Blog Update: Book Release, Future Plans & More

“Life is a journey, not a destination.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
– Andre Gide

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BreakawayIndividual.com
Zy Marquiez
September 8, 2019

I will attempt to junction a few sets of circumstances that are taking place in a streamlined fashion for brevity’s sake, but given that I haven’t done an update on this blog given other person projects, this will meander a bit, so please be prepared for that.

First and foremost, I appreciate those of you on FB who have been asking me about the Blog, because that’s where this Blog is mostly shared in historically speaking.  To clear that up, I have no intention of stopping this blog, nor my new one which deals with only writing and poetry with little sprinkles of life.  The only reason I’ve put this on hold is because I have a lot going on between work, a few books I’m writing simultaneously, and many other things I haven’t said anything about but will so in the future.

As far as the book Amor Vincit Omnia – Love Conquers All is concerned, I have received a proof copy and I am going to proof read it the next few days a few times given how important the book is to me.  Once that’s done, I’m undecided if I will order another proof copy, or just switch it from Private Access to Public Access for everyone given how sometimes Lulu has some serious glitches in formatting where certain lines align to the margins when they should be centered, and so on.

Moreover, one thing I plan on doing next year is begin my pursuit of publishing nonfiction research books into a variety of topics, and I have my first one narrowed down.  I hope to publish perhaps 2 or 3 if possible, but I’m uncertain depending how much I do with poetry and anything else that might arise.  That said I would love it if I can do one non-fiction book per quarter, but we will see.  That might be admittedly biting of more than I can chew, but, I rather aim too high than sell myself short.

I also plan on publishing additional poetry books the rest of the year, but that will come in due time.

Years ago, when I envisioned me writing, I envisioned me jumping into nonfiction first, and poetry well after that, 5 or 10 years later in fact.  Synchronistically enough, that didn’t happen, and I’m very glad.  The reason for this is because my writing has grown to the point that I now know I can handle the workload of writing a nonfiction book along with other things, where as in the past not only did I lack the confidence but I also believe my writing wasn’t where I was comfortable with given the myriad books that I want to write.

This is one of the things that I appreciate about life, that sometimes it flips things upside down for you, and where you first thought it might be a negative circumstance, in fact, it instead works in your favor and you end up doing more because of it, and grow more there in.

I could go on about a few other things, but I’ll cut it here given how much meandering I have carried out.  I do miss blogging on this Blog, and I have no intention on stopping this because of my plans for it.  That said, I appreciate all of you who I’ve told to hang on a bit, and I also appreciate the inputs on some of the things I’ve ran by you all for this blog and so on.  Thank you all so much for that.

You all have a wonderful evening.

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About The Author:

Zy Marquiez is an an author, business owner, CEO, avid book reviewer, inquirer, open-minded skeptic, and writer who aims at empowering individuals while also studying and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.

#Book Review: Le Morte d’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory | #SmartReads


BreakawayIndividual.com
Zy Marquiez
April 12, 2019

A widely-known and timeless classic, Le Morte d’ArthurKing Arthur and the Knights Of The Round Table by Sir Thomas Malory is the masterpiece from which the Arthurian Legend was born.

As the definitive English-language version of the story of Arthur and his Knights, Sir Thomas Malory collated information from the historical tradition and lore that was available to him at the time.

For a book that draws from various sources, it actually reads seamlessly, which speaks of Malory’s skill in the creation of this book and the ironclad integration he undertook.  It’s also worth noting that the book is written in Old English.

All components of the Arthurian Legend, from Arthur, Merlin, Lancelot, the Knights of The Round Table, to Excalibur and the Quest for the Holy Grail are all contained therein.  Considering the book was published over 500 years ago, it’s actually a remarkable achievement considering that there aren’t many books which appeal so much to human creativity and imagination from that specific time period.  Granted, Malory drew from English and French sources for this, but it was his imagination that allowed him to make this book a finished product.

Some intriguing components of the book are the many themes the book features, which are repeatedly alluded too.  Woven within the story are themes that encompass revenge, jealousy, trickery, honor and chivalry.  The many quests that the Knights undertake are also a common theme in the book.

The measure of a great fiction book is how great it stokes the embers of imagination.  Without a doubt, Sir Thomas Malory’s work has done all that, and much more, which is why after centuries later these stories still have a remarkable appeal to a wide-ranging audience.

As a classic adventure featuring intrigue, romance, deception, and adventure with sprinklings of magic, the legend of King Arthur has and always will be a mainstay in literature.  That is because it appeals to the element of human mind in a way that many other books do not, and that is what makes it a landmark book in Mythology and Folklore.   Any connoisseur of Mythology would enjoy this thoroughly.

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Suggested Reading & Viewing:

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
Paradise Lost by John Milton
The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Exploring J.R.R. Tokien’s The Hobbit by Corey Olsen Ph.D.
What The List Of Most Banned Books Says About Our Society’s Fears
What To Expect From Libraries In The 21st Century [Video]
The Philosophy Of Tolkien – The Worldview Behind Lord Of The Rings by Peter Kreeft Ph.D.
On The Shoulders Of Hobbits – The Road To Virtue By Tolkien & Lewis by Louis Marko Ph.D.
Lord Of The Rings: How To Read J.R.R. Tolkien [Presentation]
The Vision Of Freedom That Tolkien Got & The West Forgot [Video]
Socrates Meets Kant by Peter Kreeft Ph.D.

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About The Author:

Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, inquirer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who aims at empowering individuals while also studying and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.