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Tina White
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Mother of Two inspired writers, married with one dog, two cats. Currently living in Australia and sharing her chapters to current novels with you.

Her professional life, involves working in Senior Level Information Technology positions in Australia including libraries and hospitals.


Tina White is a poetry, short story, fiction, non fiction writer and novelist. She writes about life, love and everything in between.

She is a published short story writer and poet, appearing in a short inspirational books and writings from Canada. People find truth and understanding in her writings, telling it like it is, how to overcome adversity in life and move forward through writing. She has been interviewed on national radio in USA on art , her poetry has been used in short films. She has consulted on documentary works on the topics of art.

Her writings and life inspire many many others, to overcome dark places and to see the truth in life's challenges. Be inspired - work through to the truth in your life...

Please feel free to comment, watch or add suggestions to my sample chapter.

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Currently writing book four, see facebook for updates, excerpts, ideas, art and tutorials.

A thriller novel series inspired by Virginia Andrews and Alice in Wonderland.
Interests
Finally finished my three book Thriller Series. I am current taking a break, before editing for final publishing. Check out updates on my Facebook pages at www.facebook.com/tinawhiteauth… , read the process, excerpts from my books and poetry. Check out artistic works.

Here is some great artists and artwork on DA that I have enjoyed recently.

Thanks

Shining Through by xOronar




Definitely Fishy by Eydea







Garfield Cake by ginas-cakes




Wip: pointillism! by Dry89

Look, Baby ...food... dedicated to beyzayildirim77 by Odilicious

Fragment by NataliaDrepina
Mechanical Scorpion No 7 by AMechanicalMind


FUSE Soviet Space Station by MeckanicalMind


Dread City by Dandy-Jon
I AM A HOOTOWL by RadialSprite24

Free Verse 6 - J.R.R. Tolkien by Salve-S


Unheard Sounds by Bonsa1B3N
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Check out these features.
   

   
Make a Wish by mell96




pukka by miklosfoldi

Android star by GRAPHICSOUL

Girl's Portrait by pranile

Caecus by voogee


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Highlighting some wonderful art works that have captured my attention. Congrats to these wonderful artists.


Truth. by scathing-sanity   Pilot - Farscape by randis

Easter Dinosaur Egg Cookies by claremanson   The world near your feet by lieveheersbeestje

Cute Monsters by itshoax   Love is Blind by MintLights

InnocenceThe crowd gathered around just to see,
A blood covered boy with intentions of brutality.
  Winter by yllya

Tales of a broken heart by scuroluce    Gold elf female by A-gala

A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes by Myselfia   kon dancing 1 by Akatuky


Carpe Diem by SheerHeart   Treasure. by angeltakesphotos

:thumb359927659:   RememberedEach act immortalizes us,
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IT'S OKAY TO CARE by heysawbones   a heart for you by Kawiku

090 by jarek78fe   Just add lime by pqphotography



Check out my recent art works and journals.

The Professors Study Chapter The Professors Study Chapter
Excerpt from Book Three
How long would it take you to have sex with another person on knowing them?
There was so many issues with how we met.  I was just about to leave, when the doors to the building closed three times, due to some form of technical error. I sat there with my empty coffee, staring at the mundane tv, which was going on about something, the show too young for my mature mind.
I had already complained to the management twice about all the buildings errors, doors not opening, lifts not working, the seats just needing repair. I had gotten an answer once, saying they had “fixed” the issue by some means. It still continued on and on, to the point where others in the building complained. Further talk with building management, though happened, seemed futile, while they upgraded the signs on the outside, making it prettier, not pointing out that there was faults inside. Things move in roundabouts there, and I had seen other buildings
    Sample Chapter - He made me Smile.
He was like a large teddy bear, all wrapped up in Christmas paper for you. Just when you thought no one cared in the world – there he appeared bounding happy and caring, a gentleman to you.
And he sat there and said such wonderful things  - how smart you were and  "hey look at this" and you could almost guess what his family makeup was. He had a brother for sure, but no sisters. You could tell by his confidence and his smile that it was internally happy. Just everything about him was happiness and deep caring. And you deeply cared back.
You could get lost in his ways – how he worried about you and cared for you and wanted to be there for you in your dire moments.
And you sat there and whispered to him things that you should not really say, softly into his ear, because hey – you had both come from the same background anyway.
20 years of the same stuff it seemed, and jointly between you was a smile and a deep caring that only you two would know.
And you knew instantly,  ev
       

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Do yourself a Learning Favour

Free Online Learning from Top Universities in Arts , Humanities, Science, Maths, Computing and More from Yale University, Duke University,  Berklee College of Music and more….

Check out the following sites - Coursera www.coursera.org/ and Udemy  www.udemy.com/


This article discusses the world of online MOOC's – Learning online – a personal look at two current MOOC's and what they offer your art.
I have recently been fortunate enough to have discovered online MOOC's – Learning online from top professionals in many fields.  I learnt this through my social network connections and had some spare time, and thought – "It's Free" I will give it a go.


www.Coursera.org

I signed up for my first online class last September, called Modern and Contemporary Poetry from University of Pennsylvania or 'Modpo" as it was happily referred to by the other 20,000 plus students completing the course online.

The course was free.  'Modpo", ran late last year lasted for two months. There was no mandatory course materials to be brought, no upfront costs and no initial outlay. On signing up to the course, you had access to the course online forum, class emails from the professor addressing all the students, access to videos discussing a range of poets from Emily Dickinson to Gertrude Stein. My favourite, "Some Trees" by John Ashberry was covered in a 20 minute video, watching close reads of the poetry in a round discussion format.  Recent poets were also covered, and you got to read and experiment with different type of poetry, poets and formats.

The videos were well constructed and the interaction and learning from the online forum, videos and Facebook were inspiring. I was learning not only from the teacher, but from fellow students who ranged from young adults to retirees, other professors, and as a surprise – some of the current poets themselves visited the forums and had discussions with the class.

There were regular "Live Shows" from the University which enabled you to interact via YouTube and Twitter while watching the show live on Youtube and questions were being asked from people, calling in from the USA and other countries as far as Japan on telephone call in number. Even though the course was being run from the East Coast of America, myself as a participant in Australia was welcomed via the internet from my standard no frills laptop.

During the class, mandatory multi-choice questions and also essays were required, which were "peer reviewed" - assessed by fellow unknown students and critiqued in a format given by the professor.  There is no mandatory pre-learning, though a grasp of English is required as the course is presented in English. Some classes have a list of requirements before starting the course and course books that were being referred to, and mandatory for learning.  Check this out in the pre-course information and video which is provided by the professors on signing up to the course. Emails will alert you when the course begins and tell you of progress of the course.

I must admit, the experience was time consuming, lots of reading of recent poetry and well known poets from history, and it does take time. Be prepared for a lot of work to complete this course. Also, on a down side, the interaction is online, not in a university classroom, where you can expect to speak to people on a one to one basis, in person networking, was not available to someone like myself, who was not near the university, nor had any chance to be. The networking came from online interactions with forums, Facebook and emails.

I liked the fact there was no mandatory times to view the videos, and you could chose at will when to view it. However, there were mandatory times for submission of the essays should you wish to persue the Certificate for the course.

For me this was an experience, and the first class that I have taken of this nature. It was an eye opening FREE experience and I could have chosen, if this particular class was not for me, to drop the class at any time, with no financial loss. If I did not like the teaching style, I could drop the class and continue trying another course that suited my learning style. At the link www.coursera.org. classes of interest are Song writing, Guitar, Psychology, computing and upcoming science courses and many more.

www.Udemy.com

I am currently completing a Psychology course by Yale Professor, 110 Psychology on www.udemy.com. I have been doing so for the past month or so.

Also free, this offers beginners courses on Psychology from a well known Yale Professor giving you 17 hours of videos to watch at your leisure on beginners subjects of psychology. A book is recommended for reading for the course, but it is not required. There is no mandatory tests or essays on this particular course, and you can do the topics at your will as your spare time allows. Topics that have been covered are "Differences", "Development" "Love" with a lot of discussion on research and general theory of psychology, perfect  for the beginner. There is guest professors who do a one hour class on a particular topic. There is no mandatory preresquites for the course, apart from the course being run in English, so it is required here to have understanding of the English language. There has been discussion of the text book, however it does not seem a requirement to purchase this book. There is no course fees – it is free online.

On the Udemy course, you can chose and start your course today, the Coursera courses are available at given times, months into the future, at the moment.  I am waiting 1 month for the start of a guitar course on Coursera. I started the Udemy course straight away on signing up with my email address, with no wait time.

In comparing the two courses, that I have completed to date, the Coursea course on poetry, was time consuming for two months but I have made much in roads into the history of poets and been inspired by the writings of some of the poetry. The coverage of "computer generated" poetry was particularly interesting. I found the video output to be lacking on the Coursera course, and the requirement to download a different browser (Internet Explorer was not accepted and you could not complete the assignments if you had this browser – it was recommended instead to download Firefox). The video was clunky, not as fluid as the YouTube interface of the course on Udemy.  However, there was no interaction with other students, no forum, Facebook or Twitter on the Udemy course.

Another note, is that these are beginning courses only, and do not give you credit in top universities. They are designed for personal  interest only and not designed to be a full university course nor a substitute for one.

The information gained on both courses were brilliant. Best of all, for the moment, totally Free with no obligation to pay or continue on your part.

Check it out for your online learning in the Arts – there are more courses than I have mentioned here.

I hope it inspires you to improve your poetry and arts through learning from online top universities.

Thanks

Tina White is a published writer, living in Australia and currently completing her third novel, editing more and enjoying writing books thoroughly. Her bio and upcoming chapters, novel thoughts and ideas can be found on her DA profile at tinaaw.deviantart.com

Read other tutorials  and a sample chapter "He Made Me Smile"  below -

How to Get Creative Ideas for Your NovelHow to get Creative Ideas for Your Novel - A beginner's guide.
Stuck in a rut with your novel or creative writing? Has it been left unfinished because you ran out of ideas? Is your muse gone?
Here is a few thoughts as to how to get your ideas back, maybe some fresh new thoughts for you.
Have you thought of the following to include in your writing?
Recent places you have visited
Recent people you have met
Art work  you have seen recently
Perhaps you were watching tv and you saw an interesting character there on an add.
Try stopping and doing other types of art work, give it a rest
Try joining a new group or social situation, writing about this
Modify recent dreams to include or write about
Start an ideas journal or start simple poetry for ideas
Google is your friend
Free write - just write and write - see what develops on the page.
Here is some stellar examples from my current novel as to how I used unlikely ideas and dreams to include in my current novel.
You wake up shocked - you
      Text - He Made Me Smile Sample ChapterHe was like a large teddy bear, all wrapped up in Christmas paper for you. Just when you thought no one cared in the world – there he appeared bounding happy and caring, a gentleman to you.
And he sat there and said such wonderful things  - how smart you were and  "hey look at this" and you could almost guess what his family makeup was. He had a brother for sure, but no sisters. You could tell by his confidence and his smile that it was internally happy. Just everything about him was happiness and deep caring. And you deeply cared back.
You could get lost in his ways – how he worried about you and cared for you and wanted to be there for you in your dire moments.
And you sat there and whispered to him things that you should not really say, softly into his ear, because hey – you had both come from the same background anyway.
20 years of the same stuff it seemed, and jointly between you was a smile and a deep caring that only you two would know.
And you knew instantly,  ev
      Introducing Evan - An InterviewEvan and his thoughts.
Even reading it back and editing......I laugh.
"It was the hard nights and liquor, the women and the sex that had taken over his nights now"
"His certificate was there, proving beyond a doubt he knew what he was talking about"
"And he knew from within his tormented soul. This is why he went to college and did what he did. This was it and he darn well better not fuck it up"
An Interview with Evan – My Main Character.
Welcome to our interview, with Evan, starring character in Book 3, Tina White.
"Evan Welcome"
"Hi, we have to make this quick you know"
"Ok Evan – tell us a little about yourself as a character"
"Why do you want to know that?"
"Ah—why not"
"It is a personal question – I was wondering why you were asking that"
"It's an interview"
"Mmmmm – I did not get that bulletin"
"Ok, Evan – what are your hobbies and thoughts"
"Look I care about you, you know and this interview process – I did years of schooling and such – I'm not so sure this interview is for me"


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How to Start and Finish Your Novel - Tutorials

Here is a selection of Novel Writing and Character Tutorials for ideas and thoughts as to how you continue your novel. Have you gotten lost and not been able to finish? - give these ideas a go.

I wish you well in continuing your novel writing process.

Happy Novel Writing......


Tina White is a published writer, living in Australia and currently writing her third novel, editing more and enjoying writing books thoroughly. Her bio and upcoming chapters, novel thoughts and ideas can be found on her DA profile at tinaaw.deviantart.com

Read all about one of those LOVE/HATE characters and a sample chapter "He Made Me Smile"  below -



How to Get Creative Ideas for Your NovelHow to get Creative Ideas for Your Novel - A beginner's guide.
Stuck in a rut with your novel or creative writing? Has it been left unfinished because you ran out of ideas? Is your muse gone?
Here is a few thoughts as to how to get your ideas back, maybe some fresh new thoughts for you.
Have you thought of the following to include in your writing?
Recent places you have visited
Recent people you have met
Art work  you have seen recently
Perhaps you were watching tv and you saw an interesting character there on an add.
Try stopping and doing other types of art work, give it a rest
Try joining a new group or social situation, writing about this
Modify recent dreams to include or write about
Start an ideas journal or start simple poetry for ideas
Google is your friend
Free write - just write and write - see what develops on the page.
Here is some stellar examples from my current novel as to how I used unlikely ideas and dreams to include in my current novel.
You wake up shocked - you
                  Text - He Made Me Smile Sample ChapterHe was like a large teddy bear, all wrapped up in Christmas paper for you. Just when you thought no one cared in the world – there he appeared bounding happy and caring, a gentleman to you.
And he sat there and said such wonderful things  - how smart you were and  "hey look at this" and you could almost guess what his family makeup was. He had a brother for sure, but no sisters. You could tell by his confidence and his smile that it was internally happy. Just everything about him was happiness and deep caring. And you deeply cared back.
You could get lost in his ways – how he worried about you and cared for you and wanted to be there for you in your dire moments.
And you sat there and whispered to him things that you should not really say, softly into his ear, because hey – you had both come from the same background anyway.
20 years of the same stuff it seemed, and jointly between you was a smile and a deep caring that only you two would know.
And you knew instantly,  ev



Novel Character Development - A beginner's guideYou have sat down to write your masterpiece, thoughts on the plot and start have come to mind,
you have made serious plans, perhaps taken time off of work and duties, to create your novel or epic series.
Here I will discuss how I develop characters for my three novels, using the character from my
third instalment "Evan" as an example of idea and thoughts. Using "Evan" to show how my main character was determined, and how you may introduce and determine your own character in your fictional novel or story.
First of all have thoughts about "Who is your character, what does your character value and what type of personality do
they have"
Are they friendly, outgoing, quiet, introverted, perhaps confronting? Do they have particular physical characteristics that you may wish to convey to your audience that adds to their personality? What makes them appealling to continue reading about?
Will you say their name, or will they be a "throw away character" - there to develop your plot, and then disa
                  Introducing Evan - An InterviewEvan and his thoughts.
Even reading it back and editing......I laugh.
"It was the hard nights and liquor, the women and the sex that had taken over his nights now"
"His certificate was there, proving beyond a doubt he knew what he was talking about"
"And he knew from within his tormented soul. This is why he went to college and did what he did. This was it and he darn well better not fuck it up"
An Interview with Evan – My Main Character.
Welcome to our interview, with Evan, starring character in Book 3, Tina White.
"Evan Welcome"
"Hi, we have to make this quick you know"
"Ok Evan – tell us a little about yourself as a character"
"Why do you want to know that?"
"Ah—why not"
"It is a personal question – I was wondering why you were asking that"
"It's an interview"
"Mmmmm – I did not get that bulletin"
"Ok, Evan – what are your hobbies and thoughts"
"Look I care about you, you know and this interview process – I did years of schooling and such – I'm not so sure this interview is for me"



                      How to Write a Novel - a beginner's guideI am often asked - how do you write novels? I am often told by the person asking - so politely -
                                        "It is my dream to write a novel"
                                        "I wish I could write"
                                        "I would love to write my novel on ..."
                                       
I let people know I am on my third novel. It is rare to meet a writer, rarely someone who has realised their dream, and who has produced a book. Rarer still to find a published author --- why? it seems so easy.....when you read them.
Many try the



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