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John Joseph Teressi

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John Teressi, a native Californian and second generation Italian, is fascinated by nature’s design, time and space, and the meaning and power of words. At the age of ten, he began writing stories and did a series of readings to the assembly of students in the auditorium. He continued to write and share stories with his friends and worked on a science fiction novel for over a year while traveling in Europe, but it was lost when his car was stolen from the storage garage.

Fast forward twenty years and John has just completed his second novel, “Portals in Time: The Quest for Un-Old-Age,” and this one has been published. Asked where he got his ideas for this unique, adventure story, he replies, “Concepts, ideas, and stories seem to float into my
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John Joseph Teressi A book is an expression of multiple energies, usually dominated by the characters and then by their environment and individual circumstances. When you…moreA book is an expression of multiple energies, usually dominated by the characters and then by their environment and individual circumstances. When you have writer's block, your emotion or Energy in Motion is damned up and unable to be used constructively. If that happens, you need to look again at your characters and examine what is happening in the storyline. A particular person may no longer be contributing to the flow of the story, and they need to be developed more fully, substituted or perhaps add a new character.

If you have a compelling story, the story should write itself, and you are just the taking notes.

If you don’t feel like writing, it is best to wait. Go and do something that inspires you or challenges you. Read a book that excites you. Do something to get the juices flowing so that you once again want to express what you see, feel, and hear in your mind and heart.

One idea is to pretend that you are writing a news release about the events in the story. Put down all the facts. Then become a detective and ask, what is the meaning behind the story? Why did it happen? That exercise might get you interested in detailing the events more thoroughly, writing more description of the scene, and describing what the characters are seeing and feeling.

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Portals in Time: The Quest for Un-Old-Age by John Joseph Teressi has won Eleven Awards

We are very excited to announce that Portals in Time: The Quest for Un-Old-Age by John Joseph Teressi is the winner of ELEVEN AWARDS in the Genres of Inspirational, Visionary, Fantasy, and New Age Fiction.

"Humorous, inspirational, adventurous, mysterious! If you love fantasy, time-travel, and adventure, delivered through inspirational, melodic, and mystical prose, you'd be hard-pressed to find any Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 19, 2018 14:24 Tags: fantasy, inspirational, new-age, timetravel, visionary
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“Life is always about the Now and not the Then of When. Power is ONLY available at each moment and all those extended moments, becoming more moments, ultimately becoming the Powerful Momentum of Time moving through all things!”
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