Writing for a Positive Future
The Happiness Inquisition
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – March 25, 2014 – N Títi Publishing is looking for contributions for a proposed poetry anthology, Sprung from the Heart, written by young people (of all ages) dealing with bullying, eating disorders, obesity or Diabetes Mellitus.
We aim to publish the anthology in conjunction with the book Soup and Bread by Nōnen Títi later this year, so that the words that spring directly from the hearts of those who feel different or alone and which is so often naturally translated into poems, may supply real examples to support those expressed by the fictional characters of the book.
Our goal is to collect maybe thirty poems and make them into an eBook. Contributors will get a free copy and depending on interest and anticipated costs, we may also produce it in print.
We do reserve the right to reject submissions and for legal reasons we will not accept potentially offensive material, so that it may be better not to include names of others (or schools) to begin with.
We do not judge quality. You don't have to be a poet to contribute and there is no required format - just keep the size to a limit that can fit on one page.
You can write and submit your poem under a pseudonym, but we will need a real email address, which will be kept totally confidential, for reasons of editing and to send you your free eBook.
Additionally, we would be interested in submissions for the front cover. Obviously we can pick only one of those, but every person who submits will still get a free eBook. These submissions, if digital, have to be in a high resolution JPEG or PDF. If hand drawn or painted, it needs to be scanned at 400 DPI and remember that pale colours (such as water colours) don't scan well - so nice and vibrant is best.
For the dimensions, keep space for the title and a name and allow some space to bleed. Also remember that the image has to be clear when scaled down on a website.
The writer/artist gives N Títi Publishing permission for inclusion of their work into this anthology only, but all other rights remain with you. N Títi Publishing cannot afford to pay contributors for their work.
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Science Fiction Series Takes Future Space Colony Back to the Past
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – July 3, 2013 – Is technology enough to begin colonizing space? New to eBook, this first of a five-part science fiction novel looks at the circumstances and motivations that compel people to leave their home planet on a journey into the unknown.
The product of ten years of research and writing by author Nōnen Títi, Of a Note in a Cosmic Song was originally published in print (N Títi Publishing, 2008 – 2010) as a five-part series that has a strong focus on the human factor and gives due attention to science and technology.
The home planet, DJar, has a rich history and cultural diversity and each colonist’s background gives them their own reasons for embarking on the journey. Each point-of-view character brings a different perspective so that every reader can find a character to identify with.
Part One, DJar (N Títi Publishing, June 2013), follows four people as they prepare for the journey:
Aryan, the pilot, welcomes the challenge, but his temper gets him in trouble before he can board the spacekabin.
Daili has to choose between her dream and leaving her daughter behind. Can she make such a dangerous and life-changing decision for her children?
For Benjamar and his granddaughter, going is their only chance to live.
Jema is considered of little use on DJar and can’t wait to leave behind a society that puts a time limit on life itself.
“Having the technology to colonize space is nice, but colonies consist first and foremost of people,” says Títi. “People are not machines and they are not all alike, so I began the story by asking what would motivate different people to risk losing everything they know by embarking on a space mission, and which types of people would make that decision under what circumstances.”
Nōnen Títi is the author of several fiction novels for different age groups and a series of non-fiction books about psychological types. Born and raised in the Netherlands, she builds on her experiences in physical and mental healthcare, and education. She holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Otago and the study of human psychology and personality types (especially those associated with Carl Jung) has been a life long interest.
Please check out Schooldays Magazine: http://www.schooldaysmagazine.com/FEATURD%20ARTICLES/personalitytypes.html
New eBook Helps Create Good Work Relationships and Job Satisfaction
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – January 23, 2013 – Every person has a set of natural talents that if employed well help to achieve success, and most people are happiest if they follow their natural gifts in the job they seek – yet so many of us are not quite sure what our natural talents are or how to recognize them in others.
Whistle While You Work, one in The Music of Life series by Nônen Títi (penname of Mirjam Maclean), gives readers the chance to discover their natural talents and to understand how they complement those of their colleagues, employers or employees. This helps create respect for each other’s skills and work ethics as well turn the daily grind into a daily pleasure.
The book does not list specific jobs or skills in order to match them. Instead it describes the natural talents as they can be recognized from the way people deal with information and therefore how they fit into any work environment, allowing the reader to assess their own natural tendencies as well as those of the people they work with.
“We can with some certainty say that the quality of any field of knowledge, skill or profession suffers from having the ‘wrong people for the job’”, says Títi. “And most work environments require the right mix of different natural talents working together to achieve results.”
The personality types and their letter indicators in this book are those associated with Carl Jung, Myers-Briggs and David Keirsey. But instead of a self-assessment test, Whistle While You Work, originally printed as one of four chapters in Playing with Natural Talents (The Copy Press, May 2011), allows for a third person perspective.
Nônen Títi is the author of eights works of fiction and The Music of Life series that describes and explains the natural personality types that make us all different. Born and raised in The Netherlands, she has lived and worked in the UK, the USA and Australia before settling in New Zealand. She is a Registered Nurse and Midwife with the UKCC, holds a certificate for teaching from the London School of Modern Montessori, a certificate in professional hypnotherapy with the NCH and a BA in philosophy from the University of Otago. She has raised and homeschooled her own children and has made the study of Jungian psychological types her life long interest.
Whistle While You Work, $9.99, N Títi Publishing, January 2013, 35 pages, ISBN 978-0-9876698-8-9 (epub) and 978-0-9876698-9-6 (mobi/kindle) will be available from meBooks (www.mebooks.co.nz) and Amazon.
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New eBook Describes the Complementary Traits that make Relationships Strong
DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND – November 9, 2012 – Advice on how to find and keep the perfect partner is possibly the topic that has most books devoted to it – yet had any of that advice worked, no new books would have had to be written.
That is why Musical Complement, one in The Music of Life seriesby NÅï¿½nen Títi, penname of Mirjam Maclean, does not give generalized advice meant to apply to all relationships. Instead it allows the reader to understand the natural differences between their own personality and that of their partner or friend.
In the process of providing detailed descriptions of each type, the book answers questions such as “Is my partner likely to fall in love with someone else?” “Why does my partner never show his/her emotions?” “Why doesn’t he/she want to go out all the time?”
“The most important message of the book is that each type is equally valuable to all others,” says Títi. “To find the perfect partner we do not need rules about how to behave in a relationship; all we need is to know our natural differences.”
The personality types and their letter indicators are those associated with Carl Jung, Myers-Briggs and David Keirsey. But instead of a self-assessment test, Musical Complement, originally printed as one of four chapters in Playing with Natural Talents, The Copy Press, May 2011), allows for a third person perspective.
Nōnen Títi is the author of eight works of fiction and The Music of Life series that describes and explains the natural personality types that make us all different. Born and raised in the Netherlands, she has lived and worked in the UK, the USA and Australia before settling in New Zealand. She is a Registered Nurse and Midwife with the UKCC, holds a certificate for teaching from the London School of Modern Montessori, a certificate in professional hypnotherapy with the NCH and a BA in philosophy from the University of Otago. She has raised and home-educated her own children and has made the study of Jungian psychology and personality types her life long interest.
Musical Complement, $9.99, N Títi Publishing, November 2012, 35 pages,
ISBN 978-0-9876698-6-5 (epub) and 978-0-9876698-7-2 (kindle) will be available from meBooks (www.mebooks.co.nz) and Amazon.
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It starts on Anzac Day and ends with Remembrance
DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND – November 2, 2012 – Most young people today know of war only what they learn at school or from the action hero movies. But the politics, heroics and the facts are not what war is really about. In dealing not with the actions but with the emotions of war, this young adult novel provides an honest look at what motivates people to get involved in war.
In the Real World by Nônen Títi, penname of Mirjam Maclean, follows two sixteen-year-old cousins, Jerome and Mariette, from April, when a boys-against-girls prank war during an Anzac Day family reunion gets completely out of hand, until the following November, when the ‘war’ they have caused in their school ends in time with the world remembering the ”real world” wars.
It all begins when the teenagers in the Paterson family decide to continue the night-time prank war they started last year. But before they realize it, the pranks have become a vicious play of power in which they behave toward each other as enemy soldiers would and neither of the cousins behaves like the heroes they have learned about would.
While their grandparents share with Mariette and Jerome their own family war stories, the stand-off spreads to the school when some of the teachers and parents support the students in a revolution against the principal and traditions, so that the whole school community soon finds itself divided between their different ideas of right and wrong.
“Too many people still believe that if they fight for peace it makes them right to wage war,” says Títi, writer of a variety of fiction and non-fiction works that deal with human nature. “Though set in Australia and beginning on Anzac Day, In the Real World deals with human motive and could be translated to any country, any remembrance ceremony and any war ever fought.”
In the Real World, N Títi Publishing, 2nd edition: April 2012, 424 pages, ISBN 978-0-473-210878, is available for the special price of $21.00 NZD during November from www.nonentiti.com or as eBook directly from MeBooks: : http://tinyurl.com/8snqef7 (epub) or from Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/98c78ve (kindle version).
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New eBook Relieves Parents of the Guilt for Favouring One Child
DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND – September 23, 2012 – Many parents fear that they favour one of their children and most feel guilty about it.
This personality type ‘instruction manual’ helps parents to recognize what motivates the words and actions of their different children and so understand why they favour one over another.
Nursery Rhymes, one in The Music of Life seriesby NÅï¿½nen Títi, penname of Mirjam Maclean, is a reference guide for parents and teachers.
In the process of providing detailed descriptions of each type, the book answers questions such as “Why do I clash with my teenager?” “Why can’t this child behave in class?” “Why can’t my child make friends?”
Parents and teachers can no more escape their personality preferences than children can and thus they unintentionally are more tolerant to those children with whom they have more in common, but this is a question of natural accords and not of favouritism.
“The most important message of the book is that each type is equally valuable to all others,” says Títi. “We cannot change what our children are born to be; we can only influence how happy they learn to be with themselves.”
The personality types and their letter indicators are those associated with Carl Jung, Myers-Briggs and David Keirsey.
But instead of a self-assessment test, Nursery Rhymes, originally printed as one of four chapters in Playing with Natural Talents ($30.00 NZD, The Copy Press, May 2011), allows for a third person perspective.
Nônen Títi is the author of eight works of fiction and The Music of Life series. Born and raised in the Netherlands, she has lived and worked in the UK, the USA and Australia before settling in New Zealand. She is a Registered Nurse and Midwife with the UKCC, holds a certificate for teaching from the London School of Modern Montessori and a BA in philosophy from the University of Otago. She has raised and home-educated her own children and has made the study of Jungian psychology and personality types her life long interest.
Nursery Rhymes, $9.99, N Títi Publishing, September 2012, 35 pages, ISBN 978-0-9876698-4-1 (epub) and 978-0-9876698-5-8 (kindle) will be available from meBooks (www.mebooks.co.nz) and Amazon.
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