TO ALL PUBLISHERS AND AGENTS WHO DEAL IN LITERARY FICTION

“The Meadow” – a great love story

“We should be as water, which is lower than all things yet stronger even than the rocks” — Oglala Lakota (Sioux)
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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 th

e characters are special.

The painting isn’t meant to give the impression that it is the book cover. You can see 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 ~~

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Contents at a Glance. These are links which will take you to my Squidoo page, displaying the same pages.

  1. “The Meadow” seeks recognition
  2. The physical meadow versus the celestial watering hole called “The Meadow”
  3. The Feathers — from “The Meadow”
  1. A WAKE UP CALL
  2. THIS IS NO ORDINARY LITTLE BOY
  3. Three beautiful creatures

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“The Meadow” seeks recognition

THE INTERNET IS THE ONLY WAY FORWARD

“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.

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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.
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Observe the painting painting left and see what conjures in the minds of the two authors who wrote “The Meadow”.
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The Feathers — from “The Meadow”

One from an eagle and one from an owl

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.
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To the right is a close up depicting them in the painting of “The Meadow” and left the real feathers, framed to celebrate the completion of “The Meadow”.

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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 Meadowis 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 Meadowand 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:

The Meadow home page

The Meadow at Twitter

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MEET STEVE BALLANTIRE. HE LOOKS LIKE A FAIRLY NORMAL GUY. WHEN YOU READ “THE MEADOW” YOU WILL REALISE HOW SPECIAL HE IS.

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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 anythinPhotobucketg 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”.

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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.
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THE LORD OF THE DAY

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THE LORD OF THE NIGHT

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THE KING OF THE OPEN PLAINS

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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 Photobucketplace 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.

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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.

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Stop Struggling and Start Living: The Rules of the Game

Amazon Price: $14.95 (as of 08/23/2008)

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Mike’s interview on The Meadow

Explaining how The Meadow is to be marketed

A frank interview with Mike O’Hare, co-author of The Meadow outlining his plans for their story to reach a wide readership.

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.

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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.

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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.
The Meadow Blog – Investigates Reincarnation or Past Lives
TheMeadowblog investigates Reincarnation — or past lives. Discover the latest articles and personal experiences regarding this fascinating subject. Can the concept of Reincarnation be scientifically…
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I was walking across a very green meadow to a castle in the distance. I shook my head in fear wondering how on earth I got there, and next thing I was back in my room, but when I closed my eyes I was there again, but this time I was at
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Go on — have your say.

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)

I say:

1. The publishers have just about got it right

2. The publishing world has a long way to go

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Follow me at Twitter

Twitter will find all the followers that you want.

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Twitter is just a great tool. Now all you have to do is post your material, copy the URL and paste into your Twitter browser.

Follow themeadowblog

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Watch out for my personal avatar

The Phoenix rising from the ashes combined with an outline of a female’s head

In 1986 I was under a great deal of stress. My mother was dying of cancer and I was undergoing horrendous business relationships with my equal partner.

My mother died, coinciding with my decision to go it alone and break the partnership and form a new business.

I commemorated this by designing this emblem/logo in memory of my late mother and in recognition of a new start in business.

It has remained with me ever since and has accompanied many articles that I have written, as well as being the company logo that accompanied all business administration.

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This is the avatar of my co-author, Elfreda Pretorius

A little girl picking up a baby sparrow

“Sparrow in my hand” is the personal Avatar of my writing partner, Elfreda.

Drawn by her son, it commemorates a turning point in her life when that same son, at the age of seven, overcame life threatening injuries sustained in an accident.

This is his vision of his mother as a little girl, wondering how to save a baby sparrow that fell from its nest – the same way she wondered how to help him survive all those years ago.

“Sparrow in my hand” is the book of his healing they intend to write in the near future.

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Check out all “The Meadow” lenses and blogs

“The Meadow” has its own home page where you can read all about this story

“The Meadow” is ready to be shared with the world.

However, before that can happen, there are certain factors which need addressing.

The main issue here is to get the story out there and attract people by showing snippets and characters in the book.

Here goes my lists of articles for you to follow regarding a great love story that spans over thousands of years.

I hope you can get something from all of them.

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CLICK ON TO THE ABOVE LINK TO TAKE YOU TO THE MEADOW HOME BLOG PAGE FOR ALL OTHER BLOGS AND ARTICLES REGARDING “THE MEADOW”

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Follow my other links

These are from various sites and different people

This is all about viral marketing and how to draw people to you. All my communication will be detailed in the form of links whereby the loop becomes complete.
Elfreda, my writing partner’s own website
Here you will find all you need to know about life skills.
My Website for people to post their own material
See in more detail how “The Meadow” has developed.
Writer,Author,Publishing Club
Gary Eby’s group in Squidoo.
TheSpiritGuides.co.uk.collection
Another place to post your blogs
MySpace
A showpiece for “The Meadow”
The Bookglutton Club
Join me at this readers’ club.

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Contact us

We’re easily reached

mike-and-elfreda-togther13If you are interested in learning more about “The Meadow”, then you can contact us as follows:–

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Address:
No. 8 High Throston,
TS26 0LJ
UK

Elfreda:

No. 22 Oakville,

L6H 2B5, Canada

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Telephone: +(0044) 1429 279814
Fax: +(0044) 1429 231255
Email: themeadowblog@gmail.com

Elfreda:

+(0001) 905 815 0734

Email: elfredapretorius@gmail.com

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The Meadow home page

The Meadow at Twitter

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