The Guy From Another League by Kristina Gallo

GoodReads Blurb:

This is a book about a girl who made a wrong choice. It will bring her humiliation and disgrace. Her relationship will bring out the worse from her. She will gamble with her reputation, lose her friends and dignity. All for the guy who just wanted the one-night stand.

My Thoughts:

Before I start this I just want to appreciate the fact that Kristina’s first language is not English yet she has managed to publish a number of books in English which I think is really inspiring!

I am not a fan of books about love and relationships in general so I was slightly skeptical about this one. However, I knew that it would be interesting since I have read other works written by Kristina and I was impressed with them. As expected I was pleasantly surprised by this one too.

The book is about a girl, Renata, who falls in love with a man, Davon, who clearly doesn’t want the same things as her from the relationship. It’s eye opening and beautifully realistic. If you’re sick of reading about super feminine women who are portrayed unrealistically this is definitely the book for you. I would definitely recommend it and even if you usually don’t read these sort of books in general.

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Writer Survival 101 (Guest Post)

By Lisa Reynolds

The life of a writer is one of hard work and trying to get your work noticed. In such a highly populated field so many works are passed over simply because readers can only read so much at any given time. But if you keep going, you never know what is around the corner. So this article is not so much about how to get your books sold but more about how to keep going even when the sales are not what you dreamed they might be. The following is five tips to keep you smiling (and working!) when the chips aren’t rolling your way …

1. Remember Why You Began Writing In The First Place

OK, this tip is not going to be much use to you if you began writing with the main goal of becoming a best-selling author like Agatha Christie or James Patterson but it will if it wasn’t your first reason for entering the world of writing. Many successful writers including the two writers I have mentioned here didn’t achieve major success straightaway. But something keeps writers doing what they do even when their writing isn’t exactly financing enough Cornflakes. Usually it’s a love of the craft and especially a love for the characters they create. Nine times out of ten if a writer hasn’t this love, they don’t last very long. If money was the main aim after all we’d all have went into the business world or something. So when you are feeling disappointed with how things are going, remember what it is you love about writing and why you were attracted to it in the first place. It usually puts the fire back in your belly to keep going with your chosen craft.

2. Don’t Put Down The Achievements You Have Accomplished

As humans, many of us have a tendency to look at the glass as being half full. Instead if we think positively, we’ll find that we have accomplished a lot more than we first thought. For example blogging or publishing a book are accomplishments in and of themselves without the books being a worldwide hit with their covers pasted on the side of buses. The latter would be nice of course but dwelling on what you haven’t achieved won’t do you any good. Be proud of the things you have achieved and continue with a positive attitude to continue building your achievements. Try not to look at the negatives.

3. Write More, Think Less

Instead of thinking about the last book and how it’s success is going, start into the next book. As writers we go off in our own world when we’re writing so that would help rid yourself of any negative thoughts regarding sales or your work not being noticed. Many of us worry that we haven’t marketed our books enough when in reality it’s often more because there is so much choice and competition out there that our books are often not at the top of everyone’s list. But I was given this advice from a fellow writer and, I’ll share it here, to not worry about marketing past books and to just get on and finish the next one and get it out there. And I think that’s advice worth following.

4. Cherish The Readers You Have

You might want lots and lots of people reading your work and it would be great if there was. But remember that the people that are reading your work, however many that is, are taking time to do so. And time is the most precious gift one can give. So appreciate their time and support. Value them as readers and be proud that you created something that these people out there liked. And the more you write, the more people who will become familiar with your work too so keep writing and keep valuing every new reader.

5. Don’t Envy Other Authors

By this I don’t mean things such as ‘I wish I was as successful as they were’ or ‘I wish I could write like that’. That’s more of a compliment about fellow writers and it’s grand as long as you go back to your work after and continue on. What I really mean here is procrastinating and being so envious that it makes you think that your own work is worthless and that you aren’t a good writer. Or alternatively that you copy these writers and that doesn’t work well either because a writer always writes better when it’s their own writer’s voice, when it’s from the heart. Admire other writers, be playfully envious of their talents but never let it get to a stage where you give up on your own talents.

Remember that whether huge, in-between or small success is in the future that you have a voice and so much opportunity nowadays to get your work out there. Don’t give up on that. Though it might not seem it at times, you have a gift. Share it and don’t deprive the world of what you have to offer.

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Kristina Gallo

Before I start this post I just want to encourage you guys to check out Kristina’s work:

Her blog: https://kristinagallo.wordpress.com/

Her books: https://kristinagallo.wordpress.com/

As you guys know I’m always happy to support fellow bloggers when they have books out or are doing anything awesome and it turns out Kristina has a new book out that I read last week!

Kristina is a Croatian blogger and indie author who’s writing is mainly about psychology, sociology, human relations and society. She has not only a very thought provoking blog but an interesting new book out! Her latest book is also incredible thought provoking and is about a women trapped in an abusive relationship. It is incredibly realistic and no it’s not your usual guy meets girl story but I would highly recommend it because it gives a great insight into abusive relationships. If this is something you would be interested in reading about I would definitely recommend this book!

Here’s a link to her book: http://a.co/fGLoKcn

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New Years Resolutions?

So I usually don’t like to make New Years resolutions because if I want to change something about my life I think I should do it whenever not at a specific time but I understand how a new year can serve as motivation for change for a lot of people and thought I would try it out myself!

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I decided to make some goals for the coming year and share them with you guys so we can take the journey together and see if I can stick to them or lose interest in a few weeks…

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And before I share my list I want to wish everyone else who has a resolution this year good luck!

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  1. Make more time for blogging
  2. Eat healthier
  3. Write at least one page a day
  4. Include new topics on the blog like recipes
  5. Study in advance and don’t leave assignments for last minute
  6. Explore more
  7. Read more
  8. Build a snowman (that one’s just for fun!)
  9. Don’t give up on German!
  10. Learn something new everyday
  11. Start a YouTube Channel over summer
  12. Support more blogs
  13. Get a job
  14. Be more communicative with my feelings instead of repressing everything

That’s it for now! Let’s see if I get through all of them… or any of them!

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Guess Who’s Back??

Guess who’s back home and blogging regularly again?? Yup a bunch of bloggers but also me!

Before you guys hate me for now posting lately

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I was super busy with exams and then packing and flying home and then I was kind of jetlagged but I’m back now!!  So yayyyy!

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Can’t wait to catch up with all your blogs and to start writing again!

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The Mystery Blogger Award

I would like to thank myloudbipolarwhispers for nominating me for this awesome award! She is really awesome and is helping to educate people about mental health so please do check out her blog!

Thank you to Okoto Enigma for creating this ingenious award.

What is your favorite sport?

Basketball although I rarely watch it because I’m not a huge fan of sports.

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What is your favorite NFL Football team and do you watch football every Sunday? (I love football and am a huge Minnesota Viking’s fan).

I’m not a huge American Football fan but I’m going to say Dallas Cowboys because I’ve heard of them…

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Why do you write and why did you decide to write a blog?

I write because it’s my way of expressing myself, it’s what I love to do and what I’m passionate about. I decided to blog because I always knew I wanted to be a writer but wasn’t really doing much about it and I felt kind of stuck so I decided to start blogging as a way to start writing for a larger audience.

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What is your favorite television show?

Of all time would be FRIENDS!! But I also really like Family Guy, American Dad, The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, 30 Rock, The Office, Parks And Recreation, Riverdale, Game Of Thrones, Master Of None, Arrested Development, and 2 Broke Girls.

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Besides writing, what is your favorite hobby and/or talent?

Reading, eating, cooking, drinking wine and knowing things… 😉

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Family Guy, American Dad, The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, 30 Rock, The Office, Parks And Recreation, Riverdale, Game Of Thrones, Master Of None, Arrested Development, and 2 Broke Girls.

The Versatile Blogger Award!

I would like to thank Maxim for nominating me for this awesome award! I’m so sorry it took me forever to get to it! Maxim blogs about his experiences and a lot of interesting topics so please do check him out!!

HERE ARE THE RULES:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and share their link.
  2. Nominate 5-10 bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs. Also inform them about the nomination.
  3. Reveal 7 facts about yourself that your readers may not know.

Facts About Me:

  • I love animals
  • I love nature
  • My favourite flowers are roses and lilies
  • I don’t like things that are banana flavoured
  • I love writing and want to write a book by the time I’m 25
  • I want to get a Doctorate in something to do with history
  • I hate warm milk

My Nominees:

Anyone who wants to try this out!!

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Top 5 Mark Twain Quotes To Live By

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Pen Over People (Guest Post)

She prefers the pen in her hand,

over the company of the people.

The pen never yells or screams,

Instead it leads to wonderful worlds.

It unleashes her creativity.

It is her weapon and they better beware.

Leona Petrovic (aka inkgirlwords) really does prefer the company of a pen over people. Her blog (https://inkgirlandwords.wordpress.com/) is the child of her creativity and features a lot of poetry and stories, including other posts. She aspires to be an author and is working on a novel.

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The Cramm Award!

I want to thank Victor for nominating me for this award and this is the first time I’m doing it! He has an awesome blog and as its name suggests he writes about a huge variety of things and his poetry is just incredible so please do check out his blog if you haven’t already!

The Cramm Award was created by Liv, the owner of theCramm, an awesome blog, visit it here to see the rest for yourself, you’ll not regret it.

Rules

  1. Include a little bit about who created this award (with a link) and mention the person the who nominated you.
  2. Share 3 things that motivate you to blog and share 3 people that motivate you to blog as well
  3. Share one thing you hope to do that will improve the world.
  4. Answer your challenge question
  5. Nominate your choice of bloggers and give them a challenge question.

My Blogging Motivators

  • Things:

When I see how much other writers have achieved I want that too!

When I get positive comments it encourages me to continue writing!

When I read the amazing stuff others write that really inspires me!

  • People:

My family

My friends

My followers

My World Improving Action:

I would love to help bring peace and unity to the world, even if I just brought the world just a little bit closer to being more peaceful I would be happy! I think peace has a lot to do with education too and so I would love to volunteer to teach underprivileged youth because if we can teach people to take the right path and it would make a huge difference.

Challenging Question

I received none and I don’t really want to ask my nominees one as the rules of the award (2 and 3) already pose very interesting and reflectional requirements.

My Nominees Are:

Shay-lon

wavesofawesome

Jirah Merizz

Shaz

And anyone else reading this post!

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