Part I – Purposeful Wise Writer

Author, editor and instructor Charles Jacobs has long been recognized for his dedication to the literary industry and his ability to share that enthusiasm through the help and advice he freely gives to less experienced writers. Now he has turned his talents to creating his new website Wise Writer with its library of articles and essays that can serve as a free “textbook” for aspiring authors.

Lynn Thompson welcomed Jacobs to be her guest for a ‘live’ broadcast in Sarasota, Florida when Living on Purpose was produced by Joe Dobzynski in the Radio Ear Network Amanatee studio during her visit in April 2008. In this first (30-minute long) of two segments of their conversation, you will hear about his experience with writing, his love of journalism, and especially in his encouragement of writing and self-publishing for seniors. Their focus was on his multi-award winning book, The Writer Within You.

More about Charles Jacobs
Jacobs understands what writers need to realize their potential because he’s been there himself. Rising from a cub reporter in New York City to the post of Publisher of California’s leading newspaper chain, he has also served as Editor of a leading lifestyle magazine, book author, book coach, writing instructor and freelancer with 750 published articles to his credit. He is a published ghost writer. His first novel is entitled Blood Bond.

He has taught writing and publishing at several venues, most recently at the University of South Florida. He has served as a speaker at the annual writers conferences of the National Writers Association and the Florida Writers Association. His editorial company, Caros Books, is based in Woodcliff Lake, NJ.

About Lynn Thompson

Lynn Thompson – Host and Producer of Living on Purpose

Lynn Thompson was raised in Ontario in Canada, living in Ottawa through her early school years.  After graduating from McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario) with a B.A. (Philosophy) in 1978, she traveled west by train across Canada with several stops along the way. For many years, Lynn was based on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, growing as a writer, photographer, postal courier and radio host. In June 2012, Lynn followed the highway to her roots in Ottawa. Now Lynn is based in Aurora (north of Toronto) since 2018, engaged in collaborative creative projects and editing for numerous writers.

Lynn launched into radio broadcasting in 2004 on CHLY in Nanaimo, BC (community campus station) as host and producer of talk show Living on Purpose. Since 2007, Living on Purpose is featured on WomensRadio, where Lynn offers listeners a nourishing blend of ideas and conversation with guestsauthors, musicians, healers, and philosopherswelcoming both new and established voices. In April 2020 Lynn launched The On Purpose Podcast on Podbean.