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All Of Me

Joseph Tom Riach – Author of successful living books and mystery novels, vivid views of life and business

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“An independent mindset does more than just enrich your life - it defines it. When you think for yourself you create your own thoughts, opinions and reactions. You create self-determination." - JTR



     Whenever an author puts pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, what they write will reveal something about themselves. Deliberately or subconsciously they will disclose to readers some of their personal character, ideas and feelings. It's inevitable.

         It matters not if the writer is scripting a precise biography of their life and times or a purely fictional novel in which no reference of any kind is made to the writer's own life, or something in between. In all instances the imprint of the author's inner spirit and worldly existence will be on view in the work. Arguably it is in the latter, fiction and semi-fiction genres, that more of the author's 'who and what' is displayed. This, I suggest, is certainly the case with me and my work.

     I have never set out to write a personal biography, I have no wish to produce a chronological listing of events in my life, albeit coloured with my observations and emotions of the moments. It seems a rather banal prospect to do so while I have an active imagination bristling with ideas competing for the writing time. So I choose to write of my real life experiences, professional insights and personal views in a light-hearted and 'fun story' sort of way which gives readers joy and inspiration. For the keen eye, the 'real me' is on full display.

       It has been said of me that I am secretive. I disagree. I take it as a compliment that I am recognised as a private person and discreet. In keeping with my profession as a business consultant and personal confidante, I value integrity. In reflecting these values in my writing, readers are given a far more graphic perspective of this author than any mere biography. I see myself and my writing as akin to the clue in the mystery which is hidden in full sight of searchers. All of me is right here on view for those prepared to see. How much more delicious to expose myself in this way! How much easier for readers to enjoy and absorb the content.

       That is why I have entitled this article – 'All Of Me'. All of me is here, even in these few paragraphs. My heart and soul, my being, is invested in all of my work. These brief reflections on my life as an author and how I approach writing about my experiences is no exception. My aim in 'talking' of them here is four-fold -

        To entertain - To enlighten - To give cause for thought - And to send you away feeling lighter of spirit.

        Whether or not you find the 'real me' in what I have to say, my hope is that my words help you to connect with the 'real you'.

 I am Tom Riach. I live and write in the sunny south of Portugal.

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'ALL OF ME' is an original copyright Tom Riach feature.
I hope you enjoyed this presentation and found it to be of value.
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See you there! Regards, Tom.

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  • Top Member

    The song titled "Just the Way You Are" by Barry White says it all for me. I love your writing style and all your books, just like they are. As you know already, I'm a fan for life. Keep doing the thing you love, which is writing about your experiences, and sharing your thoughts and ideas with people. 

    I love, love, love all your books. You're a blessing to so many people that read your books. 

    • Top Commentor

      Thanks yet again Terri. I'm deep in dealing with publishing rights for, and edit polishing of, my latest novel; the work which has been consuming my time and limiting my presence here. So it's refreshing to take a short break from that and hear your lovely comments! Glad you are well and clearly in top form!

    • Top Member

      I can't wait to purchase my autographed copy of your novel. Much continued success my friend. 

  • Top Video Contributor

    It is always a pleasure to read your posts, thank you, Tom.  I have been busy with family. so when I read this, I had no time to reply, and I am glad.  The reason is that I had to come back and re-read your article, and therefore to doubly appreciate and benefit.  IMO, your aim To entertain - To enlighten - To give cause for thought - And to send you away feeling lighter of spirit stood out.  Upon reflection, if our aim in any endeavor is to include these four steps, we can be proud of our efforts, and success should soon follow. 

    • Top Commentor

      Spot on George; my point entirely. Thanks for dropping by.

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