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My Official Book Cover Reveal – “The Composer And The Flycatcher”

Greetings, everyone!

Finally the time has come for me to reveal the book cover of my debut title: The Composer and The Flycatcher.

Information taken from: http://www.prlog.org/12280859-the-composer-and-the-flycatcher-book-cover-official-reveal.html
“The Composer and the Flycatcher,” book cover official reveal

DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. announces the official cover design for “The Composer and the Flycatcher,” a fantasy poetry – prose YA tale of Ms. Diana Arco a talented poetess from Mexico.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“The Composer and the Flycatcher,” by Diana Arco
PRLog (Press Release) – Feb. 10, 2014 – ORLANDO, Fla. — Ms. Donna L. Quesinberry, CEO-President announced, impending release of a suite of poetry – prose literary titles in January of 2014. One of these impending titles, is Ms. Diana Arco’s title, “The Composer and the Flycatcher.” Each book’s cover design is representative of the author’s literary portrayal. For “The Composer and the Flycatcher, author Diana Arco shares her own illustrative designs. As an entertainment and talent agent, Ms. Arco arrives from Mexico onto the literary scene and her cover design for her impending release is her very own creation.

The cover design of “The Composer and the Flycatcher” features a vibrant composition of color, which is contrasted by blackened font and shadows where the protagonist lies. Through an internal creativity, Ms. Arco illustrates the most poignant and touching scene from her fantasy YA story on the cover.

Readers note an open window revealing a blue sky, where her title emits from. The sky delivers the author’s message of hope and its timely arrival. Diana intends for readers to gain insights and understanding regarding hope and the fact answers arrive when we need them the most. The Flycatcher, is featured in red and flies beneath the window having entered the protagonist’s home. He greets readers and the story’s characters with wide open wings, as if to say, “I am here! I have arrived! I can help and inspire you, no matter how insignificant I appear to you, I am able to achieve amazing things! All you need to do is listen to my song and hear the voice that reasonnates there. Allow me the opportunity to share my message . . . the message of the Flycatcher . . . it will be revealed.” Torn sheet music and notes are displayed to represent the Flycatcher as the story’s muse.

Bright reds, oranges and browns further illuminate the scene leading to white fog and shadows onto the back cover. This paints the mysticism of the tale and shares the songbird’s brave determination to traverse the gales of shadowlands in order to aid the story’s protagonist. Guido (the composer) is represented in black and surrounded by foggy mists . . . readers may ask, “Why?” The answer lies in the story of Guido, who is living a terrible reality until the Flycatcher flies through his window and shares his song of hope. Having lost the will to play his music and compose new works, Guido feigns as his talents appear lost and his inspiration gone. He appears in a void where no notes exist, until the Flycatcher makes his presence known and reignites his passion and creativity..

At the incarnation of the Flycatcher and his warbling, Guido raises a hand of acceptance in order to delve head-first into the mysticism of opportunity. He shines once again as a composer, playing his violin and creating new concertos. The Flycatcher serves as a transcendent muse for Guido, but at what cost? Readers must remember, ambiguity surrounds the Flycatcher and the dear Composer Guido remains in the dark or does he . . .

“Any form of literature is born not only to entertain, but also to share this truth: “All things are possible when we do them with love.” How many times have you told someone, “I Love You” through artwork, dancing, singing or the written word? It is my hope, “The Composer and the Flycatcher” ignites a flame in your soul for meditation and appreciation of the written word; I believe words dance freely and perfectly in every sentence of love. They are dancing free, but with perfect rhythm in each sentence of love . . . for each of us.” ~ Author Diana Arco, Mexico.

Book Cover

Book Cover

Sincerely,
Diana.

“All The Light, Life, Love, And Freedom From The Heart And Soul.”

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My Winter’s Poem About Writing

white owl and quill

Just a few days before Christmas,
I let my heart and soul
To wonder once more.
I know I do this very often.
oh, blessed me.
I can give myself this joy.

I feel it and I write it down;
I may use it some day,
Or maybe not.
Who knows, but me,
While I’am making a dream come true
With every word that comes out from my own source.

I do not seek perfection
When that comes naturally.
Every single thought that arise from the soul,
And with a strong will,
Cannot ask for more
When it is already what it should be.

So, I’am here now,
Writing this message to you.
Don’t fear your words,
Even those that don’t need to be spoken,
While life opens its signs
For your own knowledge.

Sincerely,
Diana.

“All The Light, Life, Love, And Freedom From The Heart And Soul.”

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Hush… #amwriting

Greetings Everyone! 🙂

I’m just here to share a picture that my mom found on the internet and she sent it to me.
This is how I look when I’am seated on the floor of my room to write…. lol.
Somehow I just can’t stay still when I write and, yes, sometimes I end up myself on the floor.

Well, as you can see… I’am very concentrated!

Cat with a keyboard

Have an amazing week and happy writing!

Sincerely,
Me.

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”
― Maya Angelou

“Child, to say the very thing you really mean, the whole of it, nothing more or less or other than what you really mean; that’s the whole art and joy of words.”
― C.S. Lewis

“If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.”
― Martin Luther

“I want to see thirst
In the syllables,
Tough fire
In the sound;
Feel through the dark
For the scream.”
― Pablo Neruda

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Reasons To Read… And You?

Greetings, Everyone!

I’m back with you with the following.

Sincerely,
Diana.

“All The Light, Life, Love, And Freedom From The Heart And Soul”

30 Reasons To Read

Thank you for reading! 🙂

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Full Synopsis From My Debut Title “The Composer And The Flycatcher”

Greetings Everyone!

I’m here today to share with you the full synopsis of my debut fantasy poetry prose title:
“The Composer and The Flycatcher”

Sincerely,
Diana.

“All The Light, Life, Love, And Freedom From The Heart And Soul.”

The Composer And The Flycatcher Full Synopsis

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A Big Hug To All My Fellow Bloggers

BlogMouse

Greetings Everyone!

I just can’t help it and I need to let this out.

I’am sending right now “A Big Hug To All My Fellow Bloggers” for all the writing, reading, inspiration, dedication, and all those etc times where thanks to the internet our blogs bring us together to share, communicate, and express ourselves.

Here some quotes.

A blog is merely a tool that lets you do anything from change the world to share your shopping list.
Unknown

Blogging is a great way to show your talents and interests to prospective employers, while adding an edge to your resume. If you blog consistently it shows your dedication, passions and creativity – all of which are key attributes employers look for in job candidates.
Lauren Conrad

I’ve never done a film before where every single person in the audience knows the ending. I mean suspense, twists are almost impossible these days. People are blogging your endings from their cinema seats.
Danny Boyle

I think of us as journalists; the medium we work in is blogging.
Joshua Micah Marshall

I started blogging in 2006 when I had sold my first novel but it had not yet been published, in those anxious months in between while I learned the whole process.
Laini Taylor

Blogs, social networks, newspapers, any other form of publication – all have social aspects to them. It is a spectrum really, with social networks at one extreme and a 19th century novel at the other. But there’s room for all types of social publishing platforms.
Richard MacManus

Yes, blogging is entertainment. It is performance. Each blog post a show, sometimes an opera, sometimes a 30 second commercial. Like a show, it may start with a bang, lead you along from song to song, have a great climatic moment, then leave the audience wanting more.
Lorelle Van Fossen

As I have repeatedly written in one form or other, blogging is not about writing posts. Heck, that’s the least of your challenges. No, blogging is about cultivating a mutually beneficial relationships with an ever-growing online readership, and that’s hard work.
Alister Cameron

Blogging is good for your career. A well-executed blog sets you apart as an expert in your field. Penelope Trunk

I Love Blogging

Sincerely,
Diana.

PS Please, don’t forget about this…
ownvoice

You’re amazing!
Thank you so much for sharing. 🙂

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Writing Tips from some of my favorite writers.

PAULO COELHO WRITER TIPSJ K ROWLING WRITER TIPSErnest Hemingway Writer TipE B WHITE WRITING TIPVIRGINIA WOOLF WRITER TIPROBERT FROST WRITER TIPJANE AUSTEN WRITER TIP

Happy Writing, Everyone!

Sincerely,
Diana

🙂 All the light, life, love, and freedrom from the heart and soul. ❤

PS: Hmmm, maybe someday "YOU" will be quoted like this!
Read, read, read…Write, write, and.. write.

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The 12 1/2 Writing Rules!

THE 12 AND HALF WRITING RULESjpg

Happy Writing, Everyone!

From a letter written to a loved one,
To such a beautiful and heart beating poem,
To a romantic novel,
To those horror and thriller nights,
To the story of your real life,
To whatever you write about…
It’s your master piece.
Every single word counts
To the one who reads them.

🙂 All the light, life, love, and freedom from the heart and soul. ❤

Sincerely,
Diana Arco
Author "The Composer and The Flycatcher"

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The journey of my first manuscript. Sharing the experience!

manuscript

Greetings, everyone!

Well, like my father told me some time ago. If you are afraid, why don’t you stay under the bed and live your life from there? and I went…”Oh, oh, oh!” “That’s rude, dad!”
Then he said, firm and kind: “When you really wish something in your life, you just go for it.”

Dad came up with the following words that really made an impact in my life: If you want to be an astronaut, what are you going to do? Of course, send a letter to the NASA. And what the NASA is going to answer to you? – if you get an answer in first place. You have 3 options in here… you could receive a “No” or “Thank you for your interest, maybe we’ll get in contact with you later.” or “Welcome! Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to participate in our project” My Dad uses the astronaut’s example because they are the ones who, literary speaking and technologically achieved, have been able to travel beyond the earth.

So, I received and understood this knowledge, and I said… “My astronaut is to be a writer! and I’m going for it!”
It took me some weeks to make up my mind and choose “my tale” from all those ideas I’ve been writing for years in pieces of paper and in my journals. It’s my first shout, my introduction letter, my #1, my unborn baby inside my belly… the doubt got inside my head, the fear to be judged too… I really got confused. But I took a deep breath, and I said to myself “No worries, I free myself from them, and I’m going to enjoy this process… my own writing process.” I chose what my own inspiration, love, and feelings asked me to. So, it took me months to write my first draft, then it took me some other time to edit it. I spend days and nights in my room and in my favorite restaurants, writing, creating, describing, placing and deleting words. Enjoying, excited, the process of making my dream come true. Then finally I had my manuscript ready “The Composer and The Flycatcher” my fantasy tale written in poetry prose. “It’s time to find a home to my tale – my first manuscript.” I said with hope, knowing how competitive it’s the field of the writing world.
What came next? I’ve experienced “rejections” from publishers and agents… Oh My! Should I go under the bed now? -I asked to myself. Of course not! Don’t you dare to quit now, you’re just starting! And then, finally, I was able to find my other half, my publisher.
I thought to say to my father “Dad, The NASA has accepted me and I’m going to sign the contract.” “I’m going to the moon!” lol, but no… Me and my family celebrated at home that night with wine, cheese, and bread.

Miss Quesinberry, you’re such an amazing lady who gave me the welcome into your publishing house. I’m so grateful with you for believing in my talent, in what I wrote… my first manuscript, my poetry, my fantasy tale. http://www.prlog.org/12144423-donnaink-publications-signs-author-diana-arco-and-her-title-the-composer-and-the-flycatcher.html My home!

So, the journey continues… I’m coming back later as I continue living my writer’s experience.

Sincerely,
Diana.

🙂 All the light, life, love, and freedom from the heart and soul. ❤

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Poem to “Mr. Ignorance” and “Mr. Knowledge” as characters.

knowledge-ignorance

Greetings, everyone! 🙂

I’m back to you today with a new poem.
This one is about “The Ignorance” and “The Knowledge”, but here you have me transforming them into characters, ghosts.
One is the shadow that is always haunting, and the other is the light that is always embracing.

So, you can take this poem of mine like it was a short tale that I’am taking the freedom to share with you today.

Mr. Ignorance
And
Mr. Knowledge.
By Diana Arco.

Here you are both of you
Floating invisible right by my side,
Like two ghosts fighting against each other.
One of you haunts me without mercy,
The other embraces me with all the light of the world.

Here you are both of you.
Since I go to bed at nights
When I wake up in the morning
And between time.
You are waiting for the right moment to act.

Mr. Ignorance,
That’s your name.
You are just using all that you can
To make me fall into your cloak and dagger hands.
I just can’t avoid your mysterious ways.

Mr. Knowledge,
That’s your name.
You are my perfect and well dressed heroe,
The one embracing me with encourage eager,
Taking me to the truth in my existence.

So I can see… This is the eternal battle
Between two powerful enemies.
Mr. Ignorance is not a bliss for me.
Mr. Knowledge is the one my heart is beating for
To win the situation when the time is here.

But, they can’t deny one truth.
They are those eternal friends
Depending one on the another.
Without ignorance there will not be any knowledge.
How could I solve each puzzle?

So, I thank you both of you,
My dear gentlemen.
I owe you my tears and my smiles.
You both affect directly into my heart and soul
Every time I got myself into a new phase in my life.

Sincerely,
Diana.

🙂 All the light, life, love, and freedom from the heart and soul. ❤

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