On Writing

One well-received writing coach wrote that nearly all other authors in this genre he spoke of said if your motivation for writing in this particular genre is money, don’t do it because you will fail.

I don’t believe that.

I believe if you don’t write for money or do anything that consumes your time for reasons other than money, then you don’t have a business, you have a hobby. Hobbies don’t support livelihoods, hobbies don’t pay bills, or put food on the table, businesses do.

No matter what your business is, and in this case, we are talking about writing, if you don’t write for money you will certainly fail. You will fail because you cannot survive without income from what you are doing, unless of course, you have income from another source. It is still then a hobby, not a business.

The first goal in writing, publishing, or any other business, is always to make money.

Without money you cannot survive and remain doing what you are doing which in this case is writing (and publishing) and more specifically in this genre which I will not mention because no matter which genre you write in or multiples of genres, you always write for money and for a bunch of additional reasons as well, such as to entertain, to teach, to escape a given world for another, to allow your readers an escape from their horrible, or boring or frustrating world for another. And so forth.

We write for money.

We must survive.

We must pay our bills.

We must be happy and comfortable in our lives.

We must be successful in what we do. Income is the measurement of success.

But we also, must write for any given other reasons which may vary from author to author.

If you are filthy rich and already have lots and lots of money, and write for another reason, fine, so be it. If you want to do it for nothing, fine. But the truth is, only the top-earning authors sell a lot of books, the kind of sales all the other authors marvel over. Bestselling books are based on sales and sales are based on the money they earn and the number of copies they spin out. It’s a no brainer and it’s called economics. It is a supply and demand thing.

Millions of books hit the market and don’t bring their authors a single penny. Don’t be one of those authors. Pay other authors by purchasing their books and learn how to do it right. You will never be sorry; I promise you that!

Write for money, and LOTS of it, as well as for ALL the other reasons that motivate you to write and which keeps you writing, happily ever after. (HEA) Case closed.

Till next time, ~Cliff

Secret Weapons Book 3 Makes Number 1 Bestsellers List

It’s great to be rewarded with something like seeing your book on a bestseller list. Not just on the list, but number one! THANK YOU, CANADA!

SW BK 3 Canadian Bestseller 25 Mar 2019 (2)

Secret Weapons Book 3
A Number One Bestseller
In Canada at Amazon.ca

Bk 3

My eBooks & Print Books Author Pages at Amazon-Kindle
Cliff Harrison
Cliff Harrison’s FICTION Author Page

Clifford G. Harrison
Clifford G. Harrison’s NONFICTION Author Page

More books coming soon!

Vagrant Winds of War

The Homeland Wars
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31 January 2019 (Las Vegas, NV) Americans must be ready to once again go to war to save our nation. This time the war won’t be overseas. It will be right here in the homelands. It will be the Homeland Wars. Our nation’s history is rich with the bravery and the courage of men and women who fought to defend her. We are the land of the free and the home of the brave. And there is no one, no one on this planet that is going to change that, not near or from afar. We will fight for America or die trying to save her. No force, foreign or domestic, shall ever remove our liberty by war or by law. No opposition shall commit tyranny upon us, not by political or by corporate slavery or by injustice. We as Americans are ready to fight and ready to die to offset any force that threatens our freedom and independence no matter where that force originates from.

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is the creed of our nation. It is the ideology of who we are as Americans. It is the ideology of who we are as a people. We shall never allow anyone to come here and take that away from us. We shall never allow anyone from within to destroy that basic concept of who we are as a people. We The People.

I will repeat what has already been said:

“We will die on our feet before we will live on our knees.”

We are at the hour of decision. That decision depends upon the behavior of others. Let no man or woman ever mistake our conviction to remain a free people with liberty and justice for all. Let no one make the mistake to think that their liberty means it will allow us to be held in tyranny. Liberty and justice for all do not tread on anyone. It compromises fair and just equality. And that is who we are, a fair and just people born of equality, not preference or favoritism to a few, so the few can be masters over the many, but true equality where all people are truly equal and survive on and by their own merits. The value of their life.

Peace is our greatest aspiration.  But the might of war is our greatest strength if we need to go there. And we will go there to defend the principles of our nation and the traditions that made us strong out of the dust and ashes and the smoke of wars that were fought by our ancestors to bring our nation to its greatest standing in front of all nations upon the planet Earth.

Since the Civil War of the 1860s, this nation has never been more so divided. Our division will certainly bring us to a homeland war if we cannot quell our differences and find compromise and commonality. The same number of people who think a homeland war cannot come to America is the same number of people who thought World War I or World War II would not come. Both wars did come and so will the homeland wars of America if the winds of war do not change. The majority may think otherwise. But war can and will come if conditions are right for war. War will come if both sides don’t try to defuse it. It will be a war nobody wants. A war, nobody can hope for, but a war nonetheless.

We must find unity, not division if we are to survive as a nation. Otherwise, one side is likely to utterly destroy the other side. Will our side win or will our side lose?

The answer is blowing in the vagrant winds of war.

Author’s Note: The video that accompanies this essay, Story of our National Anthem, originated by Robert Surgenor, is debated by a divided audience as to the authentication of the storyline of the video. Some say it is false, other demand it is a true story. For the purpose of this essay, its authenticity is irrelevant. It is a good story. It is a great story. Rather the story is fiction or nonfiction, is irrelevant because it is indeed a great story.  A story told by a good storyteller. It is a story about a people who stand their ground against overwhelming odds and ferocious enemy forces, regardless of the predicted outcome. They stand for who they are as a people. If they die, then so be it, they died for their cause. And that is what we, as a people will do if war comes to the homelands of America. That is the essence of this story and this essay. That is the essence of what an American is. That is the essences of defining an American. That is the essence we must find within ourselves as human beings if we expect to survive our current world and domestic problems. There is nothing more that needs to be explained. We are Americans!

Only A Few Hours Left for FREE Book

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Father River: The Street Priest Book 1: An Introduction (Father River series) Kindle Edition

My fiction books have been launched. I now have a fiction author’s page and a nonfiction author page. This helps readers–and hopefully fans–distinguish between my different kinds of writing at a glance.

My Fiction Author’s Page
Cliff Harrison

My first book was a nonfiction release published under my orthonym (not one of my pen names), Clifford G. Harrison.

My Nonfiction Author’s Page
Clifford G. Harrison

I have released two books so far in the nonfiction department. Then I focused on getting my fiction material published.

As of yesterday, I have published four books so far in the fiction category. All four are in the Father River: The Street Priest series. The short stories are installments of a saga. The stories are about a street priest going undercover as a covert author and researcher investigating the lives of the homeless living on the streets of Las Vegas, Nevada during the Great Recession. He tries to help the street people as well as troubleshoot the problems of homelessness in America. He is most interested in the war veterans that populate the street people by as much as 38%. The stories are based on actual incidences that inspired the writing.

The fiction is written under my diminutive, or abbreviated name, Cliff Harrison. Most fiction, but not all of it, will be published under my diminutive.

I am learning a lot about publishing and finetuning the formatting and inner works of publishing. I expect it to take up to one year, or to January of 2020 to be really proficient and profitable in my writing.  But, at least I am getting started.  Later, I will publish some post here on the Sunrise Mountain Publishing Blog as well as in Vegas Valley about publishing with Amazon-Kindle.

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At midnight, 17 October 2018, Father River: The Street Priest Book 2: One Good Job (Father River Series) Kindle Edition will be offered for FREE for 48 hours.

GOT BUGS?

 

~BLAZING-HOT END-OF-AUGUST SALE!~

Beginning tomorrow, 8:00 AM (PST) Friday, 24 August 2018:

SIZZLING DISCOUNTS BEGINNING AT OVER 80% OFF THE LIST PRICE.

INCLUDES THE UNITED KINGDOM.

OUR FIRST BOOK PUBLISHED UNDER THE ORTHONYM (NOT PEN NAME) OF CLIFFORD G. HARRISON.

The inauguration edition of Sunrise Mountain Publishing.com

The inauguration launching of the authorship orthonym Clifford G. Harrison (for most nonfiction) [Clifford G. Harrison Author Page] and the diminutive Cliff Harrison (for most fiction.)[Cliff Harrison author page coming soon.]

TIMED COUNTDOWN. ONE CHANCE TO GAIN VALUABLE INFORMATION FOR SO LITTLE.

THE CLOCK STARTS TICKING AWAY AT 8:00 AM (PST) Friday, 24 August 2018. DON’T MISS THE DEAL OF A LIFETIME.

TICK-TOCK WATCH THE CLOCK. TIME IS RUNNING OUT. THERE WON’T BE ANOTHER SALE WITH PRICES THIS LOW ANYTIME SOON.

MONSTER, SUPER SALE HAS INCREASING PRICE INCREMENTS. THE PRICE GOES UP WHEN THE CLOCK RUNS OUT AND WILL NOT GO BACK DOWN ANYTIME SOON. TICK-TOCK. TICK-TOCK. DON’T GET LOCKOUT SHOCK.

BEDBUGS ARE ACTIVE IN WARM WEATHER. IT IS HOT. THEY ARE EXTREMELY ACTIVE IN THIS SUMMER’S HEAT. AND IT IS ONLY GOING TO GET HOTTER. WE ARE IN A WORLDWIDE EPIDEMIC FOR BEDBUGS, COCKROACHES AND SUPER LICE.

Do it right. Do it yourself.

Safe. Effective. Efficient. Advanced. Unique.

FREEDOM & INDEPENDENCE FROM SYSTEMS THAT DO NOT WORK.

You can keep your bugs, or you can read the book that teaches you how to get rid of those nasty insects and arachnid forever.

You’ve got to read it to know what’s in it.

Secret Weapons to the DIY Bedbug, Cockroach, Super Lice and General Insect Eradication Systems Book 3: The Ultra-Abridged Edition (Secret Weapons RES)

GREAT REVIEWS HELP US FIGHT THE EVIL FORCES THAT VICTIMIZE INNOCENT SOULS. OUR NEXT HUMANITARIAN AND HUMAN RIGHTS OPERATION MAY BE TO RESCUE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR BEING ON OUR TEAM!

The Eyes of the Eagle

Beer & Pizza Celebration

Today marks the anniversary of something I celebrate every year on this date. It is the fourth anniversary of a mission in which someone reached freedom and independence.

In a daring escape from deep within the territory of international terrorists and Sharia Law stronghold, one young lady enslaved by a patriarchic society braved the enduring breakout to reach freedom in another country thousands of miles from her homeland.

At this precise moment in time, 1806 hours, on 8 August 2014, the Eagle landed in the United States of America. She was liberated from the evil forces that had enslaved her since birth. She had dreamed of such liberty as a little girl. As she laid her head on her pillow in her bedroom, a sea breeze was gently blowing against the curtains through her open window. She dreamed of a hearing the rolling thunder of the rotor blades of U.S. helicopters chopping through the sky coming to rescue her. She never let go of that dream. It was well more than a decade she suffered. By her mid-teens, she endured torture and was persecuted because she rejected an ideology that enslaved her and stripped her of her life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. As she matured into a young woman, the threats against her increased. Then, four years ago today, aboard the Eagle, she touched down on the soil of freedom and independence. She had reached the land of the free and the home of the brave, safely. Guardian angels would forevermore protect her from the forces of evil like no other protection could.

Coming within hours of imminent mutilation, torture, and a slow and barbaric execution, she was extracted from harm’s way. After more than forty-hours of an enduring flight with an initial flight path directly over hostile combat fields and urban fighting between Daesh (ISIS) terrorists and Iraqi warriors, where missile downing was imminently possible, the eyes of the angels guided her onward from harm’s way to safe harbor. Three planes had recently been downed by missiles and other hostilities, at least two of them full of civilians. It was a nerve-wracking journey with harrowing episodes every moment of the way. Trying times. Danger. Setbacks. Excitement. Fatigue. Anxiety. But at last, the Eagle made safe passage into the skies of freedom and independence, the skies of the United States of America, where the eagles soar high in the eyes of liberty and the face of justice.Transfered Copy from Computer 2 300

Today, at 1806 hours, victory calls for a renewed celebration. Beer and pizza! It’s an annual ritual.

There is another cause for celebration. As we leave the Freedom and Independence Month of July where we celebrate all month long the 4th of July and the freedom and independence movement of our humanitarianism mission we find ourselves still celebrating and extend the feast a few days more into the 8th of August with this day being every part of the celebrating. (Then it is back on strict, strict, dieting. Fasting and Ungh!)But there is more…

From Slavery to Freedom

Soon to be released will be the Freedom and Independence series of books, the 4th of July and Beyond,is part of that series, explaining our movement, our operations, and missions, worldwide.

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From Domination to Independence

My great friend, Cristina, another survivor of evil forces, just celebrated with me and friends, our LEO birthdays, on the delayed 31st of July. Both of our birthdays were in the last week of July, four days apart. We also celebrated the launching of Sunrise Mountain Publishing with friends and the publishing of Book 3 in the series. Book 1 has since also been released and Book 2 is within hours from release. Two other books will follow those releases soon. As we celebrated multiple occasions, we enjoyed Mediterranean Cuisine at Shsish Kabob House on West Flamingo Road having an enjoyable meal with a pleasant waitress from Bulgaria.

Just a few days ahead of today’s 4th anniversary, the Clifford G. Harrison DIY Library, released Book 1 three days early of schedule. The Secret Weapons, Book 1 in the Revolutionary Eradication Systems series, A Standalone Introduction SHOPTALK Edition Book 1: Just Bugs & Social Problems.
A Standalone Introduction SHOPTALK Edition Book 1: Just Bugs & Social Problems

Keep abreast of the books published as they roll off the computer into the public arena. They should be issued quite rapidly now we have launched our publishing house. Thanks for visiting.

Here’s to your success secret ones. This drink is for you!

Author Page: Clifford G. Harrison

New Release for July

Clifford G. Harrison’s Amazon.com Author Page 

Shhhhh! Keep the secret! 
Our first orthonym-published eBooks will be our inauguration editions. The first released is a nonfiction book from the Clifford G. Harrison DIY Freedom & Independence Library™ entitled Secret Weapons to the DIY Bedbug, Cockroach, Super Lice and General Insect Eradication Systems Book 3. It is the Ultra-Abridged Edition. It is Book 3 in the Revolutionary Eradication Systems (RES) Series. The series revolutionizes insect extermination with safe, effective, efficient and unique harmonizing weapons systems.

FREE eBook Samples
Go to my author’s page, click on the cover of the book of your choice, then click on the cover again under LOOK INSIDE with the blue arrow pointing toward the book and read the sample by scrolling down. If you want to save your read for later you can download a sample copy to your device(s) click the Try a Sample white button.  To download a copy to your device(s) you must have an Amazon.com account. It’s FREE. It’s no hassle.

Today, I Educate the Teachers, the Editors, the Grammarians and the Grammarists and all those with Lexicons
Nobody seems to know what the word orthonym means. It means; when a writer uses a pen name or pseudonym and then he writes under his real name, he is writing under his orthonym.  The real name of a person who uses a pseudonym is an orthonym.  J.K. Rowling is the orthonym of Robert Galbraith.  Washington Irving is the orthonym of Jonathan Oldstyle; Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, (even though the author is past tense, his work is still in the present tense), Stephen King is the orthonym of Richard Bachman. It’s great to learn something new, isn’t it? Books and reading teach you that!