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Blog Spotlight: Jeff Goins Writer by Jeff Goins

I have only began following this blog within the last few months but already I have come to love reading the posts that show up in my inbox.  I find this blog to be informative and engaging and I hope that you find it as helpful as I do.

Jeff Goins is an author, blogger, and speaker who is passionate about helping people live and tell better stories.  Originally from the Chicago suburbs, he now lives in Tennessee with his wife, son, and dog.  He works remotely for the nonprofit organization, Adventures in Missions, where he led efforts in marketing, innovation, and communications. Currently, he is a Communications Director.  As an award-winning blogger, he writes several times a week for his blog and other publications.  His writing has been featured on some of the most popular blogs on the Internet, including Copyblogger, Problogger, and Zen Habits (voted by TIME Magazine as one of the top 50 websites of 2008).

As an author, Jeff writes about how people’s lives can make a difference through the stories they live. His first book, Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into Your Comfortable Life (Moody Publishers), was released in August 2012.  As a missionary and nonprofit marketer, Jeff has seen and experienced incredible stories of life change and redemption.  He considers it part of his life’s calling to share them.

Jeff started this blog in 2010 with some burning questions:

  • How do successful writers make a living?
  • What does it really take to get published?
  • When is it okay to pursue a passion?
  • Why do writers write?

What he found in this search was a community of like-minded individuals sharing many of the same struggles.  Here is where we wage war on the blank page, where we band together to find purpose in our art and lives.

If you have a passion for creativity and changing the world, this blog is for you.


About jcladyluv

Jimmetta Carpenter is the Editor and Creator of the Free Fall Literary E-Zine and the Spoken Like A Queen E-Zine. She has dedicated herself to the power of the words and given into her passion for writing and has been writing poetry officially since the age of ten. She has a book of poetry titled “The Art of Love” published through lulu.com under the pen name Gemini. She is currently finishing up with her first novel and already working on her second. In 1998 she had her poem “Rest In Peace” published in an anthology put out by the International Library of Poetry and in the Spring of 2007 will have another poem titled “Through The Eyes of an Angel” published in another anthology also put out by the International Library of Poetry. She was also awarded the Editor’s Choice Award for that poem as well. She is looking forward to having a very long and rewarding career in writing and hopes that through living out her dreams she can inspire someone else out there to realize theirs. Her advice to other up and coming authors is to NEVER stop believing N your dreams and don’t ever be afraid to dream big. Jimmetta can be contacted by sending her an e-mail at freefall_lbp@yahoo.com or jcladyluv@yahoo.com.

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