Sunday, August 1

Countdown to Muse 2021: Small Victories by Lisa Braxton by Lisa Braxton

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She placed on the biggest smile and said with pride, “Yes! The Talking Drum!”.

It had become part of our routine phone conversations in the weeks simply after the publication of my debut book, The Talking Drum– updates on how she convinced a club sister, sorority sis, or deacon at the church to send me a look for the purchase of an autographed copy. Mother was my biggest champion. After I mailed off a few of those autographed copies, I began calling Mom my finest sales supervisor..

Lisa Braxton is the recipient of a 2020 Outstanding Literary Award from the National Association of Black Journalists for her launching book, The Talking Drum. When an urban redevelopment task takes over a neighborhood, the Talking Drum is about three young 1970s couples and how theyre impacted. The unique examines the extensive effect gentrification has on communities, in addition to intra-racial, class, and cross-cultural stress

The Muse and the Market 2021 is nearly here! This years conference is taking the form of a virtual improved writing residency (occurring Wednesday, April 21st – Sunday, April 25th) with new Premium Workshops and the Manuscript Mart (occurring Wednesday, April 28th – Sunday, May 2nd)

” I left something for you,” she stated..

Her calls pulled at my heart..

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” I offered another book for you,” Mom said when I addressed the phone..

Spots are selling out quickly for the Muse and the Marketplace 2021. Do not wait! Register today!

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This years conference style is “Small Victories.” All of us understand what the “big” success are (landing an agent, snagging a book deal, or getting a flashy award), however this year we intend to celebrate the similarly crucial, tiny, and typically hidden triumphes of our composing lives. In anticipation of the conference, weve asked Muse 2021 presenting authors to explain one small triumph theyve had as an author that no one understands about. Our first presenter in the series is Lisa Braxton, author of The Talking Drum.

” The money beside The Talking Drum?” I asked..

I didnt understand what she was talking about, however then kept in mind that weeks previously she had me tuck a few dollars next to her copy of my book..

In anticipation of the conference, weve asked Muse 2021 presenting authors to describe one little success theyve had as a writer that no one knows about. It had actually ended up being part of our routine phone conversations in the weeks just after the publication of my launching novel, The Talking Drum– updates on how she encouraged a club sibling, sorority sister, or deacon at the church to send me a check for the purchase of an autographed copy. Lisa Braxton is the recipient of a 2020 Outstanding Literary Award from the National Association of Black Journalists for her launching book, The Talking Drum. The Talking Drum is about 3 young 1970s couples and how theyre impacted when a city redevelopment task takes over an area. Areas are selling out rapidly for the Muse and the Marketplace 2021.

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Mother passed away days later. That minute is one of my biggest treasures

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You can catch Lisas virtual craft conversation, “Infusing Your Fiction with Racial and Social Justice Themes Without Losing Your Reader,” by means of Attendify at the Muse 2021 from 10:00 am – 11:15 am on April 21st, 2021

Mommys voice was getting scratchy and weaker as a result of surgeries and chemotherapy to treat her cancer. When the doctors told us that there was absolutely nothing more they might do for Mom, my sibling and I left our respective homes in other states and moved into the bed room with her, to offer her 24-hour care. As the cancer metastasized to her brain, she wasnt extremely lucid, but one day she looked at me and indicated the bookshelf under the TV stand..

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