• Authors Write About Their Personal Experiences

    The personal experiences of authors influence their writing. Aspects like gender, socioeconomic conditions, and race will affect their perspectives and this will be reflected in the book.  Sometimes though, authors go much further. Occasionally, they write themselves into the story as a character, possibly even as the main one! Or they’ll base a scenario in the book on real life experience.  This is a popular literary technique because it makes the book more realistic. The author has been an eyewitness to the emotions, reactions and the outcome.   Based on Real Events As an illustration of this technique, in Brandyn Cross’s The Dark Secrets, the story of the main character (a 12 year-old…

  • We Have Unlimited Potential to Succeed

    We Have Unlimited Potential to Succeed on Our Journey

    I was doing some thinking earlier today after watching a story on the news about how a woman went from being on welfare to building a million-dollar business. It was remarkable. She was from a small rural town and created a service for the local community that solved a major problem. While many people might complain about the cards they are dealt or make excuses, this woman decided to do something to better herself, and her family. This made me sit back and realize that we truly do have unlimited potential. Every single one of us. Whatever it is that will make you happy or whatever it is that you…