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Allen Evans
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Allen Evans left a comment for Billie Wilkerson
"Hi Billie: I'm putting the final edit together on my first novel and looking at several options as far as publishing goes. Are you working on anything?"
Aug 11, 2010
Anita Diggs left a comment for Allen Evans
"Hi Allen, Yes, I can help you with your novel. Please email me anitadiggs@aol.com and yes, I also handle writing jacket copy."
Mar 17, 2010
Allen Evans is attending Gwen Richardson's event

Literary Breakthrough Conference at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Houston, TX

May 21, 2010 all day
Top book industry experts share information and strategies on how to make your literary breakthrough and turn your existing or future book(s) into a bestseller!Conference includes three powerful sessions, breakfast, lunch and a closing reception. In conjunction with the National Black Book Festival.See More
Mar 1, 2010
Allen Evans commented on Gwen Richardson's event National Black Book Festival
"For me, this has to be the biggest thing to hit H-town since hurricane Alisha. There is no way in hell I'm gonna miss this thing."
Feb 24, 2010
Allen Evans is attending Gwen Richardson's event
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National Black Book Festival at Crowne Plaza Hotel - Downtown

May 21, 2010 at 7pm to May 23, 2010 at 6pm
The 3rd annual National Black Book Festival is a 2-1/2 day event where authors can connect with book clubs and readers, sell their books, network and make new friends. Featured authors for the 2010 Festival include Carl Weber, Je'Caryous Johnson, Beverly Jenkins and Brenda Jackson.
Feb 24, 2010
Gwen Richardson left a comment for Allen Evans
"Allen: Since you are pursuing being published, I would recommend attending the Literary Breakthrough Conference that is being held in conjunction with the National Black Book Festival. At this conference, we'll have literary agents, publishers…"
Feb 3, 2010
Allen Evans left a comment for Gwen Richardson
"Hello Gwen: My name is Allen Evans, and I'm currently in the process of finishing a difficult rewrite on my first novel, "My Sister's Keeper". I'm interested in attending the event, and I'd like to know what I could…"
Feb 3, 2010
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Feb 3, 2010
Allen Evans left a comment for Rehani Consulting
"You have a compelling price, but do you deliver? The work that I'm trying to publish is not for a vanity press. I need typing services, light editing, and a stout-hearted agent."
Nov 9, 2009
DeidraK left a comment for Allen Evans
"I'm sure you can tell a story that wouldn't necessarily fit into that category. I think it would be left up to you the kind of feel you want your book to have. Ethnic fiction, I don't know. I guess some would say that. But if nothing…"
Nov 8, 2009
Allen Evans left a comment for DeidraK
"But doesn't every crime story involve the seamy underside of the city in which the tales are born? Or is Urban fiction another name for Ethnic fiction? Yes, I've been to prison, been involved in the drug world, and committed plenty crimes,…"
Nov 7, 2009
DeidraK left a comment for Allen Evans
"To Answer your question on urban fiction vs. mainstream: Urban includes stories about the bad parts of the city, the underbelly. Any story could be set in a large city but an urban book would focus on the bad parts and would include tales featuring…"
Nov 6, 2009
Allen Evans joined Brent Mason's group
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The Critique Castle

A place to enter, if you dare, and leave all your writing behind. We don't want the whole book. Just a chapter, synopsis or a writing example. Let's help each other become better writers.
Nov 5, 2009
Allen Evans left a comment for Stacy Ousley
"Hi Stacy: How did you get you novel to print? Traditional, or with a smaller house?"
Nov 4, 2009
Allen Evans commented on Tahanee's group Urban fiction/ Street fiction / Short stories and Poetry
"Would someone please tell me the difference in urban fiction, and mainstream fiction. My novel is urban, yet I believe it fits within the parameters of mainstream. So what's the difference?"
Nov 4, 2009

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Houston
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Houston, Texas
I'm a . . .
Writer
Have You "Freed Your Inner Book" Yet?
Workin' On It, Whew! It was worse than delivering my first born!
What You Need to Know About Me:
I'm a 50 year old black man with a checkered past and stories to tell.

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At 12:54pm on March 17, 2010, Anita Diggs said…
Hi Allen,
Yes, I can help you with your novel. Please email me anitadiggs@aol.com and yes, I also handle writing jacket copy.
At 4:50pm on February 3, 2010, Gwen Richardson said…
Allen:
Since you are pursuing being published, I would recommend attending the Literary Breakthrough Conference that is being held in conjunction with the National Black Book Festival. At this conference, we'll have literary agents, publishers and book marketers who can help you take your book to the next level. Here's the link with more detailed information:
http://www.nationalblackbookfestival.com/breakthrough.htm
At 12:40am on November 8, 2009, DeidraK said…
I'm sure you can tell a story that wouldn't necessarily fit into that category. I think it would be left up to you the kind of feel you want your book to have.

Ethnic fiction, I don't know. I guess some would say that. But if nothing else, I think you should go for telling a unique and compelling story because it's kind of easy to fall into telling the same old story over and over but with different character names and in a different city. Tell a fresh story, put a spin on it. I think that if you can do that then you can get away from the urban stigma.
At 9:48pm on November 6, 2009, DeidraK said…
To Answer your question on urban fiction vs. mainstream:

Urban includes stories about the bad parts of the city, the underbelly. Any story could be set in a large city but an urban book would focus on the bad parts and would include tales featuring drugs, sex, and crime. A forefather of today's urban lit would be Donald Goines.

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