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Publishing Dreams by Gina Duke April 7, 2016

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In approximately 20,000 words, award-winning author Gina Duke lays out a solid plan for anyone with dreams of publishing a book someday. This is a comprehensive guide for the clueless.

By spring of 2014, Gina Duke had went from an unknown, no agent / no platform writer to an award-winning author of Organizing Your Prayer Closet: A New and Life-Changing Way to Pray (Abingdon Press)in less than 20 months. Along with the step-by-step guide, Gina shares her mistakes and lessons learned along the way with humorous stories and helpful tips.

Here is what you will learn from Gina:

I. Lessons from My Story II. How to Turn Your Book Idea into a Unique Idea III. How to Get the Advantage IV. How to Research, Research, Research – Add the Facts V. How to Network, Network, Network – Get Endorsements VI. How to Become a Strategy-based Platform Builder
VII. How to Start Writing Your Book Proposal Right Now
VIII. How to Get in Front of a Publisher
IX. How to Start the Writing Process

Publishing Dreams is an eBook accompanied by the FREE downloadable – The Right Now Workbook that will help the reader start their publishing journey right now! The workbook also includes a dictionary of publishing terms and need-to-know publishing facts.

Gina would love to facilitate the process for helping make your publishing dreams a reality!  Whether you feel clueless about becoming an author or would simply appreciate a step-by-step guide to keep you on track, Publishing Dreams remedies both!  And, it will have an amazing launch price, so don’t procrastinate!!! It’s time to get started on your “someday” book, right now!


Gina Duke ( is a direct, point-on, expositor of God’s Word. With helpful, practical words of wisdom, she is able to speak truth in a unique and real way. Her sense of humor and down to earth application of God’s Word has made her a favorite keynote speaker. With over 15 years of leading women’s conferences, she brings a clear word and confidence for Christian living. Gina is married to her best friend, has two daughters, one son-in-law and two grandsons. Tune into Gina for encouragement and clarity at where she has videos and other helpful resources.

My thoughts:

I don’t know if any of my readers are hoping to be writers one day, or maybe you already are. But I do find that writers are readers so I hope many of you will find this review helpful.

I haven’t read a book on writing and publishing in way too long. If I am being honest I have let my writing slip, I rarely ever do it and that makes me sad.

If there were two things in life I really want to do it would be lead worship and write. I enjoy teaching in the public schools but it isn’t my passion.

This book reminded me of my love for writing. It lit a fire that I have allowed to go out. The book itself isn’t really a pep talk of any sort but just reading about Gina’s journey, reading her advice pumped me up. She reminded me why I wanted to write.

I will say I felt like this book was geared more towards non-fiction writers, because the is what Gina is, but she included fiction in her book as well. But that too might have been good for me, because there is a part of me that wants to write non-fiction and tell my story to help others.

This book has forced me to my knees and seek God’s wisdom with my writing. Now, this is my experience, others who read it will probably just get some sound advice, which is what the book is meant for, but for me it went deeper and I am so grateful.

Grab your copy at Amazon.

A copy of this book was given to me through The Book Club Network Inc. in exchange for an honest review.