Product of Culture With Author Notes

Product of Culture With Author Notes
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Author Ideas Stream Like A River

When everything and ideas pop up in your mind like a a light bulb, writers and authors are very happy! It is always our hope to never have writer’s block; here are some ideas!


4 Days of Sweet Surrender Willing Gift

Dear Perceptive Readers, this specific article introduced a special week called:

Supercar Inspiration

4 Days of Sweet Surrender ATC Chrissy Costanza
A Sage Return ‘Willing Gift’ Journal Entry
Features and Highlights
Time Period October 25***28 The popularity of ATC caused the week to be extended to November 1, 2020. Were you able to catch the videos?

Spotify Playlist

Against The Current

Did you share the Spotify Playlist above?

For the new readers and listeners who this article caught the attention, then by all means read onward and have a beautiful day.

Are you a person who makes assessments for others? Let me elaborate, we are talking about resources. Yes, you are still here at the right reading article titled ‘4 Days of Sweet Surrender’ A Sage Return ‘Willing Gift.’

Would you not agree with the title and subtitle above, it allows room to elaborate and pontificate the subject?

With that being said, let us continue with ‘assessments’ and ‘resources’ as the foreword mentions, if you will; to this article.

What We Enjoy is a Commodity

Have you ever wondered just how many songs you listened to in your lifetime so far? You can be confident in saying that 99% of the people on the face of this world could not give you an exact number; nor is it necessary to know it for personal stats or edification of a song.

All the same I am asking the following questions of you at this time:

What types of music do you enjoy?
Do you have a favorite band?
Why do you think your choice of music is enjoyable; or yes, even important to you?

You will find in contemplation on the answer to the above questions that music and specific musicians (bands) are more than a DJ’s occupation to feel in a time-slot choice, it may be downright necessity for your quality of life enjoyment.

Against The Current

Here is where the band Against the Current comes to mind as an example of specific songs sticking with you. In fact, certain musical creations remain with our listening palate so much that we desire to keep this band’s channels in our subscribers list and more!

At this point in time, I am going to reference the following article that will explain further their music and this one writer, poet and podcaster interest in the band:

Guest House Chrissy Costanza Summer Start

Commodity and Resources

Before I relate my assessment on the popularity of a group’s talents I want to share the following defining statements: A commodity, when it pertains to a human, is talking labor or services that can be purchase; in this case, I’m talking about Against the Current availability to play in venues or concerts around the world. When it comes to being viewed also as a valuable resource these are some of the following companies proud to have them on board with their mission statement objectives.

A) Guest House (Chrissy Costanza Host) is a VENN production exclusive
B) Rocksound online magazine
C) Did you know the following producers requested them for an important project?
Alex Seaver of Mako ( Songwriter and Producer)
Sebastien Najand ( Composer and Producer) Sept 22, 2017
Song: Legends Never Die

If you decide to research them further, and listen to the interviews, I guarantee you will understand why they are called Against The Current. In their general replies they felt when naming the band, they did not fit solely in one mode or genre of music– not heavy rock but, not contemporary mainstream either.

Now that you are aware of mine and other professionals interests, I am going to share one more point. Chrissy Costanza has a superb singing voice. You should hear her ballets. Have you ever heard her read aloud? Did you know she is also interested in speaking a few other languages during her travels to the orient?

Against The Current – Sweet Surrender (Live Video)

Now my pontificating thoughts. You heard me state in the previous paragraphs I am a writer, poet and podcaster. Yet what is also enjoyable is creating narrated audiobooks! Not with my voice, mind you, but someone else’s fine quality voice and good reading skills. Yes, I can laugh at myself every time I tell someone that.

In my saved research and projects folder, There are a handful of professionals whose names I have in that list for an idea here or there. You are most likely saying, “I bet he has Chrissy Costanza’s name in that valuable research and projects folder!”

Well, all I will conclude with are these 4 statements in response:

1) I agree with Alex Seaver of Mako & Sebastien Najand assessment: “When we heard Chrissy’s voice, we knew there was something special right away.”

2) I started a project that certainly would fit with her talents and flare of personality.

3) What a commodity and resource to have as her resume already shows us.

4) All the same, there are now enough ATC articles and podcast topics at the Product of Culture website, that hopefully will always have a homely feeling for YOU Perceptive Readers and listeners!

A Journal Shared From This Author

Well readers, hope you enjoyed this sharing from my projects, research, and journal entry. If you are wondering about the writing tools I use, I am happy to share the following with you:

  • Scrivener for more than 5 years.
  • Recently I start using Papyrus Author in the year of 2020.

To say Papyrus is a valuable resource for all writers will certainly ring in your ears!

Once again, I enjoyed sharing with you my future thoughts on writing projects. Of course plans are adjusted and changed, etc… Still, I at least stand by what is stated about the talented professionals mentioned above. Have a great day.

You are Not A Label. Enjoy This Interesting Topic!

James Lynch Jr


Thank you for reading this article and hopefully share it with everyone who follows ATC music. Around the same week this article was written in its final draft, but not publicly published; RockSound published, Chrissy Costanza: This Song Gave Me The Freedom To Be Angry Again, Chrissy Costanza’s personal thoughts on ATC new single that won’t save us.

I enjoyed reading it, and many of you perceptive readers will also appreciate the lead singer Chrissy Costanza’s take on the song.
Here are a couple of quotes and a link to the article with the video!

Chrissy Article Quote 1: “I’m not going to sit here and trash talk ‘Past Lives’, because I still will always love that record and the songs on it. But it was so safe, and so passive, and that isn’t what I wanted to say.”

Chrissy Article Quote 2: “But still, I had so many pent up emotions that were more than just that melancholy/moody space. It’s why playing a song like ‘Talk’ will always be therapeutic to me. Half singing/half yelling that chorus just for you to yell it right back at me is church for me. That song ends and I feel infinitely better than when it began. I wanted that feeling again.”

It Is Not My Place

It is not my place. What can I do anyway?

Have you ever wanted to address a situation with a person you could not talk with in everyday life? Yes, we are talking about more than your above average type of problems that are causing stress upon the mind. These are just a few thoughts. Have a Wonderful day.

Letter Writing Kindness is not a Weakness

Who What When Why in Letter Writing; which kindness is not a weakness. Yes, get to your point in addressing a concern(s) why maintaining dignity at the same time.

Best Proof Reading Tips for Writers

Writers, Students, and Pros; what are your proofreading tips? Proofreading is normally done after you are satisfied with your draft article or story. You are looking to edit misspellings, grammar, and punctuation errors.

Friendly Letter Writing Update Moment

Friendly Letter Writing, is it for you? Welcome to this POCBOOKS Update Moment. Because of your familiarity with the subject, this type of letter is written with a relaxed or less formal tone.  You can appreciate the expression, “I let my hair down” when talking with this person.  In friendly letter writing, your heartfelt thoughts give a depth of feeling that is quite okay!


Friendly Letter Writing For You

Friendly letter writing a lost art

This article was originally published Aug 12, 2019

Friendly letter writing is it a lost art? Friend being the key word. This type of letter has a different tone from a business or professional inquiry letter.

Because of your familiarity with the subject, this type of letter is written with a relaxed or less formal tone. You can appreciate the expression, “I let my hair down” when talking with this person. In friendly letter writing, your heartfelt thoughts give a depth of feeling that is quite okay!

Sentences like ‘I’m happy because you are happy’ carry more weight in friendly letter writing with someone you’ve known for years than it does with initial professional inquiry letters.

It is the history involved between you two or more that motivates such letters to be written just to say at times, ‘I was thinking about you.’

In a relaxed mode with a cup of coffee or tea, and watch the emotional expressions fly free!

Words like happy, wonderful, you mean a lot, beautiful soul, and that apple pie was out of this world; are all such friendly letter writing experiences you just will not see in your everyday type of business/professional correspondence.

So here is the take away. Professional letters are formal letters, while friendly letters are much less in formalities.

For example, in professional inquiry, you are giving or asking who, what, when, and why?

In friendly letters you may just relate, “Guuurrrllll or Boooyyyeeee you are so crazy! I had a super time with you my super friend!”

Hence, whatever is on your heart, whether it is gratitude or relating happy news in a letter to a friend of the same spirit in common, then such a letter is not only understood, but welcomed.

When was the last time you wrote a friendly letter? Recently, you say? Well, I hope this thoughtful form of communication stays with you forever. – Kind regards Me

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The Best Proofreading Tips Article

Best Proofreading Tips

This article was originally posted on September 10, 2019

Hello writers, what are your proofreading tips? Let me tell you now, I’m writing this article to remind myself of the steps to take for more of my articles. You see, these steps take more time than a quick read through. Something I have a tendency to do a lot on my journal category articles. You may be shaking your head, “I know.”
Why Proofreading is Necessary

Proofreading is normally done after you are satisfied with your draft article or story. You are looking to edit misspellings, grammar, and punctuation errors. Does this sound like a simple process? Maybe. But is it that simple to carry out? It does not always feel like it, and this is one reason why we have professional editors so as some say after one or two proofreading edits on their own, “I no longer want to deal with the headache.” Or, “ I’m glad my part is over and done.”

Here is the good word though. The headache that sometimes come when you are proofreading a novel; does not when you are writing a short (200 – 900 words) to long form blog post between 1,000 to 4,000 words. Then you most likely will be able to complete the proofing process without a headache. Proofreading is important because it matches your thoughts with the words on paper (screen), so there will be no confusion. You don’t like the way something reads or sounds, then tweak it once, or tweak it twice, and there you will have your authentic thought exactly the way you wish it to be.

Best Proofreading Tips

A) Take a break from the article. Have a meal. Maybe you only need fifteen minutes to an hour away. It helps having a day away from the article project; therefore it gives your brain time to rejuvenate overnight. I realize most may not need or desire to wait that long. It is good to know all the same.

B) After your break, make sure to place your pencil (computer cursor) on each word methodically read at a slower pace than what you have typed. You will see most mistakes right away by doing this. Spellings and punctuation will become evident.

C) Speaking of punctuation, I’ve found proofreading your sentences backwards helps to find typos and missing punctuations as well. Be aware this can bring a strain for some, but I want you to know it is one of your options just the same.

D) Check your headings and subheadings. Did you place them in bold types and special fonts? Make sure the headings are all uniformed in the style you picked. H2 through H5 and so on.
E) Read your masterpiece out loud.

F) Take a break ( coffee or tea, smile) and repeat the steps on your return.

How the above steps have helped me.

The above tips I started using around 2014, but to this day, not on a consistent basis. I wish to use the above techniques more to keep all my articles in pristine reading shape for the Perceptive Readers. Chuckle, but you know there will continue to be times when I still post those from my mind to your mind journal articles and will not have used all the best proofreading tips displayed in the last heading.

In fact, it seems to be saved mostly for indepth tip articles like this one.

This is one of the reasons I decided to write this article — to help myself use these techniques more times throughout the month. Hence, when you see this article featured on My Minds Page quite a bit, it is to remind me to implement these tips more even on my shorter articles and side bar statements and news. Something I can always work on each week, if not everyday.

With the above stated, please feel free to tell me in the contact form on the homepage when I made a mistake in an article.

Seriously, this is so helpful to me. Let me express again how grateful I’ll be to you.

A quick, Hi, My name is Mr. or Ms. Wonderful, and I just copied and paste this quote to show you there is a misspelling or punctuation, etc.
Concluding Thought Tips

Allow me to thank you readers for sharing and spending time each day to enhance, some people say enrich, your life by finding and taking value to others. Yes, sharing is caring. Always do your best to have a light shinning in your heart and mind. Hey, you need that as part of the the best proofreading tips as well.

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Scrivener Still Writing and Improving

Getting to Know The Scrivener Writing Software

The Fall is often a time of completion. Where people want to relax, spend time with family, have fun, and to feel as good about the year’s efforts and successes; especially in their occupations and professions in the western world of providing goods and services. During this time, Philanthropic projects also bring a sense of a job well done!

Well, in one man’s opinion, Scrivener is a software I have found to be worth the cost for goods & services in whatever field or occupation that a lot of writing is involved. It will save you on time, and as one author, Michael La Ronn, states (paraphrase): Scrivener allows authors and writers to get out of their own way.

I found this to be the case over the past year (s). Allow me to explain.
A Windows User of the Scrivener Writing Software

Back in the second quarter of 2012, I purchased Scrivener for Windows and placed it on my Windows 7 laptop. I absolutely got a kick out of using the software. Even with the Scrivener Writing Software for windows not having all the features of the Mac version of the software, I was more than satisfied with the abundance of features all the same. Yes, more features than most people would even inquire about. But they are there for when you need the right touch for this or that research paper you students are writing.

Everything just plain worked. Until… Read on

A Linux User with the Scrivener Writing Software

A couple of years ago, it became helpful for me to use the Linux system OS, so I stopped using Windows 10 and moved to several different linux distribution flavors.

However, along the way, Scrivener did not always function well with the Wine program.

Wine (originally an acronym for “Wine Is Not an Emulator”) is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, macOS, & BSD. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly, eliminating the performance and memory penalties of other methods and allowing you to cleanly integrate Windows applications into your desktop.

After losing some of my newer writings and research by data corruption, I made the decision to stop using the Scrivener Writing Software with the Linux systems and the Wine program.

Writing became increasingly harder without the Scrivener Writing Software

Don’t get me wrong. Let me start by saying, it was not “Writer’s Block” that made it harder for me to write. It was harder because I had truly become reliant on the following tasks Scrivener makes so much easier and gives a sense of satisfaction that you have your bases covered!

Research Gathering
Research Compiling
Yes, even proof-reading

The above are just some of the benefits Scrivener gives far beyond common word processors.

A Year without the Scrivener Writing Software

After a year without using Scrivener daily, as was the routine before, I found myself storing more and more of my thoughts, poetry, and ideas in the universe of the mind; so to speak; unless I was ready to write an article that would be published the same 24-48 hours of me developing the online draft.
Oh how I miss those days of just writing a paragraph or two about this awesome (corny for some) joke or some serious thought-provoking subject Perceptive Readers would enjoy hearing and talking about. I had used Scrivener for everything except to make me a cup of coffee!

The Return to Scrivener 3
After a year, it was time to return to the software that helps me with storing my mind’s universe of thoughts and ideas! Chuckle, I often feel our minds (My father talked about this all the time) can produce cluster of galaxies in thoughts and abilities. However, as we get physically older (chuckle) it seems we just have to stay in the Milky Way Galaxy of storage space. This is why it is for us up in years to write down these thoughts when we get them.
And hopefully store them in a private (secure) way until you are ready to share these creations with the world; if this be your wish.
It was time to purchase the Scrivener 3 writing software for MAC!

That’s my experience. Feel Free to share yours!

Why Use Scrivener?
2 Helpful Videos in Getting to Know The Scrivener Writing Software

The first video to help us as an introduction to Scrivener comes from the makers of the software.
Getting Started – Scrivener’s Core Concepts – Literature and Latte Top 10 Scrivener TipsIt is also my pleasure to share the following video from Michael La Ronn of Author Level Up.
When it comes to Scrivener, you will find he has practical knowledge that will help you so much with getting started with this software. Michael La Ronn has valuable years of experience in the writing field period.

“Welcome to Author Level Up. I’m Michael La Ronn, and every week I publish writing craft videos to help you write better, write faster, have fun, and be prolific. I’ve written over 40 books and counting, and these videos are me documenting what I’ve learned every step of the way. Check out video archive for lots of great videos on how to be a writer, writing tips, productivity secrets, and more. I hope you find these videos helpful. I respond to most comments so if you want me to do a video on something just let me know in the comments. Be sure to subscribe, and thanks for visiting.”

The Product of Culture Website

The Product of Culture Website is also known as POCBOOKS. “Much More Than Books”
Where the writings, professionals, artists, and musicians featured here are more than meets the eye and ear for perceptive tips, recreation, and music! This website also has a collection of digital and audio books.