SEVEN SUREFIRE WAYS TO RUN OFF YOUR READER
The Society of Southwestern Authors hosts Harvey Stanbrough at its May 20, 2012 Forum. Presentation: SEVEN SUREFIRE WAYS TO RUN OFF YOUR READER
Your primary purpose as a writer is to avoid interrrupting your reader. But if you’re in it for the tragedy, if you really want to live the whole “struggling, starving writer” experience, unable to find a market for your work even after you’ve received rave reviews from your mom and your uncles and all your siblings except that mean one, just commit one or more of these seven writerly sins.
This isn’t deja vu, Harvey had to miss our February forum because of unforeseen circumstances and Chris O’Byrne was able to fill in at the last minute, giving us great insight into digital publishing. We have invited Harvey back and felt that this was something that every writer needed to know.
Harvey has written and published nine nonfiction ebooks on writing as well as PUNCTUATION FOR WRITERS AND WRITING REALISTRIC DIALOGUE & FLASH FICTION in print. His comprehensive poetry collection, BEYOND THE MASKS, was nominated for the National Book Award and has received rave reviews, and he’s published three other poetry collections and two long poems. Finally, he’s published four short story collections (VIGNETTES from a C-130, SIX YEARS IN MAY, THE WELL, AND STORIES FROM THE CANTINA), eight magic realism short stories (with at least ten more on the way), and nineteen other short stories in various other genres. Harvey’s works have been nominated for the Frankfurt Award, the Pushcart Prize and the National Book Award.
Remember, the forums will now be at the Inn Suites at I-10 and St. Mary’s Tucson. We will start at 11 am and it will be $25 with registration ($30 at the door). Call in your reservation to 520-546-9382 or e-mail email@example.com by the Wednesday prior (in this case, May 16).
Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 41 No. 2. Apr-May 2012