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Imani Literary Group

Imani Literary Group Book Event

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  Whew! I can’t believe we are already in the second month of 2017! The past few months have been a whirlwind! I’ve completed not one but TWO manuscripts, attended book events, gone on an awesome family vacation and helped several authors get started on the publishing process. All of these amazing endeavors have kept…

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Dekalb Public Library Jubilee of Reading Book club conference

Dekalb Library’s Book Club Conference

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Sometimes God allows me to experience a little slice of Heaven. That happened last Saturday when I spoke at the Dekalb Public Library’s Jubilee of Reading Book Club Conference. Book lovers from surrounding counties joined together at Stonecrest Library in Lithonia to celebrate local and national authors. I was blessed to be one of the…

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Wednesday Writing Tip ~ Listen To Music

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Writing has been my saving grace. This is true. And while much of my day is spent mentally composing characters, plot, setting and theme I have to find other creative outlets to keep me stimulated. Music has a way of seeping deep into my soul and making my heart happy. The rhythm, instruments and songwriting…

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Wednesday Writing Tip ~ Take A Break

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Huh? What? Oh yeah! Today is Wednesday. The day before Thanksgiving. Today has flown by as I prepare my home (and kitchen) for my very first Thanksgiving dinner. But, because I love you all so, I will, as promised, post a Wednesday Writing Tip. And here it is….. Take. A. Break. There’s nothing wrong with…

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Krystal Grant's writing space

A New Writing Space?

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This writing space simply won’t do. It was wonderful when I first create it. The room suit my needs perfectly. But over time, I’ve come to realize that my desk is too small. I have stacks and stacks of papers, notebooks, and other writing accoutrements sprawled everywhere. This leaves no room for my laptop. My leather…

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Wednesday Writing Tip: Be Inspired

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You have to believe in yourself. That’s the only way you’ll make it….the only way you’ll accomplish the goals you set for yourself. At the beginning of this year, I mulled over my 2016 aspirations. Filled with doubt, I listened as God spoke to me… Dear Krystal,      You are certainly good enough. You…

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Wednesday Writing Tip ~ Use Your Pain

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This past weekend I was blessed with the opportunity to hear Nely Galan speak. She’s such  powerhouse! Thoughout her hour-long talk she gave expert advice about how to grow your business and position yourself for success. One nugget of wisdom she shared was to write from your pain. Galan stated, “Your pain is your gateway…

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A Moment of Clarity ~ Why I Became A Writer

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Somewhere around the age of twelve, I decided I wanted to be a writer. I immersed myself in the world of books and fell in love with the writings of Nikki Giovanni and Maya Angelou. When I was in college, I declared to my English professor, Kwame Dawes, that I’d have my first book published…

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Wednesday Writing Tip ~ Find A Mentor

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Who is it that you most admire? Which authors are really making it in their careers? Who is writing the types of books you want to write? I have several people that I “follow” closely…watching their careers and how they move…..admiring them from afar. You should have some of those people. You should use them…

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