Crowded Buses

busWhen I was a kid I was terrified of crowded buses. I was afraid that I would find myself away from the door, and I wouldn’t be able make my way through the crowd in time to get out at the right station. Indeed, kind of a stupid thing to be afraid of, but if you think about it, the most subtle way life can test you whether you really want something is to place some sort of obstacle.

It’s one of the most difficult things to do: to push people out of your way. And it’s more about fear than it’s about kindness. It’s more about self-indulgence than it is about altruism.

To a certain degree, we’re all self-centered, but we’re also afraid of others. We don’t want to be invisible, but we don’t want to be punished for being “too visible” either. We want to be comfortable. That’s it, basically. And we learn early on that other people have the power to disturb that comfort. Continue reading

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Your Words Shape Your Destiny

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” – John 1:1

In a way, everything that ever exists in this world was first a word. What you call the Universe is made up of words, not atoms. The people you have loved and lost you keep alive by using words.

What you think you are, what others think of you… words.

What you tell yourself, what you tell others… words.

If words didn’t exist, we wouldn’t be much. Maybe we wouldn’t be anything at all. Continue reading

A long time ago…

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On a cold and dark night of December I wrote my first story. It was for the first time that I had the vision, that my eyes saw more than what was right there, in front of me, that my ears heard more, and my mouth wanted to speak in a voice that was louder than ever before.

I wanted to reach people, I wanted to share with them the same dream I had. It was happiness in a way that you know it can only last for a few moments, that kind of happiness you could never expect to last longer. I was happy because I knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Continue reading

Here’s How Your Words Actually Change The World

It’s 1:23 PM on one of the most beautiful days of this year so far. I went for a long walk, but now I am seated at my desk, writing.

This is the process that defines who I am. The only thing I can do to figure out who I am, where I’ve been, where I am headed. Words are my passion, my fire, my reason to be.

Last year I wrote a novel. It took me a month of barely going out, barely eating, barely talking to fellow human beings. I have callouses on my feet from walking around the house in this strange daze. Half-asleep, half apart of a world that did not exist yet, but I had to write into reality. Continue reading

Easter Sale

Hi guys,

Today and tomorrow a super sale on everything on my e-store.

Some of what you will find there include:

 

The E-book Bundle – $19.99 $9.99 – An e-book bundle containing my five major releases. And something special.

Purchase here.

E-book and Paperback Design Package$149.99 $74.99

Book Cover Design for your e-book. Custom image. Ready to use on Kindle, Smashwords, etc. Paperback cover design.

Interior formatting for e-book and paperback, ready to upload on KDP/Smashwords and Createspace.

Three rounds of revisions.

Satisfaction guaranteed or money back.

 

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Mentorship Program $199.99 $99.99 – Last two spots

Do you have a WordPress blog? Are you just beginning to get acquainted with the platform? Or maybe you are struggling to fain a following? To find a rhythm to blogging?

Do you want to learn more about blogging? Do you want to get to know the ins and outs of the WordPress platform?

Well, then you’re in luck.

You have the chance to gain insight into what makes a great blog, how to visually optimize your blog, how to reach more people, how to use SEO and Social Media to your advantage, how to make sure your readers keep coming back for more.

This Program includes unlimited access to me, including four hour long Skype sessions per month. Also, I’ll offer content on both content and the visual aspect of blog post and so on, help you with optimizing your social media presence, and offer as much of my knowledge of five years as possible.

Purchase here.

For all available products, do check out my e-store here.

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

Thank you,

Cristian

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But the more she listens to the Duchess, the more she analyzes her features and mannerisms, the more…

They say hearts are shaped like fists because they have to fight. Hers is fighting its way out of the cage of her chest.

Lucien walks into the living room. He doesn’t seem surprised to see her there. He takes a seat on the couch, next to Elena. Kisses her.

Without meaning to, Alice sights.

“Why do you do this?” she asks. Without meaning to.

“Beg your pardon?” Lucien inquires. Continue reading

Free Stuff Weekend: The Writer

The Writer

 

The Writer began with a misunderstanding. I was ten, maybe eleven years old, and I went to the cinema with a few of my friends and their parents. And you know those movie trailers they play before the actual movie starts? Well, one of them was for Secret Window, a movie based on a short story by Stephen King. And I didn’t really get the idea behind the movie. I thought it was something else, which for the sake of spoilers I won’t mention. For whatever reason, this idea stuck with me, and a few years later, when I saw the movie, I realized that it wasn’t about what I thought it would be. Not at all.

So I said to myself, “Now I have an idea for a story.” Of course, I did nothing about it. Teenagers who pretend to be writers like to wait for a right time to write a story. They want to live a bit, to know more about the world, to be better writers, before they embark on such a treacherous journey. Like that character in The Snows on Kilimanjaro. Anyway, I wrote other stuff, gave up writing for a couple of years, then I began writing again.

And I wrote this story. A second person, present tense narrative about a writer. It was about 7 to 8 thousand words long. Continue reading