Sunday, September 6, 2009

writing resources & discussions

-- Quote of the Day --

“This is the fun of writing, being able to investigate all different arenas. …I love the fact that I have to go do research and discover whole new areas. …Quality of product, to me, is an assistant to marketing – it is so much easier to market a book that you feel good about. …I had to learn so much; I had to figure out the distribution… how to get into stores and do book signings, where to do releases and how to get reviews on line… The best advice I could give out there is to enter awards. I think entering awards is paramount. …the doors that awards open up are amazing… it gives it the seal of confidence – so it says to the reviewer, blog owner, etc that “you are not wasting your time in taking this guy/or woman seriously”. …Don’t think you’re just going to send blog owners a letter to blog owner (etc) and say “hey I have a book out there, take a look at it”. You have to have a whole distribution system in place to get them a copy to them and work with them. …The whole industry is changing – people who are online will not have to reinvent their whole network… I think being online is where the future lies.”
~ Ara 13 – Aug 13, 2009

This quote was derived from a Conscious Discussions Talk Radio show that aired on August 13, 2009. Ara shared a wealth of information on the world of writing during his interview on "Defining Metafiction"... Check it out when you have time by clicking on the hyper-links above or on the right side of this page.

-- Poet's Tongue --

Poet's Tongue is launching its new business with a first-ever program that teaches how to get and give a successful poetry reading at home or in the community. This program manager, Alice Shapiro, had approached me a while ago asking permission to recommend one of our radio show programs to her students... which of course, we agreed to! Thanks, Alice, for this :) Anyone interested in Poet's Tongue will benefit from a special sale during the month of September.

-- Raising Voices --

Calling all you storytellers, poets and bards to raise your voices, on the FIRST TUESDAY of every month with the "Storytellers, Poets and Bards of the World" as they join Diane Tegarden's Poetry Readings Radio Show - or sign up for her wonderful newsletter - at:

Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at

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