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Word Tinker: Words, Culture, History and Christianity (with a slightly Aussie slant) blog.

As the Eagle, Flies the King sequel

To those who have read As the Eagle Flies the King, and were looking to a second book, I apologise that, due to some misreading of the story by those who have misinterpreted the cover, a second book will not be forthcoming.  I will also not be considering a screen play for the same reason. I have done with the era in history, but for those who are interested in reading in the era, I highly recommend www.sacred-texts.com and www.gutenberg.org. These sites allow you to download original versions of ancient works. I was able to study here a copy of The Histories by Herodotus, a comprehensive work covering all the cultures of the ancient near east during the period of the Babylonian exile.  There are programs available on most computers that allow you to convert these works into speech, making it much easier to plow through large tomes.

This will be my last blog.

Happy reading!

Wendy

September 12, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Comments Off on As the Eagle, Flies the King sequel

A Book to Change a Generation

For Young Women Only

Every now and again a book comes along that could make a really positive societal change. For Young Women Only: what you need to know about how guys think  http://www.amazon.com/Young-Women-Only-About-Think/dp/1590526503  by Shaunti Feldhahn is such a book. An easy read, this is a candid look at male attitudes to young women. Research questions asked of a cross section of young men reveal how they see young girls’ clothing , what they think about body image, and what a young woman can do to keep her sense of dignity amongst the pressure to wear inappropriate fashion.  This is a must read for every thirteen-year-old girl.

Wendy

Permission is granted to distribute this material provided the following statement appears on any distributed copy: © W. McNeice http://http://www.scribeofspirit.com 

 

July 13, 2010 Posted by | Books | | Comments Off on A Book to Change a Generation

The Time of Your Life

img_2142cThe singer songwriter producer with the 2008 number one hit Time of Your Life—which became an American Idol winner—has signed a combined book and record deal with Tate Publishing and Tate Music Group.

The book, scheduled for release in 2010, tells the life changing decision Regie Hamm made to adopt an orphaned Chinese girl. Regie’s song was the winning entry in American Idol’s seventh season.

“You can’t see the circle while you’re making it,” says Regie. “Only special moments can allow you to see all of it. China…babies…songs…music…dreams…success…happiness. They all mean different things to me because of what I have been through. Any plan I would have developed could not have been as beautiful and unexpected. This one was divine.” From Tate Publishing Newsletter, Quarter 4, 2009.
To find out about the annual Bella Bash concert Regie runs to raise money for Angelman syndrome, go to http://bellabash.tatemusicgroup.net/. To get those amazing lyrics, go to
http://www.lyrics007.com/Green%20Day%20Lyrics/Time%20Of%20Your%20Life%20Lyrics.html

 

October 24, 2009 Posted by | Music lyrics, The world's most underpriveledged | , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Time of Your Life

A Bridge of Life–a Book

A Bridge of Life—a Book

For thirty-two years her depression and grief had nearly swept me away. For thirty-two years I had so wanted to introduce her to words of comfort—words that would truly last her a lifetime.  Then, unexpectedly, in her dying hours, a book fell into my hands that acted like a bridge.

Handprints-Front-CoverWhen I introduced my mother-in-law to the scriptures for the first and last time, it was easier than I had ever envisioned. Thanks to a book by Peter Nicholls—Handprints of the Creator (http://www.peternicholls.com.au/handprints.htm). With this book, I was able to ease her life-threatening pain for a precious half hour, as the scriptures and pictures took us to places far beyond the confines of her palliative  bed. The pictures tapped into a lifetime of glimpses into places she had met me—scenes reminiscent of one happy memory after another. Thank you, Peter, for making the hardest painful hours of Naida’s life just a little bit brighter. This book is truly a bridge for troubled waters.

September 26, 2009 Posted by | Books | | Comments Off on A Bridge of Life–a Book

The real price of GOLD

jewelleryfairtrade5.4 million people have died mining gold since 1998. The killers own the gold mines of the Congo. Workers can spend up to six days underground at a time collecting the gold rocks. They are being poisoned by mercury as they process the gold. That gold is sold in western shops as jewellery. In refugee camps eight out of ten women have been raped. For every one killed in combat about 70 others die from preventable diseases because of it. One of the richest countries in the world for resources, but the Congo is cursed by its lust for gold. *
Here is some jewellery that will bring fair trade to those who need it…
http://www.globalconduct.com.au/index.php?act=viewCat&catId=56
*Source 60 Minutes, Channel 9, 13/09/09

September 26, 2009 Posted by | Sustainable Living, Uncategorized | , | Comments Off on The real price of GOLD

Choose BAMBOO!

Choose BAMBOO for your recession-proof tools of trade. BAMBOO is the fastest growing woody plant on earth and is replenished and harvested with neglible impact on the environment. And BAMBOO products are more and more readily available.

The inter-webbing root system protects the area around it from erosion. BAMBOO requires no pesticides or fertiliser and almost no water. There are a number of companies producing BAMBOO pencils now, and here is my favourite product–a BAMBOO toothbrush!

Monumental Dental Bamboo Toothbrush

Monumental Dental Bamboo Toothbrush

July 28, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Choose BAMBOO!

Lost for gold

In Belshazzar’s Feast, playing in Sydney recently, there is a hymn to the ‘god of gold.’ King Belshazzar lost the greatest empire in the ancient world while supping at a feast on stolen gold from Solomon’s Temple. Worship of gold proved to be his undoing. The previously impenetrable walls of Babylon were –according to Heroditus the historian–56 miles in length, 80 ft thick and 320 ft high. There were fortresses and temples actually within the walls and room for a chariot to turn around. Yet he lost it all, for the sake of gold. If you miss Walton’s renowned opera, read the account in my story As the Eagle, Flies the King, the first literary narrative to tackle the subject in English.

RECESSION TIP FOR WRITERS…

Stop worrying about your gold. Stop side-stepping what God has put you here to do. You will be blessed financially when you meet your true calling. It may be by way of unexpected discounts or windfalls. It may have nothing to do with your writing.

Expect the unexpected.

 “The idols of the nations are but silver and gold, the work of man’s hands”. Proverbs 3:9.

(Wendy McNeice is a writer, editor, inspirational speaker and tutor and a one-time history teacher and information adviser. Find more writing tips at http://www.scribeofspirit.com . Read her latest book As the Eagle Flies the King,                                                      based around the remarkable true story of the release of the Israelites from ancient Babylon by a Persian king. http://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=978-1-60604-339-4 . http://www.amazon.com/Eagle-Flies-King-Wendy-McNeice/dp/1606043390/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1223864553&sr=8-1 )

Permission is granted to distribute this material provided the following statement appears on any distributed copy: © W. McNeice http://http://www.scribeofspirit.com

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May 19, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Lost for gold

Money Saving Tips for Writers

Tip 6

(For the other five tips, see my blog at www.scribeofspirit.blogspot.com)

 

Make and print your own SIMPLE CHEAP BUSINESS CARDS for 20 % of the cost of regular business cards.

Buy a packet of Avery perforated business card stationery.

Log on to www.avery.com or www.averyproducts.com.au . Go to top ribbon Templates and Software/Design and Print Online.

·         Add your name and email address and follow the prompts.

·         Ensure that you have the right Adobe flash players installed. You’ll see the small icons on the bottom RH corner.

·         Click Create a New Project.

·         There is a blank template available or you can use theirs.

(The blank template actually looks better in black and white.)

For the best look on this generic template, use a personalized photo.

Tip: Make all the changes you want at once. You need to go back to the beginning to make changes and click ‘Open a Saved Project’.

 

(You can also print without using the online service by using your Msoft Word mail merge.)

 

March 31, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Money Saving Tips for Writers

Ways to promote your book

For the best fifty ways to promote your book, you can’t go past this list by WritersWeekly.com …

http://www.worldwidefreelance.com/ Newsletter, vol X issue 11.

Happy Marketing!

Wendy

PS. I now have FREE STUDY NOTES available for HOMESCHOOL / JUNIOR HIGH HISTORY/LITERARY classes or SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDIES. Download free from http://www.scribeofspirit.com/study-notes.php. Login: astheeagle  Password: studynotes01 . Study the amazing period in history covering the Israelite and Mesopotamian cultures.

SCHOOL HISTORY TALKS NOW AVAILABLE. Contact me at wendyworkshops@live.com.

 

 

 

 

(Wendy McNeice is a writer, editor, inspirational speaker and tutor and a one-time history teacher and information adviser. Find more writing tips at http://www.scribeofspirit.com . Read her latest book As the Eagle Flies the King,  imagetate1based around the remarkable true story of the release of the Israelites from ancient Babylon by a Persian king. http://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=978-1-60604-339-4 . http://www.amazon.com/Eagle-Flies-King-Wendy-McNeice/dp/1606043390/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1223864553&sr=8-1 )

Permission is granted to distribute this material provided the following statement appears on any distributed copy: © W. McNeice http://www.scribeofspirit.com

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March 19, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Comments Off on Ways to promote your book

Subscribe to my editing/publishing tips

butterflyemailMy new blog is at http://scribeofspirit.blogspot.com . To all my friends who normally subscribe to my website tips at http://www.scribeofspirit.com contact me though the web form  at http://www.scribeofspirit.com/subscribe.php and I’ll send you the new blog info as well. 

Blessings to your work!

Wendy

January 14, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Comments Off on Subscribe to my editing/publishing tips

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