When My Ship Comes In

If, suddenly, after all your years of writing, your “ship” finally came in and your titles were receiving wide acclaim (and sales… and INCOME), what would you like to do with that “positioning” to help aspiring writers?

That would be so lovely. I already know what I would like to do to help aspiring writers. First, I would want to set up my own publishing company. We would work hand in hand with authors from the beginning. I know there are a lot of great publishing companies out there already. They do a great job. There isn’t any in my local area and I would love to be able to help others achieve their goal. This past year I have been helping someone work through her first manuscript. We’ve been messaging back and forth. I’ve read several snippets,, offered advice, helped through the first round of self edits. She’s still working on her manuscript and hopes to be able to submit to publishers this Fall. It has been wonderful helping her reach her dream. She’s wanted to write for years and never thought that she could get published so she never went for it. It’s been so rewarding helping her. I want to be able to help aspiring authors like that all the time.

I’d love to be able to travel to schools and do little writing workshops. I remember in fifth grade that was what sealed it for me. I went to an all day writing workshop. I already knew I wanted to be an author but that day just confirmed it for me. I could travel around the country and help inspire kids to write. That would be amazing! Of course I’d want these workshops to be available to every school, not just the ones that have a little more money to spend on things like that.

These are just a few things I would want to do to help others WHEN my ship comes in.

Do you have any ideas of how to help aspiring authors?

About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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5 Responses to When My Ship Comes In

  1. That is wonderful, Angie.I know that you and your sister have been thinking about publishing for a while. I hope that becomes a reality.
    It is very satisfying to help others with their manuscripts.I have helped a few and it is very good feeling.
    Best wishes!

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  2. Jeff Salter says:

    Wonderful goal to want to encourage young writers. That’s also part of my own dream.
    I know you’d be great at those workshops with kids.

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  3. Patricia Kiyono says:

    Sounds like you’re going to be busy! Teaching kids can be fun. I thought I read in a previous post that you and your sister already started your publishing company. Maybe I imagined it.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Elaine Cantrell says:

    I do like your emphasis on kids!

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