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- How to Write
Can anyone write a novel?
Is writing a novel a learned skill?
Yes I think that the more we read and write the better we get at it. Everybody has a story to tell, even if its their own story and if the interest is there to do so. How good a person is at their writing skill is an altogether different matter. A writer of any topic MUST have a passion for writing and for the topic's they a need to share. Then they will succeed.
The multidimensional world of literature
Having a natural ability from a young age in a particular skill is clearly an advantage. These children are born gifted, often in the fields of art, music or mathematics to name a few
In my novels one of my characters explains the reasons why a soul is born into our world with a memory of a talent. My own writing skill grew over many years of practicing, and it’s still improving all the time. The content of my novels came from personal experiences and a lot of research on esoteric and metaphysical sciences.
Books like: A course in miracles, The Keys of Enoch by J.J.Hurtak, the work of Rudolf Steiner and The Gnosis and The Law: by Tellis S. Papastavro were a great inspiration. So did fiction authors like Ayn Rand, Carlos Castaneda, Carl Sagan and Richard Bach.
Creating a cast of characters
My knowledge about shaping characters came from a background in psychology and the study of the Enneagram. The study of ancestral lineage topics has played a huge role in the shaping of my soul lineage cast of characters – The Jaarsma Clan.
My own journey towards becoming a published author was burdened with lots of obstacles. My school years were altogether a horrible experience right up to secondary and later college due to my dyslexia. The only upside was that I loved reading.
Today the world of literature as a creative editorial director of a publishing company has shifted my life to such a degree, that I often feel I’m living a life as a walk-in.
What is a Walk in?
The first character that came to me as a story teller was Liesbeth, who is also known as Tulanda in my later novels. She is a walk-in. ( When does the soul enter the human body?)
Her story was born in 1995 and flowed as if I was on a river raft adventure.
Why was my first character a walk-in?
When I started my attempt at creative writing, it felt as if someone else was taking control of my hands and fingers on the keyboard! Here was a woman who could not even write a short note to the schoolteacher of her children unless they wrote it first, so she could copy the text! All my life I avoided writing, instead I drew and even taught drawing skills, teaching people to draw their own portrait in eight weeks! All I did was teaching them to SEE!
Author's poetic license
During the creation of Liesbeth /Tulanda I use esoteric (poetic) license in order for her character to fit into my overall subject of awakening to our ascension series.
The term Walk-in is also known in esoteric sciences as a soul transference into other people's bodies. Meaning another soul who is not yet incarnated is entering an already born human being. This only happens with both soul’s consent. (The Rosicrucians say that the human soul hovers around the human baby from the first breath until around the age of 5)
In the case of Tulanda and her partner Hans, they both took up a human child’s body at around the age of 5. In Tulanda’s journal - Parallel Worlds & Realities Tulanda shares her story by adding her own diary she had written from when she turned 16 and kept up until she meets her twin soul Hans.
My writing skills were born due to technology
During the times that my son was at college I was allowed to play on his computer, his proudest possession. He had given me a floppy and later a stiffly disk to store my writings on. We were still operating a Dos system. I kept my creative writings very private, also because I knew that it was full of spelling and grammar errors. I was using Coral Word Perfect 5, which showed lots of red and green underlines.
For five years I plodded on shaping the roles of my nine main characters from the Jaarsma Clan.
As we lift our vibration, we’re activating a new level of our memory and mission. Just as humanity is awakening, we are all coming into a deeper expression of our true Selves regardless of how any one of us view a Soul exchange or a walk-in experience. As our souls merge, embody or exchange expressions of the angelic realm, our Higher Self comes through. Then we can truly say that we have experienced moving into a new dimension.
Tulanda’s website article
"Many people know me as Liesbeth, and only later when I'm about to write my own journal, do people get to know me as Tulanda. As I write this introduction, (being the creative observer of the Jaarsma Clan),it does not mean that I am constantly reacting to the knowledge that I'm just a character, like the characters in light worker journals that I've edited into novels. Often I still get swiped up in the illusion of it all. That means that my persona, 'The role player' the actor that responds to the name Liesbeth, or ...to the role as Tulanda is very real to me.
"It's my Earth mission to translate the light worker journals, written by the people of the Jaarsma Clan, into novels, and to support Annelies in her mission to awaken the human blueprint, so the children that will populate the new earth will become citizens of the galaxy."
Why have two names?
It was my choice to play both roles, just like it was (and still is) your decision to play your role (s). Yes, we are all actors on a stage. I suggest that anyone who reads my article starts pretending to be an actor on a stage. Observe how you interact with others. Soon you will be able to partake in Annelies' decoding workbook: Your Body Codes of Light. This creative decoding game will guide you through the turbulent times we often experience. It will be your handbook into a new paradigm.
Can anyone become a published author?
As you the reader by now has discovered. The answer is YES! The only criteria are that you MUST have is life skills, a passion for your topic and a determination to succeed; that is if you want to write for the adult market. Writing for a younger readership uses an altogether different formula.
Today the general school curriculum in public schools, especially in South Africa is outdated when it comes to the individual needs of students. Many young children are these days almost forced into learning a skill in order to be assured of a good income. Unless parents can afford to send their children to private schools, or a Montessori school, youngsters are already doomed from a very early age by learning to conform; being brainwashed to follow rules that are not conducive to their own happiness in later years. They are groomed to become the property of the state!
I hope this article will be read by parents who have young children. In these times it’s important to encourage young people to follow their dreams, and support their passion no matter if it might not be fit in our commercial society. Humanity is moving into a new era that will follow totally different rules. The children of today will become the leaders of a world where individual integrity on all levels is more important than having wealth , intellectual knowledge or good connections!
Dishonesty, corruption and lack of empathy for others will not be tolerated in the new world.
Listen to what Gregg's in his book, Fractal Time, has to say about the New World Age.
Every body has a story to tell.
- Follow your heart no matter what others say!
How many of us are told from a young age that the most important thing is to choose an occupation that is always in demand, so that you will never be poor!
- Journey from being a writer to a published author
Nadine the author to Nadine a publisher. After years of exploring social networks as an author and a publisher, I realize that surfing through cyberspace is like traveling in a parallel universe.
- Getting published in today's world
The world of publishing now offers a bewildering amount of choices, some of which will not lead to success and others are simply dangerous!