Recent Reviews for ** Oli Hille **
The Simulan Game (Book) - 11/29/2007 7:15:58 PM|
Whew!!!! Taking a deep breath she inhaled as to catch her breath and commented,"very good!"
The Simulan Game (Book) - 11/22/2007 11:33:00 PM
This is my kind of Story well written it left me hungry for more I hope to read more if it ever makes it to the US I will own me a copy I promise. please check out my book One Dark Night 1-4137-2336-5 Buy it at Amazon, barnes and almost any online book store
The Simulan Game (Book) - 4/30/2007 6:15:50 AM
It looks like a fine start to what you are trying to achieve. Keep up the good work and hopefully your novel will be available to readers in the not too distant future (slight pun intended). Having gone through the process of getting published (and believe me, that's only the beginning of the hard work; getting word out and selling the book is far more difficult), I wish you the best of luck. You're off to a fine start however; offering free samples of your work is a good way to attract potential readers. I've done it myself here, at authorsden, and elsewhere -- including giving readers an entire 40,000 word novella to read for free (posted here on authorsden, as well as at my web site and at manybooks.net). Promotion is key to selling a book, and unless you are an established writer or the publishers feel your book is going to be the next bestseller, they really do little for you other than to publish your work. Selling it is left mostly up to you, and it's not a glamorous or easy task for the most part. If you've got money to throw around you may have an easier time of it, but that likely means sacrificing most of your royalties -- at least in the early stages. Word-of-mouth is perhaps the most effective tool, but you've got to get that going and it can be difficult -- as I'm finding out, much to my dismay. My novella 'Zero-Option has had lots of downloads and has helped generate traffic to my web site, but I'm really not certain it's had a lot of effect on sales of my novel 'In Darkness Bound'. However, from what I've read here of you, you do not suffer from the shyness that somewhat cripples me; indeed, you sound like the sort of confident, gregarious individual who will have no difficulties in getting out there and persuading bookstores and the like to carry your novel.
Once again, I sincerely wish you the best of luck.
Lindsay, Ottawa, Canada
P.S. You can check out my web site and see if you'd like me to post a link to your site. The more cross-pollination we writers have, the better it is for all of us. This offer applies to any other writer who would like a link on my 'Links' page. The only thing I ask in return is for a link to my page on your site. --L.B.
The Simulan Game (Book) - 4/20/2007 1:30:32 PM
This excerpt leaves me wanting more; more of the Simulan Game. Any fan of SciFi reading this would be interested in reading this work
The Riverbank (Book) - 3/28/2007 7:03:19 PM
Oli, wow... I've been mesmerized in a world with color-ful creatures and a great adventure tonight! Toby Squirrel, Hedgehog, Little O and Soat have me sitting right next to them... enjoying the honey, the hammock swing and their boat! A few of my favorite clips are: when you referred to Hedgehog and Squirrel as a basson and a clarinet; the it-feels-great-to-be-alive-thalamus; and they sat there with paws danglingover the side in the sade of the trees. Oli you paint an amazing picture with words! I especially like when the critters are interacting and being adventurous. I can't wait to read the next few chapters! Remember me when you get this published... I want one of the first signed copies! From your #1 fan, Amy Sellers (PS. go to www.omniexperts.com ask for Joe... he gives GREAT publicity for new authors!)
The Riverbank (Book) - 3/28/2007 3:27:59 PM
I have not written a novel (barely even attempted to) so I must humbly admit that I do not consider myself any kind of "literary critic." To me, from the sections that I have perused, your story seems delightful and well-written. Thank you for sharing it. Best wishes. Love and peace,
The Simulan Game (Book) - 3/6/2007 2:38:55 AM
I really enjoyed the excerpt from The Simulan Game. It is definitely action-packed! Keep up the good work--I can't wait to read the book. Thank you for inviting me to have a look.
The Riverbank - Chapter One only (Short Story) - 5/23/2008 9:44:45 AM
enjoyed the read
The Riverbank - Chapter One only (Short Story) - 11/24/2007 2:02:37 PM
I really enjoyed this. You captured "Wind in the Willows" land with great details here. It can be smelled, tasted and felt, as well as lived.
Best Friends - The Seventies (Short Story) - 9/4/2007 7:27:43 AM
I enjoyed reading this Oliver and agree with Verica. It was good when children made up their own entertainment and used their imaginations in play. Loved it. Thank you.
Best Friends - The Seventies (Short Story) - 4/3/2007 6:18:23 AM
Very well remembered and described. Life was much more fun in the days before Playstation and computerised games took over children's lives.
Birthday-Suitcase (Short Story) - 3/18/2007 1:02:56 PM
I really enjoyed this story. I wish I had the imagination that you have. Must read more of your work.
The Riverbank - Chapter One only (Short Story) - 3/7/2007 1:59:56 PM
I love your vivid style of writing... I can just see this little squirrels home with the old fruit jars and scattered nuts. I can't wait to read more! Amy S
Birthday-Suitcase (Short Story) - 2/23/2007 4:12:06 PM
A startling and intriguing story. You have a very vivid imagination, Oliver, and a talent for painting word pictures. Enjoyed this!
The Riverbank - Chapter One only (Short Story) - 2/13/2007 4:41:53 PM
A wonderful beginning of a story. Well-done!
Sandie May Angel :o)
The Riverbank - Chapter One only (Short Story) - 2/9/2007 1:04:00 PM
A fine start to a delightful story, Oliver. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace,
13 Tips on How to Make Money (Article) - 6/18/2012 10:44:59 AM
Oli, this is a wonderful, practical article that,when followed, can easily,I believe, improve one's bottom line significantly.
I agree with each item,and fortunately, I practice them,and as I persevere, I believe I will reach my goal of becoming a highly paid inspirational author/speaker whose products are sold and used world wide.
Thank you for confirming many truths for me, and I wish you continued success.
Barbara J. Henry
Lies You Have Been Told! (Article) - 8/21/2011 12:51:34 PM
13 Tips on How to Make Money (Article) - 11/29/2007 12:59:27 PM
These thirteen tips are useful, insightful, and beneficial to anyone ... striving to have a better life. Good job!
Reginald V. Johnson
13 Tips on How to Make Money (Article) - 11/29/2007 10:00:57 AM
enjoyed the read
Overcoming Fear (Article) - 11/28/2007 12:39:21 AM
What an excellent book! Something to affect everybody's life, for we all have fears to overcome. Thank you, Oliver Hille for your positivity and talent.
Risk and Risk Aversion (Article) - 11/27/2007 5:27:54 PM
Great advise you've done your homework. Hope it helps many. Lady J
Overcoming Fear (Article) - 11/27/2007 5:24:48 PM
No failures in life just lessons to learn is a great way to think. Never fear the unknown. there are plenty of the known to go around I've known. Good write. Lady J
Television - Get Rid of It Now! (Article) - 10/30/2007 11:56:09 AM
Amen 2 this....life is too short to dwell on the "idiot box."
blessin's Bro Oliver & your family,
Television - Get Rid of It Now! (Article) - 9/5/2007 3:09:48 PM
I use my dish box to listen to new age music in the back ground mostly. sometimes I watch history or discovery so I'm with you on this one. Lady J
Television - Get Rid of It Now! (Article) - 9/4/2007 5:29:56 PM
TV free since 1998. I have no idea when I would find the time to watch. If you don't think you're addicted, shut it off for a week. I don't even have one in the house. About 3 times a year I'll watch a movie on my computer, or at my daughter's, but I've found that I get too restless anymore to sit through 2 to 3 hours of movie. Most people look at me as though I've lost my mind, but I've gained so much more!
Sleep - Improving your Lifestyle Through Good Sleep (Article) - 4/3/2007 12:45:52 PM
What if the relative -answer- is snoring, Wake up upon sleeping,
to not being able to get back to sleep1
A fighting Battle!
I had Sleep Apnea test done, had the 3's removed!
I still snore and he does too!
This was very informative and I kept it for Future-use!
Sometimes 5 hrs. asleep, keeps me awake all day!
Bright eyed and bushy tailed!
Thanks! for sharing this info!
Warmly, WArrior Lady Sheeeoox
She Said (Poetry) - 8/17/2008 9:27:14 AM
You are the many things, and I agree "What a shallow Bitch" Tahnks for the humor on that one, take care Valerie
She Said (Poetry) - 8/1/2008 9:03:16 PM
Good For You! The people of this planet are so shallow and judgemental! They will determine in the first five seconds of seeing you, if you will be worthy of their precious time. SC
She Said (Poetry) - 7/12/2008 1:06:15 AM
Oh so true to life you are. A great read and in this day of intantaneous answers, she gave you one but you gave the best one back. This is a short story but should be the start iof a novel...a film script....your name is heading for the big lights.
Suburban Detritus (Poetry) - 6/17/2008 8:39:56 AM
One of the most intruiging pieces I've read in a while.
Than ks for posting =)
She Said (Poetry) - 6/16/2008 12:22:04 PM
She probably would not have been interested in you when you asked to take off and care for a sick member of your family either. Hearless are some working women and higher ups who think theycan send people down on their knees and think they will let them take them over. Glad you walked away.
Suburban Detritus (Poetry) - 6/16/2008 12:18:07 PM
Wisdom in this write, I need to downsize soon and don't know who would want my leftovers though. Not rich or have anything of value. So many needy in our communities, but we do help them through food banks at local churches etc. Give onto the poor if you will, and don't lay up treasure for yourself to rust or something says like this. Good thinking on your part in this write. So generous.
Suburban Detritus (Poetry) - 5/27/2008 9:11:21 AM
So much truth to what you are saying here. Wisdom of the Wise...
Peace, love, light,
She Said (Poetry) - 5/27/2008 9:09:38 AM
I must say, I am so glad you turned that job down..You are much more than all of that. Wonderful poem, and good luck on your new book..
Much peace, love, and light,
Suburban Detritus (Poetry) - 5/6/2008 10:25:11 PM
I have looked at my stuff that way,Oliver, and understand the awesome sense of responsibilty you share through "Suburban Detritus"!
We must be good stewards of all Christ blesses us with, and be willing to give to those in need. Very potent message -and I especially enjoyed the direct, honest style you wrote in.
She Said (Poetry) - 4/9/2008 12:53:24 PM
good for you, this reminds me of "The Little Prince" and St. Exupery's discourse on what is important--i enjoyed this very much
Suburban Detritus (Poetry) - 4/9/2008 12:48:12 PM
well written--much to ponder as we plow through
Suburban Detritus (Poetry) - 1/8/2008 3:02:03 PM
I like this, "Suburban Detritus". I find myself asking these same questions lately.
Good luck and God bless.
She Said (Poetry) - 1/5/2008 11:24:01 AM
That was fun. What did you do as an encore?
Suburban Detritus (Poetry) - 1/5/2008 11:21:52 AM
It is your guilt that burdens you, not your possessions. Wonderful self-expression. Best wishes for the new year.
She Said (Poetry) - 1/4/2008 6:32:45 AM
Kudos to you! I dont blame you one bit, she did ask the question and you did give her the answer....one of life's lessons. I enjoyed this.
She Said (Poetry) - 12/17/2007 9:39:33 PM
Really nice piece. I liked it.
She Said (Poetry) - 11/22/2007 11:05:02 PM
This pretty much tells it like it is and it was both well put as well as well written Author JD Couch
She Said (Poetry) - 10/31/2007 1:17:27 AM
There's the job industry, acting as if they were interested in a human being, in all his/her complexity. And then, there are the real humans, those who can't be described in one or two words.
This is a prose on (part of) the stupidity of our times.
Suburban Detritus (Poetry) - 10/29/2007 2:03:22 PM
This is an interesting approach to the subject matter. I love the formatting of the "And" passage. If you could find more effective and meangingful formatting for the rest of the poem, I believe it would be more appealing and stronger.
The ending is simple and powerful. There is no better way to end a poem.
Great job! I would say keep making revisions, though.
Suburban Detritus (Poetry) - 10/6/2007 11:52:15 PM
Bro. Hillie: The fact that your bio shows you are passionate about psychology only makes more sense after reading your work about "detritus", a word I never considered in the past. I was just listening to a faith based television program about why so many sought out Jesus while He walked upon the earth. They did not want spiritual things, but physical things. And all along the way we see and hear of people who follow after that same sad routine as they beg for things that will do them no earthly good. The most wealthy people are not necessarily those with huge bank accounts, but those who have infinitely deep hearts. Combined with financial blessings, God expects us all to give those material things He blesses us with to those whose hearts truly are appreciative of those gifts. At the same time, (don't mean to be "preachy"...but those who feel they don't have much need to remember the story of David and Goliath in old testament of the Bible. David didn't use anything that others thought would make him strong...he used not armour and a sword created by humans but stones and faith created by God to slay a giant and bless a nation. We all have our giants...and when we are blessed with great financial gain, we should use those finances to bless and slay the giants of hunger, disease, poverty and other giants in this society. For God put us here not to wait on Him, but to assist and serve each other.
Many blessings to you, Fleur and your three young ones.
cynth'ya lewis reed
She Said (Poetry) - 9/19/2007 7:17:41 AM
I have to tell you that I found this poem both true and amusing. Unfortunately, there are many people in the world much like this woman you discribe, who hasn't got a clue of what life is really about. Not everyone is blessed with a level of consciousness such as yours. You should be so gifted! Thanks for sharing. I loved this!!
Suburban Detritus (Poetry) - 9/13/2007 7:35:30 PM
A simple solution indeed...I liked this poem and would merely add: it isn't apropos only to the Christian, but to all people.
Suburban Detritus (Poetry) - 8/7/2007 8:00:09 AM
Whoa - I liked this. So many of us feel like this at one time or another. This was a great write. Thanks
She Said (Poetry) - 7/19/2007 11:14:08 PM
Loved it! Kept me reading. Good choice in the end.
She Said (Poetry) - 4/30/2007 5:00:06 AM
One phrase to describe the many facets of a man, ridiculous! Good you turned em down.
Suburban Detritus (Poetry) - 4/30/2007 4:58:14 AM
Thank you for the Welcome. Your poem is a powerful statement of modern life and a wise solution for the hoarders.
Suburban Detritus (Poetry) - 4/29/2007 10:38:08 AM
Twice a year in spring and fall, what ever I have not used that season is given away one way or another. I have two computers yet I allow someone else to use the other one. It's my back up just incase the unthinkable happens. Good thought yeilding write. Lady J
She Said (Poetry) - 4/29/2007 10:32:22 AM
Good for you, to turn them down. Enjoyed it. Lady J
Suburban Detritus (Poetry) - 4/9/2007 8:37:18 PM
A great thought provoking write Oliver~ makes one re-evaluate their priorities and give worth to the little things that are needed vs. the extravagance unnecessary. The "eye of the needle" comes to mind...
Nice to meet you!
Love and Peace~
Suburban Detritus (Poetry) - 4/3/2007 3:33:40 PM
Either give it away or set up a lemonade stand so you can discuss the philosophical ramifications of free enterprise and materialism with the neighbors.
Seriously, I can totally relate. If anything, and I mean anything, remains untouched in our home for six months its off to a charity or someone expressing interest.
Twelve pairs of shoes? WOW! Great Title!
Light and Wisdom ...
She Said (Poetry) - 4/3/2007 12:41:28 PM
Everyday a Mood strikes,
Not everyday we are who we are!
Basically that is!
A warm caring heart and hard worker should be enough!
This was a gem of a treasure I plan to savorrrr!
Thanks for sharing your heart Oliver!
I felt confidence pouring out!
Always! Listen to your heart/Soul - AS you did!
Hope it was the BEST to Come!!! :)
Warmly, WArrior Lady Sheeeoox
Suburban Detritus (Poetry) - 4/3/2007 12:36:42 PM
VEry WEll Said
Glad you got that off your chest!
As long as our heart is true
He will know!
And...When we can?
We will! :)
WArmly, Warrior Lady Sheeeoox
When you have time, Come to my corner of the den!
Find why you gravitated or stayed!
Suburban Detritus (Poetry) - 4/3/2007 5:50:47 AM
This poem certainly gives one plenty to think about. I suppose, we all feel guilty if we have too much, knowing that so many people in this world have too little or even nothing. Thank you for pointing this out. All the best, Verica
She Said (Poetry) - 3/29/2007 6:00:39 PM
That's a deep poem, especially you have worked in human resources the office of Shallow people. Thank god i don't work there anymore.
Your questions were unexpected but fabulous.
She Said (Poetry) - 3/28/2007 3:45:52 PM
She Said (Poetry) - 3/27/2007 12:57:45 PM
wow. . . .for lack of better words. . .
She Said (Poetry) - 3/24/2007 8:43:22 AM
I loved this. I hate the way people feel the need to label everything and everyone.
Your prose shows just what is wrong with society today.
She Said (Poetry) - 3/13/2007 11:16:16 AM
I had fun to read this, Oliver! I liked the self confidence, like a fresh breath full of energy and self worth.
And the "family man" as an answer, delightful!
great short story (I would not call it a poem. Do you?) and it shows your talent as a writer able to engage the reader.
She Said (Poetry) - 3/12/2007 12:05:39 PM
I laughed at the ending! It was great!!
She Said (Poetry) - 3/8/2007 9:23:28 AM
I love it. Apply for her job.
She Said (Poetry) - 3/4/2007 7:54:50 PM
This piece proves that Oliver Hille is a very talented writer who will be read for many more years to come. Simply put, I loved this!
She Said (Poetry) - 2/23/2007 4:06:23 PM
Well said! So few really care what lies beneath the surface of a person. Glad you turned them down.
She Said (Poetry) - 2/22/2007 9:41:28 AM
That is a great poem.
Keep it up!!
She Said (Poetry) - 2/21/2007 5:49:13 PM
I have been through the same thing, For some reason, "Family Oriented" seems to not be a great skill in a working enviornment. So I said I am an expert in child psychology, and am currently in an active research on Behavioral science, I am very dedicated and I tend to take my work home with me every night. HAHA
She Said (Poetry) - 2/15/2007 12:30:36 PM
Don't you just love it! Life that is?! Welcome to the Den! Holly
She Said (Poetry) - 2/13/2007 4:38:42 PM
Don't you hate it when others don't seem to care about who you are, and then sum it up with just 3 words? I'm so glad you have turned the job down. I would too if I were you.
Thanks for sharing!
Sandie May Angel :o)
She Said (Poetry) - 2/9/2007 1:02:15 PM
Points well made, Oliver. Thanks for sharing. Love and peace to you,
She Said (Poetry) - 1/31/2007 8:53:24 PM
so few have an insight to who we really are ... their lack of insight and judgmental nature doesn't deserve our approval ... you expressed this point quite effectively ... welcome to AD ... enjoy your stay ...
She Said (Poetry) - 1/31/2007 7:15:52 PM
Good for you. Don't take a job that you have to work with those kind of people. Employers can be firm, BUT still be kind.
She Said (Poetry) - 1/31/2007 3:22:56 PM
Great write. Glad people still stand on principles in their life.
She Said (Poetry) - 1/31/2007 12:31:15 PM
Integrity and tradition, great poem.
She Said (Poetry) - 1/31/2007 12:29:32 PM
She Said (Poetry) - 1/31/2007 12:02:49 PM
Psyche evaluation ... sheesh, I'm surprized anyone gets through those retarded anal interviews anymore. An excellent where the rubber meets the road write. Welcome to Authors Den.
Light and Wisdom ...
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
She Said (Poetry) - 1/31/2007 11:42:12 AM
Yes, being interviewed is certainly an unpleasant experience, escpecially when the interviewer is not interested in "you". Great write.