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Motivating Tips: A Guide to Reaching Your Dreams

The world is a big place, and let’s face it, not one…

The world is a big place, and let’s face it, not one of us has ever lived his or her life without feeling some sort of fear of failure. I know I have felt desperate time and again wanting to know the outcome of my hard work, whether I would ever reach my dreams. As an author, I like to think of my journey the way I think of my characters’ journeys: I am a writer working to get my work in the spotlight, to make a prominent name in the reading world, and at this very moment, I am so close to getting what I want but with a few obstacles in my way, just like a character at the start of a story. Does that mean I will fail? No one can tell, but if I give up now, I would have failed before I ever gave myself a chance. And the same applies to you. So I’m going to help you out by sharing with you the three motivating tips that have saved me from feeling sorry for myself and made me strive to reach my dreams.

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4 Places Straight Out of a Fairytale

Ever wanted to travel places so beautiful, so exotic that you almost…

Ever wanted to travel places so beautiful, so exotic that you almost felt transported out of this world? We all have, because deep down, we have the urge to experience magic on earth. I’ve put together four gorgeous locations that are straight out of a fairytale, so much so that they just might make you pull out a book, sit by their greatness, and read. I hope you enjoy!

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30 Life Quotes to Keep You Motivated

Whether you’re an aspiring author, engineer, scientist, entrepreneur, musician, or what have…

Whether you’re an aspiring author, engineer, scientist, entrepreneur, musician, or what have you, motivation and hard work are key to reaching your goals and dreams. Without them, you would never step outside your comfort zone and do what seems like the impossible. So I’ve compiled 30 wonderful life quotes to get you motivated and kick start your calling.

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10 Strong Fictional Female Characters in Books and TV

There is an endless list of strong female characters in books, movies,…

There is an endless list of strong female characters in books, movies, and TV. They are so strong, they baffle us time and again with their actions and sturdy exterior. However, in this blog, I’m only going to be mentioning my favorites, my top 10. They are, of course, fictional characters, but they are women that have inspired us all and made our jaws drop at times. Without further ado, here are 10 strong female characters in books, TV, and on the big screen:

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The Top 10 Hobbies for Creative People

This blog was inspired by some of the creative hobbies I enjoy…

This blog was inspired by some of the creative hobbies I enjoy from day to day. As I was working on my novel, it suddenly hit me: I love doing creative things because they keep me busy and inspired. Everything I do helps me with my writing by giving me patience and allowing me to think outside the box. And so, I’ve decided to write this blog listing the top 10 hobbies creative people often enjoy. Whether you love reading, writing, dancing, video editing, home design, or what have you, hopefully some of these creative hobbies will grab your interest and give you the inspiration you need.

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Writing Tips: Common Questions I Get Asked as an Author

Recently, I did an author Q&A video answering questions from fans on…

Recently, I did an author Q&A video answering questions from fans on social media. The questions were:

  • What’s your writing process like? What is your ritual to prepare yourself to write?
  • How do you determine what details are and aren’t important when writing?
  • How do you get inspired in a busy and distracting world?
  • What inspired you to write Dance with the Devil?
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A Day in the Life of a Writer: Breaking Down the Myths

Being a writer, particularly a creative writer, is a wonderful lifestyle choice.…

Being a writer, particularly a creative writer, is a wonderful lifestyle choice. I’m calling it a lifestyle choice because it’s not the easiest of careers. In fact, it is well known that if you want to be a writer, you have to have side jobs and struggle with rejection letters before you finally see the light and have a breakthrough in your writing career. Still, this lifestyle choice is a fulfilling one; it might be a difficult road to walk down, but in the long run, it can give the few people patient and hard-working enough to take it a long-lasting happiness. Today, I’m going to walk you through a typical day of mine as a writer and hopefully break down the myths and stereotypes us writers face, such as the myth that we are less logical and more creative.

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A Short Story: My Childhood in Syria

When people ask me about Syria, I try to distance myself from…

When people ask me about Syria, I try to distance myself from the fact that I was born there, right in the heart of the world, in Aleppo, the oldest city on earth that’s still standing today. I think of Syria like a fairytale or a past life, one that I lived in a different body, a different time. I tell them Syria is beautiful, lively, with people who love to live and laugh and show off their culture.

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The Top 6 Fictional Characters with Healing Powers

Healing is such a rare power in the fictional world. It never…

Healing is such a rare power in the fictional world. It never ceases to amaze us when we read about it in fantasy books, movies, and TV shows. We see healing as a sign of immortality, or at least the closest thing to it. Therefore, it is no wonder that we find ourselves compelled by it. After all, the power to heal ourselves and others is a desire we all have in us. With it, we would end pain, save loved ones, live happier and healthier lives, and provide tranquility everywhere we go. Today, I will be discussing my six favorite fictional characters with healing powers who have inspired, amazed, and entertained many of us.

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How You Can Enhance Your Reading Experience

Reading has changed in this day and age. We not only have…

Reading has changed in this day and age. We not only have traditional books, we also have eBooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, and so forth. Still, lots of people find themselves distracted by everyday happenings, such as social media and TV (these aren’t bad . . . not if you work them into your valuable time). So, in order for people to truly enjoy and enhance their reading experience, there are several techniques they can follow. As an author and booklover who follows these methods, I can testify that they work. Here are the methods: