Projects Making moves with City of Writers

Making moves with City of Writers

I’m slowly making head way on marketing. I’ve decided to focus on Facebook, Goodreads, Instagram, Litsy, Pinterest, and Twitter to promote the magazine. I wrote all the copy for the lead pages, and made graphics. I decided to post them all to their respective networks late Sunday in preparation for the next week. I hope …

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Writing City of Writers: A Brand-New Digital Literary Journal

City of Writers: A Brand-New Digital Literary Journal

I’m thrilled to announce the creation of my new digital literary journal sent via email called City of Writers. It’s something that I feel very strongly about, and feel that the time is right to invest my time and resources into building it. I’ve been waffling back and forth about it, and I feel like …

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Writing On Privileged White Male Authors Masquerading as Females for Money

On Privileged White Male Authors Masquerading as Females for Money

Manifest Mondays are my playground to blabber on about the writing life. So, listening to Book Riot’s podcast episode #219 this past week, they mentioned that Riley Sager is a pen name for a fella named Todd Ritter. Jezebel broke the story. Every write up that followed – including Book Riot – made the clipped …

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Projects The Artist’s Way

The Artist’s Way

Manifest Mondays are where I chat exclusively about writing and the writing life. My earliest memory of writing as a child was being scolded for learning how to write my name and address in kindergarten. I proceeded to write it over and over on one page – both sides – because I liked the feel …

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Writing The Crashing Tide

The Crashing Tide

Manifest Mondays are where I chat exclusively about writing and the writing life. I got word last week that my thesis for my MFA was officially accepted. I would’ve been devastated if they didn’t take it, but I was informed by my program director that the letter is basically a formality. I don’t even care; …

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Writing Tabula rasa

Tabula rasa

Manifest Mondays are where I chat exclusively about writing and the writing life. I decided to give up social media this month. I’ve done it a couple of times before. The first time – and obviously, first impressions stick with you – was the month I wrote “An Idol Story,” which I subsequently used for …

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Real Life American Dreams and All That Jazz

American Dreams and All That Jazz

I had the opportunity to attend the opening night festivities of American Dreams: A Festival, hosted by the UNLV’s Black Mountain Institute and their newly adopted literary magazine, the Believer. It was nice to get out of my head for a few hours. I love Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. It’s one of my …

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Writing #write_on

#write_on

I barely learned about this until I was parsing through my Facebook feed. I follow Chronicle Books, and they casually dropped this article on their feed called 30 People to Write for Letter Writing Month. I was intrigued. For one, it provides a wonderful list of people to write to, and secondly, it explained to …

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