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Dare to Dream~

It is said that every being has at least one good story in them! Some associates are exceptional to have more than one.

Do you know a forthcoming critic - a big shot who dreams of inscription fiction, poetry, or short stories? Maybe that expectations essayist is?you! If you dream of writing, then why not write?

Why not Dare to Dream?and Dream BIG?

There once was a young girl who dreamed of appropriate a writer. Her goal was to befit the next Stephen King?or 'Stephanie', at least. When she was about 16, she ongoing characters a novel. It took her over a year to absolute it and at 17, she tried to find a publisher. She submitted query letters, biased manuscripts?and her dreams, for other associates to judge. She customary rejection correspondence after rejection letter.

The first air strike anti her was that she had very few available works - a few town articles in a small local paper were her only credit. The back up air strike adjacent to her was that she was Canadian, struggling to get into a predominantly American market. 95% of the major, big-league publishing companies were American. She hit a brick wall - hard.

For the next few years, she wrote commonly poetry until she submitted a physical condition and beauty clause and landed a different editorial in a small newspaper. And then a year or so later she ended up in a New Brunswick newspaper, as the critic of a song enthusiastic to the Gulf War soldiers. This was the first sign that she had power - power to change people's emotions, to make them feel something.

Years conceded as she struggled to find a way to make her dream come true, to be that writer. She chronic to write, took a course of action in journalism/short story journalism and graduated with a 98% average. She wrote two children's books, accomplished with illustrations and tried desperately to get them published. They became her 'babies', her creations. Her children's books were well conventional in schools when she did readings, but no one seemed engrossed in publishing them. After two years of more brick walls, she gave up trying. Her dream dissipated?died a slow death.

More years went by, until one day she was discussion to a alone about a story she had at all times required to write. It was a story about a young girl who experiences a tragedy and loses part of her reminiscence - a tale about killer whales and native legends. It was a story about wolves and dreams, love and life, death and fear?but customarily it was a story about triumph and forgiveness. Her acquaintance told her "You need to just WRITE it! Even if it never gets published, write it for YOU!" Her alone was right!

Dream BIG~ If my acquaintance had not confident me to write "Whale Song" then I would have let an awe-inspiring story slip away, lost in self-doubt! I would be at home, operational a J. O. B. , bountiful up on my Dream.

Whale Song was more than a story to me?it was my inspiration. It played itself out like a movie in my head. The story anxious me for two years until I as a final point began copy it. Once I sat down to write, the story flowed as if I wasn't even there. Some stories easily challenge to be told, and this was one of them.

Then came the brick wall: how to get it published.

I knew of two options: find a highly regarded publishing ballet company and get them to become aware of my novel out of the hundreds of manuscripts they receive, or self-publish.

The badly behaved with established self-publishing is that those companies assume you to fork out thousands of dollars so they can run a huge print job with hundreds or thousands of copies that you have to warehouse yourself, in a basement or luggage compartment unit. And then you are left on your own to sell/market your books. Who has $20,000 to throw away?

Six weeks after I ongoing characters Whale Song, I located a Canadian publisher via a explore on the Internet. Trafford Publishing is a Canadian circle with offices in 5 countries, Canada, the US, Ireland, Spain and the UK. They are on the acerbic edge of a course called POD - Print on demand. Trafford offers a form of self-publishing, but the change is that they help promote, sell and broadcast your work. As with any affair (and a author is his/her business) there is an investment, but it was unbelievable SMALL compared to what I received. Trafford made it Likely to at length appreciate my Dream?but it hasn't closed there!

I have been featured in local newspapers, on TV, and have used Whale Song to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Examine Foundation in Edmonton.

Whale Song has grown clear of a austere novel?it is Larger than my fundamental dream. Why? Since I live my motto: Dare to Dream?and Dream BIG!

Do you have a dream? Dare to dream it! No be of importance what it is, whether to be a writer, an artist, the next Canadian Idol or a doctor. Then take that dream?and Dream BIG!

"What lies after us and what lies already us are tiny matters, compared to what lies in us. " ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Copyright 2003 Cheryl Kaye Tardif

Cheryl Kaye Tardif, Canadian author, was a short time ago nominated for the esteemed Replacement Chief of Alberta Arts Award. Tardif's debut novel, Whale Song, is at this time being well thought-out for a film option, and her hottest novel, Divine Intervention, has been balance to J. D. Robb's (Nora Roberts) 'In Death' series.

Tardif has appeared on Global, Shaw TV (Red Deer and Edmonton), RDTV, CFRN, and A-Channel. She has been interviewed on CJSR radio and New Age Radio (Illinois), and she has appeared in magazines and newspapers in Canada and the US, together with a contemporary articles in Real Estate Weekly (http://www. rewedmonton. ca) and California History (http://www. californiachronicle. com)

Tardif is the owner of BookAdz. com, a promotional website for US and Canadian writers. She is also the designer of A. F. T. E. R. ~ Authors For Tsunami-Earthquake Relief, an business that raised money for the tsunami survivors.

For more in sequence on Cheryl Kaye Tardif: http://www. cherylktardif. com http://www. authorsden. com/cheryltardif http://www. bookadz. com http://www. aftercanada. com


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