Weekly Digest March 3, 2019
Welcome! Each week we share how we’re helping writers, building a writing community, and featuring writers around the world.
Catherine & Elizabeth
March 3, 2019
Each week, we’re going to highlight the winners of our monthly short story contests, which we’ve been holding since October, 2016. As we prepare to publish our second anthology of these writers, we are honored to share their stories with the world!
All stories live on our website here.
Last week, the link to our long short fiction contest winner for January had a glitch, so here it is:
Long Short Fiction (3000 words): “Hiding in Plain Sight” by Mubanga Kalimamukwento.
Here’s a tiny taste of the story.:
We must be going back home, he thinks, waving at Nyaka, who is staring out through a window, wide-eyed and crying.
About the Author: Mubanga is a lawyer by training but a storyteller at heart. Her first novel-length manuscript - The Mourning Bird - is shortlisted for the Dinaane Debut Fiction Award, formerly the European Union Award. She's a 2018/2019 Hubert Humphrey (Fulbright) International Fellow at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs where she is researching the Mandela Principles on the Treatment of Prisoners. As a writer, she is passionate about social justice and practices her skill on her two sons. Her creative non-fiction has been published by The Advocates for Human Rights Minnesota where she's conducting her Professional Affiliation in the International Justice Department.
We’re grateful to all the writers who submit stories each month! And we are honored to publish their stories our forthcoming anthology, available for pre-order here.
BUILDING A WRITING COMMUNITY
Our Writing Club is in its second month and we’re so happy to say the writers showing up are getting stuff written!
Several people are working on books; others work on blog posts, including us!
The Writing Club is for you if you WANT TO WRITE. You don’t need any loftier goal than that.
After you join, then you can write “Writing Club” in your planner once, twice, or three times a week. With an appointment to write, you’re going to show up, aren’t you!?
• 3 Writing Sessions per week (60 minutes each)
Mondays at 7 p.m. * Wednesdays at 9 a.m. * Fridays at Noon (All times EST)
• A Weekly Accountability Check-in with Two Sisters (this is a quick and easy questionnaire that we email to you to help you track your progress and partner with us to keep you on track to meet your writing goals).
Check it out here.
Meet LaRue Palmer.
He’s a man on a mission to write, publish, and release his book on National Diabetes Day this November.
LaRue is a Certified Health Coach and Diabetes Educator in Los Angeles. He lost his mother to undiagnosed diabetes, and is turning his loss into his mission to help others prevent a similar fate.
You’re going to be hearing a lot more about LaRue and his journey. Here’s a link to his gofundme campaign, and here’s his mission statement:
“My mission is to publish in November during National Diabetes Awareness Month. The book exposes the pervasive, serious threat of type 2 diabetes and the fact that medicine is not the way to treat this dietary disease. Readers will learn how people with type 2 diabetes can work together with their medical team and diabetes coach to better manage the disease without drugs, and even reverse the condition through nutrition and lifestyle modification. Many medical doctors are not even aware that diabetes can be reversed. Type 2 Diabetes: The Loaded Gun will give you the facts!”
We look forward to bringing LaRue’s book to life!
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