Saturday, April 9, 2016

"Story Of A Heartache" By Doris A. Zarzycki

Editor's Note: In honor of April as National Poetry Month, we are highlighting poetry from MANA authors.

You think you can't get over a heartache.
Somehow you do survive,
Even if you made a mistake,
Be glad you got out of it alive.

Remember the part that was good.
Don't berate yourself the blame
You tried the best that you could.
In the end, you lost
It seems such a shame.

For every heartache,
There's a lesson to be learned.
Don't make the same mistake again.
Why do you want to keep getting burned?

One thing about a heartache,
You may think you are going to die.
But you don't, you keep on living.
You are not sure why.

From the book, God's Gift to Me,  I Share With You–Book 1 by Doris Zarzycki
CLICK HERE to find out more information on the book. 

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Introducing MANA's Online Publishing Course: "From Writer’s Block to Conference Exhibitor "

While a sunset is a beautiful sight to behold, looking at the sunrise won’t get your manuscript published! 

Do you want to publish a book but you’re procrastinating because you don’t know where to start? Writing a manuscript is only part of the publishing process. There’s so much more involved in publishing a book that goes beyond writing a quality manuscript. 

If you want to become a published author someday, and believe that you need more guidance before setting out on your publishing journey, then consider MarketingNewAuthor’s (MANA) new online publishing and marketing course, From Writer’s Block to Conference ExhibitorNo, you will not become rich overnight. However, this course will provide you with the information and guidance you'll need to hone your skills as a writer and take a step from being a skilled author to becoming a savvy marketer of your work. 

Dr. Fairy C. Hayes-Scott, owner of Robbie Dean Press, the parent company of MANA, is representing MANA as instructor of the online publishing course. The comprehensive online course is for beginners who want to become published, for published authors, and for authors who are interested in marketing themselves and their short stories, novels, poetry, textbooks or other publications. 

The online course of 15 video lessons provides:

• Specific strategies for those experiencing writer's block
• Improving methods for developing setting, characters, and plot
• Editing techniques
• Opportunity to have excerpts of work published on MANA's website
• One-on-one response to your work by the instructor to work
• Clear explanation of the publishing processes of self-publishing and traditional publishing
• Methods to choose artists and graphic designers for book covers and interiors
• Specific marketing strategies
• Methods to prepare for marketing and presenting at major book conferences

To find out  more about the online course, click on this link to MANA's email address and, within 24 hours, you will be sent the introductory video and Lesson One for FREE!

To view the full outline for the online video course, From Writer’s Block to Conference Exhibitor, and for a FREE preview of Lesson One, click HERE to visit MANA's website. 

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Friday, April 1, 2016

April is National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world. Established by the American Academy of American Poets in 1996, the celebration is celebrating its 20th anniversary of bringing public awareness to the art of poetry. 

The goals of National Poetry Month include:

• Encourage the reading of poems

• Assist teachers in bringing poetry into their classrooms

• Increase the attention paid to poetry by national and local media

• Encourage increased publication, distribution, and sales of poetry books

• Encourage support for poets and poetry