VoicePenPurpose Podcast

Each episode Amy R Brooks will talk with a newly published author or a writer who is just starting their book journey. Listeners can eavesdrop on conversations about identifying the ideal reader, writing when you don't want to, finding the perfect editor, working with cover designers, formatting for print vs. ebooks, and so much more! Amy also interviews industry experts from time to time so you can learn tips and tricks to save you time and money as you work on your book.
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Nov 30, 2017

Listen in as Steve and I discuss the transitionary time in our country and politics and how he’s planning the formatting and trajectory of his book. His book is about current events that won’t necessarily have a conclusion before his book is complete, so we discuss ways of forecasting and tying everything together in a satisfying way for the reader.

Steve Nathan is the author of the upcoming book “Bridging the Political Divide “. He has run for State Senate, and has worked on a number of political and issues based campaigns. He currently has his own consulting practice, “Strategic Campaigns” based in New York City. He specializes in branding, communications and strategies for effective campaigns.

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Nov 23, 2017

This episode is chock full of breakthrough guidance for those writing books. Tune in to hear a breakdown of Rashad’s process in writing his first book and also his autobiography. We talk about the importance of checking out other books within your genre and seeing what other authors are writing as well. And most importantly, be prepared and ok with getting out of your comfort zone.

Rashad Bowtie Mills is a motivational speaker, licensed mental health therapist, and author of the upcoming book: Happy Hour, Your Cocktail of Motivation and Inspiration. Rashad’s message helps people find their sweet spot using the “vowel system.” He’s energetic, passionate and speaks with a purpose.

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Nov 16, 2017

Sandra, a published author, shares her exciting and unique experiences (like taking a 49 day around the South Pacific on a container ship) that have led to writing several books.

Tune in to hear what it was like traveling on a container ship and other stories from Sandra’s oceanic experiences and how those have influenced her writing. She also shares thoughts and tips from her experience and an author for those working on books of their own. You don’t want to miss this episode!

Sandra Shaw Homer has lived in Costa Rica for 27 years and in 2010 decided to take the leap of a lifetime -- a 49-day trip around the South Pacific on a container ship. She says you have to love the ocean, which rings through beautifully in her book about her experience, "Letters from the Pacific." Since then, she's "freightered" to Europe and back ("Journey to the Joie de Vivre") and along the coast of South America. In between her travels, she has been working on a memoir of her life here, "Evelio's Garden," which she hopes to see published next year. Several poems and works of creative non-fiction have been published in literary journals.


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Nov 9, 2017

In this episode, Dominique, a published author, shares his experiences of writing his first book. Listen in for a detailed recap of his writing process and the steps that led to the publishing of his first book.

Dominique Brightmon is an author, podcaster and professional speaker from Baltimore, MD. His aim is to help others become better versions of themselves through reading and other forms of self-development. Because of his love for books, Dominique has written and published “Going North: Tips & Techniques to Advance Yourself”. Find this book on Amazon and you’ll see how you too can become a better you.

Dominique has also appeared on many media outlets such as ELife Media, Fox 45 news, & Toastmasters Magazine.

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Nov 2, 2017

Grace is a world traveler and published author in preparation for moving to Guatemala. Join us as we talk through her first self-publishing experience through Amazon. She shares her biggest frustrations and ah-ha moments through the self-publishing process and shares words of wisdom for those wanting to dip their toes into self-publishing. 

*Note: We had some audio issues with this recording, so bear with us. I promise it’s worth it!*


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