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In the Artists Realm with Sylvia Stein Happy 1st day of November: Sharing the excerpts of my Thriller Battered Mind.


Welcome back everyone, 


Happy to be back to In the Artists Realm:  I am starting the show by sharing excerpts of my new Book, Battered Mind My  Thriller coming out next year: 


All Excerpts:  Intro Poem,  Sadie November,  Sadie Revelations Reprise, Anna The one true Friend All copyright by Sylvia Stein 2019.   


Also Recapped on the book:  Crafting Dynamic Dialogue by the Editors of Writers Digest. 




All Music by: Garage band    

Student with Autism Who rarely speaks gives inspirational graduation speech


Hello I am Sylvia Stein,   Welcome to another post by the We are the World Blogfest   #WATWB Family, my -hosts for today are Eric Lahti, Shilpa Garg and Lizbeth Hartz.

For this week,  I decided to share on a story which came out in USA today in June 2018.   The article is entitled, ” Student with autism who rarely speaks gives inspirational graduation speech.”

The student’s name is Sef Scott.    ” Sef knew he was going to do something unexpected when he addressed the senior class of Plano Senior High at a graduation ceremony on June 9 in Frisco, Texas.”

But as the article states,   ” Normally  he doesn’t choose to speak, he told a crowd gathered in a sports arena that has over more than thousands of seats.”

The main reason is that Sef is a student with learning differences: autism and a social communication disorder.”

He spoke for about six minutes and he was prepared to do the unexpected.

” Sef decided to start his speech with an unlifiting message but he was also able to pepper it with jokes.”     His speech was inspired by his brother who a brain tumor survivor who does speeches to raise money.

Sef’s main message is as he says in his speech.


I loved this story because Sef is a student with Autism who speaks from the heart and the fact that he shares humor and speaks from the heart to his graduation class.    But I love how he said, ” Sef said he worked with family to craft his graduation speech word-by-word. He wanted to inspire people in the audience to follow his example: Do the unexpected.”

In conclusion,  Sef’s main message is as he says in his speech.   ” Are your next steps where you want to go?” he asked.  ” Don’t follow someone else’s dreams.. do the unexpected and don’t follow someone else dreams but follow your own path!”    

He truly is an inspration.


Dad Bikes 1,400 Miles to hear his daughter’s heart on Father’s day… #WATWB

Welcome to my fourth official “We are the World Blogfest” (#WATWB ) post. The #WATWB was inspired by a simple conversation about how all the negativity on social media was weighing on us. Wanting to make a difference we decided to try to do our part to infuse social media with all the good stories that are out there. We hope to share the stories that show kindness, compassion, hope, overcoming challenges and in general, the impressive resilience of the human spirit. For every dark, negative story out there, there is a positive, heartwarming story that will add some light and lift the human spirit.  Each month I bring to you the We Are the World Blogfest, along with these fabulous co-hosts:I hope everyone is doing well and having a fantastic June. Our next #WATWB post is just around the corner and I thought I would get a head start.   On this week’s post our hosts are:
Lynn Hallbrooks, Michelle Wallace,
myself Sylvia Stein, Sylvia McGrath and Belinda Witzenhausen

For this week’s post on We Are the World Blog Fest I have one that is emotional but beautiful.   I will begin with an excerpt from it.

“It had been five months since Bill Conner suddenly lost his 20-year-old daughter, Abbey, and he felt like he had to do something to honor her short life.So, on May 22, a day after his son, Austin, graduated from college, Conner hopped on a bike and began riding across the country.”

Then Mr. Conner decided that the best way to honor his beloved daughter Abby was by traveling 2,600 Miles – from his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, To Fort Lauderdale, Florida- to visit Broward Health Medical center which was the hospital that recovered Abbey’s organs for donation back in January 2017.

You see Abby Conner had registered as an organ donor since she was 16 years of age.

“She registered. It’s something that she knew a long time ago. Unfortunately, it came to fruition, but that’s Abbey,” Conner said. “If you had her as a friend she always had your back, and for her to be helping people in need — that fits who she is.”

However, as the Conner’s were dealing with the loss of their beloved daughter another family was dealing with their own heartbreak. Their own 21 year old son in another state by the name of Loumonth Jack Jr. had suffered a heart attack and was told his days were numbered.

It would take a miracle to save him. Abbey donated 4 organs to four men among them Loumonth Jack Jr.

As a way to honor his daughter Abbey, Bill Conner, the Florida donation board he would be riding on her behalf and was given the contact info for each of them.

“The only person who has responded at this point is Jack Jr., the heart recipient,” Conner said.

He also added upon meeting Jack. ” He’s a really humble kid, respectful and he has an old soul.”

” After sharing a minute-long hug, Jack pulled out a stethoscope so Conner could hear his daughter’s heartbeat for the first time since she died in January. Listening carefully, surrounded by Jack’s friends and family, Conner heard the thumping. Both men began to tear up.”

In Conclusion, I think this story touched me because Bill Conner was able to take a tragic event from the loss of his daughter and turning it into a place of healing knowing that she saved others by being a donor and him being able to hear her beating heart on Father’s day.


In the Artists Realm by Sylvia Stein presents: Chapter 6: The Source of Great Dialogue by Author Elizabeth Sims Part II


On today’s episode of In the Artists Realm by Sylvia Stein I dive right into Chapter 6 by Author Elizabeth Sims in part II of Crafting Dynamic Dialogue:  The Complete Guide to Speaking Conversing, Arguing, and thinking in Fiction.   


Music all provided by Garage band. 


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