Monday, August 28, 2017
**Giveaway** The Invitation: To Journey Through a Conscious Mind by Tyfany Janee
Book Title: The Invitation: To Journey Through a Conscious Mind
Category: Adult Fiction; 40 pages
Publisher: Tyfany Williams
Release date: March 31,2017
Tour dates: Aug 21 to Sept 1, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (for mature content of love and relationships etc. 1-2 word usage of bad language. No sex scenes or erotica language.)
The Invitation: To Journey Through a Conscious Mind, is a showcase in talent from author and poet Tyfany Janee. She's eloquently produced the anthology through plaintive artistic angst. Injecting the essence of her soul into her prose. The diverse collection of poetry which lies between the covers is the result of an entire life's work experimenting within her vocation.
Her work is comprised of truth, meaning, hope, possibility and a succinct hint of humor as she tears away the facade from humanity. The works shed light on relative issues that we're all faced with in our easily waywardly led astray lives, and the monotony that makes up our existence.
The Invitation: To Journey Through a Conscious Mind is an ode to the beat generation of poets that carved their names in literary history. Any creative mind will revel in the inspiration that lies between these pages; it's full of daring attitude, and celebration for the authentic. A unique look on love, that you have to dare to delve within. It harnesses true devotion, with a stark, hair raising element of modern reality.
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About the Author:
Tyfany Janee is a mother and an upcoming graduate with a BS in Business Administration in a concentration of Entrepreneurship, and a minor in Marketing. She is a prolific writer, author and poet and she has an upcoming plan of releasing a short story collection in 2018 that she titles; The Road Sometimes Traveled; and a poetry collection book titled "RSVP: To Be You Unapologetically.” Additionally, a release of a debut novel, the first of a series in 2019 she titles; To Love Him..I.
Her recent book is comprised of truth, meaning, hope, possibility and a much-needed element of humor when it comes to exposing the true nature of humankind. Tyfany devours inspiration wherever she can get it, from cult classics, to just about anything she can see.
There are many books on the market, what makes yours different?
Yes, there are many great books on the market. I am a fan of many of the Authors. We must support one another in this craft because it’s not easy to write a book. To be unafraid to just put it all in there.
My book is different because I did just that. I shared my experiences, some of others who wanted a voice, and those still struggling through in poetic form. For those still going through, the point of end is not yet, but when they get there, this book will be there. It will say what was wanted to say, what may be the present feeling. Because someone was there before you. I wanted to write something real, share that life has its levels, and people have their layers.
What advice would you give budding Writers?
Write it all down. Every Idea. Even if it sounds silly or impossible. Write it down. Your thoughts may come together in a way least expected.
All my poems were separate. Some were written back in 2002, saved in a journal. They were edited for this book and made clearer in writing now vs. the age of 15. LOL. But I say this to say that I didn’t know that I’d be writing a poetry book back then and have some of the older ones make the cut.
How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing since the age of 13.
Do you get writer’s block and What helps you overcome over it?
Yes!!! I get writer’s block and it’s so nerve racking when you really want to finish something. I tend to just put the pen down for a while. Relax in ways that have been known to inspire me like reading a book, fun outdoors with family, or binge watch T.V. These things take the edge off and when I go back to where I left off and where it needs to go. I am more open in my thoughts.
What’s your next project?
My next project is a compilation novel, titled, The Road Sometimes Traveled. I’m currently writing it. It contains three short stories that are tied together by a central theme of my characters dealing with secrets of their past coming back to haunt them. A release is planned for 2018. The cover is ready to share with the world now...
Do you write every day?
I try to write every day. It doesn’t work out every time. Not because I don’t want to. Sometimes time doesn’t allow as a Mom, or the idea is still coming together. I jot out ideas, that only make sense to me at the time in my phone’s memo pad. I share post or pictures on social media daily. A plus because before a year ago I was not this involved in all the social media outlets.
I began writing at least 500 words a day. Especially with the new project and my blog. I did a writing challenge last year with a fellow author friend. It worked out very good. I do it in my phone, writing journal, heck I’ve even used a napkin. I get inspired quickly, by a line or verse heard. I don’t always make it to the 500-word count, but some days I go over it. All evens out in the end.
Most Writer’s use a computer or laptop. Have you ever written parts of your book on paper?
Yes. I prefer paper. Especially for longer stories. Paper can go anywhere with you. I usually like to buy several composition books and that’s how I write it. Does it suck to type it after? Yes and No. Sometimes when you type it. You become your own Editor in that instance. You here how it sounds again and you remove or enhance what you wrote. Case in point, my poems were written on paper, but when I typed them, I had a few changes.
If you’re a mom writer, how do you balance the time?
As a mom and a writer. It can be super hard to balance the time. I have two sons ages 9 and 4. I tend to balance my responsibilities, or time with them; and time for my writing in many ways. I write after I put them to bed, early in the morning with a cup of coffee, or take my journal/composition book with me to their sporting activities and tutoring sessions. I watch them play when the game is active, but during warm-ups I write.
After work on a school night, while my kids do their studies, I do mine. They still get me as Mom. They see how hard I work and how I never let it overshadow them. I’m not a stay at home mom, I work full-time and furthering my education. However, even in all of that, I write, and be there for my kids emotionally, educationally, and for extracurricular activities. As a Mom Writer, you just do it. Don’t stress, enjoy the art of it, take breaks when you need to. Never feel guilty for loving what you do.
Name a quirky thing you do?
Make lines from TV shows or movies an ongoing joke or punch line. LOL. It’s funny even as I said it. I do it often with my younger sister. It’s like our thing. We remember movie lines well, literally sometimes after only one viewing.
Some of its comedic and we’ll be in conversations with each or with others, depending on what’s said, give a line. My favorite one is, “You want a cookie?”
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