Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am the author of 14 inspirational books have never been marketed for I feel authentic works will eventually find their place in humanity by word of mouth. My lack of education makes my philosophy unique in a modern world, where everything is analyzed and sophisticated by experts until all true meaning drains away. My works do not follow any past or present philosophers.
Many experts may use erroneous intellectual reasoning and faulty egotistical logic to explain answers that cannot be lived by natural people. At this point in time, schools and universities teach people to read and write to a good standard. However, they do not teach wisdom to the students, on how to apply their learning for the benefit of all humanity, not just for a select few.
I am an international radio host, a mystical poet, business and finance philosopher and wellness/healthy living speaker on cruise ships, radio, TV and seminars. The Royal College of Psychiatry has published selected essays and poetry. His works can be found on numerous websites throughout the world.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Cutting Truths… Has anyone taken you for a ride and lost you money? Has anyone given you stress and made you sick? If you could buy eye glasses that would let you cut through peoples talk so that you could see if they were telling you the truth, would you buy them? Well, My new book cannot work miracles; however, it does cut the misty confusion of fallacies and myths that pose as the truth.
They say pre armed is pre warned … Are you ready to look in the mirror and face your logic and reasoning to find out how valid it is? If so, open the first page and walk the road least traveled…The road that leads to truth.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Everything in my books may be classed as unusual by folks who believe they live a normal life, however in today's world normal is no longer natural
What authors, or books have influenced you?
To be totally honest…None.
What are you working on now?
Nothing at the moment. I never try to write anything as the writing finds me and asks to be written up in a book.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
my own website is the one that folks seem to find when they are seeking truth and wisdom
Do you have any advice for new authors?
The following essay is the best advice I can offer. It is from the book…The Joys of Live Alchemy
The Excellent Writer Within
The art of good writing comes from the artist within. All humans have the ability to become great authors, poets, artists and musicians, etc., so why do most folks find it such a difficult task? Why do many people say I could never be a writer or I could never aspire to write poetry? Moreover, why do folks who do write grow discouraged when their work is rejected?
We are what we think, so if we believe we cannot succeed in our daily actions, then for sure we will never get away from our perception of what we think we are. This self-defeating attitude was not of our making. As we were growing up and maturing into adulthood, we were indoctrinated with thousands of negative thoughts. This gave us a belief that we are only homemakers or only truck drivers. This limited vision of our role in life gives us a limited life. People the world over have great creativity. Once we start to understand who we are and the reasons we exist, we start to cultivate eloquent works of creativity.
Just writing worthy, meaningful literature will not get the success it deserves unless we possess the resolve to carry on writing in spite of the critics. There will always be those who criticize a writer, no matter how well the composition. Rejection is an everyday experience for most writers. This is a joy we must accept and grow from. Just because someone does not like our essay does not mean it has no value. It means it was not acceptable to the editor or book reviewer who was reading the essay.
We can do two things when we feel constant rejections. We can give up and say it was not meant to be. Alternatively, we can say, "How do I become a better writer and have my work accepted by more of the establishment?'" Once a small section of the general public starts to take an interest in our writing, the sheep mentality of the "establishment" will no doubt follow. It always has. It always will. Success breeds success.
Until we can find the inner core of creativity and start to write from the soul, we will never become great writers. We may achieve a modicum of success by writing a few columns for a newspaper or magazine but that could keep us in a vacuum. We can scrape a living, but may not amass a fortune, for we are trying to write and trying will never cut the mustard.
The secret to excellent writing is to enjoy with ecstatic abandonment each letter and syllable we put down on paper. The pure joy of writing makes us successes; nothing else will. Those who tell us we have to struggle and sweat have not grasped true meaning in their lives. We need no approval of any human to be a success.
Stop trying to become a success. We are successes already. We were born. We are the success of life. The sperm hit the egg and here we are… Hello world!
Everything else we do and achieve is just a bonus.
Life is to be enjoyed, not endured. Joy brings true meaning to life.
Now the next question to ask is "what is joy?" What does joy mean and how do we achieve it? Look within, take time to silence the mind and feel the texture of nothingness. Smell the perfume of celestial splendor. Discover the sound of cosmic waves flowing though your subconscious mind. Palpate infinity. Breathe eternity. Conceive the splendor of maturating into the essence of a successful writer. Be the word, become the poem, and live the adventure. Everything we do is inscribed in our soul’s book of life. We just need to learn how to read the instructions written within every cell and molecule of our being.
Each tissue and sinew bleeds muscular power of infinite, majestic might. Fly on the wings of limitless mastery. Escape the shrouded cocoon and become the enchanting butterfly. The dreams of authentic reality are about to manifest a rainbow of magical delights:
"Write on Time" _____ "Compose in Space"
Y_ourself ___ (THE GENIUS)
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Understand your own stupidity, so when others call you stupid you can laugh and agree with them.
What are you reading now?
I like to watch meaningful moves to relax and I watched a great one for writers last night titled; Adaptation, about a playwright trying to write a new move script A super movie all writers need to view.
What’s next for you as a writer?
To continue to be a keen observer of the human condition and find more ways to help humanity to overcome the stress and strains that effect most folks.
What is your favorite book of all time?
To be honest once again… The Joys of Live Alchemy, which may sound a little narcissistic as I am the author?
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