September 2011 | Urban Book Editor LLC

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…

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: https://student.gototraining.com/3qq59/rt/6535751439418120960 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…

Centric Spotlight Open Mic @ Voodoo Lounge, Brooklyn, NY

Centric Spotlight – Open Mic – September 20 http://www.facebook.com/CentricSpotlight?sk=app_200193303353101 Centric Spotlight – Voodoo Lounge Brooklyn, NY Phone: 646-546-7526 Email: info@centricspotlight.com Address: 138 5th Ave, Between St. Johns and 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11217, US

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: https://student.gototraining.com/3qq59/rt/381370342872281600 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…

Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity

This is one of my favorite Ted Talks! Thanks to BookBaby for reminding me of it. Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, discusses the modern perception of creative genius and the idea of an artist suffering for his/her craft.  She offers another way of looking at creativity. Worth watching…

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…

Where will HuffPost’s BlackVoices fit into the digital media landscape?

HuffPost BlackVoices Gains Digital Ground : NPR The website launched last week and strives to unite the black community while spreading their experiences far and wide. Its news stories and blogs are mainly written and edited by African-American themselves. Read more on NPR.org.

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;…

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…