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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Code Blue: An Oath to the Badge and Gun Series

The Code Blue Series somehow became something bigger than me. The best way to describe it is looking at the world now and what’s going on, ...

Starting on Monday, I will be doing a month long virtual book tour for my Code Blue Series. Parts 1-3 will be featured on various website where you can learn more about the series and what went into writing the books.

I share things that most of you don't know about the series. I explain why I wrote the series and the challenges I faced while writing this series.

Here's the website where you can see where I will be featured:

Pump Up Your Book

It is definitely worth checking out the websites I will be on.

Also, Parts 4 and 5 will be released in December so stay tuned, I will be posting the book covers and putting them on pre-order in the next few weeks!

Be good everyone and go accomplish your goals!

Jamell Crouthers

Everyone has busy lives and things to deal with. The only difference is there are people who have a 'no excuses' attitude and those who have them and don't do a thing. There's nothing worse than someone constantly talking to me about their ideas and goals and then I ask that one question, "what have you done to get closer to your goal?" Then comes *crickets* that's how it normally goes.

The one thing that's going to get you to the next phase of your journey is to stop making excuses as to why you haven't done the work. Most people want to make excuses to justify why they haven't done anything toward accomplishing their goals. We all have the same amount of time in each day, it's just a matter of how we utilize each minute and each moment.

It's all about discipline, that's the name of the game. If you don't have that, you're not getting anywhere. That means sacrificing things in your life to get things done. Whatever those things are, you have to be the one to figure that out. Once you figure those things out, you have to be all in, in making sure that those sacrifices you are making are going to get you closer to your end goal.

There's just no way in the world you can make excuses and expect people who are actually doing work to show sympathy or empathy for you. People who don't have goals will be willing to listen but the ones that do, you're basically messing up their vibe and their journey. People who have goals and are working at them daily will be the first ones to hold you accountable for your laziness and lack of mental focus.

I'll always say if you need someone to motivate you everyday and inspire you all of the time, you will not get to where you want to be. What that means is, you wake up every morning looking for someone or something to inspire or motivate you to do the work. Every once in a while, it is okay to look in the direction for some motivational words, but if it's needed everyday, it's time to re-evaluate what your purpose is and what kind of drive you have to succeed.

Excuses will unfortunately get you nowhere and most people aren't willing to listen to you. This game is about results and if you can't produce them, it's best if you move to the side to allow the ones who have been working to get to that next phase.

Now it's time to GET TO WORK!

Be good and go accomplish your goals!

Jamell Crouthers

I’ve been writing books for a while now and I’m not where I want to be yet. Most people after a year of working toward a goal will give up. It will be because they’re not getting the results they want or expected. People tend to go back to mediocrity and not working toward their goals. What about me? Oh I’m too competitive to just walk away from this writing.

The competitive edge comes from being an athlete, that’s the main reason I haven’t walked away. I’ve been athletic since I was a kid and I wanted to win at EVERYTHING. I mean every single thing. Basketball, football, bike riding, ice skating, rollerblading, racing, video games, I...HAVE...TO...WIN. Which is why after writing 11 books, I’m not done yet. I’m not even bothered or phased that I haven’t been noticed for my writing.

There’s a drive inside of me, I’m fueled by success and knowing that I’m going to do great with this. Also because I have another 25 books planned out so stopping now will do me no good. Yes, your heard right, I have 25 more books planned out to write on societal issues. 

Imagine being so competitive, you’re not competing again anyone specifically, you’re competing with yourself. It’s getting better at my craft, writing small poems about life, situations, experiences, anything. When it comes to books, its tackling societal issues that are going on around us. There are so many things going on around us there’s always a story to tell. 

I always say compete with yourself and no one else. When you compete with yourself, you push yourself to be better at what you’re good at and passionate about. I honestly don’t worry about other authors, writers, podcasters or poets and what they’re doing. It takes away from what I can be doing. 

At the end of the day, everything I do is to impact someone in some way. Every decision that is made is done by me. The podcast episode, the scripts for it, the content I write about (books and short poetry), the book covers, the sizing of the book, the synopsis, the blog content, posts on social media, YouTube content, every single thing falls on me. The greatest part about it....I wouldn’t have it no other way.

My books are here on the website and my podcast is The Aquarianmind Podcast where I discuss societal issues going on in today's world. 

Be good and go accomplish your goals.

Jamell Crouthers

Writing a book is in no way, shape or form easy. Just because I finish my books at such a fast pace, it doesn’t mean there wasn’t a large amount of work done to get it finished. There are hours of work that is put in before I even get to a place where I'm going to write the book.

Crafting a story line that no one else has written is hard enough as it is. Then to write it to where the reader is going to remember your story is even harder. Writing books isn’t easy, especially in today’s world. There are a plethora of distractions, social media, television, the internet, family, friends, and a bunch of other things.

It starts with an idea, then how many characters, how you’re writing it, developing a story line, a backstory to the character(s), chapters, then writing the book (which can take long depending on how many chapters) and then you’re finished. Well, not quite, then it’s proofreading/editing it, then formatting the book, making a book cover, and getting it to the internet and then you’re done (or so you think).

Once you get it onto the website(s), depending on how many bookstores you want your book to be distributed to, setting a price point, writing a synopsis, putting it in the right categories on the bookstore websites and setting yourself up for success. Next comes promotion, marketing in places where your book will end up among the millions of people trying to get their book noticed.

It’s finding where the readers are but also trying to get reviews (all of your family and friends aren’t going to help you) so it’s finding reputable places to help you get that. The internet is cluttered full of websites that apparently will help you to get your book noticed and the reality is they won’t.

Depending on what you write about, it’s going to be hard in the beginning to get book reviews and to get your books noticed. So anyone who thinks or says that books are easy to write, it isn’t in any way, shape or form. It’s hard work and once your book is published, it doesn’t end. It never ends. And the more books you write, the more marketing you have to do in finding different ways to reach readers.

If you fall into what’s trendy with writing, you’ll soon realize it’s not worth it. This is why I write in a different format and I address societal issues (something that can be noticed). I write in poetry prose format because it works for me and it helps me to stand out from the pack. 

Bookbub, Amazon Ads and all of the big websites are what’s trending right now. Everyone is doing it and you have to think your book is going to be one in the millions of other books in the same genre that’s being marketed to readers. But then there’s also my subject matter where not as many read or you’re told that your form of writing doesn’t sell or won’t sell. It’s what is commonly said but that’s noise pollution to me. 

It doesn't mean I'm not going to go down the road of doing Bookbub and Amazon ads because I will, I just feel I have to explore other things before I do these things. Whatever you choose to do, just do the studying of how ads are done and try different things. I will be utilizing Dragon Realm Press to do my Bookbub and Amazon ads as they provide this series. This will allow me to focus on other projects that I'm currently working on.

No one talks about virtual book tours which is being featured on blogger’s websites with your book. I will be delving into that arena very soon and I'm looking forward to the opportunity to get my books noticed in that area. 

With all that I've shared, if you're an author or even someone who is working on a new business, explore all of the avenues you can. Some things may work and some won't but until you do everything, you can't say something didn't work.

The title of this blog pretty much tells you that all of this is hard work and it's non-stop, always remember that. 

My books are on this website and my podcast The Aquarianmind Podcast is available for listening. I discuss societal issues that are going on in the world today.

Be good and go accomplish your goals!

Jamell Crouthers

There's a lot going on in this world everyday but I start to question if we are discussing things on a daily basis. There are a lot of societal issues that we face and it's not just about posting it on social media, getting a few likes, a few comments and then the discussion ends. We seem to discuss whatever is going on in the world among our peers, family and friends and that's it.

We're not going out of our way to impact people in society, that's our biggest problem. We're selfish human beings in our own way, we expect people to do for us but not for them a lot of times. We give when we want to, not consistently and regularly. There's homelessness, veterans without jobs, violence, domestic violence, women's issues, pedophilia, child abuse, drug and alcohol addictions and so many more things that we don't concern ourselves with everyday.

We seem to pick and choose when we want to care and that's not always a good thing. We should be caring regularly and way more. Our communities need everyone to be all in, not when it's convenient or when something goes wrong and we feel strongly about an issue. We wait until the news reports it for us to care just a little bit more. Then two weeks later, the story lines fade into oblivion until it happens again and the vicious cycle of caring, anger, frustration and many other emotions comes into play (gun control, a prime example of this).

It's like we're waiting on one person to be a leader and then we all follow with what they do. Meanwhile we can all be leaders in our own way and do way more. If we all decided to be leaders and start a revolution, then things can change. We sit and depend on celebrities and athletes to be our saviors when they're not going to. Everyone cares about something out of all of the societal issues I mentioned.

Let's start doing more than just posting on social media pages expressing our frustrations and get out into the world and take actions. The problem is the world keeps you engulfed and "too busy," for you to go out there and make an impact. Words don't mean much when we aren't doing the real work to make this world a better place.

My books on societal issues are on the website and my podcast The Aquarianmind Podcast where I discuss a plethora of issues that are going on in the world today.

My new book "The World In Ruins: A Travel Into The Future" is available now in all major bookstores!

Be good and go accomplish your goals!

Jamell Crouthers