Saturday, April 19, 2014

Open Book Talk: Uncensored Content

In an ecosphere rich in diverse cultures, made up of its own impulses, rules and laws tempered by whimsical uncertainties and vagueness, it’s not always easy to keep it real. Bite your tongue, and you should’ve spoken up. Speak up, and you should’ve put filters on it. Put filters on it, and you’re sugarcoating, or just being plain phony... even if only you know this.

So how do we keep it real in a climate full of ambiguity? This is what my next Open Book Talk will focus on.

Currently hundreds of readers are hooked onto books written by popular writers. But this is a niche statistic venturing nowhere near the volumes of mysterious untapped non-reading population unaware of what uncensored content is, and how it affects the reading experience.

If you are interested in helping potential readers not only read every page in that book, but as well want to pick up another book; or if you are interested yourself in gaining insight into what enhancing the reading experience is all about, you'll join me Friday, April 25 @3:00p.m. at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce; 200 S. Broad Street – Philadelphia, PA; inside the Hyatt Bellevue (Walnut & Broad - 7th Floor).

ALSO, do you write poetry? If so, submit your poem to our Best Storytellas in Town contest for a chance to win cash and prizes.

Contest ends May 15th! Click the image to view the guidelines.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Writing Fiction Diplomacies

It’s worth repeating; that day I stood in the center of a library and prayed writers would find a way to write more books… QUICKER... has stayed with me, in the same way I realize I would not be the reader I am today had not it been for Free Libraries.

Ten years fast forward, after writing a number of books... quickly... in addition to the long checklist of publishing requirements that bring books full circle, I find myself now sitting here nursing on other writing diplomacies.

Top Ten Best Subtleties of Writing Novels

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Removing the Masks

People! People! If you are local, meaning in the Philadelphia, Pa area, then you’ve got to come out for one of these OPEN BOOK TALKS.

Twice a month (on Fridays) I meet in small, intimate, informal groups to speak frankly about pre-selected topics as a way to promote literature, and literacy; not only for young people, but for adults as well. Like who can help engage young people to become lifelong capiche readers, who read for pleasure, if  teachers are not equipped with the tools to stimulate this level of high-functioning active reading?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Best Storytellas in Town Contest STARTS TODAY!

Just when the impish winter weather is finally cutting most of us (over here on the East Coast) some slack, I’m asking that writers and lovers of poetry pull out those keyboards and or pens, and join us in partnership with Concord Music Group, for our next ‘Best Storytellas in Town’ contest ...kicking off today. (April 1, 2014)

Monday, March 31, 2014

Accidental Book Snob

Never thought I’d be writing this post but…...

From the start, book titles were heavy on the mind. This was the subject I originally had in mind to blog. Something was telling me to address book covers in some form or fashion, except a funny thing happened. Beyond all ironies I ended up realizing, and admitting the unfathomable.

I do not judge books by the cover, or do I?