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Humble Jobs For A Story’s Protagonist? Yes, Absolutely!

February 21, 2013 | 7:11 am | Journal: on writing, updates |    0 comment

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What if a character of mine worked for a service like Maid to Please?

I’m sure you know what I mean.

Humble jobs. Yet jobs filled with love and passion for what people do.

One of my newest fictional characters, Reina Pater, works for a house-cleaning service. Only for some time in her story, but yes, she does. And it doesn’t make her a cybernetic Cinderella.

The cleaning job actually teaches her to be more human-like. She learns what it means to be a human being with all the hopes, sacrifices and dreams involved. She grows as a character and as a person.

In the past, I used to give my protagonists big jobs. They’re important persons in my stories, aren’t them? So why not giving them important jobs, too?

But I was SO WRONG!

Nothing makes a character more approachable, credible and close to the reader than a character who embraces humility in his or her life. Then s/he can grow out of it, but the first part of a story should show some sacrifice on the protagonist’s behalf.

Try it. Then let me know what your readers think.

I’m sure they’re going to fall in love with your protagonist. :)

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DealDash – I love it! — Yes, I do.

October 8, 2012 | 9:41 pm | Journal: updates |    0 comment

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DealDash – I LOVE IT!

It’s the name of a video review I found on YouTube, and that’s so damn right. I found myself spending more and more time ‘drooling’ after the hundred of daily writing-related auctions that take place every day on DealDash without being able to do nothing with it.

I’m in Italy; DealDash is a USA service. So simple, so bitter, isn’t it?

But a special person in my life came to my rescue. :) I’ll cover postage and she’ll get items for me directly from DealDash (provided that she wins the auctions, of course!).

Take a close look at these two other video reviews:

~ DealDash: The fair & honest, risk-free alternative to penny auctions
~ Dealdash.com Review Deal Dash is a great Penny-auction alternative

Now tell me— don’t they make you ‘want’ all that stuff? They do for me.

DealDash.com allows auction winners to save up the 80 to 95% off retail price, which is an awful lot, if you consider all items are new or brand new. If you don’t win, you can still buy an identical item with the “Buy it Now” button and just pay its regular price. Not bad at all; nobody’s going to lose anything that way.

Also, bidders who don’t win will get their bid ‘credits’ back for free, and there’s a 100% money back guarantee policy for all first purchases. That is interesting and honest to say the little. :) A truly risk-free penny auction service.

Have you ever won an auction from DealDash? Please share your experience.

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Web Hosting, Bigrock coupons and a home for our dreams

May 4, 2012 | 11:08 am | Journal: updates |    0 comment

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‘Web hosting’ is a contemporary term for a box filled with notebooks and pencils.

I thought that while browsing a Bigrock Coupons page on DomainPromoCodes.com (Bigrock is an Indian domain and hosting company, like GoDaddy).

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We need a reliable web hosting service to make our dreams come true: not just our business, but our most personal projects, too— e-books, short stories, daily journals, personal networking. All that and much more. Web hosting is a box: it contains our works, dreams, projects. We need to take care of this box.

I was looking up Bigrock Coupon Codes because I might need to purchase an alternative hosting package to host all the new domain names I bought recently. A single reseller account would not suffice anymore.

So, I found a few good Bigrock Promo Codes that I deemed worth sharing:

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11% off on .com, .net & .org Domains

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Disclosure: they are valid on publish date.

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