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Thanks for the comments on www.PlanetWriters.com. ...

2007-08-02T08:27:00.000+01:00

Thanks for the comments on www.PlanetWriters.com. The reason there isn't that much content there yet is because we haven't officially opened it yet (even though we are accepting stories).
Its sister site - www.ThailandStories.com - has been around for about 1.5 years now and is close to 1,000 posted stories.



Book Review of an English ClassicThe Inspiring Sto...

2007-07-21T20:55:00.000+01:00

Book Review of an English ClassicThe Inspiring Story of Little Goody Two ShoesOne of the Most Popular and Influential Children's/Adults Books of the Eighteenth Century.The History of Goody Two-Shoes was one of the most famous, popular and influential children's/adults books of the eighteenth century. It had an unparalleled status for many years ... It was universally popular for over two hundred years before languishing in obscurity...Now, after two hundred and forty-two years, Point of Life publishing house has renewed, refreshed, revitalized and recreated the literature masterpiece. By the inspirational pen of Michael Levy the ingenious publication has been gracefully transformed, while at the same time keeping to the original text and meaning as much as possible. It is an updated, encouraging book that is required inspiring reading for all children and adults. A little girl named Miss Margery Meanwell, is so poor that she walks around with only one shoe. She is orphaned early in life, a penniless urchin, who is given two shoes by a friend... From that moment on she is nick-named, Little Goody Two Shoes. Little Goody Two Shoes, is a keen learner and becomes an eager pupil of the alphabet. The heroine acquires learning and wisdom at a young age and teaches children to read and write with wisdom. In the second part of the story, as an adult Miss Margery, teaches adults how to stop quarreling and live a peaceful, wholesome life by wearing a "Pals Hat" that can stop to make people think about the differences in their opinions.Who from a state of rags and care,And having shoes but half a pair;Their fortune and their fame would fix,And gallop in a coach and six. The story highlights her charitable activities, which results in her being carried from her humble station in life and into a lady of means. The narration in the story by Merry Love, points out the plight of the poor and downtrodden, while fighting the greed and avarice of deceitful men. To quote one line:Ah! my dear reader, we brag of liberty, and boast of our laws; but the blessings of the one, and the protection of the other, seldom fall to the lot of the poor; and especially when a rich man is their adversary.The narrator points out not too much as changed in the past two hundred and forty years. If anything the greed has been magnified while the poor are still poor and downtrodden.Many exciting adventures befall Goody Two Shoes and her bother Tom. Levy's inspirational style of writing fits like a hand in a glove with the original unknown authors text. The story is sure to delight children of all ages, as it has past generations...It is a highly spiritual experience.The book devotedly points out that everyone who calls themselves a human being has a choice to follow Goody Two Shoe's pathway to happiness and wisdom ... The book has been rewritten and renewed for the benefit of all humanity no matter what creed or color. *******About the authorMichael Levy is the author eight inspirational books. Michael's poetry and essays now grace many web sites, journals and magazines throughout the world. He is a world illustrious speaker on health maintenance, stress eradication, wealth development, authentic happiness and inspirational poetry. http://www.pointoflife.com/Book DetailsThe Inspiring Story of Little Goody Two ShoesPublisher: Point of Life Inc.ISBN Numbers 978-0-9668069-9-1Publication date 07/04/07 Number of Pages: 136Paperback 6x 9 Price $12.95Cover design and editing by Entry Way Publishershttp://www.entrywaymarketing.com/Cover artist: Kathy ClineEditor: Professor Frederick de SerresContact DetailsPublisher:Point of Life Inc3032 East Commercial Blvd.Fort LauderdaleFlorida 33308USAWebsite: http://www.pointoflife.com/Email: mikmikl@aol.com[...]



I sent the following opening paragraph to every ma...

2007-07-20T13:18:00.000+01:00

I sent the following opening paragraph to every major publisher in Britain the other day, including, I might say, yourself. It is, of course, a rip-off of the Da Vinci Code. Yet where Dan Brown was immediately offered £100 million pounds, I was told by all and sundry to sod off. You yourself advised me to “get help”. Well … if this doesn’t prove the stupidity of the publishing industry once and for all, what does?



Prado Museum, Madrid
10.47 P.M.

Well-known art lover Jaime Santiago staggered through the vaulted archway of the museum’s Galleria Grande. He lunged for the nearest painting he could see, a Valasquez. Grabbing the ornate frame, the seventy-seven year old man heaved the masterpiece toward himself until it tore from the wall and Sanitiago collapsed backward in a heap beneath the canvas.



In self publishing, Booksurge strikes me as a bit ...

2007-07-20T02:48:00.000+01:00

In self publishing, Booksurge strikes me as a bit on the expensive end...