Join us at Barnes & Noble as we highlight some Knoxville Writers’ Guild members and their work. The Guild will present roughly 20 local authors, offer a free workshop on social media for writers at 1 p.m., and host author readings throughout the day. Get a jump start on your holiday shopping and purchase a few autographed copies for your own to-read pile. Mention KWG at checkout to donate a portion of all your purchases back to the Guild for future projects! (more…)
Writing residencies and retreats are the stuff of writers’ dreams, but the expense of remote escapes or the submission processes for paid opportunities can be daunting. In a post for Brevity’s blog, Allison Williams suggests a DIY option for those of us with thinner wallets and less patience for filling out applications. (more…)
The pen doesn’t have to be red and the person wielding it doesn’t have to be a friend. It might even be better if they’re not. The important thing is sharing your work with other writers. We all know writing is a solitary business.
Once the words are down, that’s where a writing group can step in. (more…)
Would you plan a party, spend money to have it catered, and then give guests one day notice? Never! But time and again, authors do something similar. They publish too soon. Once they consider the book done, some writers simply let the title go to press. After all, writers want to be read, and the urge to publish can be overwhelming. Who doesn’t want to hold her books in her hands? On occasion, some publishers move too quickly also. But being first or fast doesn’t garner an author or press any more acclaim or sales. It hurts marketing and sales. The market is flooded, and we as readers have more choices than ever before about what to read. If a writer or press rushes through important decisions, especially key marketing decisions, it can damage a book’s success—which is heartbreaking. (more…)