Title: Notes To Aspiring Writers: Your Dream, God’s Plan – Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
Author: Brooke McGlothin
Publisher: Brooke McGlothlin Media
Number of Pages: 37 pages
About The Author:
Brooke McGlothlin received her B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech (1999) and her Masters in Counseling from Liberty University (2003). She served for over 10 years as Director of Clinical Services in local Pregnancy Care ministry before making the best choice of her life–staying home with her boys. Brooke uses her ministry experience to reach women, writing to bring hope to the messes of life (in the midst of her own messy life).
In 2010, Brooke co-founded Raising Boys Ministries, where moms and dads come to discover delight in the chaos of raising boys. You can find her writing at The MOB Society blog about fighting for the hearts of her sons, and raising godly men. Her books include Praying for Boys: Asking God for the Things They Need Most (Bethany House, January 2014), Hope for the Weary Mom: Where God Meets You in Your Mess (co-authored with Stacey Thacker), and How to Control Your Emotions, So They Don’t Control You: A Mom’s Guide to Overcoming (an Ebook). Brooke is a contributing writer at The Better Mom blog, and has been a featured blogger at LifeWay’s ParentLife blog, with a featured article on raising hard-to-handle boys in LifeWay’s ParentLife magazine in September 2013. A normal day finds Brooke homeschooling her two boys, wrangling two large Labs, Toby and Siri, and falling more and more in love with the man she’s had a crush on since the third grade (who just happens to be her husband). She enjoys playing hard with her boys, searching for beauty through photography, and serving on the Board of Directors for Blue Ridge Women’s Center, a local Pregnancy Care Ministry.
Follow her on Twitter as @BrookeWrites.
About This Book:
The writing dream lives in many hearts. It took me years to realize it, but sitting in a room of 500 other women who were all hoping for a chance to be seen, heard, and noticed … the message was loud and clear.God may not plan to use me in the way I dreamed He would.
Are you an aspiring writer?
Do you have a dream in your heart to be great?
Do you feel like no one cares about your writing?
Like no one sees you?
Like you’re one in a million?
Do you wonder why God doesn’t give you the desire of your heart?
You’re not alone…Perhaps this writing journey and all of its failures and flops is the very means He has chosen to make you more like His Son.“Brooke has her pulse on the heart of what it means to be a writer of faith. She’ll encourage, challenge, and come alongside you in these pages. And in doing so, she’ll change your words and your world for the better.” ~ Holley Gerth, of DaySpring’s Incourage (a division of Hallmark) and author of Rain on Me: Devotions of Hope and Encouragement for Difficult Times
Notes To Aspiring Writers: Your Dream, God’s Plan Book Review:
Wow! This book “Notes To Aspiring Writers: Your Dream, God’s Plan” really spoke to me so deeply personally right to my heart, mind and soul. I believe that Brooke McGlothin written this book respectively for me and anyone that wants to become a writer. God uses the anointed pen to guide Brooke’s hand to write a message that was on her heart to minister to the readers. It’s great to read books like this one to help any aspiring writers or Aspiring Authors to follow their dreams to write and realize that we must put God first in our journey in the publishing world. This book is short but the messages itself is powerful that it will empower anyone who is reading what Brooke wants us to know from her own experiences. “Notes To Aspiring Writers: Your Dream, God’s Plan” is an inspiring book and I believe it was ordained by God through this Author. I truly believe that Brooke’s prayers were answer about constantly manner of this anointed manual, every chapter and sentences, and for every person that would be touch by reading Brooke’s message that would be able to relate with the message of hope, truth and the plan that God’s desire for the reader’s life. I love how Brooke created this book that gets straight to the point and halt there from the first page to the last page. Her credibility about her own writing journey left me amazed as I am working on my own writing journey. She described into words the way that many of us felt about our own passion and the call that we felt that it came from God including writing. Sometimes characterize that call can be a constant struggle for many. By reading “Notes To Aspiring Writers: Your Dream, God’s Plan” can empower us to have full understanding that our calling isn’t all about the writing or the dream to someday to be published. This is all about the plan that God have for us. This is the opportunity for us to develop a personal relationship by Reading His Word, Communicate with Him, Have Faith in Him and everything that we do including writing that we must put God first daily.
Every Chapter that I read in this book, I believe that it will direct you further and further down the right path of discovering your own life’s assignment and the true meaning of success from God and not our own definition of success. While reading this book, even though I already published three books but I am having a new understanding that life is filled with hopes, dreams, the giving and letting go of things that aren’t good for us. In this book, Brooke wants you to know not to sacrifice your family or your salvation with God over your dreams. Brooke share her personal testimony by overcoming her struggles and jealousy of others. We all can learn from Brooke that we can experience God’s miracles in which all of these things that make up the sanctification process. We need to realize that God is more concern in our heart, soul and the eagerness to shift our temporal dreams for God’s eternal dreams.
Brooke will let you know up front that this book is not a tips-and-tricks-of-the-trade kind of book, but to some degree a look at the heart of the writer that our heavenly father cares about in the conclusion. God really cares about all of our heart and souls that including the writer. Her book is consider to be a combination of life lessons,and rite of passage lessons she developed as walking the journey of the publishing path. The message that I want to share with you as a published author that you can do anything that you set your mind to do. You definitely need to surround yourself with positive individuals that will help you to succeed in your journey. Don’t allow anyone to interrupt your success. You need to go after your dreams that God have for you. Last year when I was in the hospital for depression, people couldn’t believe that I am an Author. One doctor told me that if you are an Author then why are you suffering from depression. I told the doctor just because I have mental illness that it doesn’t define who I am. I told the doctor, please do not tell me what I can’t do. Can’t is not in my vocabulary. I can do all thing through Christ. You must speak life and act like you are living in Victory. You need to say I am a Conqueror. For anyone that have the desire to become a writer then please make sure you purchase this book. Thank You Brooke L. McGlothin for writing this book and sharing your personal story.