We’ve all done it – we’ve all taken paths of least resistance at some points in our life, and yes sometimes it’s good to just go with the flow and swim with the current rather than resist it. But what happens when it is the norm, when it becomes a matter of habit?
Life can become very stagnant when we choose the easy options, we learn nothing new.… Read the rest
Life is often called a fleeting experience. Yet if it is so fleeting, why then, when we have the choice, do we choose to live life in suffering?
You could say that since we are here, why at this juncture in our lives do we allow negativity, depression, consumerism and egotism dominate the way we live our lives?… Read the rest
Get your bum into that chair, pencils sharpened and at the ready…It’s National Novel Writing Month!
Don’t think you can do it? What if I said you only needed to write 1,670 words a day to complete a novel within one month? Doesn’t sound that difficult now does it? To find out more about the initiative, visit: http://nanowrimo.org/ to sign up. … Read the rest
Being an only child, growing up was a lonely business. Born of the era where children were seen but not heard and without a voice, I would escape into a world of books and creativity. As money was scarce for my family, treats that children take for granted these days was unheard of back then, so I would spend hours creating things from scraps found around the house. … Read the rest
The Universe Song
Putting things into perspective as only Monty Python can!Monty PythonWe’ve all done it, we’ve all had those times. The times when we’ve let our minds attach themselves to those nasty thoughts, the worse case scenarios and future fears-the what ifs? When you actually think about it though, fear, worry and anxiety serve us very little purpose.… Read the rest
I just sit back and eat the bananas!
“We’ve all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare, well I’m training mine now:)
Just need to stop him hacking my Paypal Account…….… Read the rest
Journalists used to report the majority of breaking news, but social media has revolutionized the way that many headlines are now reported. With a click of a Smartphone camera and a few more flicks of the finger, a bystander can capture news as it happens and then post it to Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. Within a short amount of time, that content has the potential to go “viral” and reach people across the world.… Read the rest
All authors thrive on the people who follow them, those loyal readers who through social media platforms not only buy books but spread the word through their own network. But how does an author go about finding an audience? New research into the mechanics of twitter psychology has revealed a pattern to gaining more Twitter followers. … Read the rest
Leading online book retailer the Book People is preparing to launch its Week of Wonder, giving customers the opportunity to pick up great discounted books at bargain prices.
Following the success of the Weekend of Wonder last year, a whole host of great deals on a wide range of titles will appear on the Book People’s website from May 6th to 10th.… Read the rest
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In Unlock Personal Power Through Dreams, an experienced psychologist provides logical interpretations of dreams. The book focuses on the use of dreams to answer major life questions. Anonymous actual dreams that were used for major psychotherapy breakthroughs give support to how accurate interpretations can lead the questioner to the right path for his or her life.
The Goodreads Giveaway – The Human Machine, E. R. Thompson, M. J. Penny
It’s just a quick one but a grateful one. For those who entered the Goodreads giveaway for a chance to win a copy of my latest book, The Human Machine…Thank You. Unfortunately I don’t get to choose the winners, the guys at Goodreads do that, but I was staggered at your response (874 entered). … Read the rest
It’s not just writers in general who suffer from the dreaded ‘writer’s block’ from time to time. Even school children writing essays or those whose mind goes blank when faced with writing a shopping list will get it. Even people can suddenly feel overwhelmed when faced with filling in forms, or even something as simple as writing an email.… Read the rest
"Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief."