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Mocha Writer: What is From A Writer's POV Magazine?
Dominique Watson: From A Writer's POV Magazine is an online and in-print magazine that features authors, writers and business owners. We've recently launched a community for writers and authors looking to further network.
MW: When and why did you start your business?
Dominique: I started From A Writer's POV five years ago this past July. I was working on my first book, "Inspire me Young" and was looking for a network to market my book. I couldn't find one, so I created From A Writer's POV.
MW: Who is your target market?
Dominique: My target market is anyone in the literary field. Whether you are an author, writer, business owner that provides a service to authors and writers, etc. Anyone in the literary field is my target market.
MW: How did you become interested in the publishing industry?
Dominique: I love reading, I like writing, and then I became a published author. After publishing six books, I made mistakes, learned from some things and decided I wanted to be someone that helped people avoid certain mistakes.
MW: What are some of your future goals?
Dominique: My goals are to not only run and operate a magazine but to also run and operate a publishing company. [I also want to] be a successful mentor and consultant for authors and writers, giving them the encouragement they need to get to the next level of their literary careers.
MW: Who and what inspires you?
Dominique: My grandmother inspires me...and my love for books/writing inspires me to push forward in this field.
MW: What do you love most about owning your own business?
Dominique: I love the freedom. Doing things on my terms, running my business the way I see fit. My ultimate fulfillment is pleasing those I have the pleasure to work with you and those that seek my help and have been satisfied with my service.
MW: What is your favorite inspirational quote/saying?
Dominique: "God never gives you more than you can handle."
MW: What tips/advice would you give to someone who wants to start a business?
Dominique: My advice is to research, do your homework, ask questions. DO NOT get intimidated by these other business owners who think they know it all and aren't trying to help you. They may talk the talk about being so big in the business, but their growl is worse than their bite. Don't get intimidated by this. There's room at the top for everyone. Stay focused on your dream. Stay on track with your goals and believe in yourself!
MW: How can you be contacted?
Dominique: From A Writer's POV can be seen at www.fromawriterspovmagazine.com. Readers can also purchase a copy of this month's edition. If interested in being featured in From A Writer's POV, readers can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I personally offer literary services for authors and writers. I am a mentor and consultant. I answer questions, help with bios, help develop characters, help with storylines. I also motivate you to finish your book. I host workshops as well. My company is Literary Career Moves.
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