Finding pictures for your blog

IMG_0079Where do you find pictures for your blog posts or other social media platforms? There are sites all over that offer photos for free and some for a price. You just have to search online.

One has to be careful of the ones that come with licenses so that you don’t infringe on the person who took that picture. Yes we are small time but what if they decided to sue you for not paying or asking permission for its use?

I am a photographer as well and am constantly taking pictures. That is my resolution so I can rest assure that all is okay as I post away. If you are a writer take pictures of your book, desk, notebook to scenery. Be creative. This is another way to shine your books, your craft and your brand.

There may be times where nothing will fit the content of what you are writing about. Free sites are available to you if you are willing to spend a bit of time looking.

“Everyday Musings”: My anthology

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One of my publishers just sent me a proof for the book that will be released on Sept. 30th. “Everyday Musings” is an anthology of short stories and poetry. It looks fantastic. The company did an amazing job. This will be my fourth book on my own. #Author #EverydayMusings #Amazed I know the picture is not doing the cover justice but was so excited I shook as I took the shot.

 

How was your writing career in 2015?

 

234329-livescribe-echo-smartpen-in-useIt is the last month of the year for 2015. It is time to wrap up any business I might have before starting with a new list of things I want to accomplish in 2016. Some events has already been established for next year.

If you are a writer, have you accomplished what you want for this year? Have you been able to get to where you wanted to go? Have you been able to write as much as you had hoped for?

Some of the answers may not be to your liking, my liking. But I think it is a good idea to sit down and be honest with yourself so you can better plan for 2016. It is a good time to see where you stand on what you wanted to get done. If you are able to check off a good many, good for you. If not, figure out why you fell short. If it was beyond your control don’t beat yourself up on it if you were not as productive as you were hoping for. Life will get in the way such as health and family issues to just name a few will get to the top of the list for a good portion of us. For me those did rise to the top. But that’s okay.

If you are still enjoying what you do that is a big plus. If it is not work to you, pat yourself on the back. That is something to be happy about.

To everyone who is a writer, publisher, literary agent, editor or graphic designer I hope next year is even more productive than 2015.