Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Flurries of Words: BARGAIN BOOK: Kai's Journey by Wendy and Charles S...

Flurries of Words: BARGAIN BOOK: Kai's Journey by Wendy and Charles S...: We are happy to announce as a BARGAIN BOOK:   Kai's Journey: The New World Chronicles (The Kai and Clover Series)    by Wendy and Cha...

Check out where we found our book today! its going on sale along with a lot of other fantastic books at MasterKoda Select Publishing!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Living up to "The Dash"

sorry, but for some reason I can't copy the picture onto here so you will have to click on the link and let it take you to the book.

Not long ago a friend of mine at work had me read her book. It was a short little book called "The Dash". Basically it was describing about the day we are born and the day we die on our tombstone, but what the most important part is the dash in between signifying our life. The life that we choose as to how it goes. Do we play it safe and work our whole lives just trying to keep up with the Jones'? Do we follow our dreams? Do we help others along the way? Did we bring joy into other people's lives. Its a very good book and I highly recommend reading it. But if you are a dreamer like me it can tend to push you towards doing your dream and forgetting about going to a job that pays the bills and helps keep food on the table.
You see, I'm a dreamer. I love thinking of stories, dreaming of the day when I can do this or that. Yes I play the lottery in hopes that someday. I will probably do so until they put the date at the end of my dash.
I have also been reading a piece by a friend basically about judgement day. Its a bit of tongue in cheek but it can be a serious look too at how we live our lives. It all just really makes me realize how much I love doing the writing and the marketing and everything else. Even though at times it can start to feel like a job, then something or someone will come along and make me glad all over again to be doing what I'm doing. I will keep doing the job now though because I know I have to. Unless we get one heck of a winter that strands me at the house and makes me unable to get into work, thus cause me to lose my job. I have to keep doing what I am doing. Working on the marketing and writing when I can while going to work. Even though I am a dreamer and have had my dreams dashed a few times by meeting reality. I still keep dreaming and still keep hoping. Some day, I will get to do what I love and never have to work another day in my life!

Out of my Head: Just a bit of fun

Out of my Head: Just a bit of fun: Happy Labor Day everyone. I decided to just have a little fun today and do another art post. I have worked a lot recently with drawing and w...

Sunday, July 28, 2013

G Mitchell Baker's Most Emberrassing moment, or is it?

What is the most embarrassing moment of your life?

I often wonder about this … I sit here, asking the question repeatedly and ponder the fact the experience of embarrassment is something I really do not recall much, if any. I ask myself, ‘Is there the type of person who does not experience embarrassment?  Am I that kind of person?’

‘Embarrassment’ can be defined as ‘to cause confusion and shame to; make uncomfortable self-conscious; disconcerted…’

Generally, I do not think I readily accept ‘embarrassment’ and have some kind of way of thinking that changes over to direct the circumstances that renders the situation other than confused or shameful … I try to keep things comfortable without being overly self-conscious…  I somewhat think of ‘embarrassment’ as a backward scenario, while I like to be forward looking … I consider ‘Okay what is the better was to view this?’  I like to turn potential negatives into a pluses by not dwelling on ‘embarrassment’ and getting after what is productive, good about the situation…

Having said as much, I have noticed, when I approach things this way, how many people try to embarrass others.  I think it’s a control tactic for many and when they cannot achieve as much with me, they back off, or back away … Sometimes I think my martial arts training and certain eastern philosophy taught within that context has something to do with my approach…   There is a lot to think about, but I’m going to leave things as they are for now.

G. Mitchell Baker enjoys living out west, from the southwest United States to western Canada. Having practiced law for more than twenty years, Baker enjoys researching and writing projects that draw him into the many genres, to include contemporary fiction, science fiction, and paranormal works of fiction. Also a writer of feature length screenplays, G. Mitchell Baker enjoys adapting his novels to screenplay and, adapting his screenplays to novels.

Baker has been fortunate to compete at the highest levels in sports to include baseball and karate.  This spirit leads to his also striving to compete at the highest levels to entertain his readership. Moreover, it is in this spirit Baker invites you to visit and re-visit his ‘Anything But a Tired Barn', and, to become familiar with his current and ongoing projects.  Please take the time to learn more about G. Mitchell Baker, his projects, and any reasonable offer for original and interesting conversation … as much will not be refused.  












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Thursday, July 18, 2013

How far we have come.

I found a very good example of how far we have come as writers. I dug up one of Charlie's stories from the beginning of our adventure and the difference in the writing between then and now! All I have to say is, wow! I read through the story line and could hear Kim Mutch Emerson in my head asking me questions such as, "who in their right mind would get out of their car to help a werewolf?" "When did they talk about that?" and my favorite one, "Show the action, don't tell it."  Believe me, no disrespect to Kim what so ever meant by these statements. She has helped us tremendously. I have all these voices in my head; Kim’s voice is helping us to write better, Charlie and his voice of telling the story. But I looked back and saw really just how far we have come.

 I encourage all who have been at this for a while to go back to a story they started a while ago and look at it. See how far you have come. I could say also the same about a friend of mine’s artwork. Dan Peyton. His artwork has and is continuing to get better each and every day. He practices it and works at it and it shows. From his first Bark cover to his second the difference is there.  The first cover is good, but the second one is better.

I see friends who have worked very hard and are now enjoying that reward. Melody Anne is at a writers conference in GA. And having the time of her life! She is a writer full time now and is a wonderful writer. I love seeing how far everyone has come and seeing how everyone has grown as writers. Seeing our writings prompted this blog because it finally showed just how far we had come. It’s hard to see your own progress but very easy to see other people and how far they have come. We can often feel like we are stuck in the same spot when actually we have been moving and growing all along.

Dan is having a book launch for his second Bark book and he has so much help this time around. He has friends who are willing to help him and want to see him succeed. I have seen some of the prizes he is going to be offering for it and man are they awesome! I hope that everyone stops by and congratulate him on a job well done. It would mean a lot to him.   

Of all the jobs I have done, I can honestly say I love this one the most. I love the learning, the challenges, the growth we have seen in ourselves and others. This is the one that I stick with and keep working at in hopes of someday doing exactly what Melody Anne and Martin Crosbie and others who have made it. That is being a full time writer and enjoying the benefits of it! So look out world because Charlie and Wendy have set a goal and are going after it!