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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Offering Your Writing Talents

“Each of us has a gift, a talent, that we can offer to the world that makes the world essentially a better place.” – James Redfield

Born in Alabama on this date in 1950, Redfield is an author, lecturer, screenwriter and film producer, most notably for his novel The Celestine Prophecy, a first-person narrative of the narrator's spiritual awakening as he goes through a transitional period of his life.

Redfield’s debut novel, written when he was 40, raced to the forefront of many best-seller lists and then was re-published by Warner Books, which took it to Number 1 on the New York Times Best Seller List, where it stayed for over 3 years.   The Celestine Prophecy was the No. 1 international bestseller of 1996 (#2 in 1995) and sold over 20 million copies.  To date it has been translated into 34 languages and made into a major motion picture.

Honored by his alma mater, Auburn University, with its “Humanitarian of the Year” Award, Redfield also received the “World View Award” from the Wisdom Media Group for engaging the discussion on the nature of human existence and for his ongoing efforts and contributions to the bettering of humanity.  
                                       “What I need in order to stay creative and centered is a certain amount of distance from the maddening crowd,” Redfield said about his writing.  “You cease to be your best self if you're running too fast.”

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