One of my favorite author stories from last year is the journey of Susan Call. She entered and won the first Inspiring Voices Publishing contest. As a first time author, she went through all the self-doubt and challenge of finding time to write. In the end though, she took the step to complete her manuscript because she believed her story could help others. She entered the contest, won the grand prize and then was actually picked up by Guideposts who is the sponsor of the contest. The video below will let you hear Susan tell her story in her words. I think you will be inspired (pun intended.) Do you have manuscript that you think might inspire others. Details on how to enter this year’s publishing contest are available by clicking here or on the logo to the left. I don’t know how many people you will impact with your writing if you enter and get published, but I know how many you will if you don’t.
Kitty Slattery is an author and contributing editor for Guideposts magazine, the inspirational publisher of magazines and books. Kitty did a series of interviews for Inspiring Voices, the self publishing service of Guideposts launched with Author Solutions In these clips Kitty offers some advice on writing that I think is helpful to hear for the first time or as a reminder. In the first video, she asks the question, Is Writing for Me?. In the second video she addresses the importance of rewriting. Hopefully, you will find them motivating.
In the second video she addresses the importance of rewriting. Hopefully, you will find them motivating.
Yesterday marked the beginning of the Inspiring Voices Book Publishing contest. Inspiring Voices is the self publishing service of Guideposts and a partner of Author Solutions. To announce the contest, they have enlisted the services of Kitty Slattery. Kitty is a traditionally published author and contributing editor for Guideposts and her video is quite interesting. She has been traditionally published, but is now pursuing self publishing, which gives her an unique perspective. She also describes the joy and thrill of holding the first copy of a book which never gets old no matter how many books you publish. Perhaps most importantly, she really is quite inspirational in her attempt to compel authors to enter.