Interview with Odaine Tomlinson

What motivated you to become an indie author?
There were two things that really inspired my motives to become an indie writer. The first motivation is the passion that my wife exemplified towards her indie publishing. She had a great deal of emphasis on being able to reach people instantly all across the world with the hope of entertaining and helping them through her works. The second motivator for me is that fact that I know that I am destined to help the world. I have noticed that there is a staggering amount of generation Y individuals like myself that are standing up to make the world a better place. So outside of my day to day activities to help my immediate sphere of influence, I find that e book publishing is a very effective tool to leverage myself to millions around the world.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind my latest book THINK is the forward progression of the human race. I have come to realize that we as a people stray away from our full capability of being able to THINK effectively. Therefore, I made THINK with the aspiration of all human beings being able to master their thinking ability so that they may be able to live their life to the absolute fullest.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has contributed vastly to my success and also the future success of my wife and I. I am very grateful that Mark Coker created this universal platform so that people can ensure their voice being heard without the hard cost of traditional publishing. I am not even sure if Mark Coker himself understands the level of success and empowerment that he has created for today's writers.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing is knowing that I am given the ability to enhance and empower someones life who may be thousands of miles away from me. In all honesty, helping other people is the main purpose of life.
What do your fans mean to you?
I do not wish to have fans. Fans are merely people who enjoy what I may say or do. I would much rather have people who not only enjoy what I say or do, but are also doing bigger things with their lives because of the impact I may have had on them through my work.
What are you working on next?
I have realized that our ability to THINK is a never-ending process. There are always more that we can obtain and more that we can accomplish. Therefore, I have put much thought into making the second edition of THINK titled THINK TWICE.
Who are your favorite authors?
Napoleon Hill, Robert Kiyosaki, Dale Carnegie, and Chad Hymas
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Knowing that God can lead me to helping one more person to live an empowering life.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
By far, the most effective book marketing technique I have seen is helping another writer by promoting their book.
What does the M$W symbol represent on your books?
The M$W symbol represents Million Dollar Writer. Each book it appears on represents that it is Million Dollar Writer approved. The purple 'M' represents the millions of people the will be impacted throughout the world by the M$W brand. The purple color itself represents royalty, in the sense of being humbled yet empowering enough to lead a multitude of people. The silver '$" represents the idea of living a life of doing what you love without money having any jurisdiction over the happiness or life you live. The silver color itself represents intrinsic value that we all have as people to be more and do more. The green 'W' represents Wealth as a Writer. Being a writer gives one the power speak to countless individuals with the help of words not being subjected to any type of national barrier.
Published 2013-10-12.
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Books by This Author

We Rise
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights, Nonfiction » History » Revolutionary
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As the rights & minds of black people are continuously undermined; we fail to realize that the battle is not with other races; its with our own identity. This powerful eBook addresses the change black people must individually address to grow collectively.
Quotes For Hope
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Daily affirmations, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
We all have moments where we need a boost in life. No matter the situation or circumstance; here is a source to mentally say focused on your goals. Whether it be related to Finances, Positive Thinking, Relationships, Spirituality, or Failure Recovery; these 100 quotes will show you that HOPE really does exist.
Think
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,970. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
What purpose does college have for your life and ambitions? Is there an untouched universal cure to most sicknesses around the world? Who has the right religion? How much money does it take to reach success? How can the world live in total happiness? For the people, by the people? THINK past the masses when you use all of your brain instead of the 10% of your brain that we are conditioned to use.
My Story Continues...
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,470. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
Life is all about overcoming to become. Life can take us on wild challenges that we can either conquer or lose. But the important lesson about life to understand that if you lose, don't lose the lesson. Use that lesson to conquer your next battle.