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AUTUMNJONES WANTS YOU TO MEET: Andrea Walker-Williamson

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How did you start writing?
My earliest memory was a 6th grade cumulative writing assignment. We were assigned to write in a Journal.  Some were poems, writing prompts,  sonnets and stories. At the end of the semester we turned in our journals. I was asked to read a few things to the class and some of the poetry was used as an example for other students. That was my first time realizing that my words could touch other people and could be interpreted differently. It was then that I decided that I was going to be an author.

Do you remember the first thing you ever wrote?
One of the 1st things that I wrote was a short story told in first person from Count Drakula. That story inspired my teacher in elementary school. My earliest high school memory was freshman year my English teacher pulled me out of class to ask about a fictional story that I wrote about a young lady getting an abortion after losing her virginity to someone on the football team. My teacher thought that the story seemed so…

John C. Maxwell's 'The 15 invaluable laws of Growth

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John C. Maxwell's 'The 15 invaluable laws of Growth.'  This book just blessed my life. I wanted to share.
 Law 1. Law of Intentionality: Growth Doesn’t Just Happen Law 2. The Law of Awareness: You Must Know Yourself to Grow Yourself Law 3. The Law of the Mirror: You Must See Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself Law 4. The Law of Reflection: Learning to Pause Allows Growth to Catch Up With You Law 5. The Law of Consistency: Motivation Gets You Going – Discipline Keeps You Growing Law 6. The Law of Environment: Growth Thrives in Conducive Surroundings Law 7. The Law of Design: To Maximize Growth, Develop StrategiesLaw 8. The Law of Pain: Good Management of Bad Experiences Leads to Great Growth Law 9. The Law of the Ladder: Character Growth Determines the Height of Your Personal Growth  Law 10. The Law of the Rubber Band: Growth Stops When You Lose the Tension Between Where You Are and Where You Could Be Law 11. The Law of Trade-Offs: You Have to Give Up to Grow Up Law 1…

Reset, Balance & Meditate

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This past season for many of us has come with a lot of struggles, disappointments, tears and healing. Yet, despite it all, we're still standing. For many people I know personally many of us are trying to find every way we can to figure out how to get ourselves back balanced. I've seem to have so far gotten myself back on track. I thought I would share a few things that have been working for me. 
Prayer
This is mandatory! I've always believed in prayer. I also know a lot of people who do not believe in prayer. That's cool for them. However, prayer has never failed me and it also helps me to reset my prospective. Its one of the few times I'm able to be completely be vulnerable and stripped. Praying allows me to be a part of the manifestation of my truest desires. I'm realizing how seriously the tongue is. I'm taming my honesty, to a degree. With prayer, wisdom and understanding I'm mastering my highest self by doing so. I use prayer to talk to God about m…

Forever Love

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I'm in my late thirties, which means I get asked repeatedly about my love life. Honestly, I really don't have one. Honestly, I'm also not pressed about it and lastly, it'll happen when it's supposed it. However, the older I get the more my future relationship goals change. Because I am constantly changing. I'm still not sure what type of "marriage," my soul desires for the future me. I do know that I desire a lifelong partnership at some point. I also know I have no interest in a wedding and divorce is not an option. (unless you're just reckless or abusive) And to be truly honest, I'm kind of not in a rush to figure it out. I don't operate on other peoples time line. Furthermore, I'm not looking for a husband.  One, because I stand firm in the scripture, He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord ~Proverbs 18:22. And two, because I haven't met anyone who is emotionally free enough to drop his ego, pride…

Inspiring words from Oprah Winfrey

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These videos are old. But they are on target and on time for my current space. 


Writing Series Part 4: Marketing

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This is the last part of the 4 week series. This is also the part that I don't have much information on so I'm going have Forbes help a sista out. I personally, promote my book here and there on social media. Most of my sales have come from having physical copies. I haven't set up many booths and but I am in a transition to find every way possible to make this a full time thing. With that being said, the following information comes from Forbes.com. Hopefully it helps!


Ways to market
Know your community. You who your demographic is. When you know who you want to write to in order to really know what and where to sale your book. Figure out how you can connect to them? Maybe attend events where they would be and set up a booth. The idea is to meet your community where it lives, and readsTalk it up and promote. Once you figure out who you are marketing your book to. You can figure out how you’re going to connect to your community, then start getting the word out.Create a sense o…

Beyonce Purchases Church in New Orleans

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According to TMZ, Beyonce paid 850,000 to purchase an 100 year old stone structured, 7,500 sq. ft church in New Orleans. What she plans to do with the church no one's knows but it is said to have been built in the early 1900s. Apparently it has been out of commission as a place of worship due to church members passing away.

Side note: There was a "Beyonce Mass" service in San Francisco a few weeks ago. 900 people showed up to have worship service that was based around Beyonce's music.