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Jacqueline Burke, Author – A Passion For Writing

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a creative mind.  I went through stages in my life, feeling as though I was not worthy of a writing career.  It wasn’t so much about my ability to write, it was more about intimidation.  I knew I had it in me, but was I good enough?  Yes!  It was just a matter of sorting through all my creativity and a matter of time!  Putting it all into perspective!

As we all know, things do not happen overnight!  Boy isn’t that the truth!  We may have to wait, days, months, and even years, but eventually if we stay true to our passion for writing, then it will eventually all fall into place.

This mindset is true for anything you may feel extremely passionate about; a hobby, a sport, a goal, or a career, but the reality of it all is that great things are worth waiting for.  Timing, growth, and finding peace in your passion is key!

My passion for writing has no limits; I find I can write fiction, non-fiction, music and even handbooks – I’ve harnessed it all and to be honest, by doing so has brought complete fulfillment to my life.

I want you all to know, all great passions in your life are possible with dedication.  If you do not put any pressure on yourself to accomplish your passions, then you are eliminating frustration.  Live each day with passion in your heart, focus on your passions daily (even if you are just thinking about them), and stay true to what is driving you in your heart!  You will accomplish everything you set out to do without pressure; enjoy each day just knowing you have a passion in your life.

Jacqueline Burke, Author – A Passion For Writing!

 

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Jacqueline Burke, Author – Writing Music

This morning, with the temperature outside being – 37 degrees, I decided to keep my warm pj’s on, bundle up on the couch, and go through my binders of writing projects I had from many years ago.

One binder, which stood out, had all my song lyrics in it – now that was a walk down memory lane.

20 years ago, I found myself working at a Radio Station as an Executive Assistant!  I will admit, it was probably the best job to harness my creativity; after all, I was surrounded by it all day long!

One day, I was having a great conversation with my boss, who I now refer to as my mentor.  We were talking about a certain presentation I was creating for his upcoming meeting, when he asked me about my own creative dreams.  What boss takes the time to ask their employee this question?  I was shocked and thrilled at the same time; he was taking interest in my creative mind.

As I began to describe my dreams with creativity, he said to me, “okay Jacqueline, you have 15 minutes.  Write as many songs as you can!  I’d love to see where your mind is at!”  At that moment, there wasn’t anything that could have happened that would have taken the smile off my face!

I wrote 8 songs in 15 minutes!  I know, hard to believe, but it happened!  It just poured out of me uncontrollably!  I will never forget the look on his face, when I ran into his office with tears in my eyes, as I presented him with these 8 songs!  Aside from the birth of my daughter, I never cried so much with Joy!  My creativity was being read, was being taken seriously, and was enjoyed!

In that split second, my mentor taught me just how important it is to get your creativity out!  Not only is it healing, but it is rejuvenating!  The light came on!  I continued writing!

Since that day, I make sure I write and write, even if it makes no sense at all; at least I’m getting all my thoughts out on paper.  A complete gift!

Here I am 20 years later, and I’ve reread all those song lyrics, and all I can hear is my mentor saying, “you have 15 minutes”.   In honor of my mentor, and in honor of the gift he gave me, I will be writing a new song.

The Title:  You Have 15 Minutes

Jacqueline Burke, Author – Writing Music!

 

 

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Jacqueline Burke, Author – We Made It Out Alive

New Fiction Novel – We Made It Out Alive

We Made It Out Alive will be available:   September 30, 2019.

We Made It Out Alive will be my fifth novel I’ve written.

I will be providing more information on this novel in the next couple of weeks; I’m very excited for the launch of this new novel, which is filled with mystery, suspense, and drama.

 

 

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Jacqueline Burke, Author – Introduction To “In My Closet”

I have many names.

I am the little girl all dressed up in her new dress; ready for her first day of Grade One.

I am the teenager struggling with the hormones raging inside of her and not understanding any of it.

I am the young woman afraid to go out into the World, knowing it is a very hard place to be in, when you are all alone.

I am the woman who found her voice in a time where women were not taken seriously, while standing true to their convictions.

I am the little girl next door, I am the teenager that gets on your last nerve, I am the woman needing all the things that do not cost money.

I am a friend, a mother, a sister, and I could even be You.

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Jacqueline Burke, Author – Divas Don’t Do Drama

Yes, there are Diva’s out there that are very hard to please; the more successful they become, the more attitude they get!  A “true” Diva in my eyes; remains humble, no matter how much success they have achieved.

A Diva Does Not Do Drama!

A Diva should pride themselves on mentoring others; not just in becoming a success in business, but in becoming a success as a human being.  A true Diva will remain humble and always remember where they came from.

A Diva, at times, gets a bad rap, but it doesn’t always have to be that way.  It is time for change!  Diva’s are not always so dramatic!

A Diva can be one of class, one who prides themselves on sharing Peace, one who cares about mentoring our youth in a positive way, and one who can be successful but yet remains humble.

Diva’s don’t always have to be associated with Drama!  Instead, they can become an Icon who makes a difference.

Even the “Diva” stereotype can be changed!

 

 

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Jacqueline Burke, Author – Writing Retreat

I believe it has something to do with living in a community which experiences long Winters, but I detect a Writing Retreat in my future.

For me a writing retreat is a place of solitude, with the option to get pampered 😊

As I pour out my heart into my writing, I feel it is important to rejuvenate during this process.  It not only relaxes my body, but it brings my mind to a place of rest and peace; this allows my creative thoughts to present themselves in calming fashion.

My lists are endless, so when I find myself excited about every creative idea, and I can’t seem to write them out fast enough to share with everyone, then I know it is time to retreat.

Not always do I go away for a retreat; sometimes I turn “me” days into retreats, and find some form of comfort and relaxation during that “me” day.

Busy brain then turns into a nice calming creative space in my mind.

I’m looking forward to my retreat; it is needed 😊💖

 

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Jacqueline Burke, Author – In My Closet Book Series

The In My Closet Book Series, focuses on the life of Sophia;  her challenges, her fears, and how she overcame the effects of emotional abuse.

The third and final book, “Star of Night”, will be released this year (2019).

I’m very proud of this book series, as even though it falls under, “fictional drama”, this series was written in hopes to help those who find they are living a similar life to Sophia and may need support in knowing they are not alone.

Through writing may we find comfort!