Quote of the Week via www.WriterzBlox.net ~ June 27th, 2014

“To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music that words make.” ~Truman Capote

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Wednesday Wallpaper for Writers ~ June 25th, 2014 via www.WriterzBlox.net

 

 

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“You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.”~Annie Proulx

Entertaining Angels by Emerald Barnes via WriterzBlox.net

Young Adult Author, Emerald Barnes, is releasing her latest novel, Entertaining Angels, today. It’s a Young Adult Christian romance that faces the issues of self-esteem and weight in teens. It’s a story that will hopefully grab the attention of girls – and boys alike – and help them understand that no matter what they are beautiful.

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About Entertaining Angels

I’ve read many books that tackle the issue of spiritual warfare, but I especially loved this one. Mads was alive and real and jumped off the page! Her character is so strong, she needed strong characters to balance her, and Barnes certainly provided that in the characters of Chase and Zach.” – Author Precarious Yates

This story is beautiful and so profound.” – Author Sylvia Stein

I would recommend Entertaining Angels as a graceful stepping stone to self-acceptance and self-love.” – Author Christine Cunningham

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Madison Andrews can’t face her reflection in the mirror. All she sees is a big, fat nobody. Yet, deep inside she longs for something more, something that’s not skin deep.

Along comes Zach, the new guy in school. He’s smoking hot and totally out of her league. She somehow catches his eye, and he makes her feel beautiful for once. But just as she gets close to Zach, her nerdy best friend, Chase, won’t let Madison doubt her true beauty, no matter how many meals she skips.

Even as Madison begins to realize that she is more than what she thinks, darker forces are at work, darker than the lies and mocking from her peers, stopping her from amounting to her full potential. Can Madison find true happiness in her own skin?

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A Word from the Author

Entertaining Angels is near and dear to my heart. Essentially, it’s my story. I have struggled with my weight issues for many years, and I remember clearly the very first day I fell victim to the word fat

I am more than that label. I am a Child of God, and He wanted me to see that. Making a long story short here, I have began to realize that although I am overweight, it’s not who I am. I am so much more, and He wanted me to share that story with everyone else, especially young adults and woman who need to be reminded just how beautiful they are.

If you do buy Entertaining Angels, I hope that it shows you just how beautiful, or handsome if you’re a guy, you are.

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Giveaway Time!

Enter to win this autographed (by Emerald) tote bag with the Bible Verse Psalm 91:11 on it, and this notebook that says “God Makes Beautiful Things.” (US Only please. If you’re international, Emerald will send you an e-book and choose another winner.)

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Where can you purchase Entertaining Angels?

Amazon / Barnes and Noble

Weekly Writing Spark~June 23rd, 2014|| via WriterzBlox.net

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead

Most of us have been involved in or witnessed an event where a community has banded together for the greater good.  Write about just such an event (real or imagined…perhaps one you hope for).   What was the inspiration for the event? Were you a witness or a participant? What was the outcome?  Why was it meaningful for you on a personal level?

 Reflect and Write! 🙂

 

 

 

 

Quote of the Week via www.WriterzBlox.net ~ June 20th, 2014

“Becoming a writer is about becoming conscious. When you’re conscious and writing from a place of insight and simplicity and real caring about the truth, you have the ability to throw the lights on for your reader. He or she will recognize his or her life and truth in what you say, in the pictures you have painted, and this decreases the terrible sense of isolation that we have all had too much of.” ~Anne Lamott

Wednesday Wallpaper for Writers ~ June 18th, 2014 via www.WriterzBlox.net

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“The most solid advice for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat,and when you sleep really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.” ~William Saroyan

Weekly Writing Spark~June 16th, 2014|| WriterzBlox.net


“The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” ~ Henry Miller

We all pass people, places or things every day without really paying attention to the details. Stop and take a good look at anything you see regularly but often take for granted. Study your subject closely and write a description of the person, place or thing, including every intricate detail. Did you notice something beautiful about it that was perhaps lost to you before? Will you ever see it in the same way again?

 Get creative, reflect and write! 🙂

Weekly Writing Spark~June 9th, 2014|| WriterzBlox.net

“Fate isn’t one straight road…there are forks in it, many different routes to different ends. We have the free will to choose the path.” ~Dean Koontz 

Write about what happens when your character comes to a fork in a road. Did they easily choose which path to follow or were they filled with trepidation? Which road did they decide on and why did they choose that one in particular? What did they discover along the way and what was waiting for them at the end? Will you write about an actual road or use it as a metaphor?
Get creative, write and more importantly have fun! 🙂