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Becoming a Writer

I recently received an email in connection with a post I made on the TUT Writer’s Group on Facebook. The writer asked me about how to become a writer. The following is the basis of my reply. When it comes to writing, I would like to know where your writer’s block lies, so that I […]

Creativity

Earlier today, I was just watching a program on daytime TV called The Wright Stuff (Channel 5, UK), which airs between 9:15 and 11:10, Monday to Friday. It’s a discussion program with a host and a panel of three guests who talk about what’s in the news. One of the topics this morning was whether […]

Circular Time

It’s finally come around. Today is the first anniversary of the death of my Father. He passed away from pulmonary fibrosis in hospital last August, while my Mother and one of my sisters sat next to him. So today the whole family, all four generations of us, went to lunch at his favourite Spanish restaurant […]

Responsibility

I don’t know if you’ve come across a book by Dr Joe Vitale titled The Midas Touch. He got together a group of authors and let each of us contribute a chapter on a subject of our choosing. Below, you can see a selfie of me holding a copy of the book with Joe’s and […]

Commitment

I’ve just come back from Communion at church. There were two lessons, the first about Ananias and Saphira, and the second about the Widow’s Mite. The vicar talked during the sermon about the first lesson and the consequences of lying to God. What I found more interesting was the theme running through both stories, as […]

Entanglement and Connectedness

The latest researches in Quantum Theory show that the world is not quite as simple as we like to think. First of all, it appears that the so-called superposition of states doesn’t just apply to the microscopic and atomic levels, but also at the macroscopic levels we see and experience every day. This is the […]

“Thinging” vs. Humanising

While I was working on my second book a couple of days ago, I was reminded of a phenomenon that seems to be becoming more and more prevalent these days. I’m talking about the habit of treating people as things rather than as human beings. You see this especially on the news, where people are lumped […]

Faith

Today I want to talk about faith; perhaps one of the most misunderstood words in the dictionary. It seems to be an appropriate time of year for this discussion. The actual meaning, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is “complete trust or confidence in someone or something”. So let’s have a look at various kinds […]

My Paperback Book is Here!

Phew! I’ve finally got the paperback version of my book finished, uploaded and active on Amazon! I tell you, there is nothing quite like the feeling of holding a copy of your own book in your hand, the child of your own mind. It’s wonderful! It was nowhere as easy as I’d hoped, or even […]

eBook is here!

Unbelievable but true. My eBook is live! I started the upload process in the afternoon, and it was live by late evening. Must have been a slow day at Amazon. Or their efficiency is even greater than I thought. If you’re interested in buying copy, search for “Stephen Oliver Unleash Your Dreams” in the search […]