FAMILY IS TO DIE FOR! #RRBC

“Some people, though related by blood, are as sworn enemies. Others, bound only by friendship, would die for one another.”

~ Beem Weeks

Author, Beem Weeks writes short stories and novels and is an ‘Indie’ – an independent, self-published writer. He serves close to 400 members of the international literary community, Rave Reviews Book Club, as a member of the Governing Board. Most importantly, he is a deep thinker and generous to a fault. His published works include Jazz Baby and Slivers of Life. Continue reading “FAMILY IS TO DIE FOR! #RRBC”

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MY RESPONSIBILITY AS A WRITER #RRBC

I have come to realize that life is about change, no matter how much we try to cling to what is familiar and comfortable. That leaves me with two choices: one, hang on to the status quo that is familiar and understood; or two, embrace the roller coaster of evolution and learn to cherish the lessons and the resulting growth. If I wish to leave this earth as the best person I can be, I cannot become like the ostrich and bury my head while life goes hurtling past me. Growth demands a price, and therein lies its value! Continue reading “MY RESPONSIBILITY AS A WRITER #RRBC”

Her Muse Screams For Mercy!

“How I know I’m a writer:  When I sleep, I wake to write;  when I dream, I rouse to write;  when I eat, I hunger to write;  when I drink, it’s my thirst to write;  and when I write, I write and write and write…until my Muse grows weary of the beating it takes from every keystroke.”

~ Nonnie Jules

 

Tune in to the RAVE WAVES BlogTalkRadio show, ASPIRE TO INSPIRE where this post is the topic of a lively discussion. This is a production of Rave Reviews Book Club.

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Once again, I turn to my close friend and colleague’s collection of original quotes, Quotes By Nonnie, for this gem about the passion of writing. Not only is Nonnie Jules the founder and President of Rave Reviews Book Club, but she is also an excellent writer. She is a published author of two popular and helpful non-fiction titles, an exciting novel, as well as a book of love poetry that she co-authored earlier this year! In this quote selection, Nonnie speaks to us about the writer that lurks within. Continue reading “Her Muse Screams For Mercy!”

Choosing Takes Guts!

” Sometimes in life you come to that fork in the road which makes you feel as if you know not which way to go. In that moment, you have a choice, yes, a choice, a luxury many are never afforded. Because of that choice, you can decide to either go left or go right, in the full knowledge that whatever direction you choose, you will make the best of it, you will embrace it, you will welcome it, and if need be, through your sheer will and determination, you will change the course of that direction so that in the end, it leads you in the most positive of places.”

~ Nonnie Jules

Not only founder and President of Rave Reviews Book Club, which now encompasses Rave Waves BlogTalkRadiobut Nonnie Jules is also the mother of two almost-perfect daughters and wife to her almost-perfect husband. She is a very accomplished Indie author and publisher at 4WillsPublishing. Another thing she does very well is to create very inspirational quotes and posts them as Quotes By NonnieIt is here that I found this excellent quote. Continue reading “Choosing Takes Guts!”

I’m Great… How’s ‘Bout You?

“Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!”

~ Anne Frank

Anne Frank died at the very young age of fifteen in the Auschwitz concentration camp, in 1945, after several months of incarceration with her family. Every year during my career as a History teacher – and often, several times during each year, I taught my students about the holocaust. I hated it! I longed to skip that unit of study because of the feelings of horror and disgust it aroused within me. But I knew that my feelings could never get in the way of instructing my students about the wages of discrimination and hate. Continue reading “I’m Great… How’s ‘Bout You?”

Use Your Head For More Than A Hat Rack!

“A brain is useless unless it is in constant think and learn mode.  God didn’t give you a brain for you to sit and ‘wish’ for things to happen, so use it for what it was intended, and get off your tush and make things happen.”

~ Nonnie Jules

Tune in to the RAVE WAVES BlogTalkRadio show, ASPIRE TO INSPIRE where this post is the topic of a lively discussion. This is a production of Rave Reviews Book Club.

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Of all her original quotes I have found on Nonnie’s blog site, this is one of my favourites! I have worked closely with Nonnie for about six months now, and these are words that she lives by. Nonnie Jules doesn’t abide laziness of any kind, but someone operating in a mindless way irks her the most. Continue reading “Use Your Head For More Than A Hat Rack!”

3. #RRBC: Bumping Heads with Nonnie…

Nonnie Jules is the founder and President of RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB, as well as interviewer of RRBC authors in the famed, “Who’s On The Shelf With Nonnie?” interviews. Her interviewing skills are legendary and she decided to accompany Author, John Fioravanti, through space and time to another galaxy 700 years into the future. Nonnie’s goal is to meet the key personalities on planet Genesis featured in Fioravanti’s series, The Genesis Saga, and utilize her formidable skills to find out something more about these characters. This scene is the third of many, which will follow.

Setting:  Nonnie and John are sitting in the reception area on the fourth floor of Newton Industries in Genesis City.  Continue reading “3. #RRBC: Bumping Heads with Nonnie…”