Tuesday, December 27, 2016

8 Year Old Author Aleyah Sheffield

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Author Aleyah Sheffield BKA - Lee Lee

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Aleyah is definitely a kid after kid's heart. When I asked her why she wanted to write a book she said because you did and so that I could help kids learn to read. Parents play a great part as examples of their children's success. Plus they are not too young to learn about business. I knew something was special about her because she's a little girl but has a spirit of an old lady. Aleyah is my youngest child. She is the baby of six children and often says mom I don't like to be the baby because everybody picks on me! lol 

She is a girl schout trooper and a dancer for my mentoring program (Glistening Diamond Dolls) and has a voice to die for.
 (She can sing like her father) Entrepreneurship runs down her vein. When she decided that she wanted to be an author, to my surprise, she played a big part in the planning and creating of her book. She helped me with the typing and the entire look of her project. She was very eager to do a lot of the work herself. I was soooo amazed! We love Lee Lee's ABC book because children of all ages can learn how to read. The book has sight words in Spanish and English along with the Alphabets to help children learn their ABC's. Each page has a colorful picture so that children can identify the picture with the word and letters. The book makes a great gift and learning tool.

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Blogging Tips for Writers

Today I want to share a few things that I hope can help other writers during their blogging journey. I've been writing professionally since 2007. Believe it or not I have five blog. I blog because I love to write but if I can make a little money on the side then great! There are many things that I have learned along the way. I really hope the tips help.

Keep a Good Posture
I notice that when I try to write in my bed instead of sitting at a desk or in a well supported chair, that my lower backs starts to hurt.  Make sure that your computer is positioned is a way that your body is in no strain.  Make sure that your  spine is straight and that your back is not slumped over.

Give Yourself Some Exercise
If you are someone that writes full time, make sure that you are getting enough exercise. I made the mistake of sitting in the same place too long day after day and received a bit of weight gain. 

Give Your Eyes a Rest
If you are someone blogging long periods at a time on the computer, give your eyes a rest from the computer. Sometimes staring at a computer too long can start to effect the eyes.

Wear a Wrist Band
I've suffered from carpal tunnel in my wrist from typing too long. Try wearing a wrist band if your wrist starts to hurt. Give your wrist a break until the pain goes away. Never keep on working with this type of pain because of permanent damage.

Revise Old Blog Post
Every six months or so, read old blog post to see if information is still accurate. There are times that I read old blog post only to find links that no longer work. This is a great time to see what the blogger can do to make the blog post a little more appealing.  The old blog post can be promoted just as well as the new ones.

Got Writers Block??
Get your daily news paper or old magazines from thrift shops to get ideas. If that doesn't give you ideas, try watching television or the daily news.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

A Facebook Post From A Father That Went Viral

     Journalist/Freelance Writer
           Victoria Sheffield

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Today I read something on ABC News that has brought me to tears. As a mother with a special needs daughter, after reading the news, my heart is broken but yet joyed. Having children of my own, I am so use to getting papers to fill out at the start of a new school year. One paper that teachers require to be filled out is done by the children. This paper is designed that the teacher can get a fill of who children are. The paper usually ask a few questions. Bob Cornelius's son was asked: what his favorite food was, what's his favorite sport is, who his closest friends are etc.... Totally unaware after looking at his son's paper noticed that when asked who his friends were, Christopher answered "no one

This touched the father so much that he took a photo of the paper and posted it on the wall of his facebook page. Christopher is one of many autistic children. He had no idea that Christopher was eating lunch alone each school day. The heartbroken father not only posted the photo on facebook but wrote a long detailed statement sharing his feelings. The post went viral reaching more than 12,000 viewers. With tons of comments from concerned touched people, Christopher no longer eats school lunch alone and has tons of friends. His father states that his son is very bright and has a great since of humor. If people would just get to know him and others like him. Once can only imagine how long this would have been the case had this father not posted this. How many of these children eat alone.

As stated, I have a daughter with downs that is not only classified as a "comedian" in our home but very bright. No child or person for that matter should feel as if they do not fit into this world. I write this to bring awareness. The next time you see someone born different give them a hug, a smile, or just let them know that they even exist. Many children born death experience this loneliness. They have no one other than family and others like them to communicate with. Think about taking sign language classes because unless we are them, we do not know how they feel.

Christopher, I am your newest friend!

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

10 Mistakes New Authors Make

Author/Publisher/Victoria Sheffield

When I wrote my first book in 2007 I had no idea what I was getting into. I had no idea how to write a book and marketing a book was the last thing on my mind. I guess I thought I would write this book and somehow the book would automatically end up in book stores......or automatically I would sell tons of copies. Little that I new! The truth about selling copies is that unless you are a person that already has an audience or are a well known person, you WILL need to market your book. I enjoy helping people by sharing solutions for mistakes ive' made in the past. 

Mistake #1
Creating your own book cover - Now unless you are a highly talented person or know someone that is, please hire a professional. I can not express how many book covers i've seen that instead of them being eye catching, they turn people away.

Mistake #2
Not having a book properly edited - Of course not even professionals are perfect but book reviews mean everything. I've read many and i've even written them for other authors. Nothing is more embarrassing than reading a review that sounds like this: The book was pretty good but...........it really needs help with editing. I could not understand some things because, words were mispelled, some of the punctuation wasn't in the right place, and some of it just did not make since. Some try to do the entire project themselves. What some don't know is that people read reviews. If people leave bad ones, chances are that people will not purchase your book.

Mistake #3
Assuming that family and friends will purchase a book - Please do not feel some type of way if this happens because some of the same people that you thought were on your side may not buy a copy!

Mistake #4
Not having a book signing - I've been there! When you think about the expenses of having to rent a space you sort of put this on hold. If this is a problem, think about having one at a restaurant as you, family, & friends dine out. Also check with public libraries in your neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods. Ask them if they have events that showcase new authors. If push comes to shove, have a nice event in your home. Make sure you have copies of your book even if you only have 7 to 10 depending upon your guest list. If you run out and hopefully you won't have postcards with your information on them. Also have a smart device just in case someone wants to order then online.

Mistake #5
Copying some else's style - If you know that it's meant for you to write a book. Listen to that inner voice that inspires you. Trying to walk in someone else's shoes opens up a door for a real disaster.

Mistake #6
Are you sure writing a book is your thing? There are many areas where author's talent can be utilized. If writing a book is not your thing, try writing magazine articles, blog post, resume writing, or business forms.

Mistake #7
Writing the wrong type of genre -You may be a children's author. You may be a person inspired to write inspiration, novels, mystery, fiction, or nonfiction. It is very important to stay in your lane. Does this mean one person can not have two styles of writing? Of course not! I am speaking to those again that step outside of their lane.

Mistake #8
Not promoting your book - If you have a book and expect to have sales and you are not marketing your book, you are in for it. Try creating a website for your new book. If you can not create a website now there is still good news for you. Try creating a Facebook page for your new book. There are other free social media platforms. Make sure you let people know how they can purchase a copy. Invite people to visit your pages and share it at least three times a week in different places. 

Mistake #9
Pricing your book wrong - The best thing to do is take a look at what other people are charging for their books. How many pages your book has means everything. Why would an author charge the same thing for a 100 page book that they would charge for a 300 page book? Not charging enough is a total waste of time! If you are shipping out books, make sure they pay shipping cost.

Mistake #10
Choosing the wrong publisher - many choose to self publish a book. This is perfectly fine but there are people that can be trusted that can help you get your project done the right way. When I published my first book, the publishing company did not help me with anything other than with getting my book registered as a legit author. To this day, the company has not sold one copy for me. Does this mean that all publishers are like this? No! Some will go the extra mile but do your research. Not to mention that is IS NOT the job of a publisher to sell your book unless you are paying for MARKETING & DISTRIBUTION.

The truth, there are many mistakes that new authors can make. Today I am only sharing 10. I hope that whether you are a new author or not, that something I have shared with you helps you on your journey.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

My Latest Book Club Feature - The Power of a Praying Parent

I'm Excited About My Latest Book Club Feature!

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This is one of a few books that has me screaming! Why because this lady knows what it takes to raise children using the 
"Power of a Praying Parent" We as parents have the power to tear down strongholds in our children's life and we can surely pray over our children so that strongholds do not attack them. Stormie knows first hand because she is a mother of two. She and husband have been married for more than 40 years. She's a best selling author of many prayer books including "The Power of a Praying Wife" which I am also reading.

In her book she teaches all how to recognize negative impacts in our children's lives and how to break these barriers through prayer. If you are someone that is having problems with a rebellious child this would be the book you want to read. Regardless of your situation, you will want to read this book. Read it and release blessings and break family curses over their lives. I haven't read a book in a while but my eyes are glued to this one. Just when I thought I had a powerful prayer life, she reveals even more ways to pray over my children's lives. 

My prayer life is better and I am excited about seeing the manifestations of the prayers that she has in her book. Each chapter has a prayer with bible verses that support what she reveals about releasing powerful prayers over our children's life.

Here Are The Table of Contents

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Can a Person Write More Than One Book at a Time??

This is a topic that I can relate to. I relate to this topic because I work on more than one book all the time. I will be honest though if you are not a person that finds it easy to work on more than one project at a time, I would not suggest that you do this. Whether you are a new author or not new titles seem to just pop up in our minds all the time. I've gotten to the point where I keep a journal with these titles written down. This way when I finish one book, as a full-time author, I can jump right into the next. This is not meant for everyone but trying to figure out what to write when the time comes is just not for me. 

Tips For Writing More Than One Book 

1. Stay Organized
Use separate journals for each title and label the cover with the title of your book.

2. Work on each book thirty minutes to an hour the days you decide you want to work on your books.....or work on one book one day and the next, work on the other.

3. Try to stay consistent with working on any title because if you don't its just an idea delayed.

4. When you're almost finished with one of the titles, completely stop working on the other book until you finish the one that is almost finished. 

5. As soon as you publish that title, pick the other book back up and start on a completely new title.

This is my formula of success for working on more than one title at a time.

Bonus Tip!

If you are collecting research for a book. Keep your research organized by printing it off the internet and putting your copies in a folder labeled research for then......the title of your book.

Well that's all! I am soooo glad you decided to read this.

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