By E. A. Barker
One man’s journey to understand, cope, and make peace with a crazy existence.
Women, Life & The Universe?
How hard can writing about those be? It turns out it’s not so easy.
Just how does one write a book of answers to many of life’s questions that people of all ages might actually want to read? It begins with a desire to save young people from repeating your mistakes in the hope the next couple of generations might become more aware earlier in life whilst they still have the energy to affect sex change. You compile list after list of significant events and the life lessons learned. Next, you examine each and every influence and indoctrination which affected your behavior and ultimately your choices. Libraries become your second home for a year or so as you research a dozen different disciplines which results in notebooks sex chock-full of data, dot connections, quotes, and citations because it is nonfiction after all. Or is it? Somewhere in the process you will find it is much easier to write “stories” based on real life events than it is to write a tell-all, so you change all the names and delete all references to places to make publishing a little easier. In the early writing stages of Ms. Creant, I wrote twenty-three relationship “case studies” as well as a chapter outline to both guide my writing in addition to create dumping grounds for all the notes I had made. It was at this point where I realized I was writing either a textbook or just another “kill me now for buying this” self-help book which few men would ever consider reading. It would need to do something differently if this book was ever to appeal to male readers. My solution was to inject some sexy bits and borderline sexist man-humor while guiding men to become more aware of their indoctrination into a “man’s world” where objectifying women is the norm. Ironic, isn’t it? The sexual component must not be explicit though, or else your book will be locked away in the “mommy porn” section of libraries and bookshops. How do you write about sex while maintaining a PG13-ish book rating so you might reach younger readers at an impressionable age where your “stay in school” and “avoid drugs” messages might make a difference? Seemingly endless rewrites was the answer. Tack on a third year for editing and publishing. . . BAM! You’re a published nonfiction author.
Ms. Creant: The Wrong Doers! was created for everyone from young adults to seniors. It was written from a male’s point of view, speaking to men who are endlessly struggling to understand the opposite sex. For women, this is a fascinating journey inside the male psyche. The book gives a young reader a glimpse of the future, with a recommended timeline for key life events. Mature readers, who have already experienced much of what is discussed in the book, should come away with a new-found understanding and perhaps even closure.
Ms. Creant is a controversial, entertaining, yet informative look at everything which influences human behaviour including: relationships, life, health, biology, philosophy, sociology, theology, politics, genetics—even physics. The lessons taken away from the book will serve to help readers make better choices, become more aware, grow and change—at any stage of life.
The 100,000 word book evolved into a humorous narrative non-fiction “tell-all” with hard science in support of its “pursuit of happiness” thesis. It is a librarian’s worst nightmare when it comes to attempting to categorize it. I originally intended this book as a relationship guide, but Ms. C. became a “book of life” or a “book of everything” somewhere along the way. I wanted to write a game-changer to help society, and maybe even civilization. The book tackles some big issues in a hard-hitting way. Nothing creates discussion like controversy, and without discussion there cannot be change.
I wrote the book I wish someone had given me as a young man. It was my attempt to leave a mark on the world; a legacy if you will.
You can order the 8 x 10 large print edition in either paperback or hardcover from any bookstore with an Ingram account. If it’s an “indie” bookshop, please buy it there, and tell them I sent you.
Ms. Creant: The Wrong Doers! Is available for almost every type of e-reader imaginable including library specific readers. Tell your librarian I gave them a huge discount.
Thank you readers. I’m not hard to find on social media if you’d like to chat sometime.