Ben A. Sharpton

ben sharpton"Tell stories." It's one of the best pieces of advice I've ever received. Stories inspire people to grow and expand their horizons. They entertain. They challenge. They comfort. Simply put, they make life much better.I 've been telling stories all my life -- working with adolescents, as a corporate training manager for Fortune 500 companies and as a college professor. Today I continue to tell stories. You'll find them in my nonfiction curriculum books and five award winning novels published through independent publishing houses.

Thoughts from Wizened Veteran Writers

What do professional writers know that help burgeoning writers? If you could sit down with several published authors to pick their brains about writing, what would you ask? In "Thoughts From Wizened Veteran Writers" you'll be able to learn best practices gleaned from surveys, interviews and conversations with several several experienced writers representing a variety of genres.Royal Palms Published Book of the Year writer and author of five award-winning novels, Ben Sharpton (MFA), will share some of the best ideas he has learned that are sure to help new and seasoned writers realize their own success. Sharpton will share tips, strategies and suggestions from these "Wizened Veteran Writers" covering such areas as creative writing, editing, marketing, support and publishing. Sttendees will also receive a worksheet containing bios of these successful writers, links to their websites. and listings of their published books, so they can follow them to keep their writing careers going and growing.