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Author Spotlight: N.A. Turner

See more of Nick’s work here.

N.A. Turner lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Ever since he was a child he wanted to be a writer, because he was fascinated by stories. He did write when he was younger, only to quit when he went to high school and focused on a different direction in life, business. It was a good direction, but he missed writing.

So, when 2017 took off, he decided to go all in. N.A. draws inspiration from other stories, philosophy, human virtues and vices, technology, travel, myths, fairy tales, history and much much more. He looks to hold up a mirror, to highlight certain aspects of our lives and put them in perspective. These stories are places where reality meets fantasy. From a magic tree, technology gone bad, societies shaken and time travel.

You can learn more about N.A. on his website TurnerStories.com.

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N.A. Turner is our guest feature this week. Check out his latest piece: How to Side Hustle Your Writing Career — #3: Structure & Goal Setting Part 3: Easy Steps to Structure Your Writing and Develop Clear Goals

“Prose is architecture. It’s not interior design.” — Ernest Hemingway

We are well on our way to become a writer on the side. We’ve covered making time to write next to your full-time job and how to define your audience.

No need to ditch your job. No need to take needless risks. Test the water first. See what you’re capable of. See if it could work. → READ MORE.

Featured Stories:

Why Would Jesus Make Thomas Wait? by Brandon Weldy

A question about the disciple labeled “the doubter.”

Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”
Eight days later, his disciples were inside again… →READ MORE.

How to Stop Dragging Your Feet and Embrace the Future by Kate Findley

Back to school. Sigh.

I love my teaching job. But I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel a slight tinge of disappointment as I prepared for the start of the school year. I sluggishly assembled my syllabi and lesson plans, with lots of grinding starts and stops. Of course, it would’ve been a whole lot easier if I’d simply tackled these tasks in one fluid go.

So why do we drag our feet when we know we’re just making things harder? →READ MORE.

This is What Happens When You Develop Grit by Nick Maccarone

“I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live.” — George Bernard Shaw

100million Americans can trace their roots back to Ellis Island. Including me.

My father’s grandparents arrived from Sicily and Calabria just a few years into the start of the 20th century.

Like many before, they brought with them lofty dreams, ambitions, and a desire to give their children a better life. →READ MORE.

I Wasn’t Careful With my Words and This is What Happened by Anne Peterson

Not again! You’d think I’d learn, I guess I didn’t.

It started out innocently. I convinced myself my thoughts were important and that what I had to say was worth sharing. That it might help her.

Sometimes I’ll ask someone if I can share my thoughts. But sometimes, I don’t wait for their answer. This was one of those days. → READ MORE.

Self-celebration and the demise of the braggart by Anna D. Invernizzi

I don’t know about you, but I grew up in a society which constantly reinforced the negative implication of bragging about one’s achievements; they were secret badges of honour, something which should be smugly locked away in the top drawer of the ever-aging leather bureau of life, only to be bought out in private and enjoyed. → READ MORE.

The World She Leaves Behind by Aditi Wardhan Singh

She sits on the precipice of insanity,
Her heart constricts with pain,
The judgments, the eyes …
Constantly enveloping her. →READ MORE.

What Is Love? by Randy Shingler

Sharing in the freedom of silence

Intimate touching of another’s spirit,

Knowing thoughts not yet spoken

Compassion for what lies deep within. →READ MORE.

Should I Namaste or should I NamaGo? by Shayne Seymour

Now the countdown app says one day. That doesn’t seem right since the plane takes off tomorrow. I’m never counting down again. Other than it is about 57 hours until the second plane leaves. Yes, there are two planes. One is the connecting flight with a full day’s layover in a very famous American city where I can’t find much interesting to do.

Will the Real Countdown Please Stand Up? →READ MORE.

Why is Dental Care in the US So Very Expensive? by Stephen Sovie

When we lived in Malaysia our home was right across the street from a dental clinic, which was one of many on the island of Penang. This clinic was as modern or probably more modern than most I have seen in the US. The equipment was state of the art and the dentists were all trained in Germany or other countries in Europe, as well as the highly rated dental schools in Malaysia. →READ MORE.

Asian Americans in Films: Why Are They Important? by Pamela Pan

My daughter, a UC Berkeley college student, has been following Crazy Rich Asians ever since she heard the news that Keven Kwan’s bestselling book would be made into a movie. She had read the book a few years ago and enjoyed it a lot. …

“I just hope they don’t cast a white woman as the female lead” was my first thought. → READ MORE.

The Only 3 Types of Writing People Actually Want to Read by Ayodeji Awosika

I remember the first time a piece I wrote was rejected by an editor.

The piece I wrote was about my porn addiction in my early teens. It was deeply personal, too personal, and it didn’t fit my voice or style at all.

Usually, Lance, my editor, would respond within a day or two with revisions to my submissions.

When I sent him this piece, I didn’t hear back from him for almost a week. →READ MORE.

And here’s one I wrote.

Homecomings Should be Happy, but this Sucks by Nicole Akers

“The gladdest moment in human life, methinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” — Sir Richard Burton

If you’re a traveler, you know what it’s like to come and go often. Sometimes living life out of a suitcase is a backbreaker, especially if you travel with a lot of luggage, or are a backpacker. → READ MORE.

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