One fateful day I Experienced an Epiphany of Purpose telling me to follow the path of Greater Fools who came before me. Ever since, I began thinking everything that happened in my life had to occur exactly the way it did so I could finally see after dark.
The sequence of indeterminate, erratically random circumstances making up most of my life suddenly became a systematic, methodically precise series of events when viewed as a whole, leading me to only one possible conclusion. I was born to tell a Good Story that not only entertains the reader, but also enlightens their minds as it empowers them to act. Because, the only thing that can effect real change in this world is the Awesome Power of the Written Word. A Good Story can motivate people to take action, fight for a cause, or protest a miscarriage of justice.
After experiencing my epiphany of purpose, with a little help from my friends (and some magic mushrooms), I just jumped right in and started writing my good story. And I have literally been making it up as I go ever since that day.
I like to give birth to an idea then let the story take on a life of its own. It’s a great way to avoid writer’s block and also experience the pleasure someone would get from reading it, even while creating it. For like the reader, I never know what is going to happen next. Hell, I don’t even know how it is going to end. But I don’t need to know. Because I believe in my story, and that I inherently know how to tell it.
I have also come to believe that everything has meaning from the moment in time you come into this world, even when that moment is. Born in the early Sixties, the advances in technology I experienced would be akin to growing up during the Industrial Revolution when going from horse and buggy to motorized transportation. However, the extraordinary, mind-blowing developments in technology during my lifetime leaves me with the even more mindboggling thought that the smarter the tech got the dumber we got.
Feeling like an outsider just observing life, I realized in order to fill the mind with knowledge the body needs to be an empty vessel. Nobody has time to ponder deep, philosophical thoughts when trying to raise a family or just live a normal life. It is what gives me my unique perspective of the world and the proper mindset to take on such an ambitious and potentially controversial project as The Book of Tomorrows.
This has been Alexander Ulysses Thor with an Author’s Blog. Thank you for listening. I am just trying to start the conversation. You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, You-Tube, and by logging on my website at http://www.thebookoftomorrows.com, where you will find all sorts creative goodies. Best Creative Wishes to you all.