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Friday, December 19, 2008

Literary Professionals in Massachusetts Add Support to Reality Show's Search For the Next Best-selling Author

Literary Professionals in Massachusetts Add Support to Reality Show's Search For the Next Best-selling Author

Contact: James Magee, Communications Director
Shadow Play Entertainment/ "The Write Stuff"
601.937.3245 http://www.thewritestufftv.com

Donna Erickson, Founder
A Flair For Writing/Senior Editor for AG Press
781.857.2396 http://www.aflairforwriting.com / http://www.agpress.8m.net

In a matter of weeks, an exciting chain reaction will take place in the literary community that will give hope to those who aspire to not only see their names in print but also be a success in the industry. The catalyst for this hope is an exciting, new reality show called, "The Write Stuff,” and beginning in January 2009, the auditions will begin--to see who believes they have what it takes, in order to make it as an author.

Created by Cyrus A. Webb of Shadow Play Entertainment and Zane Bell of Innovations Inc., the show will begin to air in select markets, during the summer of 2009, to almost 4 million households. Auditions will take place in San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Jackson and Metairie, as well as online. However, individuals outside of those areas are taking notice of the project and its mission. One such individual is Donna Erickson, founder of A Flair For Writing in Abington, MA and Senior Editor for AG Press, Townsend, MA. She, along with Cheryl Pillsbury, Owner of AG Press, has become a supporter of "The Write Stuff.”

"I was motivated to get involved in this project because I am at a place in life where I want to give something back," says Erickson (seen above). She has been a professional writer for over 20 years. Her writing experience includes newspaper and magazine articles, resumes, college application assistance, direct mail, press releases, editing manuscripts for publication, brochures, website content, and advertising copy. Recently, Donna has expanded her services worldwide and has serviced clients outside of the United States. Donna spent 10 years as a feature writer and has been published in Mariner Publications, South Shore News and the South Shore Baby Journal. Although she now focuses on publishing on the web, her freelance work has appeared in local, national, and international publications.

She continues with this: "After 23 years in the business, I hope to encourage new writers to pursue their dreams of getting published. As Senior Editor at AG Press, I have found it rewarding to coach and assist other editors. As a member of the Board of Directors for the South Shore Ad Club, I have created the Writers Guidelines and help oversee all creative materials. Both of these positions have enabled me to work with new writers, and I have enjoyed those opportunities. I want to take part in sponsoring “The Write Stuff,” so an aspiring writer can ultimately succeed."

Cheryl also wanted to use AG Press to do something to benefit the project. The winner of "The Write Stuff" will be getting a one-book deal with Hollygrove Publishing; however, AG Press will also provide him/her with virtual copies of his/her book on CD, as well. Designed for travelers and those who find themselves living on their computers, she believes these will be ideal for those who want to read on the go. (Other prizes for the winner will include a personally-designed marketing plan by New York Times best-selling author, J. L. King; two years of representation by Shadow Play Entertainment Publicity Dept.; a brand new Dell laptop; features in print and online publications; and the recognition of having "The Write Stuff.”)

For more information about Donna Erickson, A Flair For Writing, or AG Press, call 781.857.2396 or visit http://www.aflairforwriting.com or http://www.agpress.8m.net. To find out more about "The Write Stuff" reality show, contact James Magee at 601.937.3245 or visit http://www.thewritestufftv.com.

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