Creativity or Competition? by Therese Ayla Kravetz Coming in first was everything as a kid. On Easter, my little brother and I got a head start for the Easter egg hunt. We took off out the back door a full two minutes before our taller, faster brothers got a start. Heart pounding, I was desperate to find some eggs before my brothers breathed down on me. Creativity was lower on the survival scale than competition, unless you were creative in sports. If a spark of creativity came through a well-timed volley in tennis or a home run to left field
The following is the entire conversation that I had with Vernita Simmons. We hold very different religious beliefs. It was quite interesting! Vernita, this is a surprising interview, to say the least. We’re on opposite sides of the religious spectrum. Your book, Capturing the Spirit of God’s Word with Vernita, is a thoughtful exposition of embracing God’s work. My book, Operation Cosmic Teapot, is a satirical look at how God is ultimately powerless in this world. How do you respond to people like me?
Do you feel, forgiveness should be mandatory regardless of the how horrible the maltreatment imposed on you by others? Would the world be better off if we all sought vengeance? To answer your first, question, what would it take me to gain faith, I think the answer is simple enough: solid evidence. Or rather, I don’t think that I could have faith, per se, but rather I require something more firm. Like a visit from the big guy. Otherwise, to me, he is a cosmic teapot, which should be explained. This is also a quick plug for my book, which
Vernita, this is a surprising interview, to say the least. We’re on opposite sides of the religious spectrum. Your book, Capturing the Spirit of God’s Word with Vernita, is a thoughtful exposition of embracing God’s work. My book, Operation Cosmic Teapot, is a satirical look at how God is ultimately powerless in this world. How do you respond to people like me?
written by: Tia Mitsis This time last year, I was browsing the books at a book fair, looking for some great bargains. I wasn’t particularly thinking about writing – my first book was coming out in March 2015. I was not thinking of writing something new. As I browsed the travel section, I picked up the books about Greece. It’s my heritage, so holds a special interest. I love to go there and love to see it written about in books. All the books were either travel guides or were fictional stories set in Greece as the writer or
Written by: L.J. Andrews Hire an Editor. Please. In today’s writing world really anyone can publish a novel. Some people do it within hours. Fantastic. So for those who spent weeks, months, even years on their manuscripts how can you distinguish yourselves above…well above all the slush to be blunt? The easiest way to stand out is to have a clean, error free manuscript. I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but you have a neighbor who got an ‘A’ in high school English so you’re having them read your book. That’s super, and I encourage beta-readers, BUT the best investment
With Alicia Hooper Aisha La Rosa is stained by history. Born to parents expelled from Libya after the 1969 Libyan coup d’état, her identification between conflicting national boundaries torments her in a Europe haunted by political violence. Alicia Hooper has some experience traveling, and living in, the Middle East. Tell us a little bit about those places.
Written by Deanna Dee I’d like to say I went indie for all the traditional reasons. I’ve read many author interviews of self-published authors, and one question that comes up a lot is “why indie?” Answers often have key elements in common—power over content, royalty rates, freedom with deadlines. I can’t say I’m too different. I like the royalty rates offered by self-publishing. The deadline freedom isn’t bad either, but I’d say that my biggest reason for going indie is having complete power over the content of my work.