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Calling all creatives

My podcast logo with the words Inspirational Journeys: Stories that Matter

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on thee internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys: Stories that Matter. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please email me, connect with me on social media or fill out my contact form with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email or in your message.

If you’re launching a book, please let me know and I’ll send you my featured book questionnaire, so I can feature your book in the show notes blog post associated with your interview.

 Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

 

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Noteworthy News from the Writing and Podcasting world

Hello everyone in the blogosphere. Today I have some noteworthy bits of news from the writing world and the world of podcasting. Before we get started, please be sure to sign up for my newsletter to receive a free short story and for a chance to win a free audible code for my poetry book entitled The Spirit of Creativity: Inspirational Poems for the Creative at heart. Without further ado, here are today’s updates.

Struggling blessed but not alone podcast logo in a heart-shaped design with roses

In the podcasting world, my friend Teresa Guffanti, who runs the blog entitled Struggling blessed but not alone on the journey, launched her Struggling blessed but not alone podcast last week. Show Teresa some love by giving her podcast a listen and sharing it out with your friends.

The final bit of news I want to share is a bit of shameless self-promotion. My friend and sister-in-Christ Tish Bouvier featured me in her author spotlight on her website, and invited me to be a guest on her One Word Writer Podcast.

While you’re scrolling through the post and clicking the links listed here, why not connect with me on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, and subscribe to my Podcast and YouTube channel, to receive notifications when I upload exciting new content.

Blessings,

Ann

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Special Guest Interview with Marian McSpadden

 

Are you trapped in an area of your life, but don’t think you can break free? Listen as my special guest shares her story of breaking free from the culture she grew up in, so she could share the message God laid on her heart.

Please be sure to sign up for my email list for a chance to win a free audible code for my poetry book entitled The Spirit of Creativity and to receive a free short story.

Without further ado, here’s today’s featured blogpost.

 

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

 

Special Guest Interview with Marian McSpadden!

 

Hello:

I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.

Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.

Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

 

 

WHO?

Marian McSpadden

WHEN?

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast Episode

 

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Marian McSpadden…

 

Marian McSpadden, along with her husband, own a multimillion-dollar business. She was born in the secluded culture of a horse-drawn buggy religious organization she escaped in the dark. Immediately she was attracted to education. She took a GED and later graduated with a bachelor’s degree.

She sees no skin color and can bridge cultural gaps and speaks to corporate, women’s and other groups. You want her to speak to your group and be inspired by her directness and authentic stories. She believes everyone deserves the chance to live a joyful, free and fulfilled life.

Marian private coaches clients to break free from what is not working in their lives or move to the next level. 

 

Almost Everything You Try Doesn't Work book cover image

 

Marian’s featured book is entitled:

Pretty Much Everything You Try Doesn’t Work

 

Description:

It’s true. We’ve all believed something that wasn’t true and been trapped by a fear, an emotion, a circumstance or relationship.

In my book “Pretty Much Everything You Try Doesn’t Work,” I share five steps to help you break free from what is holding you back from living your best life.

 

Purchase links:

www.everythingyoutry.com

 https://www.amazon.com/Pretty-Much-Everything-Doesnt-Work-ebook/dp/B08N5VCMQX/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1FFUNII52TT1X&dchild=1&keywords=pretty+much+everything+you+try+doesn%27t+work&qid=1606014951&sprefix=pretty+much+%2Caps%2C201&sr=8-1

 

Excerpt:

Take some time to look at your traps and what’s limiting you. Maybe there are certain ways that you talk to your spouse, parent your kids, or spend your money simply because that’s the way you’ve always done it—because you believe that’s how it should be done. Here’s the question you need to ask yourself: What would the payoff be if I changed the way I do something? There’s always a payoff—and if it’s attractive enough, if it’s important enough to you, if it means enough to you—you can push through the pain to the reward. And it starts with a decision.

 

Connect with Marian at the following links:

Website:  http://www.marianmcspadden.com

Linked in: linkedin.com/in/marian-mcspadden-0540287
Facebook: www.facebook.com/marian.mcspadden

 

BE A GUEST…

 

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

 Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

 

Follow me on Social media:

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Special Guest Interview with Linville M. Meadows

Today’s special guest shares highlights of his journey from addiction to sobriety. Sit back, relax and eavesdrop on an enlightening and positively delightful conversation.

Don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter for a chance to win a free copy of The Spirit of Creativity: Inspirational Poems for the Creative at Heart in either eBook or Audiobook and to receive a free short story.

Without further ado, here’s today’s featured podcast presentation.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Photo of Linville Meadows

Special Guest Interview with Dr. Linville M. Meadows!

Hello:

I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.

Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.

Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

WHO?

Linville M. Meadows

WHEN?

Wednesday January 13, 2021

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast Episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Lin Meadows…

Dr. Meadows is an Honors graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and studied at Duke University. He later held faculty positions at both institutions. He was recognized internationally for his work in cancer research, receiving both grants and awards; he authored numerous scientific articles. He was designated a Clinical Investigator of the National Cancer Institute.

His recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol began May 7, 1997. Since then, he has counseled a large number of addicts and alcoholics striving to get clean and sober. His observations and study over the last 20+ years form the basis for A SPIRITUAL PATHWAY TO RECOVERY FROM ADDICTION, A PHYSICIAN’S JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY.

He and his wife live on a hobby farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  In the barnyard you will find 2 sheep, 3 alpacas, 1 donkey, and numerous birds including turkeys, ducks, geese, and bunch of chickens.  An organic garden sits nearby.  He is an avid photographer and plays bluegrass guitar.

Lin’s latest book is entitled A Spiritual Pathway to Recovery from Addiction, A Physician’s Journal of Discovery

Description:

A MEMOIR BASED ON THE REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCES OF A CANCER DOCTOR addicted to drugs and alcohol and how he found his way back.  His inspiring and gripping story takes you deep into the dark world of addicted physicians.  He shares the techniques and principles they used to recover.  Here you will find hope and healing. A step-by-step guide for understanding and treating substance abuse.  Even if you’ve relapsed or failed other programs, here you will find the help you need.

YOU WILL FIND ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS

You will find answers to these questions.

Am I an alcoholic? Am I an addict?

How did I get this disease? Can it be cured?

Will I ever be able to drink socially again?

How can I get over this insane craving?

How can spiritual principles help me?

What is a Higher Power, and why do I need one?

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE

The disease concept of addiction

Overcoming the uncontrollable craving

Finding the openness, honesty, and willingness to change

Dealing with past mistakes and removing character defects

Exchanging my old addictive ways of thinking for healthier ones

Finding spiritual principles I can live by

Living without fear or worry

Finding happiness within myself

WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM READING THIS BOOK?

The reader who wants to know if his drinking is out of control. The reader who knows he is in trouble and wants to change. The old-timer who wants to learn more about his disease. And the practitioner who treats these people.

Purchase link

https://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-Pathway-Recovery-Addiction-Physicians-ebook/dp/B08HKGBQFR/ref=zg_bs_156553011_f_4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=H4DXJM1WS86503JTGYBY

Connect with Lin at the following links:

Websites:

https://www.spiritualpathwaytorecovery.com/

https://www.theanswerisrecovery.com/

Social media links:

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjTOgcSK5C64fHigTGHCthg?reload=9&view_as=subscriber

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/linville.meadows.5

Twitter

https://twitter.com/meadowslin

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/linville_meadows/

LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/linville-m-meadows-m-d-46006715/

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

Follow me on Social media:

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Special Guest Interview with Debra Taubenslag

 

Today we celebrate an upcoming book launch, as my guest shares her spiritual journey and how she learned to help her son thrive, despite his disability. Sit back, relax and enjoy our conversation.

Don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter to receive a free short story and for a chance to win a free audiobook code for the Spirit of Creativity: Inspirational Poems for the Creative at heart.

 

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

 

 

Special Guest Interview with Debra Taubenslag!

 

Hello:

I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.

Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.

Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

 

 

WHO?

Debra Taubenslag

WHEN?

Sunday January 10, 2021

WHERE?

YouTube Video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Debra Taubenslag …

 

Author bio: Debra Taubenslag, The Transformational Mentor, is a published author of two books; NO STONE UNTURNED: How My Special Needs Child and I Transformed Against All Odds, and Not Crazy Just Enlightened published in 2000.  (Which resulted in a national nineteen-city book tour where she educated the public by conducting metaphysical stage hypnosis presentations.)

 She holds a Doctorate in Clinical Hypnosis, and has been in private practice since 1987. 

In addition, Debra holds additional teaching degrees in Speech, Theatre, and Special Education.  She is also a Spiritual Minister.

She has served on the faculty of a higher educational institution as a teacher of Hypnosis and Massage Therapy, as well as a workshop leader at the National Guild of Hypnotists convention.  She conducts worldwide unique hands-on presentations and workshops to educate the public and corporations about hypnosis and healing. 

Debra holds additional certifications in Neuro Linguistic Programming, Life Between Lives, Colored Light Therapy, Hypnosis for Cancer Patients and Caregivers, and Color Image Consulting. Additional advanced training includes Psychic/Mediumship Development, Shamanism and Vibrational Energy Healing.   

She has been an active member for over 23 years in the National Guild of Hypnotists, with memberships in the International Hypnosis Federation, International Association of Research and Regression Therapy, Association of Past Life Research and Therapies, and American Board of Hypnotherapy, and World Association of Image Consultants,

Debra Taubenslag is a teacher, healer and metaphysician; a mender of souls. Through the development of her own spiritual awareness, her mission is to help people discover their true purpose, why they are here, and what they need to accomplish.

 

No Stone Unturned book cover image

Her new book is entitled:

No Stone Unturned: How My Special Needs Child and I Transformed Against All Odds

 

Description:

 

ATTENTION: Parents of Special Needs Children

Imagine if you could help your special needs child discover his/her highest potential while healing your own frustration, burnout, and fear of the future.

No Stone Unturned: How My Special Needs Child and I Transformed Against All Odds is a 35-year odyssey exploring a multitude of health and healing modalities. When Debra was given a severe prognosis of her son’s future, she quickly discovered that combining both conventional and non-conventional methods from other cultures, centuries, and belief systems were the answers that held the key to unlocking the unused portion of his brain.

In the process, her son discovered his purpose for surviving and healed in miraculous ways. His mom Debra also changed in the process and discovered her purpose as well. Together they moved from fear and impossibility to freedom. This is more than just a story of transformation. It is a memoir of a regular mom and her special needs kid who shares her intimate story of struggle and triumph in order to teach others how they did it.

This is an invitation to explore another way of coping and interpreting your experience. If you are ready to learn that your mind, thoughts, and intention are more powerful than you could ever imagine and that you truly do hold all your answers within, then this book is for you. It will hopefully provide hope and encouragement to explore the ocean of possibilities waiting to be discovered and experienced. 

 

Coming Soon. Available on Amazon January 17, 2021

 

Connect with Deb at the following links:

www.debrataubenslag.com

https://www.facebook.com/nostoneunturnedthebook

https://www.instagram.com/debrataubenslag

https://www.linkedin.com/in/debra-taubenslag-4875b426/

 

BE A GUEST…

 

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys: Stories that Matter. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their stories with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line.

 Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

 

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Special Guest Interview with Tom Libelt

 

Today’s special guest is a marketing expert. Be sure to take lots of notes while you eavesdrop on our audio/video conversation below.

Be sure to sign up for my email list for a chance to win a free audible code for The Spirit of Creativity: Inspirational Poems for the Creative at heart. When you sign up, you’ll also receive  a free short story as a special thank you gift for being a part of my community. And now, for our featured guest.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

 

SPECIAL GUEST INTERVIEW WITH MARKETING EXPERT, TOM LIBELT!

Hello:

I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.

Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.

Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

 

WHO?

Tom Libelt

WHEN?

Wednesday January 6, 2021

WHERE?

Youtube:

 

Podcast episode:

 

 

MORE ABOUT GUEST MARKETING EXPERT Tom Libelt…

 

Tom Libelt is the guy you call when your online course is not selling. He spends most of his time in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He is a host of The Smart Brand Marketing Show. In the past Tom has published around 5000 Kindle books, built a successful SEO business, owned a coffee shop, a retail store, a record label, created a documentary, and released two albums with five hits on top ten Polish radio. He likes to say that “If you can’t sell, then you’re not in business. Marketing and Sales are the backbone of a company.”

 

Connect with Tom at the following links:

 

Website:

https://smartbrandmarketing.com/

 

Social media links:

https://www.facebook.com/SBMPodcast

https://twitter.com/TomLibelt

https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomlibelt/

 

BE A GUEST…

 

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire. Alternatively, you can message me on social media.

 Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

 

Follow me on Social media:

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Personal reflections

My Top Five Christmas Carols of All Time

I’m sitting here at my desk, listening to Christmas music as I write this. The music fills me with precious Christmas memories from my childhood. Here are my top five favorite carols.

Number 1: “Away in A Manger”. My reasons for picking this Carol as one of my all-time favorites are as follows: It tells the story of the birth of Jesus. I have fond memories of singing this carol in church and in school Christmas programs during my childhood. I also love this carol, because many of the children’s Christmas books and toys have a recording of it. For example, Mama bought a book for the kids that had a recording of a kid singing Away in a Manger that played when you pressed the button on the upper right-hand corner. Another place I heard this was on a stuffed bear that had an ink pen sized scanner in one hand and a board book in the other. As you slid the scanner across each page, the Christmas story was read in a British child’s voice. On the last page, after the story was read, the voice invited you to sing along as she sang Away in a Manger.

Number 2: “What Child is This”. This carol is another beautiful song about the birth of Jesus. On a side note, I’ll be singing this as a solo in our church Christmas program next Sunday morning. One of my favorite childhood memories of this carol is of me rocking one of my many dolls or stuffed animals while singing along with the Christmas tape I nearly wore out, before I received my first transistor radio. I also used to listen to a couple of Christmas records my mother had and rocked my dolls to many of the carols. If I remember correctly, “What Child is This” was on that record also.

Number 3: “Sleigh Ride” is another carol with fun memories, like the unforgettable time I went with my roommate and a lady who taught her Sunday School to a performance of the Living Christmas Tree at the church near my school. We were seated in the pews listening to the beautiful music, when the orchestra started playing “Sleigh Ride”. I felt as though I were on a sleigh riding through the snow. This was my first experience of being able to feel music. When I hear that song on the radio, I sit back and close my eyes, to try to capture that feeling again.

Number 4: “White Christmas”. I live in an area where we don’t see much snow, so the song makes me always dream of having a white Christmas of my own, even if I have to use my imagination to see it for myself. The song also takes me back to times when my family went into town to see the Christmas lights around the stores.

Number 5: This is not a traditional Christmas song that I’ve ever sung in church or school, but there’s a song on a cassette tape my parents got me years ago, which is more of a winter song, but I’ve heard it played at Christmas time, throughout my life. The song is called “Suzie Snowflake”. I loved this song as a kid, because it made me imagine going out in the snow, playing and having fun with a magical snowflake. I was actually inspired to write a Christmas fantasy story based on this carol. I think this song is the perfect inspiration for a Children’s Christmas picture book.

Now it’s your turn. What are your top five favorite Christmas carols and why do you love them so much? Feel free to let me know in the comments below, or share them in your own blog post. If you use this post is inspiration for one of your own, please be sure to tag me, so I can hear the stories behind your favorite Christmas songs. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy, safe and prosperous New Year.

Blessings,

Ann

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Inspirational Journeys Presents The Spirit Of Creativity Audiobook Launch Party with Lillian Yves and Vincent Lee Grayson

This is the logo for my Inspirational Journeys Podcast

Please join me in celebrating my audiobook launch party with my special guests. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter for an opportunity to receive a free Audible code. Click the links below to view and hear the interview and launch party. You’re in for a special treat!

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS

Lillian Yves and Vincent Lee Grayson together in a performance

THE SPIRIT OF CREATIVITY AUDIOBOOK LAUNCH PARTY WITH LILLIAN YVES AND VINCENT LEE GRAYSON!

Hello:

I’m proud to announce the following guests for your listening pleasure.

Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.

Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

WHO?

Lillian Yves and Vincent Lee Grayson

WHEN?

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

WHERE?

Narrator interview video

Book launch party video

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST NARRATORS Lillian Yves and Vincent Lee Grayson…

LEEANNE ROWE/ LILLIAN YVES  Originally from Oklahoma, and a graduate of AMDA in NYC, LeeAnne eventually made her way to SoCal. She likes to say she is from the East, West, and somewhere in the middle. She is a #1 best selling narrator on Amazon, an after school Drama teacher for the LAUSD and has been performing around California for over 15 years. She is a published author, co-writing novels under the name LeeAnne Hansen and a children’s book, All Things I can do under Lilly Rowe.  

GRAYDON SCHLICHTER/VINCENT LEE GRAYSON  Graydon boldly declared at the age of five that he would “make Books on Tape” someday.  Five year old Graydon would be very pleased to see that grown up(ish) Graydon has made good on the vow.  Partnering with Lilly might be a bit more distressing to the lad since the younger version knew for a fact that “girls have cooties!” Still, a sacrifice worth making in the name of art! Although a stage actor and sound designer, for now those passions are on hold, all the better to focus on audiobooks.  

Connect with Lillian and Vincent online at the following links:

www.LillianYves.com 

https://www.facebook.com/lillianyvesvoicea/image

Promotional book cover for my poetry book

Today’s featured book is entitled:

The Spirit of Creativity: Inspirational Poems for the Creative at Heart

Written by Ann Harrison

Description:

Ann Harrison’s first book of poems delve into her creative journey, given to her by the Holy Spirit. The first section, entitled A Writers Life, covers her journey from writer to creative dreamer, until she blooms into a published author.

The second section, entitled Seaside Poems, will take you on a walk along the seashore, where the Holy Spirit and your muse awaits to fill your heart and mind with inspiration, pulling you out of your creative slump. Allow the Holy Spirit to help you fill page after page with words, pictures or fill your hands with whatever creative task you strive to undertake, as you read these verses, which come straight from the author’s heart.

The third and final section entitled Poems from the Heart, describes the journey of a lost soul as he gives his heart to Jesus and finds a new beginning. Others describe a narrator’s sorrowful tears melting into joyful music and singing. Some of these verses touch on the author’s spiritual walk with the Lord and the music God has placed within her soul. Open your heart and let your mind wander as the Holy Spirit speaks to you through each verse within these pages.

Purchase links:

https://books2read.com/TheSpiritOfCreativity

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com with Inspirational Journeys in the subject, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

 Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

Follow me on Social media:

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NaNoWriMo updates, poetry

An update and a poem for your enjoyment

Hello everyone in the blogosphere, I know it’s been awhile since I last posted, so I wanted to check in with everyone and update you on my writing progress.

First of all, let me say that I’ve had a very busy NaNoWriMo this month. Although I started drafting the story, I originally called Inner Vision, which is now The Body in the Dorm Advisor’s office, I went back and started planning my novel using the Snowflake method. If you haven’t heard of this book, I encourage you to at least read it for the story Randy Ingermanson tells, whether the method works for you or not. If you’re unable to afford the book or find it in your local library, yet you’d like to try this method to plot your novel, you can download Chapters 19 and 20 of How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method as a free PDF file. I’ve also started doing a series on my YouTube channel and my podcast, where I walk you through each step of the Snowflake Method, giving you examples of my own work along the way. Please note, no spoilers!

As a way to say thanks for hanging in there with me as I plan and restructure my novel, I’ve included a poem I wrote a few weeks ago entitled Storm Winds. If you like this poem, you’ll love the poems I’ve written in my book entitled The Spirit of Creativity: Inspirational Poems for the creative at heart. You can get the eBook at your favorite online retailor by visiting this Universal Link. I’ll let you know as soon as the audiobook comes out. Before I share my poem with you, I’d like to remind you to sign up for my newsletter so you can receive updates on my author journey and be notified of new releases. I’ll also send you a free short story or a free code for my book on Audible when it becomes available. Happy reading and God bless.

Hugs,

Ann

Storm Winds

Storm winds blow

On a windy Saturday morning

Storm winds blow

As a new day is dawning.

Will the storm clouds hide the sunshine we seek

 Or will the bright sunshine through the storm clouds peek?

On this beautiful windy day.

Even though the storm winds blow,

The sunshine drives the clouds away.

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Part Three of my Katrina Dobson Character Conversation

This is the girl from the original cover of Inner Vision. She looks like an older version of my daughter

Hello and welcome to the final segment of my character conversation with Katrina Dobson from Inner Vision. I encourage you to go back and read the introduction,  part one and part two of my conversation before proceeding to the rest of the interview, if you haven’t already done so. I also encourage you to sign up for my mailing list to receive a free short story, stay up-to-date with author happenings, and get a behind the scenes look into my author journey. To get notified when I upload new audio/video content, please subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel. Without further ado, here’s the rest of my character interview. Sit back, relax, and enjoy.

Ann: What is your ultimate goal?

Katrina: My goal is two-fold. First of all, I want to find out who brought me to this strange hospital, and why I’m here in the first place. Second of all, I want to uncover the secrets hidden here. Once I do that, then Mom and I can go home.

Ann: What about your father?

Katrina: I pray that I can somehow lead him to Christ, but I can’t say when that’ll happen. Remember when I told you that mom supports me?

Ann: Yeah, what about it?

Katrina: Truth is, she did, until we arrived at the hospital. Since then, she’s become more passive. I mean she’s hidden herself in some type of shell. But when I start trying to communicate with the people, I think I see, she acts as if that’s a trigger to her PTSD.

Ann: I thought you had PTSD, too?

Katrina: I do, but I’m using my inner vision as a strength, instead of a weakness. I have nightmares where I see my dad beating my mom, but here’s the weird part: He’s threatened to hit me, but he’s never actually laid a hand on me. His actions make me believe that he blames Mom for my accident.

Ann: Do you have a positive or negative body image?

Katrina: If you had asked me that five years ago, I probably would have told you that I have no body image at all, but now, I have a positive outlook on life. Let’s put it that way. Like anyone else, I have my own fears and emotions, but If I know something’s not right or someone does something that goes against my beliefs, I’ll fight tooth and nail to right that wrong or make the person beg for forgiveness.

Ann: Is your father one of those people?

Katrina: Absolutely. He’s abusing my mother for something that I had no control over, so somebody has to make him face the music. If I have to be the one to do it so be it.

Ann: Who or what would you die for?

Katrina: I’d lay down my life to give honor and glory to my Lord and savior Jesus Christ, and I’d die to protect my mother. Though she lashes out at me, I still love her. I realize that she’s not herself right now, but if she were stronger, she’d do the same for me, I just know it!

Ann: Do you have a plan for tomorrow? Next week? Next year?

Katrina: Listen, I take one day at a time until I can gather information. The only plans I have; are the ones I wake up with after my vivid dreams.

Ann: Are you resilient enough to change as your story progresses?

Katrina: I can’t stay the same. I mean my life is constantly changing. The first major change took place when I had my accident. Now, every day is a brand-new turning point on the path we call life. I need to change and grow in order to solve this mystery. I may be stuck in the hospital, but I’m not stuck in that one room. Write my story to find out how much I change and see the changes that take place in the characters around me.

Ann: One final question, and this might sound silly, but here goes. What would you think if you could see me now?

Katrina: God gave you the ability to create me as a character when he laid my story on your heart. I see you in the same way you see me in your head. When I stand beside you and tap my toe impatiently, that means that I’m impatient for you to share my hero’s journey. Thank you for that. I love having these chats, but I’ve got a mystery to solve. Follow me as I walk these narrow halls and wide-open spaces to hunt for the truth.

I’d like to thank Katrina Dobson for stopping by the blog to have an enlightening conversation with me. Stay tuned, for you’ll meet the entire cast of Inner Vision characters in the weeks ahead. Until next time, happy reading and God bless.

Huts,

Ann

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