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Book Promotion – The Vital Sacrifice

 

What interest would a cult of semi-immortal genies have in this woman?

 

Get your copy of this thrilling supernatural fiction novel today!  Click the link below to buy, The Vital Sacrifice.  Don’t forget to follow my blog page and subscribe to my quarterly newsletter to learn about book giveaways and other freebies.

 

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Word of the Month – Perseverance

Chalk Board Image of The Word Perseverance

 

 

There are millions of words in the English language.  Why only use the worst ones?

In my Word of the Month blog segment, I extract simple, positive words from the English language and these words become the basis for improving your life — one month at a time.

Remember, to incorporate this word into your vocabulary throughout the month so that it becomes habitual in your word usage.

 


Definition – (noun) steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement

Use of the word in a sentence:

The project manager showed perseverance during the project despite all the budget and time constraints.  

 

 

Definition from Dictionary.com

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*Announcement* – New Book – The Missing Link

 

“If you don’t grab life by the reigns and ride it where you want to go, then life will ride you where it wants to go, and you may not like where it leads you.”

M. L. Childs, Writer

The world has officially collapsed due to this Covid-19. There are so many people whose lives have been left in shambles, and we are all left, not knowing exactly how to move forward. The new normal is here, and now we are charged with the responsibility of picking up the pieces. The Law of Attraction will be more critical than ever in rebuilding the lives that have been destroyed by this virus.

What if you don’t know what the Law of Attraction is? There are many videos and books on the market that will help you to learn more about it; so, I suggest you start there.

What if you have been using the Law of Attraction but keep getting stuck? Then this book is for you.

I have known about the Law of Attraction for over a decade, and I know that it does work; however, it has worked for me in autopilot, bringing all types of catastrophes my way and some good things, too. I always thought that using the Law of Attraction to my benefit in a focused way was impossible because I would still lose faith somewhere between the believe and receive phase of Law of Attraction until recently.

For some, like me, the Law of Attraction doesn’t work because there is a lot of terrible baggage in the way preventing manifestations from occurring. This eBook helps readers to discover what may be causing faith blocks and focuses on how to remove them so that you can get past the hurdles and start living the life of your dreams.

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Word of the Month – Accomplish

Chalk Board Image of the Word Accomplish

 

 

There are millions of words in the English language.  Why only use the worst ones?

In my Word of the Month blog segment, I extract simple, positive words from the English language and these words become the basis for improving your life — one month at a time.

Remember, to incorporate this word into your vocabulary throughout the month so that it becomes habitual in your word usage.

 


Definition – (transitive verb) to bring to completion

Use of the word in a sentence:

This month, I will accomplish my sales goals. 

 

 

Definition from Merriam-Webster.com

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Book Promotion – The Vital Sacrifice

Image of a woman being chased by a paranormal entity in an alley - The Vital Sacrifice Promotional ad

When Teresa falls for Ali, she isn’t aware of his sketchy past.  Now, her fate is in the hands of this shape-shifting genie whose clique will end their tryst at all costs to protect their secret existence.

 

Get your copy of this thrilling supernatural fiction novel today!  Click the link below to buy, The Vital Sacrifice.  Don’t forget to follow my blog page and subscribe to my quarterly newsletter to learn about book giveaways and other freebies.

 

Purchasing Options For The Vital Sacrifice

 

 

Want to learn more about the characters in this tale?  Visit their Pinterest Boards here.

 

 

Image composition courtesy of Scott Hill Design

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Disclaimer:  The woman’s image used in this post is a stock image and is used for promotional purposes only.  

Word of the Month – Gratitude

Chalk Board Image of the Word Gratitude

 

 

There are millions of words in the English language.  Why only use the worst ones?

In my Word of the Month blog segment, I extract simple, positive words from the English language and these words become the basis for improving your life — one month at a time.

Remember, to incorporate this word into your vocabulary throughout the month so that it becomes habitual in your word usage.

 


Definition – (noun) the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful

Use of the word in a sentence:

“I would like to express gratitude for all of the great things that are happening in my career,” said the speaker to the audience as she accepted her award.

 

 

Definition from Dictionary.com

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Why Do Movies Differ So Much From Books They Are Based On?

ATLANTA – Written by M.L. Childs, Author, Screenwriter, Copywriter and Dramatic Historian

 

Avid readers tend to despise films based on the novels they read.  What’s the reason?  They believe that the film doesn’t follow the story line in the book the way it should.  So, just why are films so different from books?

After learning screenwriting myself, I now know the answer to this puzzling question and I will try to answer it the best way that I can.  For starters, most people aren’t novel readers.  So, the details that work in a book won’t necessarily work on the big screen because most people will become bored with the details.  Most people want the point to be made as quickly as possible and they want to be thrilled by what they are watching.  This is one major reason why movies differ so much from the books on which they are based.

Another major reason is that screenplays — which are the driving force of any film — are a different beast from novels.  Fiction books can include extensive narrative information but screenplays should not — there simply isn’t enough time to do so.  A film is generally 120 minutes long which equates to one page each of a screenplay.  This is about half or even a quarter of the pages of most novels written.  So, screenwriters are under the pressure to fit everything into a small space.  Not only this, film is dialogue, action and conflict and each scene should be filled with plenty of it; otherwise, people get bored with the movie and leave the theater or turn the television off.  So a screenwriters task is not only to work within the confines of a tight space but also must play up the most interesting and critical scenes from a novel.

So, yes fellow novel readers, some of our favorite scenes in the book just may not make the cut in the screenplay because they may not come across on screen as fantastically as they do in the book.  Or, the budget for some of these novel scenes just isn’t available for film scenes.  Keep in mind that films are expensive projects and one extra minute of action may be costly.

“Trim the fat and get to the meat” is the name of the game when it comes to movies so try to be cognizant of this the next time you judge a film based on a novel.