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A unique tale of triumph and perseverance that every American girl will enjoy!


A NOVELLA BY artistic entrepreneur
kayona ebony brown

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A unique tale of triumph and perseverance that every American girl will enjoy!



A NOVELLA BY artistic entrepreneur
kayona ebony brown

with your order of the novella booklet, (a $15 value), you will get these bonus items included free!



Thinking of a Master Plan novella booklet .................. $15

OMAM entrepreneur takeaways ebook .................. $10

Setting achieving your goals e-workbook .................. $15

Entrepreneur motivational audio series MP3s ............. $10

Tenth Letter digit novel pack .................. $15

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with your order of the novella booklet, you will get these bonus items included free!


Thinking of a Master Plan novella booklet ......... $15

OMAM entrepreneur takeaways ebook ................ $10

Setting achieving your goals e-workbook ............$15

Entrepreneur motivational audio series MP3s ..$10

Tenth Letter digit novel pack ......................................... $15

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"Of Music and Men is a unique dramedy... [that] successfully conveys the writer’s unique voice and sets up a show that there would definitely be an audience for. It would work best as a dramedy on a premium cable network like HBO or Netflix... Does a great job of assembling a diverse, interesting cast and creating a specificity of place in a city that normally doesn’t play host to these kinds of stories."

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on episode one

"Of Music and Men is a unique dramedy... [that] successfully conveys the writer’s unique voice and sets up a show that there would definitely be an audience for. It would work best as a dramedy on a premium cable network like HBO or Netflix... Does a great job of assembling a diverse, interesting cast and creating a specificity of place in a city that normally doesn’t play host to these kinds of stories."

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on episode one

Why I created this project

Of Music and Men is the story of a single, young entrepreneur struggling to build an independent record label, while navigating the country’s worst city for bachelorettes and an unlikely place for music success: Washington, DC.

This project was made for women and girls--to paint a picture of a young woman, in my protagonist Kenya Shaw, whose ambition serves as a vehicle that takes her places that no other woman has gone in music and where very few have gone in business.

As a multimedia franchise, it will ultimately be known for the independently produced half-hour scripted series. However, as the project has grown in development, it has presented several forms over the last two years: the short film, which garnered some international recognition, and the novella series (the literary interpretation of the scripted episodes). Episode one of the series will be available to the world summer 2018.

Of Music and Men was designed with the goal in mind of reaching women and girls through this entertainment platform and inspiring a new class of entrepreneurs.



Whether you're an entrepreneur or not, there's a lot you can gain from this character and this story...



Now, most entrepreneurs teach their lessons or tell their stories through nonfiction, such as autobiographies or “how to” manuals. As a natural writer and storyteller, I’m approaching entrepreneurship lessons a lot differently. I want the audience to be able to take away the tangible and intangible aspects of owning their own business from my character’s journey.


What makes this approach unique and special is that I am engaging my audience from the raw, vulnerable, sometimes very scary place of not having “made it” yet. Therefore, I’m exploring lessons in entrepreneurship with them—rather than teaching it to them—through the exciting journey of my characters.



There's nothing wrong with entertainment for entertainment sake, but...

I always like to include new types of discussions in my work as a way of reaching my audience outside of just entertaining them.

So yes, this story shows a 20-something clumsily navigating a bleak dating world in DC. It's funny, romantic, scary... and maybe even sometimes too relatable for many women. 

But this is a story that presents introspective existential questions in every episode while using this character to examine the life of an aspiring—often failing—young entrepreneur.

So I want you to focus on a few things:



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Vision


From running your own business to making an impact in the world in another way, you must have a vision of what that looks like. See it, ask for it, set measureable actions toward manifesting it. Notice how vision plays an important role in Kenya's life throughout the series.



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Grit


The choice to persevere when things seem impossible starts in your head and is the definition of grit. Embrace education and experience, outwork everybody, and focus your mind on where you're going. Remember instances when Kenya's grit, not her talent, helps her succeed.



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Health

Good sleep, and a good diet and fitness routine is imperative to maintaining health. Sleep, diet, and fitness aren't always easy, but consistency is important to your discipline. Make note of how Kenya maintains a healthy lifestyle on her way to success.





As you will see through Kenya’s story, having a big dream like running a business is no joke. It’s hard! But I want you to learn as she learns, and grow as she grows.

It’s going to take a lot for Kenya to get to where she wants to be—the place she is in the vision she has of ultimate self. There will be hard work, some smart work, some unique skill, tons of experiences, constant education, faith, and also, of course, luck.


And then, of course, there's the men...

Why I created this project

Of Music and Men is the story of a single, young entrepreneur struggling to build an independent record label, while navigating the country’s worst city for bachelorettes and an unlikely place for music success: Washington, DC.

This project was made for women and girls--to paint a picture of a young woman, in my protagonist Kenya Shaw, whose ambition serves as a vehicle that takes her places that no other woman has gone in music and where very few have gone in business.

As a multimedia franchise, it will ultimately be known for the independently produced half-hour scripted series. However, as the project has grown in development, it has presented several forms over the last two years: the short film, which garnered some international recognition, and the novella series (the literary interpretation of the scripted episodes). Episode one of the series will be available to the world July 2018.

Of Music and Men was designed with the goal in mind of reaching women and girls through this entertainment platform and inspiring a new class of entrepreneurs.



Whether you're an entrepreneur or not, there's a lot you can gain from this character and this story...



Now, most entrepreneurs teach their lessons or tell their stories through nonfiction, such as autobiographies or “how to” manuals. As a natural writer and storyteller, I’m approaching entrepreneurship lessons a lot differently. I want the audience to be able to take away the tangible and intangible aspects of owning their own business from my character’s journey.


What makes this approach unique and special is that I am engaging my audience from the raw, vulnerable, sometimes very scary place of not having “made it” yet. Therefore, I’m exploring lessons in entrepreneurship with them—rather than teaching it to them—through the exciting journey of my characters.



There's nothing wrong with entertainment for entertainment sake, but...


I always like to include new types of discussions in my work as a way of reaching my audience outside of just entertaining them.

So yes, this story shows a 20-something clumsily navigating a bleak dating world in DC. It's funny, romantic, scary... and maybe even sometimes too relatable for many women. 

But this is a story that presents introspective existential questions in every episode while using this character to examine the life of an aspiring—often failing—young entrepreneur.

So I want you to focus on a few things:



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Vision


From running your own business to making an impact in the world in another way, you must have a vision of what that looks like. See it, ask for it, set measureable actions toward manifesting it. Notice how vision plays an important role in Kenya's life throughout the series.



Image
Grit


The choice to persevere when things seem impossible starts in your head and is the definition of grit. Embrace education and experience, outwork everybody, and focus your mind on where you're going. Remember instances when Kenya's grit, not her talent, helps her succeed.



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Health

Good sleep, a good diet, and fitness routine is imperative to maintaining health. Sleep, diet, fitness aren't always easy, but consistency is important to you discipline. Make note of how Kenya maintains a healthy lifestyle on her way to success.





As you will see through Kenya’s story, having a big dream like running a business is no joke. It’s hard! But I want you to learn as she learns, and grow as she grows.

It’s going to take a lot for Kenya to get to where she wants to be—the place she is in the vision she has of ultimate self. There will be hard work, some smart work, some unique skill, tons of experiences, constant education, faith, and also, of course, luck.


And then, of course, there's the men...

“DC has the lowest marriage rate in the country but the highest number of same-sex couples. DC literally is the gayest place in America! In order to find love, a single girl might have better luck finding--well--a single girl.”
from episode one
“DC has the lowest marriage rate in the country but the highest number of same-sex couples. DC literally is the gayest place in America! In order to find love, a single girl might have better luck finding--well--a single girl.”
from episode one

So, here's where things get really interesting. Kenya is cool, confident, fearless, ambitious, and plucky. But that's when it comes to business. When it comes to guys though? Well... like I said: That's where it really gets interesting.

Not every girl enjoys shopping for clothes and shoes, or wearing makeup (especially for no special reason). Some girls are more interested in things that girls are not supposed to be interested in. Those girls make guy-friends really well, but they don't make boyfriends very easily.

This is the plight of our hero!


But the cool thing is, this isn't just Kenya's story. She's got friends: gals, guys, gay, not-gay, with money and without it, successful, and some that are still figuring their lives out. The OM&M franchise takes you into the lives of a diverse ensemble of interconnected millennials navigating, perhaps, the country’s bleakest dating scene.



So keep this in mind as you experience this journey

Veep, House of Cards, and Scandal are all incredible programs, but they only show you what you already know about DC—that it’s a hilarious, but often horrifying, political circus. Of Music and Men is a fresh take on the millennial journey that uses one of the most diverse, transient cities in the world to tell a unique story of the true American dream through the lens of an all-American girl.


I hope you enjoy this story!

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So, here's where things get really interesting. Kenya is cool, confident, fearless, ambitious, and plucky. But that's when it comes to business. When it comes to guys though? Well... like I said: That's where it really gets interesting.

Not every girl enjoys shopping for clothes and shoes, or wearing makeup (especially for no special reason). Some girls are more interested in things that girls are not supposed to be interested in. Those girls make guy-friends really well, but they don't make boyfriends very easily.

This is the plight of our hero!


But the cool thing is, this isn't just Kenya's story. She's got friends: gals, guys, gay, not-gay, with money and without it, successful, and some that are still figuring their lives out. The OM&M franchise takes you into the lives of a diverse ensemble of interconnected millennials navigating, perhaps, the country’s bleakest dating scene.



So keep this in mind as you experience this journey



Veep, House of Cards, and Scandal are all incredible programs, but they only show you what you already know about DC—that it’s a hilarious, but often horrifying, political circus. Of Music and Men is a fresh take on the millennial journey that uses one of the most diverse, transient cities in the world to tell a unique story of the true American dream through the lens of an all-American girl.


I hope you enjoy this story!

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So... here's what you gotta do now

I'm covering the shipping for you because I really want you on this journey with me and the millions of others around the world who are getting acquainted with Kenya Shaw and the humble beginnings of a future business mogul.

So when you order your booklet now, I’m also tossing in a few gifts: you get the booklet with free shipping, plus I’m throwing in the ebook free, so you can read it on your phone, tablet, or reader; I’m also throwing in, for a limited time, the digital version of my first novel, Tenth Letter, which is actually a part of this OM&M universe. So you’ll get to experience the characters a few years into the future.

And then, a few gifts for the aspiring entrepreneurs out there, you’re getting my ebook on setting and achieving your goals and the business takeaways workbook from episode one. If that isn’t enough, you’re also getting three tracks from my inspiring audio series, Write You Heart Out.

My personal words to you...

As you’ll see when you experience Kenya’s journey, following your dreams is a journey with twists and turns, ups and down, and you may walk away with some bumps and bruises.

The key is to:

  1. Fail Often.
  2. Have gratitude.
  3. Be process-driven (and trust the process).

Thank you again for choosing to support my dream, and I look forward to connecting with you soon!


So... here's what you gotta do now

I'm covering the shipping for you because I really want you on this journey with me and the millions of others around the world who are getting acquainted with Kenya Shaw and the humble beginnings of a future business mogul.

So when you order your booklet now, I’m also tossing in a few gifts: you get the booklet with free shipping, plus I’m throwing in the ebook free, so you can read it on your phone, tablet, or reader; I’m also throwing in, for a limited time, the digital version of my first novel, Tenth Letter, which is actually a part of this OM&M universe. So you’ll get to experience the characters a few years into the future.

And then, a few gifts for the aspiring entrepreneurs out there, you’re getting my ebook on setting and achieving your goals and the business takeaways workbook from episode one. If that isn’t enough, you’re also getting three tracks from my inspiring audio series, Write You Heart Out.

My personal words to you...

As you’ll see when you experience Kenya’s journey, following your dreams is a journey with twists and turns, ups and down, and you may walk away with some bumps and bruises.

The key is to:

  1. Fail Often.
  2. Have gratitude.
  3. Be process-driven (and trust the process).

Thank you again for choosing to support my dream, and I look forward to connecting with you soon!

Some Q and A

Tell us a little about yourself? Perhaps something not many people know.

I am greatly influenced by sports. I love sports, and honestly, if I weren’t so in love with writing, I would be on FS1 or ESPN somewhere talking about it everyday. I look up to my favorite athletes like a kid, and I look to them for cues on how to handle and approach many aspects of life. My favorite athlete has taught me so much about how to handle failure and how to handle success, work ethic, and even how to approach health and wellness.


What was your inspiration behind this story?

Well, one, I actually ran an indie label in DC, so Kenya’s story isn’t unlike my own. Two, I always wanted a scripted series. I would watch shows like Sex and the City and Girlfriends and Golden Girls and Living Single, and I would say to myself that I wanted to do that someday. I wanted to be Carrie Bradshaw or Khadijah James. I wanted to tell stories relevant to women of my generation. And three, this story just came to me. I wasn’t actually trying to create a series when ideas for this started coming. I just started writing and… here we are.

Some Q and A

Tell us a little about yourself? Perhaps something not many people know.


I am greatly influenced by sports. I love sports, and honestly, if I weren’t so in love with writing, I would be on FS1 or ESPN somewhere talking about it everyday. I look up to my favorite athletes like a kid, and I look to them for cues on how to handle and approach many aspects of life. My favorite athlete has taught me so much about how to handle failure and how to handle success, work ethic, and even how to approach health and wellness.


What was your inspiration behind this story?


Well, one, I actually ran an indie label in DC, so Kenya’s story isn’t unlike my own. Two, I always wanted a scripted series. I would watch shows like Sex and the City and Girlfriends and Golden Girls and Living Single, and I would say to myself that I wanted to do that someday. I wanted to be Carrie Bradshaw or Khadijah James. I wanted to tell stories relevant to women of my generation. And three, this story just came to me. I wasn’t actually trying to create a series when ideas for this started coming. I just started writing and… here we are.



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About the author

Kayona Ebony Brown is a multi-hyphenate artist and entrepreneur whose mission is fueled by one desire—to tell great stories. As a filmmaker, writer, and actor, Kayona is building the foundation for an independent conglomerate that not only helps the career of other artists, but also creates jobs and offers philanthropic support through the messages of wealth, health, and wellness. Launching her career as a DJ put her on a path to expand upon her talents in the arts, which started with the publishing of her first novel, Tenth Letter

Now, in addition to her work as an artist/entertainer, she hosts events, is a speaker on topics in business, entertainment, and personal development, and uses her voice in branding and broadcasting arenas. From training with major networks to having her work seen and recognized internationally, Kayona is just getting started. In 2017, she was recognized as Filmmaker of the Month by DC’s Office of Cable, TV, Film, Music and Entertainment. You can find more info about her work on her website: kayonaebonybrown.com.

Kayona currently lives in her native Washington, DC where she’s building her media and entertainment empire, Siingle, a company she models after those built by two of her greatest influences, Oprah Winfrey and Sir Richard Branson.

About the author

Kayona Ebony Brown is a multi-hyphenate artist and entrepreneur whose mission is fueled by one desire—to tell great stories. As a filmmaker, writer, and actor, Kayona is building the foundation for an independent conglomerate that not only helps the career of other artists, but also creates jobs and offers philanthropic support through the messages of wealth, health, and wellness. Launching her career as a DJ put her on a path to expand upon her talents in the arts, which started with the publishing of her first novel, Tenth Letter

Now, in addition to her work as an artist/entertainer, she hosts events, is a speaker on topics in business, entertainment, and personal development, and uses her voice in branding and broadcasting arenas. From training with major networks to having her work seen and recognized internationally, Kayona is just getting started. In 2017, she was recognized as Filmmaker of the Month by DC’s Office of Cable, TV, Film, Music and Entertainment. You can find more info about her work on her website: kayonaebonybrown.com.

Kayona currently lives in her native Washington, DC where she’s building her media and entertainment empire, Siingle, a company she models after those built by two of her greatest influences, Oprah Winfrey and Sir Richard Branson.

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