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Build Your Online Home

An important aspect of any author marketing strategy is to build an attractive and easy-to-navigate author website that is easily discoverable through the major search engines. An author website is a writer’s online business card. It’s where you want everyone to go when you want them to learn more about you—and buy your book(s)! My […]

Win a Free Book from Carolina Woman

Who doesn’t love free? Every week through the end of December, Carolina Woman is giving away two free copies of the new novel Lift and Separate by Marilyn Simon Rothstein. Simply “Like” the post about the novel on Facebook (December 13 post date) to enter a random drawing! Click here to view Carolina Woman’s Facebook […]

The Greensboro Review Turns 50

Happy anniversary to The Greensboro Review, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year—meaning they’ll publish Issue 100 in the spring of 2017. How much can change in half a century? In 1966, a stamp cost $0.04; Medicare began; and a biochemist finished deciphering the DNA code. But The Greensboro Review? Well, it appeared more or […]

Happy Anniversary to The Regulator

Durham’s The Regulator Bookshop turned forty this month. From all of us at the Network: happy birthday! The Regulator Bookshop has been at 720 Ninth St. since December 4, 1976. Back then, Durham was still very much a mill and tobacco town. Ninth St. was occupied by grills that served only breakfast and lunch; a […]

America, I Sing You Back

Poet Allison Adelle Hedge Coke grew up in North Carolina and attended North Carolina State University. Her poem “America, I Sing You Back” was recently featured on UNC-TV (PBS News Hour). Before America began to sing, I sung her to sleep, held her cradleboard, wept her into day. My song gave her creation, prepared her […]

Helping Western North Carolina

At the Fall Conference the first week of November, we asked for your donations to help North Carolinians affected by floods in the eastern part of the state. This last week of November, we’re asking for your donations to help North Carolinians affected by fires in our western mountains, as well as in the mountains […]

Give to the Network on Giving Tuesday

If you are in a giving mood on this Giving Tuesday, we hope you will give to the North Carolina Writers’ Network. After all, the Network has given a great deal to a great many writers in 2016: Maybe you were one of the hundreds of writers who came to our Spring Conference in Greensboro, […]

NaNoWriMo Arrives

We’ve flipped the calendar to November, which means it’s National Novel Writing Month. Would-be novelists the world over have set themselves word-count goals in order to finish a rough draft of a novel-length manuscript by month’s end. To help with that, venues are hosting NaNoWriMo events where you can pull up a chair and get […]

Natural Disaster Resources for the Arts

North Carolina Arts Council Executive Director Wayne Martin sent an e-mail in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, offering resources for artists and arts organizations should a natural disaster strike. We wanted to pass it along: Hurricane Matthew hit our state last weekend and the torrential rain that fell continues to cause massive flooding in many […]

Hotel Options Near Fall Conference

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Fall Conference runs November 4-6 at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley. While there are no more rooms available at the venue site, here are some nearby options, all less than one mile away from the conference: La Quinta Inn & Suites Raleigh Crabtree, $75 a night, 0.8 miles to […]