The Closed Door Stare

12661976_10153442256052362_4527753824254232713_nThis picture made me giggle. How many times do you look at rejection letters over and over?

When you do this you are staring at the closed door. STOP THAT! Shove those letters in a box or under a pile of books and stop wallowing. Keep looking ahead with your head up.

You can do this! Keep writing and working on your projects. Change your mantra to, “I will not stare at the closed door. I can do this!”

When a door closes a window opens…keep looking for your window!

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Prince – Artist – Legend

It’s hard to believe it’s been 4 days since Prince (Prince Roger Nelson) passed away and I’m still a little speechless.

Prince was a private, dare I say painfully shy man that came alive on stage while playing his music. He loved music and it shined through him. Paisley Park was his home but also his studio and the perfect place to share his music with the local community. A community that loved him and will miss him dearly. Prince was a household name and his music is like no other. He was a true entertainer, artist, and musician. He was famous for 37 of his short 57 years. He plays over 20 instruments, has a double diamond record (Purple Rain – 21 million copies sold), has 19 platinum albums, and 6 gold albums! What a legacy he leaves behind. May he forever play the music in his heart in heaven.
I ventured to Paisley Park on Friday and First Avenue on Sunday and the outpouring of love for Prince is amazing. For those of you that have never been…welcome to Paisley Park and First Avenue!


Prince: Son, Brother, Friend, Neighbor, Musician, Songwriter, Actor, Artist, LEGEND.

You have touched our lives with your music and we will never forget!

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Amazon Giveaway

Did you know Amazon allows anyone to set up an Amazon Giveaway?  What a great marketing idea! Follow the link for step-by-step directions to set up your Amazon Giveaway today!

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What Lies Within

Pink Daisy Flower by Simon Howden ID-10059998 - Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote

What lies within us is very powerful. Use it to your advantage and let your characters write themselves. Your past shapes who you are and it’s where our actions and reactions to every day happenings come from. If you use what lies within you, your characters will have depth because their actions and reactions will be believable.

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Windy City Giveaway–by Annie Anthony

Cover Final #2 - KindleCrime fiction is one of my favorite genre to read and Windy City Heat did not disappoint! Remi Hunter does an excellent job getting you hooked from the beginning and keeping your attention throughout the entire book. Who doesn’t love a little crime and a little sex all in the same book? You will NOT be able to put this book down…guaranteed! Pick up your copy here or here!

Check out Remi Hunter’s interview on the blog Love, Lust, and Laptops

Source: Windy City Giveaway–by Annie Anthony

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