Come be part of Wheeling’s history

We will be holding interviews at the Ohio Co Public Library for past and present East Wheeling Residents, Business Owners, and Law Enforcement. If you have lived or lives, attends church or school and or visits East Wheeling frequently please attend. The interviews will consist of general questions on how your neighborhood has changed for the better or worse. We are working on a new book highlighting the socio-cultural changes that our local area has undergone. If you are not familiar with the term gentrification we will help bring to light the subtle and not so subtle actions or community influences that make up the process.

Webster’s Dictionary defines gentrification as:

noun
1. the buying and renovation of houses and stores in deteriorated urban neighborhoods by upper- or middle-income families or individuals, raising property values but often displacing low-income families and small businesses.
 2. the process of conforming to an upper- or middle-class lifestyle, or of making a product, activity, etc., appealing to those with more affluent tastes

 

JourStarr will be taking more surveys on Sunday, October 15th from 1 pm to 4:30 pm downstairs at the Ohio co. Public Library.  We are looking for unique stories on your life and time spent living and visiting the East Wheeling and downtown areas of Wheeling.  We will also be focusing on the national Weed and Seed Program and how it was used by local governments to gentrify urban areas displacing longtime residents, shuttering family businesses and uprooting their culture.

Please bring pictures and a good story, everyone is welcome! Anyone who participates will receive a mention in the book, also many of your unique stories will be featured in the text. We hope to bring a lost community together and show the enduring spirit of Wheeling’s residents.

JourStarr holding interviews for a new book based on Wheeling WV

Come be part of Wheeling’s history

We will be holding interviews at the Ohio Co Public Library for past and present East Wheeling Residents, Business Owners, and Law Enforcement. If you have lived or lives, attends church or school and or visits East Wheeling frequently please attend. The interviews will consist of general questions on how your neighborhood has changed for the better or worse. We are working on a new book highlighting the socio-cultural changes that our local area has undergone. If you are not familiar with the term gentrification we will help bring to light the subtle and not so subtle actions or community influences that make up the process.

Webster’s Dictionary defines gentrification as:

noun
1. the buying and renovation of houses and stores in deteriorated urban neighborhoods by upper- or middle-income families or individuals, raising property values but often displacing low-income families and small businesses.
 2. the process of conforming to an upper- or middle-class lifestyle, or of making a product, activity, etc., appealing to those with more affluent tastes

 

JourStarr will be taking more surveys on Sunday, October 15th from 1 pm to 4:30 pm downstairs at the Ohio co. Public Library.  We are looking for unique stories on your life and time spent living and visiting the East Wheeling and downtown areas of Wheeling.  We will also be focusing on the national Weed and Seed Program and how it was used by local governments to gentrify urban areas displacing longtime residents, shuttering family businesses and uprooting their culture.

Please bring pictures and a good story, everyone is welcome! Anyone who participates will receive a mention in the book, also many of your unique stories will be featured in the text. We hope to bring a lost community together and show the enduring spirit of Wheeling’s residents.

 

Othello Greene: The Story Begins turns 1 year old in a few days. In honor of its 1 year anniversary, we are giving away a free poster with every purchase of the book just add the Othello Greene poster to your cart with any copy of Othello Greene: The Story Begins and use the coupon code “Othello” at checkout. Also, you will be able to get your copy at the lowest price ever offered. Don’t miss out on this incredible deal!  Sale ends July 5th 2017

 

 

 

 

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Othello Greene 4th of July SALE

 

Othello Greene: The Story Begins turns 1 year old in a few days. In honor of its 1 year anniversary, we are giving away a free poster with every purchase of the book just add the Othello Greene poster to your cart with any copy of Othello Greene: The Story Begins and use the coupon code “Othello” at checkout. Also, you will be able to get your copy at the lowest price ever offered. Don’t miss out on this incredible deal!  Sale ends July 5th 2017

 

 

 

 

Get Your Copy Now!

Free ebooks for Mothers Day

 

In honor of Mothers Day, JourStarr has a gift for you. 2 Free Books! To receive your free copy of My Life: Poetic Literature, by Charles Fantroy and a copy of JourStarr’s A Simple Writing Guide for New Authors. Please enter your name and email address below. Hurry this offer expires soon!!

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MOTHER

You are the essence of my being. When I look at a Mother it’s you that I’m seeing.

You held me in the midst of the winter storm; you covered me with love to keep me warm.

You gave me confidence and told me that I can; you wiped away my tears, and held my hand.

You made me smile, when all I did was frown; you picked me up every time you saw that I was down.

You gave me life and told me to live; you taught me not to always take, but to sometimes give.

You gave me everything that a child needs; you taught me the importance of obtaining prosperity; which is true indeed.

Mother, I praise you each and every day for loving me and raising me the right way, even though I sometimes disobeyed, your love towards me forever stayed. My Mother dearest, you’re as rare as the everglades.

-Charles Fantroy

Mothers Day Book Givaway – Free Ebooks

Free ebooks for Mothers Day

 

In honor of Mothers Day, JourStarr has a gift for you. 2 Free Books! To receive your free copy of My Life: Poetic Literature, by Charles Fantroy and a copy of JourStarr’s A Simple Writing Guide for New Authors. Please enter your name and email address below. Hurry this offer expires soon!!

Name *

Email *

MOTHER

You are the essence of my being. When I look at a Mother it’s you that I’m seeing.

You held me in the midst of the winter storm; you covered me with love to keep me warm.

You gave me confidence and told me that I can; you wiped away my tears, and held my hand.

You made me smile, when all I did was frown; you picked me up every time you saw that I was down.

You gave me life and told me to live; you taught me not to always take, but to sometimes give.

You gave me everything that a child needs; you taught me the importance of obtaining prosperity; which is true indeed.

Mother, I praise you each and every day for loving me and raising me the right way, even though I sometimes disobeyed, your love towards me forever stayed. My Mother dearest, you’re as rare as the everglades.

-Charles Fantroy

Let’s be honest, selling books is hard these days. The stats tell us that the average self-published author will sell fewer than 250 books, and the average published author will sell fewer than 2,000 books. Books are now more cost-effective and easier to access, which has created a wealth of competition. Estimates tell us that one million […]

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Can’t Get Your Book to Sell…? Step 1 to Selling Your Book: Do Not Pretend It’s “Free.”

Let’s be honest, selling books is hard these days. The stats tell us that the average self-published author will sell fewer than 250 books, and the average published author will sell fewer than 2,000 books. Books are now more cost-effective and easier to access, which has created a wealth of competition. Estimates tell us that one million […]

via Can’t Get Your Book to Sell…? Step 1 to Selling Your Book: Do Not Pretend It’s “Free.” (3 min read) — Millionaire’s Digest

Looking back on 2016, and in particular the last half of that, I read a lot of newer releases and popular books. With a baby I’ve had to pick and choose more what I am most excited about and that often were some newer releases and more well known books. The buzz helps with that. […]

via TTT #80 – Top Hidden Gem Books I Read in 2016 — A Dance With Books

This conversation has happened at every agency in the world (particularly in the kids and teen department). Agent 1: I’ve got a new project. Agent 2: Yeah? How is? Agent 1: It’s good. Agent 2: Good? Agent 1: Yeah, good. Agent 2: Oh…Damn. Agent 1: Yeah. Agent 2: *Sips martini* That’s too bad. Agents, editors, and […]

via Publishers Don’t Want Good Books — John M. Cusick

PUBLISHERS DON’T WANT GOOD BOOKS REALLY ?!?

This conversation has happened at every agency in the world (particularly in the kids and teen department). Agent 1: I’ve got a new project. Agent 2: Yeah? How is? Agent 1: It’s good. Agent 2: Good? Agent 1: Yeah, good. Agent 2: Oh…Damn. Agent 1: Yeah. Agent 2: *Sips martini* That’s too bad. Agents, editors, and […]

via Publishers Don’t Want Good Books — John M. Cusick

I had a phone call the other day from an elderly gentleman who was trying to find an agent. I explained the process to him and then he said that he’d already published a book, but he still couldn’t get an agent. Digging deeper, it seemed that he was under the impression that if he […]

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It’s a jungle out there – watch out for the vanity presses #wwwblogs #amwriting #selfpublishing

I had a phone call the other day from an elderly gentleman who was trying to find an agent. I explained the process to him and then he said that he’d already published a book, but he still couldn’t get an agent. Digging deeper, it seemed that he was under the impression that if he […]

via It’s a jungle out there – watch out for the vanity presses #wwwblogs #amwriting #selfpublishing — Alison Williams Writing

On Thursday 3/23/17 at 1:48pm Nicole and Justin Daugherty welcomed the newest addition to the JourStarr family. Baby boy Raka’a Eugene Vonden Daugherty was born weighing 6 lbs. 3 oz. and 19 inches.

Get ready for those sleepless nights you two. Everyone at JourStarr is so happy for you. We can’t wait to welcome him home!

“You must write every single day of your life…” – Ray Bradbury

“Write every day.” – bloggers all over the Internet

This statement drives me crazy. It makes the Top 5 on almost every list of advice for writers, and it’s unrealistic. It’s generally delivered with no context, and I think it can actually become discouraging to new authors if it isn’t qualified a bit.

Given that, I want to dole out some slightly different advice.

“Write whenever you can.”

Writing every day is an admirable goal, and it’s a wonderful brass ring to reach for. It ensures you stay focused and make time in your schedule to chip away at that essay or novel. However, I think some who might take it as a mandate could get down on themselves if they miss a day or two. If you’re anything like me, your daily life does everything it can to PREVENT you from having free time to sit and write.

Advice on writing when you can fit it into your schedule.

via Writing Tip: Write When You Can — Suburban Syntax

Write when you can

“You must write every single day of your life…” – Ray Bradbury

“Write every day.” – bloggers all over the Internet

This statement drives me crazy. It makes the Top 5 on almost every list of advice for writers, and it’s unrealistic. It’s generally delivered with no context, and I think it can actually become discouraging to new authors if it isn’t qualified a bit.

Given that, I want to dole out some slightly different advice.

“Write whenever you can.”

Writing every day is an admirable goal, and it’s a wonderful brass ring to reach for. It ensures you stay focused and make time in your schedule to chip away at that essay or novel. However, I think some who might take it as a mandate could get down on themselves if they miss a day or two. If you’re anything like me, your daily life does everything it can to PREVENT you from having free time to sit and write.

Advice on writing when you can fit it into your schedule.

via Writing Tip: Write When You Can — Suburban Syntax

Here are a few book marketing and book writing tips from great writers. This is how you write and market great books! Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder. — E. B White, novelist This is how you write great books. You start with wonder. You continue through wonder. And you […]

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3 Tips on Writing Bestselling Books

Here are a few book marketing and book writing tips from great writers. This is how you write and market great books! Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder. — E. B White, novelist This is how you write great books. You start with wonder. You continue through wonder. And you […]

via Book Marketing Tips: 3 Tips on Writing Bestselling Books — How To Ebook