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Books and Literature-The Tapestry of Our Society

Where do books and literature play a part in creating the tapestries of society?

And how can we as authors and content creators use this to our advantage?

There is a power that books possess in the teaching, and in the learning across cultures and this same power carries on our wisdom and insights for future generations. 

We learn from, not only, the celebrations and comedy of the past, we also learn an abundance from the brutality showcased across literature. We garner this history and information that continues to shape societies today. 

It is fun to recognize through literature how far society has come and yet how little we have truly changed. 

The intention of this post is to ask how this applies to your writing? Whether you are working on an epic novel or a nonfiction manuscript to debut your products or services, you are creating a time capsule. 

The assets that contribute to the tapestries of society across books and novels alike include aspects of our cultures. Assets like food, wine, clothing yes. The two primary contributors that I encourage you to explore and study for your own narrative are:

  1. The dialogue and language that you include
  2. The beliefs and conflicts that are exemplified

How is your narrative maintaining these assets of your culture or the culture that you are writing of?

Remember that you are writing a time capsule!  Are you crafting this as a Legacy for your future generations? 

Click the button below to set up a private call to discuss your book project and learn how we can help you explore the tapestry of the culture that you are portraying.

Escaping the Overwhelm…

Being human and having emotions gives necessity to books, novels, and film. And because of our humanness, we want to feel emotion. And often any emotion will suffice. 

I am so grateful to be given this opportunity to share my love of writing with the world. Across the past few years, I’ve gotten immersed in the foreign world of business and publishing and forgot my true intent. I denied myself my lifeblood of writing and storytelling. 

I welcome 2022 with a new perspective and a firm intention to write daily for my own enjoyment. And I intend to share and develop my voice as I continue to conquer the worlds of business and publishing, alike. And with that, I am relaunching my novel, Morning Star, in February. 😍

Welcome to my author shares. Each week, I will be sharing nuggets of my writing and my research for my current project. And this month’s project continues to be detailed as to why I wrote Morning Star.

Being human and having emotions gives necessity to books, novels, and film. And because of our humanness, we want to feel emotion. And often any emotion will suffice. 

Now, I don’t mean sitting hours on end fixated by Netflix, because this doesn’t work our creative muscles the same way; story entices the imagination in no better way than by reading. 

Stories entertain and spark conversations, and most importantly they bring up emotions within us. 

Therefore, we go to the movies or buy a book because we want to feel; we want to be reminded that we are human and that we are alive.

In fact, this is why we read or watch anything. We want to feel! And often we don’t really care what we’re going to feel at the beginning. We simply recognize our humane need to feel…

I would like to give my readers something to ponder as you are writing your blogpost or emails or a scene in the next blockbuster. What emotion is your writing calling forth from your reader? Is in fear, love, confusion, haste, clarity or simply is it just curiosity?

Whatever your intent may be, it is crucial that your writing is stirring up an emotion from your reader. Otherwise, they will most likely move on to read another’s that does stir their emotions.

 Here’s the video of this advice presented in my first ever, live YouTube video… 🤠 https://youtu.be/3V3E_RBEtE0 Please join the channel and never miss my silly lives!

BOOK ONE, MORNINGSTAR:The Mystery Of The Secret Letters

Silence is comforting to some. Comforts are dynamic and seldom relied upon when life is as volatile as the wind. Comforting as the silent breeze may be one moment, such quiet can bring fears and storms the next. Sound is a much better indicator of peace for a motherless child and what better way to fill the empty void of quiet than the melody
of a Celtic bagpipe.

The drone of a bagpipe, like no other sound, resonates within. It penetrates the
core of one’s being. The sound’s vibrations touch upon each fiber leaving the soul
humming and yearning for more.

Kirsti watched him sit alone upon the beach and stare at the water beating upon
the stony shore. She watched him each morning that he was home. What he was watching or looking for now became clear to her adolescent reasoning. His aloneness there upon the shore of The North Sea roared once he began to play his music across the expanse of time.

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Do You Even Really Know What You Want In Life?

So, this happened for me yesterday!! You may read the entire Forbes article here

4. Reverse Engineer Your Legacy. 

Start with the end in mind and think about the impact you want to leave on the world. Then, reverse engineer the actions and steps you need to take to start building that.

Rather than focusing your life force on the hours worked or checking off society’s external measures of “success,” honestly ask yourself what you’d like to create on this planet that will leave ripple effects long after you’re gone. Your legacy is how people will remember you.

This could look like a piece of art, sustainable efforts in your company, or even writing a book.

As Ondi Laure, founder of Story Launcher’s Publishing system which helps people build their legacy through writing a book, advises: “You need to begin creating your legacy and not just a business.”

After all, a business is just a way to make money, but a legacy is something that will last far beyond your life. A legacy is something that will continue to impact future generations. It could be something as simple as a book that parents read to their children or a nationwide business on every street corner. 

Imagine telling your story that will inspire thousands of people. The world is looking for authenticity, and writing a book is a powerful way to share your deepest thoughts, dreams, and desires that will lay the foundation for your legacy. Shift your focus on what actions you can take that will reach far beyond a business alone. Wealth and success come and go… but the legacy you leave behind, and with intention, will last forever.

Connect with me, personally, at Storylauncher.com or in our writing groups on Facebook… all of our links may be found at MyInkLinks.com

Contributing article:

Do You Even Really Know What You Want In Life?

Celinne Da Costa

Celinne Da CostaContributorForbesWomenCelinne Da Costa is a writer, speaker, and brand story coach teaching entrepreneurs to become confident leaders with powerful stories, influential brands, international media coverage, and thousands of raving followers.

5 Key Shifts To Make Your Book Bring 6-Figures

  • Write
  • Publish 
  • Market   

To  a 6 Figure Income so that you can enjoy the freedoms to live, learn and write freely, build your empire and focus on your true genious in creating your business…

Shift # 1- Be Bold

Shift #2- Commit To Professional Standards

Shift #3- The Secret Weapon- Persona Publishing®

Shit #4- Leverage your Talents

Shift #5- Don’t’ Go It Alone…   

… no book was ever written in a vacuum. 

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Share Your Calling

Challenging times call for challenging deeds…

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Grab ahold of your calling as a writer and document your experience during this Global Pandemic.

We as writers are being called to write and document these times and our experiences.

Write Daily:

1. Your successes and celebrations

2. Where did you find courage today?

3. 3-4 things that you are grateful for today.

4. What tasks do you want to accomplish today?

Really work on documenting and writing down these thought/action items daily. Please join us in our writer’s group at http://bit.ly/Storytribe and share your success!

Mariah’s Dance

Mariah danced and twirled through the falling flakes. Her extra-large snow boots, handed down from her big brother, collected the moist powder pilling upon the street. Just as the snowflakes, she shone in her unique youthful beauty.

Her auburn locks bounced against her shoulders and ebony skin shone like frozen dew. The reflection in her eyes was as unique as each intricate laced crystal descending.

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On Mariah danced while holding hands with school friends: close friends and one or two beaux through college and then finally her soul mate once the winds had gentled and the heavy white flakes swept down. They all had accompanied her in this snowflake crescendo.

The abrupt winds of life tasseled her hair and tore her skirts. The snowflakes continued to steadily fall, occasionally entangled in the treetops, to inevitable continue their descent as the sunshine kissed her once rosy cheeks leaving lines of laughter beside her almond eyes and smile as she twirled.

Pigtails and ponytails once peeked from beneath her woolen hats. Long flowing locks, the envy of the times, relented to shorter curls where snowflakes now could not be noticed amid the white in her hair as they rested along their descent.

And like the snowflake’s inevitable tumble, Mariah watched her babies and then her grandbabies grow and dance amid the falling snow.

Mariah’s Dance

A little story about the beautifully inevitable passage of time.

 

Mariah danced and twirled through the falling flakes. Her extra large snow boots, handed down from her big brother, collected the moist powder piling upon the street. Just as the snowflakes, she shone in her unique youthful beauty.

Her auburn locks bounced against her shoulders and ebony skin shone like frozen dew. The reflection in her eyes was as unique as each intricate laced crystal descending.

On Mariah danced while holding hands with school friends: close friends and one or two beaux through college and then finally her soul mate once the winds had gentled and the heavy white flakes swept down. They all had accompanied her in this snowflake crescendo.

The Abrupt winds of life tasseled her hair and tore her skirts. The snowflakes continued to steadily fall, occasionally entangled in the treetops, to inevitable continue their descent as the sunshine kissed her once rosy cheeks leaving lines of laughter beside her almond eyes and smile as she twirled.

Pigtails and ponytails once peeked from beneath her woolen hats. Long flowing locks, the envy of the times, relented to shorter curls where snowflakes now could not be noticed amid the white in her hair as they rested along their descent.

And like the snowflake’s inevitable tumble, Mariah watched her babies and then her grandbabies grow and dance amid the falling snow.

-Ondi Laure

Welcome to my new site

The life of a writer is one crazy ride. This being my new site, I have yet to post any blogs to date.

I would like to invite you to explore my other various blogs I strive to keep up with while I’m off in New York at The Writer’s Digest Annual Conference…

My favorite blog to share is Comedy of a Cowgirl

My Middle-grade blog is found at OLShepp.net

Enjoy! And I’ll be getting this endeavor underway as soon as I’m back at the ranch…