Curie Author Showcase (August 29, 2018)

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  • In the spirit of Curie's mission to promote undiscovered but exceptional content, we wish to use this twice weekly section to provide an author showcase for some of the outstanding authors who received Curie upvotes in past week. Curie curators and reviewers nominate authors for inclusion in this showcase and author approval is sought and attained.

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Featured Author: @anutu
A Guy and a Lipstick Part 3 - a long way to go

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“This is no story of death and grief. It is a story of love and learning. This is a story of reunion and how a forced separation was healed by a miracle,” Anutu said many times in this heart-gripping series.

Here is what the author told me about this family reunion series:

"I am an upcycling artist and interior designer, but since ever, I loved to write. It took me about 20 years to finally write about the life of my aunt and my family. I needed the time to reflect on all the lessons of life and love, that I have learned and that came with it. I am happy that I finally opened up and now tell it. I will for sure continue her story, that became so much an important part of my life." – @anutu

This is a story of a forced family separation—in what seemed like a disbanding of genealogical and historical association of a family post war—from the perspective of a family who faced the pain first hand, and for many generations. The wonder is how Anutu made this a story of love, hope, persistence, and every attribute positive. Currently on its fourth part, I invite you to follow this family account of a beautiful story that crossed oceans and cultures, spanned decades, tore down regional sentiments, and offers hope.

Click here to read more.

Featured Author: @stephie.spicer

Image from author's post, used under Pixabay license

According to the author's description of this installment of the series, “A young knight is sent across the sea to bring back a bride for his king, but the situation gets tangled when he and the girl accidentally drink a love potion, causing the two to spend the next few years of their lives outwitting the king, his lords, and a sneaky dwarf.”

This is only part of something bigger: a screenplay that all started when Stephie picked up a copy of a medieval literature piece of Joseph Bédier, The Romance of Tristan for €2, which she adapted as a comedy. On her blog she did what "everyone knows that you're not supposed to do:" put your screenplay on the internet.

Aside from share her screenplay, the author blogs her journey and experiences as a filmmaker.

Here's the reasoning that justifies her choice:

"Times, they are a-changin.' The birth of the digital age has changed paradigms such as video-on-demand (Netflix, iTunes, Hulu) and a recent phenomenon whereby producers actually admit they are more likely to back a film project idea that has a huge social media following than one that has won a prize at a festival!

"So I decided to stop sticking to the safe and sure but ever mysterious protocols of how you are supposed to break into Hollywood and do something I haven't seen before: make my script public so it can develop its own following."

Read Stephie's screenplay and follow her blog for more quality contents.

Featured Author: @dele02

Images property of @dele02

Dele is young and talented, and displays this mostly through his music. Medicine is a single track written and voiced by him, and chronicles an overwhelming passion for a lady, whom according to Dele, “she blowing my mind like a medicine”. Arguably the height of affection. The production is done by another Steemian, @kanabeatz and is great it its own right.

Be sure to listen to this Afrobeats groove.

Featured Author: @bvgan

Images property of @bvgan

Being a mum is typically overwhelming. In this video post, @bvgan shares her tips on how to juggle the task, and still maintain a healthy balanced life. Her nuggets are practical, and stem from experience as a mum, who manages her work life as a video content creator and a professional singer, who is also in great physical/mental state.

The (b) part of her post is a recipe, which according to her is "a really quick and easy dinner recipe you can try out the next time you are in a time crunch."

Go watch her video and try out the simple recipe.

Featured Author: @christina-indo

Last Days of Lisbon (51 of 58).jpg
Images property of @christina-indo

A melancholic expression to the beautiful town of Lisbon in the form of a letter. Christina pours out her feeling about the beauty she experienced from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. At the dock by the large train station, Cais do Sodré. With a €10 wine, local music and people either in their solitude or contained exuberance.

"Your evenings are melancholy and so beautiful, so beautiful it made me want to cry. Deyta sat there and she felt it too. We brought a bottle of wine and drank it in your honor, soaking in the last orange tinge in your skyline with a longing we didn't know existed." – @christina-indo

With the accompanying original high contrast pictures, this is a beautiful post, and it's got some soul. You will enjoy it.

Join Christina and Deyta say hi to Portugal.

Featured Author: @benja

Lastly for today is some dope piece of hip hop. Here's from the horse's crooner's mouth:

"Over the last few months I've been working on my new mixtape called ''Oxygen''. So finally, I can proudly say that I've finished all 21 songs and I'm ready to start releasing... I couldnt wait to share some flava and flows!"

And flow we gat. The whole track is about breaking your limits and pushing oneself to go beyond. Give some momentum to your day with this one.

Listen here.

This Curie Author Showcase was written by Curie Curator @misterakpan (Ubokobong Akpan), often with input from other Curie curators and reviewers. All images and quoted texts are the copyright of their respective authors and publishers.

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But I am still passionate about writing in steemit. Even though my English is not very good at grammar

Follow your page is a great way to find good content. You manage to take all the hard work out of it for me all I need to do is follow. I've seen some great posts again this week, so thanks for that.

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Thank you keep it up sir
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Thanks for info.

Thank you for including me on this Author Showcase. Appreciate it!

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Excellent selection from part of the Curie team
Your work is not easy. Choosing among so many valuable publications merits an investment of time and a lot of dedication.
I really congratulate you for such hard work.

I am happy all time when I see this posts :)
Hi :)

Honestly, I'm still confused by the preferred writing criteria for getting upvote from curie.

Thanks a lot for the nice write-up and for featuring me! You guys are great. :)

Thank you very much for including my work in the Curie Author Showcase! I would like to thank you also for the hard work and time, that you have put into it. An amazing inspiration. Thank you again.

Thank you for my featuring me, making the Curie showcase has been one of the highlights of my month :) But also a salute to you! Your smooth introductions and careful summary of each piece of content is just as alluring as the piece itself. You are a master of words, and I look forward to all the future showcases :D

Nice post!!

@anutu is a prize!!!! I'm so glad that you showcased his work - more people need to be seeing posts from him!!!! He's such a talented artist! Every thing that he puts out charms and enlightens me!

congratulations on the showcase @anutu!

and thank you @curie for your unending work with the platform!!!

Thanks for guys are awesome