Photographer Meets Ballroom

Hello lovely readers/dancers!

A couple weeks ago, I received an email via Contact the Girl. If you ever debated about sending me a message, please know that I love getting emails from you guys!

This particular one was from Apolos Israel, a film student/photographer from Brooklyn, New York. He had just experienced his very first ballroom competition!

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Book Review: Becoming Ginger Rogers by Patrice Tanaka

2016-07-17-10.44.52.jpg.jpegI finally finished reading Patrice Tanaka’s Becoming Ginger Rogers. If you recall, reading her description of her first competition inspired me to come up with this crazy idea of attempting to enter not one, but two(!) competitions before the end of 2016. I’ve since gone through a mental smackdown courtesy of the demons that live in my head, but that post will have to wait. First, I want to share how much I enjoyed reading this book!

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Repost: My Never Ending Journey to Find Success with What I Love

An inspirational post for anyone with dreams of finding success with their passion!

My blog is supposedly about self-publishing, although that’s just the current flavor of my personal journey in pursuit of happiness. It has also become a platform through which I’ve “met” other writers and creatives actively pursuing their various original dreams and ideas. It has been a pleasant surprise to discover just how supportive these people […]

via My Never Ending Journey to Find Success with What I Love – guest post by Bryan Caron — Ana Spoke, author

Only Five Days Left!

Hello everyone!

Just a reminder that Dance Diaries: Learning Ballroom Dance is free to download on Story Cartel’s website for only five more days!

You may as well download it now before you forget.

Another reminder: if you post a review about the book by June 6, you’ll be entered to win an advanced copy of the next one, Dance Diaries: Ballroom Budgeting! This second installment of the Dance Diaries series includes all of my secrets, tips and tricks to how I afford to dance while living paycheck to paycheck AND paying down debt. AND it comes with a bonus, but I’m not going to tell you what it is yet!

You can post a review of Dance Diaries: Learning Ballroom Dance on the website of your choosing. Here are the links to a few possibilities:

Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Goodreads

Just be sure to copy the URL of your review onto your Story Cartel dashboard so it’s counted in the drawing!

Good luck and happy dancing!

 

Ready, Set, Download

Ok, everyone, Dance Diaries: Learning Ballroom Dance is now available FOR FREE on Story Cartel’s website!

Click here to download your free copy.

Remember, you have the next three weeks to download it and four weeks to submit your review.

BONUS! Everyone who submits a review will be put in a drawing to receive an advanced copy of my next book, Dance Diaries: Ballroom Budgeting. And double bonus: my next book comes with extras. It’s like a transformer book (more than meets the eye).

I know you’re all super excited! Or not, because it’s Monday morning. I understand, I’m still on my first cup of tea myself. But free stuff is still cool, right?

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Book Giveaway!

Dear Readers,

Starting on Monday, May 9, Dance Diaries: Learning Ballroom Dance will be available to download FOR FREE for three weeks!

I’m promoting it on Story Cartel; you’ll be able to go to my book’s page on the website and download a free copy. The catch? The only thing you’ll need to do is provide an honest review. That’s right. I’m giving away my book just to find out what you really think about it!

When I hear that something I wrote helped or spoke to a reader, it makes my day. I love being able to share my experiences in hopes that they will be useful to someone else. I published the first Dance Diaries book and I’m writing a second one for that very reason.

Getting messages from readers helps confirm that I am indeed being helpful! That’s why I’m asking for reviews in this book giveaway. I want to know if you find the book useful or not.

So stay tuned. I’ll post the direct link after the launch on Monday. Once it’s live, you’ll have three weeks (until May 30) to download it and four weeks (until June 6) to submit a review.

Thank you in advance!

Sincerely,

The Girl with the Tree Tattoo

The Blank Page – Friend or Foe?

Today is more about writing than ballroom. I am working on my second eBook (yay!) and a lot of the content is based on what I’ve already written. So I copied a bunch of blog posts into a Word document to use as the foundation for this new project. I proceeded to stare at my screen for 15 minutes without a clue of how to proceed. I started to feel like I should just delete everything and start from scratch! But there was good information from my original posts, why waste time rewriting it?
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