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Alp Mortal

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I'm English by birth, from the Isle of Wight, living in Newport, spending part of the year in the USA, co-managing The Carter Seagrove Project LLC - an independent publishing house, incorporated in the State of Indiana.

I was 51 years old in 2016. I only started writing in 2009, proving, I suppose, that it is never too late. I didn't think about publishing until late 2012, now, nearly four years later, I'm even more energized by the process than ever before.

I'm a qualified English teacher, specializing in teaching English as a second language (TEFL), though I don't do much of that now. In the distant past, I taught software skills. In the very distant past, I was a project manager on big IT projects and at the very beginning of my career, I
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Ray Bradbury
“You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”
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Albert Camus
“The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.”
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Pablo Picasso
“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
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The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”
Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council

John F. Kennedy
“If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.

[Commencement Address at American University, June 10 1963]
John F. Kennedy




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message 7: by M.A.

M.A. Hey! Thanks for the invite. :)
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message 6: by Jann

Jann Weeratunga Hi Alp,
Thanks for friending me.
Interesting name btw.
Jann


message 5: by Lori

Lori Thank you for the friendship. Xxx


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Kira Hawke Hey there Alp - thanks so much for the friend request. I've been meaning to read some of your works, so it's a real pleasure to meet you!


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Cindi Thanks for the friend request, Alp. I have several of your books on my Kindle to be read. :)


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Jack Pyke Thank you for friending, ALP. Great to see another UK author here. :)


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Ele hey there...thanks for accepting!


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