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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Free PDF Excerpt from the soon-to-be-published Young Adult Fiction Novel Got the Flow: The Diary of a Young Rapper



Hello!
I am happy you are here and am looking forward to hearing feedback from each and every one of you about what you liked (and didn’t like about this upcoming novel) Got the Flow: The Diary of a Young Rapper. I am writing this book because I have seen (and worked with so many educationally-disenfranchised kids that “hate school and reading”. This book is designed to be engaging and riveting for those students who feel like most books don’t speak to them and can’t connect to the characters of the book.


Book synopsis:
Troy Jones is a 16-yr-old high school student with the dream of becoming a successful rapper. Not chasing fame, Troy wants to help his mother who works three jobs to support her family after Troy’s father was killed as a bystander in a tragic drive-by. Having problems in school, Troy tries to get I.S.S. as often as he can so he can work on his rap lyrics. Mrs. Hass, his science teacher hates rap & hip-hop music and constantly gives Troy a hard time. On the other hand Troy’s English teacher, Mr. Salas, is a beacon of hope and inspiration to the young, aspiring rapper. Mr. Salas provides him with the tools to improve his craft of writing hip-hop lyrics. When Troy’s best friend Jimmy moves to another school, Troy’s opportunity to perform in rap battles arrives. Being a nobody, he has nothing to lose and everything to gain. Along the way, he meets his idol rapper, a love interest (Tonya), gets his music equipment stolen, and temporarily gives up on his “crazy” dream. He knows that he does not only want to succeed; he needs to succeed.

I hope you are as excited as I am for the completion of this young adult novel! Please consider sending me feedback on what you liked and didn’t like about this excerpt to authorcarlossalinas@gmail.com. As a thank-you, I will add your email to my free eBooks email list and will happily send you a copy of the finished eBook when it is published later this year! Free PDF excerpt for download here.

Thank you kindly for reading.
See you on page one,

Carlos Salinas

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

3 Free eBooks (Quotes, Poetry, and Short Stories) when you subscribe to email list!


Get all three of my books, The Little Book of Big Quotes Vol. IThe Poems Vol. I, and my soon-to-be-published book of short stories, Short Stories of Love, Hope, and Laughter for free when you subscribe to my email list! #Thankyou for #reading and your continued support :) I wrote #thelittlebookofbigquotes #thepoems and #shortstoriesoflovehopeandlaughter because I wanted there to be a book of new inspirational, motivational, and philosophical quotes to make people think and know themselves better! Share if u like my work just please credit me in any reposts, thanks 4 reading! Picture quotes, free book excerpts, videos, & more @ www.carlossalinaswriting.com 


About the Author:
Hello! I am a passionate teacher and writer that loves to create lessons that are interactive, genuine, original and have a purpose. I like to make custom lesson plans and materials that engage my students and help them take ownership for their learning. I have published two books, The Little Book of Big Quotes Vol. I and The Poems Vol. I, on Amazon and am currently working on a YA novel and collection of short stories (excerpts available soon). I hope you find these materials helpful!


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Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Top Three Books for Fiction & Short Story Writers and Novelists (or The Best Books on Writing, Will be Updated Periodically)



There are tons of books on writing out there and it is difficult to know where to start...

A writer doesn’t usually have a lot of time, especially if they have 10 stories plotting out in their head (along with dialogue, symbolism, sub-plots, and characterization!). In my quest for becoming a better writer, I’ve found some good books...and then I’ve found some great ones. This list includes only those books! I’ve also included links to find them on Amazon...


Read the rest here

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Free signed Quotes book giveaway from 1/14/17 through 1/21/17 on Goodreads!

Enter for a chance to win one of three signed copies of my book The Little Book of Big Quotes Volume I! Good luck and thank you for participating, reading, and all of your support! See you on page one, Carlos Salinas

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The Little Book of Big Quotes by Carlos Salinas

The Little Book of Big Quotes

by Carlos Salinas

Giveaway ends January 21, 2017.
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Monday, December 5, 2016

Inspirational motivational picture quotes of the day

#Thankyou for #reading and your continued support :) From the #book #thelittlebookofbigquotes Picture quotes, free book excerpts, videos, & more @ www.carlossalinaswriting.com (link in bio) Creative, inspirational writing for the mind, spirit, & heart. Share if u like my work just please credit me in any reposts, thanks 4 reading! (Books & eBooks available on Amazon.com)
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Teaching Value of Wikipedia: Why It’s OK for Students to Use it for Research




I know most of you got nervous with that title, but it can help! It’s not the most credible or reliable source but can be a great jump-off point for research because they have an entry for just about anything! Here are some reasons for using Wikipedia in the classroom for research projects. Read more...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

School needs books! :)

I work with under-privileged, at-risk, and disenfranchised youth; teens who don't have high expectations for themselves or guidance from almost anyone. I will use the money from here to buy more high-interest, age-appropriate books to get them reading! My goal is to stretch the money out as much as I can by buying second-hand and used books. I would love to expand the classroom library as soon as possible to help our students become passionate readers and writers, since reading and writing go hand in hand. I spend much of my own money on books but know that together we can provide a much greater selection of books for these kids. I'll know we were successful when I have students initiating their own reading and ask me to take a book home to read. I truly believe that when kids say they don't like reading it is because they haven't found their type of books. An enthusiastic teacher plus great books equals success for every student! If you can, please donate or share to make more people aware of this campaign. Thank you kindly!

-Carlos Salinas
Www.carlossalinaswriting.com