Friday, April 30, 2010

"Write Good or Die" Just Released!

Looking for some guidance in the writing and publishing world? Then don't miss your chance to pick up this new release "Write Good or Die: Survival Tips for the 21st Century" from best-selling authors Kevin J. Anderson, M.J. Rose, Heather Graham, J.A. Konrath, Gayle Lynds, Alexandra Sokoloff, Jonathan Maberry, and more.

"Survival Tips" can help you learn how to develop your craft, improve your writing, get an agent, promote your work, embrace the digital age, and prepare yourself for the coming changes in the publishing industry.

Edited by Scott Nicholson, "Survival Tips" can be downloaded at Smashwords in several e-friendly formats and best of all--it's FREE!!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

EWD Hits

I just found out today that my editorial and design firm was listed on under professional services. As posted on the WM website, "uses their own discretion and best judgment in deciding which companies to list or not list." Writer's Market makes "every effort to avoid listing disreputable companies by screening listings, searching for feedback on companies, and listening to feedback from writers."

Thanks Writer's Market!!

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Manzanita Features Author's Poetry

Editors of the literary journal "Manzanita, Poetry and Prose of the Mother Lode and Sierra" announce that it will include the poetry of UCLA Extension Writers’ Program instructor Carolyn Howard-Johnson in its sixth issue to be released in April.

The journal is an affiliate of Calavaras Arts Council. It is a printed literary collection of poetry, prose, art and photography of the Mother Lode and Sierra regions of California and features work that appeals to the sensibilities of readers in that area from writers and artists across the U.S. It is edited by Monika Rose and poetry editor is Julia Holzer.

The poem selected is "Sacred Lessons from the Sierra Madre" and features impressions from the poet’s travels in the Sierras in Mexico. Howard-Johnson’s poetry has appeared in literary journals like the "Mochila Review," "Banyan Review," "Pear Noir" and "Poetic Voices." One of her poems won a reader award at "The Pedestal Magazine."

Howard-Johnson has studied at UCLA with Suzanne Lummis, editor of "Speechless the Magazine" where her chapbook "Tracings," winner of Military Writers Society of America’s Award of Excellence and published by Finishing Line Press, was featured in 2005.

The poet's literary novel, "This Is the Place," has won eight awards. Her book of creative nonfiction has won three. She is developing a new Celebration Series of poetry chapbooks with Magdalena Ball. Among them are "She Wore Emerald Then: Reflections on Motherhood" and "Cherished Pulse: Unconventional Love Poetry." She also advocates with authors as the author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers.

Learn more about the "Manzanita" and how to order a copy.

Learn more about Carolyn Howard-Johnson.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Starting New in the Year?

Is one of your resolutions for the new year to "get published" or start a writing career? If so, here's a very interesting article to read:

Article by Poet/Author Marc Lacy

"Remember, there is no such thing as an overnight rockstar author. This is a big misconception...we are living in a literary age and yes just about “everyone” is publishing books and writing now. Some are actually making a good buck in the literary industry... [BUT] Like an aggressive stock, there is potential for quick and extreme success as well as quick and extreme failure."