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GIFTS AT A DISCOUNT ON “READ TUESDAY”


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I am one of hundreds of authors who will be participating in Read Tuesday, a Black Friday type of event just for book lovers, today, December 10th. I’m offering the Kindle version of Chakra Secrets for just $.99 today (regularly $5.99), a perfect gift for anyone who is interested in yoga, learning more about chakra healing, or inspirational reads.

Give the gift of reading in all genres this holiday season… at up to 90% off the regular book or E-book price. Check out the complete book catalog at www.ReadTuesday.com.

 

How (And Why) To Give An E-Book

Electronic books are an inexpensive and easy way to read. They are less costly than printed books, often a lot less expensive, and they are convenient. Even people who do not use a dedicated e-reader like a Kindle often have reader apps installed on their tablets and smart phones. Readers worldwide are able to enjoy their books wherever they are and carry whole libraries around in their pockets or briefcases.

Screen shot 2013-12-05 at 10.37.42 AMOdds are, you know someone who uses an e-reader or a reader app on a regular basis. With the holiday season approaching we’re all looking for gifts for our friends and families. Gifting e-books is quick, there’s no shipping involved, and you can do it from home without braving mall traffic. What’s more, the major e-book retailers allow e-books to be exchanged for store credit, so if you make a mistake and give a book that your recipient already has, she or he can exchange it right from the device screen.

Chakra_Secrets_3dElectronic retailers make it easy to do, too. All that you need is an account with the retailer and the recipient’s email address.

For instance, when you go to an Amazon link, for instance, the Chakra Secrets Kindle, just click on “Give as a gift” and send it to your friend’s email.

Happy reading and gifting!
Namaste,

Becca Chopra, author of Chakra Secrets, The Chakra Diaries, Balance Your Chakras – Balance Your Life, and soon-to-be-released, The Chakra Diet

P.S. SIGN UP TO WIN A PERSONALIZED
CHAKRA DIET PLAN FOR 2014 AT:

www.theChakras.org

 

FREE TODAY – Chakra Secrets to Love and Happiness


I invite you to download a FREE copy of my memoir, Chakra Secrets, a sizzling story that also offers chakra information and insight…

It’s absolutely FREE for download, today only, Friday, Oct. 19, on Kindle at http://amzn.to/RgxgS3. Even if you DO NOT have a Kindle, you can easily download an app to read Kindle books on your computer, iPad or smartphone: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=kcp_pc_mkt_lnd?docId=1000426311.

All I ask is that you try the simple yet powerful chakra healing tool mentioned in Part II and send me your feedback or questions, or leave a customer review on Amazon.com. So far, I’ve heard it helped one woman relieve physical pain for the first time in 2 years!

“I have had some exposure to chakras, yoga and past life experiences. Chakras seemed a little too ‘woo woo’ to me. And yoga so slow and boring. I see now that I did not a have a teacher like Becca. I simply did not understand it. In this case, it is woven into an autobiography that is as thrilling a story as a novel.” ~ Corinne Edwards, Amazon Reviewer

Why should you care about chakras anyway?

Chakras are our energy centers that affect directly influence everything from our financial security, our sex life and self esteem to how we give and receive love, express ourselves and practice spirituality.

How do you know if your chakras are in balance?

For example, if you are feeling insecure, it’s hard to have a good foundation for a relationship or profitable career, so you’ll want to strengthen your first or Root Chakra. If you feel needy, crave touch and sex and want to feel more passionate and creative, you should work on unblocking your second or Sacral Chakra.

All seven of the chakras have an impact on our lives. In CHAKRA SECRETS, I show how each of my chakras was blocked and share how I was able to move forward through chakra healing techniques that anyone can use to find love and happiness.

BALANCE YOUR CHAKRAS, BALANCE YOUR LIFE!

I hope you read and enjoy CHAKRA SECRETS. Download your FREE copy today at http://amzn.to/RgxgS3.

Namaste!

Becca Chopra
www.thechakras.org

P.S. If you enjoy CHAKRA SECRETS, please post a review on Amazon.com; it helps authors so much! And if you would like the companion video on how to perform the chakra healing technique I share, simply email me for a FREE link: Becca@thechakras.org.

CHAKRAS AND THE SPIRITUAL REALM


“Keys to the Spirit World” simplifies the process of communicating with your spirit guides, who are always there to help you navigate your path through the physical world.

This book helps you use all the spiritual tools and gifts you were born with, but most likely forgot. As a child, you may have heard your spirit guide(s) through your “inner ear,” but blocked them out as you grew older and more conditioned by society’s rules of what is reality and what isn’t. This book is a breath of fresh air, saying “Yes, you can take guidance from your dreams, inner and outer voices, thoughts, and visualizations.” Plus, O’Neill offers guidance on how to relax and allow communication with your spirit guides to happen. She even includes exercises to help you tear down the walls to spirit communication.

I especially liked the section on chakras and their correlation to spirit communications. O’Neill explains how chakras, our energetic centers, allow information to be received from the spiritual realm and incorporated into the physical body. She takes you one by one through the chakras, with special emphasis on the Heart Chakra, which is elevated and expanded through higher consciousness, the Throat Chakra, used for channeling information during spirit communications, and the Third Eye Chakra, which opens you to clairvoyance and clear seeing.

The author shares some of her own experiences as a child growing up with psychic abilities and the sensations she felt in these chakra areas before she understood their relationship to the spiritual realm.

And she offers 10 Tips for Working with your Spirit Guides, invaluable for anyone who wants to have a stronger connection to spirit and accept guidance on their path.

Have you tried automatic writing, dream journaling or spirit guide meditation? O’Neill offers advice on how to use these tools to connect with your spirit guides. She ends her short yet very comprehensive giude with common blocks to spirit communication and how to solve them.

Communicating with Spirit Guides is immensely valuable – this book gives you the tools you need to take advantage of what is offered to each and every one of us from the spiritual realm.
Namaste!
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries

The Chakra Diaries – FREE KINDLE Today!


&quote;Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. &quote; ~ Rumi
&quote;In the presence of grace, forgiveness is a recognition that for every wound there is a healing. &quote; ~ Deepak Chopra

These are two quotes that appear in The Chakra Diaries, and give an idea of the themes woven through the novel life stories of ten people who find magic and miracles through attending a chakra healing workshop.

The Chakra Diaries is FREE ON KINDLE, all day today, Friday, April 6.

Roger Harris of Indie Author Counsel interviewed me and I’m offering an excerpt of his blog here:

Roger: Why are you offering The Chakra Diaries Free today?
Becca: The Chakra Diaries is a unique book, stories of people’s triumph over the tragedies in their lives. I’ve had great success reaching readers interested in yoga and chakras, but the Kindle Freebie is a way to reach a broader market – readers of women’s lit, inspirational books, dramatic fiction.

Roger: Is using KDP Select part of your overall marketing plan?
Becca: Yes, I’ve learned that having a strategic marketing plan, including a website, blog, using blog tours, author forums, Ezine articles, FaceBook, Twitter and other social marketing sites, as well as the tools Amazon offers its authors, are all important in getting your name out there. Publishing houses no longer spend marketing dollars to promote their new authors, so all authors need to create their own marketing forum.

Roger: What other advice can you offer other Indie Authors?
Becca: I used a professional editor, a professional book cover artist, and Create Space to professionally design my book. I think it’s important for Indie Authors to take every step to make sure their book is every bit as inviting to read as the books we’re all used to. Even eBooks need to be well-formatted with an attention-getting cover. Kindle is the fastest-growing venue to sell your work, so pay attention to your eBook quality – otherwise, Amazon can offer instant refunds to dissatisfied customers.

Roger: I know you’re often asked, are you related to Deepak Chopra?
Becca: In philosophy only. He’s been one of my greatest teachers. And I wouldn’t mind being as prolific an author as he is.

Thanks to Becca for her time (she’s in the midst of writing her next book using the program, NOVEL IN A MONTH), so she’s on a whirlwind writing spree.

To download your FREE KINDLE version of The Chakra Diaries, go to:

http://amzn.to/FPcLzQ

For more info, see her website at www.thechakras.org.

Happy reading & writing!
Roger Harris

www.IndieAuthorCounsel.com

Share Your Wisdom – Write A Book!


Have you gone through life’s tough experiences and come out the other end with wisdom to share? My friend Peggy has gone through chemical injury, breast cancer, broken bones and more. And she’s learned methods of coping, plus inspiration to help others as well. So, she’s starting to write. You may have a story to tell as well, and it’s cathartic (which can be good) to get your words out.

Creativity is linked to the second or sacral chakra, which gets strengthened as you flow with the inspiration in your life. As you shout out your message to the world, even on paper, you’ll also be strengthening your throat chakra, which is linked to speaking your truth.

Whether you are writing a self-help work, like I am with Balance your Life, or fiction, as my colleague R. R. Harris is penning with Double Take, it pays dividends to be organized. “An outline is crucial and saves so much time. It tells you where the story is going.” John Grisham

So, how should you start?

TITLE: Give your work a name, or something that can reference your project.

GENRE: : Be flexible as this may change as the plotline and characters and your thoughts morph and develop. List all of the genres that your story might fit into.

POINT of VIEW: Will it change from scene to scene or will the main character narrate in first person throughout? An author friend of mine said that when she began her autobiographical “coming of age” novel that her original intention was to have the first-person voice change as her character grew and matured. However as she drove further and further into the hinterlands of her work, she realized how maintaining that direction complicated her writing and de-railed it from flowing freely from her consciousness. For example, she would have to ensure that her teenager was not speaking with the voice of a worldly and wise, middle-aged maven or vice versa.

Some authors choose voice from scene to scene by weighing what character stands the most to lose. Although unless skillfully written, this approach can leave a reader wondering what is going on and especially, who is talking.

WHO wants, WHAT do they want, WHY do they want it and What/who stands in your character’s way? Not sure where to begin?

“What if X happened? That’s how you start.” Tom Clancy

“Don’t wait to be struck by an idea. If you are a writer, sit down and damn well decide to have an idea. That’s the way to get an idea.” Andy Rooney

SETTING: Can make a story gel into a dish fit for the Queen or alternatively turn it into cold tasteless soup that even hungry flies shun. Of course, there are endless possibilities. You can create memorable characters as at home in the book’s setting as a well worn slipper, but who enliven it and blaze brightly at the slightest provocation. Perhaps others triumph despite all odds or seemingly invincible villains meet their match in a unforeseen avalanche of choices that could not have been forecast.

“Most of our lives are basically mundane and dull, and it’s up to the writer to find ways to make them interesting.” John Updike

HOOK/SPARK: Yeah, the night was dark and stormy and she came to the door with nothing on but the radio, but then what? What will I write in the second paragraph and on page 87 that will keep my reader into the book? Will the last sip of my book be as satisfying as the first, or even more so?

As an author I must constantly ask – have I set-up conflict, created suspense and action and left the reader panting for more? Am I solving a problem the reader has, conveying knowledge or fulfilling a need?

“I want the reader to turn the page without thinking that she is turning the page. It must flow seamlessly.” Janet Evanovich

DON’T QUIT: “Nobody cares whether you write or not, and it’s very hard to write when nobody cares one way or the other. You can’t get fired if you don’t write, and most of the time you don’t get rewarded if you do. But don’t quit.” Andre Dubus

For help with your book, see www.IndieAuthorCounsel.com.

Namaste!
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries

CREATIVE WRITING CHALLENGE – NEW BOOK IN A MONTH!


I spent three years writing my first novel, The Chakra Diaries. Then, a full year on the sequel, Chakra Secrets, which I can happily say is now finished and on the way to the editor.

Now, I’m ready to write the book my students and readers around the world have asked for – Chakra Healing Simplified. I have the title ready, Balance Your Life, and my enormous pile of information at the ready.

I want this book written quickly. So, I decided to jump into a new way of writing for me – an organized routine and structure for writing. I was introduced to this program, NOVEL IN A MONTH, when joining Indie Author Counsel, and I’m going to see if the system works to use both my left and right brain to complete my self-help guide.

Now, are YOU ready to write as well? Laptop at the ready, a rough story outine lying pent-up, cramped into the folds of your brain, awaiting glorious release through your fingertips?

Anton Chekhov suggested that every sentence should spend two days in the brain, lying perfectly still and putting on weight. But using that principle, your work might be completed by the time you are 98 years old.

If you want to join me in the challenge of writing a book in a month, try the program along with me….

Learn how YOU can write your own book in just ONE MONTH, by visiting the official website:

http://www.novelinamonth.com/?afl=90058

I’ll be posting my progress as I move through my outline this week. If you try the program or have other writing advice, please share your comments as well.

Happy writing,

Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries

www.thechakras.org

www.IndieAuthorCounsel.com

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