T.H.Morris ‘Husband, Thinker, Creator’

30 AUTHORS30 amazing, brilliant authors in 30 days. Where do I start?

This was terribly hard to decide who to write about first, for every author brings their own style of magic to the page; however, being that this first author has just released their debut book on Halloween (EST), I thought what a better way to start.

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I would like to introduce all to Mr T.H.Morris.1510570_10101433243495591_1717876698941263136_n

As a young boy, Terrick was more artistic than athletic, and was bullied incessantly. He was made to feel less than, and regularly reminded of the things he didn’t have. Terrick believes that this helped him because it made him stronger, with an instilled sense of defiant determination to thrive in other avenues with his smarts and imagination.

Now as he stands tall as a man of much heart, who adores his wife beyond measure, he is a man who cares just as much about other people’s dreams coming true as he does his own. In Terrick’s ideal world there would be nothing but tolerance, wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. The only time ignorance would ever be encountered would be the ignorance of not knowing something, and after one has been informed and educated, the ignorance would be no more. I must say that I love that.

T.H.Morris is also the author to the newly released, The 11th Percent.

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The 11th Percent was inspired by an uninterrupted, seven-hour dream Terrick had on February 19th, 2011. He had been thinking about ghost stories (one of his favorite story genres during childhood, so I am told) and was wondering what if there was a story, a10615385_10101433251110331_5641862270208457163_n ghost story, where the ghosts weren’t haunting people? What if they were part of the frame work to the whole plot? He was trying to figure out how to make that a reality, but not in the way of Ghost Whisperer or Odd Thomas or anything like that. He went on wondering at length about it, and that night, his mind answered the questions for him.

When I asked Terrick what his main goal was when creating a story, he answered, “To show that the line between reality and fiction can sometimes be very blurred. You truly don’t know what all is out there in the world; you never know what truths are stranger than Quotation-Erik-Van-Zanen-life-reality-fiction-Meetville-Quotes-153356the fictions. But a healthy openness allows you to have a fertile, creative mind, and allows you to put yourself in the fictional world based on the fact that there is a root of reality – sometimes a sprout. But that’s my goal, to marry fantasy and reality as much as possible. They may never be fully married, so maybe I should just say that they are within a casual dating arrangement.”

T.H.Morris simply loves to know that the characters are relatable, and that there is an element of lesson and growth within the words. Be this within his own work, or while sitting down and enjoying another’s glorious piece or writing.

Terrick has been writing since he was a wee lad. He believes that the writing bug took hold when he was only nine years old. He recalls being in class. The teacher had asked them to put together an eight to nine page book, which were then to be bound together by hole-punched construction paper and yarn. When it came time for him to stand up in front of the class and read his masterpiece, he fell in love with the reactions of his peers. The seed was then planted, and Terrick knew then that one day he would go on to write a book.

10624999_10101433251060431_6492787116585021392_nT.H.Morris’s book The 11th Percent is a paranormal story that takes place in North Carolina. It follows the adventures of Jonah Rowe, an everyman – a regular type of guy. He has subtle intelligence, a fairly wry sense of humor, a thirst for learning, and he tries very hard to give people a chance before he judges them. But Jonah is bored, unfulfilled, and a listless accountant who has literary aspirations. He simply wants his life to mean something. What he doesn’t realize is that he is about to get his wish in a very rude fashion, as he discovers that he is at the epicenter of an ongoing ethereal conflict.

The 11th Percent is only the first instalment to what is to be seven. He also tells me that he has another two irons in the metal fire, beyond this series – both being Science Fiction. So it seems that we shall be seeing a lot more of this wonderful man around the world of books.

I must say that I truly do respect T.H.Morris for more reasons than one: his love and passion for his wife, the world, and his work – to bring story into the hearts of so many. So, what more can I say? T.H.Morris really is a genuinely all-round good guy, who believes happiness is simply having something to look forward to, and knowing that the ones you love have something to look forward to as well.

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Stop focusing on the reasons why it doesn’t work, and find just one reason why it does.

Screen Shot 2014-10-22 at 11.32.47 AMI’ve read quite a few articles and posts lately on several different social media avenues, where one and then another don’t believe that their LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc give them the leads, the sales, the coverage, whatever it is they were hoping to acquire.

Well then, I’m sorry to say that you are simply not using these avenues to the best of your ability. Granted, some will understand the ins and outs of marketing more than others. Hell, I know I’m no marketing genius, and I know that I could always improve on some such places. But what I do know is that with the time I do place into each channel, I will achieve some kind of exposure – be it small or big. It’s all about trial and error. Some things I do work brilliantly, while others not so good. But I never allow that to falter my next move, or allow myself to believe that I am failing by any means. It just means that I need to try something different. And research. Research, research, research. See what your competitors are doing – take note of what works and what doesn’t work, and go from there. But above all else… DON’T GIVE UP!

Screen Shot 2014-10-22 at 11.15.41 AMLet’s take Facebook: I’ll use their mission statement ©Facebook Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.

Therefore, when sharing and posting on Facebook, why not make it a little more personal. People like to uncover who you are as a real person, not just about what you do. It allows them to feel more connected, and in turn they will support you any way they can.

34610ca792620a0f8bec7afee43ce5c31381_1PDtwittericonset_362x407Twitter: It’s pretty basic. It allows you to give people quick snippets of you and your work, but remember, you need to make it catchy – find that hook. Because you are limited by the amount of characters, work with words and phrases that are strong, and have the reader/follower wanting more.

Linkedin-iconLinkedIn: This is a professional base. LinkedIn is about connected with like-minded people who may, or may not, give you what you need in order to make that next move within your career. Generally, you will NOT find posts about the family cat or the next door neighbours party that keeps you up till all hours of the morning :) But what you will also find is a lot of inspiring articles, etc that remind you and teach you what steps to make next.

Remember, it’s all a numbers game, so to speak. So follow back, retweet, share, and comment on others posts. They will be grateful for your time, and this is bound to only lead you to future connections and further support. Stating that these avenues don’t do all you believed they would… well… I hate to say it, but your right. Why? Because you’re stuck in that mind frame. Stop it! If all you get is one light of hope, or one more person notes your name for even the briefest of moments, then haven’t you already begun a chain reaction. That’s all it takes guys. Inch by inch as they say. It may take you months. It may take you years, but if you have already found a place of hands up in the air stating, “This is BS, and I give up.” Then don’t expect to move any further.

Oh, and never be afraid to ask for a little help a long the way :)

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TO PUSH BEYOND

Positive-Picture-QuotesI have a dream… and I am sure as hell gonna look, listen, write, and speak my way into my place of dreams come true. There ain’t no way I am going to let those dreams remain dormant upon the bookshelf in that back room… no matter how many no’s, no matter how many unanswered prayers and emails wrote. You watch – and you’ll see.

We are faced with chances and choices each and every day. Some will walk around with their eyes shut, never truly seeing what lays beyond their peripheral vision. Some may see, and yet they will still choose to never acknowledge the truth of the possibility.

6314-1365716900642You’ll probably have to work your backside off, for only once in a blue moon does your choice of chance actually land at your feet. But for those who do push forward with strength and belief – for those who choose to see, and do choose to acknowledge and allow the hope, the potential, maybe even the destiny that was always set to land at your feet… then understand that your chances and choices could be laid beneath your next step. Expect that unexpected jolt. Push the boundaries to places where the man or woman beside you isn’t quite game to. Because really… what’s the worst that can happen?

Ah… even if you land flat on your face… so what! mudTrust me… I have tripped on my own feet, and most definitely fallen face first into a puddle of mud and muck – time and time again. I think my head was even held under a few times. Sometimes I want to cry. Sometimes I swear I’m gonna scream, screech and throw a few punches. But hey… who hasn’t felt like this once or twice?

As Napoleon Hill once said, “Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.”

Like I said… Push it! Be crazy, be foolish, dare not let any hold you back. Especially you. And remember… step beyond that point that all other’s believe is sane, and make your next step into a world of every possibility and every dreamed success.life-quotes-step-outside-of-your-comfort-zone3

Love to all, Tania Elizabeth xo

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What Is The Value Of Literature?

Originally posted on Banister's Mind:

This morning, I participated briefly in a discussion about reading preferences between ebooks and physical books. In the course of the discussion, it became clear to me that there is an expectation on the part of consumers that a title presented to them in digital form should be priced dramatically lower than its print counterpart or, in many cases, it should be free.

While I can accept that ebook pricing by and large should be set on a different tier to its print counterpart, the concensus view point made me angry.

Readers have very little concept of the work an author puts into creating,  writing, editing and producing a story. When an author commits to a project, it can consume anywhere up to a couple of years of your life. The amount of research, character development, story development, editing, proof reading that is required of a writer is significant –…

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MOLTEN HEART

L.L.Hunter has become one such young lady who my heart has fallen prey to. Be it her 10441407_410877602388848_2171101450351718258_nsunny disposition, her giving nature, or her purest of heart and mind… she is one such soul whom I shall always find time for.

Laura is also author to several lovely reads for those young at heart, and she is winning over the heart’s of many through her words and gracious stance. Laura is actually soon to be releasing another one of her wonderful reads.

Molten Heart is the name to such a read. Which as I’m told is Book One to this YA dystopian / post-apocalyptic Saga. I am also told that the release date for these pages of story will be October 31, 2014 – only a few weeks away. So, be sure to put in your pre-orders if you find this your kind of read. Find all details you shall require below…

Molten Heart - Amazon Front Cover-1BLURB   Forty years after the middle-east dropped bombs on our country, we are now just starting to rebuild. But a new danger threatens our small community. A group of men we call The Takers, have returned to finish what they started ten years earlier.

So we leave.

My friends and I head to a safe house five days away where there is food a plenty and the hope of a fresh start. But we never will be out of danger. And my heart will never be safe, not around Lukas Green. When I thought I couldn’t be broken any further, I fear Lukas will break the wall around my heart down so far, my heart won’t have a choice but to melt. He really will be the death of me.

My name is Skye Montgomery and this is my story.

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SPEECHES OF SOUL

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Star of distant fire

Now setting in the west,

Find calm within the twilight

Behind the mountains crest.

Winds of night’d whisper

Are hummed in lullaby;

The moon holds song and stars do dance

A thousand firefly.

Be thy sleep to where I request

As I drift in ardent dream,

Though be it a dream just a dream

Or a speech of thy soul to redeem.

Behind eyes of close, a daring jewel cast

A diamond ambition, a yearn;

A feeling of unexplained truth,

A feeling of impressionable burn.

A secret self I’ve long kept in seal,

For fear of failure, for fear of unknown.

A blinded desire no longer unsighted;

An existence dare I call all my own?

I listen, I hear, strong sounds, governed words.

I watch as the vision unfold.

Where be am I guided? Is my head in the clouds?

Or are fated ideas long foretold?

A door! Do I fear it? Do I look?

I reach for the handle and turn.

My eyes flutter as a new day is born;

I’ve opened to find I’ve returned.

Now all that is left is a conflict in mind.

Do I believe in the dream I’ve now met?

Was the inspired force an intentional call?

Was it brought forth for I now to set?

Do I have the courage to pursue it?

Was it seemingly more than a dream?

For a dream is an expression of soul’s want to be heard,

A dream is a speech our souls scream!

Isn’t it?

A JOURNEY OF MAGIC and TRUTH

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Today I embark on a new journey. I am about to step foot onto an incredible path of enlightenment and magic.

Blessed have I been that I was asked by some Aboriginal and Islander elders to bring forth their stories of the real magic within their people. I am to immerse myself within their culture, their stories, their truth… all in order to deliver a divine story never been told.

I am unbelievably honoured that they allow myself to do so, and I look forward to eventually blessing each of you with all that I may disclose.

Love and Blessings to all xo