Posted on July 06, 2013
Do you like to write? Do you have a great, inspirational story to tell? How about one for dating, multi-tasking moms, positive reinforcement for kids, or crazy Canadian winters? Chicken Soup for the Soul is always looking for great inspiration stories to feed the soul. Join their mailing list, and they’ll keep you updated on what types of stories they’re looking for. To see the list of upcoming book titles and to submit your work, click here. Good luck and happy writing!
Posted on June 30, 2013
Congratulations to all of the winners of the Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspirations for Writers book giveaway at Goodreads. I’ll be sending these books out right away, along with some extra goodies. And don’t forget to check out my article on page 367, “Lessons Learned in Writing My First Novel.” Enjoy!
Sebastian Cole, award-winning author of Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love
Posted on June 26, 2013
Published one month ago, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers is a collection of 101 unique stories from 101 different authors; and it’s not until you near the end — page 367, the 97th story — do you come across mine, “Lessons Learned in Writing My First Novel.”
When I wrote the article, I had no idea that people would email me after reading it, let alone four emails from four different people just this past week! Today I received a very nice email from someone in Saudi Arabia, who was inspired by my words. I hope Hamza doesn’t mind me sharing some of his words, which I was delighted to read this morning upon waking up: “The story teaches us an invaluable lesson in lessons: Whatever we dream, we have to always focus on it. If we dreamed to soar very high with eagles, we don’t have to waste our time swimming with ducks in the pool. I will encourage my little daughter to become a great writer like you. Who knows? She might someday tell the whole world her own life experience in just the same way.” Accompanying the email was a picture of a proud father holding a beautiful little girl. I have a feeling that Hamza’s little girl is someday going to make a positive impact on the lives of many others, thanks, in part, to a kind, encouraging father.
I’d like to thank everyone who has opened up and shared their stories with me through the magic of email. It is extremely gratifying, and for that, I am truly grateful.
Sebastian Cole 🙂
P.S. I’d like to add, however, that swimming with the ducks from time to time never stopped an eagle from soaring to new heights.
Posted on May 21, 2013
Check out my article, “Lessons Learned In Writing My First Novel” by Sebastian Cole, on page 367 of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers, available online and in bookstores.
Posted on March 12, 2013