About Me

Jamell Crouthers is a poet, author, blogger and podcaster who has taken on a journey of writing in the prime of his life. He has been writing poetry since the age of 13 but never thought he could utilize his talent to tell stories and write books. He is not the traditional author as he writes his books in poetry format with a focus on storylines and societal issues.

After publishing 14 books, his goals and plans are to continue writing books on taboo subjects that aren't discussed enough in today's world and bringing those main subjects to the forefront. Jamell's blogs tackle societal issues, how he writes his books, his journey as an author and some motivational blogs that will get you to focus on your goals. His goal and moniker is, "to change the world, one book at a time."

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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 we watch, the politics they control and infiltrate, this book deals head on with how we the American people are controlled by so many messages on a daily basis. It’s a book that speaks truth into how this country and the world is in shambles and how we need to come together as a nation and as a people and do better. 

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 to be strong. Sometimes we can't always be strong and we do need to emote and feel things.

This book was fun to write and I felt no pressure writing it because I knew that I was writing in my favorite format which is poetry. The main character Robert was going to be my focus throughout the whole book but then I incorporated another character, his brother Michael. Being able to put in another character that has an impact on the main character's life was important to me. Having some chapters with Michael writing to Robert, allowed me to write different emotions and feelings and also gave me a chance to have Robert show more compassion and not feel like he had to be so manly with his thoughts.

While Robert's mother, father and his mentor Mr. Marble are in the book too, they weren't character's that were writing their thoughts and feelings. I didn't want to take away from the focus of Robert and make the book about anyone else. I wanted the book to be mainly focused on a man struggling with life, situations and experiences and how he's developing his mind and soul to be a better man, human being and person.

It took me a few weeks to write the book and another week or so to edit it (granted nothing comes out perfect) and I changed the book cover 3 times. That was a learning experience for me with doing book covers and now I know I have to be more diligent with what my book covers will be going forward.

For my first book, there were successes and failures and I learned from them. My book cover was one thing I learned and I applied a lot of other mistakes I made and made sure I didn't repeat them again with my next 2 books I published last year. A lot of my mistakes was promoting my book way too much on social media (which you don't need to do as much) and I had a hard time trying to find different ways to promote my book and my brand. I didn't have a readership of my poetry before I published my book.

There are excerpts from my book on my author profile page so please take the time to read that on my Bublish page. Be good and follow your dreams.