Shifting Creative Outlets, Updates, and Giveaways

Giveaways will be located at the at the end of the post.

Fast Updates:

 

I am currently seeking a narrator for an audio book version of “Rise” through acx.com

 

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I have secured a booth at the St. Louis Mighty con for Saturday, June 22nd – 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 23rd -10:00 to 5:00 p.m. Mighty Con St. Louis takes place at the St. Charles Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, Saint Charles, MO.

I am looking forward to meeting many new authors, artists, and readers there. You can check out the other Mighty con shows here: mightyconshows.com

 

Lost should be ready for a February release! The manuscript is currently being proofread.

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The book review directory will be posting an editorial review after the release of  Lost. You can check out the website here: Thebookreviewdirectory.com

 

Upcoming Event Reminder:

I will have a booth at the Milwaukee Mighty Con on Saturday February 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Milwaukee Comic Con takes place at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds Products Pavilion 640 S 84th St., West Allis, WI 53214. You can find out more by visiting this link:https://mightyconshows.com/show/milwaukee


 

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“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” -Rumi, The Essential Rumi


Creativity Quotes:

 

“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” -Kurt Vonnegut

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“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein

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“Creativity takes courage. ” – Henri Matisse

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“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” – Pablo Picasso

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“I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking” – Albert Einsteincat-2890170_640

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

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“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

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“Dive again and again into the river of uncertainty. Create in the dark, only then can you recognize the light.” – Jyrki Vainonen

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Definition of writers block merriam-webster.com:

  “a psychological inhibition preventing a writer from proceeding with a piece.”


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Shifting Creative Outlets In Order To Create Fresh Inspiration:

Its suggested that changing creative outlets could help get rid of writers block…

Writer’s block happens to all of us. One minute your typing away happily then the next thing you know you have stopped, and no matter how much want to write, the words just refuse to flow.

Many things can cause these sudden inspirational block. Distractions, changes in routine, and work overload are just a few. Maybe, while penning down your tale, you find the characters have veered off into an unforeseen territory and before you realize what has happened the damage is done and the plot has shifted substantially!

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Distractions:

Few of us have the ability to be one hundred percent free of distractions while we are writing. Most of us have, spouses, kids, pets, jobs, and a million other commitments.  If your overall productivity has stalled, it could just be that you have too much on your mind.

Changes in routine:

It’s often suggested that maintaining a writing schedule is essential for remaining productive, but people get sick, kids may need extra attention, or the dog may need to go to the vet. Whatever the reason, at some point, you will experience times in your life when it’s impossible to keep to a writing schedule and your writing may need to take a backseat.

Overload:

If you write with a tired mind the output is not going to be what you anticipate. Writing a novel is no easy task. It requires intense concentration, and often even after we have put our notebook’s down, it can be hard to stop obsessing, until eventually your brain gets overloaded and you have tapped yourself out.

 

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No matter the reason for your block, think about putting the actual writing on hold. Often the best ideas seem to come easier when you’ve stopped obsessing.

Writing requires a high level of cognitive functioning. Some scientists suggest that when you break concentration and do something that doesn’t require focused cognitive functioning, your brain lets in a broader range of information, which can often lead to new inspirations for your writing.

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So, what do you do when you can’t find the correct words?  What do you do when, no matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to write? Well, you go ahead and try a different creative outlet that excites you.

Whether it’s a schedule shift or an overworked writers brain, one of the best ways of rejuvenating can be engaging in creative activities. It doesn’t have to be a huge project. Anything from building with Lego’s, to drawing, or even gardening, can be beneficial.

Recently, while school was not in session, it was hard to find a quiet place for me to work. So instead of trying to write and edit all day, I spent some of my time creating fun stickers, made a small sign for my comic con booths, and also designed some concealed realms t-shirts to wear to future shows.

When I did find time to concentrate on other aspects of writing and publishing, it was much easier to tune out the extra activity that was going on around me and it felt  like the ideas and answers flowed more readily.

 

Learn more:
https://qz.com/587053/science-can-help-you-beat-writers-block/http://theconversation.com/coming-up-blank-the-science-of-writers-block-47853
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mental-downtime/
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hot-thought/201704/daily-routines-creative-people
https://www.fastcompany.com/3048862/10-tips-for-honing-your-creativity-every-day

 


Giveaway-Kindle Edition

The 7 Devils of Mary Magdalene: The Diamond Legacy Book 4

By:  T.S Lieber

Enter the giveaway here by clicking the link: Giveaway

View it here on Amazon by clicking the link:  The Diamond Legacy Book 4

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The legend of Terrance Diamond has followed the off-spring of Gabe White, the great devil slayer, across the country to California. They seek the shadow ball, Terrance’s prison, to free their Antichrist. The Three Sisters, daughters of an unholy union between good and evil, pave the way like horsemen of the Apocalypse. It is a race to fulfill ancient prophesies… or lay them forever to rest. Only the line of Gabe White hold the key to keeping the demon shackled in his prison… even if they don’t realize it yet.

June will enlist the aid of Pat Ryan, a seminary student and the man she loves, to battle the Sisters suddenly in their lives… and the threat to her family from every evil Hell has at its disposal. Can they keep the end of the world at bay… or will Terrance Diamond finally fulfill his destiny as a Fallen Angel?

 

You can also enter the giveaway here:See this #AmazonGiveaway for a chance to win: The 7 Devils of Mary Magdalene (The Diamond Legacy Book 4) (Kindle Edition). https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/08d366facdc31452 NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends the earlier of Jan 16, 2019 11:59 PM PST, or when all prizes are claimed. See Official Rules http://amzn.to/GArules.

 


Giveaway-Kindle Edition

Rise

By M. Ainihi

Enter the giveaway here by clicking the link: Giveaway

View it here on Amazon by clicking the link:  Rise

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When Amanda Garrett stumbles across a strange artifact in the woods, she has no idea of the dangerous secret it holds. The teen soon discovers that she has unwittingly released Erol, an imprisoned jinni, and whether she likes it or not, they are bound together until death. Amanda’s life soon begins to spiral out of control and she finds herself orphaned, kidnapped, and thrust into a terrifying reality.

Rise is a fast-paced (standalone) introductory novel to an alternate world where mundane humans are oblivious to the existence of the realms that separate them from other magical races.

When she feels, the darkness closing in around her, Amanda is not sure if she can hold onto a single speck of light, and soon she comes to understand that some secrets are better left buried.

You can also enter the giveaway here:See this #AmazonGiveaway for a chance to win: Rise: A Blood Inheritance Novel (Kindle Edition). https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/ba11db60e914c91b NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends the earlier of Jan 16, 2019 11:59 PM PST, or when all prizes are claimed. See Official Rules http://amzn.to/GArules.

 

Check out these sites:

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colleenchesebro.com
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susanneleist.wordpress.com
pagesunbound.wordpress.com
ajeanneinthekitchen.com
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