Monday, May 31, 2010

Time and Perseverance

So many authors fall through the cracks with great books because they have not yet decided what part of their message in each book is the strongest. Your book can't be about everything for everybody. It has to be about something specific to speak to a specific audience. Otherwise, it meets with a "blah, blah, blah" attitude from readers and no one will take you or your book seriously.

I love reading from unknown authors but it takes more than a feature from me and a few other bloggers for someone to notice you and take you seriously. Marketing your book is marketing your message and that takes time and perseverance.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

From the Inside Out by Chrishawn Simpson

From the inside out....That’s what you have to do - cleanse from the inside out. To spiritually cleanse is a renewing process that will give you a brand new life. It will give you enlightenment, satisfaction, and a new energy you never knew you had. You will be renewed, refreshed, and rejuvenated.

Simply put, if you don’t cleanse yourself from the inside out, then you are setting yourself up for failure no matter what. The hidden shadows that you have locked deep away are still working their damage on the inside and that portrays itself on the outside. You will always sabotage your intentions without even realizing it. It’s called self-sabotage and thousands of people do it on a daily basis. I don’t care how good your intentions are, nothing will come of them because you will undoubtedly sabotage them. Period.

The Bible says in Psalm 51:10, “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” See? Even God says if you don’t change the inside, the outside won’t change. If you’re constantly feeding yourself garbage, then garbage is what is going to come out. If you let your shadows’ faces (fear, resentment, jealousy, angry, rage, envy, etc.) constantly haunt you that is what is going to be portrayed in your actions.

You need to identify the inner garbage that is hindering your life and you need to clean it up. It needs to be cleared out and thrown away for good for change to take effect. You have to put your pride aside, get your ego in check, and surrender your fears, your self-limiting beliefs, your self-centered will, and your “all about me” attitude.

You can learn more about how to cleanse from the inside, determining what your shadows are, and transforming your path, in the author, Chrishawn E. Simpson’s book, Transform Your Path, which can be purchased at Transformation is a wonderful process and in this 16-chapter revolutionary book, you will get 21 exercises that will challenge you to your very core and make you face reality - which sometimes isn't pretty; but is very necessary for change to begin. Once you complete this guide, you will be strengthened, alive, and whole. You will be TRANSFORMED!

About the Author:

Chrishawn Simpson is the founder of the revolutionary, life-changing program, Transform Your Path. She uses proven techniques to help you overcome your obstacles, tackle your shadows, and challenge your core beliefs, all for the sake of leading a life filled with purpose, passion, joy, and fulfillment. Check out her website at for more information and to purchase the book.

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Six Liter Club by Harry Kraus


Camille Weller has arrived as the first African-American attending in the trauma service of the Medical College of Virginia. Never mind that the locker rooms are labeled "doctors" and "nurses" rather than "men" and "women" or that her dark skin communicates "incapable" to many of her white male colleagues in the OR. Camille has battled prejudices her entire career, but those battles were small spats compared to what she faces now.

When a colleague discovers a lump in her breast, she believes Dr. Camille Weller is the best doctor for her. Together, they decide on a course of treatment that bucks the established medical system, keeping Camille firmly in the cross-hairs of male surgeons already riddled with skepticism and suspicion.

Her success as a surgeon is jeopardized further when dark whispers from her childhood in Africa plague Camille’s thoughts. Bewildering panic attacks instill fear in a surgeon bent on maintaining the control, pace, and direction of her own life. Unable to shake the flashes of memory, Camille is forced to face a past she has not acknowledged since the death of her father on an African mission field. Who was he? Who was she? And why would either of those answers affect her present?

Note from the author: the inspiration for this story came to me as I listened to a real life account of missionaries being martyred for their faith in Congo. I decided to write this fictional account through the eyes of one of the children of the martyrs. My protagonist is the daughter of an American surgeon missionary and a Congolese native.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Bloggers, Writers, Authors

Many bloggers who do not write anything else sometimes mistakenly believe they are not writers. Writers come in many forms and shapes. Not every writer pens articles for newspapers and magazines. All of them don't do educational material. All don't write books. But the one thing they all have in common, blog, author, freelancer journalist, is they work with words daily. Those words are then later read by someone else, even if that someone is just family members.

I take great pride in my writing here on my blog. Maybe I'll get to doing my children's book one day or maybe not, but I know that I write well and I don't have to publish a book to prove I am a writer/author.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Lacresha's Motivational Moment - LOOK AHEAD

One of the hardest things to do today in the entertainment industry is to look ahead. None of us has as much foresight as we'd like to have, but we all have some.

When you're writing, it is your responsibility to look ahead of you to see what children in later generations will see, to feel how they may feel, and to try to interpret your work they way they will. I know it isn't easy to have an imagination free from all restraints but still find the restraint of Christianity there. I know it gets even harder when we see other professing Christians write, sing and do whatever they want to do and still feel comfortable saying they serve God. But, the rewards of faithfulness are many. Don't give up on writing inspirational stuff for the Lord and to help others. Stay strong in your convictions and soon your payday will arrive! Remember who you are and who you belong to.

Lacresha N. Hayes, author of
The Rape of Innocence ~ Truth and Intimacy ~ Raw Redemption ~ Becoming

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Welcome to what will be called Lacresha's Motivational Moment. This will be geared toward writers and authors, unpublished and published, or freelancers.

Lacresha has been such a huge inspiration in the lives of so many that I thought it'd be nice to give her one more place to spread her wisdom and wiles.

LMM will post every Monday until which time we discontinue it. She's a very busy woman and I don't suspect we'll be able to hold her here long but let's enjoy her while she's here with us sharing her knowledge. Please leave comments, if nothing but amen or I agree. Thank you.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Great Friend and Writing Diva, Chrishawn Simpson

I had the pleasure of meeting Chrishawn Simpson on Facebook a few months ago through an exclusive group we both participate in. From the day I met her until now, I haven't ceased to be amazed by her brilliance.

Chrishawn is the owner of several online businesses, an author, web designer and life coach. She is the visionary behind the Transform Your Path program, which coincidentally is the name of her latest book release.

I don't have words to really sum up this mother, friend, prayer warrior, and all-around sweetheart but to say she is truly living up to her name, Darling Diva. If you want more information on Chrishawn, please visit her website at