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Chosen Pen Publishing Celebrates a Decade of Empowering Storytelling and Forgiveness

Oct 26, 2023 | Interviews | 0 comments

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Fayetteville, NC — October 26, 2023Chosen Pen Publishing, a trailblazing force in the world of literature, marked a significant milestone with its 10th Anniversary Celebration held on September 15 and 16, 2023, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. This momentous event, co-powered by the esteemed >u>Forbes Business Council, reverberated with the resonance of creativity, empowerment, and forgiveness, impacting a global audience.

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The Chosen Pen’s 10th Anniversary Celebration was a testament to the enduring power of storytelling and the importance of forgiveness in our lives. This empowering and creative event brought together authors, thought leaders, and readers from around the world to explore the unique narrative potential of the human experience.

Event Highlights

The event featured a distinguished lineup of 13 speakers, including one keynote address, three dynamic moderators, and the Mistress of the Ceremony. Each speaker contributed their unique perspectives on a range of topics, from personal empowerment to literacy and forgiveness.

One of the event’s standout moments was the spotlight on Dr. Norma McLauchlin, the visionary creator of Chosen Pen Publishing. Dr. McLauchlin’s journey is a testament to the transformative power of forgiveness. Long before she became a pastor’s wife, she was the first female Black student to attend a formerly all-white school during the early days of desegregation. Despite facing ridicule and scorn, Dr. McLauchlin chose forgiveness as her path, focusing on her mission to pave the way for future generations of Black students to sit alongside their white counterparts as equals.

“Forgiveness is the key to progress and unity,” remarked Dr. McLauchlin during her address. “It is through forgiveness that we can build bridges and create a better future for all.”

Chosen Pen Publishing was celebrated as “Growing Globally with Chosen Pen,” reaffirming its commitment to nurturing authors and their stories. Chosen Pen Publishing believes that every author has a unique tale to tell, and it’s their mission to help authors bring their stories to life, from the initial idea and rough draft to editing and publication. They are dedicated to producing high-quality, captivating, and entertaining books that resonate with readers worldwide.

Interview with Dr. Norma McLauchlin

Dr. McLauchlin, how does it feel to celebrate Chosen Pen Publishing’s 10th Anniversary and the remarkable success of this event?

Dr.Norma McLauchlin: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Chosen Pen Publishing is truly a joy and a testament to our team’s resilience, dedication, and passion. Witnessing a decade’s hard work culminating in such a successful event is exhilarating. We have published exceptional literature and nurtured the growth of many talented authors. Here’s to many more years of success and innovation in the publishing industry.

Your personal journey has been a source of inspiration. Can you share more about how forgiveness has shaped your life and your mission with Chosen Pen Publishing?

Dr.Norma McLauchlin: Having studied the concept of forgiveness for many years, I am convinced that the world has missed one of its most significant opportunities to understand, nurture, and bring forth forgiveness within the human heart, within families, schools, workplaces, houses of worship, communities, nations, and between countries.

On a personal level, forgiveness can be profoundly transformative. By letting go of past hurts and resentments, one can free themselves from the emotional burden that often accompanies such negative feelings. This freedom allows for personal growth, inner peace, and an increased capacity to love and empathize with others. Furthermore, forgiveness can foster healthier relationships, encouraging open communication, understanding, and trust. It can also contribute to improved physical health. Studies suggest that holding onto anger and resentment can lead to various health problems, including heart disease and high blood pressure. Therefore, while often challenging, forgiveness is a powerful tool for personal healing and growth. I practice it as a lifestyle for maximum health.

The event boasted a diverse lineup of speakers. What do you believe were the key takeaways for attendees regarding empowerment and forgiveness?

Dr.Norma McLauchlin: Forgiveness, often viewed as a personal act, can transform the world. It serves as a foundation for conflict resolution, fostering understanding and empathy between individuals, communities, and nations. The front of forgiving can dismantle long-standing walls of resentment and hatred, allowing meaningful communication and peaceful coexistence. As such, it is integral to societal harmony and progress. On a global scale, forgiveness can facilitate healing from historical traumas, prevent cycles of violence, and promote a culture of peace and mutual respect. Indeed, the power of forgiveness can lead to a paradigm shift, driving humanity toward a more compassionate and inclusive future.

Given the scientifically supported findings across a wide array of hurting people across the globe, it is now evident to me that forgiveness is an answer to the darkness, the injustice, the evil that can suddenly cascade down upon a person, overwhelming, devastating the inner world of that person caught off guard by the unfair treatment. When this happens, resentment can burst forth in the human heart, grow there, and become the unwanted guest that sours outlooks and relationships. Resentments destroy; forgiveness builds up.

Forgiveness is the most vigorous response against the ravages of resentment I have seen. Forgiveness as an insight that all people have worth can stop the march of the madness, the cruelty, and the anger dead in their tracks. Forgiveness as a free choice to offer goodness when others refuse to provide it back can shine a light in the darkness and destroy evil. Yes, forgiveness can conquer evil because the light of forgiveness is more vital than any darkness. While some scoff and laugh at that, those who dare tell me that forgiveness is the overcomer, the defeater of a life of bitterness and revenge-seeking.

It is time that this idea that can destroy evil becomes more visible. It is time for us to take seriously the warning that resentment can kill us, our children, and our children’s children, as the irritation refuses to die. Look at the history of some of our war-torn lands in which people groups refuse to yield. The children willingly and obediently absorb the prejudices and hatred, act on them, and then pass them on to the next generation.

It is time to shed light on this concept. It is time to focus our minds, hearts, and wills on forgiveness. That forgiveness must be better understood by all who listen, better practiced and continually practiced, and passed on to others as a gift. It is time to bring forgiveness into the light of humanity for a more mature one that understands the destruction of evil and, even more so, the cure for this darkness in the human heart.

The hope of forgiveness lies in its ability to mend broken relationships, heal wounded hearts, and foster a climate of understanding and peace. It offers potential personal and global transformation, replacing resentment and hostility with empathy and love. Through forgiveness, we can break the cycle of hatred and retaliation, paving the way for reconciliation and unity. It promises a brighter future, where conflicts are resolved through dialogue and mutual respect rather than violence and aggression. It is a beacon of hope in a world often consumed by darkness, demonstrating that even the deepest wounds can be healed and the most entrenched conflicts can be resolved. That is the hope of forgiveness – a world defined by love, empathy, and understanding, where humanity stands united in its quest for peace and harmony. It is more than just an ideal; it is a practical, achievable goal – if we dare to pursue it.

Chosen Pen Publishing has grown significantly over the past decade. How do you envision the future of Chosen Pen and its impact on literature?

Dr.Norma McLauchlin: As Chosen Pen Publishing continues to evolve, I envision it shaping the future of literature by advancing diversity and inclusivity in the literary world. Providing a platform for underrepresented voices can contribute to a richer, more varied literary landscape. Technological advancements will also play a crucial role in this evolution, with digital publications and eBooks making literature more accessible. In addition, Chosen Pen spearheads initiatives to make literature more interactive, combining traditional formats with multimedia elements and creating immersive reading experiences. The impact of this progress will be far-reaching. It encourages a new generation of authors and readers alike.

Chosen Pen Publishing will continue to be a driving force in shaping the future of literature, inspiring readers and writers with its innovative approach and commitment to inclusivity.

The impact of this progress will be far-reaching. As Chosen Pen continues to grow and adapt, it will continue to push boundaries and pave the way for a more vibrant and diverse literary community. Ultimately, Chosen Pen Publishing will continue to be a driving force in shaping the future of literature, inspiring readers and writers with its innovative approach and commitment to inclusivity. So, hold on tight because the journey has just begun, and the future of Chosen Pen Publishing is looking brighter than ever. Let us embrace the changes and advancements ahead, for they will only elevate and revolutionize literature in ways we never thought possible. The possibilities are endless, and with Chosen Pen leading the way, I do not doubt that the future of literature is in good hands. May it thrive and mark the literary world in ways we can only imagine. The best is yet to come. Happy reading!

Your commitment to authors is evident. Can you share a success story or a notable achievement of an author you’ve worked with at Chosen Pen Publishing?

Dr.Norma McLauchlin: I would love to share a success story about one of the authors we’ve had the privilege to work with at Chosen Pen Publishing. We launched a debut novel by a new author named Anissa Short.

Anissa had always dreamed of becoming a published author but faced many challenges in understanding the complexities of the publishing process.

At Chosen Pen, we offered her a comprehensive publishing package that included editing, cover design, marketing, and distribution services. By taking a personalized approach, we managed to cater to all her specific needs and worked closely with her to make her dream a reality.

Within a few months of its launch, Anissa’s book gained significant traction. It became a Bestseller on Amazon and received numerous positive reviews. Anissa was invited to various book signings and literary events, gaining recognition for his exceptional storytelling skills. The success of Anissa’s book is a testament to our commitment to nurturing and promoting authors at Chosen Pen Publishing.

Not only did we help her achieve her dream, but we also provided her with the tools and resources to establish himself as an accomplished author. Anissa’s success has inspired many aspiring writers to trust us with their manuscripts, and we are proud to have played a role in helping them achieve their goals.

At Chosen Pen Publishing, we believe in building long-term relationships with our authors and are committed to their success. We strive to provide talented writers like Anissa with a platform to share their stories and make a positive impact. Our mission is to continue supporting and promoting authors, making their dreams a reality through our publishing services. So far, we have had many successful collaborations with authors from different backgrounds and genres, each unique and fulfilling. We are excited to see where our partnerships with authors will take us, and we look forward to helping many more writers achieve their publishing goals. So, if you’re an author looking for a supportive and experienced publishing team, Chosen Pen Publishing is here for you! Our commitment to our authors remains unwavering, and we are always excited to take on new projects and help turn dreams into realities. Thank you for the opportunity to share our success story, and we look forward to creating many more in the future!

We hope this showcases how determined we are at Chosen Pen Publishing to help writers succeed and make their mark in the literary world. Every author has a unique voice.

What message would you like to convey to aspiring authors and individuals looking to make a positive impact through storytelling?

Dr.Norma McLauchlin: Storytelling advice is more challenging than advice about prose, but a few things come to mind.

Guiding storytelling tends to be more complex than offering advice about prose writing. Regardless, there are several crucial points to consider.

A critical aspect of storytelling is having a well-developed plot. A story’s plot should have a clear beginning, middle, and end. It should also have an overarching conflict that drives the narrative forward and keeps readers engaged.

In addition to a strong plot, creating compelling characters is essential. Readers need to connect with the characters to become invested in the story. This can be achieved by giving characters depth, flaws, and relatable qualities.

Another valuable tip for compelling storytelling is to focus on showing rather than telling. This means using descriptive language and sensory details to paint a vivid picture for readers instead of simply stating facts or emotions. Showcasing characters’ actions, dialogues, and thoughts can also help bring the story to life.

Furthermore, pacing is a crucial element in storytelling. Balancing slower moments with fast-paced action is essential to keep readers engaged. This can be achieved by incorporating the story’s climactic moments and plot twists.

Finally, foreshadowing can add depth and intrigue to a story. Hinting at future events or outcomes can create tension and anticipation for readers, driving them to continue reading.

Overall, storytelling is a complex and nuanced craft. These tips are just a few elements that create a compelling and engaging narrative. Keep exploring and experimenting with different techniques to find your unique voice as a storyteller. Remember to prioritize the story’s authenticity and emotional impact above all else. Happy writing!

To truly master the art of storytelling, writers must also understand the importance of structure. A well-structured story can make all the difference in keeping readers engaged and invested until the end.

One helpful approach to structuring a story is the three-act structure: setup, confrontation, and resolution. The setup introduces the characters, setting, and initial conflict. The confrontation builds upon the conflict and raises the stakes, leading to the climax. Lastly, the resolution ties loose ends and provides closure for the story.

Another crucial aspect of the structure is balancing exposition with action. Exposition is necessary to provide background information and context, but too much can slow down the pacing of a story. Finding a balance between giving vital information and moving the plot forward.

Additionally, consider the use of themes in storytelling. Themes are overarching messages or ideas that can add depth and meaning to a story. They can also help tie together various plot points and character arcs.

Ultimately, mastering storytelling takes practice and constant learning. Keep exploring different techniques, seek feedback from others, and always strive to improve your craft. Remember, the best stories touch readers’ hearts and minds, so never be afraid to take risks and push the boundaries of traditional storytelling.

So, whether you’re writing a novel, screenplay, or social media post, remember these storytelling elements to create powerful and impactfulHappy storytelling! #noqa

Join the Chosen Pen Publishing community on social media by following @CHOSENPENPUBLISHING and visit their website at www.chosenpen.com to explore their world of literary excellence.

Chosen Pen Publishing’s 10th Anniversary Celebration was a beacon of creativity, empowerment, and forgiveness, leaving a lasting imprint on the hearts and minds of its global audience. As they continue to grow and inspire, the world eagerly awaits the next chapter in their remarkable journey.

About Chosen Pen Publishing

Chosen Pen Publishing is a leading literary powerhouse dedicated to nurturing authors and their stories. With a decade of experience, they believe that every author has a unique tale to tell, and they provide comprehensive support from idea to publication. Chosen Pen Publishing is committed to producing high-quality, captivating, and entertaining books that resonate with readers worldwide.

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About Forbes Business Council

Forbes Business Council is an invitation-only organization that connects successful business leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs with a dynamic global community. This partnership with Chosen Pen Publishing underscores their commitment to fostering innovation and excellence in the business and literary worlds.

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Stay connected, with Chosen Pen Publishing, Visit ChosenPen.com and follow them on social media Instagram @ChosenPenPublishing.

As we celebrate #ChosenPenTurns10, let us all embrace the power of storytelling, forgiveness, and personal empowerment, knowing that the best stories are yet to be written.

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