Episode 81- The Newbie Writers’ Podcast
Special Guest:Jordan Rosenfeld
–Author of debut novel FORGED IN GRACE, “…a luminous, edgy debut…” (Patry Francis), MAKE A SCENE, and WRITE FREE (with Becca Lawton).
–Co-Creator, Indie-Visible: Literary Justice for All, a Writer’s Collective
Jordan E. Rosenfeld learned early on that people prefer a storyteller to a know-it-all. She channeled any Hermione-esque tendencies into a career as a writing coach, editor, and freelance journalist and saves the Tall Tales for her novels. She earned her MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and is most
recently the author of the novel, Forged in Grace (indie-visible ink).
From the Redwood Writers Newsletter (April):
One of the biggest mistakes indie authors make is to try and go it alone. Without the
infrastructure of traditional publishing, authors often miss important steps and hurry to get their manuscript to market. Rosenfeld is co-founder of indie-visible: literary justice for all, a writers’ collective of 16 independent authors who publish together, acting as a small press while still remaining independent.
She is familiar with the power of collective
energy, promotion, and professionalism, emphasizing ways for indie authors to look and act like professional publishers themselves. She also stresses ways to approach the process, from beginning to end, that will help an indie author rise above the rest.
Tell us more about Indie-visible ink and boutique publishing
I loved your seminars and workshops. What is your most popular and what do newbie writers want to hear the most often?
What advice for the newbie author or newbie publisher can you give our listeners?
Tell me, of course, about your book!
Word of the Week
1. Incapable of being taken by force; strong enough to withstand attack.
2. Capable of being impregnated.
For 1: From Old French imprenable, from in- (not) + prenable (vulnerable to capture), from prendre (to take, seize). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ghend-/ghed- (to seize, take), which is also the source of pry, prey, spree, reprise, surprise, pregnant, osprey, prison, and get. Earliest documented use: 1430.
For 2: From Latin impraegnaere (to fertilize, impregnate). Ultimately from the Indo-European root gen- (to give birth), which also gave birth to words such as generate, engine, indigenous, and germ.
“Mr Netanyahu, who seemed electorally impregnable, may suddenly look vulnerable.”
Nerves are Jangling Again; The Economist (London, UK); Nov 17, 2012.
The public sees what the news is reporting about whether, people being killed, the latest finance or market crash. the public needs to hear all this so that if it rains people will not wear shorts.
If you did not get a chance to participate in National Poetry Month by writing a poem a day for the month of April, here is your chance to make it up with one big poem. What should a poem be? What kind of subjects lend themselves to poetry? What do not?
Write a poem about a non-poetic subject.
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