Friday, September 28, 2012

Tina Gayle's Romantic Tip - Step Out Side

The days are getting shorter and soon we'll be in the middle of winter.

Take your lover for a walk and enjoy the cooler weather.

Have a great weekend,

Tina

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Authors Should You Offer a Free Reads


Free Reads – why would anyone want to do this?
 
A free read can generate interest in you as an author.

• Can be done with little or no cost to you.

• Can help other organizations make money and get your author name out to a whole new group of readers.
 
• Can be used on your blog, website and other places where readers might find you.
 
Yes, you are not making money on a free read, but think of it as an advertisement for your work.
 
Tina
 
 
 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Finding The Power Within Yourself

We all have the power within us to create the life we want.

True or False.

Most people would say False, but the real answer is True.

This came back to me not to long ago. A friend of mine was telling me about the book "The Secret." She even gave me the DVD to watch. It tells us how we can have whatever we want we just have to believe.

While watching this tape, I thought about another book that I’d read which said basically the same thing. Some of you might have heard of the book, "The Power of Positive Thinking."
Both books take a different approach but they deal with the power within each of us to get the things we want.

"Build it and they will come." Field of Dreams.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pretty Places




Thought I'd share a picture of Sedona, AZ.

Worth a visit if you ever get the chance.

Tina

Monday, September 24, 2012

MMI - Problems

We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised
as insoluble problems.            

Friday, September 21, 2012

RT - Set the Tone

Music is the one thing that sparks memory faster than most things.

Every time I hear "Fly like an Eagle." I remember my trip to the prom.

Why not put on some music and make a few memories?

http://youtu.be/y3ii-Df1Hs8


Have a great weekend,

Tina

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Guest C.B McKee



Blurb -


Uprooted from a small Texas town, Florence “Ace” Fox is stashed in a camp for orphans, Weirdness abounds with the director talking of wizards and casting spells. He even claims she’s possessed, and that the entity is sending her power levels off the charts.

Rebel Wizards learn of her strength and decide they can use Ace to their benefit and greed to gain control of The World!!  They plot against her.

In danger and on the run, Ace and her friends’ travel through the old west looking for a way to rid her of the entity. They discover that only the leaders of the wizarding world can help, but will she like their solution?

Jail, death, or powerless.

Excerpt:


I need the right words or the spell will misfire. The statement still rumbled through her thoughts along with many others. What were they talking about?

Ace hadn’t asked any questions. She’d found when joining a new group she’d fair better if she kept quiet and observe until she understood more about the people.

“You might say we’re in school?” Vicki lowered her voice to where Ace had to lean over the side of her cot to hear her words clearly.

“What type of school?”

“On how to do magic,” Vicki muttered and held out her hand. A small light glowed in the center of her palm.

Ace stared at the burning flame until it faded. Excitement filtered through her blood until she remembered the last time she had tried to help a person with nothing more than herbs and incoherent chants.

Darn, she wanted to believe magic existed. Oh, to be powerful and right the wrongs of the world. However, the fantasy wouldn’t happen, couldn’t happen, the world didn’t have magic. It only had people who knew how to trick others. Peddlers of fancy dreams, who knew how to steal money from unsuspecting people, then disappeared into the night.

Ace didn’t want to offend anyone and decided she’d keep her opinion to herself. “Right, then I guess, I have a lot to learn.”

Vicki didn’t comment, instead after a few minutes Ace could hear the other girl’s steady breathing.

Unable to settle down, Ace swung her legs over the side of her cot and sat on the side. She adjusted her white, cotton gown around her legs. Her mind fought to find answers to all the questions running through her head.

Did Vicki believe she was being taught magic or was Saw deceiving everyone in the camp? After all, what did a bunch of kids know? And why only recruit orphans?


Available at http://www.amazon.com/Ace-is-Wild-ebook/dp/B009AZWCUC/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1347984622&sr=1-2&keywords=C.B.+McKee+Ace+is+Wild

or smashwords.
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/235812

Monday, September 17, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

RT - Notes

Hide little notes in her car, briefcase, purse, dresser drawers.

Little one lines like --

I love you.

You're the center of my world.

I'm thinking of you.

Have a great weekend and stay in love. It's the best thing you can do for yourself and your lover.

Tina

Thursday, September 13, 2012

What Do You Need For a Website?


Most sites have a number of pages. Here are just a few.

1.  Home Page / Welcome page  – is like the entryway to your house.  It is an introduction to you. It should include things like author’s picture, available books, a welcome note, brief biography and links to all the other pages on the site.


2.  Books Page – as an author you want people to find your books. This page should contain all the books you’ve written with either blurbs, excerpts or reviews. Or links to this information.

3.  Bio Page – a page to tell people about yourself. Who you are, what you write, more about your personal interests and other information you want to share.

4.  Links Page – this page gives visitors to your site links to other places on the Internet where they can find you. Also, it can include links to your friends and publisher. This is important because links to other sites that link back to you increases your rating on the Internet. (This also increase your SEO rating—see definition below.)

5.  Other Pages – the possibility for other pages are endless. Here is where you make your site your own.

6.  Picture page - share pictures.

7.  Contact page – where you give fans your email address.

8.  Excerpt pages – giving excerpts of your books or the ability to read the first chapter.

9.  Video Page – to display video you’ve made. (A great way to connect with readers.)

10.  Some sites have chat areas.
 
 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Joys of Family

Every day we tend to meet and talk to the same old people. It can be very easy to begin to take them for granted.

After all, they are there when you're happy or sad. They can drive you crazy when you're trying to watch a show or do your nails.

Then for no reason at all, you see them in a different light. Their hair is a little to long, they help to achieve a task that you wanted to avoid.

The fun thing is you find you really are glad they're in your life, and you appreciate them that much more.


Have a great week,


Tina

Monday, September 10, 2012

MMI - Football

"Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity."~ Lou Holtz


Had to share some of the pictures I took at the NE - UCLA game on Saturday. Had a great time even if NE lost.




Friday, September 7, 2012

A Little Kiss - RT

Why not give a few kisses each day?

It doesn't have to be a romantic moment. It's just an opportunity to show you care.

Kisses to you.

Have a great day,

Tina

Thursday, September 6, 2012

How I Write



Just finished reading this book by Janet E. She gives some great ideas on how to keep your writing fresh and sassy.

Unlike Janet, I don't share my office with a bird, I like it quiet so I can venture inside my story. The hard part for me is describing the setting. I see the people, can hear them talking, but I have to really stop and look around to get the places right. A skill I'm working hard to improve.

The main thing to remember is to not get bogged down in the mechanics. Just write the story the first time through. Once you finish the story, you can always go back and clean it up in the rewrites.

Happy writing,

Tina

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

MMI - Rain

An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist
sees a calamity in every opportunity. - Winston Churchill