Writer’s Digest Writing Competition

Writer's Digest LogoWriter’s Digest has been shining a spotlight on up and coming writers in all genres through its Annual Writing Competition for more than 80 years. The winning entries will be on display in the 81st Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection.

Prizes include a chance to win $3,000 in cash, national exposure for your work, one on one attention with four editors or agents, and a paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City!

Entry fees vary. Deadline is May 15, 2012.

For more information, please visit their website.

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Sneak Peek: Ey Wade’s Beads On a String-America’s Racially Intertwined Biographical History

Beads on a StringToday we have a sneak peek of Ey Wade’s creative non-fiction book, Beads On a String-America’s Racially Intertwined Biographical History:

History was written in more than Black & White and Beads on a String-America’s Racially Intertwined Biographical History lauds loudly the accomplishments of all races that helped make America the great country it has become. America’s glorious multi-racial history is finally acknowledged and bound into one book. 

Beads On a String-America’s Racially Intertwined Biographical History is available at Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Smashwords, iTunes, and Barnes & Noble. Continue reading “Sneak Peek: Ey Wade’s Beads On a String-America’s Racially Intertwined Biographical History”

Fear and self-loathing, sober on my couch


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Writers are sensitive folks, generally. This is good. Empathy is important and all that. This is also bad. Lots of us kill ourselves or drink ourselves to death, etc. I was thinking about this today because I started feeling really bad about myself, and then I had an epiphany.

See, I write a lot of things and some get ignored and some blow up and some just kind of exist, taking up internet space. So, anyway, what got me all bummed out was looking at my stats on Amazon. (I have yet to figure out that Jim Devitt trick that would make me the #1 bestselling writer named JD Mader or something – I love you, Jim – this isn’t about you, you’re awesome – and I WILL figure it out).

So, I was looking at my stats and I started feeling crappy. I did the KDP select program with one book (more about that on Thursday). My reviews are good. I’ve done pretty well, but it felt shitty. And then I stopped and mentally bitch-slapped myself for a moment. In far less time than it took to endure middle school, I have self published two novels, gotten this IU gig, started some blogs which I now pretty much ignore, started BlergPop with two writer friends, wrote Bad Book with Hise and Brooks, started an advice column (I have only done one so far, but people are digging it), just published an article with the biggest online fishing resource, and started a Freelance writing business. So, thought I to myself, why are you tripping you gorgeous nimrod, you? Continue reading “Fear and self-loathing, sober on my couch”