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In This Issue
A Personal Note From Jess: Welcome Margaret!
Motivational Message: Believe!
IAOAA Happenings: Local Chapters Forming
Writing & Publishing Tips: Avoiding Distractions
Freebies: Free Novel Writing Software
Marketplace: IAoAA Member Merchandise
Feature Article: Do You Think of Yourself As An Author?
About IAOAA: Addressing Specific Needs of Aspiring Authors
About Jess Kennedy Williams: Founder of IAOAA

Volume 1, Issue 4
May, 2010

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A Personal Note From Jess

We have some exciting things happening at IAoAA. We had three new chapters open in May, and we have more opening in June. If you, or someone you know, is interested in opening a local chapter in your area, please contact me.

The plans for the member's book are in place. We want everyone to become a published author, and we found a way to make this happen for you. We will be publishing a book of member's works, and you can find out more about that below.

Welcome Margaret Rayburn, our new Director of Membership! Margaret is here for you, so say “Hi” in the discussion forums, or send her an email at webmaster at One of Margaret's goals is to get more participation in the discussion forums and writing critiques forum. Please make Margaret happy by posting something soon.

I hope you are all hard at work on getting your book written and/or published. I know it is not easy, but I know it is worth all of the sacrifice and hard work.

I believe in you, and I look forward to helping you create your success story.
Gambaru! Never, ever give up!

Jess Kennedy Williams

Motivational Message

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

You have to believe in yourself, and your dreams.  You have to believe in yourself before others believe in you, which is sometimes difficult.

I wanted to share the picture to the right.  I had just moved my office to the third floor of my home.  I had put the Believe sign on the window sill the evening I moved into the office.  The next morning when I opened the door to the office, this is what I saw.  The Believe sign, with the sun beams surrounding it, was one of the most motivating sites I have ever seen.  It just confirmed that I am on the right track.

I want you to see the signs in your life that are showing you that you are on the right track.  I challenge you to believe in yourself.  I challenge you to believe that you are worthy of every dream you have ever dreamed. Only you can make it happen. I believe in you!

IAOAA Happenings

Congratulations to Ellen Reid, and Judith Warren, our newest Local Chapter Directors.  Ellen is the Local Chapter Director for the West L.A. Chapter, and Judith is the Local Chapter Director for the Boston Chapter.  Welcome!

You will find more details on the local chapters below.

Local chapters are now forming internationally. We have local chapters open and coming soon in the following on the link to find out more.

St. Petersburg, Florida
Largo, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Rogue Valley, Oregon
Extreme NE Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
Toronto, Canada
Bear, Delaware
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
West L.A., California
Boston, Massachussets
Clearwater, Florida
Phoenix, Arizona
Southern Ontario, Canada
Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

This is just the beginning. Please contact jess @ associationofaspiringauthors .com if you are interested in opening a local chapter in your area.

Writing and Publishing Tips

There never seems to be enough hours in the day does there? How do you find the time to complete your book?

Make your book a priority and treat it like the special job that it is. It helps to write at the same time each day. This will create a positive routine.

Turn off the phone and the TV and make sure you have a special place to write. If you have a busy household, talk to your family about what you are doing and ask them to give you your alone time each day.

Most distractions are things that can wait anyway. So, give yourself the gift of peace and quiet. Shut the door and make your dreams come true!


IAOAA Recommends

We are tooting our own horn this month.  We have just officially started taking applications for the member's compilation book.  We will be publishing member's works in a book that is sure to be a best seller.

We strive to offer you the best tips, tools and resources to help you on your journey to become a successfully published author.  What better way to help you do that than to publish the book ourselves?

We are very excited about this project.  Jenny Michaud a.k.a. J. Keller Ford, is our Editor-In-Chief.  She is heading up this project, and I think she is the absolute perfect person for the job.

Members can get published in this book for only $99!  And, 5 lucky VIP Authors can have their name on the FRONT COVER of the book and their writing featured inside the book, for only $499.

Space in this book is very limited, and it will sell out.

To find out more about our book project, visit

I look forward to everyone becoming a best-selling author, whether through our member's book, or through efforts of your own.  This is going to happen and we are making it happen.  I hope you join us in this project.

Oh, and don't forget to tell your writer friends.

You need to check this out, so you don't miss out.

You can find out more by clicking this link...



 Free writing courses and software at

 Free novel writing software at

Free niche marketing tools at


We now have official International Association of Aspiring Authors member merchandise available for sale. T-shirts, hats, mugs, mousepads, writing journals, sweatshirts, and more. Click here to shop for member merchandise.

You can also buy Gambaru! merchandise at the same place. Click here to shop for Gambaru merchandise.

Feature Article

I have found that there are two different types of aspiring authors. There are the authors who knew from a young age that they were writers, and have always had the dream to be a published author.

Then, there are the ones who do not consider themselves writers at all, they just have a calling to write a book, whether it be the great American novel, or a non-fiction book to help others.

Both types of aspiring authors seem to have the same issues. It seems that even the ones that knew they wanted to be an author from a very young age, a lot of them anyway, do not really believe they are great writers.

And, the person writing the non-fiction book to help others, doesn't believe they can write a book, even though they know their subject upside down and inside out.

I wonder where all the self-doubt comes from. Where we born with it? Was it something we learned as we grew up? I believe that anyone can do anything they set their mind to do. Sometimes they just need a pat on the back and a few words of encouragement. Sometimes they just need the right tools to make the job easier.

Discover what it is that you need, and go out and find it. No excuses. You are worthy enough to ask for, and you are blessed enough to receive, all the good things that you wish to happen in your life. Gambaru! Never, ever give up!


International Association of Aspiring Authors is the only organization created to cater to the specific needs of the aspiring author.

Free membership is available online at, featuring a writer's critique forum, a discussion forum, publishing options, resources, tips from celebrity advisors, featured articles, monthly tele-conferences, and so much more.


About Jess Kennedy Williams

Jess Kennedy Williams' passion for helping aspiring authors pursue their dream of writing their first book has led her to create many services, programs and resources to help the first time author, including the How to Write Your First Book - Book Writing System, the Pyro-Writing System, Aspiring Author Coaching, Instant eBook Author Coaching, Ghostwriting, and the only membership site to address the specific needs of the aspiring author, the International Association of Aspiring Authors.

She lives in paradise, also known as Treasure Island, Florida, with the love of her life, Kevin, the most lovable dog in the world, Stewie, and her beloved cat, Angel.

Copyright 2010 Jess Kennedy Williams. All rights reserved.

Gambaru! Never, ever give up.