Ruby Allure's Books

Ruby Allure's Books
Ruby Allure's Books

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Doing Things YOUR Way

Doing things ‘Your’ way

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Do you have something unique to offer? An alternative perspective or a different way of doing things?  I am sure that you do. Consider this: no one person has lived the same life. We are born at different times and eras and move through life with different mental filters. If you think about it there is no way that each person’s life can actually be the same as another’s. That means that you have something unique to contribute. That is quite a phenomenal thought if you think about it. Twins don’t even have the same lives because they are in different bodies. I don’t even think that Siamese twins would experience life in the same way because they would have different mental filters and still view lives from a slightly different perspective / angles. So with this in mind, then why do people attempt to repeat what has already gone before? Why do people bandwagon? Well it is because they are trying to ride on the back of something that has worked. Take for example the Harry Potter books, how many bandwagoners managed to make their billions off the back of it? What made the Harry Potter series so special was that J.K Rowling made the book her way. There may well have been influences but that is not the point, we all take inspiration from somewhere and amalgamate the fragments into something new.
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One of the things that I found when I was teaching creative writing classes is that people often emulated what had gone before. The vocalised belief is that there is nothing original. I contest that and say that you are original so therefore what you bring to what you create can be original. Yes there are limited story lines with themes; however, what you put into the world can be original because you create it. You will also find that the passion will rise within you once you ‘put your heart’ into it (this is another blog I wrote). The more you put your heart into something the more energy and passion you have to create something. It is as if you hook up to an energy supply to drive you through to creative heights. Forget about doing something purely to make money. Try creating something purely to experience the joy of creation and stepping into that space where you are in ‘no time’ and the kiss of inspiration canoodles you… When you experience this you will find that doing things your way has a great deal of satisfaction and then you may well find that once creativity flows that your aliveness increases and you find that ‘special’ something you can contribute to the world which demonstrates you have done something your wayJ
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Labyrinthine: Interior Worlds, Book 1



"An Unexpected Gem"
***I was provided a copy of this audio book for the purpose of a review ***

With the required disclaimer out of the way, let me be brutally honest, I had not expected this little gem. In fact, I had expected my listening would be a bit rough and was fortified by it being less than 2 hours.

The synopsis says the author wrote the book as a takeaway from her evening classes on creative writing. My mental context was ... Community Ed evening classes ...and expected a well intended but kind of amateur product. However, I am interested in adult education, and batter my own nerd head against a giant personal creativity brick wall.

So you have an idea of my mind set... low expectations along with high interest.

Amateur hour it was NOT.

I don't know where the author teaches her class, but Sign Me Up! And bring the narrator. Wow. Two hours of unadulterated, straight up, right on, good learning material delivered by a close friend just sharing the material. The narrator's voice was warm, sincere without any artifact or pompous patronising, and well modulated throughout. The material was mind opening for me, with the right mix of the mechanics of writing exercises, sufficient context that using prompts now makes sense to me, and a sprinkling of the inner heart work of creativity through written material.

This was just what I didn't dare hope for in a how to creative writing listen.

Truly an unexpected gem and a learning and growing experience for me.

A keeper and one I will return to many times as I deconstruct my own wall, one block at a time.

Thank You, Ruby and Thank You, Erin.
 Money Farm
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"M.O.N.E.Y. is bad? This book is not!"
So Money Farm by Ruby Allure was a surprise! When I REALLY did not read things about this book I review for Audiobook Blast, I sometimes get books I don't know something about. BTW: I read 99% about the books I want to review, but this book I can't remember I did that for. Anyways: This was a nice surprise, and I think it is one of those books that is better the second time you read it. No joke! I listen to this twice before I made this! Money Farm makes you thin, and who does not like to hear a book that makes you think? It is an awesome book, that I will recommend to all that likes audiobooks, and really to people that does not!

Helen Lloyd English accent its the topic like a glow and a hand! Her "lady like" voice is so cold, and clear I feel that the author made this book thinking that Helen Lloyd would read it out loud! That is how I feel those two fits together! The 2 times 14 hrs and 6 mins I spend with her never feels boring or uninteresting! I would love to spend it again, and I will because this book I will hear again, and again, even when it is 14 hrs and 6 mins long! That is saying something!

I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com
What did you like most about Money Farm?
It was an eye opener.
What did you like best about this story?
I like the way it made you think about the way normal everyday life is here and now, and the future...
Have you listened to any of Helen Lloyd’s other performances? How does this one compare?
Helen Lloyd narrated this fairly long audiobook brilliantly. Although the story content was very intense and thought provoking, her lovely smooth voice was very easy to listen to and I thought it was just perfect, a fascinating book wonderfully narrated.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes it was, although it is too long to do so.

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