Overcoming Trauma: Flowers in Winter

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In the year 2000 the life of A.R. Dent changed. From rooster to feather duster and life became hell. The path to recovery became the battle ground. The lessons learnt of life and recovery from trauma are told here with a little humour. Poetry instead of a list of instructions. Post Traumatic Stress is treatable without drugs but it needs a different attitude to life if you are to be a survivor. More
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About A R Dent

A.R. Dent was born in 1945 in Sydney and lived at a beach side suburb. After a turbulent/quiet contrasting early life A.R. Dent then spent time travelling before settling down for a business and professional life.
'Been there - done that' about sums up his life.
A Professional Artist and now also including his love of writing and poetry into his life.
In writing To Kill a Bunyip I had a plan. Write the book more stupid than Ocker Oscar (that was a challenge).
I now have another plan; write each book more stupid than the last book.
The single goal of A R Dent is to create original stories that entertain.
I am not writing books. I am not an author. I am now a storyteller. I have a present 'work-in-progress' to follow after To Kill a Bunyip and experimenting with other stories to find my true 'author's voice' which is there but I need to fine tune it specifically for storytelling. Short stories and Novellas are my aim to entertain through the written word.
All books/stories are related to me...... Ocker Oscar and To Kill a Bunyip were written from my experiences in my life. All stories will have a theme or plot that is connected somehow to my life. My intent is to write, using satire, in a way that people see history as a continuum that changes but remains constant. Fiction, facts, and lies.
My next book is titled - The Justice of Null. Details of the progress are posted on A R Dent Facebook page.

Update .... on 26th July 2015... I have had a Facebook page of A R Dent invisible without my knowledge. Today corrections were made to make my page *visible*. Facebook, unless you have a Masters degree in Facebook, can be tricky; there are little buttons that have to be clicked on to make your page published. I decided to wear a dunce's hat for a day after this correction was made. The Facebook page has lots of information of my mind as I write. A continuum of the inner-sanctum called the mind of an author; frustrations and joys as the first draft unfolds.

UPDATE....... on 10th May 2015 (Australia time)........ """""""In the writing of Ocker Oscar I aimed for a Pygmalion effect as Oscar improved through pressure put on him. The concept remains throughout the story but I had to remove writing errors I deliberately inserted to create the change. A new version has been uploaded and now available. The new version is easier for grammarians to read. Many people saw the writing improvement but, alas, grammarians had a field day.""""""""

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Reviews

Review by: Hiranya Borah on July 09, 2015 :
It is a nice book.It is about our lives! I loved it.
(review of free book)

Review by: Ruth Remington on Jan. 24, 2013 :
Overcoming Trauma: Flowers in Winter by A.R. Dent is a book sensitively written and honest as the day is long.
The author speaks to the critical responsibility we each have for our own destiny. He has taken the high road in life to never give up and never give in on the path to full recovery. He has accomplished his recovery doing it 'his way' so successfully as you will witness.
Smiles and tears will reward you as you read his remarkable works of prose and poetry. Read and share with everyone you love and care about who has gone through major trials and/or trauma in life.
An inspirational and heart warming book through and through. With the promise of many more works to come...! I loved it.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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