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Challenging Yourself

The biggest part of growth in what you're doing is challenging yourself. To keep from the boredom hitting, it's always good to take up a new challenge. With me, I've always written poems, I have written 5 books in poetry format. Now I've taken the next step to writing screenplays and films. It's one of the biggest challenges I've done in quite some time.

My newfound love and venture as stated in my previous blogs started when I first got back home from my LA trip. Since then, I've been focused on writing different films dealing with societal issues that we face today. I've been working on long films but also short films. That's the new thing in today's television and movie world, the shorter films.

I've written some short films and my newest one is about a young teenager who has multiple personality disorder (dissociative identity disorder). Writing short films, you have to always delve into the subject matter quickly or you'll lose your…

My Feature In Writer's Life Magazine

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Sometimes you never know what opportunities in life will come your way. I was blessed to be featured in Writer's Life Magazine. I was able to connect with the editor of the magazine and was given an opportunity to be in the magazine for the summer edition. The magazine was just realized a week ago and it's one of the biggest accomplishments of my life. 
Granted the magazine isn't huge, the fact that I'm featured in it, it's very fulfilling. The pictures are below and if you want to see a digital or print copy the website is this link here. Writers Life Magazine
I hope you all enjoy reading the magazine!


Be good and follow your goals

Jamell Crouthers
Aquarianmind

My Uncertainty and Writing Struggles

From February 2016 all the way to today, I've been writing so much. The thing is I don't truly feel accomplished. It's probably because most of the world doesn't even know I exist or that I even write. You get to this place of uncertainty wondering if you should continue doing what you love to do. I've finally figured out my purpose in life and now here I am questioning if this is even worth it anymore.

You start to question how much time do I spend trying to get myself out to the world and what's worth spending money on and what isn't. I've spent money on so many things and a lot of my investments have been a waste of time.

With 5 books published, another 3 books written and ready for publication, a screenplay script completed with another one almost done, I should feel accomplished, right? Well...no I don't, even with me recently being published in a magazine for authors. I guess the thing for me is, I don't feel like wasting years of my life …

The Mind of a Writer/Update On My Writing

One thing about writers, whether you're an author, poet, blogger, screenwriter, your mind is always processing thoughts and ideas. To be honest, we very rarely takes breaks (unless it's a necessity such as being burnt out, vacation, family or any other circumstances). For me, it's very hard to take breaks, or should I just say they don't last very long.

You would think that with my next three books that I'm publishing between now and the beginning of next year that I'd take a break from writing. Nope. Not. For. One. Second. I'm still writing and sharing content (feel free to follow me on instagram: www.instagram.com/aquarianmind). Currently I'm posting love poems on there that I've written a few months ago. It was a book but now I've decided to post those for free, it's a different avenue than what I normally write about which is societal issues.

A few weeks ago, I went to Los Angeles for a vacation but also to network and meet people in the…

The One Question I Get Asked As An Author

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Recently, I had a long conversation with my dad about my writing, publishing my book and the business. We discussed my recent books I've published, my next one coming in mid-June and he gets engaged about my plans and goals with these books. Then came that one question I knew was eventually coming from my dad. Would I take a book deal from a publishing company. He tossed me a large amount of money scenario and I paused for moment and thought about it.

When I formulated my thoughts I eventually said to my dad I wouldn't and here are the reasons why. For starters, I like being in control of everything that I'm doing (writing, proofreading, book covers, synopsis, marketing, social media, getting book reviews, setting my book prices, doing promotions, etc.). I told my dad it's hard for me to let go of all that I do regarding my goals and my vision.

For me, it's hard to put trust into people who want a piece of the pie. I'm not saying to people who have aspirations …

Interview With Writer's Life Magazine

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Hey everyone!

I hope all is well and everyone is having a great week and start to their weekend. I know, I'm long overdue for a new blog post, I was on vacation in Los Angeles for a week so I took sometime to enjoy life a little, and also take a mental break from the grind of my day job along with all of the writing I do. I wanted to share my interview with Writer's Life Magazine, it was a great opportunity to do this so people can get to know me better as a writer and author.

I will also be featured in their magazine in the summer edition coming in June. There isn't a definite date set yet but I will definitely keep everyone posted with that information as it becomes available to me. I enjoyed doing this interview and the editor LaDonna Smith, I am forever thankful for the opportunity to be part of the project.

This is not only about me growing as an author and as a brand, but also bringing more exposure to the great media outlets, young and up and coming authors can use …

Code Blue: An Oath to the Badge and Gun (New Book Coming Soon!)

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My next book, "Code Blue: An Oath to the Badge and Gun," will be coming within the next few weeks. It's a book that deals with a police officer on the force where there's a lot of corruption going on within the police department. There was a lot of reasons for writing this book and I know that the issue of police brutality and killings needed to be addressed.
Even though this book is a fictional story written in poetry format, this book deal with racism that goes beyond measure. It's a book that will make you feel uncomfortable if you're not open-minded to the racist atrocities that go on in today's society. I enjoyed writing this book as this will get you to think about the societal issues we face with relationships between police officers and the citizens of our society. 
There's a hope that people start to understand that racism is a major issue not just in America, but also around the world and we must get to a place where there's acceptance o…

Why I Don't Celebrate My Accomplishments

I'm going to talk about why I don't celebrate my accomplishments because a lot of my family and friends always ask me why I don't. For starters, life for me as a writer, author, poet and blogger, it's a lot of work all of the time and regularly. So for me, I don't really take too much time to celebrate any of my accomplishments whether it's a great poem I wrote, a solid blog I've posted on here, or a book that I've finished and published.

It's hard for me to celebrate publishing my books and getting my books noticed. I always feel there is work for me to do and more goals to accomplish. Every book published, new video I do on YouTube (www.youtube.com/c/jamellcrouthers), poem that I post on Instagram (www.instagram.com/aquarianmind), there's an opportunity for me to reach someone or impact someone's life.

In my own little way, celebrating makes you complacent, it can make you lazy and allow your head to get bigger than what it is. So I try to…

Societal Issues That Plague Us

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While I discuss a lot of societal issues in my poetry and in my books, there are so many things that we as people need to talk about more and bring to the forefront. It's no longer about talking to our family members about things, it needs to be discussed amongst our peers so we can better understand each other and make changes to the world.

The Struggles and Growth of a Man is a book about a man who struggles with what the world tells him and what his truth really is. While there is a Part 2 coming later on in the year, the focus is to make people understand that men struggle, we need help, we need guidance, we need to emote, feel and express ourselves. We need people to stop letting the world/society brainwash us into thinking men have to be tough and strong all of the time. That's detrimental to our mindsets and it keeps us from growing and learning from our mistakes.

The World We Live In Parts 1 and 2 is a series of 5 books that I'll be publishing about societal issues…

The Concept Behind America Under Mind Control

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The concept behind me writing America Under Mind Control was to enlighten people on how much we are controlled mentally on a daily basis. What we fail to realize is society programs and trains our minds to act and be a certain way. Whether we know it or not, we surely don't take the time to understand the messages being conveyed to us everyday.

From the moment we are coherent and able to speak as little children, there are messages being told to us. While we don't realize that as children, as we get older, we should start to grasp the concept that the world does anything and everything to control our minds and keep us separated from each other.

Let's just take the education system for example, which is something I do delve into toward the end of my book, do you remember anything that you were taught in school? Besides the basics of learning the alphabet, learning to write and simple functions of math, how much of what you were taught actually relates to your life?

You ever…

America Under Mind Control-Book Review

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Hey everyone,

I hope all is well, I've been really busy promoting my new book, "America Under Mind Control." I had my book reviewed by Realistic Poetry International and they felt it was a great read. Here's the book review below:

Mind control, poetry, truth and lies.” - R P I

America Under Control Mind Control & Society Jamell Crouthers “America Under Control” is a jaw dropping epic, pertinent to our society today and significant to the future ahead. The author is well-known for his demanding and focused agenda to enlighten the world with a robust of knowledge he has acquired in deciphering some of the world's most convoluted and controversial societal twists and inadequacies; and according to Jamell, the twisted American paradox currently dominating the mainstream limelight is intentional and ultimately dangerous. But why? Don’t worry, after reading this book, “why” will quickly become a rhetorical question!

Because this is one author who really puts poetry…

America Under Mind Control-New Book Releases March 10th!

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My next book is due in a few weeks and it is currently on pre-order on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple and Kobo bookstores. It's a book that will deal with all of the issues of American society and how we are under mind control all of the time.

Here's the synopsis for the book:

What happens when society takes control of your mind and how you think? This book speaks on all of the issues going on in today’s society and how the rich, wealthy and elite do everything in their power to keep the American people under mind control. There are different tactics and ways they use to make sure we as a people don’t strive for greatness in life. It starts from when you’re a child in the education system and how we’re taught to be obedient and to respect authority all the way into Corporate America. Our minds are programmed on a daily basis and whether we realize it or not, we don’t take the time to see the bigger picture of how the world is run. From the music we listen to, to the television…

The Struggles and Growth of a Man-The Writing Process

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The Struggles and Growth of a Man was my first book, I started the process of writing this book over a year ago. I knew that I wanted to write a story about a man and his daily struggles. It took a little while to think over the chapters (which is how I start the process) and once I figured that out, I started writing. I also wanted to name the character a common name so race doesn't play a factor into the book. People like to say certain names are common amongst races and I didn't want that to be the process of writing this book and for the readers.

After naming the characters for this book, I knew that writing the book in a traditional format wouldn't work for me (I've tried writing books that way and it never worked for me). So I decided to write a book in poetry format and make it a story of the character Robert chronicling his life and the struggles he's going through. People forget that men do struggle in life and that society teaches us to hold things in and…

My Book Review of The World We Live In Part 1

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Recently, I just received a review from Realistic Poetry International for my book, "The World We Live In" Here is the review below:

“A poetry book that exposes the truth like you have never read before!”

What Does It Mean to be Human? Internal Conflict: Battling Inner Demons

We are quite familiar with the prolific work of Author Jamell Crouthers, never disappointed by the undying and relentless zeal he commits towards prominent and common societal issues. He uses his poetry as a weapon against ignorance, and it is like a radiant lamp of light in the dark, and edification for the mind, heart, and spirit.

Firstly, we would like to recognize one of the author’s signature trademarks when it comes to his writing approach and how he communicates the characters feelings, thoughts, and ideas to the reader. Through the use of effective characterization, he displays human feelings, attitudes, beliefs, actions, and various attributes of society that impact our human nature. For exampl…

New Year, New Content, YouTube Videos

I want to start off by saying Happy New Year, I haven't written anything in a few days. I've been working on some new things as far as content. Working on more books on societal issues that we face today along with content to post on social media. I'm now on YouTube reciting new content on societal issues. I will be discussing a plethora of topics.

Currently, I've spoken on men's struggles, rape and homeless people on YouTube: https://youtu.be/49tl39_Xh3s. That's one of my posts recently so please check it out and subscribe to my YouTube channel. You can find me by doing a search on YouTube, Jamell Crouthers and you'll find my most recent videos.

I write about so many topics such as domestic violence, drug addiction and drug abuse, death, alcoholism, rape, gay, lesbian and transgenderism, homelessness in my books, and so many more topics. My books are on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Jamell-Crouthers/e/B01CDVJQOY/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0. You can find my books o…