I'm pleased to announce that the University of Miami Alumni Association is hosting my discussion on journalism and writing next month.
As some of you know, I'm a B.S. in Communications from UM, class of 2002. Of
man, is that 11 years ago already? I was on campus a few months ago for
Homecoming Week and it felt like fond old times. Of course there were a few things that were new to me, including this.
By going back to campus on Feb. 11 at the Newman Alumni Center in Coral
Gables, I'm going to share my experiences in journalism and writing novels with
UM students, alumni and anyone in the community who wants to attend the free
event. How do I dig up award-winning stories? How do I scoop the competition?
How do I write over 20 stories a week, and then go home to work on a novel
without passing out from exhaustion? (The answer doesn’t depends on controlled
substances, I assure you.)
I'll also talk about what inspires my novels and how I make the few precious
hours I find to write so productive. Social media promotion, and working with
the traditional media to get reviews and radio appearances, will be another
point of emphasis.
If you would like to join me at UM for this event, please RSVP here.