Danny Ballan is creating Fiction, Music and Perfect English Podcast
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A Little Background 
I've been blessed with a great love for writing and music since I was a little boy. Not everybody around supported the way I saw the world, through my words, for it was like with every new poem I wrote, I was more or less writing my own constitution of life.

I survived for 5 years away from school from 13-18 working as an upholsterer until I seized an opportunity to go back to school and study English Literature, which I fell in love with immediately. I was teaching English language and literature at the same time. I enjoyed good success in the career of teaching and education, especially because of the great passion I had for technology and the many ways I ventured in to integrate education with technology. I had the chance to work in some of the best schools, and maybe, I was envied by many of my fellow English Literature graduates for the reputation I had back then. What I am trying to say is that everything was just fine for me and the road for a prosperous future in education was all but lying before me. However, there was always something missing in the formula I was not able to grasp every time I had that weird feeling. I just wanted to write and let the world know what I think, feel and believe, and along the way, I might entertain them, touch their hearts, make them laugh or cry, but above all be heard by good friends that would be called fans. I could never scare away this dream from my mind. No matter how long I neglected it, it would always surface back to the top with months and sometimes years of deprivation from my oxygen (Writing & Music). My first marriage laid some real bricks for my life and maybe that was one reason why it ended, but now I am able to fly again with a woman who understands me without necessarily understanding my words. I am writing again. I am still under the burden of a lot of things that make me work long hours, but nothing's gonna change my writing passion anymore. 

Why I am here
I just stumbled upon Patreon, and I thought it would be wonderful to have someone to support you and tell you to keep moving, and the financial support does mean a lot to my career as a writer and a composer, but I believe that all kinds of support will keep me going to finish this marathon and cross the finish line. I will share a thought I had the other day with you: what if I never cross any finish line? What will happen then? And my answer was nothing, I will have lived the happiest way I can ever imagine; I will have walked the exact same path I will ever dream about, but above all, I will have lived as myself and not in the shadow of anybody else. 

What I'm up to
I have published my first poem in Poetry Quarterly magazine about two years ago and in January 2016, I independently published three poetry collections "The Scream", "Identity", and "The War Edition", one Short Story Collection, "The Antichrist", and a novel, "Long Way From Home".
I am working now on a new project called "Juno (The Untold Life of A Modern Heroine)". This project is basically a poetry collection, but I am composing special music to make a soundtrack for the poetry collection. 
I have also published a course on Udemy, "PowerPoint Masterclass: Create Interactive Presentations", and "English common mistakes and how to fix them", and I am working now on a series of vocabulary building courses. 

I have other big plans all going on at the same time. I have already mentioned my passion for technology and expertise in education, so I am matchmaking them to make cool and useful educational games, which will hopefully be the core of my future own business. This is also a field of passion, not as much as writing and music, I must admit, but the flame is there, as well.
I quit my day job recently to focus my full time on doing what I was born to do. I have no more time to waste helping others realize their dreams, and that wouldn't bother me except that most of these dreams were to become richer no matter what.   

I have my own website where I share my creative writing, I write about education, and I am also planning to add a little academy to teach educational technology for free to everyone. If you have read what I have written so far, then you might be interested to take a look. Here is the link  www.dannyballan.com
I also have a podcast called Apollo Podcasts and I chose this name to be free to add everything that has to do with knowledge and creativity on the podcast. I focus on English Learning podcasts, knowledge, and the arts and culture. I feed my own curiosity and hopefully ingite the curiosity of other people and the passion to learn new things every day. 

And Before I Go
You might be able to tell a little more about who I am from what I wrote here, but I bet you will tell a lot more from my poems, short stories, and novels. If you decide to become my patron, committing yourself to pay a sum of money is not the only way; I will be grateful if you read and comment on anything you find worthy. I will take your advice as readers and as people who care. After all, I am writing to be read, composing to be heard and teaching to be understood.
 
Thank you
Danny 
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  • Plus all previous rewards
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A Little Background 
I've been blessed with a great love for writing and music since I was a little boy. Not everybody around supported the way I saw the world, through my words, for it was like with every new poem I wrote, I was more or less writing my own constitution of life.

I survived for 5 years away from school from 13-18 working as an upholsterer until I seized an opportunity to go back to school and study English Literature, which I fell in love with immediately. I was teaching English language and literature at the same time. I enjoyed good success in the career of teaching and education, especially because of the great passion I had for technology and the many ways I ventured in to integrate education with technology. I had the chance to work in some of the best schools, and maybe, I was envied by many of my fellow English Literature graduates for the reputation I had back then. What I am trying to say is that everything was just fine for me and the road for a prosperous future in education was all but lying before me. However, there was always something missing in the formula I was not able to grasp every time I had that weird feeling. I just wanted to write and let the world know what I think, feel and believe, and along the way, I might entertain them, touch their hearts, make them laugh or cry, but above all be heard by good friends that would be called fans. I could never scare away this dream from my mind. No matter how long I neglected it, it would always surface back to the top with months and sometimes years of deprivation from my oxygen (Writing & Music). My first marriage laid some real bricks for my life and maybe that was one reason why it ended, but now I am able to fly again with a woman who understands me without necessarily understanding my words. I am writing again. I am still under the burden of a lot of things that make me work long hours, but nothing's gonna change my writing passion anymore. 

Why I am here
I just stumbled upon Patreon, and I thought it would be wonderful to have someone to support you and tell you to keep moving, and the financial support does mean a lot to my career as a writer and a composer, but I believe that all kinds of support will keep me going to finish this marathon and cross the finish line. I will share a thought I had the other day with you: what if I never cross any finish line? What will happen then? And my answer was nothing, I will have lived the happiest way I can ever imagine; I will have walked the exact same path I will ever dream about, but above all, I will have lived as myself and not in the shadow of anybody else. 

What I'm up to
I have published my first poem in Poetry Quarterly magazine about two years ago and in January 2016, I independently published three poetry collections "The Scream", "Identity", and "The War Edition", one Short Story Collection, "The Antichrist", and a novel, "Long Way From Home".
I am working now on a new project called "Juno (The Untold Life of A Modern Heroine)". This project is basically a poetry collection, but I am composing special music to make a soundtrack for the poetry collection. 
I have also published a course on Udemy, "PowerPoint Masterclass: Create Interactive Presentations", and "English common mistakes and how to fix them", and I am working now on a series of vocabulary building courses. 

I have other big plans all going on at the same time. I have already mentioned my passion for technology and expertise in education, so I am matchmaking them to make cool and useful educational games, which will hopefully be the core of my future own business. This is also a field of passion, not as much as writing and music, I must admit, but the flame is there, as well.
I quit my day job recently to focus my full time on doing what I was born to do. I have no more time to waste helping others realize their dreams, and that wouldn't bother me except that most of these dreams were to become richer no matter what.   

I have my own website where I share my creative writing, I write about education, and I am also planning to add a little academy to teach educational technology for free to everyone. If you have read what I have written so far, then you might be interested to take a look. Here is the link  www.dannyballan.com
I also have a podcast called Apollo Podcasts and I chose this name to be free to add everything that has to do with knowledge and creativity on the podcast. I focus on English Learning podcasts, knowledge, and the arts and culture. I feed my own curiosity and hopefully ingite the curiosity of other people and the passion to learn new things every day. 

And Before I Go
You might be able to tell a little more about who I am from what I wrote here, but I bet you will tell a lot more from my poems, short stories, and novels. If you decide to become my patron, committing yourself to pay a sum of money is not the only way; I will be grateful if you read and comment on anything you find worthy. I will take your advice as readers and as people who care. After all, I am writing to be read, composing to be heard and teaching to be understood.
 
Thank you
Danny 

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  • Discount coupons on all my current online courses and occasional free coupons to some of my online courses.
Free Vocabulary BuilderSpecial Offer • 4 days left
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 For being my Gold Sponsor, you will receive:  


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  • Plus all previous rewards
Free Vocabulary BuilderSpecial Offer • 4 days left
For a limited time only. Get my new Vocabulary Builder Online Course on Udemy for Free.
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 For being my Platinum Sponsor, you will receive:  


  • Three e-books for free from my published books (Your Choice)
  • Free coupons to all my current online courses on Udemy 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Free Vocabulary BuilderSpecial Offer • 4 days left
For a limited time only. Get my new Vocabulary Builder Online Course on Udemy for Free.
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$50 or more per month

 For being my Diamond Sponsor, you will receive:  


  • All my current E-books for free. 
  • Three from my paperback books of your choice dedicated to you and signed by me. 
  • Access to drafts I am working on at the moment before anyone else in the world. 
  • Special thanks in the acknowledgment of my upcoming books 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Free Vocabulary BuilderSpecial Offer • 4 days left
For a limited time only. Get my new Vocabulary Builder Online Course on Udemy for Free.