Calling All Indie Writers- Success in 2014

by Christina Carson Yesterday I received a thoughtful blog from Jim Ainsworth, fellow Venture Galleries Authors Collection writer, a group of serious-minded indie authors who blog for Venture Galleries, determined to find a way to success in this brave new world of writing and publishing. Jim refers to the challenge that owns us all—how to translate promotion into sales and sales into a successful career—primarily through internet related...

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A Christmas Eve Contemplation – What We Don’t See

by Christina Carson In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking: Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage. So goes the Bible in the traditional Christmas story. A far more mystical account of these men and their star-led journey is preserved in an eighth-century C.E. Syriac manuscript...

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by Christina Carson We wonder why? Why can’t I succeed? Why can’t I be well? Why can’t I sell books, stop arguing with my kids, lose weight, have a job I love, find the person of my dreams, the list goes on and on…There is an answer to the why question and the beauty of that answer is no matter what the why, the answer is always the same. In life, where you place your attention brings to you what you ultimately experience...

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A Fare Thee Well to One Great Man – Nelson Mandela

by Christina Carson Though I am tad late posting this blog, I am compelled to stop and honor the extraordinary Nelson Mandela. I have long had a soft spot in my heart for South Africa. I first came in contact with the South African culture when Canada took in many South African professionals fleeing the height of that country’s violence in the mid-1980s. Those who were willing to offer their services in rural areas were given the nod....

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