Genre Autobiography / Mental Health
Print Length: 110 pages
Publisher: Virtuous Ink Publishing (December 12, 2013)
About The Book
Lisa Sparrow has never felt loved or wanted. Born into a family that she never quite fit into, her childhood was spent alternating between the foster care system and various mental health institutions. How could the very people charged to protect her make her feel so worthless?
Sparrow reveals the most intimate of details of her life in the hopes that someone is freed from their own prison of mental illness.
Guest Post by Lisa Sparrow
How does a first time author get started writing?
Believe it or not, people people come to me and say that they want to write, but don't know where or how to start. When I’m asked this question, I always tell them to just write. Someone once told me that writers write. You can’t call yourself a writer if you don’t write. This was probably the best advice I ever got.
A couple of pieces of advice for those wanting to get started writing. Keep a notebook handy at all times. When ideas pop into your head, you don’t have to rely on your own memory. Simply pull out your notebook and write them down. You can either jot down the topic and a short outline to follow up with at a later time, or you can write down the complete thought. Before you know if, you’ve written a chapter and you’re ready to move on to the next. Some of my BEST ideas would wake me up in the middle of the night, but I didn't want to get up and they never came back. So whether you write it down or put it in your phone, just get it out of your head!
I would also suggest you join a writing group. Writing groups can be beneficial and extremely valuable to the new author. Participating in a writing group gives first time authors a chance to network with other authors. They will also get the opportunity to learn different writing techniques and practices. Writing groups can also offer critique important to new authors development.
Authors just starting out will discover a lot about themselves during this process. They will undoubtedly find their own voice and develop their own writing style, but first things first. Just write!
Newcomer Lisa Sparrow has endured more pain and loss in her life than anyone should be expected to. With her first book, His Eye Is On The Sparrow, she reveals the challenges she has faced in stunning detail. Lisa has learned the hard way that if you stay where you are in life, you’ll never reach your full potential. Her journey to self love and acceptance has been a hard fought battle and one she is led by God to share with her readers.
Lisa is a divorced mother of two wonderful children, Lauren and Leon, and currently lives in Columbus, Ohio. She currently works as clerical support for a local lighting company.
With His Eye Is On The Sparrow, Lisa hopes to shed some light on the subject of mental illness in this country and the process of Although this is Lisa’s first project, it certainly will not be her last. She is currently working on her second book, scheduled to be released in 2014.
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