Soul of Man Blog Tour Featuring Maurice M. Gray, Jr. – Letting Patience Have Its Way

The process of publishing has been hotly debated for as long as there has been publishing houses. With the variety of avenues that can now be traveled toward publication that debate has become much more scrutinized by readers and reviewers. For Maurice Gray the focus upon editing has become more than a conversation to engage in; it has become a passion that he gladly shares with others.

When approached with the possibility of working on a project his focus is not affordability, it is on what the author is willing to put into the process in order to learn the proper and sellable form of writing. He has done so in order to dispel the myth that an editor’s job is to make the manuscript publish worthy. To a large degree it is, but Maurice understands and impresses upon the prospective client that this cannot happen without their input and them learning the steps of editing.

There are some who will argue that the editing process is a one-time visitation followed by immediate submission for publication; this is neither true nor advisable from not only Maurice’ point of view, but also from the view of most editing professionals.

Rather than continue to allow the demonstration of poor choices to detour or destroy the possibilities of promising writers, Maurice has chosen to be the answer to a need by sharing his expertise with others. That sharing has led to him being sought after not only by authors, but has led to positions on the faculty of Sandy Cove and The Greater Philadelphia Writers Conference where he teaches workshops and evaluates manuscripts for attendees.

Determination to teach others how to fish rather than hand-feeding them Maurice incorporates masterful teaching skills with humor. His possessed knowledge of the editing process sets one at ease and builds confidence while helping the writer grasp the fundamentals of writing. After of hearing the cry of those who having fallen into traps through a variety of uninformed choices, Maurice is now providing a workshop to meet a need for the Shades of Romance 2009 Online Conference.

In order for you to participate in this FREE event go to the site, select conference, register and then join him on Sunday, August 23, 2009 at 5P/PST – 7P/CST – 8P/EST for The Writing Plan workshop.

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About Soul of a Man

What lies in the soul of a man? Love, laughter, heartache and sorrow? Pride, fear, rage and contentment? The true measure of a man lies in his heart and in his soul. Trials are measured and grounded by inner feelings and the expectations placed on them and they persevere. The weights of the world sometimes are carried on their shoulders.

From socio-economic barriers, to racial tensions, broken hearts, to new found faith-experience the plight of man, as only he can explain it, told from his perspective and from his heart. Through expressions of the history of his past, the reality of his present, and the optimism of his future, these gifted men relate what stirs a man’s soul and ignites his actions and his thinking. Men the world over have always been much maligned and strident in how life portrays and prefaces their successes and failures.

This collection of enlightening stories personifies the sentiment, faith, resilience and love embodied in the creation God made in His own image. The Soul of a Man is a Divine truth and an affirmation of the passion running through the minds of men where hearts and souls are bared. In continuation of the Triumph series, the second book, The Soul of a Man: A Triumph of My Soul Anthology, features these brilliant men; Joe Thomas, Jihad, William Fredrick Cooper, Alvin C. Romer, Marc Lacy, Maurice M. Gray, Jr., Brian Ganges, Jarold Imes, K.L. Belvin, Joey Pinkney, Thomas Ashburn, Jr., Clarence "Baba Simba" Mollock, Tyrell Floyd and Eddrick Dejuan.

There are 2 comments for this article
  1. Joey Pinkney at 4:58 pm

    Wow! This blog tour is great! Each stop sheds light on such a multifaceted Soul Brother. I’m so in awe of not only his prowess as a writer, but also as a publisher and and editor. I didn’t even know he was an editor, too!

    I’ve never had the chance to read such a compelling take on the editing process that made me want to submit my work to an editor. That was until now…

    I salute you Soul Brother, Maurice Gray, Jr.

  2. Ty at 5:36 pm

    Hey Joey!

    I have to agree with Maurice. I’m going over my first manuscript now which I did pay for an editor to look over. She didn’t bother my voice or story, but she definitely helped me on some of my grammar issues. 🙂