By Doyne Phillips, Managing Editor for Southern Writers Magazine
As of the Jan/Feb 2017 issue 1,032 are the number of Authors we have promoted in Southern Writers Magazine since we began in 2011. You may be one of the 1,032 and if so you are in good company. Many of our authors have done well. Many have been recognized for their abilities with acknowledgements from their peers, publishers and institutions.
While watching the Golden Globes on Jan 8th, 2017 I noticed one of our 1,032 authors in the crowd of celebrities. Later I found that he was also a nominee in the Best Actor in a Drama category for Captain Fantastic! Yes, there sat Viggo Mortensen, the poet. Mortensen graced our Issue #6 in 2012. The article was titled On the Poet’s Road and was written by Sherry Perkins as a fantastic insight to the actors handling of rejection. I offered a Suite T post on this in May 2012 you can read. Better yet you can order a back copy of issue #6 and read the magazine article on Viggo Mortensen. It will be well worth your time.
The important thing to note about Mortensen and the other 1,031 authors is they all have shared with us what their thoughts are on writing and the way they have found to be the best for them to do so. In business it is said the “Sin of the Desert” is to know where the water is and not share it. These authors know where the water is and they are more than willing to share that with each of us that want to know. You can only imagine how invaluable the knowledge shared by these thousand plus authors can be to the new, the published or the established author.
If you haven’t had an opportunity to gain some of this knowledge you can begin today. Don’t let another issue go out without your name on it.
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Who knows, we may even see you at the Globes!