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TO ALL PUBLISHERS AND AGENTS WHO DEAL IN LITERARY FICTION
The Meadowblog welcomes your comments to any of the articles posted here.
The only claim we make is that we do everything in our power to plant that seed of curiosity.
Author: Mike O'Hare
"The Meadow" - a great love story
This is all about promoting "The Meadow", a novel about love and past lives
"THE MEADOW" A NOVEL OF MORE THAN 550 PAGES
This is all about "The Meadow". I will be describing how it came to be written.
This is a painting which was commissioned to celebrate the completion of the novel. Now it awaits for that right opportunity where it can bring its message to the world. The story is as unique, as the characters are special.
The painting isn't meant to give the impression that it is the book cover. You will find that further down this page. However, it IS meant to convey the feeling and energy that was behind the two authors as they wrote this tale of love and devastation that covered many thousands of years.
~~ Mike O'Hare ~~
Contents at a Glance. These are links which will take you to my Squidoo page, displaying the same pages.
"The Meadow" is seeking its rightful place amongst the bookshelves with all the other fantastic works of fiction.
William P. Young has proved beyond any doubt how a good work of fiction can be published without any involvement from the publishing world. However, it doesn't have to be that way and the article below discusses why.
The Shack should be remembered, not only for the quality of its content and message, but also for bucking the trend and encouraging new creative writers that there is a formula to get published, one way or the other.
Don't miss the short editorial based on this subject below and let's not dwell on thinking publication is only for the existing successful authors, the rich and famous, plus a few high profile politicians and sportspeople.
This is our attempt to bring awareness into the hearts and minds of readers everywhere that there is another great story just waiting to be found.
The physical meadow versus the celestial watering hole called "The Meadow"
The physical meadow versus the celestial watering hole called "The Meadow"
To the right is a beautiful photo of a real meadow somewhere.
Once you begin to read "The Meadow", your mind will possibly take you to another world and let you experience a meadow from another dimension - a celestial watering hole where souls go to rest between physical lives.
Observe the painting painting left and see what conjures in the minds of the two authors who wrote "The Meadow"
The Feathers - from "The Meadow"
An novel waiting for publication
This is how the story begins, with a legend, where two tail feathers are cast from an eagle and an owl in an aerial display. To the right is a close up depicting them in the painting of "The Meadow" and left are the real feathers, framed to celebrate the completion of "The Meadow".
A WAKE UP CALL
This article is directed to the publishers and agents who deal with literary fiction
The Shack has held the number one spot on The New York Times best seller list for the past two months and the book is now into its 14th print run. This has been achieved with zero involvement from the publishing world. This is an amazing feat and what a shock to the established publishers who have been around for such a long time.
Are publishers still prepared to see another missed opportunity as "The Meadow" seeks a similar, alternative way to promote a very powerful story? It would appear that the submissions protocol for new, undiscovered creative writers no longer works and this includes appointed agents.
"The Meadow" is using the Internet as a very powerful marketing tool to blog its way into people's awareness. Each week there will be at least two blogs added to an individual page, with periphery that details characters, locations, symbols and even the background surrounding the two authors (yes, there are two of them). No stone is left unturned in an attempt to bring you the storyline and synopsis in a completely different way.
This author, along with his co-writer, already has contact with William P. Young (Paul) and has been made extremely aware of the shortfalls that consume the publishing world. It is a shame that so many submitted pieces of creative fiction do not get an airing and remain on the hard drive of an undeserving author.
Follow the exploits of "The Meadow" and you will discover information that will enlighten you as to the storyline without giving too much away.
Thanks for reading this and should you feel the urge to follow us, then please click on to the following links:
MEET STEVE BALLANTIRE. HE LOOKS LIKE A FAIRLY NORMAL GUY. WHEN YOU READ "THE MEADOW" YOU WILL REALISE HOW SPECIAL HE IS.
THIS IS NO ORDINARY LITTLE BOY
Hugo Norman is a mildly autistic savant. His brilliance is beyond measure
The right hand picture shows just a few pieces from a child's mechanical construction set. It looks fairly harmless and is just indicative of a lot of children who, from the early '30s to the late '70s were engrossed in using their imaginations to the fullest.
The finished product could have either been a crane, a motor car, a ship - in fact anything that could be constructed out of a simple Meccano set.
However, Hugo's mind worked well out of the box and when he came across a high-vogue Meccano set, he went about to produce an object that would have massive repercussions nine years later.
You can read more about this in another blog/lens article which will be titled "The Amazing Hugo Norman".
Discover the amazing world behind Hugo's vivid imagination and realize the true significance behind the above symbolic object when you find him between the pages of "The Meadow".
Three beautiful creatures
They all feature in "The Meadow"
WATCH OUT FOR THEM IN FUTURE ARTICLES FEATURING "THE MEADOW" AND LEARN ABOUT THE MYSTERY THAT SURROUNDS THESE FEATHERS.
THE LORD OF THE DAY
THE LORD OF THE NIGHT
THE KING OF THE OPEN PLAINS
Some of the locations used in "The Meadow"
Get a feel for the story when you see some of the locations that are used
All the places mentioned in "The Meadow" are real, even Thorp Pelkington which you will not find on a map no matter how detailed. Here are just some of them. Watch out for more in other lenses.
"The Meadow" first came to life as I began to put fingers to keyboard by the encouragement of my writing partner, Elfreda, who persuaded me that my head was not the place to permanently store such a wonderful story.
In the above picture, I'm in my office at home at my desk around 2005, with all ideas floating around within my being and wondering where it's all going to lead.
Perhaps there's a few publishers and agents out there who can tell me exactly that. I wonder how many actually bother to read all of this when they discover this page.
One day they will have little choice but to give more respect to the power of the Internet.
Left is one of my favourite spots where I would take my bike, packed with a day's provisions, and just sit by the secluded stream and be inspired by nature all around me. The Meadow actually began to take on form as I took in my beautiful surroundings and savoured every moment.
Stop Struggling and Start Living - Rules of the Game
How to overcome struggle and start living - read about my writing partner and co-author of "The Meadow" and how her skills as a life coach inspired her to her first book
Are you tired of struggling through life but hope tomorrow will be better? Well, it will not be any different from today. Not unless you learn and apply the Stop Struggling and Start Living - Rules of the Game. This beautiful novel of a spiritual awakening teaches us the principles and practical steps we need in order to take control of our lives and begin to soar.
A frank interview with Mike O'Hare, co-author of The Meadow outlining his plans for their story to reach publication.
The Meadow is an Epic Love Story Involving Four Past Lives.
http://www.themeadowblog.com/ I've just completed co-authoring a novel of more than 600 pages; a huge venture which took more than two and a half years to complete. My writing partner is Elfreda Pretorius and, would you believe, we never met until the book had been completed. How it all started is a long story and I shall be explaining all of this in detail as I progress. Watch out for The Meadow.
Has this page raised any interest in learning more about "The Meadow"?
Do you also subscribe to my views regarding the publishing industry?
PLEASE MAKE COMMENTS AND CONTACT ME AT THE FOOT OF THIS PAGE
All the articles and blogs that I write are designed to create an awareness of "The Meadow". Communication, pro-action and interaction is the name of the game. Let me know somehow that "The Meadow" is on your mental list. This will eventually lead us to the right people and bring this story (which was meant to be written) to the world.
The Meadow novel
A story of undying love over thousands of years through many different lives
A novel written with a message for the modern world. It's time to start realizing that there is more to life than what our five physical senses relay to us. Release your conditioned mind and understand that life is eternal, whether it be in the mind, the soul or the body. Life goes on regardless, and we follow it every step of the way.
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This is your chance to either support what I say or be a positive sceptic
I don't claim to be the world's greatest blogger. On the contrary, I'm learning all the time. I will improve immensely if I get feedback which either supports or challenges what I write. Either way, this is the experience that I seek.
The publishing world no longer invest in the new creative writer(s)
"The Meadow" is an epic love story unlike anything told before. The storyline threads an earthly path through four life times, from ancient Mexica to contemporary Pakistan, and affords the reader glimpses of a place known as "The Meadow" - an inter-life waterhole where souls rest between lives.
This is a story about life and all its complexities. It is about the eternal love of two characters that seem destined to be together but who repeatedly fail to bond due to a nemesis that tracks them from life to life, tearing them apart.
The stage of "The Meadow" includes hate and retribution, international espionage and political deceit, interspersed with the brilliance of an autistic savant, offspring of the female protagonist, who tries to solve the secret and mystery of the eagle in order to save his mother.
The frustrated lovers thus have only one option - to unite in the Meadow - a place they forget all about each time they incarnate into a new life.
This site is dedicated to "The Meadow", a book of more than 600 pages and has yet to be published, but it is also devoted to sharing information about life beyond the trapdoor of death, inviting the reader to question everything, from dogmatic beliefs to the establishment.
There are many related articles here and we hope that there will be something for everyone. We hope to encourage communication and discussion between likeminded individuals willing to share their experiences to further our common goals of advancement into the future whilst learning from each other.
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