THIS AUTUMN, REINVENT YOURSELF!

Now that vacation season is over, we all wonder what our next move is going to be regarding careers, fitness, and well-being. You don’t have to wait until New Year’s Eve to reinvent yourself; a fresh start is just around the corner. Reinventing yourself is not that easy, though; it means stepping out of your…

Writing – Character Development

Writing memorable characters will help your audience identify with them. Pantsers or not, we still have to think of our readers and how they view our main characters. When we talk about character development, we refer to the changes that our hero goes through during his journey and how the battles help him/her grow and…

Book Review * Thick as Thieves by Sandra Brown

Twenty years ago, four men attempted to pull off the ultimate heist, almost walking away with half a million dollars. By daybreak, their plan had been shot to hell. One was in hospital.One was in jail.One was dead.And one got away with it. Arden Maxwell is the daughter of the man who disappeared all those…

Melinoe’s Oath will be free on Kindle!

Melinoe’s Oath, a short story where paranormal meets historical fiction, will be free from 27/08-31/08/2020 on the Kindle Store. Blurb*In ancient times, Melinoe was known as a moon goddess, the bringer of nightmares and madness.Her traits were similar to Hecate and the Erinyes.In this tale, Melinoe is a World War 2 survivor who develops psychic…

Free Types of Graphic Designs For Authors and Writers

I love to share creative resources for writers and bloggers, especially when they are totally free! Just sign in to your Draft2Digital account, follow the instructions and upload your word doc. Before you hit the publish button , you will be directed to a variety of formatting options. You can choose between Mystery and Thriller,…

My top Free Outlets ~ The Creative Author

If you are an indie author like me, you will most likely find yourself multitasking. Being a crafty artist requires having access to a variety of resources and tools. Here are my personal favorites! Free formatting tools https://diybookformats.com/ https://reedsy.com/write-a-book https://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Create/b?ie=UTF8&node=18292298011 https://www.draft2digital.com/ Royalty Free Images http://istockphoto.com https://www.canva.com/ https://agoraimages.com/ https://pixabay.com/ https://www.pexels.com/ Editing Video apps ( mini book…

The Creative Indie part 2

In a previous post I gave you my top free outlets for stunning photography for creative designs and more. Let’s admit it, we all search for a beautiful pic to use as a header in our Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram (although I’m more of a Twitter gal, at least for now!) Now, it’s time to…

Exploring my author central page as a marketing tool

So you have made it through the 10th revision of your manuscript, and it is finally going live on Amazon. Your hands are sweaty, you are feeling a bit feverish, and I know why – you have probably sent a few arcs on your team, and now you are waiting to receive your first feedback….

Author tips

Aligning you blog’s feed with your GoodRead’s profile and the Amazon Author Central page, can help you engage with bloggers and readers. Whether you are an author or you enjoy writing from time to time , you might feel the need to share your thoughts on a self hosted page, or even create background stories…

Book Review * Everything My Mother Taught Me by Alice Hoffman

In this haunting short story of loyalty and betrayal, a young woman in early 1900s Massachusetts discovers that in navigating her treacherous coming-of-age, she must find her voice first. For fatefully observant Adeline, growing up carries an ominous warning from her adulterous mother: don’t say a word. Adeline vows to never speak again. But that’s…

Book Review * The Perfect Wife by Blake Pierce

DescriptionCriminal profiler in training (and newlywed) Jessie Hunt, 29, discovers that dark secrets lurk in her new suburban town; when a body turns up dead, she finds herself caught in the crosshairs of her newfound friends, her husband’s secrets, her serial killer caseload—and the secrets of her own dark past. In THE PERFECT WIFE (A…

Book Review * See you soon by NC Marshall

What is true friendship really worth? When Emily receives an email from her estranged childhood friend, Ali, she instantly looks forward to reading what it has to say. She hasn’t seen or heard from Ali in a very long time and hopes that they can begin to rekindle the perfect friendship they once had. But…

Book Review- The Plot Dot by Derek Murphy.

A plotting guide for fiction authors who hate outlining. This book will help you: ✓ Organize your story so you can finish a great book, faster✓ Unlock hidden potential in your scenes that you didn’t know was there✓ Hook readers faster so they don’t quit too early A really fun and meaningful guide, especially if…

Matters of heart

Open your eyes … Use your heart a bit more … photo credits : image by rumman-amin-2o_7F5o-rrQ-unsplash

Ave Maria ,A blessing in disguise.

A blessing in disguise As you might have noticed, or not, {smiles},I Stayed away from my social media accounts, and my blog has not been active for a while. I would like to apologize for disappearing without letting you know about it.Without sharing too much info, I will sum it up as ‘life happens’! In…

Oh, Holy Mother

I never knew Love until I finally surrendered in Your arms… In You, my wandering and wounded heart has finally found a home…

The Calling

In the end, it only matters if you have led your life’s calling with an open heart, and you handled your tough times gracefully 

2020 ,the year of you.

Surviving the Holidays, because 2020 is going to be the year of YOU! Holidays can be challenging, especially if you are a dreamer. In which case, you are going to face criticism over your choices instead of support. A visionary is a threat because of evoking questions that no one wants to answer. But you…

Procrastination is the symptom

Procrastination is the symptom that is keeping you away from your purpose. It is usually not because of laziness, but it might fall under one of those categories. insecurity lack of skills self-fulfilling prophecy fear of judgment fear of failure personal success feels too out of reach So take a long pause, and try to…

Art Factory

Creativity is how you navigate through difficult situationswithout losing sight of your initial goal or your dream.It is about being true to your self while staying the course.

The Quest

when the journey is overyou can stop slaying dragons along your pathand focus on the view Image by Michael Seibt from Pixabay

Poem by Odysseas Elytis

THEY CAMEdressed up as  “friends,”    came countless times, my enemies,trampling the primeval soil.    And the soil never blended with their heel.They brought    The Wise One, the Founder, and the Geometer,Bibles of letters and numbers,    every kind of  Submission and Power,to sway over the primeval light.    And the light never blended with their roof.Not even a bee was…

The story of the Scorpion and the Swan

There was a Swan at the edge of a river and a scorpion approached asking the swan if she would kindly give him a ride to the other side of the river on her back. The swan said “no, you are a scorpion, you will sting me and I will die.” The scorpion assured the…

Visions of Countess-Bathory-Elizabeth

A lovely day to roll the dice and crucify the chosen’s legs. A countess is contemplating a prophecy from her tower. Image by Дмитрий Переяслов from Pixabay

No voice is too small

Even though she had been betrayed too many times, Danae kept moving. She never forgot those who left her hanging over a cliff, but it was in her nature to keep going, more than she could ever imagine.