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Books
· A Brownstone in Brookyn

· The Ghost of Atlanta

· Phantoms of Rockwood

· Philly Style and Philly Profile


Short Stories
· Enjoy a chapter from A Brownstone in Brooklyn!

· Enjoy the PROLOGUE to Philly Style and Philly Profile!

· Bloodlines, Tales From the African Diaspora

· Phantoms of Rockwood Debut Speech at Decatur Book Festival!

· From Bushwick High (Brooklyn) to National Award Winning Author!

· Goodbye Borders: Another casualty in the decline in book sales!

· Spice and Me together for a little Longer

· Return to a Southern County Fair Ground!


Articles
· Thompson On...Being a Successful 21st Century Author!

· Thompson On...A Writer's Journey into the Digitial Revolution!

· Thompson On...One Writer's Journey to Writing Success!

· Thompson On...Do One Thing Everyday That Scares You!

· Thompson On...Is finding a literary agent an Impossible Dream?

· Thompson On...Point of View in a Novel!

· Thompson On...Description in a Novel!

· Thompson On...Setting in a Novel!

· Thompson On...A Hard Look at My Web Marketing Habits!

· Thompson On...Subplots in Novels!


News
· Writing Tidbit: Thumbnail Characterization

· Discovered Virtual Blog Book Tour!

· Finding an Editor...Dennis DeRose!

· Award Winning novelist Terry Kay comments on A Brownstone in Brooklyn!

· A Former Student Talks about her Teacher and his novel

· J. E. Thompson teaching and tutoring creative writing!

· Moneysaver Editing Featured in Industry Experts Magazine!


Events
· Seriously Sensual Interview on Blog Talk Radio

· Julius Thompson Upcoming Friday July 27, 2012 Radio Interview!

· Julius Thompson Presenting at the 2012 AJC Decatur Book Festival

· Cheryl Holloway Interviews J. E. Thompson!

· J.E. Thompson on Blog Talk Radio!

· Write a Ghost Story and Win a Prize!

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Writing Confidence is imperative to the success of an author.

 Sometimes when I enter my writing area, in a corner of my office, it seems that words will not come and the critic inside me attacks my creativity with a constant bombardment of negative thoughts. "

Enough!

Finally, I sit down, strike the letters on the keyboard and let the words energize each other as they create vivid word pictures that become vibrant mental images for my readers. I'm on my writing schedule and I believe in myself.

I wasn't always ! this con fident in my writing ability. I listened to the "rules police" or "peer critics" and didn't believe enough to even look inside myself to write. I was scared at one time in my life, many years ago, in the turbulent sixties.

What developed confidence in my writing ability occurred on a   faithful fall day when I was a junior at Bushwick High School in Brooklyn, New York.

I was scared to express any thoughts, any opinions, and had trouble looking people in the eye. Self-Esteem and self-confidence was lacking in my personality.

I knew I had this ability to write, but the motivation and confidence was zero. I was in my second year, at Bushwick, after moving from Statham, Georgia, population 300 and segregated, to Brooklyn, population 3,000,000 and integrated.


I got up enough nerve to ask my English teacher and student council/general organization sponsor, Miss Egan, the question. If the answer was negative, all my hopes and dreams of becoming the next great writer would be dashed.

I knocked hard on the door to her office, entered, and asked her, "Can I be a writer?"

She stared at me for a few seconds and then said, "Do it."

I haven't looked back.

I wrote articles for The New York Times, The Philadelphia Bulletin (National Award Winning Sports Writer), The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Associated Press, Sports Scene, Parade Magazines, Georgia Author of the Year Nominee and now with two published novels and a third ready for publication.

Not bad for a scared little kid from a small town in Georgia.

I'm telling you like my high school English teacher, Miss Egan told me, "Do it!"

 

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Reviewed by Clara Abron 1/15/2011
Julius, I love your article. Thanks for writing it, for it speaks to the same issue that I have experienced as a new and emerging writer, lack of confidence. At times, I feel like no one wants to hear what I have to say, and I wonder why I am trying to break into this territory. However, a little voice in me keeps feeding my creative faculties, so I continue typing out my ideas. Because of your article, I have found a renewed sense of confidence. I appreciate you for writing this beautiful article. I am going to write until I can't write any more.

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Phantoms of Rockwood

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Philly Style and Philly Profile

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The Ghost of Atlanta

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A Brownstone in Brookyn

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