The Lily

Written by Simon Mitchell


This land is my memories. For two thousand years this valley has been mine alone. I know every rock, every stream and every tree. I knowrepparttar forces that shape this land andrepparttar 147212 people who inhabit it.

A billion years ago this land was a migratory trail forrepparttar 147213 animals of Western Europe. They roamed freely acrossrepparttar 147214 huge land of one continent. Millennia passed asrepparttar 147215 rivers washed silt torepparttar 147216 ocean andrepparttar 147217 sun raised rain torepparttar 147218 sky. At that timerepparttar 147219 mass of Eurasia was joined. The tectonic plates shifted and islands formed, raising proud, green peninsulas on green water, thrust out torepparttar 147220 ocean. Long before my timerepparttar 147221 forces of nature battled alongrepparttar 147222 coasts of Western Europe. Fromrepparttar 147223 Southwest,repparttar 147224 Gulf Stream warmed and openedrepparttar 147225 land with summer heat. Fromrepparttar 147226 north, ice raged and crackedrepparttar 147227 rock of what would becomerepparttar 147228 British Isles.

The land tells me it was an epic struggle. The generous heat of earth, venting her spleen,repparttar 147229 wash ofrepparttar 147230 water, cooling and circulating air. Rain succouredrepparttar 147231 land and ran back torepparttar 147232 sea, endless cycles, repeating endlessly. The earth shifted, chasms opened andrepparttar 147233 sea swept in, submerging areas and separatingrepparttar 147234 islands of Britain and Ireland fromrepparttar 147235 mainland.

Spouts of boiling lava spewed fromrepparttar 147236 molten centre of earth to create granite formations, a source of wonder tillrepparttar 147237 end of time. A great rift opened up what is nowrepparttar 147238 Bristol Channel andrepparttar 147239 Irish Sea, separatingrepparttar 147240 land into distinct areas. Many characteristics still connect Brittany, Ireland, Wales, and Cornwall. Their joining can still be seen in place and people. But veins of power run throughrepparttar 147241 sea, a matrix of energy criss-crossesrepparttar 147242 land and reaches out around our planet.

The Phoenicians, Egyptians and Greeks journeyed to these coasts even beforerepparttar 147243 Iron Age, in search of Keltic wisdom, since long beforerepparttar 147244 time of my youth. They followedrepparttar 147245 trail of gold and wisdom acrossrepparttar 147246 sea to Cornwall and then to Wales and Ireland. Later, tin trade followed these routes across Brittany andrepparttar 147247 journeys of wise men and saints torepparttar 147248 west of land,repparttar 147249 land of setting sun, of Gods andrepparttar 147250 quest for immortality that haunts us all. Ships and boats fromrepparttar 147251 French and Spanish coasts often sailed to rivers onrepparttar 147252 south coast of Cornwall in search of trade and journey withrepparttar 147253 friendly and civilised Keltii, hopefully avoidingrepparttar 147254 pirates that have ravaged these coasts for millennia.

How Can Ebooks Edify And Improve Your Business Creditability

Written by Jaz Lai


It's not true that everything that has been said has already been written. Since that unfortunate axiom came into use,repparttar whole universe has changed. Technology has changed, ideas have changed, andrepparttar 146946 mindsets of entire nations have changed.

The fact is that this isrepparttar 146947 perfect time to write an ebook. Whatrepparttar 146948 publishing industry needs are people who can tap intorepparttar 146949 world as it is today innovative and figure out how to solve old problems in a new way. Ebooks are a new and powerful tool for original thinkers with fresh ideas to disseminate information torepparttar 146950 millions of people who are struggling to figure out how to do a plethora of different things.

And you can take advantage of this fact and profit from it.

Let's say you already have a brilliant idea, andrepparttar 146951 knowledge to back it up that will enable you to write an exceptional ebook. You may be sitting at your computer staring at a blank screen wondering, "Why? Why should I go through allrepparttar 146952 trouble of writing my ebook when it's so impossible to get anything published these days?

Well, let me assure you that publishing an ebook is entirely different than publishing a book in print. Let's look atrepparttar 146953 specifics of howrepparttar 146954 print and cyber publishing industry differ, andrepparttar 146955 many reasons why you should takerepparttar 146956 plunge and get your fingers tapping across those keyboards!

Submitting a print book to conventional publishing houses or to agents is similar to wearing a hair shirt 24/7. No matter how good your book actually is, or how many critique services and mentor writers have told you that "you've got what it takes," your submitted manuscript keeps coming back to you as if it is a boomerang instead of a valuable mine of information.

Perhaps, in desperation, you've checked out self-publishing and found out just how expensive a venture it can be. Most "vanity presses" require minimal print runs of at least 500 copies, and even that amount will cost you thousands of dollars. Some presses' minimal run starts at 1,000 to 2,000 copies. And that's just forrepparttar 146957 printing and binding. Add in distribution, shipping, and promotional costs and well, you dorepparttar 146958 math. Even if you wanted to go this route, you may not have that kind of money to risk.

Let's say you already have an Internet business with a quality website and a quality product. An ebook is one ofrepparttar 146959 most powerful ways to promote your business while educating people withrepparttar 146960 knowledge you already possess as a business owner of a specific product or service.

For example, let's say that you've spentrepparttar 146961 last twenty-five years growing and training bonsai trees, and now you're ready to share your knowledge and experience. An ebook isrepparttar 146962 perfect way to reachrepparttar 146963 largest audience of bonsai enthusiasts.

Ebooks will not only promote your business - they will help you make a name for yourself and your company, and establish you as an expert in your field. You may even find that you have enough to say to warrant a series of ebooks. Specific businesses are complicated and often requirerepparttar 146964 different aspects to be divided in order forrepparttar 146965 reader to getrepparttar 146966 full story.

Perhaps your goals are more finely tuned in terms ofthe ebook scene. You may want to build a whole business around writing and publishing ebooks. Essentially, you want to start an e-business. You are thinking of setting up a website to promote and market your ebooks. Maybe you're even thinking of producing an ezine.

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