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Friday, March 6, 2020
Best-selling author urges aspiring writers to 'think big' By FAY KNOWLES
always wanted to write a book!” This cry is often heard from aspiring writers and even from those who have never written a word in their life. It might seem that writing a book – or writing anything for that matter – is far out of your reach, but best-selling and award-winning Bahamian author Tanya R Taylor has now launched “Think Big” to assist those needing help with writing projects. “Never had the courage to do it before? Now is the time to tell your story. Writing and publishing services are here at your fingertips,” she said. And she pointed out: “There is something in the editing field known as ‘near letter perfect’, so every
publication should meet a certain level of perfection.” “Think Big” offers writing services for both small and large businesses, aspiring writers and anyone in need of assistance with fiction or non-fiction projects. “This includes, but is not limited to book writing, speech preparation, proof reading and editing, manuscript critiquing, formatting, content writing/copy writing, book publication and marketing assistance, and online research,” said Ms Taylor. Having written since she was “able to hold a pencil”, she has a wealth of experience in all of these aspects of writing and publishing. Ms Taylor was born and raised in the Bahamas and is a graduate of Aquinas College, where she was invited to speak to their Creative Writing Club. She has a background in finance and business and took finance
AUTHOR Tanya R Taylor courses through Liberty University’s distance learning programme. She published her first book, “A Killing Rage”, as a young adult. Now she has written more than 28 books.
Writing 5,000 to 6,000 words in a day is something she can do without trying. “One day I wrote 9,000 words,” she said. Ms Taylor writes in various genres, including paranormal romance, fantasy, science-fiction, mystery and suspense. Her book “Cornelius” (Book one in her “Cornelius Saga” series) climbed to number one in the Teen & YoungAdult Multi-Generational Family Fiction category on Amazon. It has also been on the Catholic Board of Education’s Summer reading list (grades 11 and 12) for the past four years. “Cornelius” won the Readers’ Favourite 2019 International Silver Medal Book Award in the Young Adult – Paranormal Division. Ms Taylor’s supernatural, suspense/thrillers, “Cara” and “Infestation: A Small Town Nightmare”, are
international best-sellers. Commenting on her book “Haunted Cruise: The Shakedown”, “America’s Most Haunted” tweeted: “Tanya R Taylor joins ranks of horror greats.” She has attracted the attention of American media personalities and international book bloggers, providing several in-depth interviews. As a seasoned ghostwriter, Ms Taylor’s clients have included insurance executives, CEOs and a world-renowned entertainer. “I believe that the gift of creativity is one of the most beautiful things. I always encourage people to go full force after their dreams,” she said. For more information, check out “tanyaRtaylorauthor” on Facebook, on the website www.tanya-r-taylor. com, or e-mail Thinkbig7@ yahoo.com.