“The poet’s, the writer’s, duty is … to help man endure by lifting his heart.”
Reading enriches our lives by showing us our better side and what we can achieve. Who hasn’t at one time read a book, a poem, an article, a quote that spoke to him or her at exactly the right time. Whether it was fiction or non-fiction, someone’s written word has made the journey a little easier, expanded our vision, helped us realize our potential.
Writing a book is a noble endeavor (and takes some effort) and when you are finished, your words could change lives. After I wrote my poetry book in the 1970s, a reader contacted me to tell me that one of the poems she read helped her to see that we shared a feeling she didn’t think anyone else had experienced and that she realized she was not alone. That letter showed me how important my effort was.
Realization Press is proud to announce the upcoming release of Grandfather Poplar by Diana Henderson. This young adult novel is for all who love a great story. Melissa Kincaid has a secret that she shares with no one—something that makes her different from everyone else in her life. She communicates with trees and with one elder poplar whom she calls Grandfather. Grandfather Poplar will be available December 16, 2015, as an e-book on Amazon.
Remember that Casey’s Christmas is also available from Amazon at http://amzn.to/1WRkgng.
“The problem with a piece of writing often clarifies itself if you go for a long walk.” ~Helen Dunmore
Creating some space between yourself and a snag often gives a new perspective and allows us to see something we didn’t notice before. A long walk will often solve not just writing quandaries, but also shine light on other circumstances that stump us.
In writing it is especially important to get up and walk away, then revisit. Remember to take a break and come back to anything you are writing before releasing it.
Grandfather Poplar a New Release in December
We are nearly ready to release a wonderful young adult novel, Grandfather Poplar by Diana Henderson. Look for Grandfather Poplar on Amazon Kindle soon! Join Melissa as she and her companions as they fight for her tree friends threatened by a new development next door to her house.
“The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon.”
― Robert Cormier
Part 1 Interview on WCOM Writing and publishing roots.
Part 2 Interview on WCOM deals with my interview with Allen Ginsberg.
Part 3 Interview on WCOM deals with my publishing for independent authors.
Easy Writer Pro is now only $29.97. Contact me today to purchase. This amazing software will help you write your book as well as format it for Amazon. Check out the course this summer.
Amazon an Simon and Schuster have reached an agreement about e-books. Listen to the story from NPR:
To help you better understand our product, we have changed the name to Easy Writer Pro. Writers are now using the software to create non-fiction and fiction documents including business books, business plans, marketing plans, memoirs and fiction.
The easy interface makes it easy to upload to write, create versions for e-books and for printed books, and distribute to multiple platforms,