BY: GREGORY HEDGEPETH
When I started Vital Narrative in 2014, I knew I wanted to provide a safe space for writers of color to share their work unapologetically in a comfortable setting. While 85% of publishing is created by and for non-POC people, VN exists to
Almost five years later, we have the opportunity to continuing making good on that promise with our first annual MLK weekend retreat. This event will take place in Memphis, TN which is incredibly fitting. Mlk was killed in Memphis on April 4, 1968 — we want to honor that legacy by providing equity for writers of color.
During this retreat, writers will be able to share their work, have it critiqued, l
You will learn time management on how to write a book — whether you have a full-time job, kids or self doubt.
Despite the fact that I own a business, I still put in 40-50 hours a week at a full time job, plus I’m newly married with an 8 month old daughter. Despite these issues, I still find time to write and so can you.
Honest, direct feedback can only improve your writing.
So many of us spend months (years!) working on our books in isolation — I’ve found that having feedback not only allows for a second set of eyes (which provides a number of Be hefts) but also gives writers the chance to find plot holes, spelling errors and/or provide clarity. Your writing may make sense to you because you know the intent behind your words. However, someone reading your work for the first time may not understand. This is where critique aids in your process.
Clearly defined, uninterrupted time to focus on your craft.
Trying to find time to write can be difficult when you’re dealing with an overbearing boss, children who won’t stop calling your name, social media notifications that never seem to go away. This retreat ensures that you will have HOURS of time to focus and get your ideas down on paper.
Learn tools that will assist you in becoming a finishing your book without going broke, crazy or quitting your job.
In the last few years, we have created an incredibly talented roster of authors, each with their own roadblocks. We will help provide you with tools that ...
Because we really love books and want to help you reach your publishing goals.
Join us this January by clicking the link to register: