author interviews

Inspirational Journeys Presents: The Deathchill Trillogy and the Creative Writing Club with Porscha Aubrey

This week, my special guest and I discuss her writing process, how she got started writing and podcasting and she gives a few tips to help you as you walk your path to becoming a published author and a podcaster.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

The Deathchill trilogy and The Creative Writers Club Podcast with Porscha Aubrey!

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.

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WHO?

Porscha Aubrey

WHEN?

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast Episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Porscha Aubrey…

Porscha Anne Aubrey is a teenage indie author that resides in Canada. Her dream is to be able to make a living from her writing as well as her podcast, Creative Writing Club. One of her other goals is to start her own charity where she gives out scholarships to students even if their grades aren’t the best. That’s mainly important to her because she believes that a student can have the drive to get a higher education but still be unable to get amazing grades due to their at-home life. Her other goal is to start her own publishing company and call it ‘Creative Writing Club,’ mainly just to go along with the brand of CWC that she’s been using for so long, like when she started her own magazine.

For her entire life, Porscha has always enjoyed writing. From writing short stories, to poems, to scripts, and even starting some novel projects, she has worked hard on improving her craft. Though it wasn’t till the start of ninth grade that she decided to take it more seriously and began writing ‘Deathchill.’ Now the entire Deathchill trilogy is complete, and she has moved on to other projects.

With the hopes that being an author is what she’s meant to do, Porscha will continue to work hard and write towards her future.

Porscha’s featured book is entitled Deathchill

Description:

Lexus Deathchill is a young teenage girl living in 6078, during her life she has to face the expectations of the people around her, the powers that consume her, relationships, heartbreaks, team battles, highs, lows and the blessings from the gods as well as demons. Will she be able to make it through her years or will she succumb to the powers deep inside her?

Purchase link:

 Connect with Porscha at the following links:

Linktree: https://linktr.ee/PorschaAubrey

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dark_night_wolves/ 

Website: https://porschaaubrey.wordpress.com/

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/author/porschaaubrey

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/flamerip

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp0fygcjhDgQ9U9tvlvembQ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Porscha_Aubrey

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.

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author interviews

Inspirational Journeys Presents: The Power to Speak Naked with Sean Tyler Foley

This week, my special guest explains what he means by “speaking naked.: Some of the principals we discuss , also apply to fiction writing. We go off on a couple of tangents about accessibility and the hero’s journey, but these little side discussions  tie into our main topic of conversation.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

The Power of Speaking Naked with Sean Tyler Foley!

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?

Sean Tyler Foley

WHEN?

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

WHERE?

YouTube video

Podcast Episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Sean Tyler Foley…

Sean Tyler Foley is an accomplished film and stage performer and has been acting in film and television since he was 6 years old. He has appeared in productions including Freddy Vs Jason, Door to Door, Carrie, and the musical Ragtime. Tyler is passionate about helping others confidently take the stage and impact an audience with their stories. He is currently the Managing Director of Total Buy In and author of the #1 best-selling book The Power to Speak Naked.

Description: For those who want to advance their career, increase their wage, improve their social standing, and skyrocket their confidence, The Power To Speak Naked gives them proven strategies to crush their fear of public speaking and empowers them to be able to speak in front of any audience, anywhere, at any time. The Power To Speak Naked features techniques that will make any presentation more dynamic, fire up any team, and give anyone the confidence to overcome their fear of public speaking. Within its pages, Sean Tyler Foley presents easy-to-read tips that make it possible for anyone to deliver a presentation that is engaging, persuasive, and memorable. He also presents proven actionable steps that will help anyone advance in their career and life.

Purchase link:

connect with Tyler at the following links:

https://stages.seantylerfoley.com/

https://www.instagram.com/seantylerfoley/

https://www.facebook.com/SeanTylerFoleyYYC/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPaMWxi5lGc_msriWtO45eA

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

https://www.facebook.com/seantylerfoley/

https://m.imdb.com/name/nm1021473/filmotype/actor

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.

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poetry

Original Poem: All things work for Good

The following poem was given to me by the Holy Spirit during the American Council of the Blind Community Gospel sing on Sunday night. This poem was God’s message to me about my editing, and I pray that someone out here in the Blogosphere gets a blessing from reading it and it speaks to your heart, like God spoke to mine when he put this poem on my heart to put down on the digital page. Happy reading and God bless.

The year got off to a crazy busy start

The Holy Spirit tells me to trust God with all my heart,

I’ve struggled this week, with doubt and fear,

God Whispers words of comfort, “My child, I’m right here.”

“I know your heart

And I have a plan,

To mold and shape the words

 I’ve put into authors’ hands.

I’ve given you a story to tell,

Though it’s not the one you thought you knew so well,

Take up thy cross and follow me,

For I have more in store for Thee.

Though 2022 has just begun,

My child, the best is yet to come.”

author interviews

Inspirational Journeys Presents: Beyond Redemption with Jenny Anderson

This week, my special guest and I talk about her first book, her vision loss, and her writing process among other things. Grab your favorite beverage and listen in as we talk about the things God has in store for our lives.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Beyond Redemption with Jenny Anderson!

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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.

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WHO?

Jenny Anderson

WHEN?

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

WHERE?

Podcast Episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Jenny Anderson…

Jenny lives in Lynnwood, WA and currently attends Seattle Bible College, where she is studying for a degree in ministry.

Jenny’s debut book is entitled Beyond Redemption, and she describes the book in this way:

It is my testimony for Jesus.  Have a Kleenex ready.  

purchase link:

Beyond Redemption – Kindle edition by Anderson, Jenny . Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

Connect with Jenny at the following links:

(20+) My accomplishments thanks to God | Facebook

Send an email to:

beyondredemptionseries@gmail.com

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.

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#WritingTips

A freelance writer‘s guide for students by guest contributor Lucy Reed

A Freelance Writing Guide for Students

Freelancing may seem like an unlikely business opportunity for students or recent graduates, but plenty of people are doing it. If you’re looking to augment your income while building new skills and experiences, freelancing may be the way to go. This guide covers freelancing during school or after graduation, as well as Ann Harrison’s tips for making freelancing work a viable long-term career path.

Enhance Your Writing Skills

The key to a successful freelancing career lies in your ability to write well. No matter what niche you’re working in, always keep learning and developing your skills through writing courses and workshops. Taking extra courses at local community colleges is often an option if you’re short on funds. However, there are also a lot of free resources available online.

Create a Writing Portfolio

Before you begin making money from your writing, you need to have a portfolio of samples. Just like a painter or musician, a writer’s portfolio is a way of showcasing your work and establishing your value to potential clients. Try to include 3–5 samples — any more than that and your would-be client will get swamped.

Looking for Writing Gigs

The most obvious place to look for writing jobs is online. There are more job opportunities here than ever before. In addition to sites like Indeed, you can also check out marketplaces like ProBlogger. Search for small business blogs where local businesses may be hiring writers to create copy for advertisements, blogs, newsletters, and other media. Another great way to find writing gigs is by networking with other professionals in your field.

Marketing Yourself and Getting Started

It’s important to market yourself as a freelance writer. Research how to write marketing pieces and product descriptions, and make sure you include them in your portfolio. Look for internships or part-time jobs related to writing. You can also find a mentor who can help guide you through your early days as a freelancer. Subscribe to newsletters and blogs, follow online discussions related to your industry, and apply for scholarships that reward writing skills.

The Legalities Running a Freelancing Business 

Consider getting an EIN (tax ID number). If you’re hiring employees and paying them, you need an EIN so the IRS can track and report payroll taxes for any employees you might hire. Additionally, using an EIN on your invoices shows that you’re running a legitimate business. Here is more information on how to set one up.

Looking For Long-Term Contracts

If you’re just getting started as a freelancer, it may be difficult to attract consistent work. Long-term contracts can be an excellent way to build your portfolio and reputation while building steady income. While they do require more work up front, they also provide stability over time.

Rewards and Flexibility

As a freelancer, you can enjoy being self-employed. As with any career, freelancing comes with its share of headaches and stressors but it also comes with tons of rewards, including flexibility, a high degree of autonomy, and greater work/life balance. Visit Ann Writes Inspiration for more writing tips.

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Lucy Reed created Gig Mine to help others dig up sharing economy opportunities in a user’s area, all in a single location, so users don’t have to jump between multiple sites. It’s the new and improved way to get a gig job!

author interviews

Inspirational Journeys Presents: As Far as the Eye can See with Dennis Savini

This Week, My special guest shares the story of how he lost his vision and how he learned to live with his vision loss. We throw a short conversation about Skydiving into the mix.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Dennis Savini!

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WHO?

Dennis Savini

WHEN?

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

WHERE?

Podcast episode

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Dennis Savini…

Dennis lives in Central Pennsylvania with his wife and maltipoo Ollie.  He has three grown children and two beautiful grand daughters.

Dennis’s featured book is entitled:

As Far as the eye can see

Description:

Memoir exploring the authors struggle with the loss of his vision over 20 years as the result of a rare autoimmune eye disease.  The author uses humor as he describes the ups and downs he experienced and how it affected not only him but his family as well.  In sharing his story the author hopes it will help others learn to cope with whatever curve balls life throws and how to deal with adversity. 

Purchase link:

Connect with Dennis at the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/dennis.savini.5

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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https://www.youtube.com/user/annsmusic1