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Jacqueline Burke, Author – Writing Style

We all have a different writing style; some may want to paint a picture using 20 pages of description before they even get to the dialogue, while others just pour it out from their heart, while leaving the visualization to the reader!  I tend to leave something for the reader to create in their own mind; that is part of reading a great book.

When I read a book, I like to be able to visualize the characters, the environment, and feel with my heart, what they are going through.  I like to have the option to do this, however this is my own opinion.  I tend to create this in my own writing.  I find it also helps to create more interest with my readers.

I put my readers in the driver’s seat 😊❤

What do you like to read?  Do you prefer to contribute your own creativity to a novel with your visualization, or do you prefer to have it all created for you?  I know this is a personal preference, but it is important to honor everyone’s creative styles.  That is what makes us unique!  At the end of the day, we end up balancing each other out with our styles, which makes it even more special.  We are creating options, choices, and inspiration for our readers.

Writing and creativity is a gift to cherish; there is no right or wrong way, there is no “by the book”, but what there is, is called “your way”, and that is important to focus on.  Following your own way of writing, brings the best stories, the best creativity, and the best projects!  Follow your own way!

Jacqueline Burke, Author – Writing Style

 

 

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Jacqueline Burke, Author – The In My Closet Series – Volume 1

I am excited to be able to offer, “The In My Closet Series – Volume 1” featuring the first three books in the series.

In My Closet, Lost Soul Obsession, and Star of Night focus on the life of Sophia and how she perceives it to be.

The fourth book in the series, “Geoffrey’s Story”, will be released December 2020

 

 

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Jacqueline Burke, Author – I Knew A Girl

I Knew A Girl
 
I knew a girl, who all of her life, all she wanted was to be accepted for who she was.
 
I knew a girl, who all of her life, all she wanted was to be liked for who she was on the inside, not what she could give to others
 
I knew a girl, who all of her life, all she wanted was to be loved for her smile, her laugh, and her big heart.
 
I knew a girl, who wanted to feel wanted, not made to feel a disappointment.
 
I knew a girl, who all she ever did was say and do everything everyone expected of her.
 
I knew a girl, who sacrificed all her hopes and dreams just to please others.
 
I knew a girl, who never criticized anyone, always kept her thoughts to herself, but instead was criticized over every little thing.
 
I Knew A Girl!
 
 
I knew a woman, who saw there was the endless pattern continuing day in and day out
 
I knew a woman, who all she ever wanted were to see smiles and laughter, and acceptance of her big heart
 
I knew a woman, who wanted to feel as if she was not a disappointment
 
I knew a woman, who continued to do everything for her family.
 
I knew a woman, who tried every single day to have some hopes and dreams.
 
I knew a woman, who felt as though she just couldn’t win.
 
I knew a woman, who finally looked in the mirror!
 
I knew a woman, who loved who she saw standing right in front of her.
 
I knew a woman, who saw strength inside of her
 
I knew a woman, who was proud of who she had become
 
I knew a woman, who saw a big heart
 
I knew a woman, who was going to smile no matter what!
 
I knew a woman, who was not going to become the broken little girl
 
I knew a woman, who had no regrets
 
I knew a woman, who started living her dreams
 
I Knew A Woman!
Jacqueline Burke, Author – I Knew A Girl
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Jacqueline Burke, Author – Inspiration

Where do you find your inspiration?  I find inspiration in watching the amazing individuals out there continuing to follow their dreams, no matter what is going on out there in the World, they keep plugging away.

We need to remind ourselves that life does not stop, even though we are staying in our homes.  We cannot stop pursuing our dreams, planning for the future, and going after what brings us happiness.

This is a New World we are living in, and we need to adjust our approach, our communication, and our mindset to thrive no matter what is handed to us!  We cannot give up!

I’m making sure I continue writing and working on all my projects!  Every single day!  Yes, some options have been taken from me, but they have been taken “for now”, not forever!  I’m going to make sure some of those options find their way back to me!  It may not be in the traditional way of accomplishing these projects, but I will make sure I rework these projects so they still have an opportunity to grow into the gift they were meant to be.

Please share where you are finding your inspiration; you just never know who you will be helping.  We need to stick together and encourage each other!

Communicate, reach out, and do not give up!

Jacqueline Burke, Author – Inspiration!

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Jacqueline Burke, Author – Time To Make A Movie!

I’ll let you in on a little secret, from November 2019 to March 2020, I was working at bringing the In My Closet book series to the big screen!  I was taking my time, researching, networking with a wonderful film producer/director, and diving into my passion in film production.

Then, the latest in the World happened, so some projects were put on the back burner.  Until recently!!

I decided, when we are dealt a hand we have no control over and with no end date as of yet, there is no reason we cannot take a different approach with our projects, that not only respects the current social distancing, but also respects the need for us to do our part in this fight and “stay home”.   I’ve decided to take a more documentary/interview approach with the characters in my book series.  Creativity at its finest!  This will be an introduction to the characters while leaving you with suspense and excitement to see the actual films.  The build up!

It will take time, but I’m going to make sure this entire approach is a gift to my book series and the future production of this series.  I am checking out different Apps that work with my technology and I’m just going to give it my all!  While still having fun!

This is one of my dreams!  I look at all shows that are continuing from the homes of our most respected celebrities, so why can’t I make a movie with the same concept!  It’s worth a shot!

Jacqueline Burke, Author – Time To Make A Movie!

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Jacqueline Burke, Author – In My Bubble Inspiration

“In My Bubble”, now has many meanings!

Here is some “In My Bubble” Inspiration!

First, I have always been somewhat of an introvert, and I quite liked being the silent one in the corner.  I was always personable and I interacted very well with others, on the job, in a group setting, and with family, but I preferred to be in my own space (bubble).  I was the listener, not the chatterbox!  I suppose, this could be looked at, as living in a bubble.

Second, I was raised an only child, but I was also raised growing up with many cousins, who at times, were like having siblings.  I never felt I missed out on the connection brothers and sisters have with each other.  Some automatically refer to only children as living in a bubble, because some only children are found to be on the “shy” side.

Third, I’m a firm believer, due to having an extreme amount of creativity floating around in my mind on a regular basis,  with writing out all those ideas, stories, songs, scripts, and even recipes, allowed me to never feel lonely.  Even though I was by myself in my bubble, it was never boring.

See, there are many ways of living in a bubble!  My Bubble is a very comfortable place!

In my past, some would say, “she lives her life in a bubble!”  I refuse to see anything wrong with that; sometimes, people need a place to escape too which can bring them peace.

The point is, if someone is happy regardless of whether it works for you or not, then just be happy for them.  Whether you enjoy time alone, or you prefer crowds, the bottom line is the importance of what makes someone comfortable.

Now that “we are all” living in a time of seclusion and quarantine, I find more than ever, I’m creating more and more in my bubble.  The creativity has been endless; I can’t type fast enough with all these ideas I have floating around in that colorful bubble of mine.

Regardless, if you like to live in a bubble, or you prefer constant noise around you, as long as you are happy, that is the main thing!  Just as long as you are making the best out of it and finding something good in each day!

I hope you can find your own creative space in your bubble; it can be a very happy place!

 

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Jacqueline Burke, Author – Available on Kindle

I’m happy to announce, the In My Closet book series is now available on Amazon through the Kindle Store.  I appreciate your support and I look forward to reading your reviews.  Thank you so much for all your support 😊❤

 

 

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Jacqueline Burke, Author – It’s Time!

It’s Time!  I’ve taken the past couple of weeks to, for lack of better words, “get a grip” on reality.  I will admit, the last 14 days have been ones of shock and anxiety; something I share with the rest of the World.  However, it is time to stand tall, strong, and motivated to be part of the solution.

My family and I have been in our home for 14 days now; only to leave once, to pick up some groceries.  We have decided,  we now can lock ourselves down for a month, before we will need to venture out to get more supplies.  We are trying to be as proactive as possible!

There will be a lot of writing done during this time, and trust me, It’s Time!

Not to long ago, I had a thought going through my mind about how, “we never seem to have enough time”, well now we have lots of it!

The In My Closet series was written with “Time” in mind.  Since everyone is so busy with their schedules and families, I wrote each book in this series, to be read in just over an hour or hour and a half.  This way, if someone was on their lunch hour, they could read a book on their break/breaks, or you could read these books, just before you go to bed at night.

It’s Time, I get back to my projects, there will be a lot of updates and “coming soon” posts.  I just wanted to check in with you to remind you we all have Time!  This World has given us more time to “stay in our homes”, “spend time with family” or “dive into creativity”, let us make good use of our time, as we are all doing it Together!!

Love to you all and wrap yourself up in Creativity!  It’s Time!!

 

 

 

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Jacqueline Burke, Author – New Release – Star of Night

I am very happy, nervous, excited, and thrilled to announce, the third novel to the “In My Closet” series has just been released today!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1729564933/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Jacqueline+Burke&qid=1583071596&sr=8-2

I am so grateful for the support of all my followers, my friends, and my family for encouraging me to continue with this series.  It is far from over, there is so much more to tell, but for today, I’m going to sit in disbelief and in shock.

This has been a very emotional series to write; as time goes by, it does get easier, but after writing the first draft, I need to sit and cry for a while in order to continue writing.  This series is something I’m sure everyone can relate too; I’m hoping you will find comfort in reading this series knowing you are not alone.

Once again, I’d like to thank you for your support; you have warmed my heart.

Here is the link to book one of the series:  In My Closet

http://www.amazon.com/My-Closet-Beginning-1/dp/1533607966/ref=sr_1_9?qid=1583072432&refinements=p_27%3AJacqueline+Burke&s=books&sr=1-9&text=Jacqueline+Burke

Here is the link to book two of the series:  Lost Soul Obsession

http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Soul-Obsession-My-Closet/dp/1548475939/ref=sr_1_8?qid=1583072506&refinements=p_27%3AJacqueline+Burke&s=books&sr=1-8&text=Jacqueline+Burke

Jacqueline Burke, Author – New Release – Star of Night

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Jacqueline Burke, Author – Getting Lost In A Story

Over the past year and a half, I have been writing the third novel, Star of Night, in the “In My Closet” series.  Although, I could have released this novel six months ago, I held on and got lost in the story.

I would be ready to release it, then I would add more and more, and even more.

There are times, when writing, we have an idea of where we would like a novel to end up; Star of Night took on a life of its own.  Out of the three novels in this series, Star of Night pulled me deeper and deeper to the true meaning of writing from your heart.  My heart ached with every word I typed, I cried, I laughed and I even found myself dreaming at night about these characters.

It seems, each novel I write in this series, brings me to a point of reflection in my own life.  This series has made me who I am today; a compassionate woman.

I have allowed myself to get lost in this series, and especially Star of Night, as in doing so, I found an endless amount of growth for myself.

I will be releasing Star of Night towards the end of February 2020, as now when I read this novel (trust me, I’ve read it over and over again) I am content, I am at peace, and I am thrilled with the end result – there will be fourth novel to add to the series.

Jacqueline Burke, Author – Getting Lost In A Story!