Monday, January 23, 2017

Another Week of Free Online Classes from Creative Live

Many might be figuring out how to use their smartphones including the popular with absorbingly frills iPhone. If you have the Apple device there's a slicing of favorable news if you striving to comprehend one of its major features in capturing photographic images.
Here's your opportunity to creatively learn about this handheld technical wonder in a live class with others in diswonderment on how expensive thing works. For what you are shelling out for this talkie in costs and monthly celluar servicing, why not get the most from it? You'll notice there are other free live classes. Those  courses may be for the rest of us who don't want or are unable to afford an Apple iPhone.
At least two characters in my novel Waiting for Regina practiced craftwork. No cost-classes involve this artisan area plus how to use Keynote software and your DSLR. Yes, I do not own one, the iPhone, used a Samsung smartphone to produce this posting - happy learning!

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Free On-Air Classes - Week of 1/22

Class Name: Advanced Content Aware and Clone Techniques in Photoshop
Advanced Content Aware and Clone Techniques in Photoshop Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 1/22/2017
End Date: 1/23/2017
RSVP Date: 1/22/2017

Class Name: Presentations with Keynote®
Presentations with Keynote® Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 1/22/2017
End Date: 1/23/2017
RSVP Date: 1/22/2017

Class Name: How to Take Amazing Photos with Your DSLR LIVE CLASS
How to Take Amazing Photos with Your DSLR Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 1/24/2017
End Date: 1/25/2017
RSVP Date: 1/24/2017

Class Name: Art School Rehab: Finding Success Without Selling Out LIVE CLASS
Art School Rehab: Finding Success Without Selling Out Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 1/24/2017
End Date: 1/24/2017
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Class Name: How to Build a Business While Learning Your Craft LIVE CLASS
How to Build a Business While Learning Your Craft Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 1/25/2017
End Date: 1/26/2017
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Class Name: Using Your Apple® iPhone® 7/7+ for Great Photos LIVE CLASS
Using Your Apple® iPhone® 7/7+ for Great Photos Class at CreativeLive
Start Date: 1/26/2017
End Date: 1/26/2017
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Would You Be Reaching The Same Conclusion?

Have you been waiting to hear what others would say about the new novel they read? The first book reviews of Waiting for Regina are arriving in near time on Goodreads. Below is one recent example from Elizabeth White, would you find her assessment agreeable? 
The question may be a challenge to answer if you have not read the book. When someone as Ms.White shares an honest explanation of value, it can aid people to make a purchasing decision that beforehand might have seemed risky or uncertain. 
Barnes and Noble for the next few days until January 16th lessen the gamble for consumers. With any purchase from either their store or online, you get 15% off the retail price. There are other books and items of your choice, it is, however, an opportunity to get Waiting for Regina at a lower price. That would be a bargain if you came to a conclusion after reading it, that Ms. White is right about what she said of my first novel. The coupon code for the 15% off until January 16, 2017, is BNJAN17

Sunday, January 1, 2017

For The Guys Too

In the new novel, Waiting for Regina, a father facing a long departure from his family asks his youngest daughter a difficult question. He was wondering if she is willing to wait for him until he returns, possibly years later in the future. In response, the enthusiastic little girl answers in a way any loving "daddy" would delight in hearing from his child. 
Family life is one of the currents
flowing throughout the new novel,
Waiting for Regina.
Waiting for Regina may easily be billed as 'chick literature,' for the girls only. The three central characters are women, the main narrative told by one of them. Additionally, a mother reaches out to claim her child from a threatening situation. The same woman willingly renders first aid to an unknown boy. The women in this book are encountering very uneasy and straining happenings in their lives and are responding admirably. 
The novel is written by a male, yes; that is me. There is a lot in store for the guys too. For example, it is a father who takes the lead in restoring his daughter's self-esteem. He also defends her reputation against bad rumors. Likewise, it is him too, spearheading for his children's education as head of the household. In the book, a husband makes a critical decision with his spouse supporting him which, unfortunately, contributes to a family tragedy.
In the book also, a man boldly demonstrates his attachment to a woman before hundreds of eyewitnesses, who might otherwise be questioning the relationship. Men are also are taking the lead role in disaster relief efforts towards desperate citizens in need. A few others are the first influencing fraudulent acts and other hurtful deeds.At that point, readers might contrast the differences between persons abusing their powers and those using their authority responsibly. 
Hannah unkindly rebuked by the high priest Eli in
First Samuel chapter one. A Bible illustration
by Julius Schnorr von Corolsfeld (1794-1872)
The accounts of Ruth and Esther have women as the principals. Their sterling examples are inspiriting to many young ladies for generation after generations. The facts bear men penned those books. Including Samuel who's relating his mother, Hannah's acute disconsolation as a barren wife in First Samuel chapter one. Few would argue today's females would be unable to relate to the emotions and circumstances of these historical figures. Because also, their stories are universal, appealing to all humans.
Admittedly it was challenging and uncertain at times, for me to relate Mispha's experiences in her words. I do confess how impossible for me to identify with accuracy a woman's feelings. When writing a scene basing from Mispha's narration, I would spend days into a week configuring how she sees it. Then when you felt it stated wrong, you may hear that voice behind you, "No, that is not the way I told you! Cross that out, write it over please." Isn't what this Nassau County high school student from Chestnut Bay would say to me?

Of course, Mispha is not a real person; she's a fictional creation in literature. Chestnut Bay is not an actual location on Long Island. Nonetheless, there is some truth to "men are from Mars and women are from Venus." Rather than pretend, I know what she is thinking or feeling. I viewed myself as Mispha's writer carefully jotting her sayings the way she utters them. When Mispha explains her sadness and happiness, I fought to recall what others of her gender and age level tell it. Little to question woman authors taken a similar approach relating the thoughts of men. Would you like to be more acquainted with Mispha, her family, and friends?
It is my pleasure and privilege to announce to the world my first novel, Waiting for Regina is releasing in the market for your purchase-NOW. It is distributing through Barnes and Noble by way of Nook Press Print. For the time being, it is only in print, soft-bound, 176 pages, twenty-one chapters. The digital format may be available in a few days. It is is a first for me. Usually, my books are introduced in digital files first then eventually in physical page turning form.
If you live anywhere, please entertain to your public library staff to purchase a book or two for your community. If you are attending junior high, college or high school, please make the suggestion to your institution's library to buy copies of Waiting for Regina. It is unique young person fiction that drives realistically into issues affecting many of them today, including a tough-to-discuss subject of colorism, also teenage depression and other youth struggles. If you are a student, Waiting for Regina may be an idea essay or class report.
Possibly it is a version of Chupe de Camarones
soup. A least three named cuisine dishes were
prepared by characters in Waiting for Regina.
If you live on Long Island, please consider visiting the book product page, read the description and purchasing the book for yourself or as a gift for someone else. At your choice, if you wish. The reason for these requests on this blog site? If there is enough positive attention toward Waiting for Regina, I may be able to visit local Barnes and Noble bookshops for book signings and possibly have discussions about the publication. 
If there are such possible appearances (not guaranteed), it would be announced here and at local Barnes and Nobles stores. If Waiting for Regina is saying something vital you want others to hear, please clear the path for it to be sounding out reaching the individuals who may desire hearing it. Please remember people may respond to a book variably as individuals tasting the new cuisine in town. Not every dish is for everyone. But enough may like it to keep it on the menu. Please feel at ease to sample my book.