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Advice for new authors from Patricia M. Goins:11/2/19
The most important advice I can offer a new writer who is just starting this incredible journey of penmanship is to be prepared for the ride. Be determined to stay on the ride no matter how long it takes. Don’t quit the ride until you have a finished manuscript in your hand or on your computer. It’s not everyone’s desire to become a published author. Some writers just want a published version of their story to keep as a family keepsake. That’s fine. Regardless of what you plan to do with your story once you’re finished, the most important thing is to FINISH!!! Set aside time every day or every week to work on it, even if that means just jotting ideas down that came to your mind about the story. Stay committed to finishing your story, work on it consistently, and I promise, before you know it, you will have a finished book of your own words, sitting right in front of you… -Patricia M. Goins
Hello, Please allow me to introduce myself: Sept 26, 2017
Hello, how are you? I’m so glad you found my page. I would love to help you write your first book. I would like to begin by introducing myself. My name is Patricia M. Goins and I’ve been writing and self publishing my books since 2004. I currently have 5 published books, you can browse through my site to see them. I’ve enjoyed writing ever since I was a young child. I’d always come up with the craziest stories during English class. I once wrote a futuristic story in the 9th grade, about a space ship in the 22nd century. On the ship, half the crew caught “Space Herpes” from having sex with a sexy alien from the planet Mars.. lol When I turned 20, I purchased a diary on the day I was leaving for basic training in the United States Army. I began writing a new entry every day, talking to God and recording my daily experiences. Soon I found my self purchasing a new journal at least once a month, and this continued for about 10 years. You should have seen all those collection of journals I had packed away. When I turned about 35, I decided it was time to write a book and tell my story.
Enough about me, back to you. Most new authors start by telling a story they feel most comfortable with sharing, and this story is usually about their own lives. Let’s be honest, most of us have a personal story to tell about what we’ve over came, endured, learned, or prospered from. So, it only makes sense to want to share that story with the world. I will begin this blog series by sharing a video I made a few years ago to help new writers organize their thoughts so that they can prepare to tell their “First Story”. Check it out…
Don’t forget to subscribe to my site because I will update this blog series often with important information about self publishing. I’ll also start an online story in my “Reading Corners” tab called “Swingers”. A erotica story. It’s not as bad as the title sounds, but I must warn you, you will become addicted to the story and the characters…lol
I’m looking forward to sharing all my knowledge and experiences with you as you embark on this new and exciting journey as a self published author. Please drop a line and say hello so we can get to know each other.
Peace & Love,