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Stefan Emunds

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Modern authors are much more than book writers. They write blog posts as well, discuss important subjects on social media sites, produce videos, and hold speeches. They offer a holistic service that revolves around the core value they labor to produce for people.

Stefan has dedicated his life to producing inspiration. For him, spirit is the very essence of life that keeps us kicking, dreaming, curious, passionate, and aspiring. In-spiration means to invite spirit into our mind, to vitalize our internal and external lives. The purpose: to feel alive!
Inspiration is more than motivation. Motivation keeps us doing what we are doing and that may not always be the right thing. Inspiration blows up our boxes and kicks us out into the open. It set
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Stefan Emunds Our personality has six chief faculties: intention, imagination, feeling, intellect, memory, and body. These faculties are hierarchical, meaning a…moreOur personality has six chief faculties: intention, imagination, feeling, intellect, memory, and body. These faculties are hierarchical, meaning a wrong intention would ripple through all layers and multiply into various errors.

Accordingly, our intention deserves most of our attention. Intentions arrive as inspiring ideas. They are concise, meaning we should be able to put them down in one or two sentences. Don’t underestimate such ideas, they can be very powerful, even disrupt societies. In the case of my book God Child, it was the intentional idea to promote monohumanism, the idea that there is only one human.

The intention is the seed that will grow into a great tree: our book. It’s very precious and should be wrapped up like a Christmas present. That's where imagination comes in - the vision of the story. At this point, imagination isn’t detailed yet – take your idea and wrap a synopsis around it. Your vision/story serves as a catalyst to promote your intention. In the case of God Child, I imagined the diary of a man, who had a super-natural vision and connected to the inner voice that would instruct him in spiritual secrets.

After the story’s scene is set, it needs to be brought alive with emotions: love, hate, fear - you name it. Emotions depend on your book’s intention, whether you want to write a love story, a horror story, a drama, or thriller - you get the idea. Emotional elements are supposed to hook the reader and engage him – make sure there is plenty of it. In the case of God Child, a work of spiritual fiction, I tried to write with love from beginning to end.

When our story sparkles with emotions, it’s time to make a plan: define the plot, detail the story line, list all subjects to be covered, think up conflicts to spice up the story, consider the interests of potential readers, etc. That's cold-blooded, intellectual work. In the case of God Child I deliberately chose a priest as protagonist. By taking the perspective of a religious person, I avoided aloof, spiritual statements.

Our personal database serves as a reservoir of materials we can weave into our stories. I’m not just talking about memories, but also experiences, and all the things we learned in the past.

At long last, we can take our pen and write. On that level it's important not to deplete energy. It's like sport: if we strain our muscles too much, we need to recover before we can jog again. It’s better to write like practicing Yoga: go only as far as it's comfortable. The next day you can push an inch further.

But what about the writer’s block? Why this long introduction? Well, it’s like having dinner: we cook for an hour or two and eat it up in ten minutes ;-).
Anyways, in order to do something about the writer’s block, we need to check first on which level it occurs: did we write without intention? Do we have a poor story line without proper sequences? Did we engage insufficient or wrong emotions? Were we lazy to make a detailed plan? Are we missing experiences that help filling our story and didn’t do necessary research? Are mind and body overworked and do we simply need a break? I think you can take it from here. (less)
Stefan Emunds We humans are creators and writing is a creative act. Writing makes happy.
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Why do writers like the Hero’s Journey and why does it make story’s work?


It gives stories a flair of reality. Storytelling is an extension of experiencing. Storytelling allows us to experience situations we don’t want to go through ourselves and that mother nature can’t prepare for us.


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God Child, Part 2, The Dragonslayer (Religion & Spirituality)
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Description: Part 2 of the God Child Tetralogy: Before George can be introduced to God Mother, he needs to undergo the second seminar of spiritual psychology. This one is all about evilosis, the great misunderstanding. The voice has more anecdotes, dreams, and visions in store for George to throw light on the dark side of mankind. This time, the voice takes George out into the streets of Philadelphia and gets him involved with people to make good use of the wisdom it has taught him. NOTE: THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. NO SPAG WARRANTIES ;-).
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Description: A Collection of Inspirational Flash Fiction
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Must it ever be thus,—that the source of our happiness must also be the f
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It was fifty years ago
In the pleasant month of May,
In the beautiful Pays de Vaud,
A child in its cradle lay.

And
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Once upon a time, Saline was born in the small kingdom of So
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message 10: by Stefan

Stefan Emunds Nice to meet you too, Mitch! :-)


message 9: by Mitch

Mitch Castro Thank you for the invite Stefan. Nice meeting you. :)


Stefan Emunds Merry Christmas!


message 7: by Scott

Scott Roberts Merry christmas


message 6: by Maria

Maria Thanks for the invite, Stefan. : )


message 5: by Kat

Kat Desi Thank you for the add, Stefan!


Stefan Emunds Hello Asa,

thank you for responding. I already followed you on twitter.

Warm regards,

Stefan

Asa wrote: "Dear Stefan,

Thank you for the request to connect. I look forward to having an opportunity to learn more about you and your work.

Please feel free to connect with me on other social networks a..."



message 3: by Asa

Asa Don Brown Dear Stefan,

Thank you for the request to connect. I look forward to having an opportunity to learn more about you and your work.

Please feel free to connect with me on other social networks as well. (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

Respectfully,

Asa

Dr. Asa Don Brown
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Dr. Asa Don Brown
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Stefan Emunds Kira wrote: "Hey there, Stefan - thanks for connecting! ;)"

Thank you for connecting too, Kira!


message 1: by Kira

Kira Hawke Hey there, Stefan - thanks for connecting! ;)


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