Imagine if Margaret Mitchell had named her famous character “Eugene Butler”. Again, we, as readers, would not have been privy to the author’s thought process nor to the fact that “Rhett” was even a possible moniker. We would have forever known the handsome, devilish rogue as “Eugene” but, frankly, we are all silently thanking Miss Mitchell for ultimately choosing Rhett as his name.
As I sat on my couch one day, I began thinking… Why? Why do we exist? Why were we created? Why does the universe expand? Why do we not know what God looks like? As I pondered upon what the answers could be I saw a TV commercial, and as it played out I knew what I had to do – I had to tell the world this story.
In a last ditch effort to revive his career, washed out agent Ari Ben-Sion accepts a mission he never would have 30 years ago, to smuggle a group of Jewish children out of the Damascus ghetto. Or so he thinks. In Damascus, a beautiful American photographer, Kim, seems to be falling in love with Ari, but she is asking too many questions.
Despite having lost his memory Carter has been given a mission. Retrieve the secret formula that creates super humans. Virtus. Carter might not know much about the Virtus formula but he does know one thing. Being able to gift powers to anyone you choose sounds like a problem waiting to happen. A problem that Carter and his friends, Hummingbird and Shield have to stop.
A challenge for new writers is that in this social media age, too much writing advice is available. Twitter in particular teems with authors on a spectrum of experience tweeting advice, it seems to me, meant mostly to draw attention to their books. Such guidance is usually trite, offers little real assistance to writers and ironically sells few books.
One Secret Can Speak a Thousand Truths – Michael Rossi has an extraordinary talent. Every day, he sets out with his grandfather’s camera to capture incredible images like the ones his Nonno used to take in Italy. His girlfriend recently left him with a broken heart and he’s grateful for the distraction.