Encouragement Pages-11/25/2019

It goes without saying that writers should not, do not, will not steal from other writers.

We can be inspired by other writers, but we cannot take their work.

Inspiration is an honor. Imitation a flattery. Theft is a slap in the face.

Remember, eyes on your own paper. Do your own work.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

For 2020

Dearest Ones,

On the eve of NaNoWriMo, I come with cool announcements. At the pressing of the universe, I am setting up a mailing list in December. Why? The time has come dearest ones. It truly has. 

December 2019 is the foretaste of all things [officially] JBHarris in 2020 going forward. So, here is what you can expect:

1.) More Writing.  This is is gimmie. The clip that I am on, I need the space. If you follow the email list, you will be abreast of all updates, new work and release information.  

2.) Collaboration Info. As you all know I do not write in a vacuum. There are other writers I work with, and want to work with me. So, since you love me like you do, the best thing I could do is to let you see behind the scenes stuff! It’s already lit.

3.) Professional Stuff.  There are things that I am working on now that I can’t go into now, but I will next year. I will be freelancing and creating, of course. But there are other professional opportunities that are coming, being given, and that are being thrust upon me. Being apart of the mailing list will keep you abreast of everything. 

I know that you’re thinking about what I’m going to name this Email list, and what I’ll call this emerging tribe of you beautiful people that follow me. Well, since I am a fan of Cersei Lannister, the Mother of Dragons. And the blog is I Breathe Fire., I’m toying with two of them:

Option 1:   Email list:  The Desk of JBHarris

Option 2:   Email List:  The Pen of JBHarris

Followers:  Raconteurs. Google it.  That or Dragons. Not sure yet. But watch this space, dearest ones. You ain’t seen nothing yet. 

We Are Live: The Desk Of JBHarris (YouTube)

At long last, the YouTube channel is live and there are videos being ported over from Instagram to their new home on YouTube!

The name for the channel: The Desk Of JBHarris

The Vision for this channel is:

The Desk Of JBHarris is a place to discuss writing, its processes, resources and encouragement for novice writers! I believe writing is both discipline and art. I also believe writers need a community to gather support, tools and encouragement. As a dedicated bibliophile, book reviews and TBR lists will be discussed! I even do the One Minute Word (O.M.W.) every Wednesday!The goal is to be a soft place, give resources and remind them to you writing still needs magic. #HappyWriting

Click here to subscribe!

What To Watch For: The Writers’ Block

Surprise!

Welp!

I am happy now to present that I am in the final stages of launching a podcast on iTunes and Google Play with the help of Valor Music, Inc. The name of it is The Writers’ Block.

This podcast has been a year in the making.

The Writers’ Block is a weekly podcast that will be a space to talk about the business of writing, it’s challenges and even the need to write–as all writers are familiar with.

The Writers’ Block will feature local and indie authors, as well as their projects! I believe the podcast will serve as an anchor, encouragement and sounding board for writers current and future. We know that you only get better with writing, by writing. But sometimes you need to be reminded of the magic pen and paper still create.

JBHarris Writing Services Tool: Encouragement Pages

This is a new thing on JBHarris Writing Services. It is going to be used as a tool of encouragement and focus. Three times a week there will be posting to encourage you to keep writing.

They will range from the serious to the affirming, and sometimes funny. But the goal is always to keep you writing, fellow scribes and oracles!

Look for encouragement pages to start every Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting April 10!