Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Writing - Nature of the arts

If you want to upset your parents, and you don't have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts.I'm not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life bearable. Practising an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. 

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K Vonnegut


Sing in the shower.
Dance to the radio.
Tell stories.
Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will have created something.

So states author Kurt Vonnegut and what a superbly accurate and encouraging quote it is. The one thing that I would add is that once you have accepted the temptation of one of the arts, you find yourself 'trying out' the others. The concept of failure then becomes irrelevant as you can't be great at everything. Hence I produce, water colours, pencil sketches, poetry and books, sometimes badly, sometimes with a degree of satisfaction and success. 

The message begins with the assertion that it is not going to pay you a fortune but it will benefit your soul.




At the current time there is the presidential election in the USA and if you consider the electoral system there is undoubted connection back to the events of 9/11. There is the involvement of the security agencies, unexplained and precipitate actions by the US Government and a failure of security agencies to communicate knowledge with each other. Many of the same people are probably still in post 15 years later. So read 7 Hours After and allow your mind to wander freely and decide what is fact and what is fiction.






Synopsis

Patrick Steele is off crusading once again with his sidekick, fiancée Naomi Kobayashi. This time he is risking life and limb by returning to the hostile shores of the USA. He has had brushes with the authorities in that vast country on previous occasions, but now has been stimulated to return because of apparent dodgy dealings over the World Trade Centre disaster of September 11th 2001.
After discovering numerous ‘theories’ concerning 9/11 and who was behind it, Steele identifies possible links between large corporations with financial interests and political parties. In a presidential election year he is concerned that those vying for that prodigious post may have links with the disaster.
Has Steele discovered underhand dealing by the US security services? 
Did one of the major political parties have a hand in the destruction of 9/11?
Will Steele be caught by the CIA or can he escape back to the safety of the UK?

What was Building 7?

Where can the books be bought?




In each case search under David L Atkinson, don't forget the 'L', and search through the available options to see all 11 novels.

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The Kindle copy available from amazon.co.uk will upload to devices supporting the Kindle App as well as Kindle devices so you can get this an all of my books on your smartphone.

God Bless