The Fate of Reading in a Multimedia Age on LA Review of Books — Musings and Marvels

Recently, I had a great opportunity to write a piece for the LA Review of Books about what constitutes reading and literature. Here is an excerpt (click here for the full article). IN MID-OCTOBER, the Nobel Committee for Literature awarded the Nobel Prize to Bob Dylan, “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American […]

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How to Use the Holidays to Sell More Books — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis: Written word media recently published a great post with ideas on how to take advantage of holiday marketing trends to sell your books. With Christmas fast approaching, I figured this is a great time to have a look at the main points: 1. Between mid-November and early January, everyone…

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MWN Blog Archive How to Write a Book Workshop w/@SylviaHubbard Dec3rd @WomenWhoInspir1

Hello Authors and Writers
It is my prayer that you will have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving!

Please join us Saturday, December 3rd with Sylvia Hubbard from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Beans & Cornbread! Tickets are $15 and can be purchased on our website at www.womenwhoinspire.org. Join us as we bring writers and book together.
Please see attached picture for more information.
Seats are limited so purchase your ticket today!


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Detroit Teen Builds Libraries and Friendships While Helping His Community’s Homeless — PEOPLE.com

Caleb White was six years old the first time he saw a homeless person sleeping on a sidewalk on a winter’s night in downtown Detroit. “Mama, why is that man sleeping outside in the cold?” he asked his mother, Melissa Kennedy, after they attended a circus one weekend. “Why doesn’t he sleep in a bed?”…

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Write Stuff Author Spotlight — Soul Posts — 30 Days of Inspiration — The Write Stuff Radio Show

Write Now Literary is pleased to present Soul Post 30 Days of Inspiration with Author Bryetta Calloway on her book release tour November 17, 2016. Genre: Inspirational/Self-Help Publication Date: November 21, 2016 ISBN-10: 0692797661 ISBN-13: 978-0692797662 About The Book Soul Posts features the most powerful and popular Soul Stuff posts from Singer, Actress, and Writer […]

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Why NaNoWriMo is Noble Nuttiness (and Eight Steps to Make It Easier) — Discover #MotownWriters

Writer Guy Bergstrom explains why NaNoWriMo sets up aspiring novelists for failure — and how a different approach, focusing on narrative and structure over output, might be the way to go.

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MWN Blog Archive SHOW THE LOVE – Fundraiser FOR Journalists @DetroitNABJ Nov22 #Detroit #MichLit

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Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Michael Caligaris of Holloway Literary Agency

New post on The 2017 Michigan Writing Workshop

Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Michael Caligaris of Holloway Literary Agency

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Screen Shot 2016-10-18 at 4.09.19 PM.pngMichael Caligaris is a literary agent with Holloway Literary Agency.

Michael has been working in publishing since 2013. After earning an MFA in Creative Writing from St. Mary’s College, he then co-founded a Bay Area literary magazine, The East Bay Review, and worked for the world’s largest academic science journal, PLOS ONE. He considers the time he taught creative writing to first-generation college students as a turning point in his career, for they inspired him to further seek out those often-overlooked authors writing about family, struggle, class, and race. As an agent for Holloway Literary, Michael strives to find emerging authors with strong voice and vision, and he promises to tirelessly campaign for their exposure.

His interests are as follows:

  •  Literary Fiction
  • Autobiographical fiction, i.e., So Long, See You Tomorrow; A River Runs Through It; Sylvia
  • Short story collections or connected stories as a novel, i.e., Jennifer Egan, Elizabeth Strout, Junot Diaz
  • LGBTQ lit
  • Novels that are set in the Midwest or could be considered Americana
  • Crime Fiction
  • Mystery/Noir, i.e., Walter Mosley, Kate Atkinson, Lou Berney
  • Dystopian fiction
  • Civil unrest/political uprising/ war novels
  • Memoir
  • New Journalism and/or long-form journalism
  • Essay collections on art, race, mental health, music, etc.
  • Satirical/humor writing
  • Environmental writing
 

The 2017 Michigan Writing Workshop: March 25, 2017

Screen Shot 2015-12-30 at 1.37.26 AMAfter a successful 2015 event in Detroit, Writing Day Workshops is excited to announce The 2017 Michigan Writing Workshop— a full-day “How to Get Published” writing event outside of Detroit, MI on March 25, 2017.

This writing event is a wonderful opportunity to get intense instruction over the course of one day, pitch a literary agent or editor (optional), get your questions answered, and more. Note that there are limited seats at the event (150 total). All questions about the event regarding schedule, details and registration are answered below. Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Michigan Writing Workshop!

WHAT IS IT?

This is a special one-day “How to Get Published” writing workshop on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Embassy Suites Detroit – Livonia/Novi. In other words, it’s one day full of classes and advice designed to give you the best instruction concerning how to get your writing & books published. We’ll discuss your publishing opportunities today, how to write queries & pitches, how to market yourself and your books, what makes an agent/editor stop reading your manuscript, and more. No matter what you’re writing — fiction or nonfiction — the day’s classes will help point you in the right direction. Writers of all genres are welcome.

This event is designed to squeeze as much into one day of learning as possible. You can ask any questions you like during the classes, and get your specific concerns addressed. We will have literary agents onsite to give feedback and take pitches from writers, as well. This year’s agent faculty so far includes:

  • literary agent Elana Roth Parker (Laura Dail Literary Agency)
  • literary agent Jennifer Wills (The Seymour Agency)
  • editor Elizabeth May (Kensington Publishing)
  • literary agent Alice Speilburg (Speilburg Literary)
  • literary agent Michael Caligaris (Holloway Literary Agency)
  • agent assistant Lesley Sabga (The Seymour Agency)
  • and many more to come

By the end of the day, you will have all the tools you need to move forward on your writing journey.

The 2017 Michigan Writing Workshop: March 25, 2017

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Watch “Snippets from the 8th Annual Motor City Black Age of Comics Convention 2016” via @joeypinkney

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MWN Blog Archive Last meeting of year for #AuburnHills Writers’ November Session Nov17th @AHPLibrary via @MychelleLMartin #MichLit

Hello Writers!

Our group meets Thursday, November 17th, at 6:30 pm in the the Auburn Hills Library located at 3400 Seyburn in Auburn Hills.

This will be our last meeting of 2016.
We will resume January 19, 2017.

As usual, we will critique your work:

  • the writing you share for critique should be no more than two pages, double spaced (bring seven sets)
  • writers read their work aloud
  • all copies are returned after discussion

Member Blogs:

When on Facebook, check out our page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/519411564784720/

See you Thursday!

Mychelle Martin, Facilitator
"Nurturing the Auburn Hills Writing Community since 2011"

Please forward this email to any writer you feel may benefit from its contents.
And as always, please let me know if you wish to be removed from our list, thank you.


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9 Ways to Help You Find Your Readers Part II

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find your audienceLast week I talked through the first five of nine ways you as authors can use to find your readers.

These were all lessons I’d learnt from a pile of marketing books I’d read over the last month. The post was too long to have it all in one blog, so here are the second half of the ‘ways’.

The first five ways included:

  • Defining your audience
  • Connecting in a meaningful way
  • Strategising your social media usage
  • Being your own fan
  • Advertising

You can see the details of those ways here.

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Author Interviews – Linda Bradley @LBradleyAuthor #Author #Writer

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Welcome to my weekly blog series – Author Interviews.

In this series I interview the authors that inspire and amaze me. I get them to tell me all about their literary journey, the obstacles they overcame when writing their books and their creative process.

Today I am super excited as author Linda Bradley has agreed to sit in my chair. She describes herself as an author and a believer of the phrase ‘sometimes you have to lose your way to find yourself.’ I love this phrase and I get the feeling Linda’s interview is going to be a bit special.

So, Linda – welcome to my Blonde Blog! Please take a seat..

Tell my readers about yourself and the book / books you have written.

I live in Michigan and write Women’s Fiction with a thread of romance. I have an Associates Degree in Interior Design and a Master’s Degree…

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ALERT: AUTHORS!! Don’t break the bank on editing. @AuthorCKBrooke #amediting

CKBrookeEditing Get affordable, professional, quality flat-rate editing, just $175 for 50-85K words. That’s it. (Less for shorter!)

Plus, I don’t just copy-edit for grammar and spelling, but analyze content (POV, plot holes, inconsistencies, etc.) to bring your manuscript to publication/submission-ready quality. Visithttp://ckbrooke.com/editing/ to learn more.

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The Freelance Marketplace Writers’ Group Tues, Nov 15th 730pm #RochesterHills #MichLit via @talktravel

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The Freelance Marketplace Writers’ Group meets Tuesday, November 15, at the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 7:30 p.m. Free and Open to new, working, and published writers, photographers, and illustrators. Come once, once in a while, or every time. We discuss the Business of Writing. This will be the last writers’ group meeting of the year – we do not meet in December.www.RochesterWriters.com

Barnes & Noble Bookstore
2800 S. Rochester Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
248-853-9855
www.bn.com

 

www.RochesterWriters.com

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Writing: Patterns and Change – Guest Post… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

I have written memoirs and historical fiction before and tried my hand at short stories, but Miami Morning is my first novel. The mistakes became apparent to me as the book neared completion. What to do? Rearrange all the chapters? Write it again? Then there are those supporting characters. Are they playing a role or […]

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