Motivation for Publishing

Edmond P. DeRousse June 11, 2015

No one will get published if not motivated. It just isn’t going to happen.  Motivation is what causes us to act. One can have the desire. Desiring it won’t get the job done. Persistence and endurance in spite of obstacles does. There are many reasons why one gets motivated to publish. More than I plan to explore here. But here are four main reasons.

One reason, I think people want to publish is vanity

Getting Published?

Edmond P. DeRousse June 3, 2015

Writing and getting published is an on-going learning experience. Both are always changing.

One of my personal goals is to write a “How To” book on publishing. The ideas I share in this Blog, here, will eventually work their way into that “How To” book.  I hope you find benefit from the things I share.

My first book, The Adventures of a Common Man, was released Jan 2010.  Aft

Invitation to a Publishing Workshop

Edmond P. DeRousse February 24, 2015

Hi, everyone. How are you?

Anyway, I have an upcoming event and I would like to invite you join me. It will be a publishing workshop that will be held on March 28, 2015 at the Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For your inquiries, please drop me a line through my contact page.

And if you need more deta

What’s Happening

Edmond P. DeRousse February 12, 2015

I continue to sign at craft fairs, festivals, libraries, Mom & Pop book stores, major book stores, and many other places.  I gave books away. I have been interviewed on radio, newspaper, and TV. Check out the TV interview posted on the Home page. Public speaking is something I have done but intend to do more. I have my own you tube channel where you can see videos of what’s going on with the book business and

Meeting New Friends

Edmond P. DeRousse January 27, 2015

Were you able to come last weekend? Well, I hope you did.

I had a good time signing copies of my books while I attended the Sparta Home Show with the O’Fallon Writers Guild. And as always, I have made many new friends so I’m already looking forward to future events.

Here are photos of me and my two new fans.

Let’s Catch Up This Weekend!

Edmond P. DeRousse January 22, 2015

If you’re in the Sparta, Illinois area this Saturday or Sunday, I’m inviting you to an event at the Sparta Home Show. I will be there together with my writing buddies from the O’Fallon Writers Guild of Illinois. We will have a booth during the event and we wouldn’t want to miss a chance to meet and talk to you. So, what do you say? See you there!


Schedule of Events:

January 24, 20

Writer and Director Dan Steadman Visited Illinois

Edmond P. DeRousse January 13, 2015

There are perks when you’re a member of the O’Fallon Writers’ Guild of Illinois. And two of them are meeting important people who can help improve your skills and may even probably advance your career as a writer.

Now, we had the opportunity to attend the premiere of the movie Expect Delays made in Belleville, a small town in Southern Illinois. Moreover, Dan Steadman, the writer and director of the mo

Invitation to A Book Signing Event in a Craft and Vendor Fair

Edmond P. DeRousse December 3, 2014

I’m inviting everyone to a Craft and Vendor Fair in Sparta, Illinois. And I will also be there for a BOOK SIGNING event. This activity will be held on December 13, 2014 (Saturday), from 9:00am-2:00pm at the Sparta Lincoln School Gymnasium. The profit of the fair will help stude

An Afternoon in Support to Senior Center’s Writer Spotlight Program

Edmond P. DeRousse December 3, 2014
I spent a great time with the member of Writer’s Spotlight Program.

Last November 21, 2014, I visited the