Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday prompt: Visual

Take the visual prompt below and write a short story of at least 800 words. Have fun!

Remember for a great book or to submit your manuscript visit

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Spark Your Creativity!

Every Wednesday we offer you a special photo taken by our CEO Janet Beasley to help spark your creativity. Whether you're an author, a painter, a musician, or clay sculpture artist we think you'll find her photos very inspiring!

Harvest Time!

Happy Creating!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Take the Jorney to Publication

So you want to be an author but aren't sure where to start? Journey to Publication is the perfect way to begin.

Journey To Publication™ is a comprehensive curriculum that will take writing enthusiasts ages 12 -112 on an adventurous journey from concept to completion of micro-fiction, essay, flash-fiction, short story, novelette or novella, as well as the publishing industry. Participating writing enthusiasts will learn much more than the basics of writing; they will be exposed to in-depth aspects of the career of a writer. There is a NOVICE and an ADVANCED curriculum.

Journey To Publication™ was imagined, created, developed, and authored by your JLB Creatives Publishing Department Heads:

JLB Creatives Publishing senior executive editor, author - Dar Bagby
JLB Creatives Publishing CEO, curriculum founder/creative contributor, author - Janet Beasley
JLB Creatives Publishing senior financial director, author -  Jean E. Lane
JLB Creatives Publishing chief graphic designer, author - Connie Thompson
JLB Creatives Publishing media director, author - Elise VanCise

Together these outstanding literary experts bring a combined total of 100+ years in the industry to this curriculum.

Journey to Publication™ is more than just learning the craft of writing. Throughout the entire journey, instructors will have the opportunity to provide light on diverse literary subjects using this curriculum’s highly interactive sessions. In turn the writing enthusiasts will apply the literary skills as they learn them by continually creating their masterpieces.

In addition to being exposed to basic creative writing techniques and working on their stories, both Novice and Advanced participating writing enthusiasts will have the chance to experience (but are not limited to) the following:

The fun of naming their writing group and getting to know their fellow enthusiasts
Enjoy interactive sessions
Get the hang of creating a professional author bio
Experience the ins and outs of writing in a specific genre
Discover techniques required to start and maintain their author platforms
Grasp the simplicity of marketing their titles
Learn what it takes to develop a platform
Have their eyes opened to preparing for a book signing event
Become familiar with benefits of landing a speaking engagement and preparing for it
Get an in-depth look at the “guts” of the publishing worlds: self and trade
Take in the do's and don’ts of submitting a manuscript for publication
Learn in detail how to understand a publishing contract/agreement
Establish knowledge of writing query and cover letters
Master how to approach someone to write a foreword
Unleash the tips and tricks of creating a book trailer
Find out how illustrations can serve a purpose
Develop skills in becoming a sufficient self-editor
Dive headfirst into the realm of professional book cover design
Acquire information regarding formatting both print and eBooks
Gain insight into writing a professional review
Learn how to build your social media author platform for successful marketing
Discover ideas on how to have a successful “author graduation” party (Regular editions only)
And most importantly – enthusiasts who *qualify will become a published author through JLB Creatives Publishing

*YES! Selected writing enthusiasts who complete the path to authorship by writing a fictional or non-fictional short story – essay – micro-fiction – flash-fiction – novelette - or novella and follow the submission guidelines, all by the end of his/her adventure sessions, qualify for being chosen by their overseer(s) and/or peers to receive the reward of being published by JLB Creatives Publishing (JLBCP), or qualify as an individual (if purchased for individual use such as self-enrichment) for consideration of publication by JLB Creatives Publishing.  eBooks of the new authors’ works are made free to the general public. No royalties are collected or paid. JLBCP publishes only eBooks for selected Journey to Publication™ authors, and the eBooks are distributed worldwide through JLBCP’s select channels at their discretion. JLBCP does not publish anything obscene or slanderous. All works will be approved by JLBCP prior to publication. JLBCP reserves the final right to refuse any work for publication without explanation. Detailed information regarding publication appears within the actual curriculum.

This program is NOT just for groups! Individuals can use this program as a self-paced study on their own. Everything you need to lead a group or take the course yourself is included in the Novice or Advanced program set. Journey to Publication is great for individuals, business professionals, libraries, home schools, community groups of all kinds. There is no end to where the knowledge between these pages can be used or will take you upon completion. 

For more information about Journey to Publication and how to purchase the curriculum visit

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JLB Creatives Editor Dar Bagby (L) and JLB Creatives CEO Janet Beasley (R)