The best part of this self-created position as the editor of Today’s Visions — of living my dream — is running across blogs like The Broken Quill, produced by Erik Buchanan A humorous, open, transparent journey into the life of an Indie writer.
The balanced use of color, lines and shapes creates the abstract beauty of Omaste Witkowski’s works. Her process begins by wandering through nature, hiking to little seen places and then waiting and watching for the perfect perspective with just right lighting.
Ernie Echols currently reside in the beautiful state of Colorado and draws from the inspiration of the scenery and nature that surrounds him. Ernie is deeply devoted to discovering methods of expressing that inspiration through his artistic talent.
Zeenat Merchant Syal – the positive blogger behind this blog is a counselor by profession. But you won’t notice that reading through her posts because she’s not making you bored by using complicated psychological terms in her writings. Instead, her posts are all very friendly and encouraging – taking you by the hand and showing very simple, day-to-day things you can do to make your life more positive and productive.
This is just a very brief idea of what Brian’s blog is all about. All in all I’d say that Brian’s positive energy projects through his blog and his posts make you feel positive and happy instantly & also motivates you to be your best!
Since Heather’s book was one that I had not previously heard of, I went out to Amazon and previewed it. After reading the reviews and the sample, I purchased the book. I have to admit, I cannot wait for a little downtime when I can curl up in a corner and finish this great read.
Rea Nolan Martin has created characters so real the reader will want to hug them. You will laugh, giggle and have lots of fun as these women, all different, converge at a run down monastery in upstate New York. The writing is beautiful, adding richness and color to each scene – each character.
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There is an old saying that goes “Expectations are premeditated Resentments.”
I notice when reading reviews that some complaints really fall into that category, of someone’s expectations being thwarted, and the anger that this produces.
Some things that you will often hear the uninformed say about Indie published books, is that they are very badly written, or …
The Indie world begins with you. You might be thinking, “Yes, I know that.” That’s the danger: you know it . . …
Zeana Romanovna is without doubt one of my most favorite artists creating in mixed media today. Though we have never physically met, I felt from her art (though much different from my own) that we share a kindred spirit. Our written conversations further validated that feeling.
MMotivate is a website and blog by Dennis which motivates and inspires you to chase your dreams and be successful in life. The tagline of the blog may confuse you, as it says, “MMotivate – motivation for fitness”; but I can assure you that MMotivate is a blog for overall personal development, and the ‘fitness’ surely refers to physical and emotional fitness.
Exotic WorldsSince 1987, Kae Cheathams has been capturing her world with the camera. She primarily focused on equine events and the rural community that she was a part of. At this time she used the traditional 35mm SLR but in 2002 she was introduced to the Digital SLRs and her art grew from just photography to also include digital paintings and graphic arts.
Elle talks about serious self reflection on what you want in life and how to get it, but she explains and guides you through the process in such a friendly, encouraging way that you feel an urge to keep going on, and start believing that you will surely get there – the many difficulties seem to vanish or at least made much easier!
The “traditional” route – finding a publisher that will take your book, give you an advance, and do all the hard work for you – is still open. However, these publishers are being hit by the market which is changing in profound ways. They no longer feel safe publishing unknown authors with totally new ideas, because they can not guarantee making any money from them.
What brings all these different elements together is energy, and the book dedicates its first chapter to the science of energy, explaining how energy is the lynch pin for the rest of the book. The science chapter is a little heavy, cram packed with information. You have to persevere to get through it, but it is worth it!
Stanza’s passion for her art flows off each canvas and effects the viewer. The joy and excitement that she finds in her world is clearly evident in each piece. I find myself smiling repetitively as I look at one beautiful image after another.