Let’s Talk Vision Boards!

Who wouldn’t love a fun arts and crafts project that will also help you achieve your goals? Increase your motivation, confidence, and performance with the help of an awesome vision board! Celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon and Oprah will surely back this up.

First and foremost, do some self reflection and see what matters to you most and then go from there. Then, think about if you want it to be digital or print. Print is pretty straight forward, grab some scrap cardboard or construction paper and browse the internet or magazines for pictures or any sort of clippings you like! For digital, my favorite tool is canva. A website that can do everything and more when it comes to digital art. To start, choose the dimensions you want and they have a ton of free photos for you to add along with text of your choice, or you can search for photos and paste them right on!

The best part…it’s completely customizable! If you want inspiration for your new novel pop on some pictures or quotes about what you’re envisioning for your story. Your story will come to life before your eyes and should make the writing process a bit easier- at least to start! 

Here is a board I created on canva using pinterest photos! I set it as my screensaver just to make me smile. This is more of a life mood board which you can create as well!

Here are some more vision boards for inspiration…

Put it somewhere you will see it everyday as a helpful reminder!

Happy Friday!

Start Your Gratitude List Today!

Take 60 seconds out of your day to reflect positivity. 

Start a gratitude journal. 

It can be in a journal you already write in, or one dedicated to your gratitude list, but make it your own. Find one that compels you to want to write in it everyday. And put it in a place where you will see it, as a friendly reminder to pick it up. 

Keep it simple.

You don’t have to explore the deep depth of your mind just yet. Keep it simple with gratitude such as “I ate today”, “I have a place to sleep” or “I am in love.” With time your list will grow and bring positivity to your life. 

Soon your routine will be created. This is your journal, so make sure you are using it to your best ability. Enjoy your favorite cup of coffee or tea in the morning with a furry friend or a cozy blanket and reflect on the positivity in your life. Watch your mind change and grow as your routine sinks in. 

This is a perfect time to step away from technology for a little bit and just grab a pencil. Put your thoughts on paper the old fashioned way and really feel what you are writing down.

Happy Writing!

What Type of Reader Are You? – With Quiz!

I don’t know about you…but whenever I have an opportunity to take a quiz, that may or may not be spot on, I can’t help but take it! So today, we challenge you to take one of your own!

With anything, everyone has different habits, so take a second to think about what you like or don’t like while reading. Do you write in the book? Need absolute silence? Or fold the pages? There are so many more reading quirks out there that you might not even realize you do! 

Take a quiz or two and let us know what you got!

https://www.buzzfeed.com/emelyhernandez/what-type-of-reader-are-you-daiviwxac3

Recycled Book Crafts!

Take a break. Boost your mood with some fun DIY crafts (literary inspired of course).

You are more creative than you think, believe me! So why not take the time to try something new? Do you have a pile of old books that you don’t read or are to the point of falling apart? Now is the time to turn them into something new!

Browse our selection of crafts that you can start today!

Print on them

Take your favorite pages and turn them into a new piece of art! Use whatever medium you want paint, ink, or even other scraps of paper. Frame it and bam! Your new favorite wall piece is created.

DIY Book Shelf

How cute! Turn your old books into your own shelf! This one will take more time and construction, but the final results look like they will be worth it! 

Book Balls!

Make your centerpieces from your favorite literary works! These flower-like paper hydrangeas could last you forever.

Bookmarks

Make your favorite bookmark on your own! As we all know the spine is usually the first to go with old books. So take it and create a piece that you can use with your new books!

There are many, many more craft ideas you can do- there are plenty of options out there! I find it so rewarding to take something that would not necessarily be used and to turn it into something new. Let us know if you gave one of these crafts a try!

Happy Friday!

Get Your Mask On! Fun Literary Inspired Face Masks

The world is changing at our feet. But that doesn’t mean we can’t incorporate some fun into our daily lives! 

This gives ‘your nose is always stuck in a book’ a new meaning! If you have to wear a mask, at least make it something worth putting on. These also make for a great back to school accessory for kids or if you work in education.

Here are a few that caught my eye!

Winnie the Pooh for $17

Jane Austen for $13

Book Return Date for $16

Books and Plants! For $18

Here are some additional websites, with great selections!

And even if you don’t like the mask I featured, click the link and browse around if you like!

https://www.teepublic.com/masks/book-lover

https://www.redbubble.com/i/mask/Ha-Ha-Made-You-Read-funny-Teacher-Librarian-Reading-Read-Gifts-For-Teachers-Book-Nerd-Read-vintage-style-idea-design-by-Chamssou/48152532.9G0D8

Stay safe and healthy! And show off that literary love!

Just Write!

Write because you love it, because there’s something inside of you that needs to be heard! Unload your mind on the paper and just write! 

Join writers groups and follow positive accounts like us for inspiration! #writingcommunity is a great tool for new writers and writers who want feedback. 

Happy Writing!

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Audiobooks Audiobooks and More Audiobooks!

August has come and gone, but these amazing audiobooks are here to stay! Check out some of our authors newest releases…there’s something for everyone!

If something catches your eye make sure to click for a sample and view other titles by the author!

Happy Listening!

Help Guiding Emily Go Viral!

Together we are on a mission! A couple missions actually…

  1. To raise money- half of the books proceeds will go to The Foundation for Blind Children
  2. To raise awareness of the issues of isolation that the blind encounter in the sighted community.

Both of these can be accomplished with the help of Guiding Emily. A heartwarming story of how a tragic accident can bring love and courage.

Watch this video below of author, Barbara Hinske explaining how much this book means to her and the blind community. With your help we can give guiding Emily the attention it deserves! Barbara Hinske is currently doing a campaign where a click of a button can share the amazing story of Guiding Emily. And you can help too! Go to her website today and learn how to share Guiding Emily on Twitter and Facebook/Instagram. Every bit helps and we appreciate a simple share of this post.

Together we can achieve results!

Stephen King Said It Best…

Stephen King said it best…when writing don’t forget to think about the reader. They are the ones you want to read the book after all. You must create the idea, but as it grows the reader has taken over and made it their own. Leave room for their imagination to grow. 

How do you interpret this quote? Share with us below!

Happy Writing!