Today, Lauren is chatting with the incredible Jincey Lumpkin. Jincey is a writer and freelance creative director in Luxury Beauty. She has lectured around the country at summits devoted to business, creativity, and writing. She has also been profiled by Dateline NBC, Vice, and GQ, and has written over 50 columns on feminism, LGBTQ+ issues, and entertainment for The Huffington Post and Playboy. She is the perfect example of how to thrive and make money in the world of writing!

During this interview, you’ll hear Jincey talk about how her love of writing came at a very early age and some bizarre and funny stories around it. She also breaks down the logistical parts of being a writer, how she wrote her novel in six months, and how she is consistently making money as a book author. She delves into why she opted for the self-publishing route and how the w-plot novel structure has been of great help during her writing process.

Connect with Jincey:
Website –
Instagram – @storiesbyjincey
Twitter – @JinceyLumpkin
Book – Mermaid of Venice 

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Resources mentioned in this episode:
-Need help jumpstarting your writing routine? Check out the Write More Challenge. All it takes is 10 minutes a day for 10 days.
-Check out the Plotting a Novel free mini-course HERE!
-W Plot Structure
The Celestine Prophecy

Book recommendation of the week:
Mermaid of Venice by Jincey Lumpkin

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