Publishing and writing is much more than producing books and articles. It is a statement of who you are: your values, commitments and passions.

Whatever you write—journalism, fiction, memoirs, children’s stories, poetry—let your work reflect the “look & feel” of who you are, why you believe you are here (your life purpose), what you wish to express, and to whom.

“The Law of Attraction” is more than a modern New Age buzz word. It is a scientific principle: we are magnets. If we feel joyous about ourselves—if we’re happy and grateful to be alive--the universe matches that vibration and offers us a wealth of opportunities for manifesting everything our heart desires.

Express your concerns through humor and satire

Recently I published a short fiction work titled Slouching Past Bethlehem; many of you will recognize the title as a play on the word “towards” in W.B. Yeats’ famous line in his apocalyptic poem “The Second Coming”:

“And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?”

Slouching Past Bethlehem “hooks the reader” with the fluff and stuff of juicy sex and is deliberately created as a quick read at the same time it delivers a horrific birds’-eye view of our current global crisis.

Laced with humor and predictable situations, the work builds on the matrix of typical male-female relationship issues with which almost every person at some point in their lives can identify.

At first the plot may seem simple: Gissalayne Chondroitin’s desire to find the right mate before her biological clock runs out of time for having children… and continuously making the wrong choice.

Why? Because Gissalayne is clueless about her life purpose and what she wants to do besides collect PhDs, get married and have children.

The larger picture running simultaneously on the Big Screen is “The Chronicles of Mother Earth”: feminine “goddess” energy breaking out of her shackles and giving birth to a New Age of peace and joy and harmony—and self-love.

Sowing wild oats isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be, learns Gissalayne from a step-mother whose life symbolizes a disintegrating society:

“Don’t remember us this way, sweetheart,” Winona had pleaded with her as she joined Orville for the little party.

Winona had died on Gissalayne’s tenth birthday. She’d found a note on top of her schoolbooks. The handwriting was unmistakably Winona’s, although the message sounded like it had been written by someone else. “Don’t ever let anyone, man or woman, interfere with your dreams,” she’d scrawled. “Go for your goals, Gissalayne. Show the world who you really are… and remember, you don’t have to be rich and famous to be happy.”

Indelibly stamped in her memory was the picture of her step-mother sprawled out on the bed, unconscious. By the time the ambulance had rushed her to the hospital, she was gone.

We all know the issues: pollution; a crashing economy; false flag terrorism; dysfunctional leadership in government, politics, religion, business—warring factions that have not yet realized how close they are to destroying themselves as well as their perceived enemies, if they should proceed further with any of their life-threatening agendas. And, the big one: refusal to acknowledge life on other planets and the fact that these life forms are co-existing with us right now.

It’s time to shed our adolescence

The message is: “it’s time to shed our adolescence”—and what better person to guide adolescent Gissalayne into her own adulthood than a cosmopolitan Man of All Worlds, Jonas Foreplay, who has no interest in politics, sports and weapons of mass disinformation.

Jonas Foreplay not only sees the Big Picture; he is the Big Picture, so the two are destined to fall in love—based on the author’s (my own) intention of creating a Match Made in Heaven (Peace on Earth, Planetary Maturity and a balancing of the male-female energies).

I thoroughly enjoyed writing this book; in fact, I found myself sometimes laughing so hard, I had to step away from the computer and reach for the tissues to mop up my tears of laughter—and despair.

Who am I? Why am I here?

Have fun; get to know yourself through the process of your writing—and use it as a sounding board for self-expression.

Slouching Past Bethlehem, by Carol Adler, is available at

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Author's Bio: 

Carol Adler, MFA’s first ghost-written book listing her name as co-editor, Why Am I Still Addicted? A Holistic Approach to Recovery, was endorsed by Deepak Chopra, M.D., and published by McGraw-Hill. Other publications include three novels, four books of poetry, and well over 200 poems in literary journals. She has ghostwritten over 40 non-fiction and fiction works for a number of professionals in the education, health care and human potential industries.

Carol is President of Dandelion Books, LLC of Tempe, Arizona; a full service publishing company. She is also President and CEO of Dandelion Enterprises, Inc., Write to Publish for Profit and President of the International Arts & Media Foundation, a non-profit subsidiary of Dandelion Enterprises, Inc.

Her business experience includes co-ownership of a Palm Beach, FL public relations company and executive management positions in two U.S. rejuvenation and mind/body wellness corporations, for which she founded publishing divisions.

Carol has served as editor of several poetry and literary magazines. Her career experience includes extensive teaching of college-level creative and business writing, and conducting of writing workshops in prisons, libraries, elementary, junior and high schools, and senior citizen centers.

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