[Writers Circle] Publishing Your Story With MPHI am happy to see a commitment to publishing short fiction and developing writers and well done to MPH and 95% for collaborating.
Posted by: "Esther" firstname.lastname@example.org estcl
Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:35 am (PST)
Some news off the press.
95% The Writers Academy is now working in partnership
with MPH Publishing to increase the pool of our local
talents. We are encouraging our writers to write their
stories. Aspiring writers out there, once you have
completed your stories with us, you stand a chance to
publish your stories.
Come for the talk on Wed 18 Oct and find out more. In
the meantime, here are the other details of this talk.
We will be featuring three speakers who will speak
about three different areas, namely:
• Juliah : The difference between writing a short
story and a novel
• David Byck : How difficult is it writing a fiction
as opposed to non-fiction
• Dzoff : Is there any money and glory in writing for
the screen, right here in Malaysia.
Fee : RM50
Date : 18th October, 8.30 pm – 10.00 pm.
Venue : 95% The Writers' Academy, Wisma Dicklin, 80A
Jalan Bangsar, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.
Call 03-2287 7095 or email to askme@95percent. com.my
to book your seats.
I have been fortunate to be invited to 95%'s end of course presentations a couple of times and know that the speakers have been working hard on a novel and I'm sure they learned about themselves as writers from the course. David Byke is of course the author of It's a Long Way to the Floor, a book which I hear is now selling well (even in my local mamak newsagent!) and deserves to.
But at the risk of being considered a bit of a spoiler, may I ask why whether it is really ethical to charge RM50 for a session like this when the speakers are not really any better qualified to talk about their topics than many members of their audience may be?
If you are going to charge for a talk, surely it is better to get in writers with a respectable track record in the area they are expected to talk about?
MPH's credibility is also on the line here.