• 01:00

    SEVYN MCCRAY STEPS UP TO THE PLATFORM OF LET'S TALK URBAN

    in Books

    Sevyn McCray Atlanta, Georgia native raised on the Westside of Atlanta, attended both elementary and high school. Always having a love for reading anything that she could get her hands on, she starting writing short stories and poems. Sevyn was urged to enter an essay contest by her fifth grade teacher that was sponsored by the city's Department of Public Safety. After winning her first contest, she continued to enter them and win them every month until she finished elementary school.
    Writing became second nature and soon she was tutoring peers and assisting her teachers with grading English papers. Sevyn McCray joined the journalism club and had her own advice column as well as writing articles weekly. By the time she finished high school she knew that writing is what she wanted to do. Majoring in English education and criminal justice, Sevyn continued using her writing skills as a peer tutor all throughout her education. Using her writing, proofreading and editing skills, she tackled corporate america. She now resides south of Atlanta with her two children. Hard at work finishing her Masters in Creative Writing and in the lab, juggling between working at her newly formed publishing company Peach Dollhouse Publications co-owned with fellow author Chanel Smith (which is an imprint of SBR publications) and writing.
    Her most recent novel "The Real Block Wives of Atlanta" made it to the number #1 spot in African American fiction and stayed there for three weeks straight. It was published by SBR publications and it is currently available for download as well as in paperback along with her debut novel "What Da Lick Read? The Triple Cross" l. Look forward to collaborations that she is currently working on with fellow authors at SBR (The Bankroll Squad) and the upcoming sequels to her first two novel. Check her out and stay abreast of everything Sevyn at www.sevynmccray.com or www.peachdollhouse.com

  • 00:46

    Jeanette S. Charrette has a chat with Cynta A. Curry -Vengeance will be Mine.

    in Entertainment

    Chyta (shy*tay) A. Curry has been a writer for most of her life.   Chyta creates works that explore family and unconditional love.  She is the author of Sin and Redemption, and will release two other titles in 2014 (A Chance of Rain and Vengeance Will Be Mine).  Chyta has been the featured author on several Blog Talk Radio shows and literary sites.  Certified in Computer Business Systems, Chyta currently works for a prominent telecommunications company in Atlanta, GA. In 2012, Chyta started her own editing service, The Write Way Editing, specializing in copyediting, proofreading and e-book formatting.   Chyta’s love of the written word and mastery of grammar and language provides her customers with a unique perspective for all their writing needs.Chyta enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.


    Vengence will be mine


    Life for Rhonda was far from fairytale. The only thing in Rhonda’s world that made sense was her son, Raheem. Clayton was her husband and a bad one he was. He was a tyrant with control issues, jealously issues and to add insult to injury he’s quite abusive. He loved Rhonda the best way he knew how, by ruling with an iron fist. One day the unthinkable happens, he beat Rhonda to a bloody pulp. She spent an exuberant amount of time in the hospital fighting for her life. Imagine almost dying at the hands of the one man that swore to love, honor and obey you. Will Rhonda live or will she die… take a peek into Rhonda’s world and see just how sweet Vengeance can be.

  • 00:32

    Elaine Garcia Helps You Before You Publish

    in Writing

    Elaine Garcia and Before You Publish offer an array of services to authors, and others, such as:



    Copyediting: This is a word for word check for spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence structuring, chapter numbering, and consistency of facts.
     
    Developmental/Content Editing: This process checks for plot structure, believability, and story flow. Does your story have a clear beginning, middle, and ending? 
     
    Comprehensive Editing: Includes both developmental and copy editing. This is COMPLETE editing  designed especially for the novice writer or first-time author. 
     
    Proofreading: This is a final read of the edited work before it goes to print (usually the typeset manuscript). They strongly suggest that this phase of the editing not be skipped.
     
    Transcription: This service will take your audio tapes and turn them into written documents. They will transfer your information from audio recordings into typewritten format from an audio dictation or recording.
     
    eBook Conversion: Do you already have a published book that you need converted into an ebook? Let them take on the tedious task of turning your book into an electronic file, ready for all major ebook publishers.


    To help you decide if Before You Publish is a good fit for you and your work they are happy to provide a FREE sample edit. To receive it send BeforeYouPublish.com the first 5 pages of your work; double spaced with 1" margins; and typed in Arial or Times New Roman font.

  • 01:00

    Ask the Editors w/ Butcher, Speakman, Prunkl, and Schizas

    in Books

    You’ve got questions, they have answers! Join us as we offer a panel of experienced, energetic editors who will answer all your questions to the best of their ability. In addition to questions e-mailed in, during the live recording the phone lines are open. So call with your questions now 1-917-889-8080 Go ahead… Ask the Editors!


    Tonight's panel of editors include:


    Becca Calloway Butcher is Managing Editor at Voluted Tales Magazine. She has two blogs, writes, reads, and reviews books and music. Becca has been writing stories since fifth grade. She lives in North Carolina and collects pin-up and classic car art.


    Arlene Prunkl of PenUltimate Editorial Services has over a dozen years of experience and 150 edited manuscripts to her credit. She provides top-calibre professional freelance editing, proofreading, manuscript consultation, and other editorial services to both self-publishing authors and those seeking traditional publication.


    Lea Schizas, publisher of the award-winning MuseItUp Publishing, which opened its doors in 2010, is best known as Mother Hen, not because she clucks but because she cares about authors.


    Chris Speakman is a born and bred Hamiltonian, of Ontario, Canada. She edits, reads, blogs, reads, reviews, reads, and then reads some more. Oh and there’s writing in there, lots and lots of re-writing.


    Host/moderator Wt Prater facilitates Ask the Editors the first Monday night of each month at 7pm central/ 8 pm eastern. Ask the Editors 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

  • 02:02

    Writing Royalty Radio -"Heart...Beaten..."

    in Books

    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.


     


     

  • 01:00

    Ask the Editors w/ Thaler-Carter, Wheeler, Williams & Bushman

    in Books

    You’ve got questions, they have answers! 'Ask the Editors' is all about you; by the writer-for the writer. Join us as we offer a panel of experienced, energetic editors who will answer all your questions to the best of their ability. In addition to questions e-mailed in by listeners, the phone lines will be open for callers to ask their own questions live on the air.


    Tonight's panel of editors include: 


    Ruth “I can write about anything!”® Thaler-Carter edits for law, PR and marketing firms, publications, associations, nonprofits, and websites; edits the EFA newsletter; speaks on editing & proofreading; and hosts a conference for freelancers. 


    Editor of the Lammy finalist "Tented: Gay Erotic Tales from the Big Top," Jerry L. Wheeler edits fiction and non-fiction for three independent gay presses as well as private clients through his business "Write and Shine." 


    Darlene Elizabeth Williams operates Indie Histfic Proof ~ Copy Editing and Proofreading. Darlene works with Indie authors in multiple genres: historical, mystery, young adult, adventure, romance, thriller, Christian, and other contemporary manuscripts. 


    Leona Bushman works with Breathless Press and has been on several Ask the Editors.


    Ask the Editors 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

  • 01:01

    the Ndustry w. Akia & Nicole

    in Self Help

    This week the Ndustry Radio Show Presents Liltera R. Williams, a Poet, Author, Editor and Publisher. She established her own writing, proofreading, editing and publishing company, iWrite4orU, and has independently released four books; three of those books became instant Bestsellers. Although she offers a variety of custom services, LRW specializes in assisting first-time authors and strives daily to accomplish every literary goal surrounding her #WriterGrind™ Enjoy the literary, industry information provided, Live. So Listen and/or download this interview by going to www.welcometothendustry.info or calling 347-989-8385. Thank you for loyalty and support! You are now in the Ndustry!

  • 01:03

    Denise Griffitts Interviews Content Marketing Strategist James Artre

    in Business

    Content Marketing Strategist and CEO at Artre International, James Artre, is a direct-marketing veteran with over 30 years experience to his credit. James started his career in marketing as supervisor of a direct-mail printing company, overseeing the day-to-day activities of marketing materials as they worked their way through the creation process and then on to the consumer. Little did James realize at the time, that the numerous hours spent proofreading content were actually preparing him for his future career as copywriter, content strategist and consultant.


    James is perhaps one of the best-kept secrets in marketing, choosing to work behind the scenes as opposed to today’s "gurus" who prefer the limelight.  As James states, "I've never been much interested in becoming a star personally, I'd much rather help others learn how to shine a little brighter, instead." James attributes this attitude of helping others shine brighter to a quote he read by the late great motivational speaker and author, Zig Ziglar, who said, "You can have everything in life you want, if you just help enough other people get what they want." It is upon this principle that we base today’s show; titled: 


    Give and It Shall Be Given Unto You: A Success Paradigm


    We will discuss the following points:



    The Importance of Having a Success Paradigm
    The Give & Receive Principle
    Mindset vs. Technique


    Be sure to join us in the chat room to ask quesitons of either of us.


     


     

  • 01:10

    Denise Griffitts Interviews "The Book Doctor" Stacey Aaronson

    in Business

    How the Self-Publishing Model Can Help or Hurt Your Book Sales


    Stacey Aaronson is the "Fulfiller of Publishing Dreams."


    She is a professional book doctor who takes self-publishing authors by the hand and transforms their manuscript into the book they’ve dreamed of - from impeccable editing and proofreading to engaging, audience-targeted cover and professional interior design - rivaling or exceeding a traditional house publication.


    Stacey has been a trusted book production partner for some of the most accomplished coaches, educators, entrepreneurs, and writers of inspirational non-fiction and memoir. She also assists non-fiction writers with developing their ideas into a sound book structure with clear goals. In addition, Stacey writes a monthly newsletter for writers and is the author of the blog “The Self-Publishing Scoop,” where she dispenses regular guidance on all aspects of independent publishing. 


    Stacey will be sharing information ranging from the biggest ways the traditional publishing model differs from the self-publishing model to identifying red flags writers should heed when seeking out independent publishing professionals such as editors and designers. 


    Visit her Savvy Author Mastery page to get her free Top 10 Things You Must Know to Become a Self-Published Author with Excellence video. 


    Please join us in the chat-room and have your pen handy to take copious notes!

  • 00:55

    Proclaim It: Creating Your World! The GMoss Designs Story

    in Business

    Proclaim It Radio presents Creating Your World The GMoss Designs Story


    This episode will give us a behind the scenes look at the creation of The Chronicles of Ann and Lo and a Comic Book/graphic novel for young adults.


    Geogre Moss will share his story about how he got started in the industry and what gave him the courage to go after his dreams. Gmoss does custom graphic designs, fashion technical designs,and has commissioned illustrations through his company Gmoss Designs, LLC.


    Tune in!


    Featured Guest: George Moss


    Call in and Press 1 to ask a question

  • 00:48

    Sistahs on Lit chats with Yara

    in Books

    Yara Kaleemah was born in Newark, NJ in the early 90’s. 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.” She is a leader. In 2006, Newark Public Schools opened the doors to American History High School, where she was a part of its first class. Being a part of the trial run at the school a loud her to help build the school’s motto and have a voice in what the school’s expectations were. As a freshman, Yara was voted class president. From then on, she worked as a spokeswoman for the student body. As her thirst for knowledge grew, she graduated from American History High School and enrolled in New Jersey City University. Studying to become an English Teacher seemed to be the right fit for her. She loves to read and write. Most of all, Yara is passionate about education, as she believes that academic excellence is the key to the future. Recently, however, she changed her course of study to Sociology and plans to become a youth counselor. 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.

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