Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Recommending a Service-Oriented Writers' Organization Here!

I am a proud member of Military Writers Society of America. I recommend it because of the opportunties it offers writers, especially through its bookstore, its review program, and its award program.

MWSA is under new leadership and it continues to evolve along with its revamped Web site. They’re in the process of integrating their bookstore and their MWSA reviews. From now on, all our reviews will be part of the bookstore.

Eventually, they will be implementing an automated online database of all their members' books and reviews. Once this ambitious project is complete, visitors to the MWSA bookstore will be able to search and find exactly what they’re looking for. They’ll be able to see search results by about any essential book detail. Title, genre, etc.

One does not have to be military or write about military subjects to belong to this organization, but any writer who fits in either of those categories certainly should be a member.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and two how to books for writers, The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't and The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success. Her FRUGAL book for retailers is A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. She is also the author of the Amazon Short, "The Great First Impression Book Proposal". Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor blog.

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