About Sharon C. Jenkins:
Sharon C. Jenkins is the Inspirational Principal for The Master Communicator’s Writing Services. The Master Communicator’s writing services provides business communication services to small businesses, non-profits and authors. Sharon is also the mastermind behind the annual Authors Networking Summit (2010 – 2013), America’s Favorite Author Competition and Houston’s Favorite Author Competition.
Known as The Master Communicator, she is proficient in communicating in all forms of media: radio, newspapers, magazines, and spoken word. From 2010 – 2012, she worked as an editor for a major minority communications and marketing company in the 4th largest city in the U.S. She hosted the Blog Talk Radio Program, The Literary Showcase from 2010 – 2013. Sharon has moved to the HOA platform and hosts The Literary Fellowship on the third Saturday of each month at 10:00 am.
Sharon has helped hundreds of authors get their message to the masses through workshops, webinars, her radio show and coaching. She is currently also a senior publishing consultant for the award winning Ellechor Publishing House. She has participated in numerous compilations, been a co-author and self-published three books.
Her solo-projects include: Beyond the Closet Door, Christ’s Rescue from Abuse, Authorpreneurship: The Business Start-Up Manual for Authors, which is the culmination of everything she has learned from her literary journey and that of other authors. Her latest literary project is, Will the R.E.A.L. Authorpreneur Please Stand Up?.
What inspires you to write?
When I was eight I found out that I was good at writing. I did not have the courage to pursue the dream of being an author until I was grown-up. As a result, I’ve developed an intense love for authors and the authorship process. My desire is to leave this earth completely empty of all the books I have inside of me. Leaving a literary legacy is important to me.
Authorpreneurship is a fairly new concept to the book industry. It is my mission to make more authors aware of what it takes to position themselves for success. I’ve made it my life’s mission to share what I’ve learned with other authors and to celebrate them when they achieve their successes. What better way to do that than write a book about R.E.A.L. authorpreneurs. Showcasing who they are and their accomplishments, so that other authors can thrive in this industry.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am definitely an outliner. I like to storyboard my book before actually developing chapters. I start with the title; develop a book mission statement; develop chapter titles; define their content and then proceed to write the book.
What advice would you give other writers?
If it’s important enough for you to dream about it and rent space in your head, it’s important enough for you to write about it. It took me years to get the courage to show my work to anyone, nonetheless actually publish something. I admonish you not to take your final nap without leaving a literary legacy behind.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I prefer self-publishing because I am a control freak. I’ve tried both ways and self-publishing seems to be a better fit for me. I actually designed a quiz for authors to take to determine what is the best mode of publishing for them. I know it’s difficult with all the options out there to make that decision. I like to help authors, so that’s why I did that.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think book publishing is in the midst of a major metamorphosis. The trick is to stay abreast of what’s actually going on by aligning yourself with major thought leaders in the industry. Vet them, make sure their publishing philosophy is close to yours and your genre and remain teachable. In other words, grab somebody’s coattail and hang on.
What do you use?: Co-writer
What genres do you write?: Non-fiction: Inspirational, Self-Help, Authorship
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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