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Three Things I’d Tell My Younger Self (E-Story)

A very special FREE collection of advice for our younger selves, compiled by Joanna Cannon - the author of THREE THINGS ABOUT ELSIE and THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP

If you could send a message to your younger self, what three things would you want to tell them? This inspiring, moving and frequently hilarious collection includes advice from - among others - authors, journalists, clergy, nurses and doctors; and their words will offer both solace and entertainment to readers at any milestone in life, from exam results and educational choices to love, health, friendship and careers. Here you will find the wise words of:

Ignasi Agell

Sue Armstrong

Hannah Beckerman

Ann Bissell

Dr Sue Black

Fern Britton

Wendy Burn

Joanna Cannon

Tracy Chevalier

Julie Cohen

Charlotte Cray

Dr John Crichton

Miranda Dickinson

Suzie Doore

Janet Ellis

Nathan Filer

Patrick Gale

Sam Guglani

Dr Helen-Ann Hartley

Kerry Hudson

Mandy Huxley

Reverend Andrea Jones

Adam Kay

Erin Kelly

Mr Kipling

Dr Kate Lovett

Katy Mahood

Anna Mazzola

Lydia Elise Millen

Dame Helena Morrissey

Hannah O'Brien

Femi Oyebode

Lev Parikian

Nina Pottell

Jonathan and Angela Scott

Anita Sethi

Lionel Shriver

Graeme Simsion

Dr Laura Varnam

Kate Williams

Story: .and how to write one

Writing a book or creating a good story is a skill. Learn the secrets here in this quick read that shows you the secrets of how authors compose their books.

Learn the 10 stages of writing a book and what the seven basic plots are.

At the end of the book is a special invitation to show you how to launch your own book successfully and become a writer for a successful fantasy series.

The Greatest Ten Self-help Books In The World

From Award Winning Screenwriter and Author Emmanuel C. Ezike II comes this tell all book which is now Free on Amazon.

Written primarily to inspire and encourage, Ezike takes us through peaks and valleys of his life leaving the reader spellbound and utterly amazed and most importantly motivated in finding one's true passion and calling in life.

In this soon to be classic, Ezike dives right in and depicts detailed examples of how each one of The Greatest Ten Self-Help books in the world affected and improved his life; starting with The Greatest Salesman In The World by Og Mandino all the way to Neville Goddard's Resurrection.

Ezike writes with such poignant and dramatic precision that one is left inspired and simultaneously entertained. The Greatest Ten Self-Help Books In The World proves to be at par with some of the self-help classics of our times; and Ezike could and if not be one of our modern day Philosophers and Thinkers. His life chronicles periods of deep frustration, challenge and ultimate success that is common amongst many high achievers. A writer for our times, he is poised to say much more of what this era needs to showcase how one can come from the bottom and edge their way to the top. The Greatest Ten Self-Help Books In The World is a book you will definitely want to keep close to your heart!

About the Author:

EMMANUEL C. EZIKE II is an award winning Screenwriter, Author and Entrepreneur. His screenplay When All is Said And Done won Best Break-thru Screenplay in the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. He was born in Monrovia Liberia and immigrated to the U.S as a teenager fleeing the Uncivil war in Liberia in the late 90's. He writes prolifically in the genre of Self-help Fiction, General Fiction, and Non-Fiction. Ezike currently resides in the Carolinas with his family and their Boston terrier; ginger, parakeets bluey & joey. He can be reached via email at [email protected]

Excellent Things in Women: A Memoir of Postcolonial Pakistan (Chicago Shorts)

Sometimes, only the most heartbreaking memories possess the capacity--in their elegiac immediacy--to take our breath away. With Excellent Things in Women, Sara Suleri offers the reader a delicately wrought memoir of life in postcolonial Pakistan. Suleri intertwines the violent history of Pakistan's independence with her own intimate experiences--relating the tumult of growing up female during a time of fierce change in the Middle East in the 1960s and '70s. In the two selections presented here, "Excellent Things in Women" and "Meatless Days," we watch as Suleri re-encounters the relationships that inform her voyage from adolescence to womanhood--with her Welsh mother; her Pakistani father, prominent political journalist Z. A. Suleri; and her tenacious grandmother, Dadi, along with her five siblings--as she comes to terms with the difficulties of growing up and her own complicated passage to the West.

The Art of Backscratching in Chicago: Driving with Ed McElroy (Chicago Shorts)

"Ed McElroy, clear of eye, sound of mind, and eighty-three years of age . . . guides his black Cadillac down Halsted Street." So begins longtime Chicago journalist Neil Steinberg's nuanced homage to Ed McElroy: an old-school, behind-the-scenes backscratcher who has driven the rich, powerful, and well-connected around the city, doing favors and calling them in, for decades. Helping a young Steinberg understand the city, McElroy and his take on how a Mayor's son gets to be Mayor and how a wily up-and-comer marries the daughter of a powerful alderman and later becomes governor would enthrall even the most seasoned Chicagoan. In this drive around town and through time, Steinberg ultimately serves up audacious and funny anecdotes about how it helps to stay connected, to know a guy, and to help people out when you can.

The Shakespeare-X Message: The Authorship Question Solved

This is a non fiction publication.

The Shakespeare-X Message is not a hoax.

The Shakespeare-X Message is a deliberately concealed statement of authorship of the works of Shakespeare.

It is a message sent directly to the world by Shakespeare himself.

It has gone unrecognized in the historical record for 400 years.

It is dazzlingly imaginative.

The message is mathematically verifiable.

The mathematics are utterly conclusive.

The Shakespeare-X Message was not sent to the world by the actor we know as Shakespeare, but by the authentic writer of the literary works of Shakespeare, the famous dramatist and poet Christopher Marlowe, who was thought to have been murdered by knife in a tavern brawl in Deptford, London, in 1593 at the age of 29, while Shakespeare the actor was also 29, and still an unpublished writer.

The Shakespeare-X Message is an indisputable proof of an authorship imposture.

That a man named William Shakespeare, neither an actor nor a writer, was deliberately brought to London from Stratford, to be secretly employed by Marlowe's theater company to publicly impersonate a dramatist writing the successful plays covertly being written by the genius Marlowe, in secret exile in Italy.

This publication is an irrefutable proof of this seemingly impossible fact.

According to literary novelist Lee Vidor:

The Shakespeare-X Message is a definitive statement to the world from the acclaimed dramatist Christopher Marlowe that he is the authentic writer of the works of Shakespeare. It was created by Marlowe to eternally provide a clear proof of authorship.

The message proves itself effortlessly to common sense, effortlessly to anyone with the smallest grasp of logic or reasoning. It is a message written by a literary genius.

The Shakespeare-X Message was first uncovered by Lee Vidor on May 18th, 2009.

You can read it here for the first time in 400 years. It is free to view in the book sample.

It is dazzlingly brilliant in inspiration and vision. Precisely as we would expect from the mind of the genius Shakespeare-Marlowe.

This book contains the complete proof that the message is mathematically irrefutable. Also supporting research regarding the implications of this. Also included are an analysis of the causes of the academic misattibution of the literary works of Shakespeare, fresh speculations on the real life of Shakespeare-Marlowe as he lived it, and analysis of the methods of the imposture as it was carried out.

The book also contains new textual and biographical evidence regarding the life of Shakespeare and the authorship imposture.

Everything we know of the living man Shakespeare has been wrong.

Mathematicians and scientists of the world are particularly encouraged to publicly support or attempt to refute the Shakespeare-X Message.

The world requires you do this in order to correct academic Shakespearean scholars who can neither grasp the conclusive mathematics, nor face the consequences of their utterly devastating error.

Without respect for the scientific method the world is lost in superstition.

The Shakespeare-X Message speaks conclusively for itself.

It is everything a Shakespeare lover could hope for.

Reviews of Lee Vidor's literary novels can be seen at:

According to critics:

'Impossible.. Historic.'

'200 years from now people will still be discussing this document.'

'A message of conceptual genius from Shakespeare himself.. He dazzles us still.'

'Too astounding to believe.. And too mathematically verifiable to dispute. It left me speechless.'

'Singular in the history of the world.'

'Clear, definitive, unequivocal and conclusive.. A statement of identity from Shakespeare himself. Absolute proof.'

'Academic scholarship will take decades to recover from this crisis.'

'The real life of the authentic Shakespeare.. A greater life than ever we conceived of..'

Nabokov: The Mystery of Literary Structures

The Incident at Naples

Stapled Wrappers

The Mechanical Butterfly: A Book of Impressions

"A single spark can set the world aflame" - Inspired by a particular event, The Writer embarks upon a journey of self-rediscovery, a journey that culminates with a book, The Mechanical Butterfly.

The Mechanical Butterfly is a story that attempts to dissolve the barrier between the writer, the book, and its reader. In order to achieve that goal, the focus of the book is not only on its content, on what is both said and left unsaid, but also on its style. The end result is something that inspires both haziness and clarity, both understanding and misunderstanding of the topics in question, but, nonetheless, it always proves itself to be, more so than anything, an experience of a certain kind.