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It is time, you tell yourself, to attend a writers’ conference—or maybe a convention—or what about that expo you have heard about? But you pause. You wonder if it is worth all of the expense. You wonder if there aren’t other conferences you should go to instead. Join the Write Pack as they explore how to discover where to go, what to expect, and what to do at these events.
In this episode we discuss:
Writers’ Digest Writers Conference
Saint Louis Writers Guild
Writers in the Park (a free writers’ conference in St Louis in August)
Missouri Writer’s Conference
Pacific Northwest Writers Association Conference
Finding agents at conferences
How to choose a conference
What to do at a conference
Sociability at a conference
Promoting your book at a conference
Lit in the Lou
Brooklyn Book Festival
The three stages of going to a conference, convention, and expo
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Please Don’t Kill Me: An Anthology against Domestic Violence is a compilation of short stories, written to advocate against and raise awareness for domestic violence. Some of the stories depicted in this anthology are based upon true stories while others are fiction. Domestic Violence affects thousands of women, men, and children across the country each year. In an effort to give back, using our unique talents, the proceeds for Please Don’t Kill Me: An Anthology against Domestic Violence,will be donated to domestic violence organizations around the country.
Author Crystal Alexis is the Authoress who penned The Social Deception series, she has also joined forces with other amazingly talented authors while writing the anthologies Tasteful Vengeance and Special Delivery. Ms.Alexis just recently signed to K.Ellis Publications where she is looking to produce many 5 star bangers!
Yara Kaleemah was born in Newark, NJ, as a child she would spend hours writing stories. When her friends were outside, playing, she was in the house writing. Being that she was an only child she had a lot of time on her hands. Naturally, when people asked what she wanted to be when she grew up she would say “an author.” In 2013, Yara published her first novella, Too Much to Chew. It was the greatest accomplishment. Soon after came three more outstanding urban fiction novels. Then, she started S.W.A.G Productions. Wanted to establish something creative, they decided that the acronym stands for Strong Women Achieving Greatness. SWAG Productions is a platform for self-published authors. The company offers services such as editing, proofreading, and typing. She is also signed to Dub Life Publications with Rio Terrell and is host of SWAG Radio.
Guest Authors: LaKisha Johnson and Saundra Jones
Author LaKisha Johnson is a girl after God’s own heart; doing what she believes to be her purpose..writing. In addition to being a self-publised author, she’s also a wife of 15 years, mother of 2 and native of Memphis, TN. She comes from a huge family and has always been the go to girl whenever someone needed a poem written or read, an acknowledgement that would convey just what they were thinking or even an occassion written for that special day. She’s an all-around talented lady that makes everything she touch turn to gold. She is also a dedicated blogger, delivering a devotional blog 5 days per week entitled ”Kisha’s Daily Devotionals.” LaKisha wants readers of her books to step outside the box and read with imagination. She wants them reeled in from the front cover to the last word, enjoying every second in between, asking for more.
Author Saundra Jones grew up in Cleveland Mississippi and as an adult now resides in Indiana. Originally she started writing screen plays at the age of twelve and as an adult the need to create intensified. This intensity produced her first self published novella titled “Owning Up” now renamed “Trick or Treat.” In December of 2011 Saundra was signed to Delphine Publications and by summer 2012 her debut novel “Her Sweetest Revenge” was released and reached Amazon Bestseller list at #2. And July 14, Black Expressions released “Her Sweetest Revenge” giving it new life to the world. Saundra feels a great opportunity on her journey to writing for the people. Delphine Publications released her first romance novel titled “Pieces of Justice” in the summer of 2013 which also landed a #2 spot on Amazon. She is currently working on her next project.
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WESTERN WRITING: THE LITERATURE OF AMERICA’S SOUL AUGUST 7, 2014 - AUGUST 28, 2014
August 21, 2014
This Week's Theme: Writing Westerns for a Younger Audience
Interview Guests: Johnny Boggs and Nancy Plain
This week's Message: The “Western” is a genre of various arts, such as film, television, radio, literature, painting and others. When most of us think about Western literature, we think of writers devoted to telling stories set primarily in the late 19th century in the American Old West, hence the name. However, in today’s world of literature, the name “Western” can be misleading to some. Western literature is about yesterday, today and tomorrow. Western literature has many genres, including Fiction, Nonfiction, Juvenile, Juvenile Nonfiction, Poetry and even Music. Contemporary Western literature has become America’s unique brand of literature, now enjoyed throughout the world.
Throughout the month of August, Life Changing Talk Radio has teamed with the Western Writers of America, Inc. (WWA) to produce and broadcast four very special episodes. Each episode will include interviews with members of the WWA and will address several interesting and enlightening aspects of contemporary Western literature.
Western Writers of America, Inc., was founded in 1953 to promote the literature of the American West and bestow Spur Awards for distinguished writing in the Western field. The founders were largely authors who wrote traditional Western fiction, but the organization has swiftly expanded to include historians and other nonfiction authors, young adult and romance writers, and writers interested in regional history. Today the organization has over 650 members who write everything from mainstream fiction to local history.
During this hour with Marnie and Deb Potts you'll discover:
How to know if and when it’s you should start blogging.
Why being a “blogging sponge” can be a good thing and how to soaked and squeezed without drying up.
Why blogging is the newest and most advantageous writing genre.
Places to find blogging inspiration.
The most critical blogging support systems and technology to use.
How blogging is the key to multiple doors of opportunity, benefits and blessings.
Deb Potts – Encouraging and Equipping for Exceptional Life. Deb loves to connect with people in coffee shops and auditoriums; in speaking and writing; with humor and candor. Learn more at www.DebPotts.com.
Topic: "No Strings Attached.."
Guest Authors: Taquila Thompson and KS Oliver
Author K.S. Oliver is a author, poet, public speaker, model and business owner who was born in New York and raised in Georgia.She is the author of two poetry books: Still Standing and Affectionately 360. She decided to take leap and let the world read her rhymes of reason after several people read her poetry and suggested that she share it. And she is glad that she did. In 2012, she won the Best Poets and Poems award for her poetry.In 2010 following the birth of her youngest child, she was diagnosed with SLE, also known as Lupus. Subsequently, she was also diagnosed with Discoid Lupus (Skin Lupus), Fibromyalgia, Fibrosis, Hypotension, Hypothyroids, Cricoarytenoiditis (Lupus in her voice box), and Severe depression. Her psychiatrist suggested writing in a diary to get her feelings and thoughts out of her mind and down on paper, but Ms. Oliver quickly learned that poetry came a lot easier. After the success of publishing her own stories, Ms. Oliver decided to go into business with a close friend. Together they launched the publishing company Black Destiny Publications.When Ms. Oliver is not writing, she is running her business Events by Ebonee’, co-running Black Destiny Publications. Ebonee Oliver has a mission in life to raise awareness to this debilitating disease.
Author Taquila Thompson has been writing for a while she wrote her first
book when she was sixteen and pregnant but didn’t release her first story until a few
years later. Was was signed to TBRS as well as G Street but when her contract was up with G Street she decided to become a free agent. Since the releasing of her latest book, she has had some negative backlash but she knew that she wasn’t going to please everybody.
Real life has been known to be stranger than fiction. This show explores the non-fiction style and the authors who choose that genre. Join us as we look at what it takes to write about real life experiences and transform those into gripping page turning reads. Everyone has a story, sometimes they just turn out to be… Writing Real. with host Melanie Fountain.
This month’s Featured Author is . . . April Fasino Lane!
April is what she considers a tenured infertility patient. After years of feeling like a social outcast, she started her blog, Infertility Inferschmility, with hopes of bringing light to the reality of infertility. In 2010, she founded a nonprofit organization called AGC Scholarship Foundation- which provides financial assistance to patients dealing with the financial burden of infertility treatments. She lives outside of Boston with her husband and two children.
You can buy her books HERE. Also check out her website and her blog!
Writing Real is produced by WON Radio as part of Writers Online Network (WON). More information about WON is available at www.writersonlinenetwork.org They can also be found on Facebook and Twitter @won_radio and @WritersOnNet.
Hello Everyone welcome to IndieReview Behind The Scenes segment The News In Books Spotlight! Tonight the TBN Editors Author (s) Rebecca Sweeney Graf and Jamie Alluisi... the discussion tonight is to aide writers with tips and techniques for better writing!
The News In Books: The News in Books is a site dedicated to communicating to you about books and anything that has to do with books. You can find out the latest releases, book tours, freebies, bargains, and events.
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Bradford Loomis and Beth Whitney bring their music to ArtSees Diner. Host Mary E., will explore their music, and more. When artists Beth Whitney and Bradford Loomis began writing together, they had no idea their casual co-writing experiment would blossom into the much anticipated album The Banner Days (releasing August 23rd on MTS Records). That first night, they wrote “My Beloved” in two hours. And after a few more writing sessions, it was clear to both, that these songs merited a bold decision. From the first time they played together, along with Beth’s husband/collaborator, Aaron Fishburn, the chemistry has been powerful. The combination of Beth’s delicate, pure, and melodious voice and Bradford’s soulful, growling tone makes for a beautifully heart wrenching harmonious blend.Their dramatic crescendos, minimalist intensity, through intricate harmonies have elicited comparisons to The Civil Wars, the Swell Season, and Robert Plant and Alison With equal parts sweetly anthemic, pop tinged folk, provided by Beth, and Bradford’s gritty, passionate Americana Roots sound, The Banner Days is an intrepid step for both.
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Richard Holley is a classic songwriter with great depth of spirit and melody. Writing in the great tradition of writers sitting at the piano and releasing a great tune. His latest album combines a Blend of Country and Pop styles, this song is about the memories of good times past.
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Is This Legal?: The Inside Story of the First UFC from the Man Who Created It, is receiving universal praise from book fans, sports media, and the MMA community. UFC creator Art Davie co-authored this fascinating book with tonight's guest Sean Wheelock, who is best-known for his play-by-play work with Bellator since 2010. Wheelock and Davie started writing the book in 2012, long after Davie sold the fledgling UFC to the Fertittas and Dana White. We'll ask Sean about how the perspective of looking back over the years shaped the writing of the story. We'll also chat about Bellator under new leadership and their allowing Eddie Alvarez to opt out of his contract early to join the UFC. Sean joins us in the second hour of the show. During the first hour, Tom, Tony, and Rich will recap last week's combat sports events and preview upcoming events. We'll also cover the week's combat sports news
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