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Main Fort Smith Library – Saturday, March 25 2017

Since my daughter is coming in this weekend, both she and I plan to take our books over to the library. We will be donating them to the Fort Smith, Arkansas  Library.

So, if you’re curious about them, go check them out!

 

I will be providing the following books:

Utilizing RPG Maker VX Ace Lite  #UtilizingRPGMaker

Utilizing IFTTT  #UtilizingIFTTT

Sight and Sound  #SightandSound

 

Britt will be providing her novel, Searching.

 

 

#AuthorMattCole

 

Nephalim

The Nephalim are considered ‘the fallen ones’. Others call them Giants.

They are also regarded as the offspring of fallen angels and human women, from Genesis chapter 6. Emphasis mine.

1And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
2That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
4There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

What I really find fascinating is all cultures have stories regarding gods coming down to Earth and inhabiting with humankind. There can be an argument these same gods are the fallen angels. Most in the western world know of the Titans and other Greek mythology creatures.

The website thoughtco.com has a good listing of these gods and goddesses.

There was a recent show on The History Channel, where two brothers went across United States. The show called, Searching for Giants, aired in 2014, and provided some interesting finds in the archives across the States.

You may be able to find some snippets of the videos in YouTube or other sites.

 

In my novel, Sight and Sound, I created Forward, providing some background on the world I am creating. It was taken from the cultural mythology and Book of Enoch.

The Book of Enoch chapter 15: 8-11 Emphasis mine.

And now the giants, who have been begotten from body and flesh, will be called evil spirits on earth, and their dwelling-places will be upon the earth.

9. Evil spirits proceed from their bodies; because they are created from above, their beginning and first basis being from the holy watchers, they will be evil spirits upon    the earth, and will be called evil spirits.

10. But the spirits of heaven have their dwelling-places in heaven, and the spirits of the earth, who were born on the earth, have their dwelling-places on earth.

11. And the spirits of the giants, who cast themselves upon the clouds, will be destroyed and fall, and will battle and cause destruction on the earth, and do evil; they will take no kind of food, nor will they become thirsty, and they will be invisible.

 

 

Links to my available Sight and Sound novel, can be found here.

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Sheol or Hell

I came across an interesting question that was posted on a forum.

The question was, “Do you think hell is real? Can a person’s actions really determine if they will enter hell after their death?”

To this day, people are still inquiring about the after-life, and if our actions today will affect it. So, I had to post a response to the inquiry. My reply is below. My current novel,Sight and Sound takes a peek in the spiritual world. It is my thought, your worldview reflects on how you perceive the after-life and the actions you take currently. Thoughts?

My reply:

I lean more toward the traditional Christian worldview. Hell was created and intended for the fallen angels. The lake of fire is for Lucifer (Satan), the false prophet, and the beast. That being said, there are two different destinations for us and them.

There are some reported to have seen hell it while nearly dead or officially dead and returned. The amount of these sightings cannot go unnoticed.

I suggest they were not in hell, rather hades. I place for those unsaved souls.

It would fall under the mythological tales regarding the underworld, or place of the dead. I would also fall under the biblical term Sheol, a place of darkness where the dead go. Biblically

Sheol held both the righteous and unrighteous. Prior to Christ’s crucifixion, Sheol was divided into two parts. One area dedicated for the unrighteous. This is in reference to the rich man in Jesus parable. The other area dedicated for the righteous, called Abraham’s bosom. This is in in reference to the beggar in Jesus parable.

After Christ’s crucifixion, Jesus entered into Sheol and removed those righteous, while informing those in hades the news of redemption. This is believed to have occurred while he was “in the tomb” for three days.

Now Sheol or hades is reserved for those not accepting Christ as their savior. The change was due to the new covenant (New Testament) from Christ on the cross.

 

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Price Point for a Novel

Authors spend a lot of time creating their story line for the purpose of entertainment or education through stories. It takes time, and brain power to put words into a viable world. The question is, how much is it worth for the authors to share this content?
I just read an interesting article titled, Pricing your E-book at 99 cents. The author attempts to be neutral and lays out the pros and cons. The comments provided additional information and thought as the replies unveiled everyone’s idea on it.

In my opinion, the decision of 99 cents comes down to

  • Hoping to gain a wider audience
  • Enticement of sales

Having a few read my story in Sight and Sound has been humbling and educational. Once you believe you have an interesting story to convey, the real work is to get it in front as many eyes as possible. This again takes time and determination.

Most of my books on Sight and Sound have thus far been given away. LOL.

 

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Sight and Sound Novel’s Forward

Before the introduction of flesh, there lived another race. These entities were not flesh born, rather brought about by light, fire, and the heavenly bodies. The creator of these entities viewed them as his family.

 

All was well until the creator expanded his creation to man. This new creation could not live in the higher dimensions, as the original race of beings. So the creator had placed man in the four dimensions of time and physical space. The original entities lived outside of this volume of space and marveled at the flesh born. Originally, the two races worked together. However, there rose an army of 200 celestial beings that made a pact among themselves. They fell from their dimension and became flesh. They took men’s daughters as their wives. These 200 had leaders, but all were viewed as gods and had children.

These were those men of renown.

The 200 and their children brought man into captivity. These grew to fight against the armies of the creator. This caused a division between the two opposing sides. The war was made and war continues to this very day. The leaders of the 200 were defeated by the armies of the creator and thrown into prison. Before their fate, they were made to watch as their children were made to fight among themselves, then destroyed in a great flood. Now the children, having no place in the heavens or earth were trapped between dimensions of reality.

 

Through the ages, men forgot about this war. Stories of gods having children became myth. The idea of a world flood became an argument. Those children trapped found no peace throughout time. Their torment is paralleled with their hatred of the flesh born. Their desire was to return to space and time. They wished to live again as kings, queens, and gods.

Over time, communication would be made between those trapped and the flesh born. Through deception, the enemy promised to give those fleshborns the ancient secrets. Through that communication, men have begun to build a bridge and slowly weaken the prison wall. Over time men have worked with those in prison to unleash them. Unknown to man, they were helping in their deception. A select group of men began working on a project for the means to aid the enemy’s return to our physical reality. Unknowing they were to be enslaved.

With the veil being weakened, some of these hybrid children can inhabit the flesh by will. Some must be asked through rites and objects touched by their fathers. One way or the other, every hybrid child is part of the war to reclaim the physical realm.

Their end goal is to first reclaim the Earth, then release their fathers from the darker prisons.

Amazon: Sight and Sound
CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/6766292
SmashWords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/688870
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/sight-and-sound-2

A signed autographed book is also available at our Store
More items will become available in our store as time allows. Come back to check often!

#AuthorMattCole

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Grammar checks that is causing frustration

I am going to tell on myself, with this writing. Perhaps doing so, it will help another person. I was having someone review some of my writing and they dinged me with grammar errors. Now, I never have been a fan of English. Which is odd coming from someone that actually have written articles for others and use emails as a primary form of communication. Researching my issue, I found my ‘Grammar’ check was not flagged in my Microsoft Word. Evidently, it was not flagged by default.

Check here for grammar flag for Word 2013

The crazy thing is a friend had run this through grammarly.com. Yeah, she fixed a lot of errors.

So moving on, I applied the flag and went through my novel again. I corrected those fragments in my book. Many were conversational, so I left those. Here is the crazy thing. Even though I ran the grammar check, it missed a specific paragraph someone pointed out to me as being grammatically in error. The paragraph is below.

 

Ryan was Samuel’s companion. He started to speak to him at a young age; Sam couldn’t remember his life without him. At first, his parents believed it was just a simple make-believe friend, most likely because Samuel Good was an only child. Children that didn’t have many friends needed a make-believe one.

 

I took this same paragraph and applied it to online grammar checks. I did a google search on ‘online grammar checker’ and tested it with the first 10 results. Everyone check came back clean. I went as far as downloading the trial version Stylewriter program to test the paragraph with it. Again, the paragraph checked with no errors. This is highly frustrating. I get author’s require editor’s in order to keep the content clean of issues. But I have to question, why can’t a decent grammar check program be created with the rules?

 

In case you want to know the correct revision of the paragraph in question, it’s below.

 

Ryan was Samuel’s companion. He started to speak to him at a young age; Sam couldn’t remember his life without him. At first, his parents had believed it was just a simple make-believe friend, most likely because Samuel Good was an only child. Children that didn’t have many friends needed a make-believe one.

 

I will be updating my book after I make some additional changes/revisions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#AuthorMattCole

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Sight and Sound – Novel

 

 

 

Customer Reviews

5 Stars given by Jazzy Book Reviews! You can see it here! July 24, 2017.

 

 

Synopsis:

Jacob O’Brien won the VRD Gaming World Championship today. It’s been his lifetime goal.

Enhancing his personal VRD goggles beyond what the best geeks have produced. The googles gave him more than he counted on. A new sight providing him the ability to see “others” beyond the dimensional “veil”.

Jacob gains an unlikely partner, Sam, who can hear the “others. Sam has heard the “others” his whole life. Yet, he isn’t prepared for what the two must go through.

Throw in Jacob’s sister, who just wishes it all to go away, while battling her own demons, the three must figure out what they must do to survive the “war”, for control of Earth.

They have to work together to stay alive and help win this “war”.

If the “war” is lost, the world belongs to the ‘others”.

You can now purchase a signed book from me!

You can also read the Forward to my novel, here.

 

Amazon:Sight and Sound
CreateSpace:https://www.createspace.com/6766292
SmashWords:https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/688870
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/sight-and-sound-2

A signed autographed book is also available at our Store
More items will become available in our store as time allows. Come back to check often!

#authormattcole

#SightandSound

 

Received a Kudo for Sight and Sound!

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