Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Bible needs editing.

 I Don't Believe God Wrote The Bible- I believe society is in need of a more inspirational ideology and that a lot of the rules and expectations preached in the Bible are outdated.

I have found someone to do my new cover.

This lady will be doing the cover of my new book coming out early 2015- I Don't Believe God Wrote The Bible by Gerald Freeman.

A story about growing x
Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder 2012

Saturday, October 25, 2014

When you travel and let go, something happens x

when u travel and let go, something happens x

Can u help me improve this, or is it OK?

my first draft of the new book cover. It must depict what the story is about...

perhaps the top should b more interesting...

Friday, October 24, 2014

I'm on a roll.

My mind is on overdrive. Final copy edit coming up, nervous I will disappoint my editor, but whatever happens I will learn from it.

'Doubting is not a sign of disbelieving, it is an indication that you are not appreciating Life enough.' Gerald Freeman

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Today's philosophical quote.

Those of you who pop in and check out my blog from time to time will know that I enjoy coming up with philosophical quotes. Unfortunately, I can't sit down and make them up, they only come to me as part of a thought process from time to time. I hope you like this one.
'I don't want to be as 'good as it gets,' but as good as I get.'

The struggle.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

`I love words, you'll notice I use a lot of them

`I love words, you'll notice I use a lot of them

Living fast in Kenya, knowing I'll die younger than if I hadn't lived at all X X

I would meet a flying spider and anger a hooker, narrowly escaping death on numerous occasions before putting my head down to sleep under a BaoBao tree. The last guy that did that woke up to a python sucking on his leg, which had dissolved by the time they saved him.

Live fast and die younger than if you hadn't lived at all- Gerald Freeman.

Live fast and die younger than if you hadn't lived at all- Gerald Freeman.
My friend Ote, a Tutsi, who taught me how to get the ants drunk so they wouldn't bite us.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Wake up every day to a new day.

This was the best lesson I ever learnt in Life. Read 'I Don't Believe God Wrote The Bible' coming out winter 2014,  and you will find this lesson there X

“Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.” 
― Ralph Waldo EmersonCollected Poems and Translations

Baggage 2013

The problem with faith is that paradoxically it comes down to you.

When it all comes down to it:

The problem with faith is not about believing in God, but about believing in yourself- Gerald Freeman.
The Black Sheep 2013
If anyone can tell me why it's called The Black Sheep, I will give you a signed copy of my new book I Don't Believe God Wrote The Bible- Coming out winter 2014/15

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Word 2 by Simon Duringer Out Now!

I have had the good fortune to be included in this new edition of The Word. In a short, succinct sentence: Thank you Simon, you have really given me an invaluable boost of confidence and your support is greatly appreciated.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Teaser: I Don't Believe God Wrote The Bible- Coming out winter 2014/15

'I tried to shake the flashbacks out of my head, I wanted to focus on the Now and the future, not the past. I felt like a bullet that had been fired, I was now on my way to a better life, but I was travelling at such a speed that I created a vacuum, which at times sucked remnants of my horrible childhood into the present. Would I ever get far enough away to leave the memories behind?

Baggage 2012

Teaching Writing Skills To Teenagers.

Teaching Writing Skills To Teenagers.
You absolutely have to go into the classroom hyped up and ready to make a dry situation delectable and inspiring. How is learning to write an essay going to contribute in any way to your life?
For loads of reasons!
Firstly, point out that if they are ever going to have a blog, or write letters of complaint, proposals, articles, pieces for other blogs or Ezines, send letters to Oprah, knowing basic formatting rules will earn them respect, and give them a foot in the door.
Learning to put your ideas down on paper is a passport through life, because it doesn’t matter how much you have to say, if nobody wants to listen.
Teach the art of writing, not the words. Let the students see the strength of prose, teach them style and show them the power they can wield with a pen. It is not what you say, it’s the way you say it, and the same goes for writing.
But, is the deftness of language judged by the overall interpretation of the readers? If they all agree on what you have written, does that mean you have got your message across? Or would having all your readers speculating about different possibilities be confirmation of your writing achievement?
It all comes down to having a plan. Ideas may rain down on you, but you have to collect and organize them into a message, or a train of thought that others can contribute to, if you want them to listen.
If you want to be heard in any walk of life, LEARN TO WRITE.

Gerald Freeman

My little book of thoughts.

Firstly, thank you to all those who regularly visit this blog. As always my thoughts are about life and the journeys we have on this planet. Please feel free to comment my aim is to connect with people and share thoughts and musings.
I came across my little book of thoughts, while I was doing the final edit of my latest book I Don't Believe God Wrote The Bible and thought this poem was rather poignant. It's about losing my little sister before she was even old enough to know who I was.

You were so small
Before, when it all happened.
I never saw the time pass,
Gerry look after your own ass.
Free to be myself,
I left the family on the shelf.
Time to stop, to realize,
God, how time flies.
You were three and now you're ten,
Seven whole years in the bin.
It's hard to create about what I hate,
When it's too late.
                  Love you X