Sunday, November 23, 2014

What are you Thankful for?

Thanksgiving Blog Hop

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 What are you Thankful for?

I'm thankful for my relationship with Christ. I love my family, husband and my friends. I'm thankful for the gift of writing, and for the gift of eternal life. Although I'm a writer I'm a visual person so I'd like to share some  pictures I took this year. 

January started with snow. There were moments of boredom for some, and a few new visitors on our front porch some of them very happy for brunch oh yes and new coats for the boys.

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As spring came the beauty once again was reborn. I loved every flower. the yellow forsythias and Easter flowers and grape hysethieas remind me of my, Granny, who did her best to teach me about poetry and flowers among many other things. The violets reminds me of a feisty departed aunt from Texas. 

The fish and the pond were beautiful. Some of these fish are over ten years old.

We had lots of animals and reptiles and several puppies.

 This next section is all about skies. I love the evening sky and the beauty that God allows us to see and experience. 

 The last one is my boys I am very thankful for them too!
Thanks much for dropping by if you want to see some of the other blogs and what my friends were thankful for click on the image at the top. A couple of them are having some giveaways. 

 Feel free to comment in the blocks below to give some thanks of your own. I hope you all have a great thanksgiving!! 

I'm thankful for the eyes God gave me to see
I'm thankful for the person he made me to be
I want my life to bless each and everyone
I want to share God's truths, His one and only Son

Christ came to earth so that we all could live
His blood He did shed eternal life to give
I'm thankful for the cross the blood and the plan
Thankful for that gift from the Son of Man 

Thankful that he came and died on that tree
Though the pain was great he did it all for me
No greater gift could a Father ever give
Then through the death of one, to show us how to live
 

Blessings Samantha Fury


Saturday, September 13, 2014

A great App Everyday

Android to PC apps
This will be a series so book mark this page and when I have more app reviews I will post a link to the next review on the next helpful app.

Are you one of those people that love keeping things in order. Do you like to sync through all your devices, then I've found an app you're going to love.

Every Day 
This is one of the newest app's that I've came across, well I've been searching for some way to help organize my busy life. If you need an App they have one for just about everything but wadding through the hundreds of apps can be tiresome. This is one of my favorites so lets take a look at what it does.

It reminds me of an outline in ways, but it's so much more. I've only had it for a few days but I'm already learning how it works. You can set notifications, and check things off once you've accomplished the task. Let's take a look at some screen shots.

Lists
First you can start out with your lists. This is where you chose the topic of your tasks. I have several. Home, Taxes, pets, books, you can make several but there is a limit with a free account. I will admit I'm going to just be using this App 'Everyday' for Novels only. Some Apps have different ways they are more useful and as far as this app goes I think it will be best to be used for my books. I looked for something like Ywriter but so far just can't find the perfect plotting character development app but I will keep looking.



The next image will be of my 'list- NEW ROMANCE.' In the free version there is a limit to the amount of lists you can have. If you want more the pro version is only 2.99 a month. As you can see I've started with basic lists: Plot - Characters - Chapters.

I was looking for an app with fill in the blanks, with options like hair color, height, eye color etc. But for now this will work.

The next image will show you the outline effect. When you click on the little arrows the next section breaks out. You can see I have some general plot ideas for my new novel. Then down further you will see the character section with ideas for my characters.

Here in the next image you will see that I have three ideas for my plot. No stealing by the way :)  I have also broken those down and add sub plots and soon will hit the number of lists that I can use until I go pro or delete some of those other lists. I think I'll delete the list 'TAXES' lol. I don't like that one much anyway.

The next screen shot is of what you get in another hidden section for notes. I'm going to click on the Romantic Guy is a cook section and add some notes and an alarm for a time when I want to be sure and finish this section by.  I'll be honest I've not set an alarm yet so not sure how that works and what kind of noise it makes.
You can also show that a task is complete so you will know you've finished that area of your outline as I like to call it. You can also use this for daily tasks too, but I prefer to use another app for that. You may have to look close but there is a line marked through three tasks.
 I have several apps that I want to review and more than I want to try out. Here is a list of comparisons between the free and pro version. I like this app. It works on my android and it syncs quickly with the pc. I suppose I could put it on the phone too but haven't tried it. I'm not sure I can say that this will be my favorite app or the one that I use the most, but it's a nice app and I give it a 4 star rating.




Come back again and I'll try to tel you about another great app that I'm trying out. Be sure and let me know what your favorite app is in the comments.

Thanks
Samantha Fury


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Friday, September 5, 2014

Turning your Word document into a pdf file

Word to PDF In 9 Steps

Okay hang onto your hair, no need to start pulling at what might be left of the grey, blonde, red, hair that you might have left at this point. Self publishing in general can really cause an Author to go out and buy some wigs so you have plenty of spare hairs to pull out. This to me is one of the easier tasks that I have to do in order to get my books ready for Createspace. I know there is a lot of screen shots, and most of you won't need these, but there are authors out there that are still learning.

I know that not everyone uses pdf files, but I've always turned my word files into a PDF file for Createspace so lets get started.

Step 1
I have an older version of word so it didn't have a PDF converter installed so I found one and installed it. I use this one here it's called dopdf. The link I give you is to CNET one of my favorite places to find downloads.

Once you are at the page you will find this below. Click on the big green 'download now cnet secure download,' button and then wait.
STEP 2

After a few seconds you will see this next box pop up. Don't be tricked by all the cute boxes that say click here to download, this or that. Just hold your fingers still until you see this little box pop up and then click save file. This is what you will see.

STEP 3
Once you do that you will go to your desk top and look for the file and open it. It will look like this.
Step 4
From here you do the usual install and watch for a little box that says it's going to install the add on 'Microsoft Office.' You don't want to let any of those pesky add-ons get on your computer so un-check the box. Here is an image so you'll know where the little box is. It's right in the middle of the window. Once you have unchecked the box, you just click 'install now' and follow the instructions. I didn't find anything else on my computer but always watch for those sneaky add-on's .

Step 5 
It will ask you do you want to launch and open, you can do this and it will give you a few images to know what to look for. Next you will open your M word document that you want to turn into a PDF file.

Step 6
Now you will create a file on your desk top where you want your new PDF file to land. I created a file and you can see it below. If you don't do this your PDF file will be lost. You can't put it on the desk top. I don't know why, but every time you do it just goes into the world of missing files. So take a moment and make a file for your PDF to land in. Here is mine.
Step 7
Now that you have your empty file, or you have a file in mind where you're going to put your PDF file go to the Print area on your tool bar menu in Word, and act as if you are going to print your book. You click on print and using the drop down menu you go until you find Dopdf 8. Here is a  image so you can know what to look for.  You can also see how I have mine set I want it to print ALL, 1 copy, etc etc.  Then you click print and another screen will appear.
This is the next screen that will appear when you hit Print.


Step 8
From here you click on the BROWSE button and pick where you want your file to go. As I said you must chose a file for your PDF to go into. I chose my little empty PDF File. As you can see
I'm ready to hit save. After you hit save you will be brought back to your Print box click okay and if you have OPEN FILE checked it should open when it's done. It normally takes only a few minutes to save.


Step 9
When you do this your PDF file should opens and then you can upload your it to Createspace. I hope this helps if you have any questions feel free to comment. When you do this a couple of times it becomes a very easy process.

I hope this helps
Samantha




Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Summer Reading Release Party



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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Reasonable Service Review

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Free Book -- Free through 08-10-2014

The Land of Flames
(The Karini and Lamek Chronicles Book 1)
Cynthia P. Willow
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Enter a world of fairies, dragons, dwarves, and elves in The Land of Flames, a magical world where possibilities are endless and truth makes a difference. 

Ocamar, the villainous dragon king, and his dragon clan, have overtaken The Land of Serenity and everyone in the land is in jeopardy. The only hope seems to be with Rumbleflin, the oldest and wisest of the elves, who plans to lead an army rebellion. 

To add to the conflict, Ocamar and Rumbleflin have been harboring secrets from one another for years, and what happens when those secrets are revealed will have a major impact on everyone. 

Can an army of fairy-tale creatures defeat a clan of dragons and restore their Land of Serenity?
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Kathryn Elizabeth Jones: Idea Creations Press

Check out one of my friends and her new publishing business. 





Kathryn Elizabeth Jones: Idea Creations Press: New video for my business! Check it out and let me know what you think. Thanks! Kathryn