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Author Of The Novel That Spawned “Field Of Dreams” W.P. Kinsella Dies At 81 (VIDEO)

 

W. P. (Bill) Kinsella passed away at the age of 81 in 2016. He was an acclaimed Canadian novelist who wrote the baseball themed book Shoeless Joe. 

Kinsella’s novel, went on to become the mega hit film Field of Dreams starring Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins and Ray Liotta.

OMG! I loved that movie. What a crush I had on Costner, although, it’s long gone.   

 

Anyway… Kinsella’s book inspired several phrases, which have become wedged in both the Canadian and American lexicon.

Remember these phrases —“If you build it, they will come,” “Go the distance,” and even “Field of dreams”.

 

Kinsella loved baseball.

He also loved the movie “Field of Dreams” which his book inspired.

It was said he was on the edge of tears when he first saw the premiere of the movie.

 

 

While Kinsella is best known for his baseball fiction, he has a prolific output in many genres. This includes novels, short fiction collections, poetry, three baseball plays, and several works of non-fiction.

 

Kinsella Asked For An Assisted Death

 

Kinsella died with the help of a physician in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Doctor-assisted deaths became legal in Canada in June 2016. Details about his health were not disclosed.

 

A Few Quotes From W.P. Kinsella;

“Every story is about sex or death or sometimes both.”

 

Baseball games are like snowflakes and fingerprints, no two are ever alike.”

 

“Hardly anybody recognizes the most significant moments of their life at the time they happen.”

 

Syzygy, inexorable, pancreatic, phantasmagoria – anyone who can use those four words in one sentence will never have to do manual labor.”

 

“If I have a choice between looking something up and making it up, I’ll make it up every time.”

 

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Watch a short video of Kinsella talking about his work below…

 

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Author Scott Sigler Gives You Tips On How To Write Your First Novel (VIDEOS)

I like bouncing around YouTube in search of interviews with successful writers who offer tips and techniques on how to writer your first novel.

Below is a video and links to Scott Sigler.  {http://scottsigler.com}

I hadn’t heard of him, yet a quick Google search brought up evidence that Sigler is a very prolific writer and successful author.

Throughout his many videos, Sigler wears a permanent scowl, yet his advice is solid.

So if you can get beyond the facial expression, Sigler offers some great tips on outlining and writing your first novel…

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Sigler On Writing Your First Novel…

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Paulo Cohelo’s ‘The Alchemist’ Is Filled With Life Wisdom – Listen To His Top Ten Tips For Success {VIDEO}

I’ve read Paulo Cohelo’s best selling book, The Alchemist, more times than I can count.   {video below…}

It’s a story about a boy who finds a way to fund his pilgrimage to see the pyramids of Egypt.

The story is filled with unexpected events, many twists, turns and obstacles along the way.

The young protagonist even finds a proverbial treasure chest full of gold. Where he finds this chest, is in a surprising, unlikely and ironic of places.

The Alchemist is a spectacular book filled with Life wisdom.

There is not a sentence that’s wasted. Not an extraneous word to be found. It’s a treasure itself.

If you haven’t had a chance to read this amazing book I highly recommend it.

The story is deep in complexities and yet told in a very simple way.

All writers should take note of what Cohelo has accomplished with The Alchemist.

Below is a video compilation of Cohelo speaking on how to become successful. The advice is not just with writing, but in life too.

Since it was released in 1988 The Alchemist has sold over two million copies around the world. It’s a book that continues to change the lives of its readers forever.

The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic. The book was first published in Portuguese only, but soon was translated into English and became universally admired.

Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found.

Santiago discovers many versions of the story of the treasures along the way.

It teaches us, as only a few stories can, about essential wisdoms;

  • listening to our hearts
  • learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path
  • just keep following our dreams


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