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Monday, December 26, 2016

Writing Goals for 2017

Do You have Goals?

Do you have so many ideas in your head that your characters are talking to you, yelling at you and screaming at you to write their story?

I hear voices.  I hear the characters talk to each other.  I hear the characters laughing and crying.  I feel my characters pain.

Do you hear your characters talking to you?

It is not something that I talk about, people don't understand writers.

Yes I have goals for 2017.  I want to write more than 1 book.  I would like to write 3.  I am concentrating on 2.

Book 1 Is a story about my life.  Which might seem easy to write.  Write what you know.  It is harder than writing fiction.

Book 2 is a Christian Christmas Romance Novel.  It is fun, during Christmas time and is a nice break when the non fiction book gets overwhelming.

It doesn't matter if you want to write just one book or five books this year.  What is important is that you write, if that is what you want to do.  Don't listen to anyone who says anything negative about you or your writing.  Be careful who you talk about your writing to.

2017 is our year.

Write down your goals.  Write Every Day!    You Are A Write!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Prepared To Write in 2017


Are You Ready For 2017?

I get excited for the New Year.  I can put the past behind me and look ahead to new goals.  Every year at this time, I get excited to go to the store to purchase new pens, pick out new notebooks, sticky pads, legal pads. I get free calendars from the electric company and bank.  I am ready to write.

Are You Ready to Write, Edit & Publish in 2017?

In my last post I talked about goals.  Did you write your 2017 goals down and post them somewhere you can see them daily?

Make a list of supplies that you need and want to accomplish your writing goals for 2017.

1. Calendars
2.  sticky notes (Buy color ones to make it more fun)
3. Pens
4.  legal pads
5.  Staples & a new stapler
6.  Computer Paper
7.  Ink for printer

Claim your writing space.

My writing space usually gets the mail thrown on it. Clear a writing spot and let everyone know that this space is not for junk mail etc.  It will make it easier to find what you are working on.

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Writing & Publishing DIY 2017

This year went by fast.  I had plans for 2016.  I did not do what I wanted to do.  What I really want to do is to take a year off and write, promotion and market.  I don't see that happen.  So I am looking forward to 2017

What Are Your Goals?

My Goals:

1  Write my full length  Book

2.  Write a Christmas Book

3.  Update my published E-Books with links, maybe change book covers.

Those are my three major things I want to get done.

I also have writing non-fiction writing books which can be found at www.amazon.com/author/sharonleejohnson   I have over 50 E-Books published on Amazon and Createspace in print.

I am hoping that you will learn how to write, edit, publish without going into debt.  I have not paid thousands of dollars to get published.  I have done it myself.  It is so easy now.  Stop paying to get published.  Beware of taking courses that costs hundreds of dollars, unless you are sure.  There are scams out there.  Don't get scammed.

So follow my blog as I write and reach my goals in 2017.

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Leave a comment and let me know what your writing goals are for 2017


Friday, August 19, 2016

Write More Than One Book At A Time

This is what I am working on:

1.  Taking writing class. write a novel in 100 Days.  Not only am I writing the novel, I also have to work on the assignments throughout the 100 days.  I am on week 2.

2.  I am working on a non-fiction book of my life.  That is going to be 100,000 word Book.  I have the scenes written out that I want in the book.  Am writing it in long hand because it is emotional to write.  So write in long hand and then put into computer.

3.  Working on 3 short non-fiction book in my series My Bible--My GOD  One is almost complete, One is half complete and the other one is not started.

The reason I have so many in progress is that they are in my head and I need to write them.  I never have writer's block.  I am always working and writing on a book. I always have a notebook with me even at work.  I carry the notebook at work and customers think I am the manager.  Funny, because I am a checker, which is a good thing for a writer, cause I can think about my writing while at work.  I scribble notes while I am standing there waiting for a customer.

What are you working on?

Have more than one book.  Leave a comment.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Writing Schedule

Do you have a writing schedule?  Do you stick to it?  Does life get in the way?

I would like to have a writing schedule.  When I plan to write, things come up or I am just to tired to write and end up lying on the couch with a bag of chips and watching the Hallmark Channel.

Today was a great day for writing and there is no special reason.  I woke up in a good mood.  I finished a rough draft of a non-fiction book in my My Bible  My GOD Series.

I printed out the rough draft of another book for my series My Bible My GOD series.  I have been on the computer for the past ten hours.  I started writing in my bedroom and a few hours later I moved into the living room.  I can write while the tv is on.  I may not be watching the tv but it is back ground noise.

Today was a good day of writing.  I haven't published anything for a few months.  That is about to change.

I started my writing course.  This week is on point of view.  I am waiting for my writing assignment.

I am back in the writing mode.
'I have had a hard time focusing on writing.  I have been writing but haven't been focused on one thing.

Where are you in your writing career?

Do you have a writing career?

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Accepting Submissions for New Book

Calling All Born Again Believers:

Are you Born Again and have accepted Jesus as your Lord & Savior?

In 2,000 words or less, write your testimony.

I will include them all in one book.

What a better way to spread GOD's Word..  Letting Non Believers learn why you became a child of GOD and now are in live in the Kingdom of GOD.

You will be able to buy  the book in Bulk at a lower price to give away to Spread GOD's Word.

You will have a Byline and a short bio.

I will publish it as an E-Book and Print Book.

If interested leave a comment, check me out on facebook www.facebook.com/livinggodsway or sign up for my newsletter:

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Get your Testimony out there.  Get published and have a by line and help spread GOD's Word


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Monday, August 8, 2016

Write Your Novel Your Way

I started a writing course today to write a novel within 100 days.  The workshop is by Terri Main.  She is a writer and a teacher.  Check her out on amazon.

I have been learning to publishing on www.createspace.com .  Then summer was here.  I have been writing, but just not focused on one thing.  My mind kept wondering with new ideas.

So I am taking this course. I am going to have to write 1,000 words a day, plus do my writing assignments.

I will keep you updated on my progress.  The good thing is that I know what the book is about and have my characters, setting, etc.

So if you are stuck and need a boost in your writing career.  Follow me.  Write with me.  Let's get a book written by the end of the year.

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Don't Be Scammed

This is my number one pet peeve on being self published.  There are people, website, and courses out there, that want your money.

THINK BEFORE YOU SPEND!

There are websites out there that will charge you for services that you can learn to do yourself.  If you don't want to learn these things that is fine, pay for it.  But if the reason that you are paying for services is because you don't t think you can, you are totally wrong.

I have said this before and I am saying it again.  I knew nothing when I started in 2011,  I had a computer.  I had no idea how to send a file via e-mail. I had no idea what to do one I got the file back from the formatter.  How do I get it uploaded on Amazon.  I had no idea that I had more than one drive on the computer.  I downloaded a file and had no idea where it went.

If you are thinking that you can not learn this.  I am proof you can learn if you set your mind to it and are willing to learn.

Don't pay someone to format your files.  Don't pay someone to upload your book onto Amazon or Createspace.  If you want to and can afford it then go ahead.

I know  can write, edit, format and publish and it cost me NOTHING!.  I am not on anyone's schedule.

If you have any questions, ask me.  I will help you in anyway.

E-mail sharon15writes@gmail.com

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Don't sign anything unless you totally understand what you are signing.



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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Opening Scene

I have rewritten the opening scene about 8 times.  I finally found the opening scene and it made sense.  I now know that I can move forward.  I felt like I was stuck and was never going to be able to move forward.

The point is that I didn't give up.  I kept rewriting till I found the scene.  I know that I am going to have to rewrite the book after the first draft is written.  So I am very excited.

What are you working on????

I have 1 short Non-Fiction book that is ready to publish.  I received it back from the Editor.
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I have over 50 E-Books on Amazon   www.amazon.com/author/sharonleejohnson

Get Published this Year without going into debt.  It is easier than you think.

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

DIY Writing Career




New year, New Book.

Want to Write, Edit, Publish and Sell your book this book.  I have over 50 E-Books and 5 Books in Print.  It is easier than you think.  I have written 5 Writing Books.

Write 12 E-books in 1 year  www.amazon.com/dp/B00FE81V3S

How to Brand Your Writing Career  www.amazon.com/dp/B00M)Dug1S

The Truth of Self Publishing  www.amazon.com/dp/B00N8I84TK

Write & Publish Quickly www.amazon.com/dp/B00SW7GLJC

50 Things I learned Puvlishing over 50 E-Books  www.amazon.com/dp/B00UGSXOKO


COMING SOON!!!!

All 5 Books in 1 E-Book and Print Book

Follow me as I start a new book and explain how I am doing it every step of the way.

If I can do this so can you.

leave a comment and tell me about your book.  Let's Write together and Lets get Publish together.