How To Write Your First Book

Stephanie Newell is the author of “How To Write Your First Book: A Blueprint For Fiction & Non-Fiction Writers.” Her book is a good road map for first time writers. She simply states facts and tips about writing, self-publishing, marketing and launching your first book and much more. As you probably already know, writing aContinue reading “How To Write Your First Book”

Hay House Writer’s Community

In July 2020 I became a member of Hay House Writer’s Community after participating in their free 7-Day Writer’s Challenge. As a beginner writer I learned the importance of having a weekly writing schedule. When COVID-19 arrived on our shores, a writing schedule wasn’t necessary since I had all the time to write. Hay HouseContinue reading “Hay House Writer’s Community”

Stephen King

Stephen Edwin King is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, crime, science-fiction, and fantasy novels. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, and many have been adapted into films, television series, miniseries, and comic books. King has published 62 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, and five non-fictionContinue reading “Stephen King”

Machu Picchu

I worked for twenty-eight years at a government job in New York City. I kept a photo on my desktop of Machu Picchu. I kept telling myself that one day I’m going to go there and stand on the mountain. When I retired in 2013 I booked a trip through Grand European Travel (http://www.getours.com) toContinue reading “Machu Picchu”

Sales Sell Sheet

Canva I’ve finally signed up for a free account with Canva http://www.canva.com. This platform allows me to design my book cover. I’m also working on a Sales Sell Sheet. Below is information I got from EverGreenAuthors blog (http://www.evergreenauthors.com): 3 Simple Rules for Creating a Sell Sheet for Your Book: The only “rules” you need toContinue reading “Sales Sell Sheet”

Idea-to-Outline

I’ve taken the necessary steps to get a coach. I made an appointment with KN Literary Arts (http://knliterary.com) for a free fifteen minute consultation. I am signing a contract for coaching on “Idea-to-Outline.” The outline is the roadmap to writing my memoir and I need guidance in this area. I’m still moving forward with workingContinue reading “Idea-to-Outline”

My Sources of Inspiration

I’m starting off 2021 with what worked for me in 2020. I found books, workshops and podcasts that stirred me inside and kept me motivated to write. Books I read in 2020:Limitless by Jim Kwik (http://www.jimkwik.com)‍The Book You Were Born To Write by Kelly Notaras (http://www.knliterary.com)It’s About Damn Time by Arlan Hamilton (http://www.backstagecapital.com) Those who inspiredContinue reading “My Sources of Inspiration”

A Tree Tells A Story

I went to Griffen State Park in Leesburg Florida to take a walk. I wanted to get some fresh air and clear my head. While walking along a path I came upon this tree stump (pictured above). As I started to walk away I turned around to look at it again. What is this tree’sContinue reading “A Tree Tells A Story”