Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : How does divorce affect a young girl? Any online readings?

I’m worried about a friend of mine (23 year old woman) who was hurt real bad by her dad telling her when she was 12 that he no longer loved her mother. She’s grown up having a lot of trouble with her relationships with men and I think it may have something to do with her parents relationship breaking apart. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer by Mads♥ Ozil
Yes. Children are affected by everything. Every-thing. If watching their mother/father die infront of them, if being abused at the age of 3 etc can turn them into psychopathic serial killers than I am certain divorce can affect a young girl.

Answer by Nicole
I agree that children are affected by everything but I think a lot of it has to do with how the situations were handled. If the divorce was messy, the parents were constantly fighting, calling names and hurting one another emotionally it’s going to have an EXTREMELY negative impact on the child, also her Dad divulging information about his marriage with her mother probably shaped the way she viewed relationships as she grew older, what kind of trouble does she have with men? Does she run away from men when they get too close? That could be the reason why, she saw two people whom she thought loved each other more than the world suddenly hate one another it could lead her to believe that it’s impossible for her to be loved.

I hope this helps.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : How can someone get good publicity for a book they write and get published?

Hey everyone. I’m writing a book and I hope to be a great author someday. Certainly not the greatest but a great one like John Flanagan or Rick Riordan. How did they get the publicity for there books and themselves to become as admired as they are? Is it because they had there books published by a well known publisher? Or is it because there books were just really good and one person read it and eventually it was so good that everyone who read it loved it? I would really like help and some advice. Thanks.

Answer by Questionable
The best way is to give some to ur friends, neighbors, coworkers and family and ask them to spread the word. Talk to your local book store and sell some online too.

Answer by Annie Nesbitt
A good publisher does help (better distribution and publicity), but if this is you first book, you aren’t likely to get a good publisher the first time. What I can suggest is trying NaNoWrMo, If you get 50 000+ by the end of november, they have publishers and writers look over your novel… I’m sorry I can’t give you anymore advice… I’m new myself and I can just tell you what I have learned.
Good Luck!

Answer by mlee
First of all: Few are born writers. The rest of us have an interest and learn the craft of writing. Study (and practice) to show thyself approved.

These days the bulk of the work of promoting is left up to the authors unless published by a big house publisher. If self publishing use a company that allows you to keep your rights, current examples: www.smashwords.com, www.lulu.com, www.creativespace.com. This allows you to sell your work to a big house if one asks. The Devil Wears Prada comes to mind as an example.

Okay, here’s a general article:
http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Getting-Published/Getting-Publicity-for-your-Book/m-p/130108?nobounce=

Don’t wait until your book is published. Start well before building a following (the act of promoting yourself is called branding) using social media like Twitter, Facebook, online writer’s groups like www.writersdigest.com (where, btw, you can get lots of free great advice from industry professionals), blogging (http://southernauthors.blogspot.com/2011/02/getting-publicity-for-your-book-by.html), etc. And list with sites like www.goodreads.com, and video promotions www.YouTube.com, once you have published.

But then these are only a few ways. Here’s a 1001:
http://www.amazon.com/1001-Ways-Market-Your-Books/dp/091241149X

Answer by Crayons
Well, authors whose books are published by a major publishing house like Harper Collins, for example, have the backing of their publishers, who can take out advertisements in literary magazines if they believe that the book is commercially viable. So there is a sort of advantage to signing with a major publisher, but success is not guaranteed.

Here’s the thing: a book’s success depends upon the amount of work that the author puts into both the writing and the promotion. In this day and age, we’re all used to seeing JK Rowling and Stephen King and we don’t realize that the majority of authors do not get publisher-funded book tours. The vast, vast majority of authors have to promote their own work. I read an article in Writer’s Digest or some similar magazine that detailed the book tour of a first-time novelist. He visited book stores, book expos, and basically pitched his book to buyers. His publisher was pleased with this- publishers do not- I repeat, do not- want to work with an author who thinks that once the book is written that his/her work is done. It’s only just beginning! The publisher in the article told the author that he was glad that he was willing to drive around with a box of books in his trunk to try and sell them.

Some (most) authors probably dread marketing their own work. They might think that they are too shy, that they will sound lame or vain, or just don’t know where to begin. But a book’s success is contingent upon the author’s courage in getting out there and working to sell his or her story.

I would recommend, for you, to get started before the book is finished. Join Twitter. There are a ton of big name authors on Twitter. Follow them and start trying to make contacts with publishers, agents, editors, and fellow writers. This is the power of the Internet. Embrace it, but embrace it safely.

Then get involved in your community or the nearest city. Every city has at least a small colony of artists and writers. Get involved. It can open doors. Start introducing yourself to small bookstore owners, participating in poetry readings (or just attend them and network), sending your work out to magazines, and write some local authors for advice. It is a lot of hard work, but this is what it takes to be one of the greats in this day and age, it seems.

But here is the most important thing: don’t worry about fame or sales. Forget the numbers. They’re nothing. While networking is crucial, as I have said, nothing is more important than writing because you love to write and writing a good book. The Internet is fed by word of mouth. Bestsellers are made on word of mouth. Write something that deserves to be published, deserves to stand the test of time. Write honestly and from the gut. Don’t even think about publishing yet. Just get your ideas down, focus on your craft, and hone your skills. You owe it to your characters.

I really encourage you to think about this previous paragraph because it is the most important factor in the success of an author. You can do it if you have passion, patience, a will to get back up when you fail (believe me, you will at one point or another- all of us have, and because failure only makes you stronger, embrace it and stand back up), and an uninhibited love of writing.

Good luck! I wish you all the best in your endeavors. 🙂

Answer by Taylor Mc
Build an Auidence.

Answer by cathrl69
“Is it because they had there books published by a well known publisher?”

In a word, yes.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Where can i get a free free psychic reading or tarot card reading online?

So i’m in a confused stage right now and i would like to know about my love life, i have a close friend and i REALLY like and well i want to know if me and him will be in a serious relationship one day.

Answer by RavenShadow
You can get a free reading on many sites. Tarot.com, even through MSN but…These “free” readings are about as accurate as nothing. Most of the readers online are just out to make a buck. They say they will give you a “free” reading, give you some very vague garbage, then try and stick you with a $ 19.95 fee for getting anything further. So from my own personal experience, just stay away from the online stuff. If you want to get a good reading, do some research locally, and obtain a reader with a good reputation, and you will be much happier.

Now here come the condemners, and the skeptics putting in their two cents worth, telling you it’s all crap and of some “devil”. Whatever…Their “prophets” and such are ok, but someone else’s?

Yes, there are fakes out the wazoo, but there are also those who have a gift. The problem is finding them and knowing when you’re being duped.

Answer by Dylan the CATholic
They’ll find you.

Answer by Ilana B.
I’m not sure where you can get a free reading online, and like the old saying goes, “you get what you pay for.”

The previous answer’s advice about seeking someone out locally is not a bad idea, but you can still look around online. Many local psychics or tarot readers (including myself!) advertise online, or do readings by phone or e-mail.

If you like, I can do a reading for you by e-mail (see my craiglist ad at: http://newjersey.craigslist.org/crs/1824713344.html).

Even if you don’t end up going to a psychic or a tarot reader, don’t worry too much about this issue. If you two are meant to be together in the future, you will be. The real future is the one you create, and cannot be dictated by another person or a set of cards.

Best of luck to you,

Ilana

Answer by Cherisa
If you are really sincere in wanting to help yourself, you need to be willing to fork out some money for a real psychic. Psychic’s are people who need to eat too so it’s only fair that you pay them. If you’re really interested about getting a reading from an accurate psychic, email me.

Answer by Math
I will do a free serious reading for you if you want but not in here. Get in touch on byzantyne(a)gmail(dot)com. I have over 15 years experience as a psychic.

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Dramatic Fanfic Readings – Brewdening Love, Part 2

Written by LoveDrNikki

I was born with my innate gifts of clairvoyance (see things), clairaudient (hear things), clairsentient (know things). By the time I was 3 I knew there were things that I knew that I could not tell anyone about because they got really weird if I did. At 13 I got my first deck of tarot cards (Ryder – Waite) and started doing readings professionally.

At 16 I had my first near death experience when I was in a pick-up truck that hit a semi-tractor trailer truck. My dad had died several years earlier – and he had been a semi-truck driver. I was fortunate enough to receive my Father as a Spirit Guide that day, My second NDE was when I was 18 – I was in a Piper Cub 2 seater aircraft that did a hard landing into the side of a mountain. I have spent my entire life studying and working with the wyrd and wonderful in all its guises. While not required by any means I enjoy using the Tarot or any of the other divination tools I have at hand you may want to use for your reading.

I have Doctorate Degrees in Divinity (D.Div) and Theology (Th.D.) from Northern Lights Seminary and continue to study. Among some of my other titles are Psychic Minister, Esoteric Minister, High Priestess, Shaman, Spiritual Coach, Psychic Coach, Psychic Healer, Life Coach, Relationship Coach, Small Business Consultant, Paralegal, Executive Director and College student. I am honored to be a “reader’s reader,” meaning that many of the people do readings for are readers or spiritual workers themselves.