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October 26, 2021

Research Your Gift by Angel M.B. Chadwick

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1. Research your gift.

*Just because you have an innate gift doesn't mean you don't have to research it.

2. Consult resources on how to market and improve upon your talents.

3. Hone the qualities of your gift.

4. Nurture your craft to fruition.

5. Practice your natural skill set.

6. Study your innateness and its levels.

7. Instill value in yourself and your worthiness of knowledge in your purposefulness.

* We're forever the student. Even of ourselves and our gifts.
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Published on October 26, 2021 11:22

March 7, 2021

Love in the Pandemic, Art, Still Writing and Publishing, My Evolution

Yes, I've found new love in the pandemic. Does that mean I'll be writing romance novels now? No.
Will my future books have romance in them?Yes. But not all of them and romance will still not be the central theme.

Am I still writing and publishing? Yes. I'll be continuing to publish myself and other authors. I'm still writing and working on finishing future works.

My gift for art has come back after about thirty years has passed. I started sketching when I was ten. But it wasn't ever lost it just went into my descriptive writing technique. That I already knew but I still so desperately wanted to sketch again not just in writing. My art is much more advanced than when I was ten. (Well, duh.) And its evolved so fast during the last couple of months.
I've been painting, sketching. using charcoal pencil and other dry media. I have over two hundred artworks. I have been doing art everyday.

My teenage son's virtual schooling has taken over a portion of my life but as always I'm a great multitasker. He'll be fourteen in twelve days. Wow time does fly. Kids grow up so fast.
And yes we are healthy and so far haven't caught the Coronavirus. Taking the proper precautions when we go out in public or at home has kept us safe.

I have finally come up with a unique name for my publishing company and yes I still have my publishing imprints I created a few years ago but I'm going to redesign them. I'll be building a website for it all, too. Stay safe out there, guys.

These are my own original quotes hope they get you through or at least inspire you to want to try:

1. Love is the sword even though it's in bits and pieces.
2.Find wisdom in the process to enjoy the progress.
3. To propel yourself forward you must envision from within.
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Published on March 07, 2021 04:28

June 16, 2020

Life Strategies of Being an Author: Write Yourself Out of a Corner

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These are my own unique tips I have come up with and taught myself over the years for writing:

1. Write yourself out of a corner. You wrote yourself into it. You can write yourself out of it.
2. Outsmart yourself out of it.
3. Think about where you want to go.
4. Take time to get to this conclusion.
5. Mastermind through the situation.
6. Use strategy to overcome it, begin and continue.
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Published on June 16, 2020 00:39

March 27, 2020

Quirky Interview-Dorothy A. Washington by Dove Winters

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Hello, everyone. Hope you all are doing well. Here's a quirky interview done by an author I recently published, Dorothy Ann Washington author of Poetry in Stages. She is a retired teacher of K-12. She has been an indie author for nearly sixteen months. But she has been writing for decades. And has written several articles published in her local newspaper, The Deer Creek Pilot over the years. I will be publishing her next book, which is a children's book by this summer. Give her poetry book a read after checking out her interview. Please support this new indie author. Thanks.
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Published on March 27, 2020 09:16

March 20, 2020

Quirky Interview-Angel M.B. Chadwick-by Dove Winters

Here's my latest interview by Dove Winters. It's a quirky interview. Allows a little insight into my quirky psyche. I have been writing new stories entering writing contests the past two years on Wattpad. My son just turned thirteen yesterday on March 19, 2020. His school is currently closed due to this Corona crisis going on. So homeschool online learning is where we are now. I'm still publishing other authors. And I have been publishing new books on the Wattpad platform. I will be publishing new books on Amazon. I will post more about all of this in future posts.
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Published on March 20, 2020 10:12

July 23, 2019

From Fast Paced Writer to Fast Paced Reader to Slow Burn Writer to Slow Reader

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I used to be just a fast paced reader and action scenes mixed with suspense were a must in my writing. But I've started trying to write slow burn type works and I've become a slow reader because of my busy schedule. I think I'm just in a different space in my life where having some moments that are not so tense and fast moving helps keep the balance. I'm still very much a multi-tasker and I still like action with a bit of suspense with my writing and reading. But I am finding that certain slow burn books I like aspects of reading and writing. In writing I get to gradually evolve the mystery or the suspense and even the action in the storylines. I think the slow build up can open up to other types of plot twists on several avenues. Not to say that fast-paced can't do the same. But I think there's something to be said for taking your time.
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Published on July 23, 2019 10:40

July 1, 2019

My Steampunk Novella Traveling Salesman: Astronomgonist is in the Official Wattpad Readers Awards 2019

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Hi, everyone, my steampunk multi-genre novella Traveling Salesman: Astronomgonist is a semi-finalist in the Official Wattpad Readers Awards (2019) *Deadline on voting is July 13, 2019. So get your votes in now.:

Read the book here on Wattpad:

*Please support this fellow indie author and vote for my book here with
Your name: (first name + last name initial)
Your Wattpad username:
Semifinalist name: (my name/ Wattpad username:
Semifinalist Book Title: (title of my book)

Thank you for your support.
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Published on July 01, 2019 13:43

June 5, 2019

Blog Interview-Dorothy A. Washington-Indie Author of Poetry In Stages

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1.Tell us a little about yourself and your latest novel or book.

My name is Dorothy Washington. I’m a retired special education teacher. I like gardening, landscaping, helping others, reading to my grandchildren and giving them books to reads. I love to read. I write poetry and children’s stories.

2.What inspired you to be a writer and to get into indie publishing? How long have you been writing? How long have you been published as an indie author?

My special needs students inspired me to write. I saw their struggle and potential. And it encouraged me to follow my dreams as I was encouraging them to follow theirs. I have been writing for twelve years my own quotes, children’s stories and poetry. I wrote for my local newspaper The Deer Creek Pilot several community and community improvement based articles as well as articles promoting other local authors for about a year right before and after my retirement. My first book was published in December 2018.

3.Who are your writing mentors/authors? What genres do you enjoy writing and what genres do you like to read? Are you an avid reader/reviewer of other authors?

Helen Steiner-Rice, Kate McVeigh, Langston Hughes. I like writing children’s stories and poetry. I like to read science fiction, poetry, mystery thrillers, medical, historical and science books. Yes, I’m an avid reader of various authors such as Mary Wilder-Tileston and Dennis Pollock.

4.Have you ever co-wrote or consider collaborating or co-writing with anyone on a writing project?

I have co-written a script about Robert Smalls, an American businessman, publisher and politician born into slavery in Beaufort, South Carolina who freed himself, his crew and their families during the American Civil War by commandeering a Confederate transport ship in Charleston harbor on May 13, 1862. Yes, I would like to co-write something with Angel M.B. Chadwick who is a successful fellow indie author and my publisher.

5.What are your dreams and aspirations that could drive you forward on this writing and publication journey?

My dream is to be on the bestseller list one day whether it is on Amazon or the New York Times.

6.Do you prefer to do marketing and promotion yourself for your works or would you rather have someone else control that spectrum? What are some of the things you have done to promote and market yourself?

I prefer to have someone else doing the marketing and promotion mostly but coinciding with what I do on the ground floor to promote and market myself. I have sold my paperback books locally at my church and to my neighbors and have made cash sales. I have sold about thirty books this way, since I’m not one for promoting or marketing on social media. I’m a bit old-fashioned when it comes to selling on that level. I leave that to my publisher.

7.What is your greatest accomplishment as an author?

My first book, Poetry in Stages being published and now I can breathe again and not feel so anxious and worrying about getting it out or if I get it out there. It’s out there.

8.What's the next writing project(s) you're working on?

My children’s books are next on my list to get published.

9.How would you balance creativity with the business side of writing such as coming up with particular concepts and solutions to stand out amongst the crowd in this writing/publishing industry where 'popularity' is key, if your idea wasn't exactly popular/or was unknown to the readers/publishers?

I’m not sure. It’s so much you have to do ads, all sorts of promotions and blogging.

10.Have you ever been traditionally published? Would you consider it? Or feel like a sell out if you took a traditional deal and abandoned indie publishing? Have you ever thought about being a hybrid, part indie, part traditionally published? How would you feel about such an opportunity, if both or either of these things happened?

I won’t say I won’t accept the offer to be traditionally published. But I prefer being an independent author.

11.What other creative talents do you have? Do you draw, sketch, paint, etc.?

I tried drawing for one of my children’s stories. I tried to teach myself how to draw, but I’m not an artist.

12. What advice would you give other aspiring authors?

Don’t quit.

13. Describe yourself in a one-sentence epithet.

If at first you don’t succeed, keep going.

14. Paying it forward. What things do you do in your community/ and other communities to help others?

I give food donations to my church. I give gifts like household items to the locals in my community because I buy so much stuff from thrift stores. I love going to thrift stores. And I don’t want to be a hoarder, so I give some of it to others in the community who might need or appreciate it.

For more on Dorothy A. Washington, please follow here on her Amazon Author Page:

Amazon Links to her poetry book, Poetry In Stages. It's only in paperback:





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Published on June 05, 2019 12:47

April 6, 2019

I'm Not A Romance Author

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I'm not a romance author. Can I write romance? Yes. Will romance be in my books? Yes. Will it be in every book? No. Romance will never be the central theme of any of my works. Is that because I don't like romance or have never had it in my life? I'm not a fan of strictly romance books they don't hold my attention. There has to be more to it than just the romance. And yes, I've had romance in my life, the alpha and the sensitive and brooding type rolled into one in real life and it's definitely not like the Harlequin romances I used to read as a teen. And I never expected it to be because that's fiction. It's fine if other people like romance or write romance but it's never been my cup of tea.

I prefer no romance at all when writing or reading a book or very little of it if any. But if it does have it throughout it can't be the central theme it has to have mystery, suspense, sci-fi, fantasy, steampunk or one of the other punk fiction genres or horror, or some other genre involved as the central theme. And it must have diversity throughout and must be multi-genre. That's the kind of books I write and that's the kind I like to read. I'm a multi-genre author. I mix several genres in my books. And I have eclectic tastes when it comes to reading books and writing them. I'm a thinker's reader, the thinker's author. I like books that make me think especially if they are fiction. Those are the kind that resonate with me and those are the kind I write. If it doesn't leave me thinking then I don't remember it at all.
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Published on April 06, 2019 08:20

March 1, 2019

Upcoming Author Shayla Hyde's Debut Novel, Sunny Eve is Live on Amazon

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Hi, everyone! I'm promoting this young new author Shayla Hyde who has just published her book, "Sunny Eve" on Amazon.

Here is the synopsis:
Evelyn Stanton was born with a sun-shaped birthmark on her neck. When she and her father relocate from small-town Langley, Washington to the vast Portland, Oregon, she finds that there’s something peculiar about her new city. Things aren’t always what they seem. Soon, everything begins to unravel. Evelyn finds out the truth; that vampires exist, and the sun-shaped birthmark on her neck may be the link between the dead and the undead. She never wanted to be anything but a normal girl, and now her life and the lives of those around her may be in danger.

Shayla Hyde's Amazon Author Bio:

Shayla Hyde was born, raised, and still resides in an Alabamian small town where she dreams of alternate realities and puts them on paper. Her passion for writing first began in her elementary school, where she would daydream and concoct short stories in all of her notebooks. Aside from writing, Shayla loves her friends and family, animals, hikes, and spontaneous adventures.

Link to Shayla's bio and book in both paperback and e-book format on Amazon:
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Published on March 01, 2019 14:50