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Founded in January 2009.

"Together we grow and prosper."


Researching, interviewing, writing, and publishing in areas
related to
professional, personal and spiritual development.




J. Kingston Cowart, Publisher

Sally Edge, Managing Editor

619-561-9012

Post Office Box 19005
San Diego CA 92159



Mission Statement

Center Point Publications is the publishing component of the Center for Self-Change and is responsible for the production and distribution of the Center Point monthly newsletter as well as books, monographs, and articles on personal and professional development, psychological self-change, and spiritual transformation—especially as related to the following subjects:

Career Success
Consulting & Training
Counseling & Psychotherapy
Goal Achievement

Hypnosis & Self-Hypnosis
Influence Communication
Religious Studies
Spiritual Philosophies & Practices


A Brief Note on the Nature of Writing

Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go. It’s
like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights,
but you can make the whole trip that way. ~~  E. L. Doctorow.

Reference available on request.


HOPE AND ACTION: THE TWO LEGS OF A WRITER'S SUCCESS

Before there was the North County Times, there was the Escondido Times Advocate—and an attorney who wrote opinion articles for it. He wrote for free—hoping to be paid at some point. When the Advocate merged with the Oceanside Blade Tribune to become the North County Times he kept on hoping and writing, still for free.

Writing stimulated his hope. Hope sustained his writing.

That's how it works: Hope and action (in this case writing) are the two legs of success. We move forward toward our goals as each leg steps out in turn again and again over time.

When the San Diego Union -Tribune offered to pay the lawyer for his opinion pieces, he accepted. Then he found it wasn't enough. He wanted to write novels. So he did, hoping to get them published.

He wrote three novels, all of them rejected one right after the other because no one wanted to publish them.

But he still hoped that some day someone eventually would—and he continued writing.

He was told he needed an agent. Hoping that might work, he solicited 22 of them around the country. The result was massive rejection once again—but only 21 times.

The last agent agreed to publish one of his books if he would do "some work" on it first. The lawyer worked for six months hoping to satisfy his agent's demands—while at the same time fulfilling his obligations as a partner in Morrison & Foerster LLP, one of the country's largest law firms. MOFO, as it calls itself, has offices all across the US and in many countries around the world. Its partners are exceptionally busy attorneys. So you can imagine the dedication it took for him to stick to his goal of getting published.

And then ...

The agent found a publisher. The book found a market. So did seven more of the lawyer's books. Some of them, including Marine One, made the New York Times Best Seller List.

The author is San Diego's own James W. Huston [1] and he is still writing, still hoping—and still succeeding.

Source: Jan Rieger shared this inspiring true story Jim Huston's path to success as an author at an event sponsored by the San Diego Press Club. She is the president of both the SDPC and McLane Rieger Communications [2], a marketing and public relations corporation. Huston's law firm is one of her clients.

 Resources: [1] www.jameswhuston.com [2] www.mclanerieger.com


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Works by J. Kingston Cowart

- Monographs -

HYPNOPOESIS IN PSYCHOTHERAPY:
Waiting and Watching at the Midspace
Between Image and Reality

SOLUTION-FOCUSED MANAGEMENT:
Background and Advantages

A HEALING JOURNEY THROUGH THREE PSALMS:
Spiritual Imagination and Psalms XXII - XXIV

HOW TO HOLD THEM-—HOW TO MOLD THEM
Mentoring Volunteers for
Retention and Development

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Publisher: J. Kingston Cowart
jkcowart@centerpointpublications.com

Managing Editor: Sally A. Edge
sally.edge@centerpointpublications.com

Center Point Publications
Post Office Box 19005
San Diego, CA 92159

619-561-9012