Posted: April 30, 2013 | Author: Cathy Day | Filed under: Actions | Tags: Book Reviews, literary citizenship, Making a Literary Life, Michael Poore, publishing, Social Media, websites |
You’ve all come so far since that first night of class. Remember? Remember where you were just a short time ago?
Think about what you accomplished.
- You got people in Muncie to come to the In Print Festival of First Books.
- You sponsored a public talk about graduate school.
- You gave a kick-ass presentation about social media at a meeting of local small business owners.
- You learned things about publishing that I didn’t know for a long, long time.
- You blogged every week for four months!
- You expanded your circle, your “network,” by at least 200 literary people. Because every week, you had to friend or follow five writers, magazines, publishers, agents, readers, etc. (If you can come up with another name for this than “Charming Notes,” I’m all ears.)
- You reviewed books.
- You reviewed the things you read online.
- You learned how complicated online reviewing is these days!
- You interviewed writers. You spread the word and the love.
- You gave public readings.
- You supported your classmates and plain old showed up to stuff.
- You got involved.
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Posted: February 7, 2013 | Author: Cathy Day | Filed under: Write Book Reviews | Tags: Ben H. Winter, Book Reviews, Jackson Eflin, Michael Poore |
Over on his blog Footnotes, Jackson Eflin talks up books his likes–with plenty of footnotes.
Michael Poore, Up Jumped the Devil.
Ben H. Winters, The Last Policeman.