How To Write A Book: The Importance Of Mentors

I’ve always been a proponent of accumulating mentors. I believe they’ve been crucial during every facet of my journey. Male or female, I’m willing to seek their advice, trying to glean their best qualities and incorporate them into my own life. In no way do I believe doing so lessens who you are as an indvidual, nor will it stifle your own ideas, beliefs, and special qualities.

Initially coming from military life, then assimilating into working a job daily, my business acumen was sorely lacking. I’ve always loved to write, and I feel I’m fairly okay and steadily improving. On the other hand learning about traditional and social media, along with marketing, is a whole new concept for me. I imagine it will continue to be an ongoing process. Most times, I feel as though I’m still only at the tip of the iceberg of my learning curve. Even then, as we all know, learning is a lifetime process full of endless possibilities.

I’ve also learned that in order to be successful, don’t hesitate to seek out those who’ve experienced success. Believing and investing in yourself is essential. It starts with self. You must be willing to do the work, remain disciplined and humble, and of course, take criticism in stride and with a smile. Remain positive and never, ever quit! So, Ms. Nikki Woods, Ms. Jill Capri-Sims, and Mr. Otis Windham, thanks for all the wisdom you willingly share. I’m eternally grateful!

Published by Author - Charles R. Butts Jr.

Entertaining and provoking thought within his readers are the main hopes former U.S. Army soldier & thirty-three year U.S. Postal Service employee Charles R. Butts Jr. has when it comes to the creation and release of his work. When he’s not reading or writing, Charles enjoys spending time with Shawanda, his wife of twenty-five years, his children Amber and Trey, and his grandchildren. He recognizes Langston Hughes, Walter Mosley, and James Baldwin as highly notable influences in the literary world.

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