Dreams are meant for chasing

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Have you day dreamed lately?

It seems that lately I don’t even know what rest is. Except for when I crash at bed time. I have been pushing everything into every possible time slot I have. This suits me, don’t get me wrong. I struggle when I don’t have the energy to do anything, because I feel I am wasting my time.

But every Saturday, I used to spend a couple of hours day dreaming. I would either paint, something my entire life I have felt I was never good at, so never did. Yet, I started painting when I had children and buy us all posters and paint and decorate our home with an art gallery that was truly treasured.

Or spend the time, choergraphing a dance that may never get performed.

Why?

During these times of creativeness, my brain would be free to roam. Imagining what it would be like to live my dreams and live as a creative being. I must admit, I already am living the creative life, I have embraced it. As it is me. I am creative. I can be business, corporate and a marketer but ultimately my passion lies in creativity.

So why did I stop dreaming?

A part of me forgot that to dream, I must stop what I am doing and just be. Live in the moment that is real.

A part of me was too tired to really even give my brain a chance to reconnect with my soul.

And a part of me just let life take over and push aside my day dreams with tasks that I deemed important at the time, yet really, what could be more important?

What happened when I stopped dreaming?

My smile started to slip. My eyes started to draw tears more easily. I started to wonder if I would ever get a chance to breathe, really breathe. I waited and waited, would my opportunity ever happen again?

Then one day, my youngest child wanted to go to the playground. We spent hours there, normally just a quick walk through to get back home. I sat down, with my legs on the steps and realised, in this moment, I can breathe. My child is laughing gorgeously as he runs freely on the grass and I watch him in awe. This is what we all need. Time to roam freely.

For me it was sitting there, under the sun, with the birds singing, my child playing and me, just breathing.

When was the last time you let yourself roam free? I dare you to try it right now. Take a breath, put on some music, get outdoors and just imagine how you really want to live your life. Let your mind take you there and let your soul feel the life you want.

 

 

 

 

Products paid with a click of a button

I have some exciting news!!

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I have recently started the big task of making it easier for you to purchase my products.

Instead of an external e-store, I have added a PayPal Buy Now button to *most* of my products to make it quicker and easier for you.

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At this stage, all of the online courses should have a PayPal Buy Now button. I do have other online courses, which may not have been added on this site yet. So if what you want isn’t there, you can still view my online store temporarily.

I am yet to add my awesome books to my website, so for now you can still purchase them through most online e-retailers such as Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Sony, Apple, Diesel and more. Just search Melanie Toye in their online store’s search bar.

 

Add a cool backdrop to your image

I’ve got a new online course that you will love!

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In less than an hour, I am going to teach you how to add a cool backdrop to your image by using Microsoft Word and Paint.

The good news, you do not need to have any graphic design or photography skills, this is a crash course for beginners that will have your images looking like the above.

I utilise these skills for a lot of areas, for example, Instagram Posts. I use it for my Instagram Fashion Posts. Instead of a boring indoor blank wall image, I can add some personality to my posts, with cool backdrops that I don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to obtain or actually be out in the cold to be snapped in.

For those of you looking to create your own eBook cover design, I have a different course for this. So please visit here.

Cost

An affordable: AUD $15.00.

What you will get

You will receive a PDF document with detailed information, showcasing a step by step screen shot and instructions on how to remove the current back drop, search for an image you want to add into your image and save it as a JPEG.

Program dates:

Starts within 72 hours from confirmation of payment.

How to enrol

Visit my online store: https://store7784056.ecwid.com/#!/Add-a-cool-backdrop-to-your-image/p/85892288/category=18537002 

Click on the program you want, add to bag and make payment. The email you pay with will be the email address used to send your online course to.

 

Time to do what you love with help

Melanie Toyes 50 percent off sale of online courses

21 online courses in a range of topics from writing, fashion, interior design, creativity, job skills and more are available through my online store.

View my online store here

Receive 50% off all online courses. Enter code: 50%ONLINECLASS at checkout to receive your discount. (The code must be in capital letters to activate).

Learn something you love.

Ever wondered what to do in life?

 

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During my school life, I never really had an idea of what I wanted to do when I left school, some ideas were:

  • become a surf life saver,
  • become a ballerina for the Australian Ballet
  • and more …

After I left school and entered the job force, I read many books to try and find what career I really wanted to be in. None of these books gave me the answer. I wanted to be shown exactly what I should do!

It wasn’t until my late twenties where I started playing around with characters. I had no idea that I was going to turn it into a story but one thing led to another and out popped a story (actually it didn’t just magically happen, it took a good year to finish it and then another 1-2 years to lose it and rewrite it. And by lost I mean, my computer crashed)(important note – always back-up your work!)

Once I had my first child, I had the courage to publish my novel. Not just publish it, go on a 3 month marketing campaign to promote it. I discovered what I wanted to do as a career in life, write.

Ever since that journey into the unknown, a roller-coaster ride of emotions and experiences, I have never wanted anything more than to turn writing into my career.

I realised there is this big wide world that is ready to be explored and experienced and here I was in a small desk space, bored and feeling like this is all the world could offer me but once I started exploring my true passions in life, the world’s view expanded and grew and instead of feeling limitations placed upon me, I felt free.

It’s important to fight for your freedom and your passions. It’s also important to know that what you have right now, may not be what you want and to know that you can go on a journey, like I did to really discover where your true passions lie.

The great part is, instead of fumbling around in the dark, like I did as I self-taught myself everything about writing, I have online courses for you, which provide easy instructions to get you exactly what you want in life, freedom to do what you love.

Visit my online store here: https://store7784056.ecwid.com/#!/Melanie-Toyes-online-courses/c/18537002/offset=0&sort=normal

I would like to hear what your true passions in life are, by commenting in the comments below.

 

 

Freelance Writers – It’s time to make money

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Over five years I have been a freelance writer, in addition to writing books, creating online magazines, working and looking after a young family. My motivation is what pushed me to work late nights, while the children were sleeping, with the aim to change my life and earn immediate funds to pay for the ever-growing money that our daily lives need and want.

I started the experience blind but went in with guts and found work immediately. Not only that but I was working to earn a weekly income, which provided me with the flexibility to be at home with my children part-time and work the other part-time hours.

I have so much knowledge in the industry, in addition to all the fears felt by a freelancer, such as will their be enough work around when there are heaps of competitors (the answer is yes, but I explore why there is enough).

Plus, I show you how to run and manage your own business. Because once you become a freelancer, not only do you need to learn how to manage your time to meet your client’s deadlines, you also need to know how to think of your freelance writing as a business.

I can assure you, once you take my online course and follow the steps and keep up with the program and then continue to follow it after it ends, over the following twelve months you will see freelance writing opportunities coming your way and did I mention paid opportunities!

If you are serious about getting into writing, then wait no longer. Sign up today so you can start earning an income to give you the freedom to work for yourself and be anywhere in the world.

Click here to enroll: https://store7784056.ecwid.com/#!/Mentoring-Program-for-want-to-be-*paid*-freelance-writers/p/58754723/category=18537002

 

 

Time for a revamp

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I am very excited, you know, website’s take time to update. Not only that, but I have so many ideas and this year, it’s all about change for me. I am growing too.

I am excited because this year, I am writing for me. I used to love being a freelance business writer and author and now still an author that writes more and more each day. I am now an online trainer. I feel with my extensive experience in writing, especially freelance business writing to earn an income! To writing and publishing eBooks, to blog writing, glamourous fashion, interior design, job seeking and more, that my online courses give you what I know in the easiest way possible for you to transform your life and start on a new and exciting path.

In doing so, I have updated my website to transition from freelance writer to online trainer. I love to help others and my time is better used in helping people with step by step instructions on how to reach their desired destination. Let me help you get where you want to go.

View my current list of online courses (which are always growing too, so make sure you check back for more!)

Also be sure to follow me on Facebook for the latest updates on everything I love to write about.

Plus, this year, I have a lot more to share with you. Click this new section that lists all of my blogs on a wide variety of topics, that I love to talk / write about.

 

Inspirational Woman of the week – Community of We

I was honoured to do an interview with Fiona from Community of We for Inspirational Woman of the Week. Read the full interview here: http://thecommunityofwe.com/portfolio/interview-with-melanie-toye-author-and-freelance-writer/

 

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The new comedic series: Harrison Court

Take a read of my comedy pilot script of Harrison Court:

Harrison Court is set in the Stepford Moms neighborhood, with Mia and her family who are a modern day family, where just getting through a day and not being seen as perfect is considered normal, however is unaccepted to the Stepford Moms neighborhood.

Please read it and rate it here.

Personally, I think it’s hilarious. Enjoy!

What happens when you fall asleep to dream? Does it ever feel real? Maybe because it is…

“The ‘why am I here’ question pops into my head and just as swiftly disappears. I feel no fear, no pain and no sadness. What world could portray this? I am flying now. All movement is effortless. I feel like I have been flying every day of my life. I do not have to think about how to fly, I just fly. Another magical trait this world offers.” ~ Excerpt from Destiny Lane by Melanie Toye

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Imagine a world where having what you want is readily and immediately available. A pure and innocent world that is only accessible by very few, through their dreams.

Destiny Lane is an imaginative and captivating world, filled with friendships, new experiences, out of this world abilities and love interests. When Sara falls asleep, she realises Destiny Lane – her dream world – is real.

Sara has to wrap her mind around new concepts that she has never had to consider before. A world with no money, using the mind to create what one wants and the default emotion of peace. In the meantime, Sara’s life on Earth is below par. Sara is a head-hunter for a modelling agency, Mode Appeal. She seems to have lost her zest for the direction of her career. When Sara starts to explore other avenues, she discovers her real talent is in architecture.

To assist Sara in her current challenges, Sara’s past lives are revealed to her. Life as a princess and an army leader aid in uncovering the answers. Will she choose the same man she loved in a past life that had her killed? And will she use her leadership skills to try and save Destiny Lane from corruption?

Sara is faced with several hard decisions. A love life which only fits into one world. One world she must leave forever. And to be a leader and fight for the survival of Destiny Lane.

Enter this fantasy world through Sara’s dreams and see the magnificence of such a place that is heaven-like. Witness the power of angels, the in-between – a place between one world and the next, plus an array of other fantasy elements that will blow your mind.

By Sara’s life experience in Destiny Lane, she learns to have the confidence to live the life she has always dreamed of, on Earth.

This explosive read is light, moving and thought-provoking. It takes fantasy fiction to a new level.

Purchase a PDF version and give the author 100% of the royalties at: Melanie Toye’s Online Store

For eBook format or to purchase a paperback visit Amazon.com.

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