by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy
Well, I’m just hours away [read: one day without problems. So, realistically, Thursday] from launching my newsletter, Author, Etc. I’m very excited to bring this to you, chock full of authors being, well, not authors.
Curious? Here’s a little of what it will contain:
- Social media and marketing tips.
- Creative ways to stay organized.
- Recipes. Because food is fun to play with.
- Links to author-related sites I think you’ll enjoy.
- Happy Planner downloads created by Yours Truly, and not just for writers.
- Polls, surveys, and much more.
Want in? Just look for the Author, Etc. banner on the upper right of the website, and click. Easy peasy.
Oh, did I mention there’s a free short story in it for y’all? My award-winning Walker Smith. #truestory. It’s one that I’ve always been very proud of, and love to share. Back in my college days, it earned third place in a blind-read contest. That means the judge didn’t know who the authors were, so all entries were based on writing merit. My English professor, Conrad Balfour, was an instructor at Minneapolis’ prestigious The Loft, and asked the group to bend the rules: They created a scholarship and extra position for me to join. I’ll never forget their kindness in opening up mid-semester to me. Unfortunately, it’s an opportunity I couldn’t take as I was already in the motions of transferring back to Cal State. Walker Smith changed my life in many ways. It was the first time I got paid for my writing. An entire $15. So I bought a collection of short stories from the campus bookstore, and a pint of mint-chocolate-chip ice cream from the market.
And here I am, many
many years later, and I’m still doing the writing thing. Still doing the networking thing. Still doing the loving life out loud thing. And I’m ready to put it all together in Author, Etc.
I sure hope you’ll be a part of the inauguration.
With a groovy dance and a ready pen,
And Frankly, My Dear . . . That’s all she wrote!