Liltera R. Williams
Poet | Author | Editor | Publisher
Born to write in Jacksonville, Florida, Liltera R. Williams (LRW) fell in love with writing at age 12 and married it at 18. From the moment she began penciling down thoughts and ideas in her first diary, and then formally learning how to compose essays and pieces of fiction during her high school years at Samuel W. Wolfson High and college years at Florida State University, she knew that she would someday have an opportunity to share her gift with the world. Her given name was perhaps a foreshadowing of the works she would produce to establish herself in history as a Literary Trailblazer.
Upon graduating from FSU in December of 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in English (Creative Writing), LRW began blogging, then set out to build her professional portfolio by pitching stories and completing freelance assignments for various publications. She is now well known as an International Writer, Spoken Word Poet, Bestselling Author (Amazon & UBAWA), Editor, Independent Publisher and Educator via her company, iWrite4orU, which was established in August of 2011. In addition to having over 50 articles published in Jacksonville Magazine, 904 Magazine, EU Jacksonville Newspaper, The Ponte Vedra Recorder, First Coast Register, Sister2Sister Magazine, Bazaar and Khaleejesque, her author catalog includes: Amateur Thoughts: A Personal Collection of iWrite Poetry & LRW Quotes (Amazon Bestseller), Dearly Beloved S.I.S.T.A.S (UBAWA Top 100 Book of 2013 and Amazon Bestseller), Words from the Write Side of My Heart (Amazon Bestseller), and LIVE YOUR DREAM: How to Set and Accomplish Deadline-Driven Goals (Number One Amazon Bestseller). She currently has two more books in progress: Pen, Publish, Promote the Write Way (Detailed Guide for First-Time Authors) and Date Knight: A Man Who Findeth A Wife.
After gaining a substantial amount of local support, LRW journeyed all the way from the United States to the Middle East, focused on growing internationally. She has garnered instant success overseas, from performing at Abu Dhabi's biggest monthly open mic poetry event, Rooftop Rhythms, as well as the inaugural Abu Dhabi International Poetry Festival and featuring at Word of Mouth Kuwait to hosting workshops for aspiring writers and serving as Learning Support Assistant and Poetry Club Facilitator at Kuwait English School.
In the process of developing her LIVE YOUR DREAM movement and expanding her entrepreneurial knowledge, LRW originated and trademarked a unique term to define her mission: #WriterGrind®—a strategic quest to accomplish various writing objectives while striving to conquer the demands of authorship. She specializes in helping first-time authors discover their potential through training and coaching, while also offering instruction as a Literacy Tutor for adolescents who struggle with reading and writing comprehension.
As a full-time high school English Teacher in her hometown, LRW is an advocate for proper grammar and believes that anything is possible with the determined mindset of Effort, Perseverance, and Faith. Her latest literary achievement includes obtaining a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Full Sail University (October 2016). In her own words, “If you're living without giving, your talents are null and void.” She strives to be an overall inspiration to anyone seeking to find their purpose in life, while aiming to create a legacy that will be recognized and respected for years to come.
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“Writing literally saved my life. Growing up surrounded by an outpour of negativity caused me to search for an outlet that offered the security of hope. Words became my umbrella; they protected me from many storms, and my #WriterGrind allows me to shower the world with an abundance of inspiration.”
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Word of Mouth Kuwait - Feature Poet
Kuwait TV InTouch Interview
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Bazaar Magazine Spotlight
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The Ndustry Interview 7/27/14
Sh'Shares LIVE YOUR DREAM Book Review
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Music 4 U Appearance
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