#Libros que he leído en Kindle Edition: La solterona de Edith Wharton

41kb+TNjILL__SY346_Esta novela es, sin duda, una de mis favoritas.

“La solterona” es una deliciosa obra de sentimientos y que transcurre en mitad del siglo XIX en un barrio burgués de Nueva York. Dos primas, Delia y Charlotte, de una familia regia, son las protagonistas de esta bella historia. Delia, ya casada con un pudiente y respetado hombre, prepara la boda de su prima Charlotte. Pero poco antes de que ésta llegue a tener lugar, Charlotte le confiesa un secreto a su prima que procurará que dicho enlace se suspenda. A partir de entonces la vida de ellas quedará irremediablemente unida y tal misterio condicionará sus futuros.

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Mi opinión:

Tal vez soy una romántica sin remedio o tal vez tengo demasiada imaginación, pero si les soy sincera, debo confesar que secretamente guardaba la esperanza de que Joe Ralston apareciera luego de algunos años buscando a la pobre Charlotte, y me hubiera gustado asistir a un encuentro casual entre Delia y Clem Spender.

Hubiera sido interesante además conocer cómo le fue a Joseph Ralston y a Clem Spender o si alguna vez Tina sabría la verdad sobre su origen.

Lo cierto es que durante el diálogo decisivo entre Charlotte y Delia me agradó que las cosas se arreglaran entre ambas primas; sin embargo, me desconsoló el hecho de que de que era ya el final de la novela, quedé hambrienta, descontenta, y ávida de saber más sobre lo que les depararía la vida a las primas.

Una cosa que me llamó la atención fue observar que, en esta novela, las mujeres son quienes mueven los hilos de la historia, con los que tejen su propio destino. Es Delia quien pareciera dictar el guión de vida de Charlotte, pero en realidad el centro de la novela es Tina, pues por su nacimiento ocurre todo lo que ocurre: la inexplicable decisión de Charlotte de no casarse y su determinación a mudarse al campo.

En fin, es una novela corta con diálogos increíbles, que al terminar de leerla, quedamos con ganas de leer más.

 

Mi primer libro se publica con LXL

Felicidades, Cristin!!!! Es un sueño hecho realidad. Te deseo la mejor de las suertes. Éxitosssss

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Pues ya es un hecho, realmente ya lo era, pero ahora está confirmado por ellos y por mí. LXL es la editorial que va a hacer realidad mi sueño, la encargada de publicar mi primera novela.

Cuando firmé el contrato ni yo me lo creía y ahora ya es de dominio público. Me siento muy feliz (aunque en la foto no lo parezca) de que Las vueltas que da la vida se vaya a publicar y más feliz aún de hacerlo con un equipo tan unido como es el de LXL.

Meme Canto ha sido muy paciente conmigo, una total novata en esto de la publicación, ha logrado hacer de una idea una realidad y desde aquí se lo agradezco de corazón. Así como a todos los que han participado en hacer posible este sueño. Gracias LXL Editorial por el apoyo.

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Viajes

La estaca clavada

Como cada noche, se asoma a contemplar el maravilloso espectáculo que ofrece el firmamento, mientras tanto un can ladra en la lejanía, quién sabe sí ofuscado por causa de la ausencia de la luna menguante que parece se retrasa. Desde la carretera más próxima llega lejano el rugido del acelerado corazón de una conductora que llega tarde a casa después de una cita furtiva. Siente fija en su nuca la mirada impertinente de una farola amarillenta y solitaria. Los abetos se hacen los dormidos a esta hora. ¿Para qué balancear sus gruesas ramas sí nadie los mira? Un estudiante que prepara oposiciones pone un nuevo ritmo en la calle golpeando los pedales de una bicicleta. Con origen desconocido, sobre su cabeza, pasa volando el suspiro de una dama pensativa. Y en el instante exacto de desmayarse en la oscuridad de la nada la postrera ventana. Él, presiona el disparador que abre el obturador de…

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#5 Reasons Writing Is Important to the World

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This is an inspiring post from amazing 

 

 

Source: http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/writing-is-important/

Why Am I Writing? What’s the Point?

Stories have always been my language. I told myself stories all through childhood. I read voraciously. I playacted constantly, pretending I was characters in my favorite books. My imagination spun webs of wonder and possibility all around me. Life was never just what it was. It was always more. It was always a portal to something bigger, something that mattered: a story.

I thought that’s what the world was. I thought that was how everyone saw the world.

Then, of course, I grew up. I became a writer, not so much because I wanted to do anything big and important, but because that something big and important was already a part of me. All that passion and wonder of storytelling was something that just flowed out of me. I couldn’t help but share it.

Except it seemed most people didn’t see stories the way I did. I’d close a book or come out of a movie, and the world would be shining because of the power I’d just experienced—the portal to immortality I’d just glimpsed. But others would just shrug. “Yeah, it was fun.”

Slowly, disillusionment crept in. I have always maintained, based on my own experiences as much as anything, that stories should be more than mere entertainment and escapism. That, indeed, they must be. Yet everywhere I looked, it seemed that’s all other people were getting out of their stories.

Is that all stories are? A soporific drug to numb our minds against the difficulties, confusion, and sometimes downright horror of our lives?

Is that what I’ve spent my life in pursuit of, as both a reader and a writer? Am I and a small handful of others the only ones who see stories as more and are affected by them on a soul-deep level?

Are Stories a Force for Evil?

Depressed yet? Let’s take it one step farther. Disillusioning as it may be to think of stories as a mere neutral force in the world, what if it’s worse than that? What if they’re actually a force for evil?

Anjelica Huston’s wicked stepmother has a line in Andy Tennant’s Cinderella retelling Ever After that always makes me snicker. She self-assuredly puts down her step-daughter with the pert declaration:

People read because they cannot think for themselves.

It’s obviously a ridiculous statement. Just the reverse is true.

Isn’t it?

No culture in history has ever been so saturated with stories as ours. Books, movies, television. Mass media connects us all and is undeniably used as a tool for propaganda. As writers, we are influenced by popular fiction in all its forms, even as it grows ever more violent, ever more gratuitous.

Sometimes I find myself asking, “Am I sharing my truths—or someone else’s?” Could it be that my stories and I are only contributing to society’s downward spiral. Am I helping at all? Or am I maybe even hurting?

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#Escribe

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Te quiero a ti

quiero que seas feliz

que sonrías

que sepas que el mundo es bello

y bueno y maravilloso.

Te puedes quedar por aqui

un rato más.

Quiero que te expandas

que brilles como el sol

que bailes

y que celebres.

Lo estás haciendo bien.

Sigue así.

Te ayudaré siempre.

Estoy aqui para ti.

Todo lo que quieras

Todo lo que desees

es para ti

aqui y ahora

por siempre.

Te amo.

Tu inspiración

Tolo lo que necesitas

está dentro de ti.

Puedes hacerlo

puedes lograrlo.

Termina

Termina

Escribe.

Isabella A. Campbell, 2016

 

#WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – Memories

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Hey, EVERYBODY! It’s that time again! Time to join in the “Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge,” co-sponsored with Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes, right here on silverthreading.com and myself, Silver Threading!

Please use #WQWWC on Twitter so we can retweet you and spread the inspiration.

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on our blogging event called the “Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge!

Ronovan and I are really enjoying all the creativity that has been blossoming from this challenge. There has been fascinating science fiction stories, poetry, and even a song or two!

BUT WAIT!

If you like the OLD Writers Quote Wednesday where you selected a quote and talked about the author of the quote you CAN still do that. The quotes are a pathway to find inspiration in your writing. You can write whatever you would like as long as you include your quote with your…

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Memories on my Cheeks

#Algunas veces las memorias se escabullen de mis ojos y ruedan por mis mejillas…

Chasing Life and Finding Dreams

She stood alone on the deck, watching the waves roll and swell. The cold wind blew in gusts, but she remained still. The wind was not as cold as her heart, so she ignored it. The last time she saw the ocean, life was different, better, and warmer, and that was just last year.

She remembered him with a smile. Like the storm, he blew into her life suddenly. But she had welcomed the disruption. She couldn’t fight it, even if she had wanted to. He was charming, brave, and noble. He made her laugh. And oh, those eyes of his had made her weak in the knees. After their first blind date, she was hooked. He was her person, and even better, she was his.

The whirlwind romance took off quickly. Some said, maybe too quickly. Karen and Matt never thought that though. They were hungry for time together…

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La autopublicación, un nuevo paradigma en la creación digital del libro

Universo Abierto

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Alonso-Arévalo, JulioCordón-García, José-Antonio ; Gómez-Díaz, RaquelLa autopublicación, un nuevo paradigma en la creación digital del libro. Acimed : Revista Cubana de Información en Ciencias de la Salud, 2014, vol. 25, n. 1.

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Se entiende por autopublicación la publicación de un libro o cualquier otro documento por parte del autor de la obra sin la intervención de un tercero o de un editor. Por tanto, el autor es responsable del control de todo el proceso, incluyendo el diseño (cubierta/interior), formatos, precio, distribución, marketing y relaciones públicas. Los autores pueden hacerlo todo o subcontratar la totalidad o parte del proceso con empresas que ofrecen estos servicios. El objetivo del trabajo consiste en el estudio del fenómeno de la autopublicación en el nuevo contexto digital, haciendo un análisis de las ventajas e inconvenientes de los sistemas de autopublicación. Asimismo, se proporcionan datos de la autopublicación en…

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#5 Investments That Made the Difference in My Writing Career

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I am totally in love with Jeff Goins and I love his webpage http://goinswriter.com/

Iam sure you will love it too!!!

Source: http://goinswriter.com/writing-investments/

If you think all you need to do to succeed as a writer is practice writing, you are fooling yourself. Writing all the time is exhausting. It depletes your creative reserves and requires them to be full again before you can produce more work. So how do you replenish, then? You have to invest in yourself.

It wasn’t until I invested in my growth that I started to see measurable success with my writing. Now I don’t believe you need to “spend money to make money.” Nor do I think you should go into debt to pursue a dream. But I do believe the craft of writing is worth whatever resources you have to invest. If you don’t invest in your growth, who will?

Looking back, there are five investments I made (and continue to make) that have meant the difference between starving and thriving, and I hope they help you, too.

Investment #1: Get a Coach

Successful people do not succeed alone. They get help.

While working a day job, I found a group coaching opportunity I knew would help me, so I asked my boss to pay for it. He said yes. This program was where I first called myself a writer.

Today, I consider coaches essential to the work that I do – ranging from informal mentors to biweekly counseling sessions. Some of these people are paid, some are not. The point is that I have finally let go of my ego and asked for help and guidance in areas where I am less experienced. Without the insight and perspective of these guides, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

Coaching opportunities can take many forms, from small groups to one-on-one sessions with an industry expert. The challenge, then, is to begin. Here’s how to get started:

Action step: Find an opportunity that can help you get where you want to be. This should be more than an infrequent meal with a mentor, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be a formal coaching opportunity, either.

It does need to include time with a trusted expert who has succeeded in ways that you have not.

If it costs money, find a way to pay for it. Some coaching arrangements may even overlap with the responsibilities you currently have at your day job, which means your organization may likely support you or even pay for it completely.

If you can’t afford it, find a more cost-effective or free alternative. Be sure to ask about scholarships and possibly trading services in exchange for some coaching.

And of course, there’s always the option to find a mentor who is willing to invest in you for free. Be sure to follow my 10-step process for approaching influencers and getting them to invest in you.

Investment #2: Take Smart People Out to Lunch

Successful people spend time with people who are smarter than them.

I learned this from Dan Miller who taught me that if you’re the smartest person in the room, then it’s time to find a new room.

When I was first getting started as a writer, I didn’t have much money. But I knew it was rude to ask an influencer out to lunch to pick their brain and not offer to buy their meal. So I set aside a few bucks once or twice a month and started asking people to coffee.

What surprised me when I started doing this was how many said yes, and how some even tried to pay. What I learned was this: it’s not paying for their meal that impresses an influencer; it’s offering in the first place.

I am not exaggerating when I say that my first book deal began with buying someone coffee. It sounds simple because it is, and because in the very noisy world we live in today, we’ve forgotten that human connection is always going to get you further than writing the perfect email asking someone to share your stuff.

Action step: If you want to pick someone’s brain, don’t start there. Instead, offer to buy their lunch or at least a cup of coffee and ask a few questions about the choices they’ve made and why.

Here’s one question that always works to honor the person in front of you and get the conversation going:

“What’s one thing you would do differently if you had to start over today?”

If you don’t live near the people you want to connect with, no worries. Start by showing up in the comments of their blog or find them on Twitter.

Get familiar with their message and make yourself available to serve in some way. Doing favors for people is the best networking there is.

Investment #3: Study the Work of Other Writers

Successful people are students of success. They study what others have done and pattern their own success after the masters who have come before them.

When I started out as a writer, I knew I didn’t know what I didn’t know, so I figured the best place to start was to learn about the lives and practices of other writers, creatives, and entrepreneurs.

It was Josh Kaufman who taught me that one of the best, most cost-effective investments you can ever make in your success is books. His Personal MBA book list consists of 99 business books that, yes, might cost a few hundred dollars—but that’s $100,000 cheaper than getting an actual MBA. And let’s not forget that compiling that list helped Josh secure his own book deal with a major publisher.

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