Dancing Chiva Literary
In this newsletter: Announcing our catalogue of Bajacaliforniana,
Maximiliana, works for writers, and a free ebook: C.M. MAYO ON
CREATIVE WRITING, events, workshops, and more.
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In this newsletter, you will
*A free ebook: C.M. Mayo on Creative Writing
*Free podcasts- on Baja California,
on writing & more
*Announcements about our new publications on Bajacalifornia,
Mexico's Second Empire, works for writers, and more
*C.M. Mayo's upcoming events and workshops
*Links to some bodacious news about "screen publishing"
and other excellent sites
*Literary love: sites we love, and we think you will too
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C.M. Mayo on Creative Writing: The Best from the Blog
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You are cordially invited: C.M. Mayo will be presenting El
úlitmo príncipe del Imperio Mexicano, the
Spanish translation of her novel The
Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, in Mexico's National
Palace, Mexico City, Thursday May 26, 2011. For more information,
~ Our catalogue of e-books; two
free ebooks for you to download now; C.M. Mayo on the seachange
in the publishing business, free podcasts, links we love (Seth
Godin, kk.org, marbled papers!!) ~
= = = > Dancing Chiva's all
new website and ebooks
We are now a publisher of ebooks and limited editions, specializing
in works by C.M. Mayo, Bajacaliforniana, Maximiliana, and works
We will be publishing ebooks for the Kindle, the Nook, and iBook,
as well as direct ebook downloads in PDF (which can also be read
in iBook on the iPad).
>>View our catalog of current and forthcoming titles here:
==Our first e-book
C.M. Mayo on Creative
Writing: The Best from the Blog
How to organize the novel-in-progress: 10 tips to get the most
out of your writing workshop, top 20 books on craft, a dozen
dialogue writing exercises, how to hang in there and finish your
book, how to publish in the literary magazines, and more.
This e-book is free to all Dancing Chiva Literary Arts Club members.
If you're on this mailing list, you're a member! Click
here to download your free copy as a PDF now
último príncipe del Imperio Mexicano, la novela
sobre la historia de la vida real por C.M. Mayo
Currently available in paperback from Gijalbo Random House-Mondadori;
for that edition, click here:
"En México se han
escrito novelas históricas que recrean con erudición,
maestría y poesía una época, un episodio,
una atmósfera y unos personajes. Pienso, desde luego,
en Noticias del imperio de Fernando del Paso; también
en la obra de Enrique Serna sobre Santa Anna. . .o la reciente
novela de C.M. Mayo: El último príncipe del
Imperio Mexicano, sobre el nieto de Iturbide en la corte
de Maximiliano." Enrique
Recollections of Maximilian
by Marie de la Fere, edited by C.M. Mayo
A previously unpublished English language eyewitness memoir.
Mexico to Miramar or, Across the Lake of Oblivion,
the award-winning nonfiction novela by C.M. Mayo
About a 2004 journey to Maximilian von Habsurg's (yes) Italian
castle, part of the research behind the novel based on the true
story, The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire (Unbridled
Books) and El último príncipe del Imperio Mexicano
(Grijalbo Random House-Mondadori). The essay, orignally published
in the Massachusetts Review, won the Washingtion Writing
Prize for Personal Essay. PDF, Kindle, Nook, iBook, and limited
autographed edition. All forthcoming.
Currently available as a double
Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the
Other Mexico by C.M. Mayo
Currently available in paperback from Milkweed Editions; for
that edition, click here:
E-books (PDF, Kindle, iBook) forthcoming.
"With elegant prose and
an artist's eye for detail, Mayo may just have written one of
the best books ever about Baja California. Highly recommended"
= = = > Free Podcasts
Bajacaliforniana, Maximiliana, and for Writers
I Knew It Was Paradise"--- about Bob Van Wormer and
the Baja California sportfishing industry; "Twelve
Tips to Help You Hang in There & Finish Your Novel";
Writing Life: A Report from the Field" (from the panel
at the Writer's Center); "C.M.
Mayo at the PEN Writers Aloud Reading Series in San Miguel de
Listen in now on iTunes or Podomatic:
= = = > Q & A with
= Why did you start Dancing
= I love making books. I love writing them more than I like making
them, which is why, though it occured to me many times, I did
not start my own publishing firm. (About a decade ago, I founded
a literary journal, Tameme, and from that, took some tough lessons
in how much work it really is to edit, produce, distribute, and
market a publication.) So why now? Because with the digital revolution,
transaction costs have so fallen that everything changes....
= Why publish limited editions?
= One of the great luxuries in life is a beautiful book: the
heft in the hand, how it delights the eye, and it even smellsfresh
paper, leatherdivine. Even as I build a larger library
of e-books and declutter my bookshelves of all those yellowed
paperbacks, I do want to keep certain beautiful books at handand
I know I am not alone....
Click here to read the complete
Q & A about Dancing Chiva:
= = = > Workshops
C.M. Mayo will be offering a 2 days workshop on "Techniques
of Fiction" for the San Miguel Writers Conference in February
2012. More workshops will be announced soon.
= = = > Links
* * * C.M. MAYO
C.M. Mayo's home page http://www.cmmayo.com
C.M. Mayo en español
C.M. Mayo's events in Mexico
City, Washington DC, and elsewhere
(workshops, book signings, conference panels, lectures)
* * * MAXIMILIANA
"Maximilian ~ Carlota"
A blog for researchers,
both serious and armchair, of the Second Empire, the tumultuous
period of Mexican history also known as the French Interevention."
Updated on (most) Tuesdays.
Maximilian von Mexiko
A webpage in English with on-line articles, bibliography, original
photographs and more
* * * FOR WRITERS
Giant Golden Buddha & 364 More 5
Minute Writing Exercises
* * * BOOK ARTS
"My Marbled Papers Shop"
from Nova Scotia, Canada
Eden Workshops on Bookbinding
* * * EBOOKS ARE THE FUTURE
Margaret Atwood's "The
Publishing Pie: An Author's View"
Keynote for Tools of Change Conference 2011
(why the anchovies are restless...)
Watch this delightful, disturbing, funny, strange, and all around
fabulous speech on YouTube
Seth Godin "Moving On"
Madam Mayo Blog: "10
Step Flowchart to Decluttering Your Library"
Make room for e-books...?
Kevin Kelly (author of What
the Technium Wants) on "Screenpublishing"
* * * LITERARY LOVE (WE LOVE
THESE SITES AND WE THINK YOU WILL TOO)
Mexican writer based in Querétaro
Read her short story in English translation from Mexico: A Traveler's
John Randolph Bennett: The
Theory of Writing / The Writing of Theory
His blog includes an interview with C.M. Mayo here:
Publishes books, movies, music, and more from Berlin, Germany.
is the place to go for history buffs, Americans of German heritage,
and all those who love Berlinthe cutting edge city in the
heart of Europe.
Mexican writer residing in Hungary
Read his blog, El vino y la hiel
Casa Lamm in Mexico City
Unbridled Books (publisher of my novel, The Last Prince
of the Mexican Empire)
Whereabouts Press (publisher of my anthology, Mexico:
A Traveler's Literary Companion)
Travel the world from your armchair; hear whole countries speak...
Madam Mayo Blog on "10
Books Read in 2010"
La Sombra del Sabino in Tepoztlan,
Outstanding reading series, near Cuernavaca
Literal Magazine: Latin American
Voices / Voces Latinoamericanos
Edited by Rose Mary Salum
Our virtual assistant, based in Brooklyn
San Miguel Literary Sala
Reading Series in San Miguel de Allende
SOL: English Writing in Mexico
Edited by Eva Hunter, based in San Miguel de Allende
Write on Track LA
Debra Eckerling, Writing Coach
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