Book Giveaway

Hi guys,

I decided that I’ll be hosting a book giveaway every week. Books that I really recommend to everyone. Good stuff.

The giveaways will be free to enter, no matter where you are located.

This week, two collections of short stories.

Dubliners by James Joyce, and 50 Great Short Stories, edited by Milton Crane.

So, two winners.

You can find the giveaway here. There are four ways to enter.

Good luck,

Cristian

New release: 2:22 AM

coverThey say the only ones who are awake late at night are the lonely and the loved. The former find it hard to fall asleep when all they have to do is dream with open eyes about their beloved. It’s almost a compulsion.
But what about the lonely? All the artists, the dreamers; the ones who hold tight to a reality they don’t understand and want to explain? Continue reading

New project: The Path

“In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.”Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hi guys,

I’m excited to tell you that I am working on a new book. This one’s going to be about my journey as a writer and blogger, about my struggles and all that. I am going to write it, get it published, and give it for free for you folks to read and maybe, who knows, get inspired or motivated. Continue reading

Imagination and obsession

imaginationmotivationSuch a wonderful gift the world has given us… the power of imagination. We can make anything up in our minds. Create anything at all. Re-arrange elements, add or subtract…

It is said we spend about 30% of the time daydreaming. It is said we fall asleep imagining perfect scenarios…some times we sleep with them inside our heads too.

Tonight I’m going to tell you how imagination can help you get everything you ever wanted. Continue reading

The mountain

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“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” – Muhammad Ali

Ever felt like a failure? Worthless? Lonely being redemption, broken beyond repair. A waste of time?

Ever felt that it just doesn’t matter?

Ever felt like you couldn’t do something because it was too difficult? Because you were just not good enough? Or smart enough? Or you didn’t have the resources you needed?

Ever felt hopeless, seemingly destined to spend your life daydreaming about what would never be and what was and could no longer be? Continue reading

Life is pain

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“Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” William Goldman

I’m not a big fan of “positive thinking.” Yes, it’s important that we love ourselves, that we try to see all that is good and worthy of gratitude in us and others. I believe in seeing the light in others and offering them the support they need to better themselves.

But I also know that it is extremely important that we be realistic about what is what and who is who.

Continue reading

I need your help

The last few months have been hard. Trying to figure out ways to do more, while struggling with the usual issues.

Trying to accomplish my vision, my dream, yet it seems impossible.

Soon, I won’t be able to make videos anymore. Won’t be able to publish novels.

My dream seems farther than ever…

I won’t be able to do what I love doing most…

This is a call for help. To those of you who can and want to support my dream.

I need your help. I can’t do it without you.

It is urgent…

There’s nothing else to say.

I don’t know what else to say.

If you’d like to support my dream, you can contribute any amount you see fit here.

Any amount at all.

It helps. It truly does.

If you wish to help in other ways, you can purchase advertising here and here.

Advertisements

Review$30 (down from $50) –   Have you written a book. Do you want to reach a potential audience of ove one hundred thousand people? Purchase a review from my e-store hereand I’ll read and review your book on my blog.

Showcase – $30 (down from $50) – Are you a graphic designer or photographer? A painter?

You can showcase your works in a post on this blog. Including artist bio, an artist statement, and links to websites, online stores, and social media.

Purchase here.

Interview – $30 (down from $50) – An interview by me about your work, your blog/website.

Purchase here.

Of course, you can also purchase reblogs  from my e-store here.

Payments are secured via PayPal. It’s all very simple. Once you purchase an advertising option, we’ll get in touch via e-mail and set everything up.

Thank you,

Cristian

Hi guys,

Reblogs for a special price. Grab them while they’re hot.

Reblog – $24.99  – Do you have a WordPress.com blog? Have you written a piece you’d want everyone to read? Now you can have your content reblogged to an audience of over 119,000 people.

You can purchase here.

Two Reblogs – $39.99   – Two reblogs. You can use them whenever you want.

Purchase here.

Five Reblogs – $79.99 – Five reblogs. Best option. Use them whenever you want to reach a bigger audience.

Purchase here.

Payments are secured via PayPal. It’s all very simple. Once you purchase an advertising option, we’ll get in touch via e-mail and set everything up.

Thank you,

Cristian

“Movement”

Vince Arnone

Natasha loves Jeremy….

She thinks he knows it…

…but she’s never said so.

Despite the 7 different kerchiefs that hang in her closet (one for each day of the week) she saves the lime green and purple paisley one- the one her best friend jokingly tells her “brings out the color of her eyes”- for church on Sunday. (She does this just to see how fast the older, prim ladies glance at her and quickly swerve away in a polite, but nevertheless disapproving, singular movement)

Despite this and her hipster glasses, you see, she’s actually a traditionalist…

She simply will not say the words until he does.

There’s just one problem- she has begun to doubt he might ever say them and was wondering if this, sometimes, “long distance relationship” was worth the sacrifice and wait.

There have been many days recently where she wasn’t:

“this close”…

but maybe

-“that…

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Hi guys,

Reblogs for a special price. Grab them while they’re hot.

Reblog – $24.99  – Do you have a WordPress.com blog? Have you written a piece you’d want everyone to read? Now you can have your content reblogged to an audience of over 119,000 people.

You can purchase here.

Two Reblogs – $39.99   – Two reblogs. You can use them whenever you want.

Purchase here.

Five Reblogs – $79.99 – Five reblogs. Best option. Use them whenever you want to reach a bigger audience.

Purchase here.

Payments are secured via PayPal. It’s all very simple. Once you purchase an advertising option, we’ll get in touch via e-mail and set everything up.

Thank you,

Cristian

“People think dreams aren’t real just because they aren’t made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes.”Neil Gaiman

My dream has always been to write. To publish books. To find readers. To express myself, to inspire, to motivate. To give hope to those who have none, when they need it the most.

Along the years this dream has evolved. Changed. Became more.

Soon the Creative Cloud subscription will expire. This subscription allows me to edit the videos I add on YouTube. This subscription allows me to create the interior formatting for my books, the covers…

It costs $59.

It’s one of those small fees that add up to larger ones that make all my projects difficult to maintain.

But it’s still a fight worth having.

A struggle I have accepted long ago.

As they say, if it were easy, everybody would do it.

I need your help. I did all this with your help, I cannot do it without it.

If you’d like to support my dream, you can contribute any amount you see fit here.

Any amount you consider…

If you think that this dream of mine is worth it.

If you enjoy what I do…

Once again, thank you all for your continued support,

Cristian

We are the people

“Where are the people?” resumed the little prince at last. “It’s a little lonely in the desert…”

“It is lonely when you’re among people, too,” said the snake.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

It is said loneliness does not mean having no one around. Being utterly and inconsolably alone. No. Loneliness is the inability to communicate what you feel is important to those around you. Being constantly misunderstood.

Funny.

They say birds of a feather flock together. They say that we become alike the five people we spend most time with. Yet, sometimes, we find ourselves among people who make us feel lonely. Continue reading