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…

Way back into the Light

Nomatter how much darkness you are facing, remember that God Is Light and that light always finds a way through the cracks…

Two boats for one master

You can’t serve two masters at the same time, God and money. It’s like standing with one feet in one boat and the other in another one. You will eventually drown …

The catch !

A woman that doesn’t know her worth, is the perfect catch for a man with low self – esteem…

A spiritual rose

On 11th of June we honor the memory of St. Luke of Simferopol (Crimea), a saint of our time and a doctor who performed the first organ transplant which was kept as a secret because of his Christian faith.“The rose does not speak, but puts forth a strong fragrance. We too, should put forth fragrance, pour…

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,…

Narcizo ~

what speaks to our conscience and can’t be explained, we resent …

Thoughts on paper …

Circumstances reveal our true character. Intention redirects the way things unfold. In the end, we become what we are…

Addicted … {microfiction}

Wherever you run that’s where you will be when you are addicted to running away… Quotes by Elysian Nooks

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…

Messages from God

Jesus told the Parable of the Fig Tree—Luke 13:6-9—immediately after reminding His listeners of a tower over the pool of Siloam (John 9:7) which unexpectedly fell and killed eighteen people. The moral of that story is found in Luke 13:3: “Unless you repent, you will likewise perish.” To reiterate this moral, Jesus tells the story of the fig tree, the…

We worship Thy Passion, O Christ.

Seeing her own lamb being led to the slaughter,Mary, the Ewe, was worn out,and she followed Him with the other women, crying,Whither goest Thou, Child? Why dost Thou travel along so fast?Maybe there is another wedding in Canaand thou art hurrying now to make for them wine out of water?Shall I come with Thee, O…

I can do all things through Jesus Christ!

For what does a man profit,if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?That is something we should not forget.What is the life of a man?A shadow that has gone by; a dream that has passed.What remains? That is what we should look at.What will remain in our hand; what will stay…

Passion Week , Holy Week ~ Gospel

Today the Master of Creation stands before Pilate; today the Maker of all things is given up to the Cross, and of His own will He is led as a lamb to the slaughter. He who sent manna in the wilderness is transfixed with nails; His side is pierced, and a sponge with vinegar touches…

Tendency ~ a poem about God’s love

Healing often requires feeling and surrendering to pain, while you are simply asking for relief. You need to locate the center of gravity; a point of reference, a point of balance. A mark. One in the heart. One in the head – and one in the eyes … If you have tried too many times…

Ethical Self Publishing Services

Being a new indie author, usually means you will have to take care by yourself of all of the self-publishing steps. It can be quite intimidating and there are lots of dangers to be aware of. From copyright laws to finding the right editor that will not take advantage of you, to ethical publishing, the…

Most common affiliate marketing mistakes to avoid.

Affiliate marketing programs are a good and enticing way to earn your income. Before you dive into the waters of online affiliate marketing, make sure you pay attention to some common mistakes to avoid failure. 1)You need to work on a niche that is not only profitable but one that you are passionate about. As…

Top 5 Affiliate Programs for Book Bloggers

BookBlogging has become extremely popular during the last decade and for those who are dedicated to reading books and sharing their opinions, can be a source of a steady income. Either you are a book blogger, or you hold a bookstagram or Pinterest account, you can use a mixture of references to influence your audience.Commission…

Top sites to download royalty free music for your art factory

In my previous posts (see links below) , I have given you my top resources and creative outlets, (either you are an author or blogger) for stunning fonts, book covers and book trailers. To match your art, you need a unique music background as well. I will be sharing my favorite go to places for…

Taking your Bookstagram account to Pinterest, do’s and don’ts.

Are you an avid reader with a bookstagram account? Have you considered using Pinterest to maximize your Instagram page growth? Pinterest is not just another social media platform and has so much potential marketing-wise. Here are some tips you want to follow to minimize the risk of being categorized as spam and not have your…

Drive traffic to your Pinterest Bookstagram Page.

Following my previous post about the do’s and don’ts of taking your Bookstagram account to Pinterest (see here : https://wp.me/p7RKBD-MF ), here are some tips that will make you grow your audience on this platform. 1.Make sure you are using the right keywords:To find what are the most profitable keywords regarding your post, without using…

Conversations overheard

God has removed certain people from your life for a reason. He Knows things about them that you don’t. Don’t block your blessings by going back to them. Focus on the new chapter of your life!

Holy meanings

If you are studying the Holy Bible and you don’t fully understand the content, try praying to get the answers you seek. Sometimes God asks for our attention or that we be more persistant! Do not quit getting the answers you need, ask for His Grace to visit you and reveal His meanings to you…

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…

No voice is too small

Even though she had been betrayed too many times, Danae kept on 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.

The One With The Rumor

The boy held back for a while. “I knew you didn’t have it in you, Chris! You are afraid of the ghost lady, aren’t you?! Oh, how the mighty have fallen!” “Zip it, Dehlia! I’d like to know what you would do if you d see her right in front of you. Sure, you are…

The Portrait, by Evelyn Chartres. Book Review.

“Better to be a rose if only to bloom for a reason,than a diamond eternally closed to the world.”– favorite quote from the book. Evelyn is a fictional character that Vicky looks up to,and her fascination with her is an act of rebellion against her previous choices. If Evelyn is displeased and takes pleasure at…

This year, take the challenge

Surviving the Holidays, because 2021 is going to be the year of YOU! Christmas time 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…

THIS AUTUMN, REINVENT YOURSELF!

Now that vacation season is almost 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…

Author networking tips

Aligning your 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…

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….

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 ! Now, it’s time to get you some stunning fonts to match your cover. You…

How time management can help you achieve your goals.

Time management and micromanagement are critical when you are multitasking and lacking time. You need to treat time as a currency you can never take back if you spend it carelessly. You can profit a great deal from micromanagement if you understand how to master it.Having poor time management skills can lead to burnout –…

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…

This wind that loiters~

by Odysseus-Elytis This wind that loiters among the quinces This insect that sucks the vines This stone that the scorpion wears next to his skin And these sheaves on the threshing floor That play the giant to small barefoot children. The images of the Resurrection On walls that the pine trees scratched with their fingers…

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