Wednesday, January 30, 2013

From the Mind of Felicia Continued!

Felicia started expressing her views in reference to urban life through poetry, which was inspired by Maya Angelou. Her writings turned into short stories, then Eyes on the Pryze was born. Felicia is currently signed with Queen Midas Books. She penned her Sophomore and Junior books Sistah Circle 1 & 2. The sequel to Eyes on the Pryze will be dropping in March along with 69 Degrees. So, Urban Fiction, be on the look out for the new pen in town! It's being held by none other than Felicia Bradshaw!


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

From the Mind of Felicia Bradshaw Continued!

So, what prompt Felicia to start writing professionally? Well to answer this question, it was a few of her old writing buddies who thought that it would be a great idea since she's been writing since she was 11 years old. So she went full force and never looked back! During her ventured, she was honored to meet Julia Press Simmons and  loved her great business mindset. Felicia decided to ask her to go 50/50 in revamping the magazine. So, in 2013, UG Magazine watch out for this dynamic duo! You will not be disappointed!

As she read True to the Game, The Coldest Winter Ever, all the way up to The Project Chick and all of Kwan's writings, she is actually capturing the struggle that has been in within the urban community through generations. She realized that not only has the struggle played a forever existing role in African American's lives, but has allowed us to create a world outside of rap music where we can tell our stories and experiences in black and white. We are shattering the myth that black folks don't read with each turn of a page. Stay tuned to see what's coming next? See you tomorrow!

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Monday, January 28, 2013

The story of Felicia Bradshaw!

 Today, Rare Diamond Publications would like to present Felicia Bradshaw the CEO and Editor in Chief of Urban Grapevine Magazine. She currently resides in Bridgeport, Connecticut. When she was younger, her mother gave her a book to read called Man Child in the Promise Land by Claude Brown. This made her fascination with reading and writing grow. This prompt her to read others such as Alice Childress book titled Rainbow Jordan. At a young age age, she began to write. She always hid her feelings in her poetry that was her muse. So, what prompt Felicia to write?

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

From the Mind of G.P.A. continued!

When it comes to writing he doesn't have writer's block. It's a myth. To get his juices going is when he wakes up, riding the train, being around beautiful women, or when he's walking  his dog Scooter the Beagle. Doing these things is what motivates him. In his near future, he sees himself selling  a millions copies of Revenge of the Orgasm, furthering embedding himself in history as one of the best Poets ever and eventually going overseas to perform for the first time.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

From the Mind of G.P.A. continued!

 G.P.A. next project that's coming up on April 29, 2013 is his title Revenge of the Orgasm. An erotic autobiography. He will also appear in a few anthologies and tour several cities to perform. He's letting everyone know that he is the most electrifying man in poetry. If you see him perform or hear him, you'll understand. He also states that he's not hot, but he say this because ever since 2009, he have been consistently stellar.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

From the Mind of G.P.A. continued!

G.P.A. speaks on when he completes a book is by speaking about the respective book before he even write the book for two or three months. When he begin to write the book, it takes him a month and a half to complete it. Then it's takes a couple of weeks for the cover and planning appearances. After that, it's the promoting the book, planning for the pre-orders, and finally releasing the book. To be the best ever is what keeps him writing.

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Monday, January 14, 2013

From the Mind of G.P.A. continued!

Currently G.P.A. has three books of poetry out titled The Confessions Heart of a Man, The book of 24 Orgasms and The mind of a Poetic Unsub. He also released a CD of poetry and music entitled The G.P.A. experience. He has participated in several anthologies of various themes and is currently on tour promoting his work. Currently he is the moth storytelling champion and will complete for its grand championship in 2013.

G.P.A. thinks that the publishing industry has changed dramatically due to self-publishing, kindles, and the abundance of authors putting out books. For him to complete a book, from start to finish, to get it edit and promoting the book, it takes nine months to get it published.
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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Closing From the Mind of Magenta Black

Magenta is a mother grandmother, and a friend. She writes from her perspective on what's come to mind. She don't like drama and try to avoid it at all cost. She doesn't get stuck when writing, Her problem for her is she doesn't have enough time to write on all of her projects. So she takes a break and take a step back and regroup.

To get her juices flowing, her grandchildren asks her what she's working on now or she'll reread something that she has written or read an email or inbox about someone asking where is book 2 or what she is doing next.

Magenta doesn't know what God has planned for her, but she's planning to do an Expo for local authors. This takes a of planning. She's very excited about the planning stages. Her grandchildren will be a part of the Expo due to the fact that they released their first anthology.

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From the mind of G.P.A.

James Gordon also known as G.P.A. was born and raised in Chicago, IL where he currently resides on the southside of Chicago. Everyone may wonder what G.P.A. means. G.P.A stands for the Greatest Poet Alive otherwise known as the Poetic Unsub.

When he was sitting his prison cell, he had a conversation with God who told him this is what he needs to do. This is when he began his writing career. He begin writing in 2007. He tell every upcoming author to write, write, and write, then edit, edit, and edit, and have someone else edit as well. Don't be deterred by someone telling you can't do something. That just means you're doing something right.

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

From the Mind of Magenta Black continued!

Currently Magenta still resides on the West Coast Central Coast of Florida where she still pursuing her dreams. One of her first joys is working with children. The zeal of God has brought back to her for her writing. Through everything that has been through she knows God has her back. She stands by the scripture Phil. 4:13 I can do all through Christ who strengthens me.

When it comes to the industry, she's not too familiar with it. She only knows the publishers she read about, heard about or dealt with directly. She is learning the business as she continues her journey in the publishing world.

When completing a book, it takes at least three months to complete it if she put time in it consistently. Her first book took her at least a month to write because she was so driven and excited. This is her first time writing fiction and while doing so she learned not to rush things. So now she takes her time and reading and rereading and read it again.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

In the mind of Magenta Black continued!

One day Magenta desired to share her writings with others. Over thirty years ago, she had her first poem published that sparked a desire to write poetry. By publishing her first poem, had ignited a drive that she could write. In her spare time, she wrote poems and short stories for fun. As time went by she decided to take her talent serious and publish her writings.

She gives this advice for writers who are coming into the industry is to do your research first. Read and  study everything you can about writing. It will be much easier than jumping in and not knowing where you are heading in this industry.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Meet Authoress Magenta Black continued!

Magenta has four beautiful adult children whom has been a such a blessing in her life. She has three sons Corey, Eddie, and Matthew and her daughter Veronica. She has been blessed with thirteen grandchildren. They have played a special part in Magenta's life by being able to teach them in her home. As she was growing up as a young child, it was her desire to teach and be a teacher. She knew she could write very well.

She's been writing poems for 45 years or so. When she was bored, she wrote a few plays when she was younger. In 2010 is when she wrote her first book. When she released her first title What makes you fat and the sequel Enough: Her story her way is when she started her own publishing company.

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Meet Authoress Magenta Black

Rare Diamond Publications would like to introduce Wendy Furse also known as Magenta Black. Magenta grew up on the east coast of Florida, but she was born in Thomson GA. where she later moved to a small town called Boynton Beach on a farm. She now stay in the West Central Florida in St. Petersburg. When she was growing up as a child, she didn't know how to speak her mind so she turned to writing and begin to write  poems and writing down her thoughts.
Struggling was nothing to new to Magenta's life. She has faced many trials worse than some could ever imagine. She took all of her trials that was placed in her way and realized that God was building something mighty in her life. She was being prepared for things to come.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

From the mind of Author Milton Kelly continued!

Milton Kelly's next project is on how to network. He's going to give a better insight on what networking really is because a lot of people doesn't know what networking really means. His next book is entitled Real Purpose of Networking. This will help others to learn what networking is really about.

He's a Christian who loves giving back to his community and giving support when he can. Believing that when giving support goes both ways not just one way.

If he gets stuck on writing, he'll take a break and get feedback from positive people. From that, he is truly blessed. Before he starts writing or to get the juices flowing, he always think positive thoughts and eliminating can't and impossible from his vocabulary and replaced them with I can and I am possible.

In the near future, he will be creating new opportunities for himself. Now he's doing things that he never had a chance to do or achieve. Now he's doing all and more for what he sat out to do. He is living his dream!

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

From the mind of Author Milton Kelly Continued!

When Milton begin to work on a book, he writes, writes, and write some more until he's ready to publish. He set goals for himself to work towards them til he complete each goals. How does he complete them? Well he completes them by staying focused and not letting anything or nothing to get in his way of what he is trying to do and accomplish.

For him to stay motivated, is by having a personal relationship with God of which he is able to go further than he could ever think of or imagine. He makes sure he surround himself with positive mindset people, by listening to gospel music, reading the Bible, and reading positive quotes that helps him to stay motivated.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

From the Mind of Author Milton Kelly Continued...

Author Milton Kelly believes that in the industry, a lot has changed for Self publishing companies. In this change, he believes that self publishing companies are giving a lot of people the chance to become published Authors. They're helping everyone to achieve their dreams. With royalties, Amazon Kindle and Createspace gives higher royalties than traditional publishers does. With self publishing you have more and better control of your work.

For him to complete his first book, it took him longer to complete because he had to make sure the formatting was correct, he proofreading his work to make sure that his work had no mistakes. Normally, it would take 30 days to complete a book. But he wanted make sure he was giving out the best product ever without errors. He used Createspace to publish his work and it was then that learned how to use a place holder text.

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