DonnaInk Publications to release activist father’s new title, “From Spicy 2 Sweet”

From Spicy 2 Sweet, by Gilbert Jalapeno

“From Spicy 2 Sweet,” by Mr. Gilbert Jalapeno.

NEW YORKMarch 10, 2019PRLog — Donna L. Quesinberry, CEO – President and Founder of DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. announced representation of author Gilbert Jalapeno and shares: “Mr. Jalapeno’s life experience having grown up in Maravilla East Los Angeles California, is a story in and of itself. When that story is coupled with a wrongful life sentence for a crime Gilbert did not commit, coupled with child services and their illegal – legal kidnap of his children, resulting in his becoming a student of law to prove his innocence that ultimately freed him from prison – a heart-wrenching visage of East Los Angeles urban living, the struggle toward triumph and rising above what seems preordained circumstances – while accepting a faith-based life through Almighty God Jehovah, moves readers through a world of shock and disbelief incorporating snippets of “other” familial lives plagued by wrongful family court atrocities, such as Gilbert’s. DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. determined to produce Gilbert’s docufiction title, “From Spicy 2 Sweet,” in February of 2019 because we believe readers will not only be entertained, but also informed of the many facets of life this title touches on. “From Spicy 2 Sweet,” is being developed into a movie with a production company moving Mr. Jalapeno’s book to screenplay this summer. Currently, casting is being considered. It appears in the not too distant future, readers will be enabled to view this story on the live screen.”

About the Book: This is the story of Gilbert Jalapeno, the Affiliated People’s Alliance (APA) Founder, Chairman and President. “From Spicy 2 Sweet,” shares Gilbert’s saga concerning the incongruities of child services, judiciary, legal and medical systematic injustice that he believes is the result of the Adoption and Safe Family Act (ASFA) written in 1995, lobbied for by Hillary Clinton, and passed into law in 1997. Mr. Gilbert Jalapeno, given a fraudulent life sentence after being falsely accused, was imprisoned when he refused to cooperate with the Department of Children and Family Services in 1995. In his direct appeal through the 2nd Appellate Court, Mr. Jalapeno’s charges were vacated.

“From Spicy 2 Sweet,” shares Gilbert’s APA platform start-up, and begins in Las Vegas Nevada, where an International APA Board Meeting takes place. In Gilbert’s story, he includes additional family court and child service nightmares of other families. Where concurrent abuse is enacted by children services and state-sponsored corporitization of illegal kidnap and false-adoption of children from families to generate revenue through child ownership in the new world order of nation-states. This modern plaque aligning with socialist capitalization of America’s children, through wrongful actions involving family courts, family law and the judiciary, is touched on in this docufiction, which expands into a series where additional titles are shared by the additional family’s involved with APA who speak to their own unique nightmares. “From Spicy 2 Sweet,” reveals the reality that there is a new epidemic that American and International families are suffering and it is the “theft of children for financial gain.” This epidemic, is a perversion of America’s greatest strength . . . the nuclear family. Gilbert’s story, expanded on through APA’s Family Campaigns, discloses an internationally recognized spiritual war that is raging between a new world order nation-state philosophy that entices countries to own, then exploit children, through child services, family court, foster care, kidnap, and in extreme cases, human trafficking, as a legal remedy for revenue deficits and the nuclear family. This ever-emerging, and systematic, governmental pathology of the new world nation-states, Mr. Jalapeno, and APA, say “This stands against Almighty God Jehovah’s gift of children (James 1:17) to their parents. APA is working to enact aid for families to work toward the reformation of national and international courts of jurisprudence from the current atmosphere back to being Almighty God Jehovah’s courts, where parents are not separated from children without a true cause – certainly not to fuel the economy as is being done in the current hour.”

About the Author: Mr. Gilbert Jalapeno like his parents and grandparents before him, was born and then raised, in Maravilla in the heart of East Los Angeles (LA) California. Classically, this would have set in stone his future; however, he determined to create his own future. Unfortunately, in early life, Gilbert found himself wrongfully accused, and detained, in the Los Angeles County jail in the Maravilla Module facing a life sentence, as well as, the death penalty. Mr. Jalapeno quotes Psalms 102: 17-18, and 1 Peter 5:10-11, sharing: “After being stripped of everything I loved, and grew to stand for, I had to be broken and ask Almighty God Jehovah to recreate my life and make me a new man blessed with knowledge and wisdom required to help others suffering plights similar to my own.” When Gilbert prayed to Almighty God Jehovah to reconstruct his life, Jehovah answered. Mr. Jalapeno’s story shares that answer.

“From Spicy 2 Sweet,” is being released in the second to third quarter of 2019 in Blockchain, eBook, and print. Pre-ordering is available at the current time through AMAZON. Mr. Jalapeno’s book is also being shared through Barnes and Nobles and other distributors. For fact and sell sheets and/or more information, email: (

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DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. announces representation and impending release of author Steve Kay’s novels.

DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. signed British author Steve Kay, including a selection of fictional novels involving dramatic relationships.

CARTHAGE, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, March 9, 2019 / — Ms. Donna L. Quesinberry, Founder and President of DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. ( has signed author Steve Kay of the United Kingdom. We’ll be releasing Mr. Kay’s selection of fictional novels as his United States publishing representative. Steve has experienced modest success in Great Britain and European markets and we hope to introduce his titles, including a series, in 2019 and beyond. It is a pleasure to engage a new suite of fiction novels from the United Kingdom to add to the five continents and nine nations already represented.

Steve Kay is an enigmatic writer who is constantly working on new publications. He was born in Lancashire United Kingdom and grew up in Hambleton close to Morecambe Bay and the Forest of Bowland. His father introduced him to the great outdoors, while his mother showed him how to make the most of life. While at University, Steve became interested in language and writing; however, he wanted to be a singer as a young adult and thought about politics, which music tends to affect one way or another. Throughout all of these life events, his writing continued to be a solace in life. Eventually, Steve settled down to become a teacher. As a single-father of two daughters, he leads a simple life with healthy food, lake swimming, cycling, and camping at national parks.

His current list of titles include:
– Pebbles, Love and the Morecambe Bay
– In Wordsworth’s Footsteps.
– You and Me
– The Satanic Court
– For the Love of My Children

Mr. Kay’s initial title release, “Pebbles, Love and the Morecambe Bay,” will be announced closer to summer of 2019 with a strong pre-release review from advanced reader copies (ARCs) to be distributed prior to release date announcement. All titles will be available in pre-sale through AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE in April of 2019.

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DonnaInk Publications to release actor, screenwriter, John Loretto’s title, “A Flower Grows”

A Flower Grows, by John Loretto & Carolyn Kay Doswell

A Flower Grows, by John Loretto and Carolyn Kay Doswell

Los Angeles, Jan 30, 2019 (  – DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. has signed author, actor, screenwriter John Loretto, and his co-author and friend, Carolyn Kay Doswell, regarding their title, “A Flower Grows.” Ms. Donna L. Quesinberry, Founder, and President of DonnaInk Publications, shares: ” Our most recent title, “A Flower Grows,” is a novel worthy of literary recognition. Referencing the sensitive grey zone of the Holocaust at Banjica Concentration Camp, which has not been addressed previously, both Mr. Loretto and Ms. Doswell captured the brutality associated with 1940s German concentration camp existence in former Yugoslavia. An impending movie production, “A Flower Grows” screenplay has been adeptly managed by Ms. Judith Moose and Mr. Eric Canton both of Los Angeles resulting in solid thumbs-up from entertainment professionals. At the current hour, DonnaInk Publications looks forward to providing readers with John and Carolyn’s intriguing, inspirational, yet disturbing glimpse of the Holocaust’s Grey Zone of survival, during World War II and German occupation at Banjica near Belgrade in former Yugoslavia.”

Mr. Michael Berenbaum (scholar, author, historian, holocaust expert, film and museum professional) reviewed John Loretto and Carolyn Kay Doswell’s literary work, and stated: “A Flower Grows,” is a novel about the grey zone, the world of the in between. A word about the story: a young Serbian Jewish couple and their entire family and guest party is taken from the synagogue celebration on their wedding day, even before the consummation of their marriage, and shipped off to a slave labor camp in the former Yugoslavia. One of the bride’s captors, a German officer from the educated class, spots the beautiful woman and has her brought into his home where he beds her and, over time, falls in love with her. The bride is mindful of her situation, compromised as it is, and uses it to protect as best as possible her family, who turn a blind eye to the relationship and/or tacitly consent to it to save themselves and her from almost certain death.

Whether a victim of the Stockholm syndrome — of identifying with her captors –, overtaken by sexual lust—he is handsome, she is a beautiful virgin—or merely engaged in a mutually exploitative relationship with a man who in these circumstances is all powerful, the living arrangement is sustained over time. Pregnancy follows, so to a child, and now the officer is in love and protective of his lover and their offspring. Under ordinary circumstances one might cry out in judgment: “rape,” “adultery,” “exploitation,” “have you—all of you, the officer, the bride, her family—no shame?” And yet the Holocaust was anything but ordinary and the grey zone is truly grey. The officer is a perpetrator, but not only a perpetrator. He is also a rescuer who risks his freedom, his career, and perhaps even his life for the woman he lusts for and ultimately loves and protects her family. Germans turned a blind eye toward the rape of Jewish women, but sustained affairs were not to be countenanced. Though present in the camp, the officer— or so he claims— tries to avoid participating in the atrocities that are the daily lot of all who enter its gates. He proclaims himself an anti-Nazi and yet he enables others to kill. He is more than merely complicit. His role is indispensable and thus far from peripheral to a killing machine. His humanity is further complicated by his tenderness toward his lover, son, and his parents.

“The bride is an innocent victim, at least at the beginning, taken from the bridal canopy to a concentration camp. Ambitious, tempestuous, competitive, but still sexually innocent, she struggles as all struggled to go from a home of middle-class privilege to a concentration camp. The attraction between the officer and the bride is mutual. Did she invite it? What is the moment of consent? What is her allegiance to her groom? What are her feelings of betrayal? The writers don’t judge, they explore; they raise questions even without resolving them. The post-war ending, which I will not describe for fear of giving away the ending, is ambiguous. Part of the power of this work is that the questions are deepened, the answers harder to find. Such is the truth of what they describe, in fact. Very few survivors could be so candid of their past. It would be too painful, too dangerous. There are plot flaws, minor nuisances—less in the concentration camp than in the world before – the circumstances are accurate and their insights quite on the mark. And their readers are left to contemplate not merely a story but the heart of the grey zone to sort out the good and the bad, not an easy task indeed.”

The authors, and DonnaInk Publications extend profound appreciation to Mr. Michael Berenbaum for his distinguished review of, “A Flower Grows.” The official release date is slated to be announced at the onset of the second quarter of 2019. Currently, “A Flower Grows,” is available in pre-order through DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. (, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other distributors/retailers. The publisher stated that upon pre-sale listing they began receiving orders, which are filled first; however, they are working around the clock to move from development to production and essential kick-off promotions. The re-edition of, “A Flower Grows,” features a new cover, original layout, elemental rewrite and reduction in cost with another round of editorial. Industry reviews and noteworthy additions are also included in the impending release. “A Flower Grows,” will be available for purchase in multiple formats, including blockchain, eBook, hardbound, print and eventually, audio.

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About the Authors:

John Loretto was born in Washington Heights New York City and grew up in New Jersey where as a young adult he worked for a car dealership and as an assistant special education teacher. In high school, and college, he began his acting and writing career becoming affiliated with Beautiful People Owen Action Theater Conservatory, Dead End Tommy Action Theater Conservatory, Summer and Smoke John Action Theater Conservatory, Tea and Sympathy Tommy Action Theater Conservatory, and Totally Cool Willy Action Theater Conservatory. He also trained with Action Theatre Conservatory; Expressions Unlimited, Bobbie Shaw Chance Workshop; Joel & Kathleen Improvisational; etc. Mr. Loretto has written four (4) screenplays: “A Flower Grows,” “An American Rises,” “Birds of Paradise,” and “Jaguar’s Child”; a reality television show concept; and one (1) novel. Some of John’s movie credits include: Gay (Short) – Fluffer Boy – 2018; III Bad Day (Short) – Businessman – 2016; Room for Rent (TV Series) – Daniel – 2012; Mexican Gangster – Brooklyn Bob – 2008; Chicano Blood (Video) – Mobster 1 – 2008; Every Move You Make (Video) – Anson Shine – 2002; etc. He currently resides in Palm Springs, California.

Carolyn Kay Doswell is the owner of EBD Publishing and is a writing partner in Panther Sight Productions. A former teacher with the Los Angeles Unified School District, Carolyn has put her writing expertise to good use, having co-written, “A Flower Grows,” “An American Rises,” “Birds of Paradise,” and “Jaguar’s Child,” with John Loretto. She’s also co-composer of pop songs “Accident’ly on Purpose,” and “Only Twenty-Four” with Robin Randall. She currently resides in Palm Springs, California.

About the Reviewer:

Mr. Michael Berenbaum is an American scholar, professor, rabbi, writer, and filmmaker, who specializes in the study of the Holocaust. He served as Deputy Director of the President’s Commission on the Holocaust (1979–1980), Project Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) (1988–1993), and Director of the USHMM’s Holocaust Research Institute (1993–1997). Berenbaum also played a leading role in the creation of the United States Holocaust Memorial and Museum (HSHMM) and the content of its permanent exhibition. From 1997 to 1999, he served as President and CEO of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, and subsequently (and currently) as Director of the Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust, located at the American Jewish University (formerly known as the University of Judaism), in Los Angeles, CA. His wife, Melissa Patack Berenbaum, is the Vice President and General Manager of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), California Group, and president of the California chapter of the MPAA. Berenbaum is the father of four children: Rabbi Ilana Berenbaum Grinblat, Phillip Lev Berenbaum, Joshua Boaz Berenbaum, and Mira Leza Berenbaum.

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Hello, I’m Steven Kay and soon to be releasing my newest title, “Pebbles – Love Across the Morecambe Bay,” join me here weekly . . .

Author Steven Kay

Hello, I’m Steven Kay and I have a collection of books that DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. is kindly publishing for me in the United States of America. I reside in England or the United Kingdom; however, you prefer to call my home. I enjoy writing. You might say it is my passion. My first title being released is, “Pebbles – Love Across the Morecambe Bay.” This is a book for young and old alike. It is a three-generational saga about family life in the north of England and speaks to the love between a man and woman engaged in marriage. Pebbles shares a post-war middle-class lifestyle where the protagonists were born for one another. Their ideals of children are stymied by the husband’s feeling that the grass is greener away from home.

Moving from Lancashire, Mark leaves behind his soulmate Louise – he goes abroad but remains forever bound to the…

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The Writer’s Life . . . 28.01.19

00008f20_mediumA writer, once a novelty (hence the novelist), now an every anybody who desires to do so vocation . . . the advent of self-publishing . . . an illuminating concept. And, I agree. It is illuminating to know everyone who desires to write – can – or may and that it is no longer exclusionary to a few who capture attention of mainstream publishers with astronomical budgets and a capability to make or break a potential author.

With liberation, always comes a season of discontent. The literary market, now flooded with would-be talent, and/or for-certain talent, both vie for speed and agility to release their next best publication to the reading world(s). I suggest worlds, because many of today’s self-published and Indie-published novels are digested by niche’ markets. These markets are becoming more and more demanding, while remaining unique insular spheres or “worlds” of recognition for emerging writers.

Some of the niche’ markets are so small, publications naturally reach Top Ten status if there is an ounce of quality in them because the spheres are so small there is no other wp-1455441229894option. Then, again, “other niche’ markets,” are growing so fast that regional or sub-categorized niche’s exist exponentially.

Then, there are larger and larger spheres of readership, until writers reach regions, seaboards, nations, and finally, feature global throughput. There, in the national and international marketplace is the fandom every writer aspires to . . . sooner or later . . . no matter how small the origins of the work writers know they have a need to continue to reach greater and greater numbers of readers because that is the grandest of successes. Every story has a message. Every message is meant for universal readers. And, that is the writer’s pulpit . . . if there were interstellar readers . . . writers would strive to reach them too, perhaps one day . . .

So, for today, it is enough to know, the writer writes and can do so and be published the writing lifewithout having to pass the scrutiny of exclusionary tactics. Writers spin their magic on the page through the words some conspirators relate to as spells; however, words are truly epithets of humanity’s capability to lend discourse to thought and couple it with fantasy whether clandestine, dramatic, procedural, or mystic . . . a writer spins magical stories into webs of imagination and it remains a noble profession that culminates in the title: “An Author.”

The author continues attrition to reading masses in hope of revolutionizing, by the grace of God, unique processes of creation that reach pinnacles of universal success. Quotes by Q

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“Don’t let anyone tell you ‘No.’” Author Brad Meltzer on Research, Rejections and More, reprinted with hotlink . . .

“Don’t let anyone tell you ‘No.’” Author Brad Meltzer on Research, Rejections and More

Or you and your kids might have read his “I Am” children’s books, including I Am Amelia Earhart and I Am Jackie Robinson, or the picture book series Ordinary People Change the World.

Even his fiction is rooted in the most engaging elements of fact: He’s authored a dozen political and historical thrillers, every one of which has made The New York Times bestseller list.

In case his bibliography isn’t impressive enough as is, Meltzer has also delved into the world of comic books with titles in the Green Arrow, Justice League and Buffy the Vampire Slayer universes.

His latest book, The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington, released on January 8, 2019, is plenty thrilling as well, but stands out from the others as Meltzer’s first work of true (adult) non-fiction. (Find it on Amazon, IndieBound and Barnes & Noble.)

A decade ago, Meltzer learned of a British plot to kill George Washington during the early days of the American Revolution, wherein the governor and mayor of New York turned Washington’s personal security against him. Of course, the plot was unsuccessful, and when Washington discovered the plot, the guilty guards were hung before 20,000 troops and citizens in the largest public execution of the era in North America.

Seems like something we’d have read about in history books before now, doesn’t it?

Here, Meltzer lets us in on the secrets around why we haven’t heard about this plot, how his non-fiction approach differed from his usual fiction process, and what he’s working on next.

You’ve been writing history-driven thrillers for more than two decades, and now you’re venturing into non-fiction with The First Conspiracy. What led you down this new path? Why did you choose not to fictionalize the story?

Most of my thriller novels have historical elements mixed into them. I just never had the perfect story to write a whole non-fiction book. But a secret plot to kill George Washington? C’mon. When I learned about this story, it stuck with me—for nearly a decade. When something sticks with you that long, you have to go after it. With some research, I realized it was something I could really dig into.

Did you find the non-fiction writing process notably different than writing fiction? How so (or why not)?

In fiction, I can make the story do whatever I want. But when it comes to George Washington, well… he requires a bit more care [laughs]. In truth, though, a good story is a good story. And this was one of the best I’d ever found.

What is your research process like? Was it especially challenging to find accounts of the events detailed inThe First Conspiracy? Have you ever run into a situation where your research hit a dead end?

I like to picture myself as Indiana Jones, playing the theme song and running around uncovering things. But the reality was this: so much of the documents from the Revolutionary War are easily available. The problem is, no one wants to read them. I love reading them. So that’s where we started. It became a real life treasure hunt, which is why I brought in Josh Mensch, the writer and executive producer from our TV show Lost History. And sure, there were moments where we found some details, but others where there was simply nothing. It just made us dig deeper.

Why isn’t this story widely known? It seems like a big deal, historically speaking.

When George Washington found out about the plot against him, he arrested the guilty parties, grabbed one of the ringleaders, gathered together 20,000 troops and citizens in an open field, and hung the man for all to see. It was the largest public execution of its time in all of North America. Why does no one know about it? Washington, John Jay and others didn’t want to story getting out (it’d be a sign of tremendous weakness at a time when America needed to show strength).

Of course, this sort of non-fiction topic isn’t new to you, given your work on “Decoded” and “Lost History.” How did those experiences inform this one?

“Decoded” and “Lost History” were where we first started dealing with hidden information and the far-more-vital fake information. Today, there’s just so much misinformation out there. We all have billions of pages that we can read on our phones—but the hardest thing to find is still the truth. And as we all know, especially today, the truth matters.

What special considerations should authors make when fictionalizing the truth in history-centric novels?

People will believe what you write. So be careful. No matter how crazy your idea is, people will cite it as truth. That’s terrifying to me.

You’ve cultivated such an impressive multimedia career, spanning age groups, formats and platforms. How did it all begin? When did you first feel like you had “made it,” either as a writer or as a larger influencer?

I still don’t think I’ve made it. In fact, every day that I sit down to write—for 20 year now—I replay that moment where I got my 23rd and 24th rejection letters on my first book. I never want to forget that moment. I never want to lose my appreciation for this life I have. I never want to think I made it. And I never EVER want to lose the hunger that I had when I was 25 years old, being rejected. If I lose that, I’m finished.

In light of Stan Lee’s recent passing, I have to ask—how did you get into writing comics? What was that like, and do you plan to do more? What are your thoughts on writing preexisting characters that everyone already knows and loves?

For 20 years now, I’ve hidden comic book references in my novels. Eventually, DC Comics editor Bob Schreck realized what a nerd I was. He came to one of my book signings and said to me, “Want to write Green Arrow?” I froze and said, “I’ve been waiting my whole life for someone to ask me that.” I love my thrillers, and the history books, but there’s nothing like typing the letters: B-A-T-M-A-N and putting words in Batman’s mouth.

What’s your favorite book/series/project you’ve ever written, and why?

The Tenth Justice, The First Counsel, The Escape Artist, the I AM kids books, and this one: The First Conspiracy. Each reveals a slice of my soul.

What advice would you give to writers looking to a) write in your genres, and b) build a platform as extensive as you have?

Don’t let anyone tell you, “No.” When I first started writing, thriller writers were supposed to write thrillers. Kids books writers were supposed to write kids books. And so on. But again, a good story is a good story. Just keep telling your story. And when your book comes out, let me know. I will always tweet out your first book for you.

What’s next? Do you have plans to write more adult non-fiction?

Our newest kids book I Am Billie Jean King comes out in February, then I’m working on the sequel to The Escape Artist, then in November, we have the cartoon for the I AM series coming on PBS. Then I’m taking a nap.



DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. announces representation and impending release of author Ed Tasca’s latest novel.

GOOD MORNING, Why Is Everyone Here Naked? an alternate ending adventure from author, actor, comedian Ed Tasca promises to give readers a hero’s welcome . . .

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 5, 2019 / — Ms. Donna L. Quesinberry, CEO – President and Founder of DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. announced representation of author Ed Tasca and shares: “Mr. Tasca’s nonsense humor is highlighted in the unique project, “GOOD MORNING, Why Is Everyone Here Naked,” showcasing wordsmithing that is a delight for book lovers of all ages. Ed charms readers by brandishing his satirical pen coupled with zany illustrations.

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There was a time when I knew my audience innately and writing flowed to and Increasing Readershipthrough them but what happens if your audience changes? Recently, I’ve come to want more from my writing for the sake of audience and desire to include greater shares of readers. Albeit, this is altogether different than the audience changing, it is more closely related to an expanding horizon of readers.

How do you increase readership in a basic sense?
The answer is multi-fold. First, good writing. Second, consistent writing. Third, writing what you know and then, writing about what you know. It goes without saying, if you want readers to grow in number, your content must warrant them. In today’s quick-pace publishing landscape, how often do you see one novel from an author clearly well-edited that you thoroughly enjoyed. So much so, you research the author and find a website, blog, random media and…

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The Confidence Of Holding Out To Your Style As An Emerging Writer

As a writer, your creativity is a close cousin of your confidence. It takes a pool of self-assuredness to get the ideas flowing. Your pen basically dances to the vibes emanating from your head and thus you need the best of psychological countenance to give your best writing.

However it is not very easy sustaining your creative cockiness as a writer. There are periods when doubts infests your psyche and your pen frets between your fingers. This is understandable as you are writing for an audience who are multicolored ideologically with opinion spread across a disharmonious spectrum of perspective. What is medicine for one may be poison for another yet wine for the next. The heat of criticism coming from our diverse audience can readily melt our confidence.


Still this is no justification for your pen losing its self-esteem. While you hungry audience waits with their cutlery to devour your write-ups, it doesn’t change the fact that you are the one cooking it. This means that irrespective of the fact that you are writing for people to read, you shouldn’t entirely sieve off your charisma from your write up. The write-up must still in a way have your mental stamp, the letters must still in a way photograph you, they must have your identity!

As a newcomer and a writer who has not yet left bold marks on the global writing scenery, the best of humility and courtesy could be demanded from you. You are just coming in and should cling the writer’s constitution to your chest religiously. Sacrifice your style on the altars of status quo and “belong”. But such orderliness violently kills your identity, drowning you in the crowd. And they are like “oh! he is just of the writers” at the end. By then you are already drenching with ordinariness and your unique identity six feet below the ground.

In as much as you shouldn’t overdo it, you have do stand out! You have to be “audible” at least even if it doesn’t mean to be overtly loud. How about you wear a swimsuit among the crowd of suits? Crazy! But just stand out!

You need an intelligent mash of bravery and caution to do this. Don’t storm your audience with your style full throttle. They might easily get disenchanted because you don’t have the big name to implore patience from them to check you out. Do it in careful bits, spice up the conventions with a bit of deliberate disobedience at times. Write off the rules at times strategically, soon they would tolerate your misdemeanor and soon they will enjoy it! It is a gradual climb to the D-day where your efforts culminate into a frenetic audience ready to alcoholically consume your write-up; drinking it all up and wanting more.

At the start, you will need confidence to do this. In the famous words of the darling enigma Theodore Roosevelt “Believe you can and you are halfway there”. Holding out to your style is not easy but you successfully make your audience love you for what only you can write!

What is a writer’s block and how to break through it

As a writer there are those moments you don’t just have the flair to write anything. The pool of creativity you drink from goes dry, and you are inspirationally dehydrated: not a single drop motivation left in you. The erstwhile pen which dances excitedly between your fingers gets so “heavy” scribbling sparingly under duress. You can just can’t write anything. Felt that moment before? Yes such moment is called a writer’s block. Every writer’s forced holiday!

Donna.jpgWorried you are passing through a writer’s block? It is completely normal. When your creativity is locked behind the bars of a writer’s block, you feel too intellectually damp for that spark of motivation that would set you ablaze with writing passion again. You just don’t know what to write, you are probably not in the mood to write. Worse still, you don’t even know when you will be restored to the “mood”. Truth is a writer’s block can bite a huge chunk of productivity off you as a writer if you don’t quickly combat it. Therefore in as much as it is normal to be afflicted with a deficiency of inspiration once in a while, it is the writer’s battle to wrestle his pen from this writer’s block, get restored, and start writing again. Let us examine some simple remedies for curing your writer’s block.

In most cases where a writer suffers writer’s block, the brains wants some time relaxing time off the office- a break! Your brain is as mortal as you are and gets tired too. At such times, you need good rest. In a writer’s block, the virtual pipes connecting your head to your hands are clogged with stress, hence the ideas don’t flow from your head to the paper easily. The more you labor over a drought of inspiration, the more time you waste. So just take some time off the desk and get a nourishing rest. You could feed yourself a sumptuous sleep or an exercise probably. The main thing is your head hungers for a tasty distraction!

Donna3At other times, you must have spent hours resting hoping to be drenching with enough creative energy to unleash on your pen, only to feel that eerie mental dreariness of a persisting writer’s block. Then it is obvious rest shouldn’t be in the medicine bag. Worried the machines in your head are no longer grinding out ideas? Maybe you have not oiled those machines in a while! Yes maybe you have not read in a while! One way to get watered with inspiration is to be submerged in a stream of inspiration. Explore and read other materials, it is nutritious to your creativity. The spoonful of ideas from other material you read would pool up and get you drunk with creativity. So reading can give you that exciting prison break out of the cells of a writer’s block!

Lastly, one of the craziest ways to get writing again when plagued with writer’s block is to stop writing! Sound like the way out of obesity is voraciously eating burgers even on the toilet seat? But this is true in this case. When you face a writer’s block, honorably drop your pen and go on a brief exile. Seek asylum with friends, fun places, family and do some crazy stuff. You are going to miss writing, and when this crave condenses, you have a unique drive to grasp your pen and vomit some liters of letters in creative wonder!