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Spirit Moves - The Story of Six Generations of Native Women by Loree Boyd, published by New World Library

Amazon Reviews-

 

  • Spirit Moves - 5.0 out of 5 stars "Never put it down" by Maraza Sayuli
    "I never thought I would ever find such a book that I would ever not put down..This book kept me involved like I never been involved before. I loved this book from beginning to end. Also the artwork from Ms. Boyd's mother Silversong is just breathtaking to me. I laughed and cried and cried some more. I have owned my copy for 3 years now. I also have read this book 4 times since I have owned it. This book is part of my favorite possessions and will cherish it forever. Also when my daughters are old enough I will read it to them or have them read it themselves for the simple fact is the strength, pain, love, and sense of woman and family in this book are just absolutely breathtaking. I really recommend this book to anyone with a heart and the heart of a woman...I like to thank Ms. Boyd for writing her family's story. I never will forget it and although this may not be my family story, I will pass this onto my girls and onto their girls so they can see that women can have the strength to go through anything and that love conquers all and that the SPIRIT MOVES through all of us....."

 

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars "A powerful testiment of Native courage, pride, & forgiveness" by James Fortier
    "Loree Boyd has done more than merely written a great book. She has demonstrated the pride, strength and respect so characteristic of Metis/Native people in Canada. As a Metis/Ojibway person myself, I found this story, based on Loree's family history, to be moving and inspirational. I laughed, I cried, and I smiled thoughout reading this book. Loree's personal story extends beyond the words of this book; touching the lives of many Metis and Native families throughout Canada. Knowing and recognizing the similarities of my own Metis/Native family history made reading "Spirit Moves" all the more bittersweat. This book should be read in every household in Canada- Metis, Native, and white! Mii-gwetch Loree for your courage, your pride and your story! In Spirit."

Human Writes - Anyone Can Write a Book by Loree Boyd (Release Date 2018)

Chapter One (sample): The Top Five Excuses Why You Have Not Finished Your Book 


 Eighty-nine percent of all people living in the United States have said they were going to write a book…"someday". The problem is someday is never today. As a published author, people often share with me their dreams of writing a book. I am always amazed at the number of great ideas and stories people have. Sadly, I do not know of one person out of hundreds of who told me they were going to write a book who actually have.


 I began to ask myself why more of these people have not fulfilled their desire to write the book they envision. After much thought, I now believe it is because people are experts at finding a reason why they cannot do it. Perhaps you have heard that old saying, “Don’t die with your music still inside of you.” I believe the same is true about writing. “Don’t die with your story still inside of you.”  I am here to share a few very simple secrets with you. Once you know these secrets you will never be able to use your old excuses to rationalize the reasons why you are not doing the very thing you say you want to do. What are these secrets? The first secret is that writing does not have to be hard. We make writing hard. Your subject matter and genre determine the path you take as writer. We have so many stories as to why writing is so hard that we paralyze and sabotage ourselves before we even get started.

 

I am a firm believer that we are all storytellers. As I mentioned earlier, I have stopped counting how many times I have heard people say, “I’ve got this great idea for a book, but…” It does not matter if you are writing a book that is Fiction, Non-Fiction, Self-Help, or a How to Book, there will always an excuse you can use to prevent yourself from just doing it. 


The Top Five Excuses:

  1.  I don’t know where to start. 
  2. I’ve never taken a writing class 
  3.  My spelling is bad. 
  4.  My grammar is terrible. 
  5.  I know what I want to say, but I do not know how to say it (Yikes! This one has stopped a lot of would-be writer’s cold in their tracks.) 

Debunking these five excuses are reason I wrote this book. I want you to succeed and see your dreams become reality. My intention is to make your book writing experience as easy as possible. You can avoid going through the challenges I faced when writing my first book. There is no reason to learn the hard way. As it is, you still have a lot of work ahead you. The process I am going to lead you through is as straight forwarded as it can get.   


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