Hey guys and gals… . My name is Wt Prater and I wanted to let you know about FIVE opportunities to get yourself, your book, or short story out there farther. That’s right, five things you can take advantage of that are ABSOLUTELY FREE and open to you.
First, I host a Blog Talk Radio show called Write on the Edge, where I talk with authors who write edgier projects, like GLBT material. I also cover BDSM and general Erotica authors on this show. This is a relatively new way to promo (at least for me), but it is awesome. If you are interested in scheduling an audio interview just because, or better yet, you have a project coming out, send me an email at wtprater.jwasg@…
Next, I am also helping organize a Rainbow Blog Hop for our Marketing for Romance Writers yahoo group. This Hop is for exclusively LGBT Books, but we host a different blog hop every other month. AND we are putting together a Mini-book for each Blog Hop. This opportunity is only open to members of the group, but joining MFRW is so easy (not to mention incredibly beneficial)! Again, if you are interested, contact me.
The third chance to get yourself more out there: join me on my blog, which will be starting Author Interviews again soon. (All authors I interview are permanently listed on my website also. So check that out, too at www.wtprater.com ) I am happy to help cross-promote authors and their projects. My blog is called Just Write and SO Gay…and it was established with that purpose in mind. And while it was started for just GLBT writers and projects, I am now ready and willing to interview any authors who would like to be interviewed. So, holla at me if I can help.
The fourth opportunity is based on the Pay It Forward idea. You have done the impossible: You have gotten through the muck and weeds and got published. Now it is time to give back by helping the next generation of writer. The group is called Write It Forward, and it is a “For Authors, By Authors” kinda place. This IS NOT LGBT exclusive, it is a group built for ALL authors. This is an opportunity to get your name out there, but there is NO PROMO allowed in the group!
The fifth opportunity is that I have a small group of authors I meet with
monthly in person. This is a chance for us to check in, checking out each other’s projects, cheerlead for each other, and if needed, coach each other on how to overcome obstacles in writing. This group is only for people who want to write seriously, not dabble in the craft. (Not that there is anything wrong with dabbling.)
So if you are interested in any or all FIVE of these FREE opportunities to
expand your networking, please contact me via FaceBook, Tumbler, Twitter, or LinkedIn (I am listed as Wt Prater on all of them) or email me at wtprater.jwasg@… and I will respond as quickly as possible.
If there a PROGRAM available that was a mix of writing coach and story architecture for WRITERS that was relatively cheap, would YOU as a writer be interested?
Are you a music addict? Get suggestions from around the country and the world! Join us as we start “Music off the Main”. THIS WEEK’s FEATURED ARTIST IS ZAZIE, reviewed by Amanda Miller. Find new music to write to and awesome music from another countries. And we are looking for your opinions and your blog posts about your fave music that’s hot. Got a hot Russian boy band you want everyone to know about? How about an Icelandic group you write to? Come share. Submit your opinions and your blog ideas TODAY!! Check out Zazie, the French songtress, reviewed by Amanda Miller http://www.musicoffthemain.blogspot.com/2013/03/zazie-music-to-write-relax-or-learn-to.html
Wt is a writer, having four short stories in various states of publishing, and approximately thirty Works in Progress. Wt is a blogger, with two blogs he maintains, Just Write and SO Gay, and his new project, Music Off the Main, and always looking for others to spotlight on. While new to it, he is a host with Blog Talk Radio, partnering with Marketing for Romance Writers of which he is also organizer of the GLBT Blog Hop and Mini- magazine. He is an Assistant Organizer of the Nashville Writer’s Group, helping with both the Workshop Committee and the Promotions Committee. Online, he has active social networking on Facebook, Twitter, Fetlife, Linked In, Tumbler, Goodreads, and Meet Up. In real life, he stays just as busy bouncing around in his non-profit volunteering from the GLBT community to the BDSM community to church community. In his experience he has lead panels at various conventions including Connooga, Chattacon, OutlantaCon, Hypericon, GMX, DragonCon, and Whedonfest. Spiritually speaking, he is an active part of First Uniteran Universalist Church of Nashville as part of the Fellowship Committee, the GLBT+A Committee, and as a Youth Advisor.
Check out my new blog… Music Off the Main. This is dedicated completely to music that is not Top 40. So if you are looking for music to write by, today’s featured artist is Sigur Ros. And if you have fave groups that are only know in your part of the US, or outside the US, please don’t be afraid to send me a note and together we can help them become a part of the Non-Stream!! Please, follow this blog and join the Non-Stream Movement! http://www.musicoffthemain.blogspot.com/2013/03/sigur-ros-music-to-write-to.html
As most of my readers will know I don’t tend to share what is personally going on in my life. But with the most recent happenings it seems to be necessary to inform those who are curious as to what occurred. We shall title this adventure of William and Julie’s “The Real World: Nashville Edition” So here’s what happens when you take six people with vastly different personalities and have them stop being polite and start getting real…
It began with us moving out of our house and looking for a new living situation. One of our best friends (at the time) whom we shall name for this story Booby McRedHair approached us about getting a larger place because she was unhappy with the apartment she was living in. We understood that in accepting this arrangement along with her came her boyfriend Gamey McSlacker, and their two current roommates Gunny McPsycho and Casper the Gay Ghost. These names are not intended to be slanderous, but rather to bring humor to a time and situation that had been completely devoid of it.
We realized that moving into the living situation we were moving in six very different personalities: granted it was into a three floor townhouse so everyone had their space. The top floor had the master bedroom for Booby and Gamey and there were also bedrooms for Casper and Gunny. The middle floor was designated as Switzerland, one half the game room and the other half was the living room/dining room and kitchen. On the bottom floor there was a large room which we converted into our bedroom and there was the garage.
Now when we first moved in everyone worked day jobs except for myself since I was focusing on my writing which I mostly did at night. This worked for last than two months when both Gamey and Gunny both quit their jobs and began gaming almost 24/7. Now this would not have been a problem had it not been for the way gamey played, which was by yelling at the screen and constantly belittling the people he was online with. This became the source of our first major conflict.
By the time these issues had started to resolve themselves it was decided that Gunny would move into the gaming room thus allowing for two new roommates to move into his old room upstairs. This was decided without seeking our input or even meeting them prior to them moving in. With this move I began to feel very unwelcome on the middle floor and retreated into the bedroom where I stayed pretty much 24/7.
Even with all of this, we tried to see the positives in the situation. Julie and I had even discussed staying on another year beyond the one year mark. The Monday, mere days before “the incident”, we had a household meeting in which we informed them of such. Looking back…well the signs were there, we just didn’t want to see them.
That Thursday (Feb 21st) the power got turned off due to an old debt we were planning on finally taking care of literally the next week. But as luck would have it Booby, Casper, and Gunny were home. Now I should state that had they not both called in sick no one would have even known the power was off until it had already been restored. But as over-reactors would have it they decided to move the electricity bill into Casper’s name. Meanwhile across town, my wife had left work early and was emptying out every account we had to pay the bill and get the power turned back on. Embarrassed and in tears, she texted everyone to let them know the situation had been dealt with and the power would be back on shortly.
The power came back on within six hours, but by then the damage had been done and the ball had started rolling. For the next day and a half no one in the household would speak to us. The hostility was palpable and culminated during the impromptu household meeting called the next day. The meeting began with them handing us an envelope that contained a threat stating that if we didn’t get our finances in check that we could be evicted. We had never treated this as a landlord/lessee situation but as the six of them sat facing off with us. As Booby began to list off our many varied wrongs, I stopped her and asked a simple question “Do you want us to leave?”
Hemming and hawing around for a moment finally the answer was made of “Yes. We want you out.” We were then given the deadline of March 31st. As soon as we received this information we went through what appeared as the seven stages of grieving, which ended the next day…sort of…
Julie deciding that we were going to move out by the 1st of March and me agreeing to the challenge. We put out the call for places to stay and are now in the process of planning our next journey. Where our destiny might take us is at this point unknown but we have received several offers within the Nashville area, one in Clarksville, one in Murfreesboro, and several well beyond Tennessee’s boarders (Canada anyone?). By the end of March we plan to know more about where the spirits are leading us. but until then, we plan to keep it positive, learn from past experiences and as always Keep on writing.
Non-traditional couple looking for a room to rent. Searching a space for us and our two cats. Very open minded and considerate. I am a writer, my wife works in a factory. I am more of a night owl, she varies. But we are both fairly quiet people. We are looking for something in the three to four hundred range, but that can vary depending on other shared bills. We are currently in Nashville, TN, but if the right opportunity were available … My name is Will. Please contact me for more information at 615.260.9659 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Out today from Torquere Press
“Welcome to Shady Business, the hottest gay BDSM club in town. Owned by Grey Shade, it’s the place you want to be if you’re into leather, whips, crops, and hot and steamy sex.
Each story in this anthology takes the reader inside the club for a steamy, hot night filled with passion, sex, and leather. From love stories that pluck at the heartstrings with riding crops to subs masquerading as Doms, from virginal first-time forays into the scene, to tales of experienced members in the leather community, there’s something for every reader here. Top or bottom, Dom or sub, every need is met, every desire filled.
At Shady Business, no good deed ever goes unpunished.”
Edited by Kiernan Kelly with stories by Kiernan Kelly, Kayelle Allen,Kc Burn, Lydian Harker, CR Guiliano Sascha Illyvich„ Wt Prater,Emily Moreton, CC Bridges, Wade Kelly, CB Conwy, Daniel Christian Juris, Amelia June, K.c. Wells, Winnie Jerome, PT Walden, Sean Michael …http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=76&products_id=3812