In an article on "How do children learn to write letters?" Researchers said, "during writing acquisition, some letters may be more difficult to produce than others because certain movement sequences require more precise motor control (e.g., the rotation that produces curved lines like in letter O or the pointing movement to trace the horizontal bar of a T). Children of ages 6-10 (N=108) wrote sequences of upper-case letters on a digitizer. They varied in the number of pointing and rotation movements. The data revealed that these movements required compensatory strategies in specific kinematic variables. For pointing movements there was a duration decrease that was compensated by an increase in in-air movement time. Rotation movements were produced with low maximal velocity but high minimal velocity. At all ages there was a global tendency to keep stability in the tempo of writing: pointing movements exhibited a duration trade-off whereas rotation movements required a trade-off on maximal and minimal velocity. The acquisition of letter writing took place between ages 6 and 7. At age 8 the children shifted focus to improving movement control. Writing automation was achieved around age 10 when the children controlled movement duration and fluency. This led to a significant increase in writing speed." - Seraphin Thibon, L., et al. (2019). "Investigating how children produce rotation and pointing movements when they learn to write letters." Hum Mov Sci 65. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29731149
My Book: Self-Publishing, a Guided Journal
Close your eyes
imagine for a moment writing your memoir
holding the paperback book in your hands
Imagine how it feels
the smoothness of the cover
the weight of the book
the colors of the cover
Imagine how you feel
as you show your published book
to your friends and family
How do you feel when they say
How does it feel
knowing your grandchildren
and great grandchildren
can read your story
The journal that can start the publishing process and provide a place to record your thoughts and information through the publishing process.
Available now to authors age 9 to 95 who are looking to publish a memoir or book for the first time. Contact
(86) 221-8510 in Spokane Washington
for details on how to get your book into print in less than six months.
The Creating Calm Network can work with local editors or do all the editing and publishing for you.
This is a guided journal for people who are writing a memoir or life story (non-fiction or fiction) and planning to self-publish. It takes you step by step through all the considerations when publishing a book.
Authors start at any age. People publish books as children and as adults. There are authors who are eight and ones who are a hundred and one when they publish their first book. There is a saying “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” but the fastest way to become an old dog is to stop learning new tricks. Get started publishing your book today no matter how old you are.
If you are working on a computer make a folder for your book manuscript, any digital pictures, videos, articles about you, etc. Keep everything you collect in the book publishing process in a folder (physical folder or binder or computer folder).
This book gives you a place to write notes about conversations with your publisher and brainstorm on how you want your book to look and be marketed.
Table of Contents
Tips and Topics covered in this journal with space for all your note about the publishing process.
Important Numbers 3
Crafting Manuscript 8
Book Size 10
Paperback, Hardcover, & Book Jacket 12
Black and White or Color Pictures 14
Setting the Book Price 16
Book Title 18
ISBN Numbers 20
Table of Contents 22
Font Size 24
Index, Glossary, Table of Pictures, Charts, Maps 26
Author’s Bio 28
Foreword and Preface 30
Thinking About The Reader 32
Online Author’s Page 40
Cover Art 42
Back Cover Copy 44
Book Categories 46
Telling Friends About Your Book 48
eBooks and Paperback Books 50
Paper Color 52
Shiny or Matt Finished Cover 54
Proof Copies 56
Costs of Publishing 58
Publishing Packages 60
Online Book Sales and Bookstores 64
Book Tours and Interviews 66
Blog Tour 68
Video Marketing 70
Book Length 72
Creating Calm Network Publishing Group 76
Contact a Publisher 78
Older Authors 82
Contact the Author / Researcher 84
A Few Books Published
by Kimberly Burnham and
the Creating Calm Network Publishing Group
Home of the Daily Peace Challenge. Learn about world peace - one word and one language at a time. (c) Kimberly Burnham, 2020
Peace Dictionary, The Meaning of Peace and Calm in 4000 languages
Looking for grant money to complete my peace project
Kimberly Burnham, PhD (Integrative Medicine)
860-221-8510 phone and what's app. Skype: Kimberly Burnham (Spokane, Washington)
Author of Awakenings, Peace Dictionary, Language and the Mind, a Daily Brain Health and P as in Peace, Paix and Perdamiam: an Inner Peace Journal To Stimulate The Brain
imberly Burnham, The Nerve Whisperer, Brain Health Expert, Professional Health Coach for people with Alzheimer's disease, Memory Issues, Parkinson's disease, Chronic Pain, Huntington's Ataxia, Multiple Sclerosis, Keratoconus, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Neuropathy, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries, Brain Health Coaching ... Contact Kimberly Burnham in Spokane Washington (860) 221-8510 NerveWhisperer@gmail.com.
Chat with Kimberly about Parkinson's, Poetry or other Brain related issues.
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See her list of publications including her latest book of brain health meditations, Awakenings: Peace Dictionary, Language and the Mind, a Daily Brain Health Program.
Designed to enhance memory, creativity, and inner peace, Awakenings: Peace,Dictionary, Language and the Mind, a Daily Brain Health Program is available free of charge as a Kindle eBook on February 14-15, 2019. [Click Here].
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I am looking for guest blog opportunities and a position as poet-in-residence. My current project is writing dictionary poems using words in different languages for the English word "peace." You can read some of my poems on Poemhunter .
As poet-in-residence I would write poems on different words in different languages and broadcast them throughout the social media blogosphere. Each poem would link back to your site where the word or language appeared.
I would expect some sort of stipend and a six month to one year placement. Please contact me for details if your organization is interested in having a poet-in-residence to help get your message out. Nervewhisperer@gmial.com
Buy the print or eBook, review Awakenings then contact Kimberly for a free 20 minute brain health consultation. Email or Phone
(Regular rates $120 per hour or 10 sessions for $650.)