Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"Burnt Yellow and Red" Special Offer!

Good Afternoon Friends! Please let me first say, thank you for reading my first book! If you haven't read it yet, then you better order it sooner rather than later! The reason for this post today is to let you all know about the great news pertaining to the next book I am writing. It is so far titled, "Burnt Yellow and Red" and it is the sequel to "The Night Eagles Soared."

In fact, I have now decided to call this the "Legacy Series," and it will eventually consist of three books. Right now, we are in the process of finalizing the contract in order to establish the production schedule as I am finishing the last few pages of the manuscript for "Burnt Yellow and Red". What that means is that I will soon have the completed manuscript to my publisher and so I am announcing a prerelease sale for a Signed and Numbered collectors copy of my next book.

Of course, it will be sometime before we have the copies available for shipment, probably not before the end of March 2012. It might be a little sooner than that. As soon as I know, I will let you know. To lock in a Signed and Numbered copy of "Burnt Yellow and Red," now is the time to do it. Just click on any of the hyperlinks provided in the title of the book thorughout this article!

I will only sell 300 Prerelease Signed and Number collector copies and they are going fast so now is the time to make it happen!

Thank you very much!

S. B. (Steve) Newman, Author
The Legacy Series
The Night Eagles Soared
Burnt Yellow and Red

Monday, March 21, 2011

Screen Writers Workshop!

I have recently made an excellent contact who just happens to be a Tate Author like me! More importantly, Ken Farmer and his partners, Buck Stienke and Jim Roberson, founded Timber Creek Productions, LLC in 2006 specifically to acquire and produce quality film projects. Long story short, Ken has asked me if I would like to help organize a Screen Writers’ workshop to be held at a date and time of my choice. My thoughts on the workshop is that perhaps if enough people are interested in it we could hold it on Friday, the 13th of May in Oklahoma City since many of us are all participating in the North Oklahoma Literary Arts and Book Festival on the 14th.

Placing our superstitions aside, I still think that this could be a fantastic opportunity for two reasons. Ken Farmer is not only a professional Actor, Screen Writer, Author and Movie Director; he is also the owner of a Television and Movie Production Company.

In my conversation with Ken, he brought up the possibility of talking to Dr. Tate founder of Tate Publishing about hosting the location for the workshop there in Mustang, Oklahoma at Tate Headquarters. I see this as a win - win and I hope you might consider attending. The dates and location are flexible since we are just now starting to talk about it so any input or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. It will be a six hour seminar on screen writing, and there are some costs involved. Ken is asking $75 per person, and we need a minimum of twelve people, max of 18 or so. Please feel free to contact me via email, or by posting a comment on here! Thanks and God Bless! Steve

Monday, March 7, 2011

A Legacy of Pride and Hope!

For those of you who are struggling with the decision of what you want to become one day, ask yourselves: “What can I do to create something that will benefit those I love and care about the most for generations to come?”

I have heard it said that; “The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The next best time to plant a tree is today.” Think about that for minute. That expression speaks to me on so many different levels it isn’t even funny! I think most importantly it says to me, that it is never to late to plant a seed of hope in our own future, for the future of our children and our children’s, children. That is why I became a writer.

Writing a novel is like, baking a cake with thousand layers. Each paragraph is another layer; each page is another coating of frosting, each chapter another section of cake ready to be stacked on top of the other. It isn’t something that can be accomplished at the drop of a hat, it takes time, and each day of writing creates a few more paragraphs, perhaps a few pages. As time goes on, the story will start to unfold in front of you and take on a life of its own. With patience; you will find that you have written an entire book!

Each day of our lives is like that, each day of writing is like planting another seed of hope in the future. I used to quote an expression to my troops to help them maintain perspective on why we had to work so hard. That was, “Put another sand bag on your position everyday and soon you will have a fortress!” The same holds true for just about anything you do in life. I you plant one tree every day, pretty soon you will have an entire forest!

It doesn’t matter what you want to become in life, just know that it is impossible to become a huge oak tree without first going through all the stages in life that it takes to get there. But if you know what your goal or end state is, then planning out which seed to plant becomes the task that must be accomplished each day. And that is how you create something unimaginable through your daily efforts that will benefit not only you but also the ones you love and care about the most forever.

To do this, we must restructure our perception to see the possibilities for our lives. We must use our imagination to create a future that will ensure a legacy of pride, and hope. If you can do that, you will create a legacy that will survive your physical self. And that my friends, is my goal in life.

PRAYER: Dear Father in heaven, please inspire us all to do good works and to be a blessing to others. Grant, O Lord that our deeds will follow us and continue to bless others long after we depart this world. Amen.