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Goodbye, it’s been a nice ride!

Hi everyone!

I’ll be saying my goodbyes to wordpress in the near future and closing my blog here.

I know  it sucks! The good news is that you can still follow me at Living Creatively my knew blog!

Thank you all for all the comments and great energy, I hope to see you all again!

 

Be Creative and have fun!

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Living Creatively – A new Adventure

Hi everyone, hope your doing well.

I’m exited to announce that next June 2th I’ll be launching my new site Living Creatively.

I’ll be sharing weekly tips and tricks that I’ve learned about being a productive creative and staying inspired.

Every Wednesday I’ll share with you the work of a new creative and every Saturday I’ll tell you a new tip or trick on inspiration and creativity.

 

I’m really exited about sharing all these cool things with you and I hope you’ll come and visit me at Living Creatively often.

You can learn more about me and Living Creatively here!

If you’d like to be kept in the loop about the updates of this site please feel free to sign up for the weekly newsletter here!

You can also find me at:

Follow me on twitter at @MsgSofiaGarces

You can also find me in Facebook at www.facebook.com/livingcreatively.sofiagarces

Or follow me in Pinrested at pinterest.com/sofiagarces

 

See you on the other side!

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Interview to the Author of “Social Punk” Monica Leonelle

Monica Leonelle - Author and Media Strategist

Monica Leonelle introduces herself as a well-known digital media strategist and the author of three novels. She blogs at Prose on Fire and shares her writing and social media knowledge with other bloggers and authors through her Free Writer Toolkit.

I had the chance to interview her about the book and her career, as a part of her blog tour, so here it is.

Sofia Garcês – You introduce yourself as a Media Strategist, Writing Consultant and a Author, while I understand that we all have several sides to our personalities and life’s, I can’t help but wonder which came first? Of all these roles you play which one is your greatest passion?

Monica Leonelle – “I was a media strategist first, but have the greatest passion for authorship. I feel, however, that each role is closely related and that developing skills in each role aides in the others.”

SG – Speaking about passions when did you find yours? Have you always known you wanted to write or did this realization came to you in a later time in life?

ML – “I started a Gen Y blog in 2007 called Twenty Set. It actually gained quite a bit of steam early on, but eventually I moved away from Gen Y topics. The reason I started that blog, though, is because I couldn’t clear my mind! I literally just needed to get things out of my system. So I wrote that blog 4-5 times a week for about six months until my ideas stop churning so quickly. My love for writing as an adult grew out of that experience.”

SG – After finding your passion how long did it take you to start on the journey your in now, as a self published author and marketing adviser, and what gave you the strength to start on this road?

ML – “There are two types of authors—writers and entrepreneurs. The former flock to traditional publishing and the latter flock to indie publishing.

I’m very entrepreneurial, so indie publishing came naturally for me. I started my blog in 2007 and published my first book in 2009, so about two years. It didn’t really take strength per say—if anything, my own ignorance was my strength. I had no idea that publishing was a difficult road until I was knee deep in projects. Like I said, I’m an entrepreneur. When I’m working on my own projects, I become a workaholic. Pushing through the pain is what I do best.”

SG – What would be your advice to other looking to follow their passions?

ML – “Let your passion drive you. Sometimes people think they are passionate and then they can’t get the work done. Maybe they just aren’t that passionate, then. I also find it helps to be thankful every day. Every time I want to rip my manuscripts to shreds, I remember that I’m so lucky to even live in a time period where I have the means and the time to write my thoughts down quickly. Passion + humility can really get you through just about anything.”

SG – Social punk is an intricate story with several twists of plot, when you started writing it did you have a plan to where it would end or did you just “went with the flow”?

ML – “I mapped out the book in detail before starting it, but ended up changing the entire second half of the book after I’d written the first half. The ending sentence was always the end game, though. Since Socialpunk wasn’t my first book, I had an easier time plotting it.”

SG – Any last thoughts you would like to leave for our readers? And when can we expect to hear from you again?

ML – “If you’re on the fence about reading Socialpunk, the book is original and fast-paced and like nothing you’ve ever read before.

The second book in the Socialpunk Trilogy will be out this summer, but you may hear from me sooner. I have to put out Tin Soldier, the second book in my seven halos series out first. Plus, I want to start a serialized fiction story. So I might have the beginnings of that out sooner than later. No matter which way it goes, you’ll hear from me shortly!”

SG – Thank you Monica for taking the time to answer my questions and best of luck for the future!
ML – “Thank you for the interview!”

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The $100 Startup Mega-Sale

 

Image from the Art of Non-Conformity

Chris Guillebeau from the art of Non Conformity is releasing a brand new book next May the 8th.

Over the year Chris has written allot of content about living in a non-conformist way, traveling and finding creative ways to make the money you need t live.

This book gather years of talking to small business owners, tried and tested methods to get your business running and overall advice for anyone looking for freedom both in life and work.

The book is called “The 100$ Startup”, if you ever considered starting your own business or are looking for a way to make a few extra bucks this book is one I would definitely recomend.

And as if that wasn’t cool enough, for this week alone he is hosting a huge sale for anyone that pre-orders the book.

So not only do you get the book but also a ton of other stuff that will give you the tools to conquer your own life!

To learn all about this sale and Chris’s new book visit his blog here!

Or go directly to the sale here!

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“The art of Non-comformity” by Chris Guillebeau

Just finished reading “The art of Non-Comformity” by Chris Guillebeau.

What an amazing book!

Loved every single piece of this book, even though it took me a few weeks to get through it. I made it my mission to follow the advices of the book and really look into my life and what I want to do with it, which turn a two day read it almost a month.

Chris Guillebeau’s book is the perfect tool to find you way in this world of ours.

The book is filled with useful advice and wonderful examples, Chris manages the amazing feat of writing a book about how to live without ever actually telling you what to do! This may seem like a bad thing, but that’s just the objective: that you find your own way and forget the rules others layed in front of you.

The book shows you that your crazy dreams can actually be achieved and that life is way to short to live on someone else’s terms.

If you want more from life than what people tell you, you can have, or if there’s a piece of you that feels that there should be more to life than this!

The “The art of non-comformity” is definitely the book for you.

You can visit Chris Guillebeau blog and learn more about The Art of Non-comfomity here!

If you’re still not sure about the book read the manifesto: “A brief guide to world domination” it’s direct and to the point and it will go a long way!

A special thanks to Chris to all he taught me! And for the courage he helped me find in myself!

Have a great evening everyone! And be brave!

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