Notes on Writing: Effective Use of Foreshadowing

The other night I started reading a novel that was sent to me for a review. I won’t name the author or the title of the book but this will be the second novel by this author I will have had the privilege to review. I have relatively few complaints about the writing. Ok, I […]

The Business of Writing – Weekly for Four Weeks Starting September 27

The Business of Writing occurs several times. Register for the date and time that works best for you: The Business of Writing introduces basic business concepts to the aspiring writer. Make writing your business by developing an understanding of key business concepts, developing a plan, and utilizing procedures and tools to help make your […]

FREE 30 Minute Webinar – Time Management for Writers

Time Management for Writers occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you using the link below: Everything from the laundry to checking e-mail can serve to distract writers in today’s society. Learn what the top distractions are and strategies for managing them so you can get back […]

Where do “mixed-race” authors fit into the Urban literature landscape?

A Mixed Race Take On What It Means To Be ‘Free’ : NPR Danzy Senna’s stories begin with the familiar, but quickly take subtle turns to reveal racial tensions lurking below the surface. As part of Tell Me More’s Summer Blend Book Club series, host Michel Martin speaks with author Danzy Senna about her new […]

Sharing from FB: Now Accepting Author Submissions for 2012 SC Book Festival

The 2012 SCBook Festival Author Selection Committee is now accepting submissions for the 2012 SCBook Festival.  For more information, please see Author Submission Guidelines.  Author selection for the SCBook Festival runs from August 2011 through April 1, 2012. Suggested authors will be considered as presenters for panels and readings; for book signings in the Book Signing Area; and for other special events […]

Sharing from Facebook: Anthology Call for Submissions

Anthology Call for Submissions Nikki Urban Presents: Unsigned Hype Volume 1 Editor: Nikki Urban Publisher: DiamondStone Productions Deadline: November, 30 2011 Payment: A one-time fee of $300 and 5 complimentary copies Nikki Urban is seeking submissions  for Nikki Urban Presents: Unsigned Hype to be published by DiamondStone Productions. Stories must prominently feature African-Americans in one or more […]