Aung San Suu Kyi - Nobel Lecture "The peace of our world is indivisible. As long as negative forces are getting the better of positive forces anywhere, we are all at risk. It may be questioned whether all negative forces could ever be removed. The simple answer is: “No!” It is in human nature to contain both the positive and the negative. However, it is also within human capability to work to reinforce the positive and to minimize or neutralize the negative. Absolute peace in our world is an unattainable goal. But it is one towards which we must continue to journey, our eyes fixed on it as a traveller in a desert fixes his eyes on the one guiding star that will lead him to salvation. Even if we do not achieve perfect peace on earth, because perfect peace is not of this earth, common endeavours to gain peace will unite individuals and nations in trust and friendship and help to make our human community safer and kinder." (tags: nobelburma )
7 signs you are ready to self-publish (a checklist) 1. Do you have a great High Concept?
2. Have you practiced for 10,000 hours?
3. Have you subjected your work to serious criticism?
4. Are you well read in your genre (and preferably beyond)?
5. Do you have a platform?
6. Are you willing to invest in your book?
7. Are you ready? (tags: writing )