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September 2010 Blog Posts (32)


The From A Writer's POV Magazine is recognizing eBook writers! Get your eBook spotlighted in our printed Magazine. Just inquire to the following link, and we will do the rest!

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We cator to a variety of writers, and are always looking…


Added by Darryl J Mims on September 29, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments


Just a note saying hello to all members of this site. Missed reading discussions and blog notes, but I have been busy with my weekly discussions, monthly devotionals and working on my next book.

Will be in touch.

Willie White

Added by Dr. Willie B White on September 29, 2010 at 8:28am — No Comments


Tied by threaded roots

padded and paved by healed wounds

Dark tones crowns the scares that scarfs

the heart

Whelps decorates the suffering

texture of a race that has different

sheets on many faces

Sewed together by sweat

a burden that bears no regrets

Netted tears rolled out the red blooded carpet for years

Planet fields and paved roads

off soar heels

Love breaded the joys and pain

to whence a beautiful man and woman

where… Continue

Added by durrell echols on September 28, 2010 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Donate your book

Donate a copy of your book to be read by our staff as well as given to winners of various contests ran in the magazine.

From A Writer’s POV reads great books…


Added by Dominique on September 28, 2010 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Using for book publishing fundraisers - Check out my video on how I am using

Author Ananda Leeke is using - - to raise money for her next book Sisterhood the Blog: Soundbytes from the 21st Century Women's Online Revolution, a memoir that discusses her Internet adventures, digital sisterhood experiences, and reflections about women and the Internet. Her overall goal is to raise $1,600 to cover the cost of her self-publishing fees by August 31, 2011. She is using… Continue

Added by Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke on September 26, 2010 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Media Manifesto (Part 1) Scorched Earth Policy

Hee-Haw/ Starstruck/Pollyanna Journalism--

Why does the majority of the media here in Augusta (2nd largest city in GA) suffer from a lack of creativity/innovation/ingenuity? (take your pick)

Disclaimer: If the shoe fits wear it! I would like to absolve certain segments of the Augusta media. These people/entities have made an honest attempt to give coverage to a wide array of local artists: Ben Hasan, Ashley Brown, L. Munroe (comcast), Helen Blocker Adams, Carl… Continue

Added by Corey Washington on September 22, 2010 at 6:37pm — No Comments



Divine intervention is working in your behalf because if I did not read what these hired guns write then they would continue getting away with murder because they are killing you with "written certainties" that leave no room for doubt in your minds,

"Had slavery not occurred, the wealth gap would not exist. Had reparations for slavery been paid, the wealth gap would not exist."

Dr. Boyce Watkins

Forget about that one black America because God… Continue

Added by Enoch Mubarak on September 22, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Just Venting- Who's Really Against Us!!!

During a literary event it was announced that the city of Newark, New Jersey would be closing Public Libraries. I later found out that Trenton, New Jersey had closed four out of six of their Public

Libraries. I can honestly say I haven't been to the library in years,

but I remember viidly taking my children and the children from the

Newark Boys and Girls Club to Saturday book events and on other outings

to the library. I remember the awe in the younger children's eyes…


Added by Nanette Buchanan on September 21, 2010 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Let From A Writer's POV Feature your Event!

From A Writer's POV loves to spotlight events! We have a feature on our Print Magazine that allows us to do cover stories on people who are hosting literary events. We have a few open spots for the next couple of months. We'd love to spotlight you if you have an event going on in the future.

We do not do cover stories on people who are attending events. Our feature is for those who are hosting. So if you are hosting an event within the next couple of months (November,…


Added by Dominique on September 20, 2010 at 8:33pm — No Comments



The median household income for blacks stands at $34,218; for whites, it's $55,530. Less than half of blacks own a home compared to three quarters of white families. Blacks are more than three times a...s likely to live in poverty.

In addition, black-owned businesses represent a paltry 5 percent of privately owned companies, and the study says more are needed to help spur job growth in minority communities.

The Obama administration, the study suggests, has taken… Continue

Added by Enoch Mubarak on September 20, 2010 at 7:47pm — No Comments

Dance of the Street

Dance of the Street

Looking over my shoulder watching what’s on my left, who’s on my right.

Been ducking blows this…


Added by Nanette Buchanan on September 19, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Quoted in NY Magazine . . .

Jacqueline Woodson “Sadly, white-owned independent bookstores still seem to underrepresent authors of color. So I trek to Brownstone Books in Bed-Stuy, where I can find the latest book by David Benioff or Coe Booth.”(409 Lewis Ave., nr. Decatur St.;718-953-7328 )

Added by Diane on September 19, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Be Featured on From A Writer's POV

From A Writer's POV is looking to fill a few features for the November Edition of our magazine.

Inspirational Buzz

Youth Corner

Cover Story


Inspirational Buzz is a feature for those that write in the genre of inspiration. This feature is in our Print Edition Only. The writer gets one full edition of exposure with their writing.

Youth Corner is a feature in our Print Edition that allows young…


Added by Dominique on September 17, 2010 at 10:22am — No Comments


We are looking for young adults and children's book authors for our Youth Corner feature. Submissions can be made here:…


Added by Darryl J Mims on September 17, 2010 at 10:08am — No Comments

Free Classes in NYC & a Celebration of Banned Book Week by the ALA

Take a moment to appreciate the real benefit of what books bring to your life. Exercise your freedom to read anything you like by checking out some of the books still being challenged and banned across our country:

  1. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
  2. Forever, by Judy Blume
  3. Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
  4. The Color…

Added by Diane on September 16, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

My Meeting Director Mark Rydell

Funny how things happen. Last Tuesday, I searched for a new and interesting place to work, and drove through Long Beach, and San Pedro (CA). I found my way to Palos Verdes ending up at a Starbucks overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

An hour into sipping coffee, writing, and staring out at what is a captivating site, I met a booklover and struck up a conversation. She introduced herself as Mari-Anne Kehler, wife of actor Eddie…

Added by Gene Cartwright on September 12, 2010 at 8:32pm — No Comments


From A Writer's POV is looking for article writers. If your field of expertise is in Business, Publishing, Finance, and you are an Author of 4 or more books, we would love to have you write for our magazine on tips and advice for our readers. If you are interested, please e-mail us at for an application and instructions.

Thank you.

Added by Darryl J Mims on September 11, 2010 at 11:09am — No Comments

Life of a Rose

I’m there beneath the ground the bud that you can’t even see.

Then love walks by and waters me

I feel the coolness of the water and I began to breathe

I stretch my arms, my legs began to stretch out.

The roots of my legs fi nd foundation in the

thirst quenched by the water of love.

You nurtured me to grow.

I feel the warmth of the sun and the coolness of the shade

The warmth of your hugs and the shade of your protection

I’m no longer afraid to come… Continue

Added by Cassandra Hope Cubbage on September 11, 2010 at 10:20am — No Comments

September Reads


Added by OOSA Online Book Club on September 9, 2010 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Authors On Lock: Checking In...

Where Are They Now?…


Added by OOSA Online Book Club on September 9, 2010 at 7:35pm — No Comments

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