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The year 1968 was turbulent in many ways. Two assassinations of well-nown figures had occurred two months apart. The nation had fresh in its memory the same occurrence to the 35th president less than five years earlier. The U.S. and USSR were continuing a perilous cold war that could go nuclear at any time. Our living room television was moving from black and white reception to vivid color. News such as the Vietnam war could be viewed with stunning broadcasts that were changing the thinking of many that had previously paged through a newspaper at a kitchen table’s serene comforts. The pace of life had made a shift to a higher gear. Wes Patterson was a young man observing these changes. Understanding tensions in the world and the decisions to be made impacted his life as it did so many of his peers. This final year of high school would bring on decisions he would have to make. College may be in his near future, or the possibility of enlisting in the military. There were some his age talking of marriage. His own prospects appeared remote, but girls had certainly captured his attention. Friends were experiencing the same things. Some had drawn out their future, while others played a wait and see. Still, others treated this indifferently. Wes realized he would be making decisions that would have a bearing on the rest of his life. His life ran alongside this period in history. There was transition and the choices he had to make were not always easy.

FAIRG0ER905
Hi Paul! It's great to have you this morning heart
Homer Logan
Hi Sir!
Bridgette Amelia
What's the story all about? Just came in.
Fairgoer1124
So this is going to be based on your experience in high school?
Fairgoer1124
The characters on the story are real?
Fairgoer991
Hello Paul, good morning. What inspire you to write the book?
Fairgoer1124
How did your loved ones reacted when they heard you have this published?
Andi
Hello
Fairgoer1124
How long did it take for you to complete the book?
Fairgoer748
Good morning, what is the meaning of the book cover and how does it connect with the story?
FAIRG0ER905
What was the most difficult part for you in writing this book?
Marco
What does literary success look like to you?
Fairgoer1124
Do you plan in writing another book?
FAIRG0ER905
Tell us more about that chapter you mentioned that you find the most challenging to write.
Fairgoer1124
Do you have any tips for aspiring writers?
Marco
Your honest opinion is much appreciated. I'm an aspiring writer, and I'm looking into what success looks like for different authors to gather different inputs.
Fairgoer991
do you have any plans on any upcoming book?
Fairgoer1124
Aside from this live session, do you plan in going live at another time?
Anderson
hello Paul!
Anderson
how are you
Fairgoer1124
What's the hardest part in completing a story?
Fairgoer1124
Do you have any other tips to other authors?
Anderson
pursue what you enjoy....please expound
Fairgoer1124
I have to make some quick errands. So, i'll catch you again later.
Anderson
very deep
Anderson
what are your top 8 tips for us to pursue what we enjoy?
FAIRG0ER905
Is this book based on true events or personal experiences?
FAIRG0ER
HI!
Gladys
Just curious, how do you select the names of the characters for your book?
Fairgoer383
Why did you decided to write a story?
Robert
do you have plans to write more books soon?
FAIRG0ER905
"Did you think about the title first then the plot of the story or was it the other way around?
Fairgoer1858
Hi Paul! Great to see you!
Fairgoer1858
What one thing would you give up to become a better writer?
Fairgoer1858
Is this based on a true story?
Fairgoer1858
I have read that the backdrop for this book is the war in Vietnam. Why choose this era?
Fairgoer1858
Oh. I'm very interested in history. What was it like during the Vietnam war?
Fairgoer1858
What made you decide to write these events in a book?
Fairgoer1858
Since your book is about moving the tassels, what advise can you give to those people who want to finish studying but think that they are too old for it already?
Fairgoer1858
I believe nobody should judge anyone just because they haven't finished studying. We don't know what they have gone through.
Fairgoer1858
I totally agree!
Lee
What comes first for you — the plot or the characters — and why?
Kim
What perspective or beliefs have you challenged with this work?
Lee
Have you ever traveled as research for your book?
Fairgoer2281
Has writing and publishing a book changed the way you see yourself?
Lee
What is a significant way your book has changed since the first draft?
Fairgoer2281
Is your book influenced by another book? If so, what is it?
Fairgoer991
For you, how is our decision impact our life's?
Lee
You've been great! I've enjoyed this sessions. thanks
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The year 1968 was turbulent in many ways. Two assassinations of well-nown figures had occurred two months apart. The nation had fresh in its memory the same occurrence to the 35th president less than five years earlier. The U.S. and USSR were continuing a perilous cold war that could go nuclear at any time. Our living room television was moving from black and white reception to vivid color. News such as the Vietnam war could be viewed with stunning broadcasts that were changing the thinking of many that had previously paged through a newspaper at a kitchen table’s serene comforts. The pace of life had made a shift to a higher gear. Wes Patterson was a young man observing these changes. Understanding tensions in the world and the decisions to be made impacted his life as it did so many of his peers. This final year of high school would bring on decisions he would have to make. College may be in his near future, or the possibility of enlisting in the military. There were some his age talking of marriage. His own prospects appeared remote, but girls had certainly captured his attention. Friends were experiencing the same things. Some had drawn out their future, while others played a wait and see. Still, others treated this indifferently. Wes realized he would be making decisions that would have a bearing on the rest of his life. His life ran alongside this period in history. There was transition and the choices he had to make were not always easy.

Moving the Tassels

The year 1968 was turbulent in many ways. Two assassinations of well-known figures had occurred two months apart. The nation had fresh in its memory the same occurrence to the 35th president less than five years earlier. The U.S. and USSR were continuing a perilous cold war that could go nuclear at any time. Our living room television was moving from black and white reception to vivid color. News such as the Vietnam war could be viewed with stunning broadcasts that were changing the thinking of many that had previously paged through a newspaper at a kitchen table’s serene comforts. The pace of life had made a shift to a higher gear. Wes Patterson was a young man observing these changes. Understanding tensions in the world and the decisions to be made impacted his life as it did so many of his peers. This final year of high school would bring on decisions he would have to make. College may be in his near future, or the possibility of enlisting in the military. There were some his age talking of marriage. His own prospects appeared remote, but girls had certainly captured his attention. Friends were experiencing the same things. Some had drawn out their future, while others played a wait and see. Still, others treated this indifferently. Wes realized he would be making decisions that would have a bearing on the rest of his life. His life ran alongside this period in history. There was transition and the choices he had to make were not always easy.