HOW TO WRITE FOR SUCCESS

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ABOUT HOW TO WRITE FOR SUCCESS


FORUM'S MISSION

HOW TO WRITE FOR SUCCESS is a literary haven to showcase your writings and get assistance to publish your books.. At How to Write for Success we value integrity in Literature and look forward to your quality writings. The aim of our Founder, Mrs. Brenda Mohammed is to unify and safeguard Global Literature. Our Motto is: Spreading Literary Talent Worldwide. In May 2020, World Nations Writers' Union awarded the Forum with a unique award FOR MERITS TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF WORLD LITERATURE. This award was for writers or organisations with high merit contribution to the development of contemporary world literature and to promote friendship and fraternity among peoples of the world. It was given in consideration of their life time achievements in terms of thoughts, mentorship and precision of their pen. On India’s Independence Day - 15th August 2020, all twelve Administrators, the Founder, and many members were honoured by GUJARAT SAHITYA ACADEMY AND MOTIVATIONAL STRIPS, the world's most active writers’ forum. Our Forum and Website contain valuable information on successful writing. We welcome writers in the forum of every nationality and language, but require an English translation for those who cannot read Spanish, Italian, Hindi, or foreign languages. Obscene language and obscene pictures are not allowed; neither is plagiarism tolerated. We reward high-quality literature.

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MORE ON HOW TO WRITE FOR SUCCESS

We have a Dynamic Team at HOW TO WRITE FOR SUCCESS. Learn about them in the next post. POEMS FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION This is a sub- forum of HOW TO WRITE FOR SUCCESS. It was opened to collect suitable poems for Parts 1 and 2 of A SPARK OF HOPE: A TREASURY OF POEMS FOR SAVING LIVES which was successfully published in February 2019 and 2020 respectively. Both books topped the charts on Amazon to become bestseller No 1 in Poetry and anthologies. POEMS AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE is another sub-forum opened to collect poems for a third Anthology, Break the silence: An Anthology against Domestic violence. It was successfully published on March 5th. 2020 and topped the charts to become Amazon Bestseller No 1 All Anthologies were Amazon bestsellers No 1 in Poetries and anthologies. HOW TO WRITE FOR SUCCESS LIBRARY This forum is a new addition and has been opened strictly for Book Promotions for member authors.

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A POEM by THE FOUNDER

LOVE PEACE AND HARMONY AT HTWFS Love, peace, and harmony reign at HTWFS forum. Every day new members get a hearty welcome. * We believe an integral part of literature is poetry. Our Literary Network stands for universal love and equality. * At HTWFS we promote linguistic diversity. Sharing poetry is like being part of a community. * We believe literature taps into the wisdom of life experience. When we share our stories at HTWFS we have a great audience. * Uniting us across space and time, Literature replaces human connection, We each have an important voice in the human conversation. * We express gratitude to all who helped HTWFS to succeed, To grow and expand the forum to meet readers and writers’ needs * In 2021, the Administration introduced many new innovations. Our YouTube channel is growing with many recitations and narrations. * If you want to self-publish a book, check the Forum’s Guides Section. You’d find great videos, posts, and very helpful writing information. * Sub-forums Against Domestic Violence, Suicide Prevention, Library of How to Write for Success to share your book publication. * They’re all part of the network of How to Write for Success. Our motto is, ‘Sharing Literary talent worldwide,’ of the very best. * Copyright@BrendaMohamme

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HOW TO WRITE FOR SUCCESS LITERARY MAGAZINE

Effective February 28th 2021, the forum will produce a half-yearly magazine for the Literary Network.

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MILESTONES ACHIEVED

The forum has achieved a few milestones during its two year stint. 1 Published A Spark of Hope : A Treasury of poems for saving Lives in Feb. 2019 with 49 co-authors, and republished it in Sept. 2019 due to death of publisher. 2. Celebrated two year Anniversary Feb 2019 3. Published Amazon Bestseller No 1 A Spark of Hope Volume II on February 11th 2020 with 64 co-authors. 4. Published another Amazon No 1 bestseller, Break the Silence: An Anthology against domestic Violence on 5th March 2020 with 84 co-authors. 5. Received an award on 28th May 2020 from World Nations Writers Union for #literary for the web portal's high merit contribution to the development of contemporary world literature, and its efforts to promote friendship and fraternity among peoples of the world. This high valued certificate was given in consideration of the platform’s achievements in terms of planning, quality, operational methodology, mentorship, and accurate policies to give greater exposure to world writers. Sincerely Kairat Duissenov Parman Founder & President World Nations Writers Union

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FORUM'S LOGO

The following is the Forum's Logo - Spreading Literary Talent worldwide.

A SPARK OF HOPE: A TREASURY OF POEMS FOR SAVING LIVES Amazon Best sellers No 1

A Spark of Hope: A Treasury of Poems for Saving Lives was the first project undertaken by the HOW TO WRITE FOR SUCCESS FORUM in February 2019. It became an Amazon Bestseller No I in the space of a few days. It was the work of 49 poets. A Spark of Hope Volume 11 was published on 12th February and was also an Amazon bestseller in the space of a few days. A SPARK OF HOPE VOLUME II is the work of 64 prolific poets who have encountered and survived life’s most enormous difficulties. These therapeutic poems are meant to ignite a spark of hope in the lives of the depressed and downtrodden. Life is a precious gift. Never give up. Read these poems before you decide to take that drastic step. A SPARK OF HOPE VOLUME I saved many lives, and PART II is expected to save many more.

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MILESTONE

Anniversary Poster 4th Feb 2019 celebrating one year.

Another Milestone

2nd Anniversary Poster 4th Feb. 2020 celebrating two years.

Break the Silence: An Anthology against Domestic Violence

MILESTONE No 4 -------- BREAK THE SILENCE: AN ANTHOLOGY AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - Another Amazon No 1 Best seller produced by HTWFS.

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ARTICLE ON BREAK THE SILENCE

This Article appeared in the Trinidad Presbyterian News of Trinidad and Tobago

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HOW TO WRITE FOR SUCCESS


Improve your writing skills.

Join poets and writers from around the world in a dynamic Literary forum and learn from each other.

Learn everything from book production: writing, editing, promoting your book and marketing the finished product.
HOW TO WRITE FOR SUCCESS LITERARY FORUM has three sub-forums:-
Library of How to Write for Success to display your published books
Poems against Domestic Violence
Poems to prevent Suicide
We do:
Periodic Anthologies
Book Reviews
Poem Reviews
Poem of the Month Contest
Motivational Strips Academy of Literary Excellence and Wisdom
Monthly Awards by Motivational Strips Awards & Recognition Committee
Articles on Writing, Self Publishing, and Marketing.
Videos on Formatting and Publishing

About the FOUNDER


About the FOUNDERAbout the FOUNDER
Brenda Christobelle Mohammed is world-renowned, award-winning, bestselling, and multi-genre English Writer and poet from San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago. She is Founder of the Literary Network – How to Write for Success with over 11000 members.
The former Bank Manager holds a Diploma in Banking from the Institute of Bankers in London [AIB], and a Diploma in Life Underwriting from the American College, USA. [LUTCF]
She qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table, the Premier Association for Financial Professionals, [MDRT] six times in a row.
To date, she has written thirty books, and co-authored and published two books, three anthologies and one Magazine. [36 in total]. Many of her book have touched Amazon No 1 bestseller rank.
Her genres include memoirs, science fiction, romance, self-help, mystery, thrillers, children’s books, poetry, and poetry anthologies.
Her self-help book, ‘How to Write for Success,’ became an important guide for new and aspiring authors.
Besides awards for her books, she received several Global Literary awards during her seven-year writing career, from the USA, Peru, Kazakhstan, Seychelles, Nigeria, Argentina, and India.
She was recognised in newspaper reports in Trinidad and Tobago Newsday, Trinidad Guardian newspapers, Worldnews.net and the Ethiopian Herald.
In Ethiopia, a journalist by the name of Alem Hailu interviewed her online on 17th November 2019 for the Ethiopian Sunday Herald. Mr. Hailu also published a detailed review of her book. ‘How to Write for Success,’ and praised it highly.
Some of her poetry appeared in prestigious journals and anthologies in India, USA, Kazakhstan. Seychelles, USA, and other parts of the world.
PUBLISHED WORKS OF AUTHOR

CHILDREN’S BOOKS
Adventures of Squeaky Doo.
She Cried for Me, also available in Audio.
The Child Poet published jointly with Barbara Ehrentreu

MAGAZINE
Anniversary Magazine of HTWFS

MYSTERY THRILLERS
The Gift of Love: Barry Holmes Mysteries Book 1
The Axe Murderer: Barry Holmes Mysteries Book 2
What happened to Mary Loo: Barry Holmes Mysteries Book 3
Barry Holmes Mysteries

MEMOIRS
I am Cancer Free: A Memoir
Memoirs of Dr. A. M. Khan: Journey of an Educator
My Life as a Banker: A Life Worth Living
Retirement is Fun: A new Chapter.
Travel Memoirs with Pictures: Exploring the world
Your Time Is Now: A Time to be Born and a Time to Die

PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER
The Manipulator

POETRY
Strength for the Disheartened: Motivational Poems
Dreams of the Heart: A Poetry Collection
A Road travelled: Poetry to Delight
Soothing Poetry in English and Spanish
Chaotic Times: Poetry Vaccine for Covid 19 joint with Florabelle Lutchman
Sweet Medley: A Poetic Joy
Just for You: Poetic Flowers

ROMANCE
Stories People Love.
Heart-Warming Tales.
Stories that Intrigue.

SCIENCE FICTION
Zeeka and the Zombies: Revenge of Zeeka Book 1
Zeeka's Child: Revenge of Zeeka Book 2 
Zeeka Returns: Revenge of Zeeka Book 3
Revenge of Zeeka: Horror Trilogy
Zeeka's Ghost: Revenge of Zeeka Book 4 
Resurrection: Revenge of Zeeka Book 5 .
Zeeka Chronicles: Revenge of Zeeka

SELF-HELP
How to Write for Success.

POETRY ANTHOLOGIES
A SPARK OF HOPE 1
A SPARK OF HOPE II
BREAK THE SILENCE

YouTube Videos attached
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHrT1FriQ1A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evZ-yaryvjQ

Administrators


Farhana Sait

Chief Administrator/Spokesperson

Farhana Sait is the holder of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. She is a training and development officer, an entrepreneur, a freelance editor in her local newspaper, and a writer. Farhana is a gold categorized member of Motivational Strips, the world’s most active writers Forum, and an Administrator in How to Write for Success Literary Forum. She is a co-author in the following three Amazon No 1 bestselling anthologies produced by the How to Write for Success Forum and was Assistant Editor in A Spark of Hope Volumes one and two. A Spark of Hope: A Treasury of Poems to prevent Suicide Volume 1 A Spark of Hope: A Treasury of Poems to prevent Suicide Volume 2 Break the Silence: An Anthology Against Domestic Violence. Apart from writing, cooking is another one of her passions and she runs two restaurants, Although she received many accolades, the best one for her is being a happy mother, sister, and aunt, and she gives all praise and thanks to the Almighty. her son, two strong sisters, nieces, and nephews. Farhana's wish is to see a world without pain, especially single women whom she wants to see become stronger and handle life with care. On 15th August 2020, Motivational Strips and Gujarat Sahitya Akademi under State Government of Gujarat honoured 350 writers of which Farhana was one, for Literary excellence on par with Global standards.

Mala Naidoo

Chief Administrator

Mala Naidoo is an Australian thriller fiction writer, and poet. She is an Administrator in the Literary Forum How to Write for Success. She was a co-author in two bestselling Anthologies initiated by the Forum's Founder. They are A Spark of Hope Volume II: A Treasury of Poems for Saving Lives, and Break the Silence: An Anthology Against Domestic Violence, which both topped the charts on Amazon and climbed to No 1 Bestsellers. Upon the recommendation of the Founder of How to Write for success, Brenda Mohammed, Mala was honoured with the Award of Ambassador De Literature by Shiju H Pallithazheth, Founder of Motivational Strips, the world's most active writers' Forum. She runs her website Mala Naidoo’s Book World with a newsletter sign-up for sample compositions, giveaways, and blog posts on writing and books. Mala has worked as an English teacher in South Africa and Australia. She was head of three English faculties and is currently a part-time teacher and university advisor. Mala runs writing workshops for high schools on request. She upholds and supports All Lives Matter. Her mission statement is: In our angst and joy we are one under the sky of humanity. On 15th August 2020, Motivational Strips and Gujarat Sahitya Akademi under State Government of Gujarat honoured 350 writers of which Mala was one, for Literary excellence on par with Global standards.

Vandita Dharni

Chief Administrator

Vandita Dharni hails from an eminent family of educationalists. She has earned many a distinction in the literary field. In the early stages of her academic pursuits, she raised the bar by topping the University of Allahabad at the postgraduate level in English. Thereafter, she earned an honorary Ph.D. degree from the University in American Literature. Her articles, poems, and short stories have been published in journals like Criterion, Ruminations, GNOSIS, HellBound Publishing House and International magazines like Immagine and Poessia, Synchronised Chaos, Guido Gozzano. and Primer Antologia De Poetas Del Proyecto De Unamos Al Mundo Con La Poesia- Mexico. Her poem, The Endangered Tiger was given an honourable mention in the Guido Gozzano. Her first anthology, Quintessential Outpourings was published in 2016. Her next two books, The Oyster of Love and Rippling Overtures have been published recently. Her poems were read on the John Kavanagh show. She has edited anthologies for Poetry World and an anthology entitled Petals of Peace. She has also reviewed several poems on poetry sites like Poetry Review on Facebook. Vandita also co-authored two bestselling Anthologies published by the Literature Forum How to Write for Success, of which she is an Administrator, and Motivational Strips Global Literature Forum and affiliates. Both Anthologies topped the ranks of Amazon and became Amazon bestsellers in the space of a few days. They are A Spark of Hope: A Treasury of Poems for saving Lives, an Anthology by 64 international poets for prevention of Suicide, and Break the Silence: An Anthology against Domestic Violence, by 87 international Authors. She has been honoured with the Poetic Galaxy Award 2018 by the Literati Cosmos Society for her notable contribution to Poetry and the Double Cross Award for her outstanding contributions in the book on Complexion Based Discriminations. They were conferred upon her by the Literati Cosmos Society of India. World Nations Writers’ Union honoured her with the World Poetic Star award in 2019. She received the Star Ambassador of World literature by Phiosophique Poetica, Canada in 2019, and the Rabindranath Tagore Award for Poetry in 2020 by the Arpita Foundation at Brindavan, Mathura. Apart from her literary achievements, Vandita is the Ambassador of the World Institute for Peace for Chandigarh, India. On 15th August 2020, Motivational Strips and Gujarat Sahitya Akademi under State Government of Gujarat honoured 350 writers of which Vandita was one, for Literary excellence on par with Global standards.

Florabelle Lutchman

Chief Administrator

Florabelle Lutchman, a prolific writer of articles and poems., is a retired School Principal, and retired teacher of two prestigious Private Primary Schools. She now owns her own private school to train students for the Secondary School Examinations. Florabelle is Secretary of the Local Board in her Presbyterian Church. She is an Administrator of How to Write for Success. Literary Forum and a Gold-categorised premium member of Motivational Strips, the world’s most active writers’ Forum. She was a Co-author in three bestselling Anthologies spear-headed by the Founder of How to Write for Success and Regional Director, Operations of Motivational Strips. They are “A Spark of Hope”- Books 1 and 2: A Treasury of Poems for Saving Lives from Suicide, and the ground-breaking “Break the Silence: An Anthology Against Domestic Violence.” On 15th August 2020, Motivational Strips and Gujarat Sahitya Akademi under State Government of Gujarat honoured 350 writers of which Florabelle was one, for Literary excellence on par with Global standards.

Bindi Sharma

Senior Administrator

Vindhya Sharma, nicknamed Bindi Sharma on Facebook, one of the brilliant and efficient Administrators of How to Write for Success Literary Forum, with sub-forums, Poems for Suicide Prevention, Poems Against Domestic Violence, and Library of How to Write for Success. Bindi is also a gold categorised member of Motivational Strips, the world’s most active writers’ forum. Bindi has done her schooling from Dehradoon, India where she did her graduation in Indian culture and Fine Arts. She is a national scholarship holder and studied political science for two years at PB university in Chandigarh. After that, and inspired by her mother, she joined various social organisations to do social work. Bindi worked as State Social Organiser at Shimla H P. This is an Association for social and moral hygiene She was also involved in associations with Bhartiya Grameen, Mahila Sangh, and The Red Cross society affiliated under the International Abolitionist Federation of Geneva. During this period she organised agricultural camps and seminars at the district level involving people at the grass root level. She wrote a thesis on 'The status of women in Himachal Pradesh and presented it in All India Conference at Jaipur. She continued to work for the upliftment of rural areas. Later on, she chose journalism as a career in Delhi and worked for 'India calling ' ( Toronto paper ). She also did freelancing for various Indian papers. In between, she worked in the Press institute of India Sapru house New Delhi under Nieman fellow late Shri Chanchal Sarkar for the publication of its magazine 'Vidura. ' She loves to write poetry and has published many poems. In 2018, she attended Poetic Confluence in Hyderabad and the world-famous Guntur poetic festival and was felicitated. Bindi’s book of poetry 'Eternal memories” containing 65 poems was published by Vishwa Bhartiya research centre and was released in world poetry festival 2017 organised by Shri L S R Prasad in Hyderabad Ramoji Rao City. Bindi is a co-author in several national and international anthologies as follows: 1. Amazon bestsellers No 1, A Spark of Hope: A Treasury of Poems for Saving Lives, Volumes 1 and 2, which were initiated by How to Write for Success Literary Forum of which Brenda Mohammed, an author of twenty-five books, is Founder. 2. Voices of humanity volume 4, compiled by John Patrick Boutiluer &Gina Ancheta Agsaulio - ARDUS publications New Anthology dedicated to all matters related to humanity, Love, equality, peace brother/sisterhood human rights, freedom of speech, and action freedom of sexual and gender expression. Her poems Northern lights of Norway and Loneliness are published therein. 3. Women poets within and beyond shore ( volume -1). Her poems published were Melody of dreams, Story to tell ( one lonely bird ), and Autumn river. 4. Humanitarian voices from 40 countries - A tribute to the current refugee crisis Verses on racism, resistance, and refugee crisis volume 1, Edited by Dr. Shamenaz Bano and Foreword by Maram Al Masri ( Syrian poet ). Poems published were: Syrian civil war, Black wonders, and Healing. 5. Petals of Peace, An Anthology by Dr. Manthena Damodara Chary. Poems published were Mother Earth and Peace. 6. Symphony of souls An Anthology by Manthena Damodara Chary. Poems published were Soulful memory, and Love you ma ( mother ). 7. Tranquil Muse An Anthology of poems. Edited by Gopichand Parchuri and P. Nagasushila. Her poem was Crescent Moon. 8. Medley of melodies An Anthology -A florilegium of poems Her poem was Love is Life's Linchpin. 9. Shapes of love A pictorial Anthology of love and poetry ( coffee table book ) By Shri K. C. Sethi and Sunita ji. Her most favourite poem was published: Silence passion speaks a thousand words 10. The spirit of India - An Anthology of patriotic poems By Manthena Damodara Chary - Vishwa Bhartiya publications in which her poem Patriotism was accepted. On 15th August 2020, Motivational Strips and Gujarat Sahitya Akademi under State Government of Gujarat honoured 350 writers of which Bindi was one, for Literary excellence on par with Global standards.

Mirii Miryam

Senior Administrator/PRO

Mirii Miryam is an Assistant Medical Doctor. She is an Administrator and Pro for the Literary Forum How to Write for Success, and Administrator and Global PRO for Motivational Strips Network, the world’s most active writers’ Forum. She is a co-author in two best-selling Anthologies spear-headed by the Founder of How to Write for Success, Author Brenda Mohammed. They are A Spark of Hope Volume 2: A Treasury of Poems for Saving Lives from Suicide, and Break the Silence, An Anthology Against Domestic Violence. Mirii was honoured with the following Certificates by the Founder of Motivational Strips and Associates: 1.Certificate of honour – Bronze 2019 2.Certificate of Honour –Gold 2020 3.Global Literature Guardian Award 2020 4.Government of Peru for Excellence in Literature 2020 5.World Poetic star –WNWU 2019 Sundry Awards received:: a. Diploma Literature Academy ---Romania 2020 b. Diploma Literary Ambassador ..Romania 2020. On 15th August 2020, Motivational Strips and Gujarat Sahitya Akademi under State Government of Gujarat honoured 350 writers of which Mirii was one, for Literary excellence on par with Global standards.

Shanita Vichare

Administrator

Shanita Vichare is also known as Aneeta Chitale. Aneeta Chitale is a Post Graduate, in English Literature from Pune University and has made her career in Education. She loves working with children. Her debut novel is “Sojourn to Maldives.” and she has made her foray in the writing world, by penning her novel on international relations and adventure. She attained a B.A in Psychology and pursues her interest in working as a counselor with her group. n her free time, she does organic farming, listens to music, and travels. Aneeta is an avid reader and ardent poet at heart. She started writing poems since she was eleven years old. Many of her poems are published in International Journals. Nature has always fascinated her. She uses an eclectic style in her penmanship. Her poems have appeared in European Poetry anthology Year 2020, also kept in Denmark. Her poems have featured in many International Poetry Anthologies, her poem ‘Love’ from Sojourn to Maldives, her debut novel. has been featured in Silvery Books, Greece. On 15th August 2020, Motivational Strips and Gujarat Sahitya Akademi under State Government of Gujarat honoured 350 writers of which Shanita was one, for Literary excellence on par with Global standards.

Debabrata Mohanty

Administrator

Debabrata Mohanty has done his post-graduation in English literature with specialization in American literature at the prestigious Ravenshaw University in Cuttack, Odisha, India. He then obtained his M. Phil degree in American literature from the Utkal University and wrote his thesis on the major plays of Edward Albee. He was the former head and vice-principal of a premier college of the state, P N Autonomous college, Khorda. He also acted as controller of examinations of the college. Debabrata Mohanty was the president of the staff club and achieved recognition for his influencing speeches. Prof Mohanty is an excellent communicator and has trained many MBAs in the field of effective communication. He has a great passion for writing poems. Keats Eliot, Pablo Naruda, Maj Guru Prasad Mohanty, and Prof Jayant Mahapatra have highly inspired him with their splendid and life-giving poetry. Now he lives in Bhubaneswar 'the city of temples." Debabrata Mohanty is an Administrator in the Literary Forum How to Write For Success and a silver categorised member of Motivational Strips. He has co-authored two best-selling books published and edited by Founder of How to Write For Success Literary Forum, and Regional Director, Operations, Motivational Strips - Author, Brenda Mohammed. They are A Spark of Hope: A Treasury of Poems for Saving Lives from Suicide, and Break the Silence: An Anthology Against Domestic Violence. On 15th August 2020, Motivational Strips and Gujarat Sahitya Akademi under State Government of Gujarat honoured 350 writers of which Debabrata was one, for Literary excellence on par with Global standards.

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Sakina Shabbir Dossaji

Administrator

Sakina S. Dossaji was born and raised in Mombasa, Kenya. She is currently residing in Tanga, Tanzania with her husband and 3 children. A teacher by profession, and a poetess by passion, she loves to write poetry, stories, articles, and conduct activity clubs for kids at ‘Kids Curiosity Club’. She is a Moderator for Tanzania at Motivational Strips, the world’s most active and qualitative writers forum, where she has gained qualitative literary experience and leadership qualities. Additionally, she is a privileged member of World Nations Writers' Union Kazakhstan and a member of the Alumni of North American Montessori.Centre. She acquired her literature skills at Aga Khan High School, Mombasa, and inherited skills mostly from her father whose passion lies in writing English song lyrics, poems, articles, and creating crossword puzzles. Her favourite pastime includes reading, creating motivational videos, writing poetry, playing word games like scrabble, Make-up art, listening to songs and making new friends. She received the ‘Global Literature Guardian Award’ by Motivational Strips and the same was endorsed by World Nations Writers Union and Union Hispanomundial de Escritores. Motivational Strips also conferred upon her the ‘Order of Shakespeare Medal’. Sakina was also a recipient of the ‘Temirqazyq’ award for the best poet/writer of the world in 2018. The award holds much respect. She has also been a jury member for the much-coveted award ’Bold Gold Pen’ instituted by Motivational Strips. In 2019 she was appointed as the President representing Tanzania for Union Hispanomundial De Escritores (UHE), Peru. She is co-author of Amazon No 1 Bestsellers, A Spark of Hope Volumes 1 and 2, Anthologies for Saving Lives and Break the Silence: An Anthology against Domestic Violence. She has been featured in many other anthologies, magazines, and newspapers. Thus, Sakina holds a very vital part in contributing qualitative literary practices around the world.

Dr. Emmanuel Tende Nzengu

Administrator

Dr. Emmanuel Tende Nzengu is of Congolese nationality (DRC), and is known under the pseudonym of ManuforGod, Doctor, poet, and slammer. He is passionate about beautiful letters and words that undress themselves in the eyes of readers. Manu as he is fondly called is a lover of literature and has participated and won several poetry contests. On 15th August 2020, Motivational Strips and Gujarat Sahitya Akademi under State Government of Gujarat honoured 350 writers of which Manu was one, for Literary excellence on par with Global standards.

Suk Rak Darjee

Administrator

Suk Raj Darjee is a budding poet hailing from The Land of Thunder Dragon📷, a grade 11 student studying at Damphu Central School, Tsirang. He loves to read and write poetry. His poems have been published on various international websites. To date, some of his contributions are published in the book; SEEKING HUMAN KINDNESS, PEBBLES; crystal of feelings, and in HUM ON HUMANITY journal. Suk Raj Darjee was honoured on India's 71st Independence Day by Gujarat Sahitya Academy and Motivational Strips among 350 prominent writers from 80 countries. He is also a recipient of SLF Youth Icon Award-2020 and was chosen along with 100 writers from 35 countries. Recently he was honoured on Nigeria's 60th Independence Day along with 20 Nigerians and 40 writers from 14 countries by the forum, 'Inked With Magic.' In addition, he is a recipient of Shield of World Culture and Certificate of Cultural Thought from the International Cultural Forum for Humanity and Creativity.

Timothy DiVito

Administrator

Timothy DiVito has been a poet for 44 years. He hails from Pittsburgh PA (USA). He has published several of his poems in The San Fernando Poetry Journal, The Rag Mag, Cultural Reverence, WYRD, The World Poetry Anthology, and Kiiroo (e-magazine). He is a member of Facebook, WordPress, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit, and Ko-Fi. Timothy is in the process of having a poetry book published on Amazon entitled "Poetic Passion." Many of his poetry narrations are on YouTube.

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Adeyemi Kehinde Oluwanishola

Administrator/Designer/Artist

Adeyemi Kehinde Oluwanishola hails from Ijebu Ishiwo, Ogun State, Nigeria. He's a prolific writer of all kinds of literature and has won literary recognition and diploma awards to his credit in the field of literature. To his achievements and impacts towards contributing to literary works, he stands to hold poetry offices Locally and Internationally. He's also the Co-founder of T&K COMPUTER and T&K E-magazine.

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Brenda Fluharty

Administrator

Brenda Fluharty of the USA is a freelance writer, blogger, poet, and author. Brenda is a Reiki Grand Master. She has studied several Spiritual practices. She has a Master’s Degree in Metaphysical Science from the University of Metaphysics. A few years back she decided it was time to share her knowledge, wisdom, and life experiences. She has been blogging for over 15 years. Brenda specializes in writing poetry, short stories, writing tips, and product reviews. Because of her spiritual background, she writes articles on spiritual healing, spiritual philosophy, dream interpretation, anything in the metaphysical field, and health and wellness essays and articles. She is the author of Writing Through the Soul.

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Malakshmi Borthakur

Administrator

CHRISTABEL SYLVESTER

Administrator

Christabel Sylvester, is the Queen of hearts. She is a beautiful and intelligent teacher from Nigeria. She loves music, poetry, she is diligent and hard-working. She's vivacious, Resilient, cheerful, friendly and inspiring

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Academic Board


Brenda Mohammed

Founder- How to Write for Success. Poems for Suicide Prevention, Poems against domestic Violence and and How to Write for Success Library

Brenda Christobelle Mohammed is world-renowned, award-winning, bestselling, and multi-genre English Writer and poet from San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago. She is Founder of the Literary Network – How to Write for Success with over 11000 members. The former Bank Manager holds a Diploma in Banking from the Institute of Bankers in London [AIB], and a Diploma in Life Underwriting from the American College, USA. [LUTCF] She qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table, the Premier Association for Financial Professionals, [MDRT] six times in a row. To date, she has written thirty books, and co-authored and published two books, three anthologies and one Magazine. [36 in total]. Many of her book have touched Amazon No 1 bestseller rank. Her genres include memoirs, science fiction, romance, self-help, mystery, thrillers, children’s books, poetry, and poetry anthologies. Her self-help book, ‘How to Write for Success,’ became an important guide for new and aspiring authors. Besides awards for her books, she received several Global Literary awards during her seven-year writing career, from the USA, Peru, Kazakhstan, Seychelles, Nigeria, Argentina, and India. She was recognised in newspaper reports in Trinidad and Tobago Newsday, Trinidad Guardian newspapers, Worldnews.net and the Ethiopian Herald. In Ethiopia, a journalist by the name of Alem Hailu interviewed her online on 17th November 2019 for the Ethiopian Sunday Herald. Mr. Hailu also published a detailed review of her book. ‘How to Write for Success,’ and praised it highly. Some of her poetry appeared in prestigious journals and anthologies in India, USA, Kazakhstan. Seychelles, USA, and other parts of the world. She was appointed National President for UHE, Trinidad, and Tobago, by Carlos Hugo Garrido Chalen.

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Dr. Vandita Dharni

Chief Administrator

Vandita Dharni hails from an eminent family of educationalists. She has earned many a distinction in the literary field. In the early stages of her academic pursuits, she raised the bar by topping the University of Allahabad at the postgraduate level in English. Thereafter, she earned an honorary Ph.D. degree from the University in American Literature. Her articles, poems, and short stories have been published in journals like Criterion, Ruminations, GNOSIS, HellBound Publishing House and International magazines like Immagine and Poessia, Synchronised Chaos, Guido Gozzano. and Primer Antologia De Poetas Del Proyecto De Unamos Al Mundo Con La Poesia- Mexico. Her poem, The Endangered Tiger was given an honourable mention in the Guido Gozzano. Her first anthology, Quintessential Outpourings was published in 2016. Her next two books, The Oyster of Love and Rippling Overtures have been published recently. Her poems were read on the John Kavanagh show. She has edited anthologies for Poetry World and an anthology entitled Petals of Peace. She has also reviewed several poems on poetry sites like Poetry Review on Facebook. Vandita also co-authored two bestselling Anthologies published by the Literature Forum How to Write for Success, of which she is an Administrator, and Motivational Strips Global Literature Forum and affiliates. Both Anthologies topped the ranks of Amazon and became Amazon bestsellers in the space of a few days. They are A Spark of Hope: A Treasury of Poems for saving Lives, an Anthology by 64 international poets for prevention of Suicide, and Break the Silence: An Anthology against Domestic Violence, by 87 international Authors. She has been honoured with the Poetic Galaxy Award 2018 by the Literati Cosmos Society for her notable contribution to Poetry and the Double Cross Award for her outstanding contributions in the book on Complexion Based Discriminations. They were conferred upon her by the Literati Cosmos Society of India. World Nations Writers’ Union honoured her with the World Poetic Star award in 2019. She received the Star Ambassador of World literature by Phiosophique Poetica, Canada in 2019, and the Rabindranath Tagore Award for Poetry in 2020 by the Arpita Foundation at Brindavan, Mathura. Apart from her literary achievements, Vandita is the Ambassador of the World Institute for Peace for Chandigarh, India. On 15th August 2020, Motivational Strips and Gujarat Sahitya Akademi under State Government of Gujarat honoured 350 writers of which Vandita was one, for Literary excellence on par with Global standards.

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Florabelle Lutchman

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Florabelle Lutchman, a prolific writer of articles and poems., is a retired School Principal, and retired teacher of two prestigious Private Primary Schools. She now owns her own private school to train students for the Secondary School Examinations. Florabelle is Secretary of the Local Board in her Presbyterian Church. She is an Administrator of How to Write for Success. Literary Forum and a Gold-categorised premium member of Motivational Strips, the world’s most active writers’ Forum. She was a Co-author in three bestselling Anthologies spear-headed by the Founder of How to Write for Success and Regional Director, Operations of Motivational Strips. They are “A Spark of Hope”- Books 1 and 2: A Treasury of Poems for Saving Lives from Suicide, and the ground-breaking “Break the Silence: An Anthology Against Domestic Violence.” On 15th August 2020, Motivational Strips and Gujarat Sahitya Akademi under State Government of Gujarat honoured 350 writers of which Florabelle was one, for Literary excellence on par with Global standards.

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Farhana Sait

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Farhana Sait is the holder of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. She is a training and development officer, an entrepreneur, a freelance editor in her local newspaper, and a writer. Farhana is a gold categorized member of Motivational Strips, the world’s most active writers Forum, and an Administrator in How to Write for Success Literary Forum. She is a co-author in the following three Amazon No 1 bestselling anthologies produced by the How to Write for Success Forum and was Assistant Editor in A Spark of Hope Volumes one and two. A Spark of Hope: A Treasury of Poems to prevent Suicide Volume 1 A Spark of Hope: A Treasury of Poems to prevent Suicide Volume 2 Break the Silence: An Anthology Against Domestic Violence. Apart from writing, cooking is another one of her passions and she runs two restaurants, Although she received many accolades, the best one for her is being a happy mother, sister, and aunt, and she gives all praise and thanks to the Almighty. her son, two strong sisters, nieces, and nephews. Farhana's wish is to see a world without pain, especially single women whom she wants to see become stronger and handle life with care. On 15th August 2020, Motivational Strips and Gujarat Sahitya Akademi under State Government of Gujarat honoured 350 writers of which Farhana was one, for Literary excellence on par with Global standards.

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Mala Naidoo

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Mala Naidoo is an Australian thriller fiction writer, and poet. She is an Administrator in the Literary Forum How to Write for Success. She was a co-author in two bestselling Anthologies initiated by the Forum's Founder. They are A Spark of Hope Volume II: A Treasury of Poems for Saving Lives, and Break the Silence: An Anthology Against Domestic Violence, which both topped the charts on Amazon and climbed to No 1 Bestsellers. Upon the recommendation of the Founder of How to Write for success, Brenda Mohammed, Mala was honoured with the Award of Ambassador De Literature by Shiju H Pallithazheth, Founder of Motivational Strips, the world's most active writers' Forum. She runs her website Mala Naidoo’s Book World with a newsletter sign-up for sample compositions, giveaways, and blog posts on writing and books. Mala has worked as an English teacher in South Africa and Australia. She was head of three English faculties and is currently a part-time teacher and university advisor. Mala runs writing workshops for high schools on request. She upholds and supports All Lives Matter. Her mission statement is: In our angst and joy we are one under the sky of humanity. On 15th August 2020, Motivational Strips and Gujarat Sahitya Akademi under State Government of Gujarat honoured 350 writers of which Mala was one, for Literary excellence on par with Global standards.

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Another Milestone for how to Write for Success

ANOTHER MILESTONE FOR HOW TO WRITE FOR SUCCESS

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SUCCESS OF HOW TO WRITE FOR SUCCESS LITERARY FORUM

SUCCESS OF HOW TO WRITE FOR SUCCESS LITERARY FORUM

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Trinidad and Tobago Writer Brenda Mohammed gets prestigious Award

Trinidad and Tobago Writer Brenda Mohammed gets prestigious Award

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THE STORY OF HOW TO WRITE FOR SUCCESS LITERARY FORUM

THE STORY OF HOW TO WRITE FOR SUCCESS LITERARY FORUM

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Four Trinidad writers honoured by Gujarat Sahitya Academy, and Motivational Strips

Four Trinidad writers have been honoured by Gujarat Sahitya Academy, India’s Governmental Premier Institute in Literature, and Motivational Strips

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Motivational Strips and Gujarat Sahitya Akademi Honour 350 Writers from 80 countries, during India’s 74th Independence Day

Motivational Strips and Gujarat Sahitya Akademi Honour 350 Writers from 80 countries, During India’s 74th Independence Day

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WOW! TWO TOP WINNERS IN READERS CHOICE AWARD 2020 ARE FROM MOTIVATIONAL STRIPS

WOW! TWO TOP WINNERS IN READERS CHOICE AWARD 2020 ARE FROM MOTIVATIONAL STRIPS,THE WORLD'S MOST ACTIVE WRITERS FORUM..

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FIVE STAR POET OF THE MONTH - PROCRASTINATION BY AUTHOR LILIAN WOO

FIVE STAR POET OF THE MONTH - PROCRASTINATION BY AUTHOR LILIAN WOO

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An Interview with Shiju H Pallithazheth, President and Founder of Motivational Strips, the world's most active writers' forum

An Interview with Shiju H Pallithazheth, President and Founder of Motivational Strips, the world's most active writers' forum.

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How to Write for Success

The book How to Write for Success written by Founder Brenda Mohammed won the Reader's choice Award 2018 GOLD in the category of Non- Fiction and a Silver Award for placing second in the overall categories of books. {First place in overall categories went to her Romance Novel - Stories People Love}

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Stories People Love

Stories People Love written by Brenda Mohammed topped all categories in Readers Choice 2019 and won two gold Medals. 1.Gold Medal for winning first place in overall categories and 2. Gold Medal for winning first place in the Romance category.

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Katashi Tales

Katashi Tales written by Shiju H Palithazheth, Founder of Motivational Strips, the world's most active writers Forum, topped the Children's category in Readers Choice Awards 2019 and won a gold medal

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The Westwood Witches: A Secret Discovered

The Westwood Witches: A Secret Discovered by Sarah Northwood topped the category Fantasy, in Readers Choice Awards 2019.

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Popular Winners in Readers Choice Awards 2020

The top three winners and the other seven participants who made it this year to READERS CHOICE 2020 POPULAR CATEGORY by votes are as follows:. 1. Stories that Intrigue – Brenda Mohammed (Romance Category) Total Readers Voted - 1013 (Gold Winner) - Overall Votes (Gold Winner) - Romance Category 2. The Ghost Wisdom – Shiju H. Pallithazheth (Non-Fiction Category) Total Readers Voted - 670 (Silver Winner) - Overall (Gold Winner) - Non-Fiction Category 3. Written in Water - Lesley Hayes (Other Fiction Category) Total Readers Voted - 449 (Bronze Winner) - Overall (Gold Winner) - Other Fiction Category Finalists Of Popular Category ( These books didn’t make it as Winners among the global mass, However, some of them have been awarded honorary Readers Choice awards upon the discretion of the magazine to motivate them. So for those who got the honorary titles, we express our heartfelt congratulations) 4. Sparky - Millie Slavidou Total Readers Voted - 331 5. The Shimmer - Sylva Fae Total Readers Voted 247 6. A Year in the life of Leah- Lucinda Clarke Total Readers Voted - 245 7. To Target the Heart - Andrea Alien Total Readers Voted - 189 8. Irma’s Endgame - Paulette Mathurin Total Readers Voted - 187 9. Chronicles of Fen Cermain -Y.W. Lumaris Total Readers Voted - 139 10. The Mouse in the Hammock – Bethany Brevard Total Readers Voted - 123 Now it’s time to express mine and the forum’s gratitude. We thank the Readers Choice Award Committee and all who got nominated for this year's contest. Motivational Strips remain lifetime indebted to our valued readers who made sure that the best books make it to the top. We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU and Congratulations.

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Tribute to Author Brenda Mohammed

Woman of Letters written by Dr. Emmanuel Tende - A Tribute to Brenda Mohammed Poem: woman of letters I would like through my poetry! Pay homage to a beautiful being! Pay homage to a woman of letters! This woman's name is brenda mohammed! Let me honor this woman! Who by poetry saves lives! Let me honor this woman! Who has the words that cure ailments! Let me honor this woman! Who is the voice of the voiceless! Let me honor this woman! Who by poetry predicts the future! Let me honor this woman! Who through poetry tells the past! Let me honor this woman! Who by poetry makes us travel! In time and in space! Let me honor this woman! Who inspires poets in the shadows! Let me honor this woman! Who deserves a Nobel Prize for Literature! Because she made poetry! A remedy for some! And therapy for others! It has allowed poetry to cross borders! And to travel the world! Thanks to his collections of poems! She uses poetry as therapy! To save human lives! She uses poetry as a peacemaker! To reconcile couples! She uses poetry as a language! To talk to nature! She uses poetry as justice! To condemn evil! She uses poetry as a gift! To do good! She uses poetry as a gospel! To win souls! She uses poetry as a weapon! To warn the infamous! She uses poetry like a flame! To rekindle souls! She uses poetry like a song! To wake up those who sleep! She uses poetry as a fiction! To give voice to the abstract! She uses poetry as a link! To bring together the poets of the world! She uses poetry as an experience! To tell us about her! She uses poetry as a prophecy! To predict the future! She uses poetry as a passion! To teach others the rules! She uses poetry as a refuge! To relieve the afflicted! She uses poetry like a wind! Who blows where he wants! She uses poetry like an umbrella! To protect women from the rain of violence! Her poetry rhymes with emotion! And when you read her poems you become a fan! This is why I find real pleasure! To read her poems that inspire me! her works will remain forever! Engraved in our memories! Because poetry has made her immortal. Congratulations brenda mohammed. ManuforGod Copyright BIO:Dr. Emmanuel Tende Nzengu known as MANUFORGOD is of Congolese nationality (DRC) He is a medical doctor in training, entrepreneur, slam artist and poet. In 2018 he won the big slam scene organized by Lipoposlam in Kinshasa. which gave him the right to represent his country, the DRC, at the first edition of the African Cup of Slam Poetry (CASP) in N'Djamema in November 2018. He is the author of several poems among which: "Paradise of the eyes" "Living together" and many others. He is also one of the co-authors in the Bestselling Anthology against Domestic Violence, Break the Silence produced by the How to Write for Success Literary Forum of which Brenda Mohammed is the Founder. MANUFORGOD is passionate about beautiful letters that let themselves be guided by the natural music of words, in order to offer its listeners and readers irresistible spectacle syllables that undress.

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Top Literary Honours for Brenda Mohammed - Founder of How to Write for Success

On February 20th, 2020, the Founder of Motivational Strips Literature Forum, Shiju H Pallithazheth, announced that he was conferring The Peacock oPinion Award on Trinidad Author Brenda Mohammed. THE PEACOCK oPINION" Honour is the first order and distinguished honour conferred by Motivational Strips. It falls under LEVEL 1 in terms of all honours summed up and is awarded to authors who have shown exceptional support to World Literature.

Interview with Founder of Motivational Strips, Shiju H Pallithazheth

Brenda Mohammed, Founder of How to Write For Success, ,interviews Shiju H. Pallithazheth, Founder of Motivational Strips.

RRR Tales from the Pages interviews Founders of Motivational Strips and How To Write for Success

Red River Radio Tales from the Pages Welcomes Shiju H. Pallithazheth and Brenda Mohammed

Brenda Mohammed inducted into Indie Authors Wall of Fame

On January 14 2020 Brenda Mohammed was inducted into Indie Authors Wall of Fame by Steve Caresser of Whole World News and EPrinted Books. Members of HOW TO WRITE FOR SUCCESS GROUP. will benefit from this connection.

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