If you live anywhere near Greenville, this is a great opportunity to hear a multi-published author discuss how he got published … and re-published.
Ray Blackston of Greenville, South Carolina, worked as a buyer and a broker for eleven years before cashing in his modest 401k and leaving his corporate cubicle to write full time. He serves on the missions committee of his church, has traveled to rural Ecuador on a summer missions program, and coaches his seven-year-old nephew, Action Jackson, in T-Ball.
Ray Blackston’s books seem to be a cross between Garrison Keillor and Kristin Billerbeck – funny and quirky (kind of a guy’s chick lit). He’s written six books, published under two houses, Revell and Hatchette’s FaithWords, so it sounds like he just may know what he’s talking about.
And, in case you were wondering about the SCWW, here’s the scoop:
Established in 1990, the South Carolina Writers Workshop is a literary arts organization serving both new and established writers. Nearly every type of writing is represented from poetry to mainstream novels to short stories to non-fiction. SCWW offers a supportive environment for people to become better writers.
SCWW membership is open to all writers, providing a wide range of opportunities to improve one’s writing, network with others, and gain practical “How To” information about getting published.
Sound good? It does to me. Did I mention it was FREE? Now where did I put my calendar … ?