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The End of the Cheerleading For Writers November 2018 Giveaway Contest

Early season’s greetings to all who participated in the Cheerleading for Writers Giveaway and who supported the campaign by liking it in the social media. Huge congrats to the winners of the contest! I will contact you later today and make sure you get your prize soon. 🙂  Huge thanks to Auria Paz, dear friend, story-teller, musician and entrepreneur, for organizing and rolling out this campaign together with me. It was the first one of such a dimension and I learned a lot. Thanks for being with me on this book promotion adventure! 🙂

Huge thanks to Alice Jago and shore lines designs for my book cover design and beautiful Christmas cards that served as background for this picture.

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Discover Your Writing Voice in This Moment

“I realize, each of us has a voice. Since the day we were born. This voice inside every one of us changes over time. I discovered that my voice is sometimes sad, sometimes merry, sometimes utterly strange, at times understanding and kind.”

“We have already a voice. We might not know it, but it is there. It’s always been there.”

“A writer’s voice is not static. Depending on the mood, on the genre, on the circumstances, that voice absorbs the external and internal world of a writer like a sponge, creating an incredible and always surprising cocktail of thoughts, emotions, and impressions.”

– Victoria Ichizli-Bartels,
Cheerleading for Writers:
Discover How Truly Talented You Are

P.S. If you would like to enter a contest where you could win a copy of  Cheerleading for Writers then click on the picture above or here.

Copyright © 2018 by Victoria Ichizli-Bartels

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So many perfect ways

 

Its the part of you who knows deep inside that there is not one, but an infinite number of perfect ways to do the same thing. That even in a moment of creativity, there is always more than one ideal solution. And that all of them are perfect. Not loved by all in the world, but perfect on their own. That when you grab one by the hand and keep going, it will lead you to completely unexpected adventures inside your imagination and your perception of the world. – Victoria Ichizli-Bartels, Cheerleading for Writers: Discover How Truly Talented You Are

Picture: Cheerleading for Writers among my children’s beautiful creations.

P.S. If you would like to enter a contest where you could win a copy of  Cheerleading for Writers then click on the picture above or here.

Copyright © 2018 by Victoria Ichizli-Bartels

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Favorite drink, favorite cup, favorite joke, favorite attitude

As I contemplated today how I would like to feature Cheerleading for Writers today, I realized I had to feature it with my favorite drink, espresso. I also realized that I never intentionally took a picture of my favorite (since childhood ) cup. So today was the day to do that. And since the word “favorite” seems to be the keyword today, I looked for what I wrote in Cheerleading for Writers using this word.

Here is what I found:

“At this point, I would like to tell you one of my favorite jokes: a man was asked whether he could play a violin. His answer was, ‘I don’t know. I never tried!’

“So, let’s approach everything with this attitude. Let’s not say, ‘I can’t do something,’ until we try, and try again. We might discover that we can, are very good at it, and that we even enjoy doing what we want or have to do.” – Victoria Ichizli-Bartels, Cheerleading for Writers: Discover How Truly Talented You Are

P.S. If you would like to enter a contest where you could win a copy of  Cheerleading for Writers then click on the picture above or here.

Copyright © 2018 by Victoria Ichizli-Bartels

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Happiness and Creativity Live in This Moment

It is a pretty foggy today in Aalborg, Denmark. So the next quote from Cheerleading for Writers: Discover How Talented You Are seems suitable for today:

Here is to the true gems we have and can enjoy now in this moment, not to the illusions which fog our vision and veer us away from the brilliant paths we have chosen to walk! Happy writing and happy creating!” – Victoria Ichizli-Bartels, Cheerleading for Writers

P.S. If you would like to enter a contest where you could win a copy of  Cheerleading for Writers then click on the picture above or here.

P.P.S. The art in the middle of the picture is by my son and me from May 31, 2014, more than a year before Optimist Writer and three years before Cheerleading for Writers were born. I have sweet memories of creating this with my son when he was as old as my daughter today, a little shy of 4 years old.

Copyright © 2018 by Victoria Ichizli-Bartels

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