Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Incandescent Visions by Lee Hudspeth

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Book Details:

Book Title:  Incandescent Visions  by Lee Hudspeth

Category:  Adult fiction 18 yrs +,  64 pages

Genre:  Poetry

Publisher:  George Lee Hudspeth Jr.

Release date:   December  2019

Content Rating:  PG-13. Curse
words: Three total, of the “mild” variety (godd*mn, hell, sh*t... one
use for each). No f-words. No violence, no sexual content, no drug use,
no underage drinking. 

Book Description:

written numerous works of nonfiction, this is Lee Hudspeth’s debut book
of poetry. Incandescent Visions explores the meaning of the human
experience, as the author encourages his readers to ponder the universe
and their place within it, and to catalyze their own creative potential.
From the sublime shores of the Mediterranean to the majestic
expansiveness of deep space, this book contemplates nostalgia,
perspective and the gift of love. Through five short yet powerful,
thought-provoking chapters of contemporary poems—and a dash of elegant,
evocative haiku—Hudspeth takes his readers on a journey across the inner
landscape of struggle, triumph, self-realization and imagination.

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Meet the Author:

Hudspeth is a poet, writer, musician and fellow human being.
Incandescent Visions is his first book of poetry. He is the co-author of
ten nonfiction books in the field of Information Technology. He has
written articles for professional journals like PC Computing and Office
Computing. He is the author of over one hundred articles in the online
magazine The Naked PC, which he co-founded and co-published. He lives in
Southern California with his wife, two sons and their cat. Find out
more about Lee, his books and his music at

Connect with the author:  Website  ~  Twitter ~ Instagram

Guest post by Lee Hudspeth

What advice would you give budding writers?
I suggest that a budding writer be true to her/his own voice, above all else. The story will come, whether you’re writing a poetry book or a crime novel, and the story will be told by you, with your voice. If you can honor your voice, follow your intuition and respect your imagination, that’s everything you need. The rest is essentially solving a puzzle.

I understand that if you’re writing a novel you need characters, motivations, settings and a plot. These elements are important. They will fall into place as you develop your book, but it is your voice that will be the bridge between you and your readers. Having faith in yourself may sound cliché, yet there will be challenges. Self-confidence and a good set of tools go hand in hand to prepare you for the journey ahead.

Here is the most important tool: keep a writing journal and don’t let a single idea escape—not even a whisper of an idea. Make this a habit. Put no judgment on any new idea, just write it down. You can record voice memos or short videos; use whatever method works best for you. I’ve worked diligently at developing this habit because I have seen so many cases where a small idea blossoms into a full-fledged poem, song or story. I’ve also been the victim of skipping the habit, later realizing, “Oh, I had a good idea an hour ago but didn’t write it down and now I can’t remember it!”

Writing a book is a fun and rewarding but also detailed, complex and multi-faceted endeavor. To stay organized, use an outline for your entire book and each chapter too.

You’ll be spending many hours in your workspace, so make it comfortable and tranquil. A place where you won’t be interrupted. Speaking of interruptions, here’s a powerful but simple rule: turn off your mobile phone. It’s too much of a distraction. If you need to do research, do that before you sit down to write. This way you can focus on writing and simultaneously refer to your research notes without being distracted by the siren song of the Internet.

Assemble a team. Find a good editor and a reliable inner circle. These people should be trustworthy, good listeners and adept at providing constructive feedback. It’s a delicate dance but well worth the time spent choosing the right team members.

Lastly, writing a book is like a marathon not a sprint. Give yourself permission to rejuvenate along the way by taking breaks. If your writing is going smoothly, celebrate. If you’re in a rough patch, that’s okay, it will pass. Try to keep a positive attitude throughout the process. Enjoy being a writer!

Thanks to Teresa at T’s Stuff for inviting me to participate as a guest blogger. It is an honor.

Tour Schedule:

June 1 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway

June 2 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

June 3 – T's Stuff – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

June 3 - Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight

June 4 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway

June 5 – La libreria di Beppe – book spotlight / giveaway

June 8 – Books for Books – book spotlight

June 9 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway

June 9 - Books and Zebras  - book review / giveaway

June 9 - The avid Reader – book spotlight

June 10 – Library of Clean Reads – book review / giveaway

June 10 - Alexis Marie Chute Blog - book review / author interview / giveaway

June 11 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway

June 12 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway

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  1. What an informative guest post and a fabulous collection of poems. thank you for sharing.

  2. Teresa, many thanks for putting my book in front of your audience. I’m honored that you invited me to guest post too. I wish you much success. Smiles!