Keven Newsome

The second time around…

The second time around…

We Alumni talk. We began this journey so long ago, spent time here at NAF growing with each other, and now six of us have made it to the other side. In just a couple months, four of us will have two books under our belts. We’ve learned a lot about the way things are. […]

Why I never (almost) do book reviews anymore.

Why I never (almost) do book reviews anymore.

I love reading. I love a good story. I love it so much that I’ve become quite a snob about certain things. I used to try to do a review on every book I read. But one particular review and the following snubbing that came afterward, has just about made me want to give up […]

Five must see movies for writers.

Five must see movies for writers.

Movies are a great source of inspiration. We often take for granted the hard work that goes into producing one as we sit and enjoy them for a brief hour and a half. I’ve taken to watching movies as an exercise in what I can learn about being a writer. I’m not talking about great […]

A little change for that jar on your washing machine…

A little change for that jar on your washing machine…

Change is inevitable. NAF has been on the interwebs for two years now. Great things have been happening, and greater still will happen in the future. And the more we grow, the more we recognize things that need to be tweaked and changed. Obviously, the site has had a face-lift, and the final touches will […]

The story behind Among Dragons

The story behind Among Dragons

If you haven’t heard already, my novel Among Dragons will be serialized exclusively in Digital Dragon Magazine beginning January 2012. I’m very excited to share this novel with everyone, because it’s been a long time coming. Today I wanted to tell you a little about the story behind the story. This fantasy novel was the […]

Observations on being a “New Generation Writer”

I was a struggling author trying to land an agent or publisher for several years. Now I’ve been published by a small indie press for five months, with plans for a book to be released November 2012 and another book to be released as a serial in an online magazine starting January 2012. During all […]

Divine Summons and a New Appointment

Part 1 Divine Summons It seems surreal that in the first year of NAF we had one member find a publisher and in the second year we had three. But three we have. And we’re poised to have at least two more next year, with three of the currently Alumni seeing a second work in […]