Share the Love – With a Valentine Card

The time of hearts and the color pink are upon us. Embrace this Valentine’s Day and make a handwritten card for your loved ones this year. There’s still more than enough time to get crafty!

This activity isn’t just for toddlers or elementary students (even though it is a great way to keep them occupied), you can tastefully make a card at any age. I hope these pictures will give you some inspiration:

Fingerprint Heart Tree

Embroidered Heart Card

Bouquet of Hearts

Hearts in a Jar

Don’t forget to add your own personal touch, and have fun with it! Add your favorite poem or inside joke to make it special. It’s what’s on the inside that counts!

Happy (almost) Valentines Day!

Put Your Story on the Big Screen – Using TaleFlick

Do you want to see your story on the big screen? Look into TaleFlick. They help authors get their original stories made into movies and tv series. 

In such a creative hungry industry producers are constantly looking for the next thing, and your story can help them get there! Imagine your story coming to life where more people can have access to it. Absolutely incredible

They break their process down from start to finish, giving you all the information you need. So, you’re probably thinking ‘what’s the catch’. Well you do have to pay a fee in order for their team to view your story. They have three different prices ranging from $88-$400. If it is something you are interested in start small and see how it goes!

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This might be your big break! 

Have you used this program before? Let us know your thoughts! We just might be considering using the platform ourselves for select projects.

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The More the Merrier – Reading Multiple Books at Once

There is no right way to read. While some have to focus on one book at a time, others can be reading two or three books at a time, and even throw in an audiobook or two.. 

But believe it or not, there are actually benefits to reading multiple books at once. Here are a few:

  1. Helps you get through your TBR pile faster.

Do you have a long list of books that you want to finish by the end of the year? Well pick up two at the same time and boom! You will be finished before you know it. 

  1. You can balance your pleasure reading with your required reading. 

If you are still in school or you have to read a lot for your job, reading a second book will still give you that pleasure in reading. You can pick your own must reads while also reading your have to’s. 

  1. Balance emotional reads with lighthearted books. 

Have you been afraid to pick up a tear jerker because you know how it will affect your emotions? Try balancing it out with a fun quirky read so that way it won’t put a damper on your mood. 

  1. It allows you to enjoy books in many mediums. 

Reading multiple books at once is not only fun, but it’s easy with all the different forms! Listen to an audiobook on your commute, take an ebook with you in the car or to an activity, and enjoy a physical book at home. The possibilities are endless!

  1. It allows you to take advantage of all the benefits of reading. 

Life can have you down sometimes with work, bills to pay, and simply the everyday go to’s of life. Having a book that you can pick up to make you laugh when you’re sad, or take you to another world when you feel like having an adventure is a great way to get away for a little while. Read it all! 

Happy Reading!

Your Dreams Can Improve Your Writing

Dreams can be a source of raw inspiration to authors. You just have to find a way to unlock it. Here are some tips on how to use your dreams to their full advantage: 

1.Keep a dream journal

By simply keeping a pad and paper next to your bed allows you to quickly jot down notes so you can remember in the morning. You don’t have to analyze the dream in the middle of the night, but write down the things that will spark your memory.

2. Take up daydreaming

Let your mind drift. Open your mind to other possibilities.

3. Go deeper into your dreams

Lucid dreaming is the ability to recognize that you are dreaming. Once you have the ability, you will be able to control your choices and behaviors in the dream world. Explore different outcomes and gain control over your dreams. 

Now, I understand some people may say ‘I don’t remember my dreams’ or ‘I don’t dream at all’.  My recommendation is to begin with day dreaming and see if you can take it further. There is a lot we are missing about dreams, and there are ways we can learn about the specific ones we are having- we must not forget that our minds are constantly working. As a writer you can use that to your advantage. Just don’t try too hard!

Happy Dreaming!

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What to Read in 2020 Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Aries (March 21-April 19): Heart of Mist

As an Aries, you’re known for your optimism and confidence. You’re also very determined and never let anything get past you. Go on a journey with Bleak, where she is snatched from her home but all she wants is to cure her power. This read will make you feel a range of emotions, Aries. 

Taurus (April 20-May 20): Mafia Boss

Practical, patient Taurus, you’re arguably the most stubborn of the signs. Luc and Amelia are two stubborn people, but are they aren’t going to let that or their lives get in the way of possible love. 

Gemini (May 21-June 20):  The Work of Art

Sweet, gentle Gemini, you’re always down for an adventure and are adaptable in any situation. Take an adventure with The Work of Art as you are swept away to London in 1814. Phyllida Satterwaite is set to marry a man not of her choosing, she must learn to adapt to her own situation and find happiness her own way.   

Cancer (June 21-July 22): Rescuing Broken

You, Cancer, are rather emotional. Any chance you get to cry and let your tears run free is therapeutic to you. Can a second chance at love heal a broken and shattered heart. Read Rescuing Broken for yourself to find out. 

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Pour Judgement

Ah Leo, your warm-hearted nature tends to get you in some sticky situations. Korie Potter is headed to Camp Pour Judgement for a fun getaway, but what she was not expecting was leaving with a fake fiance who was anything but her type. 

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22): No Vacancy

As a Virgo, your loyal attitude has been able to give you some pretty great friendships. Like you Virgo, Caterina Longo is dependable, but when her life goes off the rails will an unexpected vacation put her back on the right track? 

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22): Silent Threat

Libras are all about finding justice in any situation. You’re known for your tenacious spirit and willingness to stand your ground, ex-Marine Mara Roberts is one of the Agency’s most reliable assassins until her father comes into the picture. But her father explains he is being set up, she must find out the truth for herself. 

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Dark King

You’re the bravest of the signs, Scorpio, which is your greatest strength and weakness. You’re willing to risk your life for the greater good, Aenor has been thrown in prison but she is still the fae princess. Travel with her on a brave journey to restore her magic.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A Killer’s Mind

You let your curiosity get the best of you at times, Sagittarius. You’re always down for a good mind-bending story- descend into a serial killer’s psyche and untangle his twisted fantasies with Zoe Bentley. With twists you won’t see coming!

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Method

You, Capricorn, never make the same mistake twice. You learn from your past and are often unwilling to forgive and forget. You will relate to Mila, she married an A-list player knowing she would always come second to his craft. Until the death of her husband’s best friend erupts in scandal and she questions if she knows her husband at all. 

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Center of Gravity

Independent is the best word to describe you, Aquarius. You’re all about self-growth and fending for yourself. This story follows Lex as she moves to Los Angeles to follow her dreams of becoming a dancer. She will do whatever it takes to learn from the best. 

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): Arrange Me

As a Pisces, you believe in love at first sight and live for anything even slightly romantic. You’ll fall head over heels for this unconventional way of finding love. But as long as you find it, right Pisces?

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Time is of the Essence

January is still rocking and rolling, so put your writing in motion! You have a whole decade to reach your writing goals, but take them one day at a time. I find it best to make a schedule…make one per day, week, or month. Some of the key benefits to scheduling include:

Improves Time Management

Everyone has busy lives that can be jam packed with events and things to do, but blocking out time means that none of your time is wasted. Keep on top of everything that needs to be done. 

Allows Prioritization

“I will do it tomorrow” – the saying we have all said time and time again. Well now is the time to put that task at number one. Scheduling allows you to prioritize and get the most important tasks done first. 

Enhances Efficiency

The satisfaction of being able to cross something off your list says it all. Having a scheduled list can enhance your efficiency by keeping everything organized. 

These are just a few ways incorporating a schedule into your daily life can help you stay on track. I know it can seem a bit tedious and can take away some spontaneity, but try it out for yourself! 

There are so many apps to help you along the way as well! I can be more of a pen to paper person myself, but if you need alerts and extra amenities along the way there are apps and programs out there just for you.

Now instead of frustratingly trying to remember what needs to be done, check your schedule with ease. Whether it be for writing a certain amount of pages, getting paperwork in on time, or simply reading a few chapters write it down and make it work. This is your schedule and your time!

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Fun Games For Book Lovers

A great way to spend quality time with friends and family this season is to play games! Winter vacation is coming up and who knows, there might be a snow day or two- so gather around and play a game based on literary fun!

It Was a Dark & Stormy Night – A Game of First Lines for People Who Love to Read

Test your knowledge of the first lines to popular novels. This board game is for the well-read, in which it asks players to name the author or title of a book based on the opening lines. Test your reading knowledge bases on six genres!

Pride and Prejudice Board Game

Step inside the world of Jane Austen’s novel. Race through the board game’s countryside while you fight to be the first couple to get married! And answer questions about the novel along the way. 

Bookopoly

A classic we all know and love with a fun literary twist! Have fun in this property trading game and see what fun spots you can land on. 

221B Baker Street Master Detective Game

For the mystery book lovers out there who prefer Clue, this game is for you. Compete to see who is the fastest at solving cases in the best Sherlock Holmes manner. 

Trivial Pursuit Book Lover’s Edition

Imagine the whole game being made up of the Arts & Literature category. If that’s all you need then just cut to the chase and get this version of Trivial Pursuit. Test your knowledge among family and friends, who doesn’t like a little friendly competition?

Happy Holidays!

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