Caffeinated Press is pleased to announce the release of Jot That Down: Encouraging Essays for New Writers. This collection of essays was edited by A.L. Rogers and features contributions from 19 published authors, poets and illustrators.

The book will launch at this year’s Jot Writers’ Conference, held on Friday, September 15, beginning at 7 p.m. Attendance is free and no RSVP is required. The event takes place at Baker Book House in Grand Rapids.

We encourage you to join us at the Jot Writers’ Conference to acquire your limited-run, first-printing copy and to support the great programming offered by Baker Book House. You’re also welcome to buy directly from Caffeinated Press; we accept orders now and we’ll ship them beginning Sept. 16.

Interested in this book? Here’s what the back cover teases:

You. Are. A. Writer.

Writing isn’t easy. Becoming established as a writer is even harder.

This collection of 19 short essays explores the writing life. Each offers tips intended to help new authors find time to write, to hone their craft and to prepare for publication.

There’s no magical shortcut to publication. New writers must pay their dues. These essays share practical, encouraging advice to help the next generation of wordsmiths more easily find their literary voice.

Most of the contributors—published authors, themselves—have spoken at the Jot Writers’ Conference, a free annual event in western Michigan emphasizing both the craft and the community of writing.


ANNOUNCING “Jot That Down: Encouraging Essays for New Writers”
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