Tag: Writing

Writing and Marketing My Way Through the 2020 Pandemic

By Michael December 16, 2020 0

At the end of 2019, I set upon an ambitious course, and boldly announced I would win a book award for my memoir “Freaknik Lawyer: A Memoir on the Craft of Resistance.” I had a full schedule of speaking engagements and book signings that would take me into early summer.

On February 20, 2020, I was invited to speak on an author’s program hosted by the Washington Memorial Library in my hometown, the same library that had refused to issue a library card to me at age ten when I went in to check out a book on Willie Mays. It was a wet, blustery evening, but a sizable crowd turned out to see their native son. read more

Freaknik Lawyer On Pandemic Reading List

By Michael July 12, 2020 0

A Review

Larry Fennelly is a veteran columnist for The Telegraph (Macon). He was writing entertaining stories for The Telegraph back in the early 1980s when I left Macon for Atlanta, Georgia, to enroll in law school. We did not meet, but Fennelly worked under Tethel White, now Brown, at what was then The Macon Telegraph. read more

How I Am Spending Time in the Shutdown

By Michael April 21, 2020 0

Many people have written to me in private inquiring about how I am spending my time during the shutdown. So I shot a brief video to update my public on the past 30 days living during COVID-19.

I have attached the link below that will take you to this video and as you will see I am busy working at the writer’s trade. read more

Staying Creative While Waiting on the World to Change

By Michael April 9, 2020 0

I believe the sheltering in place edict has made me a more productive, if not a more creative, writer. Maynard Eaton, a fellow journalist, remarked to me the other day that I have been very productive and innovative in the past few weeks. It dawns on me that he is right. I have cranked out an article a day for the past sixteen days. read more

Writing for Medium in a Time of Crisis

By Michael April 2, 2020 0

Times are unusual. The current worldwide crisis has affected every profession that employs workers. From bartenders, stockbrokers, lawyers, women working the oldest trade, and writers sitting in their offices or homes churning out stories that entertain and enlighten us, all have to rethink how they do what they do. read more