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Barbie Ann Matthews
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  • Jamaica, NY
  • United States
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Barbie Ann Matthews joined Dana's group
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The Stimulation Room Group

Poets/Authors/Artists can express themselves through poetry, fiction/non-fiction, etc. it can be about love, racism, self-worth, just aboutanything you can think of. It can also be about eroticacy and other things, as well.See More
Aug 4, 2013
Barbie Ann Matthews joined Rhonda Johnson's group
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Poetry Jam

Poetry of all manner and make
Aug 4, 2013
Barbie Ann Matthews joined IN MY PAJAMAS SHOW's group
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Writer's Cramp On-The-Air

Writer's Cramp is a one hour segment produced by IN MY PAJAMAS SHOW. We provide radio airtime to authors, publishers, poets, writers of all genre to talk about their literary masterpiece.
Aug 4, 2013
Barbie Ann Matthews joined Savaslas Lofton's group
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Coffee Talk

blog of poetic thought, pros or short stories about: life, love, romance, spiritual and emotional growth
Aug 4, 2013
Barbie Ann Matthews joined Ywndricka's group
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Writer’s Anonymous

This group is for all inspiring writers and published writers, who are passionate.... Share and market your creativity here.
Aug 4, 2013
Barbie Ann Matthews joined Tahanee's group
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Urban fiction/ Street fiction / Short stories and Poetry

This is a place for authors to share their thoughts and ideas on this particular genere as well as poetry and short stories.
Aug 4, 2013
Barbie Ann Matthews joined NaTasha's group
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Black "Love" Poetry Group

This group is about the intense expression of "Black Love" through poetry, share, read, write or just leave comments...This group is about emotions and expressions of black love through each others souls...through poetry. “Black Love” is deep…
Aug 4, 2013
Barbie Ann Matthews joined Authoress Tamika Newhouse's group
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African Americans on the Move Book Club

This book clubs promotes black authors, interviews authors on our syndication radio show as well.
Aug 4, 2013
Barbie Ann Matthews joined Corey A. Burkes's group
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Book Covers: Elevating a Book's First Impression

An extension of Desktopepic's Book Cover Model website Bookcovermodels.com. This group discusses the art of book cover design and what bringing back the importance of graphically capturing your reader. After all, everyone judges a book by it's ...
Aug 3, 2013
Barbie Ann Matthews joined Brent Mason's group
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The Critique Castle

A place to enter, if you dare, and leave all your writing behind. We don't want the whole book. Just a chapter, synopsis or a writing example. Let's help each other become better writers.
Aug 3, 2013
Barbie Ann Matthews is now a member of Black Author Showcase
Aug 7, 2012

Profile Information

Hometown:
Jamaica Hills, Queens
Currently Reside In: (City, State, Country)
New York City
I'm a . . .
Reader, Writer, Book Club Member, Publisher, Literary Service Provider
Website:
http://www.barbieannwrites4u.blogspot.com/
Have You "Freed Your Inner Book" Yet?
Workin' On It
What You Need to Know About Me:
Hello my name is Barbie Ann. My interests and hobbies are vast, however, my true passion is writing, writing and more writing. I have always found that through writing I bring clarity to my thoughts and focus to my life. In finding such direction through my writing, I found the courage and determination to pursue my dream of becoming a Freelance Writer. I love to write articles on diverse topics. Writing enriches my mind when researching topics that may not always be familiar to me. I find it quite inspiring and truly rewarding to learn new things, and I am determined to share my passion and enthusiasm with my clients as well as anyone else who can appreciate and enjoy my literary inscriptions.

Motivationize Me! Inner-direction gets you goin'

     Accomplishments, sales, and profits are three words that often amount to success.  These concepts are preceded by three other terms that determine future business eventualities:  Ideas, prospects and transactions.  Many business professionals see motivation as the necessary energy that links possibility with subsequent accomplishment.  You need two components for a flourishing new business:  Drive and aptitude.  Aptitude is our ticket in, however in the final moments, victory goes to the driven; those who are supercharged blast through.

    It's easy to be motivated before you start your business, when your thoughts are focused on the eventual sales and profits.  However when you actually push on and success takes a little longer than you imagined, it's possible for your enthusiasm to diminish.  Low motivation can result in less commitment to your business and will diminish your chances of future success.  Here are 2 suggestions to help keep your motivation consistent and on point.

1. Choose to start a business doing something that you love.  The business that you are most likely to succeed in is the one that you love.  Your greatest motivation will be that you love what you do.  You will feel more committed to your work.  You may actually achieve more.

2. Creating a vision of where you would like your business to be in 5 or 10 years can motivate you toward accomplishments that will help you reach the success you desire.  Setting goals and maintaining an introspective approach can serve as your motivation.

Have you ever given your mind a positive boost every day by having a positive thought?  Can you  help motivate others by telling us what it was?

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Creators of Afrofuturism Workshop at Long Branch Library

October 22, 2016 from 11am to 3pm
Diverse Writers and Artists of Speculative Fiction (DWASF), in conjunction with AfroFuturismNet.com and Black Author Showcase, will present a free workshop on how to develop stories in science fiction, fantasy, and horror.“Creators of Afrofuturism Workshop” will take place at the Long Branch Library at 8800 Garland Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20901 on October 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.The event will feature authors …See More
Oct 12, 2016
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22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

Buzzfeed Books article by Issac FitzgeraldTake a look at the first six here, then check out the complete list on Buzzfeed…See More
Sep 1, 2016
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Did You Even Know His Name? Why Charles F. Harris Was A Big Deal

He was one of the tireless army of little known boosters of writers of color, a book publishing executive that opened many doors and the founder of Amistad Press, as well as the first C.E.O./ publisher at the now defunct Howard University Press and it's Black Publishing Institute. …See More
Dec 25, 2015

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