Do you want to publish a nonfiction book? Perhaps you have a story to tell, or expertise in an area. Maybe you want to help others. You are not alone. Roughly 80% of people want to publish a book yet only 3% end up succeeding. Why do so many people not follow through? For starters, the task can be quite overwhelming. Writing a book, editing and getting it into the readers hands requires a lot of time and energy. Not to mention, the industry has changed and regardless of what publishing path you choose, you will need to find ways to help market your book. It is helpful to know that the traditional way of publishing isn’t the only way and we will share some secrets to the publishing process in this blog post.
When Elena Joy Thurston, founder of The Pride and Joy Foundation, had a TEDx Talk go viral in November of 2019, she had prominent literary agents inquire about a memoir by Jan 2020. It was exciting and she signed with one. She was told to get a book...
Q: How does a woman who doesn't realize she's a lesbian, woo another woman who doesn't realize she's attracted to women either? Or how does a presumably straight woman entice another presumably straight woman?
A: Just like any woo-ing, it's all about the humor. We all know that laughter is the predecessor to love, regardless of gender and sexuality.
Early in our relationship, before the fateful first kiss, all I knew is that I wanted her to look at me, talk to me, laugh at my jokes. Her laughter, you guys! It was like the best buzz on earth, making her smile and laugh at me.
It was a few weeks in that I finally realized how big basketball is/was in her life. She had played all through childhood. By high school, she was on traveling club teams in addition to her school team. She received multiple college offers and it paid her way through her bachelor's degree.
But I was in trouble with this realization. I...