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Symphony of words

With our thoughts we make the world.

Buddha

A well-written story is a Symphony of words that click well with the reader. If the reader cannot relate to the content, the writer is not at fault. The reader shouldn’t be at that show. Not everybody likes classical music or country music. But everybody likes music, everybody likes books. They are like pizza. There is no such thing as a bad pizza.

“What inspires you?” people ask me the most.

That is probably the most popular question for any author. There is no single answer, but a multitude of answers depending on the day.

Early in the day, I was inspired by someone else’s selfishness. That person feared that I wouldn’t make the birthday party, if I got into an accident on my upcoming vacation.

I was speechless and flabbergasted. Not a care about the fact, if I was going to make it alive out of the accident. The only thing that mattered was the party.

I always say: “Real people inspire me the most with their actions and emotions, or the lack of both.”

“What powers people’s thinking?”

“With our thoughts we make the world,” Buddha said.

I try to think before I say something and definitely before I write anything.

My best advise to any writer is clear thinking that comes out of meditating, out of that space inside us that we explore, free of distractions and turmoil.

And maybe even more important is the detachment from the outcome, as I found out today while meditating.

After a month of my new book Shifting Sands Short Stories hitting the market, I started feeling resentment for not writing books for all those 20 years that I was working as a journalist for different newspapers.

“Really, Emma?”

That thinking honestly surprised me, and that’s why I went back into meditating.

“Emma, without the journalism jobs, there would be no Delivery of the book, that’s how you built your name recognition and following.”

“That’s how you gained experience, mom,” my daughter Doc Emma said.

I meditated with Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey in their newest Desire & Destiny meditation. I highly recommend it, and not just to writers and authors.

It’s better than any “How to…….” manual.

It starts with the paramount question that we should ask ourselves every day.

“Who am I?”

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”

Mark Twain

My next book signing of Shifting Sands Short Stories will be during the Fallasburg Fall Festival & village bazaar on September 16 & 17 from 1pm to 4 pm at the one-room schoolhouse museum.

Everyone is welcome.

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“Orange Nights” story captures summer madness sales at Midwest retailer 

Check out Inside the book of Shifting Sands Short Stories for “Orange Nights” about the summer clearance madness and back to school.

The story is set in August at a major Midwest retailer in Riddleyville.

Summer orange madness

It depicts the best in characters like big Irma, wise Ula and Rachel, as they fight to pull through the three orange balloon nights.

Starting tomorrow Aug. 9, the kindle version will be discounted through August. 14.

Source: Watch “Shifting Sands book trailer” on YouTube

Watch “Shifting Sands book trailer” on YouTube

The video trailer to my new book Shifting Sands Short Stories captures well the main location for most of the stories, and that is Main Street in Riddleyville and a large Midwest retailer.

The characters fit in well like pieces of puzzle from big Irma to wise Ula in the retail setting of the “Orange Night.”

The story depicts the clearance madness symbolized by orange balloons that precedes back to school sales in August.

A drive back home through the Midwest cornfields proves to be a reprieve from the bargain seeking customers for Rachel.

In the story Danillo, the video shows the life of immigrants working in the apple orchards.

Watch for exclusive excerpts from the book Shifting Sands Short Stories.

The kindle version will be available at a discounted price through August 14 starting tomorrow on Amazon.

To buy book go to:

https://www.amazon.com/Emma-Palova/e/B0711XJ6GY

For book trailer go to:

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