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Beyond The Law of Attraction: Conscious Creation
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Beyond The Law of Attraction: Conscious Creation

Anybody who is thinking or reading about conscious creation these days will soon come up against “the law of attraction,” a powerful idea that has been circulating for more than a century, rising and falling in public discourse and now, thanks to the Internet, reaching its largest audience ever. It seems to have been first introduced to the reading public by the traveler, spiritualist, occultist, and founder of the Theosophy movement, Madame Helena Blavatsky. Madame Blavatsky was a larger-than-life character well known to the spiritual and creative communities of her day. She plays a cameo part in my literary-historical novel…

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What’s Happening in Self-publishing?

If you’re an indie author, you will want to find out the latest news this Friday, and every Friday,  from my friends at the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi)  on their ALLi Author Advice Centre blog. Daily updates on the blog bring oodles of great features, upcoming events and all you need to know about the fast moving indie world.

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What’s Happening in Self-publishing News

If you’re and indie writer,  click over to the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) author advice blog and catch up on the latest author-publishing news on the  self-publishing news round-up every Friday. Click here for this week’s update

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WB Yeats was an indie author
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Five Reasons to Support: Secret Rose

Here are five reasons to support Secret Rose, my crowdfunding project. 1) You’ll be reviving WB Yeats as a writer of fiction.  These stories have been neglected and underestimated by the critics. In the introduction to the book, I explain why these dramatic stories of national and personal vision, that have the flavour of folklore, deserve to be resuscitated. (I believe they are as important to world literature as Grimm’s Fairy Tales).  2) You’ll be supporting an indie author’s crazy passion project.  Making a beautiful artefact like this is unbelievably expensive these days. The paper alone is hard to source and use in modern machinery. In this, Yeats 150th…

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Inspirations, A New Series. #1: My Father, by Carol Cooper

Carol Cooper is a family doctor, a  well known media medic and an indie author whose novel One Night at the Jacaranda has been nominated for the Indie Excellent Awards 2014. Find out more about Carol here.  It was business as usual even though my father had died in the night. I went on breakfast TV to talk about some health story, saw my patients, did some writing.  In between were carefully timed calls to each of my sons to tell them Granddad had died. All very controlled, composed. The next day I went to Liverpool for a conference. There was…

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How NOT to Launch A Book

It’s mid-afternoon in San Francisco and this evening at 6.30pm a collection of writers, Irish musicians and readers will get together to launch After The Rising & BeforeThe Fall. And to kick off the SF Chapter of The Alliance of Indie Authors. How NOT to Launch: Part One The first time I launched a novel, it was in Dublin back in 2005. I still remember the encouraging faces smiling up at me from a room full of goodwill, many of them family and friends who knew how long that night had been in coming. It had been a full three…

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Skin Diving. Chapter 4.

The Story So Far: From the ‘Advanced Psychotherapeutic Facility’ in upstate New York to which her father, Mack, has admitted her, Mel McIntyre mines family history and her own memory for details of a 20-year-old tragedy: the death of baby sister, Tara.   Mel has reason to believe the mysterious circumstances of this killing connect in some way to the recent suicide of her twin, Jamie. Previous Chapters Can be Read HERE. Now Read On: CHAPTER FOUR: BROUGHT TO BOOK ‘You’re not Doctor Keane.’ ‘Well spotted, my dear.’ She’s a big woman, in her fifties, buxom. I’ve seen her and her…

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