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In the pages below we detail the services offered by the Group as follow:
Book Reviews
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Motivational Strips Academy of Literary Excellence and Wisdom
Monthly Awards
Motivational Strips Awards & Recognition Committee
Administrators and Academic Board
Articles on Writing, Self Publishing, and Marketing.
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Recommended Reading: HOW TO WRITE FOR SUCCESS by BRENDA MOHAMMED [Founder]
The book is available worldwide on Amazon worldwide at this link. CLICK HERE

About the FOUNDER

About the FOUNDER About the FOUNDER About the FOUNDER
Brenda Mohammed from Trinidad is a multi-award-winning author of 24 books, and Founder of the groups How to Write for Success, Poems for Suicide Prevention, Library of How to Write for Success, and Poems against Domestic Violence,
She is also Regional Director – Operations- Motivational Strips, Honorary Member of the World Higher Literary Academic Council of WORLD NATIONS WRITERS' UNION, National President of the Union of Writers, Union Hispaniomundial de Escritos for Trinidad and Tobago, and Vice-Chancellor of Motivational Strips Academy of Literary Excellence and Wisdom,
She recently published two best-selling Anthologies co-authored by group members - A Spark of Hope Volumes I and II, which both topped the charts on Amazon as Bestseller No 1.
She has won many Literary awards and was inducted into the Indie Author's Wall of Fame in January 2020.
On February 2020 Motivational Strips conferred on her THE PEACOCK oPINION Honour, the first order and distinguished honour that falls under LEVEL 1 in terms of all honours summed up.
She was also honoured by both the Peru Government and Seychelles Government for Excellence in Literature.



HOW TO WRITE FOR SUCCESS is an affiliate group of MOTIVATIONAL STRIPS, a Forum with 8000 plus writers from 105 countries. Both groups have the same mission – Writers Empowerment. Motivational Strips has writers from 105 countries with 83 percent of the writers active. This is a research centre for you to share your thoughts as well as to learn. 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


HOW TO WRITE FOR SUCCESS We have a Dynamic Team at HOW TO WRITE FOR SUCCESS. Learn about them below. POEMS FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION This is a subgroup of HOW TO WRITE FOR SUCCESS. It has been opened to collect suitable poems for Part 2 of A SPARK OF HOPE: A TREASURY OF POEMS FOR SAVING LIVES. HOW TO WRITE FOR SUCCESS LIBRARY This group is a new addition and has been opened strictly for Book Promotions for member authors.

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Each month four books written by Authors are chosen at random by the Founder to be reviewed. The review is posted to the wall and is accompanied by a Certificate of Appreciation signed by Founders of both Motivational Strips and How to Write for Success.

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Motivational Strips Academy of Literary Excellence and Wisdom

Full details of the Academy are attached.

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The Founder of How to Write for Success is a member of Motivational Strips Awards and Recognition Committee. Every month the Founder will choose four active and talented members in the group. One Bronze for good members. One silver for excellent member. One gold for outstanding. One Platinum for genius and high credentials in bio. Recommendations will be made to the FOUNDER of Motivational Strips. The awards will be granted after mutual agreement between Founders of Motivational Strips and HTWFS. See below for details of the Motivational Strips Awards and Recognition Committee.


This poster gives the names of members on the Motivational Strips Award and Recognition Committee.

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Here is a list of names, services, and contact links for your information. You can contact the relevant persons for more information, fees, etc.

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Group's LOGO

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A spark of Hope: A Treasury of Poems for Saving Lives was the first project undertaken by the HOW TO WRITE FOR SUCCESS GROUP in February 2019. It was an Amazon Bestseller No I in the space of a few days. 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 intended to save many more.

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Anniversary Poster 4th Feb 2019

Another Milestone

2nd Anniversary Poster 4th Feb. 2020


Farhana Sait


Farhana Sait is a poet from India. She is a graduate in Accounts and Commerce and holds a Diploma in Computer Applications. She is a Computer Science Teacher. She holds a Global Literature Guardian Award from the Founder of Motivational Strips and Associates..

Mala Naidoo


Mala Naidoo is an Australian author who writes psychological thrillers within evocative settings. She was born in South Africa, worked as an English teacher in secular and non-secular institutions and is a University Advisor to pre-service teachers. Writing was a long-held passion with inspiration drawn from many years of teaching literature and motivating students to achieve their creative potential. She enjoys travelling which is the catalyst for her real and fictional settings in her books. Mala is a member of the English Teachers’ Association, NSW, and Alliance of Independent Authors. Mala manages her author website, blog and newsletter at as ’Mala Naidoo’s Book World.’ She is the author of: ‘Across Time and Space’ ’Vindication Across Time’ ’Souls of Her Daughters’ ’Chosen Lives’ ’The Rain - A Collection of Short Stories

Vandita Dharni


Dr. Vandita Dharni hails from an eminent family of educationalists, She secured a position of merit from the Allahabad University in Post Graduation in English. Thereafter, she obtained a doctorate degree. She has submitted articles, poems and short stories that 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 second, The Oyster of Love has 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. 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 by the Literati Cosmos Society of India

Florabelle Lutchman


Mrs. Florabelle Lutchman is a retired Principal of a Primary School in Trinidad where she was born and raised by educated parents. She continued teaching examination classes at a Private Primary School after her retirement. She is in an icon of Education and has written numerous religious papers, poems and eulogies of her deceased loved ones. In 1999 she was awarded the prestigious prize of Principal of the Year. She was selected from 72 Presbyterian Primary Schools' Principals. In 2002 she also received an award from the San Fernando City Council for her outstanding contribution to education. She is interested in people as a whole and has completed a course of Religious Studies at St. Andrew's Theological College. She loves life and her family and has a great sense of humour. She is the Church's Executive Secreatary and preaches at her church when scheduled by the resident Minister.

Bindi Sharma


Vindhya Sharma, also known as Bindi Sharma is an Indian national scholarship holder. She is a graduate in Indian culture and Fine Arts. She also studied Political Science for two years in Panjab University in Chandigarh. After that, she did social work as state social organiser at Shimla. She loves to write poetry and has published several poems. In January 2019, Bindi received a Certificate of Honour in the Gold category from Motivational Strips for showing outstanding qualities in Global Literary Excellence.

Sania Zakir


An ambitious and hard working individual, often recognised for her commitment and ability by many. The former budding Poet and Artist and the founder of the writing group “Rhythms”. Miss Sania is an MBA Graduate from London, United Kingdom, currently pursuing a degree in Medicine from Lancashire, United Kingdom. She has written many poetry’s for various groups and has done several poetry recitations too. Miss Sania is set to publish her two books soon. Moreover, young Sania has recently won an Award of “Honoured Poets of PAKISTAN” by (LLSF) an International literary and Art society recognised by the Government of Republic of Seychelles and is a “Silver” categorised member in Motivational Strips showing excellent qualities in global literary excellence and contributions.

Mirii Miryam


Mirii was born in Romania and lives in Italy. After earning her High School diploma she started studies at Privat University . She is in her third year of Medical school. She is fluent in Romanian, English, and Italian.

Shanita Vichare


Shanita Vichare is also known as Aneeta Chitale. Aneeta has made her foray in the writing world, by penning her novel on the international relations between India and Maldives. The Year 2008-9 to 14 is captured on this canvas. The novel revolves around the mesmerising turquoise green waters, adventure, and political crisis. The novel is globally published now. Aneeta has been travelling since she was two years old as her father was in the Indian Army. The challenges of her early life have given her many opportunities, to grow and shine as she paved her way into her adult life. As a kid she has changed ten schools, lead a total nomads life. She started writing poems since she was ten. Many of her poems are published in International Journals. Nature has always fascinated her. She pursues an eclectic style in her penmanship. After graduating from Pune University, she made her career as an educator. She has worked in India and overseas. She loves working with children. She has recently published her debut novel “Sojourn To Maldives.,” She has worked in Maldives, Dubai, and UK.

Malaksmi Borthakur


Malakshmi Borthakur is A Post Graduate in English Literature and Indian Classical Music, She is a short story writer, translator, and poetess writing in English, Hindi, and Assamese. Her poems often deal with human issues - love, life, pain, tears and the anguish that individuals suffer from within. Poetry is her passion and music is her pastime. She learned music under the tutelage of her husband, a renowned Classical Vocalist of Lucknow, Dr. Biju Kumar Bhagawati. Malakshmi had contributed to many national and international magazines and anthologies of repute. Her poems brought for her umpteen awards, accolades, and appreciation from authentic national and international literary agencies, like ‘ Nari Sagaar Samman’ by JMD Publications, New Delhi, India; ‘Hindi Sevi’ by Viswa Hindi Rachnakar Manch, New Delhi, India; ‘Pentasi B World Featured Poet 2018’ by Pentasi B World Friendship Poetry, Philippines; ‘Best Award’ by Global Fraternity of Poets, Gurugram, Haryana, India; ‘World Laureate in Literature 2018' and also 'World Poetic Star' Award 2019 by World Nations Writers' Union (WNWU), Kazakhstan. Also, she is one of the winners of India's most prestigious '7th Rabindranath Tagore Award - International English Poetry Contest 2018'. She was recently awarded by the Founder of Motivational Stris Shiju H. Pallithazheth with the Silver Medal for her excellent contribution to Literature.

Christabel Sylvester


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 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

Narendra Rajkuma


Narendra is a retiree who loves writing poetry.

Bagawath Bhandari


Bagawath Bhandari is Founder of Poetry Group Bleeding Pen, Bhutan He has published one of his poetries titled ‘Poems with No Rhymes or Reasons.’ He has written about 600 poems, and won hundreds of literature recognitions internationally. Writing became a part of his everyday energy and spent most of his leisure time reading and writing poems.

Malakshmi Borthakur




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

Shiju H. Pallithazheth

Founder - Motivational Strips

Shiju H. Pallithazheth, an Indian by origin, is a popular author of two books, Katashi Tales and The Ghost Wisdom. His debut YA Fiction Katashi Tales won the gold medal in the category children’s Fiction, and the bronze medal in the overall category for all genres in E Connections Magazine Readers' Choice Awards 2019. This book has been increasing in popularity with readers and writers having been sold in all seven continents of the world and crowned with 5-star ratings by readers in Goodreads, Kobo,, and Readers of The Ghost Wisdom, a nonfiction, have indicated in reviews that it is a masterpiece and has enlightened their lives. Union Hispanomundial De Escritores and World Nations Writers Union board members unanimously declared it as their ideal book of the year in 2019. Shiju is the Founder of Motivational Strips, a hyperactive active writers' forum on Facebook. It has monthly impressions of 4 million visitors. Writers from more than a hundred and five countries interact on its Facebook page. The forum is seen by worldwide writers as a learning center for Literature. Many Nobel nominees, Literary chair holders, wiki listed authors, and qualitative writers interact on the page to inspire and coach co-writers. Shiju additionally handles Honorary Presidential roles in literary entities like World Nations Writers Union and the Spanish Literary hub called Union Hispanomundial Escritores. It has more than 105,000 members. Shiju is loved and respected by many worldwide writers as their mentor, motivational speaker, and writers' coach. He has been honored and awarded many times in literary circles. He has written hundreds of quotes and many articles for writers. His humility and love for humanity won him the World Epitome of humanity honor from World Institute of peace, Nigeria. His all-time favorite quote is as below: "During childhood, my friends were playing with toys and I was playing with tiny alphabet blocks. They grew up as architects, pilots, engineers, doctors, and lawyers and I became a writer.'

Brenda Mohammed

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

Brenda Mohammed is a renowned, multi-genre, award-winning author, and poet from Trinidad in the Caribbean. She has written twenty-four books to date and published two Anthologies. The former Bank Manager holds a Diploma in Banking from the Institute of Bankers in London. Brenda also obtained a Diploma in Life Underwriting from the American College, USA and qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table, the Premier Association for Financial Professionals, six times in a row. Brenda's writing career sparked after her near-death experience with Cancer and her recovery. In 2013, she wrote the book, I AM CANCER FREE which became a best seller. That gave her the encouragement to continue writing. Some of her books won multiple awards as follows. 1. I am Cancer Free - Readers Favorite award in category Health and Fitness 2018 and McGrath's first-place winner in Non-fiction 2016. 2. Zeeka Chronicles, Zeeka Chronicles was an award winner in the Category Young Adult Thriller in Readers Favorite International Awards 2018, winner in Science Fiction in SIBA Awards 2017, winner of the gold award in the category science fiction in Connections Emagazine Readers' Choice Awards 2018, and winner in the top ten finalists for science fiction in the Author Academy Global Awards 2018. 3 August 2019 - Stories People Love was winner of two gold medals in Connections EMagazine Readers’ Choice Awards. It won first place in Romance Category, and first place in all genres. 4. In same contest How to Write for Success won a gold medal in the category Non- Fiction and a silver one for placing second [ after Stories People Love] in all genres. 5. My Life as a Banker – 2nd place Bio/memoirs in SIBA Awards. Brenda is Founder of three Facebook Groups How to Write for Success, Poems for Suicide Prevention, and How to Write for Success Library. Her work in Literature for Suicide Prevention is recognised worldwide. She was the driving force in the production of A SPARK OF HOPE: A Treasury of Poems for Saving Lives, Volumes I and II. Volume I topped the charts on Amazon and made Best Seller No.1 within the space of two days. She is also working on an Anthology against Domestic Violence. OTHER LITERARY HONOURS: Vice-Chancellor of Motivational Strips Academy of Literary Excellence and Wisdom on 5th November 2018. Honorary Member of the World Higher Literary Academic Council of WORLD NATIONS WRITERS’ UNION of Kazakhstan in October 2018. World Laureate in Literature from World Nations Writers Union on 29th December 2018. Global Literature Guardian Award from Motivational Strips and Associates, World Nations Writers’ Union, and Union Hispanomundial de Escritores on 30th December 2018, renewed on 11th Feb 2020 for the years 2019-20 for continuing excellence in outstanding Literary Performance. Certificate of Honour for serving as juror in an International Poetry Contest sponsored by World Nations Writers Union on 31st December 2018. Golden Dove Peace Award for her efforts in maintaining and spreading Global Peace awarded by Motivational Strips and its Nominating Authorities on 4th March 2019, National President of the Union of Writers, Union Hispaniomundial de Escritos for Trinidad and Tobago in June 2019. World Poetic Star Award from World Nations Writers Union In August 2019. Awarded by the Seychelles Government Accredited Literary Society [ LLSF] for her contribution to World Poetry, creativity, and writing expertise on 31st August 2019. Order of Shakespeare Medal by Motivational Strips for selfless service imparted to keep the ambiance of world writers on a rightful and progressive path on October 16th 2019. Inducted into the Indie Author’s Wall of Fame in January 2020. THE PEACOCK oPINION” is the first order distinguished honour conferred by Motivational Strips. It falls under LEVEL 1 in terms of all honours summed up. On 22nd February 2020 she was honoured with a World Award of excellence 2019-2020 by Provincial Municipality of Urubamba, Republic Government of Peru. The certificate of honour was issued by Luis Alberto Valcarcel Villegas, Mayor of Urubamba. The world award of excellence 2019-2020 was conducted by the Government of Peru jointly with their Associates Motivational Strips, Worlds Most active writers’ online forum, World Nations Writers Union, Kazakhstan, and the Union Hispanomundial De Escritores, Peru. Mrs. Brenda Mohammed was one of the selected poets from Trinidad for this high distinguished honour. Her books are available on all Amazon stores worldwide


Voices from Trinidad to Australia by Mala Naidoo

An Interview with Brenda Mohammed - Founder of How To Write For Success

Interview with Founder of Motivational Strips

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


Video results of Readers choice Awards 2019


A two-page article about Brenda Mohammed andher books appeared in The Ethiopian Sunday Herald (17th November 2019) The full article is published below.. Thank you, Alem Hailu, of the Ethiopian Herald.

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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