Written In Melanin

Written In Melanin

By Written In Melanin
Welcome to the Written in Melanin podcast, hosted by C. E. Benson & Ashley D. We are writers of color, here to talk about all things books and writing in the hopes of adding some melanin to your pages.
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Ep 10 | Trust by Daines L. Reed | Written in Melanin Book Club

Written In Melanin

Ep 10 | Trust by Daines L. Reed | Written in Melanin Book Club

Written In Melanin

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Ep 13 | The Podcast is Over, But We're on YouTube Now!
The podcast is officially cancelled, but you can still check us out on YouTube! There are links below and thanks again for hanging with us this long. Check us out in other places on the interwebs if you want! For always, may your days be lovely and your books interesting. - Written In Melanin @WrittenNMelanin (Twitter & IG) | C. E. Benson @CBensonWrite (Twitter & IG) | Ashley D. @WriteAshWrite (@ADFelder on IG) Written in Melanin YouTube Keeping Promises by C. E. Benson can be purchased on Amazon. Check out the Written in Melanin Website, WrittenInMelanin.com. Support Written in Melanin Publishing at https://cash.app/$WrittenNMelanin.
01:46
February 14, 2020
Ep 12 | Michael O. Benjamin | The Power of Yet
Michael O. Benjamin is on the Written in Melanin podcast to talk about his book, The Power of Yet. It is a YA book about a young woman facing her future with aspects of Financial Literacy and Self-Help blended into it. If you want to know more about the person behind the pen, tune in to this episode of the podcast! Follow us: Written In Melanin @WrittenNMelanin (Twitter & IG) | C. E. Benson @CBensonWrite (Twitter & IG) | Ashley D. @WriteAshWrite (@ADFelder on IG) | Michael O. Benjamin @MichOBenjamin (Twitter & IG) Keeping Promises by C. E. Benson & The Power of Yet by Michael O. Benjamin can be purchased on Amazon. Check out the Written in Melanin Website, WrittenInMelanin.com & MichaelOBenjamin.com. Support the podcast at https://cash.app/$WrittenNMelanin.
52:32
January 31, 2020
Ep 11 | Sharing Work | Writer's Discussion
As a writer (or an author, whichever noun you prefer) it can be a terrifying thing to share your work, especially when asking for feedback from people you may have never met. However, it's the reality that most of us face at some point or another. So, this week on the Written in Melanin Podcast, Ashley D. and I discuss some pros and cons of sharing your work as well as some things to look for in a critique partner. If you have anything to add to our list, feel free to tweet at us! If you're a writer looking to copyright your work, you can head to Copyright.gov: https://www.copyright.gov/registration/literary-works/index.html Written In Melanin @WrittenNMelanin (Twitter & IG) | C. E. Benson @CBensonWrite (Twitter & IG) | Ashley D. @WriteAshWrite (@ADFelder on IG) Keeping Promises by C. E. Benson can be purchased on Amazon. Check out the Written in Melanin Website, WrittenInMelanin.com. Support the podcast at https://cash.app/$WrittenNMelanin.
31:35
January 24, 2020
Ep 10 | Trust by Daines L. Reed | Written in Melanin Book Club
This is a special episode that features the Written in Melanin Book Club Discussion. We discuss Trust by Daines L. Reed, drop some wisdom on y'all, and have a few laughs along the way. This episode does contain some spoilers for the book, so listen at your own discretion. If you're interested in joining the book club, reach out to C. E. Benson on social media for an invite! Follow us: Written In Melanin @WrittenNMelanin (Twitter & IG) | C. E. Benson @CBensonWrite (Twitter & IG) | Lakase Marie @FromLakaseMarie (Twitter & IG) Keeping Promises by C. E. Benson can be purchased on Amazon. Check out the Written in Melanin Website, WrittenInMelanin.com
1:11:47
January 13, 2020
Ep 9 | Alonge Hawes | Black on Both Sides & Blue Collar Hustle
Alonge Hawes is on the Written in Melanin podcast to talk about his web series Black on Both Sides & Blue Collar Hustle. The web series are unique takes on the black experience and if you want to know more about the person behind it all, tune in to this episode of the podcast! Follow us: Written In Melanin @WrittenNMelanin (Twitter & IG) | C. E. Benson @CBensonWrite (Twitter & IG) | Ashley D. @WriteAshWrite (@ADFelder on IG) | @AlongeHawes (@Alonge_Hawes on IG) Keeping Promises by C. E. Benson can be purchased on Amazon. Black on Both Sides & Blue Collar Hustle can be watched on Seeka TV. Check out the Written in Melanin Website, WrittenInMelanin.com. Support the podcast at https://ko-fi.com/WrittenInMelanin.
51:19
December 23, 2019
Ep 8 | B. L. McGrew | We Are Immeasurable
B. L. McGrew is on the Written in Melanin podcast to share a snippet and talk about We Are Immeasurable. Her YA book about Mazie and Barnaby is absolutely wonderful and if you want to know more about person behind the pen, tune in to this episode of the podcast! Follow us: Written In Melanin @WrittenNMelanin (Twitter & IG) | C. E. Benson @CBensonWrite (Twitter & IG) | Ashley D. @WriteAshWrite (@ADFelder on IG) | B. L. McGrew @WriterBLMcGrew (@Writer_B.L on IG) Keeping Promises by C. E. Benson & We Are Immeasurable by B. L. McGrew can be purchased on Amazon. Check out the Written in Melanin Website, WrittenInMelanin.com & BLMcGrew.com. Support the podcast at https://ko-fi.com/WrittenInMelanin.
1:50:09
December 19, 2019
Ep 7 | Vontress Renae' | Tainted Soil
Vontress Renea' is on the Written in Melanin podcast to share and talk about her books: Rose Petals Under a Reaper's Robe, Rose Petals Under a Reaper's Robe: Unveiled, Affirmed Queen, and Tainted Soil. She has four amazing books of poetry and if you want to know more about person behind the pen, tune in to this episode of the podcast! Follow us: Written In Melanin @WrittenNMelanin (Twitter & IG) | C. E. Benson @CBensonWrite (Twitter & IG) | Ashley D. @WriteAshWrite (@ADFelder on IG) | Vontress Renea' @ByVontress (@WrittenByVontress on IG) Keeping Promises by C. E. Benson & all of Vontress Renea's books can be purchased on Amazon. Check out the Written in Melanin Website, WrittenInMelanin.com, VontressOrtega.com, & HoneyzDrips.com.
1:15:53
December 17, 2019
Ep 6 | Tamika Christy
Tamika Christy is on the Written in Melanin podcast to share a snippet and talk about her new book Never Too Soon. It is the sequel to Anytime Soon and if you want to know more about woman penning the relatable stories, tune in to this episode of the podcast! Follow us: @WrittenNMelanin (Twitter & IG) | @CBensonWrite (Twitter & IG) | @WriteAshWrite (@ADFelder for IG) | @OurWritesMatter (Twitter & IG) Keeping Promises by C. E. Benson & Never Too Soon by Tamika Christy can be purchased on Amazon. Check out the Written in Melanin Website, WrittenInMelanin.com & Tamika Christy's site, TamikaChristy.com Support the podcast at https://ko-fi.com/WrittenInMelanin.
50:46
September 23, 2019
Ep 5 | Written with Michaela Shelton of Queen Media Collective
Michaela Shelton is on the Written in Melanin podcast today to talk about her web series Reckless Behavior and her journey post-college. If you want to know more about woman behind the all the amazing things she's creating, tune in to this episode of the podcast! Check out the Reckless Behavior trailer on the Queen Media Collective YouTube Channel. Follow us: @WrittenNMelanin (Twitter & IG) | @CBensonWrite (Twitter & IG) | @WriteAshWrite (@ADFelder for IG) | @DaRealMichaela1 (Twitter & IG) Keeping Promises can be purchased on Amazon. Check out the Written in Melanin Website, WrittenInMelanin.com & the Queen Media Collective site, QueenMediaCollective.com Support the podcast at https://ko-fi.com/WrittenInMelanin.
51:48
August 26, 2019
Ep 4 | Written with Porsha Deun
Porsha Deun is on the Written in Melanin podcast today to talk aobut her book Love Lost and her experience as an erotic fiction writer. If you want to know more about woman behind the words, tune in to this episode of the podcast!  Follow us: @WrittenNMelanin (Twitter & IG) | @CBensonWrite (Twitter & IG) | @WriteAshWrite (@ADFelder for IG) | @PorshaDeun (Twitter & IG) Keeping Promises, Love Lost, and Love Lost Forever can be purchased on Amazon. Check out the Written in Melanin Website, WrittenInMelanin.com & Porsha Deun's site, PorshaDeun.com. Support the podcast at https://ko-fi.com/WrittenInMelanin.
51:35
August 19, 2019
Love Lost by Porsha Deun
Porsha Deun is on the Written in Melanin podcast today to share with us a part of her book Love Lost! If you need to some words to fog up some glass, this is listen for you! She will be back on the podcast next week for an interview with us, so keep an eye out for that! Follow us: @WrittenNMelanin (Twittter & IG) | @CBensonWrite (Twitter & IG) | @WriteAshWrite (Twitter) & @ADFelder (IG) | @PorshaDeun (Twitter & IG) Love Lost and it's sequel, Love Lost Forever, can be purchased on Amazon or on https://PorshaDeun.com. Keeping Promises by C. E. Benson can be purchased on Amazon. Check out the Written in Melanin Website, https://WrittenInMelanin.com.
28:47
August 12, 2019
Ep 3 | Written with Mike Patton
Mike Patton is on the Written in Melanin podcast today to talk about his book Past Lives and his journey to becoming a writer. If you want to know more about the mind behind Past Lives, tune in and enjoy this episode of the podcast! Follow us: @WrittenNMelanin (Twitter & IG) | @CBensonWrite (Twitter & IG) | @WriteAshWrite (@ADFelder for IG) | @General_MP (@Tha_General_MP) Past Lives can be read on the Queen Media Collective website, QueenMediaCollective.com. Check out the Written in Melanin Website, WrittenInMelanin.com. Support the podcast at https://ko-fi.com/WrittenInMelanin
46:34
August 5, 2019
Past Lives by Mike Patton
Mike Patton is on the Written in Melanin podcast today to share with us a part of his book Past Lives! If you need to add some unexpected twists to your day, this is the perfect listen for you! He will be back on the podcast for an interview next week, so send us your comments and questions for us to ask him! Follow us: @WrittenNMelanin (Twitter & IG) | @CBensonWrite (Twitter & IG) | @WriteAshWrite (Twitter & IG) | @General_MP (Twitter & IG) Past Lives can be read here on the Queen Media Collective website, QueenMediaCollective.com. Check out the Written in Melanin Website, WrittenInMelanin.com
09:41
July 29, 2019
Ep 2 | Written with Jo Furious
This episode of the Written In Melanin podcast is all about getting to know Jo Furious as we interview her and learn more about her journey in creating her book The Player — which you can read for free on Wattpad.com/All4Furious. You can follow us on social media @CBensonWrite, @WriteAshWrite, @All4Furious, and follow the podcast @WrittenNMelanin. You can also visit the website at WrittenInMelanin.com. If you enjoy the podcast, remember to share it with someone and consider supporting by buying us a ko-fi (read coffee) at Ko-fi.com/WrittenInMelanin.
47:52
July 22, 2019
The Player by Jo Furious
Jo Furious is on the Written in Melanin podcast today to share with us a part of her book The Player! If you need to add some heat to your day, this is the perfect listen for you! She will be back on the podcast for an interview next week, so send us your comments and questions for her! This is an EXPLICIT episode of the podcast. Listening in the presence of minors is not advised. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @WrittenNMelanin, @CBensonWrite, & @All4Furious. Her Wattpad profile can be found here: Wattpad.com/All4Furious The Player can be read here: https://www.wattpad.com/story/119447256-the-player The Written in Melanin website: WrittenInMelanin.com
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July 8, 2019
Ep 1 | Written with Cee & Ashley
This is the 1st episode of the Written in Melanin podcast! This episode is all about getting to know your hosts C. E. Benson and Ashley D. You can follow them on social media @CBensonWrite @WriteAshWrite or follow the podcast @WrittenNMelanin. You can also visit the website at WrittenInMelanin.com. The books mentioned we're Kingdom of Exiles by S. B. Nova, Road to Love by Nicole Falls, and Horror Noire by Robin Means Coleman. If you enjoy it, remember to share it with someone!
38:14
June 25, 2019
Keeping Promises by C. E. Benson
The Written In Melanin podcast will be premiering soon -- until then, enjoy this preview of Keeping Promises by C. E. Benson. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @WrittenNMelanin & @CBensonWrite. Check out the website: WrittenInMelanin.com A link to purchase Keeping Promises on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TG1PNBX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_CIHiDb7ZCHT1B
16:19
June 11, 2019