Putnam author sets book launch party at Eli's Dec. 9

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Charity Singleton Craig

Putnam County native and former Banner Graphic reporter Charity Singleton Craig, along with co-author, Ann Kroeker, originally from Hendricks County, will celebrate their new book, "On Being a Writer: 12 Simple Habits for a Writing Life that Lasts," with a launch party and book signing in Greencastle.

The event is set for Tuesday, Dec. 9, beginning at 5 p.m., at Eli's Bookstore, 6 E. Washington St.

Authors Kroeker and Craig share honest and witty stories from their own established writing careers to help build the vision for a satisfying, sustainable writing life for new and seasoned writers. Prompts and activities like journaling, writing prompts, bonus activities, and discussion questions reveal 12 vital habits that assist in making that life a reality.

'On Being a Writer' book cover

"Is your writing life all it can be?" That's the question asked in "On Being a Writer."

The book, recently released by T.S. Poetry Press, acts as a personal coach, to explore the writing life the reader already has and the writing life the reader wishes for -- working strategically to help close the gap between the two.

The book also includes extra resources like "tools for the writing life," "recommended reading," "Artist Dates," "resources for writing a book proposal," and "resources for launching a writers group."

"A genial marriage of practice and theory," Philip Gulley, author "Front Porch Tales," praised. "For writers new and seasoned. This book is a winner."

During the event at Eli's, the authors will have books for sale as well as information about other upcoming writing events. Light refreshments will be served. The event will end at 7 p.m.

"On Being a Writer" was released Oct. 24 by T. S. Poetry Press, publisher of three-time Oprah Selection "The Whipping Club," and is currently available on Amazon, as well as through other major online retailers and Ingram.

Charity Singleton Craig grew up near Greencastle, attended South Putnam High School and graduated from Taylor University as a mass communications major with an emphasis in print media.

After a brief stint in newspaper journalism at the Banner Graphic, she worked in several other industries throughout the years, all while attempting to live the writing life. Recently, she became a fulltime freelance writer and editor, serving as a content and copy editor for The High Calling, a contributing writer for Tweetspeak Poetry, and a staff writer for Curator Magazine. She also serves several clients with their corporate communication needs.

Persons can learn more about Charity at www.charitysingletoncraig.com.

Kroeker, who grew up near Plainfield, graduated from Indiana University as an English major with a creative writing emphasis. She launched her freelance writing career as a young adult and has been working for over two decades as a writer, editor, and most recently as a writing coach.

Author of two books and editor for Tweetspeak Poetry and The High Calling, Kroeker is a sought-after resource for editorial guidance. She continues to explore new writing opportunities, speak in a range of venues, maintain connections in the publishing world, and work with writers to help them take the next step in their writing careers.

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