Recent Reviews for Debra D. Sawyer
AlphA-Men Against All Odds (Book) - 4/7/2010 2:38:10 PM|
Very moving and touching. It sounds like it will be a very inspirational and motivating book to read.
Thanks for sharing.
Assumption (Book) - 8/31/2009 10:08:55 PM
I have been researching my family tree for years. I enjoy reading about the south and the survival of its people. I will be reading this book. Thanks.
Lady Ingenuity Special Breast Cancer Issue (Book) - 9/3/2008 9:55:46 PM
Ditto...getting my check up because we ladies in our 50s can have things sneak up on us. Stay the champion Sis.Debra.
cynth'ya lewis reed
Lady Ingenuity Special Breast Cancer Issue (Book) - 9/1/2008 1:04:53 PM
Wow... God bless you Debra congrats on your new Book!
God is so good ain't he?
I wish you continued success always!
Concrete Roses (Book) - 12/18/2007 8:54:08 AM
This book touches the core of your soul. These are the writings of a special and extraordinary group of young women. Yes, they have seen some things, been through some things but yet Still They Rise!
Let Me Speak You A Secret (Book) - 12/12/2007 12:07:05 AM
Profound simple wisdom in your final statements:
At all times. I no longer fear my talent, my Self, my thinking, my dreams, my success. I ONLY FEAR WHAT FEAR MIGHT MAKE ME CONSIDER NOT DOING. You are truly among the few who understand what transition is about...strength in unity and love with a fighting spirit to change ourselves and others who choose to change, for the BEST!
blessin's Sistah Debra,
cynth'ya lewis reed
Assumption (Book) - 11/6/2007 7:07:22 PM
This sounds like a great American story that has rarely been written in the annals of American lit. I've saved it to my library for future reference in case I find time to give it a go. I like how you set the dramatic opening complete with a Gulf hurricane coming in. It must be stark, and dark but revealing of the strength Black Americans in that savage time had to find to survive! Incedibly real feel to the excerpt.
Lady Ingenuity Nov/Dec Issue (Book) - 11/2/2007 7:14:53 PM
Can you purchase just one issue to read it and see if I like it. I'd buy this issue just to see who this extraordinary beautiful woman is on your cover? Let me know here at AD, author: Michael Guy
Assumption (Book) - 9/16/2007 4:57:11 AM
I am an avid reader of slave stories. This is a perfect balance of putting the reader into the scene and guiding the reader to follow the characters. Also, immediately telling of the strength of the black woman to save her child from harm.
Black is Beautiful...And That's The Truth! (Book) - 6/10/2007 4:24:07 AM
This is a great excerpt and very telling, too. You have a lover and his name is Talent. I hope you spend an eternity together! Thanks for sharing and best wishes.
Lady Ingenuity Magazine Is Back and Introduces AlphA-Men Mentor Magazine (Book) - 2/11/2007 10:03:58 AM
Sounds like an outstanding publication my friend, your bio is intriguing, anxious to read more!
WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR DREAM? (Short Story) - 1/29/2009 5:41:14 AM
My first wife died of breast cancer. Need I say more?
WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR DREAM? (Short Story) - 8/1/2008 5:37:57 PM
Embracing and pursuing the truth really does set one free to pursue what others may believe is the unobtainable. This is a very inspirational write!
WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR DREAM? (Short Story) - 5/29/2008 5:28:12 AM
Great story. That's why I'm pursuing my dreams right now after years of putting them on hold.
Debra D Sawyer (Article) - 10/5/2007 11:43:38 AM
This is an exceptional article ... written by a talented lady. She shows how to make it "the old fashion way". You earn what you keep ... you keep what YOU have earned.
Debra D Sawyer (Article) - 8/6/2007 2:59:00 PM
Debra, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this article and I can truly believe every bit of the information that you have shared. Concurring with you~do not mix business with pleasure, and even when you don't others have tendencies to try to do so and might I add the nerve to get offended when you do not allow them to.
More times than not individuals would like to take the special gifts we are blessed with and receive them for free...to give from the kindness of your heart to someone is one thing but then for individuals to ask for copies of this or prints of that without the slightest thoughts of paying you for your services...that is the bottom line.
However we know they will do it if allowed but one needs to respect another woman/man's business as their own. Godly given blessings, hard deligent work does pay off and we must all stick to our guns most especially if we are female!
I look forward to your forthcoming magazine it sounds very positive.
Continued blessings in your work and in your magazine,
Debra D Sawyer (Article) - 6/18/2007 10:38:15 AM
What a wonderful and informative article my friend, yes breaking into print is a learning experience. I have been fortunate to have articles and short stories published, but never had as much success with my book. I have just had my first book published, enjoyed seeing my name in print, the compliments, satisfaction, but the rewards come through much hard work, pounding the pavement, pushing myself beyond the normal limit, and advertising, advertising, advertising...I have discovered that the rewards are not what they should be, but as you mentioned in your article, this is a game that we learn through experience and mistakes...much like life! Your writing breaks remind me of myself. At school when many of the other teachers are gathered in the teachers lounge or outside taking a smoke break, I can be found with my thermos of coffee infront of my computer writing, if my computer isn't available I always have a journal with me. One great article, one that is inspiring and reminds us that yes, we can succeed if we are willing to go that extra mile! Enjoyed!