Author: albertasequeira

I'm an Awareness Coach, author, motivational speaker and instructor. My memoirs are A Spiritual Renewal; A Journey to Medjugorje; lease, God, Not Two; This Killer Called Alcoholism. My Narrative Non-Fiction is What is and isn't Working for the Alcoholic and Addict. A Spiritual Renewal won the Reviewers Choice Award 2008 Semi-Finalist by Reader Views of Austin Texas. Someone Stop This Merry-Go-Round was nominated for the Editor's Choice Award for 2009 by Allbook Review of Canada and was nominated for the Dan Poynter's Global eBook Award 2011. Please, God, Not Two was nominated for the Editor's Choice Award for 2010 by Allbook Review of Canada and featured in the December 20, 2010 Publishers Weekly. My new Narrative Non-Fiction, What is and isn't Working for the Alcoholic and Addict: In Their Own Words had been written by 34 addicts from the USA and Canada. It is a testimony on what they believe is not working in their recovery programs. It's a book for all; the substance abusers, doctors, counselor and family members. I speak to the public and private organizations on "The Effect of Alcoholism on the Whole Family" since I lost a husband and daughter from this disease. I'm a co-host to NBTV-95 cable TV show from New Bedford titled "Authors Without Borders Presents." I interview other authors and writers to learn their journey with roadblocks to getting published. I've finished my first book in the trilogy The Rusty Years. Looking for an agent.

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”The Effect of Alcoholism on the Whole Family

* The devastating toll of alcoholism on the family
* The self-destruction of the addict
* For those looking for strength from their own alcoholic-driven problems
* The enabling
* Blackouts/physical and emotional abuse
* Denial
* Protecting the children
* Breakdowns
* Feelings of hopelessness
* Communication in the marriage
* Professional help
* Separation or divorce
* Ignoring the signs of teenage drinking
* Hidden emotional problems with the children
* Taking time to listen and communicate with your teen
* Giving complete support
* Being involved in their counseling, doctor’s appointments and recovery program

“My Spiritual Changes Within”

* Focus on relationships with our loved ones
* Strengthening your belief in your faith
* Tours to Medjugorje/spiritual renewals
* Alberta’s spiritual experience in Medjugorje
* The secrets Our Lady is giving the visionaries
* Description of the apparitions
* The importance of Confession
* Miracles all around us
* Awareness of God in our lives
* Alberta encourages us to examine our life
* Recognize the value of thankfulness
* Saying goodbye to our loved ones
* Renew the joy in life



”Where am I Heading?”

(School Program)
* The introduction to alcohol and drugs
* Signs of alcohol abuse
* Following the crowd
* Binge drinking
* Hereditary or a disease
* Habit, action, location, and friends
* Facing your family and school problems
* Recovery programs
* Breaking from the drinking and drug friends
* Getting on with life
* The reality of Cirrhosis of the Liver

**Alberta is willing to talk on any topic you may want for your event. She would love to discuss what would be the best fit. Please feel free to send questions to alberta.sequeira@gmail.com


Visit her website at http://www.albertasequeira.wordpress.com
References from the Bristol Correction Office at Faunce Corner Road in North Dartmouth, MA:
1. Rui M. Lima, MA, MSW, LICSW, Director of Substance Abuse & Social Servies Programs & Treatment: Telephone: 508-995-6400 ext. 2821
2. Matthew Robitaille, Director of Classification and Programs;​ Telephone: 508-995-6400 ext. 2504
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Alberta Sequeira

Email: alberta.sequeira@gmail.com

other writer’s site: wwww.authorswithoutborders.wordpress.com

10 Ways to Move Your Plot Forward

  1. Start with a detailed biography of your protagonist and antagonist.
  2. List the changes you’re going to inflict on these two characters.
  3. Start your book when something meaningful happens. This is called the inciting moment. It should be shocking, exciting, and interesting.
  4. Never start with backstory.
  5. Create conflict that counts from page one.
  6. Show motivation. Great characters want to achieve their goals more than anything and will pursue them at any cost. What are your characters most afraid of losing? Make them fight for it. Desperately. Irrationally.
  7. Tell a story in scenes. Scenes hold a story together. The number of scenes depends on your chosen genre, and your novel’s length.
  8. You should have one plot, and one sub-plot.
  9. Your characters need problems and reasons to solve them.
  10. Fiction needs a Dark Night of the Soul. Move your story to the moment when things look impossibly bleak for your protagonist. This is usually a chapter or two before the endof your book.

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For someone who had no desire to write, my table has no space. Since this picture, I have more published and enjoyed writing them all.
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Alberta Sequeira

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