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Authors Discussion: Homer the Little Unicorn

  • Host
    December 9, 2017

    Much creative works often draw from life experiences of its artistic creator, sometimes as a lesson, or as a warning, or even as a parable that encodes some revelation. Can you tell us if there anything in Homers experience or message that you have drawn on from your own life or childhood experiences or observations?


    I think I've fallen into the same thoughts as Homer - that I need to be like someone else in order to be better. It's hard to accept oneself and that one is worthy of love, or accolades or whatever if we aren't that perfect person - if we don't look like those pretty people on tv. Homer kept looking elsewhere for what he thought he needed to be in order to be worthy. I won't say more as I don't want to give away the entire book here.
  • Member
    December 9, 2017
    In a world where big advertising spends millions getting people to be unhappy with themselves only then to offer the paid solution to some spotlighted imperfection, getting someone to simply accept themselves and be happy with who they are could prove to be a revolutionary concept. Perhaps the pointy stiletto in Homers forehead will prove to be the pin that pierces, and lets the air out of the balloon of socially engineered inadequacy.

    What is the number one thing you hope "Homer the Little Unicorn" will achieve, or do for those children who hear or read his story?
  • Host
    December 9, 2017

    What is the number one thing you hope "Homer the Little Unicorn" will achieve, or do for those children who hear or read his story?


    Raise their self-esteem so that no child (or anyone really) feels lost, unwanted, worthless. I want them to know they can achieve great things no matter how they look, where they started in life, or what's thrown at them. We are all unique and have our own talents to share with the world or even just with those around us. We don't have to be the most popular, look a certain way, act as others expect (it's ok to be weird, weirdness is what makes us unique), have a bunch of money or any other things in order to be successful. Being successful and happy comes with being who you are no matter what society may expect, or what you perceive are the expectations. Follow your dreams. They are yours to achieve.

    I had another site at one time, In A Letter. It was made for people to write and express themselves without fear of being judged. I'll start that up again some time, I hope. That site was meant to boost people up as self expression is so hard today. Homer is a start to help ease that fear that we can't be ourselves.
  • Member
    December 9, 2017
    Thank you for revealing a much deeper background of your experiences, inspiration and purposes that have resulted in today s release of "Homer the Little Unicorn". We wish you success with this and your future endeavors and look forward to what creative works are to follow from you. But while we are on the subject of what the future will bring let me just ask one more question before concluding our discussion.

    Do you consider this release Homers first and only romp around the world or might further sequels of Homer the Little Unicorn be forthcoming?
  • Host
    December 9, 2017
    Do you consider this release Homers first and only romp around the world or might further sequels of Homer the Little Unicorn be forthcoming? That all depends on how he is received. I had sequels in mind but only if readers want them. Thanks again for this fun thread! cool
  • Member
    December 9, 2017
    Yes it was fun. Thank you Donna and good luck with your writing career. And Good luck to Homer.
  • Host
    December 9, 2017
    Thank you!