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What are reblogs?

Well..

I’d call them trailers for blog posts.

Let’s say you write a blog post. So, I choose a short snippet of that post (usually the first lines) then add a link to your post. I put this on my blog.

This way, over 135, 000 people get to see this short preview. Those who want to read more, click on the link and go to your blog.

It’s a way to gain exposure.

“Cristian Mihai’s reblogging of each chapter of my novel Redwood Summer onto his site allowed me to reach a wider audience of new readers that I would not have found otherwise. Thank you!” – Robert Kirkendall

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[Blogging Mindset] Every. Single. Day

The Art of Blogging

It’s human nature to look for an easy way out. A shortcut.

We waste an awful lot of time dreaming of the “big break” that will forever change our lives.

Yeah, keep dreaming about becoming an overnight success someday…

Or simply do the work. Show up. Every single day.

Because in your quest to becoming an overnight success, every single day matters.

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The E-Book Bundle

THE E-BOOK BUNDLE

”I completely fell in love with Cristian Mihai’s beautiful way of writing. His main character, Chris Sommers, is an embodiment of realism. His persona was much attune to what some of us feel about ambition, love, and the realization of heartbreaking disappointment. I felt a connection to him in a much deeper level than I’ve ever known. Mihai’s writing style just reaches out to you, captures you – without letting go for a moment. It’s also very personal that you just can’t help but love the main protagonist. There were times where it pained me to stop reading because I wanted to note down my favorite quotes from the novel because it was just that amazingly brilliant.” – E.S. praise for Jazz.

Fourteen years of writing. Six years of Amazon releases. A lot of time and effort. Experimenting with style, technique, and storylines. This is what this e-book bundle is all about.

An e-book bundle containing my five major releases. And something special. At a special price.

Jazz – Read reviews on Goodreads here.

My first novel, an unrequited love story. Classic. I set out to write Jazz, owning nothing more than a few scattered images and the desire to write about Paris. I built my beautiful and mysterious woman, my young and naïve writer, and all the other characters in my story. And brick after brick I built my melancholic city.

Sometimes the characters let me in without complaining too much. I was allowed into their world the minute I punched the first keys. But other times it wasn’t like that. Other times I had to work hard to get in; I had to struggle to leave the real world behind.

”This book was very unexpected. It made me think about what is means to be a writer, what the process of creation means not only to the creator but to those who are affected by what has been written. Much of what Mihai says here will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled to put words on paper.” – Cynthia Dumarin, praise for The Writer.

The Writer – Read reviews on Goodreads here.

The Writer is a novel about a guy, Jonathan Fisher. It’s a first person account of how he became a writer.

The Writer is also what some people might call Literary Fiction. With a touch of Magical Realism.

The Writer is Metafiction, meaning that it’s a novel about a writer writing a story.

The Writer is a frame-story. Jonathan Fisher somehow decides, on a mostly random basis, that he wants to read a story to the audience. Well, it’s not precisely the audience, because Jonathan Fisher is actually addressing a certain someone. Anyway, he still insists on reading from his short story collection.

And then there’s this guy, Jonathan Fisher. There’s something broken about him. He’s just an observer. That’s what makes him so frightening. He’s the kind of guy who’ll walk right past a woman getting mugged. He never intervenes. He’s happy to be a shadow. I know there are far worse people (and fictional characters) out there, but…

Dream City and Other Stories – Read reviews on Goodreads here.

A magnificent painting, a few memories in a notebook, a letter to his son. Paul is dying, and he wants one thing and one thing only: he wants to feel he’s in control. He doesn’t feel free anymore, just because a disease is eating away his life, so every morning when he wakes up he puts a gun to his temple and closes his eyes.

Like he says, “True freedom comes from the realization that you can kill yourself at any time.”

 

 

2:22 AM – Read reviews on Goodreads here.

“Where have you been all my life?” you once asked her. You stared her in the eyes and smiled and she smiled back, a bit scared by what you just said.

You told her that you’d like to hold her hand.

“Why?” she asked.

“Because I could conquer the world… if only you’d hold my hand.”

She lay down her cup. She put it to the side of the table, then moved the ashtray next to it. Then she did the same with your cup. She put her hand on the table, palm up. And she said, “You’re brave, you know? To think that you can conquer the world with just one hand.”

2:22 AM is a short novel written from the perspective of two people who break up. They don’t want to, but it happens. The days go by, they both struggling to find comfort in the fact that the other one is never coming back.

”I was drawn in after reading the first page. Being a “hopeless” romantic I could empathize with both characters but I felt a connection with “him”. The authors description of loneliness, excitement, regret and pain is so intense, I became emotional while reading. It is gripping, honest and touching. Beautiful story…” – Melanie Lawson, praise for 2:22 AM.

closer is the story of a man who is so seduced by the desire to get rich that he becomes involved in a world where anything is permitted. His journey to the top is interrupted by the consequences of his past actions. Things become darker, more violent and more sexually disturbing than he could ever have imagined as he tries to break himself free from his past.

Deft, shocking and unforgettable, this gripping tale about risk, consequence and the treacherous balance between the two reveals a world where there’s nothing to separate right from wrong.


And a bonus. The Best of Cristian Mihai(2012-2017). Essays and blog posts. On art, life, love…

This e-book bundle is available for only $19.99 $9.99 on my e-store here.

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The Writer: Chapter 19

Less than six months after I got published, I won the Pulitzer. Actually… I’m just kidding. I sold, well, I really didn’t sell many books.

I know what you’re thinking right now. What a waste of time and energy. But I don’t regret it. The calling is for you to write stories. Good or bad, it doesn’t matter. Success is something that comes as a bonus, if you’re lucky enough.

But still, there were times when I thought that I could have made things differently; I could have tried to write a new book, a better one. But I didn’t. I guess that I had exhausted my patience and courage. Continue reading

You Read the Blog — Why not Sponsor It?

You’re reading the blog posts, so why not sponsor one?

Each new post gets about 1,000 reads within the first 24 hours of it being published.

And, with over 135,900 followers, this blog is one of the most popular blogs on art and culture on WordPress.com.

All shameless promoting aside, I believe it’s also a good way to earn some extra $, which would help me keep on writing full-time.

This month was probably my best month in terms of words written since 2010, mostly because I could afford to spend a lot more time writing, instead of worrying about bills and food and stuff like that.

Trust me, a hungry artist is a grumpy artist.

Anyway, here‘s how a sponsored post looks like. Or click here to see another sponsored post.

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At the end of one of my blog posts you’ll get a mention (short description of your blog or book or business) and a link towards that respective website.

That’s it. Quite simple.

Advertise your blog, or a book you self-published, and gain exposure to over 135,000 people.

You can purchase sponsored posts on my e-store here. All payments secured via PayPal, of course.

The Writer: Chapter 18

Sometimes I feel that my life is a mixture of clichés and tragedies. I guess that means I should call them tragic clichés.

The truth is, you have to suffer in order to become an artist.

This reminds me of a painter I once knew. He had the custom of writing down hundreds of titles for his paintings. That way he had a base, a starting point for his works. There was something already there, so the canvas never felt empty.

That’s what suffering is for every artist: a starting point. Without tragedy, without pain, art would be something worse than empty.

Beauty inspires, I give you that, but not as much as tragedy and agony. The ones that never got their happily ever after are the ones whose stories we cherish most. Because they resemble us so well. We are flawed and we are, in essence, unhappy.

You might say, and you’d have the right to a condescending tone as well, that I don’t know anything about suffering. And yes, what happened to me to make me consider myself a troubled soul? Only the death of my father and a drug addict shoving a gun down my throat. But is there a precise quantity of suffering required before one considers his life to be terrible? Can pain be measured? Yes, physical pain can, actually, be measured, but… Continue reading

Patr(e)ons of the Art of Blogging

The Art of Blogging

22nd of April, 2012. Constanta, Romania.

A date and a place. A scrawny kid decided to start a blog. A date that is forever tattooed on this kid’s arm. He decided to write for an audience, even if he knew nothing about finding one.

It all seemed… difficult. Impossible. Like a dream from another life.

Yet he punched those damn keysevery single day. Who am I kidding? He was writing with the equivalent confidence of someone whose voice is shaking.

He did not give up.

Even when he got 500 views during his first month of blogging. His total income amounted to $1.05 before taxes.

He kept writing, even though doubt would creep into his soul on his most lonely nights.

He kept blogging, writing about art, about books, about the things that inspired him, that set his soul on fire.

He knew one thing and one thing only:…

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