What likely brought you to our website is that you experienced a life-altering or life-affirming incident or circumstance and are wondering if you should write about your heartmind wisdom in a bid to help others.
You've discovered the writing course that will give you the exact tools needed to make your authoring dreams a reality. Best of all, it's FREE!
LIVE INSPIRATIONAL AUTHORSHIP WEBINAR SERIES
Every Other Tuesday Evening - 7:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
February 2nd & 16th
March 1st, 15th & 29th
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May 10th & 24th
We recognize that living in a different time zone from us might make it difficult for you to attend our live webinars. This is why webinar replays are uploaded to our website and available for you to watch at any time.
Writing Lesson Videos
We also respect your time. Lesson videos are thirty minutes (or less) in duration and cover exactly what you need to know to author a bestseller.
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More about the FREE Inspirational Authorship Webinar Series
The Inspirational Authorship Webinar Series is designed for new writers who want to tell their story to help others. The series is hosted by Joyce Ross and Patricia Connor, editors and publishers of the bestselling Heartmind Wisdom Inspirational Anthology Collection. Good friends for over three decades, the two women share a love of laughter and helping others.
During the webinar series, you'll first identify and hone your healing message. Next, you will study The 13 Golden Writing Keys. Toward the end of the course, you will explore various ways to publish your story, including contributing a chapter to Heartmind Wisdom Collection #4. As writing is 10% and marketing 90% of an author's career, the course concludes with tips for traditional and online marketing.
Be Published in Heartmind Wisdom Collection #4
Inspirational Authorship webinar attendees have first-option rights to be published in Heartmind Wisdom Collection #4. As we are limited to 21 authors each contributing a 2,500 - 3,500 word chapter, securing a place in the book will be on a first-come-first-served basis.
BONUS: As a contributing author to the fourth anthology, you'll co-edit your chapter with Joyce Ross, senior editor and co-publisher of the Heartmind Wisdom Inspirational Anthology Collection. The co-editing process is fun and ensures that your inspirational story is a page-turner.
SUPER BONUS: Co-editing with an industry expert will take years off of your writing learning curve.
1. Develop a storyline that includes an intriguing opening paragraph, an emotional ride in the middle, and a memorable conclusion.
2. Craft a title and opening line that will grab readers' attention.
3. Narrate in an active, not passive, voice. Maintain a consistent point of view.
4. Bring your characters to life via actions and reactions. Don't simply narrate your story, craft scenes.
5. Begin every scene in the middle and include sensory detail, place, time and spoken & unspoken dialogue.
6. Include conflict, tension and suspense. Where appropriate, inject humor.
7. Avoid roundabout phrases. Never use two words when one will do. Write tight!
8. Know the main grammar rules and when to ignore them.
9. Use metaphors and similes.
10. Use bold action verbs. Use adjectives sparingly.
11. Vary sentence length and punctuation.
12. When rewriting, creatively craft out I, me, he/she, and other unnecessary pronouns.
13. Craft a query letter and synopsis, and have your story professionally edited.
“The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing, and it will enlarge your vocabulary.” —J.K. Rowling
Joanne Rowling (pennames J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith) is a British novelist who is world renowned for the Harry Potter fantasy series. (July 1965 - )
WRITING IS A CRAFT.
To be Good at it, you must Study & Practice.
Taking a few authorship courses is a definite must for new authors. However, it is reading and practice that will make you a great writer. As Stephen King advises, "If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write."
To gain maximum benefit from the webinar series, visit the Heartmind Store and purchase the eBook or softcover edition of at least one Heartmind Wisdom Inspirational Anthology. Reading the authentic and heartwarming stories of the 21 authors in each collection will give you healing and writing insights. The books are also a great read!
Where Heartminded Visionaries Shop for Education & Inspiration.
Note: The Heartmind Store is hosted by Shopify and payment is via PayPal. (As PayPal takes credit cards, you don't an account to place your order.)
Self-Help is a Top-Selling Book Genre
Being absolutely content with one's self is a rarity; most of us are on a continual awareness and self-improvement journey. When this truism is considered in conjunction with the uncontrollability and unpredictability of life, it's easy to understand why the self-help category is among the top three bestselling book genres.
Contrary to our hopes and dreams, circumstances change, incidences happen and people disappoint us in ways that lead us to experience unpleasant emotions—confusion, hurt, anger, anxiety, fear, guilt, betrayal and resentment. Sometimes it's our own actions that rob of us how we imagined our life would unfold. In response, many of us search the Internet or our local bookstore for insightful books that will help us feel better, heal and move forward.
The Gift of Hope
If you’re thinking about telling your story, getting ready to share your heartmind wisdom so others can benefit from your experience and insights, thank you.
When in the midst of or recovering from a painful and unsettling circumstance—addiction, betrayal, bankruptcy, divorce, depression, a physical violation, a health scare, a death or any happening that robs your sense of peace and well-being—muddied in the extremeness of your emotions, you lose hope.
You know this because you’ve been there.
You know that when you struggle to cope, adjust and survive, the possibility of ever feeling whole, well, safe or happy is elusive. A bright future seems an implausibility so full of potential pitfalls and disappointments that it’s too frightening to entertain. You simply cannot take any more heartache, loss or pain.
Then the clouds begin to lift. You wake up one morning and your first thought isn’t about your trauma, loss or pain. An unforced smile feels good upon your face. Your ears enjoy laughter, happy chatter and music. You can again taste and smell. You notice stars, sunrises and sunsets. The idea of lingering idly is welcoming because you’re ready to be alone with your thoughts and feelings. But it was a long time coming.
You spent months, maybe years, unable to freely express how it felt to endure your circumstance or go through your experience. You noticed when people tried to protect you by skirting sensitive topics and being careful not to say anything that might dampen your spirits or hurt you. You weren’t truly alone but you felt as if you were. Try as they might, no one could fully appreciate what is was like to be you, to know what it was to bear what you withstood.
Now that you’ve regained a sense of well-being, you'd like to help others. Hats off to you for caring about humankind, for having the courage to tell your story, and for your willingness to foster hope.
Has your story been told?
Like almost every new author, though you want to share your story, you're concerned that it has already been told. After all, with so many self-help books on the market, there's bound to be plenty written about how to rebound from what you went through.
Readers vary in beliefs, experiences and needs. A self-help book that touches your heart and soul might not grab the attention of someone at a different stage in their healing journey. People and times are always evolving. As such, there will always be demand for fresh perspectives from new authors.
Yes, there are plenty of self-help books. However, there are none written in your voice, none that can touch readers in your unique way. Only you can write your story.
"If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive." —Barry Lopez, in Crow and Weasel
Barry Holstun Lopez (born January 6, 1945) is an American author whose work is known for its humanitarian and environmental concerns. He won the National Book Award for Nonfiction for Artic Dreams (1986). His Of Wolves and Men (1978) was a National Book Award finalist.
Webinar Series Enrollment Gift
After years of transformational coaching, Patricia Connor compiled dozens of questions and self-actualization exercises to propel you along on your heartmind path.
Patricia's workbook will help you: uncover and clarify your purpose; discover who would benefit from your heartmind wisdom; and, understand why and how you might share your message.
Am I healed enough to share my story in a bid to help others?
The two comments we hear most from our authors is how wonderful it is to help others, and how incredibly freeing and healing it was to write about their experiences and feelings.
No one knows better than you that the healing process is a lengthy journey.
Though you'd like to help others by sharing what you've learned, your heartmind wisdom, you wonder if it would be misleading to tell others how you made it through the darkness when you’re sometimes still overtaken by regret, grief, anger, fear, resentment, guilt or confusion.
After all, what worked for you might not work for someone else; especially, when you’re not completely healed or completely over what happened. Wasn’t it simply the passing of time that helped you to heal and deal?
On the flipside, you remember that when you were at the height of your suffering it helped to read about how others coped and went on to thrive. The authors whose stories you read are likely on a lengthy, maybe lifelong, healing journey too. None professed to have all the answers, only insights into their process, their heartmind wisdom.
Deep down, you know that you must tell your story. Even if you only help one other person, writing about your journey will be more than worthwhile—it will be heartache transformed into heartmind healing.
"The secret of good writing is to say an old thing in a new way or to say a new thing in an old way." —Richard Harding Davis
Richard Harding Davis (April 1864 – April 1916) worked as a reporter for the New York Herald, The Times and Scribner’s Magazine. He is known foremost as the first American war correspondent. His writings greatly assisted the political career of Theodore Roosevelt. His written works include his 1897 novel Soldiers of Fortune.