Why do you write?

I thought it fun to do a sort of contest/giveaway thing.

Why do you write?

Answer this question in the comments, or write a post and link it to the post. The prize? A signed copy of Jazz.

And, because it wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t answer this question, I’m just going to plagiarize my self from an old post of mine:

I’m a writer because I write, because being a writer is what defines me, defines who I am and who I was and who I will be. And trust me, I wrote for all the reasons you can imagine. I wrote because I had to get those words out of my head, I wrote for fun, I wrote because I wanted to impress people, because I wanted to make them cry or laugh. I wrote because I wanted to leave something behind, because I wanted a really long Wikipedia article about me. I wrote for fame and glory, I wrote for money. I wrote because I was heartbroken, I wrote because I knew no one was going to write my stories for me. I wrote because I was starving. I wrote because I was alone.

I wrote for the entire world, and I wrote for just one person.

I wrote because I knew my stories would never come true, and I wrote because I hoped they would.

Contest is open until Sunday morning. Anyone can enter.

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irevuo “The Dark Tower” Giveaway

Hi guys,

We decided to post a giveaway for irevuo.

The prize?

Stephen King’s Dark Tower Collection: 8 Books Box Set.

The competition is international. You can enter, no matter where in the world you are. We’ll find a way to ship the books to you.

If you’d like to enter this giveaway, you can do so here.

Signed Paperback Bundle: Four Books for only $29.99

”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.

 

One copy of each of my titles. Signed, delivered to your doorstep.

”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.

 

Price?

$69.99.

$29.99, international shipping included. Limited time only.

”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.

If you’d like to purchase a book bundle, you can do so on my e-store here. All payments secured by PayPal.

Page 99: Jazz

pg99_jazzThe title says it all. Page 99 from the paperback edition of my first novel, Jazz.

She looked happy as she danced, twisting and twirling her waist and hips, and bending her legs as if to ride on the sonic waves of the trumpet. It was as if she was controlling the rhythm, as if her movements were the driving force behind that jazz song.

When the tune ended, Amber smiled, a strange, crazy smile, and said, “Will you take me home? Will you stay with me tonight? I don’t want to be alone.” Continue reading

Of Life and Death

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“It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world.” — John Steinbeck

We are born soft. Not weak, but with a certain sweetness deep inside our souls. As kids, we feel invincible in our desire to discover the world, to conquer it, to become who we want to be.

Nothing seems impossible. Nothing is out of reach.

But then we grow up and most often than not, we grow weary of others. We try to be like them, we want them to like us, we want to be accepted…

Continue reading

Three Things

Life is simple. Happiness is simple. Success is simple. Love is simple. Even death is a simple process.

It’s us humans who make things intolerably complicated.

Read this recipe out loud. Only three things to be happy… It seems to good to be true, doesn’t it?

But what if it is true and you’ve been chasing after the wrong things all your life? Continue reading

How I spent ten years working on a novel

Ten years. An awful lot of time. But the truth is that you hear about this or that author spending even more than that working on a novel, and you can’t help but wonder: were they writing five words a day or what?

The truth is a bit more complicated than that.

Here’s how I spent ten years working on a novel. Continue reading