Guest Speaker Manuel A. Meléndez, author of When Angels Fall, presents “SO YOU WANT TO BE A WRITER”

YouNiversity Project 2014

Over the next three months, the YouNiversity will welcome authors and artists to contribute pieces on their personal artistic journeys. The first entry in this series comes to us from author Manuel A. Meléndez, a poet and novelist, whose new book Battle for A Soul is coming soon from Aignos Publishing.

“Literature is the most noble of professions. In fact, it is about the only one fit for a man. For my own part, there is no seducing me from the path.” [From a letter to F.W. Thomas, 1849.] Edgar Allan Poe
“Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy.
“So okay― there you are in your room…

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