Haseena Patel
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Haseena Patel joined Deborah Herman's group
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Off the Bookshelf Reviewers

This is a group for people who like to read new books and give them a good critique. WAENet.com Co-founder and veteran literary Agent Deborah Herman is now CEO of the New Micro Publishing Site Micro Publishing Media, Inc.This is a place for niche publishing and micro marketing. Our titles are carefully selected and we work personally with our authors so they can compete in the marketplace. We consider this grass roots publishing because it allows for new voices that might not otherwise get past…See More
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Young Writers

This group is a place for young writers to gather. We categorize young writers from middle school, High School until 30 although we will not hold to arbitrary age limits. Tell us your concerns and your dreams. Share your work and learn about the writing life. There is no time like the present. You can also network with industry insiders. See More
Nov 17, 2012
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Oct 30, 2012
Haseena Patel posted a blog post

Empowered Girl - Empowered World 2012

This past Saturday has been one of the most exceptional days of my life – that has been my answer when people ask Shameema and I about our Empowered Girl – Empowered World 2012 event that took place.  And I don’t say that frivolously.  This was truly one of those moments in life when everything had come full circle; when I knew this was the beginning of a new chapter in our lives (I speak for Shameema too here since we discussed this).  It was one of those times that we were forced to confront…See More
Oct 30, 2012
Elizabeth Lawless replied to Haseena Patel's discussion What about audio books? in the group Book Lovers
"Any author today who is not converting their books to Audio is missing a huge revenue stream ... today young and old are listening to audio books through their ipods and other devices when they drive, while they workout, while they run, while they…"
Oct 16, 2012
Haseena Patel posted a blog post

Today: The first U.N. International Day of the Girl Child

Today is the first U.N. International Day of the Girl Child, and I celebrate that! But today has to be about doing more than celebrating that. Earlier this month, a friend who is a girls' rights activist asked me to write something on behalf of our organization about the importance of the International Day of the Girl Child. This is what I want to share:"When Shameema and I founded Leave No Girl Behind International, we wanted to give girls some support, help them to know their awesome power…See More
Oct 11, 2012
jeff herman replied to Haseena Patel's discussion Do authors have a responsiblity towards readers of today? in the group Non-fiction
"Non-fiction writers are responsible for telling the truth. But they will often use the book as a way to propagate dubious belief systems, products and services, or promote themselves, and the truth becomes less important, in which case the writer is…"
Oct 1, 2012
Haseena Patel added a discussion to the group Book Lovers
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What about audio books?

Does anyone listen to audio books because they find it a more preferable alternative to reading?  I realise that audio books were created for the purpose of bringing books to those who are visually impaired, but apart from that purpose, are there times that you feel like listening to a book instead of reading it?  Does this take away from one's "relationship" with the book?  Which books would you rather listen to than read?  See More
Sep 25, 2012
Haseena Patel commented on jeff herman's blog post THE TRUTH ABOUT SLUSH PILES
"I appreciate you sharing this, Jeff.  As a writer I find it somehow comforting.   It's interesting to see the flip side - the world from your perspective as a literary agent.  While my heart leaps when I think my work may be…"
Sep 23, 2012
Haseena Patel added a discussion to the group Non-fiction
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Do authors have a responsiblity towards readers of today?

There seems to be a worldwide recognition of the fact that the education standard in most countries has dropped, or at least that there seems to be a glitch in the high school education system.  Do we as authors have a responsibility to consider that when we write?  For our readers to get something worthwhile out of our books, do we have to adapt the way we write to a changing world?See More
Sep 23, 2012
Haseena Patel replied to jeff herman's discussion WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OPINIONS AND FACTS? in the group Non-fiction
"I really like your goal of providing "a very credible springboard for the reader", Janet.  I also feel that way as an author. But I think this also leads to the question:  are today's readers reading with that purpose?…"
Sep 23, 2012
Haseena Patel replied to jeff herman's discussion WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OPINIONS AND FACTS? in the group Non-fiction
"When you get right down to it, is there such a thing as fact? "Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth." - Marcus Aurelius So many "facts" were turned on their head by new…"
Sep 23, 2012
jeff herman replied to Haseena Patel's discussion Do you feel that self-help non-fiction books have become generic? in the group Non-fiction
"A lot of them exist for commercial reasons, and therefore can be forced and redundant, though perhaps still useful. "
Aug 15, 2012
Haseena Patel posted a blog post

A Women's Day Message

Today is National Women’s Day in South Africa.  While everyone is enjoying the public holiday in the middle of the week, I’m not sure that this day really means something to many South Africans.  I get the impression that most people feel that today is about spoiling the women in their lives and celebrating women in our country.  While that in itself is a good gesture, as I see it, Women’s Day is not a celebration.  It is a day of remembrance; a day of reminding ourselves that no matter what…See More
Aug 9, 2012
Sangay Glass replied to Haseena Patel's discussion How do you do it? What's your first step when writing a fiction book? in the group Children's Books and YA
"I'm the odd one again :/ Ideas come to me, I toss and turn at night until I'm able to have the whole storyline worked out in my mind. Then when I take my walks in the morning I start the scenes in my head then go home and start typing. I…"
Aug 8, 2012
Todd Edward Dillard replied to Haseena Patel's discussion How do you do it? What's your first step when writing a fiction book? in the group Children's Books and YA
"I mostly get my ideas from being hard of hearing. People say one thing, I give them a bewildered look, and by then my mind's already racing and piecing bits of narrative and scene together. Once I have the idea, I write what I want to happen,…"
Aug 8, 2012

Profile Information

Company Name if any
Leave No Girl Behind
Website
http://www.leavenogirlbehind.org
What do you do?
Writer
What school did you attend?
St. Dominic's Academy
What is your hometown?
Newcastle
What are some of your interests?
Music, Writing, Reading, Spirituality, Food, Photography

I’m a born and bred South African.  I have always believed that one is born in a particular country for a reason, and that country provides what is needed to shape you into the person you are supposed to be. 

 Through my BA degree, majoring in education and English, I have had the experience of teaching students both in a classroom and privately.  I have learned as much from my students as they have from me!  Receiving motivational and leadership training from well-known speakers and authors, such as Dr Myles Munroe, John Mason, and Charlie “Tremendous” Jones, has also shaped my life.

 Having experienced my own life-changing crises, I have been able to support people who are going through crises.  It is from these experiences that my books, I Choose Victory and The Question Powerbook came into being

 Recently, the issue of girls’ empowerment, that has meant so much to me my entire life, culminated in the Leave No Girl Behind Movement which my sister, Shameema, and I founded.  We believe in the power of a woman to impact the world.  Women and girls are an untapped resource as well as the people who shape young minds and influence their actions – what enormous power they have! (Please watch the Leave No Girl Behind video).

 One of my biggest dreams is to become a naturopathic physician (and then branch out into energy medicine), and make a difference in people’s lives in this way.

 I’m grateful to be alive during what I feel is a magical era – we are experiencing so many “world firsts”, and I see so much possibility and hope around me.  Oh, and lastly, I’m a Harry Potter fan – I love the series.  My mantra has been that you can’t die before you’ve read the Harry Potter series!

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Haseena Patel's Blog

Empowered Girl - Empowered World 2012

Posted on October 30, 2012 at 3:57pm 0 Comments

This past Saturday has been one of the most exceptional days of my life – that has been my answer when people ask Shameema and I about our Empowered Girl – Empowered World 2012 event that took place.  And I don’t say that frivolously.  This was truly one of those moments in life when everything had come full circle; when I knew this was the beginning of a new chapter in our lives (I speak for Shameema too here since we discussed this).  It was one of those times that we were forced to…

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Today: The first U.N. International Day of the Girl Child

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 12:33pm 0 Comments

Today is the first U.N. International Day of the Girl Child, and I celebrate that! But today has to be about doing more than celebrating that. Earlier this month, a friend who is a girls' rights activist asked me to write something on behalf of our organization about the importance of the International Day of the Girl Child. This is what I want to share:



"When Shameema and I founded Leave No Girl Behind International, we wanted to give girls some support,…

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A Women's Day Message

Posted on August 9, 2012 at 3:12pm 0 Comments

Today is National Women’s Day in South Africa.  While everyone is enjoying the public holiday in the middle of the week, I’m not sure that this day really means something to many South Africans.  I get the impression that most people feel that today is about spoiling the women in their lives and celebrating women in our country. 

 

While that in itself is a good gesture, as I see it, Women’s Day is not a celebration.  It is a day of remembrance; a day of reminding ourselves…

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The Balancing Act

Posted on July 28, 2012 at 7:00am 0 Comments

How do people do it all? It’s a universal challenge – we all have 24 hours in a day and our “To Do List” just doesn’t fit the time constraints. I’ve found myself wondering how people like Oprah Winfrey manage it all. Granted, she has a lot of help, but there are things that only she can do and she manages to do them! Perhaps the answer is in working smart and not necessarily working until you drop.

Of course, I haven’t discovered what it means to work smart when it comes to my…

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