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About Garie McIntosh

Writer/Storytelling Communicator • Editor • Education Strategist

Garie has intrinsic goals of earned success and service to others. They are achieved through high proficiency in project management and attention to detail. Storytelling skills are used as a form of communication, and enthusiasm for English grammar and linguistics as a strategy for education.

 

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Who is Garie?

Garie started out in administration in the fields of healthcare, project management and database development. Since 2016, he has been working to further develop himself as a fiction writer while working on his English grammatical and linguistic pursuits.

One aspect of his career that he focuses on is to write novels and educate others on the effective use of English in literary manuscripts. The objective of this focus is to make the elements and tools of his own success available through the educational and grammatical linguistic material that he produces.

Garie is now a fiction writer and a grammar enthusiast. He has developed teaching and educational methods, editing products and publishing solutions that help writers meet traditional publishing standards. He created the business and modelled it to meet a personal need that became apparent to him while he studied writing and narratology. His first novel, What’s in a Name, and two other books to be published will form a series of inter-related novels in a thematic trilogy called “The Barred-Spiral Trilogy.”

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Garie uses his storytelling skills as a form of communication, and his enthusiasm for grammar as a strategy for education.

Author

Garie considers that storytelling is analogous to communication. He also writes stories with strong, authentic characters that are defined by strong writing and themes, and he thereby reinforces the power of communication.

Grammar enthusiast

Having written and published his first novel, he facilitates a process-method as an editing solution to enable writers and editors to meet traditional publishing standards.

Entrepreneur

Garie makes the elements and tools of his own success available via this website.

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Cultivating purpose

In both writing and the editing process, Garie approaches the words on the page, their grammatical construction, in a meditative manner. At the core of this approach is Chomsky’s linguistic theory about language: the generated “sentence means that the sentence is one of the totality of sentences that the grammar defines to be grammatical or well[-]formed.”

After reading this Harvard Business Review article, Stop Being So Hard on Yourself, Garie has realized that he has a sensitive brain, which allows him to make connections and anticipate eventualities, two ideal paradigms for any writer. He is also a sensitive striver, which means that he is predisposed to being hard on himself, but he has found a way to use the former to balance out the latter through:

  • attention,
  • action-planning,
  • decision-making, and
  • having strong internal experiences.
  • Creating happiness

    Garie’s proudest moments are when he acts with integrity. As Iyanla Vanzant says, this is “when your head, your heart, your speaking and your doing are all congruent. When you are in alignment with yourself on all of these levels, you are behaving with integrity.”

    Also according to Melody Wilding, the author of Stop Being So Hard on Yourself, “Acting in integrity with your values is the true definition of success.”