Letting Go - eBook, now available for pre-order!
The paperback will be out very soon, meanwhile you can pre-order the eBook here.
Interviews with the authors from Letting Go
There's something very satisfying about a great collection of stories. Fiction, nonfiction, if told well, it doesn't matter which as long as they ring true. Hold your attention. Widen your world.
One of the best parts about publishing an anthology edited by M. E. Hughes is that she can draw on what she calls “a small army of writers” – devoted students and friends. Some she’s worked with at New York University, where she’s taught for more than 20 years. Others have attended her nonprofit Peripatetic Writing Workshops or have been private clients.
Thirty authors from seven countries contributed to Letting Go: An Anthology of Attempts. Some are making their debut in print. Others have several books to their credit. All are dedicated writers.
Call me nosy. But after I read the essays from these writers, all new to me, I wanted to know more about them. As writers.
So, for the next few weeks, we’ll be featuring these authors individually. Answering the kinds of questions authors are always asked.
It's a luxury to have an abundance of authors all in one book. I hope you'll enjoy it.
A Twitter Milestone
Back when I was new to all this and I heard about Twitter, I thought - seriously? 140 characters? What does that even mean?
Then little by little I got hooked. I even attended a conference session on how to use Twitter. The speakers, experts of course, said you couldn't even hope to have an impact unless you had 5,000 to 10,000 followers. So I set out to reach that goal, following one person at a time. Manually. Every day.
And I've just hit 5,000 the same week that Joshua Topolsky has an article in the New Yorker heralding the end of Twitter. Asking whether it has become irrelevant. Saying it may even be dying.
It was hard enough noting that most of the people I follow these days have upwards of 100,000 followers. That most of what I get in my feed are ads or else insipid inspirational sayings with lovely photos. And to know now from experience that Twitter really isn't the way to sell books. But to hear that Twitter may be over?
Facebook still creeps me out. It's too personal. Google plus is nice but it doesn't seem to be going anywhere. And Pinterest is fun to look at. But Twitter is where I turn when I'm watching bad television and I know I'll find some funny, snarky remarks.. When I want to know what's happening in some breaking news event. When I just want a quick read.
I'm not ready to give up on Twitter. And I hope my now 5000 followers won't either.
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