Contest Alert: What’s Your Vision? Enter to Win!

whats-your-visionWe’ve teamed up with VSP Vision Care, the national leader in eye care benefits, to share their affordable individual vision insurance package – perfect for independent business owners who don’t have employer-provided vision care – and we have some big news:

GRAND PRIZE: One lucky winner will receive a vision insurance plan, valid for a full year!

If you’re covered under private insurance, perhaps like me it didn’t even occur to you that you don’t have vision coverage. But the fact is that we all need vision coverage, and we’ve made it easy for you to enter to win a plan of your own.

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Five winners will receive a writing-related book and our popular “Writer at Work” door hanger mailed to you.

How to Enter

This is a comment contest, so all you have to do to enter is answer the following question in the comments below:

QUESTION: What’s your vision?

As authors and entrepreneurs, you have big goals and we want to celebrate them with you! So share with us what you envision for your future. Here are some examples:

  • “My vision is to build a thriving business teaching people how to live healthier, happier lives.”
  • “I am going to write and release my first book within the next year and build a community of people who want to raise awareness for <illness> treatment.”
  • “I’m going to work to get my book distributed to schools so that students can learn ways to prevent bullying.”

Yes, it’s that simple. Share your vision in the comments below (100 words or less) and we will choose a winner at random. And while you’re at it, you are welcome to include a signature line in your comment so others can learn about you and your book (this is optional).


“My vision is to build a thriving business teaching people how to live healthier, happier lives.”
– Winnie Writer, author of “50 Ways to Health in Your 50’s,”

This contest will run from December 5, 2016 to December 12, 2016. All entries must be received by 12:00 midnight PST on December 12. A winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email.

Additional Contest Guidelines

Open to legal residents of the United States, age 18 or older. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited. The Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of California and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. Entries that do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified. You may enter only once.

One grand prize winner will receive a vision plan from VSP for one year. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by VSP. No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at Sponsor’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for the Nonfiction Authors Association and VSP to use winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Five winners will also receive a writing-related book and door hanger from The Nonfiction Authors Association. Prizes are not transferable and can only be delivered to U.S. residents.

Answer this question in the comment box below:
What’s Your Vision?

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  1. My vision is to bring ten million dollars of new business to my clients in 2017. That will triple the amount of business I brought to clients this past year.

  2. My vision is to keep helping smart, passionate women entrepreneurs, coaches, consultants, experts & thought leaders turn their unique story and powerful message into published and bestselling books and package their brilliance into signature programs and lucrative high-paying consulting business. I also intend to keep publishing more of my books and continue inspiring more people. Aloha nui loa!

  3. My vision is to enhance the world by empowering those around me, and by radiating joy, kindness, passion, and love.

  4. My vision is to bring the world together through small business ownership.

    The world is quickly changing due to new and quicker technology, forced immigration due to small towns not evolving due to lack of finance, skills and more. Politicians don’t have the answers. Small business ownership and skills are the answer as small business owners see new opportunities and new opportunities create jobs, a voice in the local community and hope … not hate.

  5. Lee Sequeira says:

    My vision is to live in the moment, as that’s all we really have. Enjoy every moment, love your friends and family and help others in need, it’s that simple.

  6. Help wanted ads no longer exist; Everybody that wants a job has one they love and every employer has employees they respect and value. The need for job hopping and help wanted ads no longer exists.

  7. I would like to write a multi-language children’s book series about two adopted cats, designed to encourage parents to read and draw with their preschoolers and first readers.

  8. Carla King says:

    My vision is to get at least a dozen adventure travel books out into the world with Misadventures Media in 2017.

  9. Michelle Rau says:

    My vision is to be part of the cure for information overload. I pledge to use my communication superpowers to inoculate one reader at a time with clarity, understanding and empowerment against the forces of complexity, chaos, confusion and overwhelm.
    Michelle Rau, author and writer, and @mirautweets

  10. My vision is to give people easy access to the benefits of coloring and meditation through the coloring books I design and publish. As an artist, I would like to promote mindfulness in larger and more impactful ways in order to help people easily find their peaceful center amidst whatever chaos is happening around them.

  11. My Vision is to live a long healthy life past 100 playing badminton at a reasonable weight, helping small business owners succeed and travel as we wish and enjoying retirement 100%.

  12. My vision is to write more books that share information about some of the coolest jobs in the world, to get high school students thinking about career paths that will allow them to make money, help others, and enjoy their lives.

  13. My vision is for the American Christian church to truly address their individual issues, whether they be pornography, anxiety, anger – whatever drags them down. And that they find true victory through relationship with God and their fellow Christians.

  14. Karl Palachuk says:

    My vision is for all small business owners to put money in their retirement instead of going into debt to fund their business!

  15. My vision is to see myself in the recording studio with some fabulous musicians creating a Christmas Jazz album (I’m a singer) to be ready for the season in 2017 and, not to neglect the practicalities, continued success and growth for my business.

  16. My vision for 2017 is to create a video-based training program for authors that teaches them how to market their books cost-effectively. I want it to help them focus on the right activities — and learn how to execute them.

    Sandra Beckwith

  17. Rebecca Lacy says:

    My vision is to make every day count – to continue to grow, learn, and encourage others to follow their dreams. My chosen vehicles include my magazine column, my restaurant, and leadership coaching and book.

  18. Cathy Davis says:

    My vision is to help our clients Look Good, Get Noticed, Atract More Clients and Monetize Their Passion while creating a “Happy Healthy, Heart-filled Planet”.

  19. My vision is simply to support people to love themselves and love what they do.

  20. Margot Borden says:

    My psychotherapy, coaching and writing alike, aim to empower, uplift and enlighten individuals, mental health and personal development professionals and organizations by bringing ancient Eastern wisdom to the service of Western psychology and leadership practices.

  21. My vision is to be free to write the kind of prose I so desperately needed, that so many need by cannot find. My vision is to be unfettered and unafraid.

  22. Jessie Janes says:

    My vision is to help people get outside and explore the world on two wheels! I am a lover of nature and a very seasoned motorcycle rider with a lot of helpful insight for beginners. I am currently awaiting word from the publisher on whether or not my book proposal is approved. I am going to take people from 2 feet to 2 wheels and show them what a wonderful world we have around us. Motorcycling can open up many doors in life, job opportunities, self-confidence, freedom, efficient way to travel or commute, and an excellent inlet for social experiences among other things. #dreambig

  23. Andrea Hurst says:

    My vision is to continue to help writers by offering the best editorial services and support available. And to finish a breakout novel to advance my author career.
    Andrea Hurst – developmental editor & author
    http://Www.andreahurst. Com

  24. My vision is to continue to bless others through my journey of conquering breast cancer. I am 16 years cancer free, diagnosed at the age of 32. I found my purpose and started an organization to assist young women survivors of breast cancer (Young Survivors Network). In addition, I will continue to share my story of my journey through my book My Purpose God’s Plan.

  25. Teresa Funke says:

    My vision is to get a copy of my children’s book, The No-No Boys, into every elementary and middle school library in the country. The book is set in a Japanese internment camp during World War II and challenges kids to think about peer pressure, loyalty, and civil liberties.

    Teresa R. Funke, author of the Home-Front Heroes series of WWII fiction for kids

  26. I imagine merging my spiritual, fractal art with words, to create decks of cards along with companion books to grant people focal points, meditation tools, the means to switch their perspectives and raise their internal energy levels to manifest greatness and joy in thier lives. This is my vision, I have already begun the first deck!

  27. Patrick Daniel says:

    My vision is to publish my second book, focusing on making the workplace more user friendly, energized and profitable. Working title is “Making Business Better for Everyone, Engaging Hearts & Minds, One Business at a Time”. All the Best to my fellow writers.

  28. Curt Lovelace says:

    I have a vision of reaching people with the Gospel using both fiction and non-fiction writing. I hope to discover new channels for my writing in this quest.

    Curt Lovelace
    Speaker, Writer, Catalyst
    Author: Children in Church: Nurturing Hearts of Worship

  29. Denise Kalm says:

    When I was laid off, I discovered that my passion was to help others find and keep great jobs. Formerly a fiction writer, I found that I only had the drive to write books to help people realize dreams, so I began with Career Savvy – Keeping & Transforming Your Job, went on to Tech Grief – Survive & Thrive Through Career Losses and then a book on getting that first job. My vision is to help people make more from their lives, so am hard at work on Retirement Savvy. We can all get more from life!

  30. My vision is to be positive, uplifting, constructive, and healing in my sphere of influence.

  31. My vision for 2017 is achieving greater awareness for family caregiving issues through sales of A Promise Kept, A Promise Kept Inspirational Guide for Family Caregivers, and Reflections, A Promise Kept Journal. I wish to write and publish another book to be launched in November, National Family Caregivers Month at a free community event that I host. My goal is to encourage family caregivers to stay healthy physically, emotionally, and physically to meet the challenges of the role.

  32. Eric Okeke says:

    My vision is to publish a new book in 2017 titled, Big Pains, Small Pains, to set captives of Pharaohs worldwide free from bondage and put them on course to Promised Land to live fulfilled and happy lives.

  33. My vision is to reach as many people as possible and teach them to, Prepare to Care – What Adult Children Need to Know About Alzheimers/Dementia Before & After It Strikes Home.

  34. Brian says:

    My Vision is to continue to help thousands succeed in spiritual, physical, emotional, mental, and financial health with my first book to be completed in 2017. I plan to travel the country inspiring others to live lives that matter.

  35. My God given vision for year 2017 is to deliver African women from the shackles of African Myths and traditions that has relegated Majority of them to Zero Relevance in our society.
    In a bid to achieve this feat, a book tittled THE PLIGHTS OF OUR MOTHERS will be Published, lauched and distributed beyond the African shores.Problems facing our mothers(from childhood issues as a girl child to marital problems in homes and socio-political segregation ) and institutions for redress were discussed at length.

    Ajao Bolarinwa
    Author of ” The Plights of our Mothers, The Ancient Egg,”

  36. Cyneta Hill says:

    My vision is to assist caregivers a day at a time by providing stratigies and solutions to have a quality of life during the journey of caring.
    Cyneta Hill, author of A Caregiver Reality

  37. Cristen Iris says:

    My mission is to find balance between autonomy and community and use that knowledge to nurture dynamic, sustainable relationships that empower people to act for themselves and on behalf of others.

  38. My Vision is for people to spend 5 minutes a day thinking about what they are grateful for, 5 minutes thinking about others who don’t have as much to be grateful for, and 5 minutes a day thinking of ways to help those in need. Then, 1-2 hours a week putting those thoughts to work.

  39. Cygnet Brown says:

    My vision is to write, publish, and market books that educate, entertain, inspire, and enlighten individuals so that after reading what I publish they feel better about themselves and their ability to affect their world.

  40. Susan Stewart says:

    My vision is to serve God and others by offering real-world solutions based on my real-world experiences. I strive to be open, honest, and practical to inspire others to move forward. In 2017, this means publishing my book for families whose loved ones suffering from a mental illness.

  41. Rose Ketring says:

    My vision is to reunite the power of word and image so that this new generation of leaders may work towards a deeper sense of peace and understanding.

  42. My vision is to help parents of geeks who may be annoyed by their children’s interests so they can embrace and incorporate those interests and help their children rediscover the joy of learning, through writing a series of Geek Schooling books this year.
    ~Kimberly Charron,

  43. Teresa says:

    My vision is to help as many Foster Children as I can. I’m a single Foster Mom who has a vision to help kids in Foster Care to show them love, compassion, have a listening ear, and a loving home. I’ve adopted 4 kiddos 3 of them still live at home and I currently have 2 foster daughters.

  44. My vision is to have my book; A Song In The Wind, A Near Death Experience made into a movie so that all will know that God is real. There is a Heaven. There is no death and Love always prevails.

  45. Beverly Purdy says:

    My vision is to see all Americans do their part as individuals to bring our country together…to unite in an effort to make us strong during these to tumultuous times. Simple acts of kindness toward one another will begin the process…

  46. George Troy says:

    My vision is to be rich and famous and maybe a little taller and more fit.

  47. Rulene Nel says:

    My vision is to assist the leaders of my country to lead in their sphere of influence.

  48. My vision is to continue to build and widen a bridge between the Conscious and the Subconscious, to guide people into finding the artist within themselves, the creative, the intuitive, and ultimately, their power to create and re-create their lives at will.

  49. Stacy Ennis says:

    My vision is to double my annual revenue while testing new ways to scale my company and reach.

  50. Susan Panzica says:

    “My vision is bring an eternal perspective to earthly matters, for people to see the extraordinary amid the ordinary.”
    – Susan Panzica, author of the children’s Christmas story “Mary had a little Lamb,”,

  51. Blane Holden says:

    My vision is to write and read, and be free to spend more time with family and friends. I want to live wherever I want and to travel whenever and wherever I feel the urge, without worrying about expenses or a boss. My vision of my writer’s life is to work on paying assignments and have the additional freedom to work on my books and scripts just for fun. Hanging out with other writers is also a great bonus!

  52. Gina Longo says:

    My vision is to publish my travelogue/memoir, which I hope will inspire people like you to follow your dream, no matter where it leads. Odds are you’ll end up somewhere excitingly unexpected . . . and that’s a good thing.

  53. Tui Snider says:

    My vision is to create a Youtube series based on my upcoming book, which is a field guide to historic graveyards entitled, “Messages from the Dead: Understanding Cemetery Symbols.”

    My book & series will be tools that genealogists, history buffs, taphophiles and paranormal researchers can use to appreciate historic graveyards as open-air museums.

    ~Tui Snider, author of ‘Unexpected Texas,” “Paranormal Texas,” “The Lynching of the Santa Claus Bank Robber” & more, including the upcoming

  54. Joey Garcia says:

    My vision is to increase management and creative opportunities for youth by doubling the number of teen girls trained through my non-profit Rise2Lead (formerly Rise Up Belize!). I love watching teens in our project management section grow in confidence and competence as they teach literary arts in our free summer schools for impoverished children. I will also self-publish my second book of relationship advice based on my “Ask Joey” newspaper column and launch The Belize Writers’ Conference for fiction, creative nonfiction and memoir writers to connect with agents on the beach in Belize, April 18 – 22, 2017. Yay!

  55. I want my book to inspire other cancer patients to have hope: hope that they can make it through this difficult journey as I have. I wrote about the chemotherapy I endured (blech), the internal debate I had regarding radiation, and the weekly tussles with my naturopath over the consumption of sugar. I made it through with faith, humor, and Haagen-Dazs ice cream.

  56. Fred Fuld says:

    I have a lot of useful financial information in my head, so my vision is to continue to write and publish many different books that will help readers save and invest their money in an easy to understand format.

  57. Sandra Almonte says:

    My vision is to write great copy that will double the revenues of my clients.

  58. My vision is to place my book, Truth About Siberian Huskies: 10 Lessons and 10 Nuances About the Breed, with every dog rescue organization and every Humane Society or animal shelter across the U.S. so that they will truly understand this special breed.

  59. Leslie Davis says:

    I would like to complete and publish my self-help book on how to manage anxiety by natural ways. I’d like to help people be more aware of how it impacts their lives and how to work with it, reduce it and possibly make a friend out of it. By reducing anxiety and fear, this will be a better world. And by reducing the reliance on pharmaceuticals it will make a huge shift in the powers that be.

  60. C. Read says:

    I envision that my book, “Walking With the Enemy: A Testimony,” will be distributed all over the world. We are living in such a time that people desperately need the Lord, to lead and guide them into the truth by His Holy Spirit. And my testimony will surely direct others to Him, and also warn unsuspecting people about the dangers of false religions, cults, and deceptive men and women. Only by walking in the “True Light,” who is the Lord Jesus Christ, can we truly see the reality set before us. May Almighty God bless those who read my Testimony!

    C. Read, author of “Walking With the Enemy,” published by True Light Publications (

  61. Diane Fisher says:

    I want to write a book that will shine a light on the biological future of our planet.

  62. My vision for my book “The Cheat Sheet of Italian Style: Confidence and Sustainable Chic in Ten Struts” is a life of good-doing. I see it traveling to give back confidence, empowerment and style one strut at a time, it’s like a fairy getting ugly out of the way and offering elegance and luxury as a state of mind.

    Francesca Belluomini, Author of “The Cheat Sheet of Italian Style: Confidence and Sustainable Chic in Ten Struts”

  63. BETH HArrer says:

    My vision is to finalize my non-fiction self-help manuscript entitled “Miracles of Recovery Part 1.” This first offering focuses on faith and hope for those in recovery, but also for those standing in the hallway, too scared to come in. The 366-daily inspirational provides relatable examples of overcoming fears, and provides strong evidence that regardless of our situations, we can remain clean and sober, against all odds, one day at a time.

  64. My vision is to see all my 15 books on the subject of computer related health conditions in the hands of every person so they are empowered to survive in the computer controlled age instead of being enslaved and becoming dehumanized and devastated by conditions diseases the human body is not designed to handle.

  65. ~I’m taking right back and gaining control of my works and promoting wide!~

    No longer am I publishing under someone else’s free ISBN but doing so myself under a company name I filed with the state and I’m setting up sales in more than the Amazon world to gain a little more income.

    Feeling empowered!

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