4 things you must do great, in order to be a good writer…

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I’m certain that there is a lot of advice out there from the seasoned veterans of the Author world. I’m certain that newbies have their fair share of advice as well. I consider myself to be a fence straddler. I’m somewhere in the middle of both worlds. Having recently released my  6th published book {See Amazon, Carnal Sobriety by Katandra Shanel Jackson  http://amzn.com/0989678660 } I feel that I am equipped to at least give my opinion on the matter. So here goes…

4 things you must do great, in order to be a good writer…

  • Number 1- You must be a great listener. Take it all in. Immerse yourself in the life that is happening all around you. The conversations of others are laced with emotions, pride, anger, happiness, malice. Listen for personality quirks and preferences. Listen to your friends and family now and who knows, you may have a cornucopia of the bits and piece that will make up your leading character in that bestseller book you’re no doubt composing.
  • Number 2- You must be a great reader. And don’t just read a little. Read a lot. Reading more allows you to determine the type of books you like and may even help you decide which books you’ll write. Each Authors voice can be heard loud and clear, even in fiction. Read more and discover the voice you’ll like to lend to the world.
  • Number 3- You must be a great scribe. I know what you’re thinking. One of the things that you need to do great in order to be a good writer is to be a great scribe. Quite the contradiction I know. But hear me out. One of the things I do daily is write write write! Blog entries, social media status updates, in my many journals, as I type the next chapter of my current WIP (work in progress), on the family’s whiteboard {See Ikea MÅLA, The easel has a whiteboard on one side and a blackboard on the other. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50021076/ }.
  • Number 4- you must be a great citizen of the world. Don’t just reside on this planet. Too many inhabitants are already doing that. You’ve gotta be awake and fully alive!! Soak it all in. Absorb every facet. Then everything you smell, hear, taste, touch, feel, go forth and pen! Happy writing =)

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Thanks Eve!!

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I’m a woman. At least once a month, for a few short days, I absolutely loathe, abhor, hate my life. My mother told me when I was a teenager, “It will get better with time. The pain won’t be as bad the older you get.”. I love you but guess what mom… You lied. Lol. Okay. I promise I won’t tell my daughters this untruth. For me, each year brings a new, deepened level of pain. I’m looking forward to menopause. Grrr.

Old year. New challenge. Who’s with me?

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If I may re-introduce myself. I promise to be uber brief. I’m the CEO of FreedomInk Publishing. The end. See. Short, quick and to the point. I’m much more than that but smartly all other monikers I claim ebb & flow into and interlace rather beautifully with this one. As the CEO of FreedomInk Publishing, I’m always challenging those around me to read more! I feel that literacy should be the cornerstone of every community. With this formidable weapon in your arsenal, no door can remain locked, no secret un-decoded! Knowledge is power. Even fiction holds the many keys of the world. A mind is a terrible thing to waste and what is a mind without imagination but a void wasteland! So here’s the challenge… Read at least 6 books in 2015. We’re calling it the 6:12 Promise! Repeat after me, “I do hereby agree to read at least 6 books in the new year.” FreedomInk is challenging YOU to read more! 6 books in 12 months. I have declared 2015, The Year of The Book. But let’s not go it alone. There is much fun to be had when we agree to accept this challenge as a group. Let’s make this book thang’ a social thang’. First, please create a Goodreads account. This allows you to keep track of what you are reading, as well as your friends! Second, take the promise seriously, you have to read. Looking for books? www.freedomink365.com/the_books I have heard the complaints of some. Not enough time, start and not finish, book doesn’t keep your attention/interest! If I may suggest 2 books to begin this challenge… MOJO For Sale: The Art of Encouraging One’s Self & Carnal Sobriety. Both books penned by yours truly. Each book is an easy read, has a great flow and is less than 100 pages long. Get it (the book) and get on with it (your life). So who will be so bold as to accept this challenge? Will it be you? Oh yeah, there is one more rule to this challenge… Have fun! I’m having a 6:12 Promise logo made for the site & tees. I’m excited to read with you!


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CEO FreedomInk Publishing, Katandra Jackson Nunnally

What’s Your Addiction

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Don’t keep calm. ‘Carnal Sobriety’ is on the way! So I’ve been asking everyone in my personal & professional & social media circles, “What’s your addiction?” It’s a very private question. One whose answers are all too revealing! It’s no surprise that I don’t get much response when I ask. I recently posed the question again via a questionnaire at the ‘Carnal Sobriety’ Presale Event https://www.facebook.com/events/348489015323722/ Less than 5 people responded. Gasp! Are we all perfect now? Doing my research I’m assured that we are all beautifully flawed creatures.  Plagued and ridiculed with flaws. There is no such thing as a perfect human being. Then why do we feign perfection? Take a look at these common addictions…

–  Social media & internet

– Shopping

– Work

– Food

– Sex

– Alcohol

– Cigarettes

– Prescription Drugs

– Marijuana

And the list goes on and on and on! So I ask again… What’s your addiction? Newsflash! The book is on the way! FreedomInk Publishing has decided on a release date. Drumroll please. Christmas! That leaves us asking the question, ‘Have you been naughty or nice?’. Join the presale event. Preorder your very own copy of the autographed book. Happy reading!

Carnal Sobriety

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Multifaceted Jewel Recipient Keith Kareem Williams

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Brooklyn New York Native, Keith Kareem Williams is FreedomInk’s 2014 Hidden Gems Multifaceted Jewel Recipient!

Keith Kareem Williams is the author of 8 books & currently working on his 9th. He still resides in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York where he delicately balances his time between his responsibilities as a single father as well as the challenges of being a full-time author. “In interviews, one of the most difficult questions I’ve been asked is, ‘What genre are your novels?’ because honestly, I never write with any particular style in mind. I enjoy blending styles and mashing different genres together in interesting ways. Basically, I pen whatever is in my heart and soul. However, if I had to describe my style I would use musical terms and say that I write Urban, Hip-Hop, fiction with the rhythm of Reggae that crashed into Heavy Metal and then began to bleed Neo Soul.”


Glass Goddesses, Concrete Walls by Keith Kareem Williams
Amazon http://amzn.com/1478321458  

Connect with the Author.
Twitter @ReemAfterDark
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/keithkareemwilliams
Blog http://thegullygodchronicles.blogspot.com/

Hidden Gems 2014 Multifaceted Jewel Recipient www.freedomink365.com/hidden_gems 

*About the Hidden Gems Multifaceted Jewel Recognition. Every year, I set out to read a plethora of books! Of those books, one title and one Author usually stands out from the crowd. Their passion is undeniable, their zest, their drive is contagious. Their drive makes me want to be a better person, Author, CEO. I watch for these individuals. They are out there in the book world. Writing, communicating with their fans, traveling with their books, getting the word out there and encouraging us all to read more. Congratulations again to Keith Kareem Williams! Onward & upward in 2015 Sir!

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What is the most memorable and/or life-altering book you read this year?

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If only we each could be so lucky as to discover a book that has the profound ability to change the way we view the world. Each year I set a goal of how many books I’d like to read. And of those books, I’m always delighted when I encounter a book that literally shakes my foundation. I’ve read over a dozen books this year. Perhaps not a large feat to some and for others, this is a monumental thing. As always I’ve left my reviews and I’ve even had the delightful joy of meeting some pretty amazing Authors along the way… Christopher John Farley, Alisa Kwitney, even Anne Rice took the time to reply! The book that I read this year that shook my world? It’s such a tough decision that I couldn’t decide on just one, so I selected two…

life altering reads 2014

‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne http://amzn.com/1582701709 opened my eyes to a world with limitless possibility. Imagine just how your life will change once you realize that anything is possible for those that believe. The power of attraction is a very real thing. Think positive thoughts and great things will happen.

‘One Word that will change your life’ by Jon Gordon et. al. http://amzn.com/1118809424 will do just that. It WILL change your life. The book teaches the reader that each individual has the power to change his or her own life with just one word. The word I chose and focused on throughout 2014 was ‘Push’. I kept this word at the forefront of everything I did. In my personal life as well as my professional life. I pushed my children to do better in school. I pushed myself to love me first and foremost. I pushed the Authors of FreedomInk and I pushed me. In doing so I was able to publish 7 books this year. 3 titles of which I penned. This one word attitude is one that I plan to take into the new year with me. Nevermind the New Year’s Resolution. What one word will you choose to focus on in 2015? Leave your comment via this blog post. I want to hear from you!

 Take a look at the books I read this year via my Goodreads Challenge https://www.goodreads.com/user_challenges/1183409  

Email the CEO of FreedomInk Publishing. We’d like to know what life altering book you read in 2014. katandra@freedomink365.com 

I recently asked the Authors of FreedomInk to reveal the book that they read this year that was the most memorable and/or life altering. Dawn Miller, Author of Darkness Before the Dawn states that all of the books she has read this year have touched her in a most profound way. Kenny L. Mitchell, Author of The Loves Me Not Trilogy and the Creator of The Askari Sisterhood read FreedomInk title, Angel Eyes: A Collective Memoir of Child Sexual Abuse, for a second time and commends the Author on her bravery in composing and compiling such harsh truths. When ‘Woman on Fire’ Author, Trinette Collier was asked what book was the most memorable and life altering that she has read this year, she responded, “Serita Ann Jakes’ The Princess Within, Restoring the Soul of A Woman. It showed me how valuable my life is and the importance of being a woman and a vessel for God. It gave me the courage to accept all of me, physically as well as spiritually!”

Introducing MOJO For Sale: The Art of Encouraging One’s Self by Katandra Jackson Nunnally. The book is the Author’s 5th published book to date. The book was just recently named as one of The Top 50 Non Fiction Titles of 2014 by Cyrus Webb at Conversation’s Magazine! http://cyruswebbpresents.blogspot.com/2014/11/cyrus-webb-presents-top-50-non-fiction.html Own the book… http://www.freedomink365.com/the_books



Indie Bookseller Needs YOUR Help

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Those that know me best know that I’m always going on and on about books! My lifelong dream is coming true. I’ve written books. I’ve published books. Now I’ve been given the opportunity to house the books I love. Dezires Boutique  has invited FreedomInk Publishing to share physical location space with them. The  building is being furnished. Two bookcases have been sanctioned just for me. Now to fill them up! That’s where you, the residents of the World come in! I need your help… I got my arms outstretched. My hands out. My palms face up & wide open. I need so that I can give back. I’m on a mission and all I really want is for the world to read! I am a firm believer that the cornerstone of the community should be books. It’s where children learn to test the bounds of their imagination. Lost inside of a fantasy fictional world. Those children grow into adults that know that all things are possible. But when is it ever a good time to ask for support? http://www.gofundme.com/hkmzao

Oh boy! The materialization of Hidden Gems (FreedomInk’s bookstore) is finally happening but I must have inventory… a.k.a BOOKS! Please donate to this worthy endeavor. Thanks in advance. P.S I’m also looking for Authors to donate 2 autographed books to P O Box 1093 Reidsville Georgia 30453 Thanks y’all. Hidden Gems at Dezires is coming. Help me fill up these shelves. Thanks.
~Kat. CEO at FreedomInk Publishing http://www.freedomink365.com/hidden_gems

Tis the season for giving & holiday cheer. Thanks in advance to all those donating monetary contributions, autographed books, the gift of their time by sharing this fundraiser & those that support with all their heart. Thank you!