September super sale

Hi guys,

Because of… uhm… financial distress and stuff, I’m offering the usual advertising options at half price. That’s why it’s called a super sale.

Reblog – Do you have a blog? Have you written a piece you’d want everyone to read? Now you can have your content reblogged to an audience of over 87,000.

It costs $25 and can be purchased here. Also, you can buy as many options as possible, to use them whenever you want.

Sponsored post – I will write a blog post about your blog, or review one of your books, or interview you about your art. That’s right, this post is restricted to art related blogs/websites. You choose how you want the blog post to be, and what you want to contain. Also, the post will be kept “sticky” at the top of my website for an entire week.

It also costs $25 and can be purchased here.

And last, but not least, the e-book bundle. It contains 4 novels, a novella, 4 short stories, a compilation of essays, and a compilation of short stories. All for the incredibly low amount of $4.99. A bargain, I’d say. You can read reviews of the books here.

Oh, yeah, you can buy the bundle here.

Support this crazy, way too young, Romanian self-publisher. He could really use your help right now.

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Writing can heal

writing_healing“Writing eases my suffering . . . writing is my way of reaffirming my own existence.”  – Gao Xingian

Have you ever asked yourself why is it that people write? Why is it that they feel this urge?

Perhaps they do so because they don’t want to forget. Or maybe because they write differently from what they think, and only in writing do they find the freedom they so desperately need.

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Last week

First of all, I’d like tot thank Matthew, Josh, Romaina, Carlyn, and all the others who have contributed to my fundraiser, or bought the e-book bundle, or purchased one of the advertising options.

There’s only one week left in the campaign, $322 raised so far.

Anyone who contributes $50 or more will be showcased as sponsor for the rest of the year, and will have a blog post reblogged. That’s besides any perk they select from the campaign page. As a bonus, so to speak.

I believe we can do this. I believe we can reach the goal.

Like they say. Difficult things take a long time, impossible things a while longer.

If you want to help me out, you can do so here.

The secret ingredient

Aspiring artists have always been searching for the secret ingredient, for that special trait that makes some artists great. After all, in a way, it goes beyond talent as an innate ability, beyond acquired skill, beyond hard work, determination, or luck.

The secret ingredient is often mistakenly interpreted as having something to do with the struggling artist’s myth. In a way, it does. Continue reading

Situation: critical

Eight days. $257 raised so far. Ten contributors. Still a lot to go.

If you believe in me, if you want to show your support, you can contribute any amount you see fit here. Any contribution, any amount matters. A lot.

Anyone who contributes $50 or more will have a blog post reblogged, and will be featured as sponsor for the rest of the year. That’s besides any perks they select from the campaign page.

I could really use your help right now. Wouldn’t ask for it if it were otherwise.

I’d like to thank everyone who contributed so far.

Also don’t forget to check this month’s super sale here.

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The Holidays: Let ‘em Come to You!

Originally posted on Once Upon Your Prime. . .:

holidaysHave you heard?  You can now talk to Santa Claus from your own living room.  He’ll visit live via the Internet and you’ll never have to leave the privacy of your home!  Listen to my family’s sneak preview of this new service.

SANTA:  Ho-Ho, Santa knows everything.  Have you been good boys and girls?

ME:  You tell me, Mr. Know-It-All Santa.  Have a look at my ten year old’s brand new jeans after he decided to go Knee Sledding.

SANTA:  Ho!  Those ARE some Holy pants!

ME:   And do you see my teenager, who merrily decided to dye her hair purple without my permission? And my eldest son who just crashed our Toyota sleigh? Can you hear my 14 year-old upstairs cranking up Rihanna? No Silent Night here.

KIDS:  Mom!  We thought we were Jewish?! 

SANTA:  Hmm, I’ll tell you what Santa’s little eye…

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the silence between words

Originally posted on maxada mandala:

BirchTree  dana marie

I must hear the silence
between your words
to know how hard they
are for you to say.
Too smooth …I’ll know
you’re riffing jazz
to stay afloat until I say
stop…and we hide
in why and wherefore,
or you say…stop…and
we listen to a replay
of what and we’ll…
until we space our words
like two leaves on a winter tree
reluctant…holding on to stay…
words between the silence.

Bonnie Marshall

Artwork by Rob Gonsalves

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A hunger artist

hunger“Worry destroys the ability to write.”Ernest Hemingway

Maybe you’re familiar with Franz Kafka’s short story, A Hunger Artist, maybe you’re not. It doesn’t really matter. One of the main themes of the story (the way I see it) is the fact that artists most often feel misunderstood by their audience. And they’re furious because of that.

That’s a myth.

Most often than not it’s the artist’s inability to show people what he wants to show them that gets in the way. Continue reading