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A potential new novel

I'd be very interested to learn if there are any readers who would comment on an intro to a new novel that I am considering writing. This is probably the best place where appropriate feedback will provide an indication of whether I should continue or not. The intro is created simply to lead the reader into the story.

The title of the novel is Prism and it covers the…

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Added by Mike O'Hare on December 29, 2016 at 5:11am — No Comments

REVELATION: Joseph's Message

Some books help to change our lives. If you value your future then consider the wisdom that shines through the pages of this book. Here are a couple of passages that I hope will make you sit up and think.

"If you take away the shared field of consciousness on Earth, if you take away the darkness, then the soul begins to remember that it itself is Light! If…
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Added by Mike O'Hare on February 23, 2013 at 8:55am — No Comments

Memory Lane

Take a look down Memory Lane with the technique of using our five physical senses to help make each experience unique and very enjoyable. This is all about your memories so don't be shy and share what, in essence,…

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Added by Mike O'Hare on August 18, 2012 at 10:32am — No Comments

POSITIVE FEED BACK -- 100 %

So far I have not come across one piece of bad publicity regarding "The Meadow" novel. In fact most comments lean towards the positive, such as this testimonial posted from a sister network.

Here is the opening passage to this testimonial:

"I am close to finishing reading The Meadow, by our own Mike O'Hare and Elfreda Pretorius.  This novel is by far the most…

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Added by Mike O'Hare on July 23, 2011 at 7:48am — No Comments

THE MEADOW PROMOTED BY VIDEO

This blog is all about promoting The Meadow on YouTube. It was created with the idea of story going viral with the help of a video -- or two or three lol. See "A great love story -- presented to you by… Continue

Added by Mike O'Hare on July 20, 2011 at 3:59pm — No Comments

THE MEADOW

A great love story

Added by Mike O'Hare on July 20, 2011 at 4:47am — 1 Comment

CONTRASTS

To the writers of this world: Whether you write fiction, biography, historical facts or whatever, there are a few 'ingredients' which are an integral part of your being which come into play each time you dip pen in ink. No two people are alike once these 'ingredients' begin to manifest. One of the quotations I use that I credit to Jasper T. Nicoli says: "Only through opposites do we experience the contrasts in life."

He also says: "Desire is a mathematical predisposition…

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Added by Mike O'Hare on April 30, 2011 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Who Is Jasper T. Nicoli?

"In the beginning I would have said that Jasper T. Nicoli is the alter ego of Mike O’Hare, co-author of “The Meadow“. However, due to many strange experiences over the last few years, I’m convinced that this is a person, albeit no longer existing as a living and breathing human being."

Please read on at my blog page …

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Added by Mike O'Hare on April 21, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

LIFE IS TOO SHORT

I reckon I was about three years old when I was allowed to venture out to play for the first time in my neighbourhood. In my days of being a toddler there were no unknown fears such as unsavoury characters roaming around the place or vehicles that we could term as traffic. There would be the odd cyclist peddling down our back lane possibly followed by the refuse collectors (we called them the bin men) once a week.

We would have the coal man call each fortnight and the rag and bone man…

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Added by Mike O'Hare on April 4, 2011 at 10:56am — 2 Comments

PLACES THAT INSPIRE US

After a recent discussion and the sharing of a few photographs with a friend regarding how our natural and local habitat can inspire us so much, I thought I'd ask the members here to post places that have given them the most inspiration, especially when it comes to writing.

Unless you are living in dense forest or the jungle, I was amazed how similar our areas can be.…

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Added by Mike O'Hare on March 27, 2011 at 1:37pm — 2 Comments

REINCARNATION -- Inspiration for that next book?

You either love or hate the subject concerning reincarnation. To others it's a taboo topic which should never be approached or suffer the consequences. The conventional idea behind reincarnation is that after dying we return to the Earth plane to live another life. However, when up-to-date theories are introduced and the study of quantum physics is brought into the equation, a…

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Added by Mike O'Hare on March 10, 2011 at 10:13am — No Comments

HOLD ON TO YOUR COMICS AND MAGS -- The future's only round the corner

I’m pretty sure there are many like me who have a predisposition to hoard. The Aladdin’s Cave of any home is the attic or loft where all the unwanted stuff gets piled away and is forgotten — out of sight, out of mind. My attic is the home to many of my kids’ (now grown up) old toys and comics, lovingly preserved and boxed so that one day they can be passed on or auctioned to…

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Added by Mike O'Hare on March 9, 2011 at 8:18am — No Comments

the color of magic

"The Colour of Music" is a rather bizarre combination of words used as the title to an article which attempts to help us understand the workings of the Universe from our perspective as human beings. We consider 'hearing' and 'sight' as two of the five natural senses which, combined with the other three, feed our consciousness with information that helps us to experience…

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Added by Mike O'Hare on March 6, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

YOUR THOUGHTS RECORDED -- FOR EVER

A THOUGHT: The act of thinking; the exercise of the mind in any of its higher forms; reflection; cogitation. 



"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him." ~ Buddha 



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Added by Mike O'Hare on February 21, 2011 at 10:06am — No Comments

FANGS FOR THE MEMORIES

Share with me my memories from the late '60s when I was holidaying on the island of Tenerife. These memories are much more than just lying on a beach or swimming in the sea. Here's a hint at what I encountered and all the fun which surrounded my adventures as I covered the island from north to south. Ouch lol!!

 

Just click on here to view…

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Added by Mike O'Hare on February 18, 2011 at 11:41am — No Comments

Libraries Under Threat of Closure

It may not be happening in your neighbourhood yet, but if the UK manage to close down all of its branch libraries because of so-called cost cutting, it could happen anywhere. Please support this by sharing with others.

 

http://zenith57g.wordpress.com/2011/02/17/libraries-under-threat/

Added by Mike O'Hare on February 17, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Native American Spiritual/Cultural Art and Music.

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Added by Mike O'Hare on February 19, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

LOCATIONS

One of the major contributions which determines and distinguishes a great movie from a not-so-great movie is location. When moving home, it’s all about location, location, location. We live in a three-dimensional world with great emphasis put on the material aspects of life. So why not make the most of it? Being there (location) is what triggers our five natural senses so that we can experience – and enjoy – the environment. Our emotions complete the job in hand and help us to tread new paths… Continue

Added by Mike O'Hare on January 30, 2010 at 5:12am — No Comments

A POEM TO COMMEMORATE THE FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TSUNAMI

Mike wrote this short poem just after the Tsunami hit back in 2005. As it's the fourth anniversary, he thought it was appropriate to post it here.



A SURVIVOR’S LAMENT



By



Mike O’Hare



Claim me not yon winter’s tide

Your wrath cuts sway yet does not hide

The palm bends nigh as I embrace its girth

Its roots hold fast beneath the earth



I cling for life at rooftop height

The stars begin to show the night

Daytime comes,… Continue

Added by Mike O'Hare on December 27, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

MEADOWMANIA -- GOOGLE, ARE YOU WATCHING?

THE MEADOW by Mike O'Hare and Elfreda Pretorius. Available at most of the usual book outlets, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders, Chapters etc. There is a whole new world created when the marketing machine gets into gear. Here's where it's important to get the right image and interest going with the intention of creating a sound or an image that will stick. Of course, once the book has been read, everything changes course and a more subtler approach is… Continue

Added by Mike O'Hare on October 6, 2009 at 4:30am — No Comments

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