Cities of the Dead and Appearances!

Enjoy our very own Kalila as she gives a tour of the Cities of the Dead in New Orleans!

Appearances: Call and reserve your space early.  We are booking up quickly.

3/24/18 Hernando Topic: The Beginner’s Guide to Writing for Publication
When do you call yourself a writer? Writing style- Pantser / Plotter. Why did you become a writer? What is & purpose of – Beta Readers, a Critique Group or Writer’s Group. Genre Blending – Where Do I Fit In – How to decide what genre you write. Balancing the day job while writing. Did you choose the genre or did it pick you? Do you write with an audience in mind? How do you keep from giving up before the story is finished?
Hernando Public Library – 370 W Commerce St – (662) 429-4439 – 10am – 1pm Central Time

4/19/18 Writing Series – Keeping it Fresh –
Tips to keep your readers engaged. Foreshadowing. How to hint at what’s to come. Select your main characters, but use smaller characters to provide fresh tension, support or humor.
7pm Germantown Community Library – 1925 Exeter Rd. 901-757-7323

5/15/18 Writing Shorts – Keeping it Tight –
Writing Vivid with Fewer Words
7pm Germantown Community Library – 1925 Exeter Rd. 901-757-7323

6/21/18 Crafting Successful Love Scenes –
How to build tension and were to draw the line. Tease, none or all out.
7pm Germantown Community Library – 1925 Exeter Rd. 901-757-7323

6/30/18 Hernando Topic: Writing Romance! Polish your work and make it shine – before you hit send!  Rules are meant to be broken sometimes, but you must learn them before breaking them. The Rule of Three – One of the oldest techniques in writing used to create engaging content. Have you finished your first short story or novel? Formatting 101 – Follow the Guidelines. Grammar & Punctuation – Common Mistakes that Drive Editor’s Crazy.
Hernando Public Library – 370 W Commerce St – (662) 429-4439 – 10am – 1pm Central Time


Writing Contest from Malice in Memphis


If you think that you have what it takes to be the next world heavy-weight champion writer on the block — then HIT US WITH YOUR BEST SHOT!

We want to see what you can dish out in between those piles of laundry, leftover spaghetti and that late night creative spell where you just have to write down that one inspiring idea. So here’s your chance to write it down in 300 to 500 words and see if it pays off. The Malice in Memphis “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” Writing Contest runs from March 1 until May 1. Entry fee is $10 per submission. That’s right…per submission. So that means you can do the one-two sucker punch, hit us with all you’ve got (meaning you can submit as many entries as you like) and cross your fingers that you come out a winner. So enter as many times as you want.

Finalists will be notified on or before June 15. Winners are announced on the Malice in Memphis website, the Malice in Memphis Facebook page and the Dark Oak Press website.