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Hot New Release!

The print soft-cover book for R. J. Brown’s new release Christian the Chipmunk Goes to the Library is now available on Amazon! If you have Kindergarten-3rd grade children or grand-children, you need to check this book out!

This is the first book in her new series ‘God’s Lil’ Adventurers’. We will soon be scheduling special reading and story-time events in the Chattanooga, TN area for signed copies of this book. Don’t miss out!

Christian the Chipmunk Goes to the Library
This is the first book in the series “God’s Lil’ Adventurers.

Christian the Chipmunk Goes to the Library

I am very excited to announce the new release of author R J Brown’s first Children’s book, Christian the Chipmunk Goes to the Library! The print book is soon to follow, but the e-book is now available for $3.99.

This is the first book in her series, God’s Lil’ Adventurers. The main character in this book is Christian, who is desperately trying to figure out how things were made and how we got here. His journey took him to the Library, where all of his questions were answered.

Read more about his quest for the truth!

Christian the Chipmunk Goes to the Library
This is the first book in the series “God’s Lil’ Adventurers.

Work Miracles with your Words

There is a book inside of you that only you can write. Someone is waiting to hear the words that only you can say in a way that only you can say them. Work miracles with your words. Change lives with every stroke of the pen. Help others with every tap of the keyboard. You are the only one that can dream the things that you write about. Dream big and write with purpose. Help someone to see your vision in every sentence.

Who? What? Why? Where?

Answer these four questions before writing your book.

  1. Who: You need to figure out who your audience is, and be specific. If you think you want to write to everybody, you need to think again. Not everybody will be interested in what you are writing about. So, who will?  Think in terms or men, women, kids, Christians, action junkies, etc.
  2.  What: Next, what do you want your audience to know? Do you        have a wealth of information on a particular subject? Your experience makes you a type of expert on those types of subjects. Take full advantage of that!
  3. Why: Why are you writing this book? To help others or to inform them about something? Or, maybe just to scare them or make them question everything. Either way, you need to know why you are writing your book in the first place. Be intentional and have a purpose for your writing.  Your book should have a mission statement. After all, isn’t this your personal business?
  4. Where: Where is your audience? There are 8 different fields your readers will be located. This will help narrow down the area of interest for your target audience. Here are the 8 fields: a)home b)medical c)government d)education e)business f)regions g)arts h)ministries.

Hot Mess!

One of the most important things that you can do as a writer, is proofread your work. If you just go back through what you wrote and spot check the punctuation and grammar, it will make it much easier on your editor.
If you blog, please make sure you have all your ‘t’s crossed’ and your ‘i’s dotted’. If you have lots of spelling and punctuation errors, most people will not want to read your blog. Don’t leave your writing a ‘hot mess’ for your readers. Take the extra couple of minutes to fix the errors that jump out at you. If you can find them, your readers will also.

Getting Motivated

The main way to get motivated to start, or continue, writing your book is to put your butt in a chair. If you sit down, your brain will naturally start thinking about things related to non-physical activities– like writing. Writing is a mental activity, so you can’t be thinking about the laundry or yard work when you want to write on your book.

In order to have that best selling masterpiece you’re dreaming of, you will need to give it all of your attention– for at least a few minutes each day or week. If you only have 20 minutes a day, then use that 20 minutes to get something done. You will be 20 minutes closer to finishing your book!

 

Goal Setting

If you set too many goals per day, you will never accomplish anything. Make sure you keep your goals to about 3 to 5 per day. This will ensure that you have enough time to complete them. You want to put some thought into your goal-setting. If it’s something that is not important, then maybe just do it as an extra activity instead of marking it as a goal for the day.

Example of your daily goals:
1:__ finish outlining book

2: __update blog

3: __link blog to social media platforms.