The Golden Age Dawns:The motivations and experiences that inspired me to write

I have a deep love of writing. My desire to write and write well has brought me through school, my Psychology Degree and certificates including a qualification in coaching. More importantly writing helps me deal with my emotions. In times of stress I`ve written obsessively so I could understand myself and try to decide on how to solve problems. As if I was getting my thoughts out of my head and putting them on paper.

Friends and family see me write and they are  amazed at how quickly I write, without stopping, without thinking, just a continuous flow of words from me onto the paper or screen. I have often had to be encouraged to stop writing or even blatantly told to stop writing when I have ideas in my mind that I just have to type out and can`t stop. So writing a book is just, I suppose, something I feel like I`ve been born to do. So I have embraced by gift of writing , turned myself into a full time author and wrote a book. It is a little lonely being a writer full time but the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages. I`m my own boss, I work when and how I want. If I want to stay in bed late I can. I can`t be given out to for being late or told I have to keep working even though I`m too tired to do so.

It feels good to use a gift to help others. On all my blogs I write about current issues, injustices that upset me, cruelty to others that disturb me. I highlight the good in people too. Maybe people feel understood when I write or not as isolated. Hopefully. My book also includes a lot of these observations.

My novel The Golden Age Dawns which will be published in February in just kind of happened. I didn`t say “Today I`m going to write a big book and it`s going to be popular!”. I started writing bits of it on the train and then I wrote more and more until I decided I had to write the novel and finish the story. I`ve loved writing the book but it`s really the biggest project I have ever undertaken. As  a self publisher theres a lot to do. There`s  the writing, publishing and marketing of the book but it`s been worth it. No editor has told me to cut out a character  or cut a scene out. The story  and the message in the book  has been completely preserved and that`s what is most important to me.

I hope my book will be entertaining to people. I wrote the novel so people would enjoy a good story. I hope people will see themselves in the characters and understand themselves better. Most of all I hope my book  will inspire people to live the life they want to live, not the one they feel forced to live. That anything is possible.



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Gabriel Woods

I am the author of The Golden Age Dawns, a fantasy science fiction book.I have traveled to many countries around the world including India, Australia, Scotland, England, Ireland, America, Amsterdam, Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Portugal and Spain. I have worked in mental health and disability for most of my life. I have an honours Degree in Psychology, a Masters in Aid-work Management, a Certificate in Counseling Skills and I am a certified coach. I have written my first novel, The Golden Age Dawns which will be published in Amazon at the end of April. I have a Kindle book available in Amazon Easter Rising 1916 A Family Answers The Call For Ireland`s Freedom which is very popular and has achieve high ratings. I have always aimed to help and support people all my working life. Much of my learning from this is in my book, some of the ideas I share on this blogging site along with beautiful places I write about that I have traveled to. I am concerned about world politics at the moment and hope that my new book will go toward making the world a better place and helping individuals feel better about themselves. I am living in Ireland near Dublin. Apart from writing my book I have been working as a volunteer on a helpline for people with depression, bipolar and depression. What I love most is traveling and sunny countries. I love to visit important spiritual, religious, or historic places when I am in holiday but I also like holidays on the beach. I have a wide variety of music that I like from pop music to dance music and rock music. My hobbies are social commentary, politics, reading all kinds of books, the gym, gardening, D.I.Y. I love to socialize and meet new people. I like to learn new things. I am the author of: Easter Rising 1916, A Family Answers The Call For Ireland`s Freedom My Novel The Golden Age Dawns. Gabriel Woods achieved a degree in psychology in University College Dublin, Ireland. He then studied a postgraduate course in UCD which focused on the management of humanitarian aid work. He learned about African culture and the issues aid workers face in Africa. Gabriel Woods has travelled around the world. He has lived in Sydney and Brisbane in Australia. He explored important religious and cultural Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim sites of India. He learned about the spiritual practices of the people that live and worship there. Gabriel Woods also spent time exploring important aboriginal sites in Australia and the lessons aboriginals have for humanity. Gabriel Woods has lived in Dublin, London and Edinburgh. He has travelled widely throughout mainland Europe including Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Netherlands and Germany with a focus on areas of cultural importance. These sites throughout the world that Gabriel has visited have had a profound effect on him which he expresses as he writes about these areas in his novel. Gabriel has returned to Ireland. He worked voluntarily for Aware helpline that supports people experiencing depression and anxiety. He is now a fully qualified life coach. He lives in a village near the banks of The Royal Canal.

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