Writing for The Supreme Editor

"My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
my tongue is the pen of a ready writer."
~ Psalm 45:1

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In real time you can usually find me in my writing studio. It is in my home which I call "Eagle Summit" in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia pictured above.

I'm Leona Choy and I'm passionate about sharing my experience of creative writing with YOU.

Whether you're an aspiring Christian writer or an already published author, young or a late bloomer in your 70's or above, it's never too early or too late to pursue your writing dreams. I'm here for you.

I've had decades of editorial writing, teaching writers' workshops, conference presenting, publishing and radio broadcast production.

I've written, collaborated, ghosted, edited and published more than 45 books through both royalty publishers and indie self-publishing.

It didn't happen overnight! I was in my mid-twenties, exhausted, with three toddlers in tow returning from the mission field when I experienced the sweat and thrill of seeing my first piece of writing published in a giveaway Sunday School paper. No payment, but oh, how sweet to see my byline! Read the whole story in ABOUT LEONA.

I knew God was calling me to write for Him. A long road lay ahead. For the past 26 years I've been Executive Director of Golden Morning Publishing, our indie ministry. We've produced close to 30 books, my own and also those of other authors. As your cheerleader-coach, I'd love to share YOUR sweat and thrill to see you become published.

THERE'S MORE! Writers can arrange for a free “Jump Start” consultation with me by email to explore your goals. For in-depth personalized assistance, I offer what I call “Stage Coaching” to work with you to reach the next level in your writing.

I feel a special connection with my many readers. I'm eager to tell you the back-stories of how and why I've written each book. I always have more than one book in process. On this site I'm giving you exclusive sneak-peeks of what's next on my publishing schedule.

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WRITERS OPPORTUNITY

1/25/2020 11:11:00 AM BY Leona Choy

To Writer Friends on Leona's website:

Here is a New Year opportunity to become published in the CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL books of collections on certain topics. Some of you quickly wrote on a previous topic months ago when I alerted you about it. You took the challenge and entered. Your stories are under consideration right now and I hope they will be accepted!

The new topic is: the humorous or serious sides of life after 60. Many of my writers fall into that calendar category. Below are some ideas, but I know you can think of many more about which you could write from your own experience.

  • Time for a new career
  • Trying new things
  • Bucket lists and adventure
  • Volunteering and mentoring
  • Exercising and sports
  • Sports cars!
  • New love interests
  • Internet dating
  • The wisdom of age
  • New passions
  • Raising grandchildren... or still raising grown children!
  • Moving to a new place
  • Moving to an active retirement community
  • Taking the time to do what you've always wanted to do
  • Handling loss and illness
  • Caring for elderly parents
  • Using new technology
  • Reinventing yourself, in big ways and small
  • Handling a spouse's retirement or new career
  • Travel
  • Downsizing and moving
  • Divorce and recovery

All stories and poems must be true — they do not publish fiction. Stories should be no longer than 1,200 words. You can surely comply with that! They no longer publish "as told to" stories. Write your story or poem in the first person. Do not ghostwrite a story for someone else unless you list that person as the author.

If your story is chosen for the collection, you will be a published author and your bio will be printed in the book, if you so choose. You will also receive a check for $200 and 10 free copies of the book.

FOR COMPLETE GUIDELINES ON HOW TO WRITE AND SUBMIT YOUR STORY, GO TO https://www.chickensoup.com DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE ABOVE TOPIC IS MAY 31, 2020. You may submit more than one story.

On the CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL website you will find lists of OTHER TOPICS for which they are seeking submissions. GO TO: https://www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/possible-book-topics

You don't have to be “a writer.” If you have a story on that topic, simply write and submit it and you might become a published author.

Leona's Offer: After you write your story the best you can and want me to take a look at it free of charge before you send it off, I'll be happy to have you email your final version to me: [email protected] I will not edit it but may give you my suggestions and return it to you. I will also give you a gift copy of my new writers help book, SYNTAX SURGERY to assist you in editing your own work.

 



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