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“Questionable Minds,” a New Book: Conversations with Writers about Writing

OTTAWA, Ontario CANADA, 2017-Feb-15 — /EPR Network/ — The mind of a writer is a mysterious place. In Questionable Minds: conversations with writers, social psychologist dr george pollard gives a guided tour of the creative mental landscape of writers. In this unique collection of conversations, dr pollard explores the making of a fictional story or a stand-up comedy routine.

If you’re curious how your favourite novel or stand-up comedy routine comes into being, Questionable Minds helps you find out. This new book helps answer many questions. Where do the ideas come from? How do authors develop their characters? What is the secret of writing a successful stand-up comedy routine?

In this eclectic view of the workings of the imagination; dr pollard has assembled a remarkable panel of writers, covering a wide of range of literature. The conversations, in this collection, are with writers of thrillers, satire and westerns, as well as stand-up comedy.


A Unique Publishing Platform For Writers And Publishers

Released on: April 25, 2012, 4:27 am
Author: Possibillion Technologies
Industry: Internet & OnlineMediaTelecommunications

April 25, 2012, 4:27 am — /EPR NETWORK/ — Possibillion Technologies, today launched a unique online publishing portal, www.paginative.com for writers and publishers. The portal allows writers and publishers to independently create their books in the form as Apps for iPhone, iPad and Android mobile platforms. These book apps have the advantage of reaching readers across the world.


Utah is proud to introduce the “Now and Never Parties”

Released on: March 30, 2012, 11:28 pm
Author: Now or Never Parties
Industry: EntertainmentMediaFood & Beverage

Under ground dining on steroids…. The parties you’ve all been waiting for!

SALT LAKE CITYMarch 30, 2012, 11:28 pm — /EPR NETWORK/ — Many Utahan’s have been looking for opportunities like this for quite some time. The opportunity has come and you’re invited to come and be part of the party! Different entertainment, locations, food, and themes each time: you’ll never be bored with Now or Never Parties. Sometimes it will be more formal dining, other times a more casual experience. Regardless of the party, it will be a night to remember and take advantage of.


Penguin Launches The Big Break Competition

Released on: September 03, 2009, 4:17 am
Author: Penguin
Industry: Entertainment

In September 2009 Penguin Books and The National Theatre Discover Programme launched The Big Break young scriptwriting competition.

Young people nationwide aged 13 to 18 are invited to read award-winning author Meg Rosoff’s debut novel How I Live Now and take the story, themes and characters as a starting point to create a treatment and the first scene of a script.

Five winners will be invited to spend a day at the National Theatre Studio working with professional writers, National Theatre directors and actors to workshop and develop their scripts. They will also see a performance of Nation, based on a novel by Terry Pratchett, adapted by Mark Ravenhill, opening at the National Theatre in November 2009.


Mexican Author Goes Online With Latest Work And Hits All Times Download High

Released on: August 21, 2009, 6:42 am
Author: Luis Alberto Manjarrez
Industry: Entertainment

Refusing offers from editorial houses, Alejandro Volnie decided to give away his awesome Yehoshua el mago (Yehoshua the Magician) to anyone wishing to read it on a screen.

Mexico City, Mexico. August 21, 2009.

Mr. Volnie is the author of a dozen of successful published fiction novels, ranging in themes as diverse as Sci-Fi, History, mysticism or police procedures, all of them received enthusiastically by his ever growing number of followers and fans.

This time, he has surprised his readers with a reconstruction of the Gospels, a recreation of the antique scriptures as analyzed from a rational, critical, sometimes hermetic point of view. Mr. Volnie’s version of the story leaves little room for faith, as miracles are unveiled, prophecies are explained and underlying motifs gradually surface to meet with human nature.


New Push To Promote Marriage For Catholic Priests


Released on: May 19, 2009, 6:57 am
Author: Arbor Books
Industry: Entertainment

Though the debate over celibacy in the Catholic Church has been ongoing, two recent efforts have thrust the discussion front and center.

An organization known as Celibacy Is the Issue Ministries (CITI) is making a renewed effort to prove that married priests can administer the sacrament under Canon Law #843, which states that “both pastors of souls and all other members of Christ’s faithful have a duty to ensure that those who ask for the sacraments are prepared for their reception.” 

It’s a practical look at marriage and the priesthood that may convince the Church to reconsider its stance on celibacy—a stance discussed in harrowing detail by a priest whose own battles with celibacy cost him dearly. 

Father Ameen (not his real name), a Catholic priest and author of Confessions of a Passionate Priest, believes that fewer parishes would struggle to find priests if the Church were more pragmatic on the issue of celibacy. 

“I had an affair with a married woman,” says Father Ameen. “The reality of human nature is that we need intimacy. The Church is failing to address that. ” 

In his book, Father Ameen discusses his own punishment at the hands of his bishop after his affair went public. He says he believes that allowing married priests to remain as operating clerics would help to avoid situations like his, which got worse recently when his bishop found out that he had written a book about it. Father Ameen was barred from returning to his parish. 

“The Church often looks the other way when priests are having intimate relationships,” says Father Ameen. “They understand, as well as I and CITI do, that marriage does not distract from priestly duties.”Recent statistics may force the Church to admit as much:

• More than 25,000 priests have married in the United States since the 1970s.

• At present, more than 5,300 parishes are without priests.

• In the last thirty years, seminary enrollment has dropped from 45,000 to just 3,500.

“I love the Church, but it does have some rules that serve no one,” says Father Ameen. “I’m proof, as are all married Eastern Rite priests, that one can live in the secular world and still serve God.”

Father Ameen remains dedicated to the priesthood despite his contradiction of specific Church rules. He currently lives in an undisclosed location in the United States, preferring to remain anonymous to avoid recrimination.

(Confessions of a Passionate Priest by Father Ameen; ISBN: 0-9816892-0-5; $14.95; 224 pages; 5½” x 8½”; softcover; East Mountain Books)  


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