Am I the only one who has trouble minding my own business? Today's Food for Thought is a line dropped from Greek philosopher, Plutarch about staying on track. Then we roll into conversation with a publishing pro who went from getting her Teen Gay Romance banned from Amazon to traveling the country in an RV cowriting bestseller You Can Heal Your Life with Handwriting. Brianne Smith is our guest and the featured presenter for this month's Masterclass, How to Get Paid for Your Thoughts: A Beginner's Guide to Getting Published.
About Brianne Smith
In January 2018, Brianne self-published her first book, Spooning Leads to Forking: A Gay Teen Romance Story. The book met with instant success! She sold 400 copies the first month...before Amazon suddenly banned the title due to the erotic and LGBT content.
Refusing to let her voice be silenced, Brianne decided to make her ebook available for free online and was soon hired as a consultant for My Word Publishing, a company that guides authors through the process of professionally self-publishing their books. Two years later, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Brianne sold her car, cancelled her lease, and hopped into an RV with a friend to study graphology, help build a small business, and co-write the best-selling book, You Can Heal Your Life with Handwriting.
Brianne hopes to become an inspiration to women entrepreneurs and help other aspiring authors avoid the same mistakes she did so they can share their stories with the world.
About Mimi the Motivator
Mimi the Motivator is the modern-day Master Teacher, a dynamic Speaker, Educator, and Coach who empowers all to create the life and business desired. The host of "Get High On Motivation" is on a mission is to educate, empower and equip the minority community through her platforms of self-education, Holistic Health, and Universal laws. The vision is to institute a cycle of generational and community wealth in historically economically challenged families and communities. Her boutique consulting agency, The Phil-Rich Group, provides a holistic approach to Personal/Professional Development.