Upcoming Readings – The Maltese!

Are you in the vicinity of Boston, Cambridge, or Northampton, MA? How about New York City, NY?

If you’re near any of the above, I’d love to see you at one of the three readings I have coming up.

1) Friday, April 26th – Easthampton, MA – 6:30 PM

White Square Bookstore, 86 Cottage St., Easthampton, MA

Evite Link / Facebook Event 

2) Monday, April 29th – Cambridge, MA – 7:00 PM

Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge, MA

Event link / Facebook Event 

3) Tuesday, May 14th – New York City – 6:30 PM

The Mysterious Bookshop, 58 Warren St., NYC, NY

mysteriousbookshop.com / Facebook Event 

Come on out! These will be fun events. Part reading, part Q&A, all Party!

New Releases! (Re-Releases!)

If you’ve been following my work on Patreon and my new thread Adventures in Indie Publishing, you know that I’ve gotten the titles back to my Jack Palms novels. Well, after much work, debate, and new covers (Exciting!), I’m ready to announce that new eBook AND print editions of Jack Wakes Up and This Is Life are here!

Yes sir! You can get these sweet new covers on re-issued content of Jack Wakes Up and This Is Life using the links below. Check ’em out!

Jack Wakes Up     Amazon US: Print  eBook      Amazon UK: Print eBook

This Is Life           Amazon US: Print  eBook      Amazon UK: Print eBook

I’ll have more coming soon, including Young Junius, Czechmate, then….

THE MALTESE JORDANS!

Stay tuned!

Update for End of March: Get your Jordans NOW!

Download the audio episode here to get all the current news from me on The Maltese Jordans audio, print version, and lots more coming soon!
Here’s the news: On April 1, the past episodes of The Maltese Jordans are going up to the $5 reward level. Now’s the time to hop in and download all the eps for just $3 a month AND that’ll keep you tuned in for the new content and updates. Enjoy!
Also, my next Office Hour is Coming Friday @3PM Eastern. Tune in!

Upcoming Classes in 2018

Seth_Harwood_Portrait_12-15-17This winter I have two classes coming up: the first online and the second local to the Pioneer Valley (Central Mass.)
1) Online Course: The Gripping Read at LitReactor
Dates: Jan 23 to Feb 20th   Place: Fully online
You know the feeling when the sense of reading falls away, and you find yourself completely immersed in a book’s action? I’ll show you how to write like that: Engage readers. More here at LitReactor.
2) Local course in Central Mass: 8-Week Intro to Fiction Workshop
Dates: Mondays from Feb 5 to March 26th.    Time: 7-9PM.        Place: Williamsburg, MA
In this course, you will produce creative work of your own and learn how to discuss and critique the work of others. More here from the Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop.
I hope you’ll come join me to learn more about writing craft, stories, and fiction in general. We’ll be doing a lot to discuss the writer-reader connection.
You can also find more of my teaching options and private sessions here via my Patreon page. (Look to upper level rewards.)
I’m also teaching a monthly office hour on the last Friday of the month. Sign up here to get notices about that. It’s FREE!
 

Craft of Fiction Seminar in June

pvww-new-logoTuesday nights this month I’ll be teaching a seminar on the craft of fiction at my new local: The Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop, a new endeavor started by Joy Baglio within the past year. For writers in my new adopted home area of Northampton, MA and its environs, this will be a wonderful new opportunity to meet, write, share, and learn. More here: pioneervalleywriters.org

Fiction Writing: The Craft of Connecting with Readers

In this course, students will focus on writing the kind of clean and gripping prose they’ve loved to read their whole lives. You know the feeling when a sense of reading falls away and you find yourself immersed in a book’s action, tied to the narrator’s struggle, and watching each scene unfold in your mind’s eye? That’s the kind of prose we’ll be working toward creating in this class.
Our first and possibly most surprising lesson: You don’t need a fascinating, multi-layered outline or a stellar plot concept to write like this. Instead we’ll be looking at how writer and reader connect, and build the craft elements necessary to pull readers in and to keep them eagerly turning pages. Students will develop work through exercises in the use of dialogue, visual action, and creating three-dimensional characters in scenes. This class meets four times. Open to writers of all levels and genres.
Signup here: http://www.pioneervalleywriters.org/writing-classes.html

Replay of The Maltese Jordans / Patreon Q&A and Hangout

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This is the audio replay of the Q&A on April 26, 2017. Click here to download or listen (or right-click to download).
In this audio, I talk a bit at the open about what you’re getting, what’s coming up, and give a new pre-release pitch for THE MALTESE JORDANS.
Thanks to Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff  for the quickie intro at the open. It’s great to hear from an old friend in the game. I’ll have more from him coming up soon for you. What a voice on that guy!
Included content in this episode:

  • Short history of my publishing career.
  • Why I’m using Patreon now.
  • Updates on what’s to come in the near future.
  • Pitch content and new info about THE MALTESE JORDANS
  • I answer some cool listener questions
  • AND…
  • Pre-release reading of the first chapter of the book.

Enjoy! Want to go ahead and get in on a Patreon subscription for upcoming work? Go here.
You can also see links in the video here of my process in Scrivener, a tour of the Patreon page, all the funny faces, my sneakers, and more.
 


Full video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/kVB8_SnDS4M
 

The Maltese Jordans / Patreon Q&A – Hangout

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I’m going forward with the online live session tomorrow night to answer questions, talk about why I’m doing Patreon, what this means, and get all the necessary details for you on THE MALTESE JORDANS.
Mainly, I want to get in touch and say hey.
If you’d like to join, please use the following link and come out tomorrow, Wednesday, April 26th starting at 8:30 Eastern. We’ll wrap up around 9:00. If you’re on the Pacific Side of things, that’s 5:30 to 6:00. 🙂
Here’s how to attend:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/190665239
You’ll have to download some Zoom software that you may not already have going, but if you don’t want to do that, you can use phone lines below, or use the following link to find the live action via Kickstarter:
https://live.kickstarter.com/seth-harwood/live/the-maltese-jordans-patreon-q-and-a-hangout   Continue reading