Jesus Loves You!

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I have a message for you. Jesus loves you. You may think oh, another religious nut. But, WAIT please finishing reading then you can label me a nut.

Jesus died on the cross that you might have life and life more abundantly. Life is worth going through the things you are going through. You may say that’s not a loving God. But, the truth is most of the time we go through things by the choices we make in life. You may have not had a loving, caring family to guide you. You may have had the opposite – unloving, uncaring, abusive even. But, Jesus was the word who became flesh so that He could know us. He went to great lengths even a brutal beating before being nailed to a cross just for you. You may think that was just a man a long time ago. But, I want to tell you He is just as real today as He was 2000 years ago. If you don’t know Him what have you got to lose – except the old life. Make today, a brand new day! Give your life to Jesus.

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Brenda’s Bio

Brenda Scruggs is an inspirational author, blogger, along with a daytime job. By day, she works as a merchandiser and by night her fingers tap the keyboard producing contemporary /historical stories that takes the reader on travels of conflict and suspense with a flavor of romance. Her characters are strong and determined while facing oppositions that could alter their way of life.

My Writings

I believe the written word can transport a person to different times, places and where dreams can come true. It brings the imagination alive experiencing diverse emotions leaving the reader wanting to know more.
I write contemporary and historical romance with a hint of suspense. I enjoy keeping the reader on edge wondering what’s coming next.
Usually, for me, in many cases when I began a novel, it will present itself in the form of a scene. I let the scene play out in my mind then rush and jot it down. I mostly get the middle of the novel before the beginning or the end. I think it’s interesting that way since I can choose how the end will be.

Contact Information

Amazon Author Page:
https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B06Y22VDYT

Website:
https://brendascruggs.wordpress.com

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Brenda-Scruggs-Author-981454718586806/

 

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Author Conference Notes

Notes from the Author Conference at River of Life Church
I am Brenda Scruggs. I write contemporary/ historical fiction. My stories take the reader on travels of conflict and suspense with a flavor of romance. The characters I create are strong and determined while facing oppositions that could alter their way of life.
My newest series, Ladies of Entrepreneurship, The Ladies of this saga are Proverbs Thirty-One women. They are women who are business orientated, strong-willed and determined to live the dream that God has placed inside of them. You can follow these women of free enterprise and see how their story unfolds as God secretly works behind the scenes fashioning love together, healing wounds and bringing dreams to life.
Each novel can be read as a standalone book or as a historical saga.
I believe the written word can transport a person to a different time, places and where dreams can come true. It brings the imagination alive experiencing diverse emotion.
I may be telling my age, but I was coaxed into taking a journalism class in high school by the teacher. She saw something in me that I didn’t see. I say coaxed because I was very shy and to be a journalist you had to speak to people, but the teacher said there was more than just reporting and being in the spotlight. So, I took it the class doing what you would call today graphic design. I took the reports typed them and arranged them on paper using boarders and clipart for the school newspaper. Did I think years later than I would become and author? No, that never crossed my mind. But, God has a way of arranging his own plan in our lives. Now, I am writing books and doing my own book covers- graphic design.
There are different types of publishing.
1. Traditional where a publishing company accepts your books, produces and gets your books noticed. This one is a little harder because publishing houses have thousands of manuscripts to go through.
2. Self-publishing is where you go through a self-publishing company. They accept your book, produce it but you have a dollar amount that you pay for their services.
3. Independent Publishing is where you the Indie author does everything from start to finish. I am an Indie Author. Independent Publishing was the best for me whearas, one of the other may be best for you.
Yes. It can feel overwhelming sometimes when you first start out but with everything in business you have to learn the process. If this is the way you choose, again, say to yourself as I did, you can do this. I hear a lot of people say I don’t have the money or I don’t know what to do. I pull from the movie, Field of Dreams. “Build it and they will come.” I say, “write it and then it will be published.”
My advice for you right now is to pray and ask God what he would have you do. Then write your story. Get it down on paper. Habakkuk 2 Write the vision, and make it plain upon tablets, that he may run that reads it. 3For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Hey God, created the first Ipad. Ipads are known as tablets. He gives us witty inventions. Amen. Keep this scripture close and pull from its wisdom.

There are different genres. I will mention three since we have three authors here today.

1. Instructional/Inspirational I believe Mr. Alberts Amara, “The Undefiled Bed,” would fall under this genre.
2. Autobiography, I believe Mr. Dave Bannisters, “Sin for a season,” falls under this one.
3. Fictional Mine, Ladies of Entrepreneurship, falls under this genre. My stories are in a sense like parables where the reader is being told a story to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson.
I want to give you 5 key points that you can use in any talent whether it be writing, music, teaching, business and in general, everyday life.
1. Be determined and have faith. Determination is faiths best friend.
Faith without works is dead. Determination pushes you toward your goal. Determination is firmness of purpose and faith is having complete trust or confidence in. Everyone has a story to tell. If your sitting there, you have a story to tell whether it be a testimony of what God has done for you or an actual story to write but you don’t act on it by sharing with others by telling it or writing then you’re not prospering the kingdom of God. And what I mean by that is one of the definitions of prosper is to grow vigorously, to expand. By sharing your story, you are growing God’s kingdom plus it ignite something deep inside of you.
2. Learn. Learn your craft, your talent. Always strive to improve and build what you already know. There are tons of free videos out there to help you. All you have to do is invest in the time to watch and learn. God has given us a brain to use. Have you every heard you can learn whatever you put you mind to. That’s true. Whatever grabs your attention, your intellect will become curious pushing you to investigate deeper.
3. Seek Council Proverbs 15:22 – Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established. Always seek Gods face. When I wrote my first book, I told the lord what I wanted to do and bam the next thing I know, he downloaded three names and the plot.
Example: This is me seeking Council. Father, I need your council. I want to do this project, I name the project. What would you have, me to do and how do I do it. Then I wait. Now, with Ladies of Entrepreneurship, I have so many books floating around in my head that I can’t wait to write them. God is good. With a different series, The Seer Series, I was asking God about it. I said, I need a name for the main character. Immediately, I said this name out loud. I thought, hum this is unusual. The name was clet like the sports shoe. I typed it in with a k instead of c and found the name Khalat it means between two different dimensions. Khalit the main character in the series, is a seer, he sees in this dimension, but he also sees like the prophets of old in the invisible realm. There will be four books in this series.
4. Believe in yourself. If you can’t believe in your talent, then how can you expect others to believe in it. If you have an idea research it to the best of your ability and say out loud, “I CAN DO THIS! Why do I say to say it out loud? Because when your ears hear what your lips are saying then you can start to believe, it sets off a change reaction in your body. You start thinking Hum, maybe I can do this, then soon your confidence builds. Words are powerful they ignite. Soon an ember will turn into a full flame when you continually speak something.
5. Never give up. I give this key strongly because it’s easy to give up. Will you make mistakes. Probably but don’t’ give up instead learn from it and go forward. Don’t think of it as a failure, think of it as a learning experience of how not to do something. Thomas Edison tried 2000 times to make a light bulb, but he didn’t think of it as a failure. He said, he found 2000 ways not to make a light bulb.

 

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Food for thought, or better yet ROOT for thought

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Food for thought
Or better yet, ROOT for thought

Book Review for
Escape Root
The Secret Passage to Lifelong Wellness
By Scott Laird

I picked up this book at a conference and I have to say, it has captured my attention from the get go. It has changed my way of thinking and eating. Scott not only tells about how a plant base diet helps but explains from a biblical perspective how it affects the body. The book is a great read, full of knowledge for a heathier life. By following the suggestions in the book, you can have a secret passage and an escape root to a heathier life.

Discover your escape root,
Brenda Scruggs

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Author Spotlight Brenda Scruggs

My interview on Aurora Alexander’s site! Thanks Aurora for having me.

Writer's Treasure Chest

Welcome!

1. When did you start writing?

I took journalism in high school, which peeked my interest. I wrote my first book in 2009.

2. What motivates you to write?

I believe the written word can transport a person to a different time, place, and where dreams can come true. It brings the imagination alive experiencing diverse emotion.
I write contemporary and historical romance with a hint of suspense. I enjoy keeping the reader on edge wondering what’s next.

3. What genre do you write in and what made you chose this particular genre?

I write muit-genre’s. But lately, I started a Historical Romance Sage, “Ladies of Entrepreneurship.”
I grew up riding horses, even barrel raced when I was younger, and I love the western era.

4. What is your goal in writing? Do you have dreams where your writing should take you?

With my latest series, I hope to…

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Announcing My 2018 Interview Series

Author Don Massenzio

Hello,

With the new year, I’m announcing a re-vamped author interview series. During the past two years, I have interviewed nearly 200 authors and have compiled these interviews into an author directory. I would like to add to this list in 2018.

My current plan is to post one author interview per week on Fridays. I have a new set of questions that should give your readers deeper insight into your writing process. Since I’m limiting these interviews to one per week (a maximum of 52) I will be spending more time making them look good to help you drive more readers to your work.

These interviews are open to those of you that have participated previously. If you have something to promote or just want to increase your exposure across a new group of followers, please come and participate. Please feel free to share this post with your…

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Author Spotlight? BlogTour? GuestPost? New Book? Use Writer’s Treasure Chest!

Author Spotlight? BlogTour? GuestPost? New Book? Use Writer’s Treasure Chest!

Writer's Treasure Chest


I would like to remind fellow authors and followers to please use ‘Writer’s Treasure Chest’ as a promotional platform.

To new readers, followers and friends of ‘Writer’s Treasure Chest’:

• Do you plan to organize a Blog Tour?
• Would you like to introduce your new book?
• Do you feel like introducing yourself to my nearly 1,000 followers?
• Do you have an idea for a blog post and no blog yet?

Then use ‘Writer’s Treasure Chest.’ On the right side, below the ‘WordPress’ follow-symbol, there is the promotion contact form, looking like this:

Check it out and contact me, I’ll be delighted to work with you on your plans, your guest post, your blog tour or send you the sheet with the interview questions!

Let’s get a little more writer’s color into this blog!

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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