Starting my own business

Lately I’ve been going through hell at my job, and it’s extremely depressing. I know that the only thing I really enjoy and that I’m passionate about is writing. I’ve always had this notion to help people through my writing, so I really want to get serious with my writing. I’m searching for writing gigs, and I also want to start my own freelance writing business. I know to start my own business I need to do a lot of research and market myself. I would just rather work for myself than deal with the headache of working for other people. I’m determined to rise and be an inspiration.

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Maroon 5

Is it unusual that the only member of Maroon 5 that I know is Adam Levine? I don’t even know what the other members look like, but one thing I can say is that I don’t think there’s one Maroon 5 song that I haven’t liked. What amazes ne the most though anout Maroon 5 is that I can instantly tell if it’s their song playing on the radio. They or should I say Adam Levine has such a distinct singing voice that it’s almost instantly noticeable. I think that’s important for the success of an artist. An artist should have distinct tone that sets them apart from the crowd, and I believe Adam Levine accomplishes that.

E-readers vs. The real deal

Ahhh the life long debate…e-readers vs. the real deal (a physical book). What’s your opinion on the subject? Some people prefer e-readers such as Amazon Kindles or the Barnes and Noble Nook. I personally have a Kindle and I love it, but I also love the feel of a physical book. I believe that both the Kindle and a real book has its advantages. With a Kindle you can download tons of books, which you can havr tons of books in your purse without weighing you down but with physical books there’s nothing like that nrw book smell. The feel of the crisp pages when you first buy a book. As for me I’m not sure whether I have a preference. I’ll just say I see the benefits of both ways to read, but as long as you’re reading who cares?

Author spotlight: J.K. Rowling

I just finished watching Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone. It has been quite some time since I last watched the movie or read the novel. I had stopped getting involves with Harry Potter for reasons I would rather not say but before that I was a huge Harry Potter fan and that feeling never really left me. I LOVE Harry Potter, and I think Rowling had such a genius mind to come up with a concept such as the Harry Potter series. It has garnered so much love across the globe from generation to generation. My generation grew up with Harry Potter. I remember the first movie coming out when I was in 5th grade because went on a field trip to see it. However, what I love most about Rowling is that she didn’t put herself in a box. She was always known for Harry Potter but after she finished Deathly Hallows she ventured out and wrote something that had absolutely nothing to do with the Harry Potter universe, which was Casual Vacancy. I’ve never read it myself, but I plan on it in the future and she also has other non-related Harry Potter novels. I just think it’s awesome that she wasn’t subjected to stay in one genre. Casual Vacancy actually had great success. It became the 15th best-selling book of 2012 during its first week of release. Within the first three weeks the book’s total sales topped one million copies in English in all formats across all territories, including the US and the UK. The book also set a Goodreads record for the all-time biggest “started reading” day, later winning the Best Fiction category in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2012. I think this success is due to the fact that everyone was curious to see what Rowling could do outside of The Harry Potter universe. She proved that she wasn’t a one hit wonder, and I respect her for that as a writer. I haven’t read anu of her other books, but I plan on making time for them.

Artistic fashion

I consider art a broad spectrum. So many things can be considered art such as music, painting, sketches, dancing, and writing. What about fashion though? I think fashion fits all of the elements of art. We’re talking about dealing with colors, patterns, styles, and textures. You mix the right colors, patterns, styles, and textures you come out with a stunning outfit. Also, like the other traditional art forms fashion is a form of expression. Who doesn’t express themselves through the style of clothes they wear? Often times I have dressed to fit my mood. Sometimes I may feel like a hipster so I throw my little beanie on. Sometimes I may feel a little afrocentric so I let my fro loose and wear some big hoop earrings. It’s all about how the clothes make you feel and how you want to express yourself. Also, much like art fashion can make a statement whether it be political or social. Think about the #BlackLivesMatter shirts or even shirts that promote your favorite band. Fashion is all worth it because it’s your own form of expression.

Book snobs

What are book snobs you may ask? A book snob is a person that looks down on a person’s choice of reading material. A prime example of a book series that gets a lot of controversy is the Fifty Shades books. A lot of “real” readers like to call these books trash with no real substance and badly written. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I actually really enjoyed these books. These books made me feel things I had never felt before while reading a book if you get my drift *wink wink*. Those books made me feel naughty while reading them and so I got an enjoyable experience out of them, which is what reading is about. Reading is about escaping reality and going through an experience, and the Fifty Shades books did that for me. Honestly, I don’t remember too much of her writing style so I can’t comment on whether or not the books were poorly written I just know that as a “serious” reader I thoroughly enjoyed them. I don’t mind reading classics but I also don’t mind reading “smut” once in a while. We can’t be serious all of the time. So I say to whatever your reading preference allow people to enjoy what they enjoy. To each their own!