Monday, November 11, 2013

Veterans, MANA Honors You

MANA has had the honor to publish and promote books written by veterans. MANA would like to honor our veterans who have served as soldiers on the field and soldiers of literature.

Thank You, Mr. Richard S. Rose
Mr. Rose served in Vietnam and honored MANA by submitting his work in our 2013 Writing Contest for writers of short stories and other prose. He won first place with his unique collection of short stories, Did You Ever Try to Melt A Lemon Drop: And Other Tales of Life Seen Through Rose-Colored Glasses.

Thank You, Captain Adrian Massey
Captain Adrian D. Massey has served his country with two deployments in Iraq. And he continues to serve. He is the voice for himself and other soldiers in A Soldier's Poetic Response: A Slice of His Life.

Thank You, Dr. Clarence C. Straham
Dr. Straham has now passed. However, his service to his country can never be forgotten. He has made a lasting impact on so many with his work, A Collection of Prayers By An Alpha Man.

To preview the books, click on their titles.

Honoring Those Who Served

Saturday, November 2, 2013

November is National Novel Writing Month

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Writing Month
Writers from across the world sat down at their computers Friday to begin the task of writing their long-put-off fiction novel and finishing it by 11:59 p.m. on November 30.

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), an event beginning on Nov. 1, of each year, is sponsored by The Office of Letters and Light, a national nonprofit organization. NaNoWriMo challenges authors to write a 50,000-word fiction novel in 30 days. 

Authors who choose to accept the mission sign-up on NaNoWriMo's website. To encourage the authors, NaNoWriMo will have published authors, including Rainbow Rowell, who wrote the first draft of the popular Young Adult novel, Fangirl, during NaNoWriMo 2012, to give pep talks to participants. Last year, 341, 375 writers participated in the project. 

For more information about National Novel Writing Month, follow this link to NaNoWriMo's website.