Laura Lamarca / Great Britain / Joins The Johntext Team

A New Year And A New Author! I am proud, happy and overwhelmed by the pleasure to present the author for Johntext Great Britain: Laura Lamarca Laura Lamarca will start with the NEW YEAR 2013 reporting and commenting about what she thinks is interesting, actual, beautiful, problematic or entertaining in her native country. Laura Lamarca started… Continue reading Laura Lamarca / Great Britain / Joins The Johntext Team

How to find an literary agent by H.-J.John

With nearly one million manuscripts submitted to publishers, today’s and tomorrow’s author more than ever needs a competitive advantage on the road to success. The Berliner-by-choice, Axel Poldner, supports authors who have recognized this. I regularly take the train from Switzerland to Germany. I enjoy the ride and the scenery and devote myself to writing… Continue reading How to find an literary agent by H.-J.John

Debt as opportunity by H.-J. John

Our esteemed Chancellor, Mrs. Angela Merkel, has made the right decision. A Europe, in which Member States reach out to one another and stand united when problems arise, will be a stronger Europe. Which further measures will move away from a national small-state mentality towards a European Alliance that is a global force to be… Continue reading Debt as opportunity by H.-J. John

Location Factors: Recognize what’s good for you by H.-J. John

Take a look around your world. Look at the animals. They go where they like. If there are too many wolves in a pack, not all of them will be able to eat their fill and thrive. Look at the plants. They grow best where they have everything they need. The trees in the forest… Continue reading Location Factors: Recognize what’s good for you by H.-J. John

Write and learn from it… by H.-J. John

Late summer days showing the first signs of fall are a perfect time to go hiking. Go to the top of a hill or a mountain. Or even a church tower or other tall building. The point is: view what’s around you. From your view up high, take a look at where you just came… Continue reading Write and learn from it… by H.-J. John

The house by H.-J. John

We were at a pizzeria. I ordered a pizza Hawaii, she ordered a pizza Funghi. I remained silent; she spoke. All I was able to do was sit silent in admiration. She moved from one topic to the next as if she were a general inspecting his troops. After the first half hour I had… Continue reading The house by H.-J. John

Be considerate by H.-J. John

A person approaches and pats your upper arm. You know them only fleetingly. The touch is unpleasant for you. Someone falls in love with you. You feel nothing. Someone pursues you with his attention. You react annoyed and retreat. Be considerate. Every person has a sphere of personal privacy. Respect it. It may be a… Continue reading Be considerate by H.-J. John

The meaning of life by H.-J. John

“Why am I alive?” the twenty-eight year old asked me. “You have a purpose,” I answered. “Which one?” “Maybe it is your job to find out,” I answered, serving her a cup of coffee stronger than her doubts in life. © 2011 Hans-Jürgen John

Wheat or what? by H.-J. John

Look out the window! Do you see the birds? They neither sow nor reap, yet they are cared for, people say. We cannot fly. So while sowing, remember that you will reap wheat or hailstones. While sowing, remember that you will reap war or peace. If you have sown hatred you cannot reap peace. If… Continue reading Wheat or what? by H.-J. John

The coffee bill by H.-J. John

Today, calculating is called for. After waking up and the morning toilet, breakfast is within reach. The first coffee, the roll, the cold cuts, the cheese, the jam. Lunch. Afternoon tea, dinner, and before and after some snacks. Added everything up? Now we take five percent of this and wire it to Africa. And tomorrow… Continue reading The coffee bill by H.-J. John