A quick note to any of you who joined the Realms Faire Thunderclap - we had to redo it and couldn’t save all of those who’d pledged. Please take a moment and sign up again HERE.
And in case you missed it, author and powerhouse promoter, Randi Lee, did a guest post here on Monday, Marketing to Your Readers, Not to Yourself, that was packed with great information.
On the writing front, I have begun to edit the four stories I’ve written so far. I might still write the fifth one, especially as it will be the most unique. (I’m sure there aren’t many paranormal romances involving sharks. I could be wrong though.) One I’d written a few years ago and after tackling it last week, I know it will need a ton of work.
Of course, I have a lot going on in other areas, as I never put my eggs all in one basket. But I don’t mind. Chaos is my life. (And if anyone is in need of book formatting, please see Spunk On A Stick for more information. I love to format!) But I will be taking some time off until October 19 when I host author Stephen Tremp.
See you then!
The IWSG Short Story Contest 2015
Eligibility: Any member of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group is encouraged to enter – blogging or Facebook member. (Must have a blog post this month or last or join the Facebook group by today to qualify.) The story must be previously unpublished. Entry is free.
Word count: 5000-6000
Theme: Alternate History/Parallel Universe. That’s right, we’ve decided to go the speculative route. This theme has plenty of scope and we’re open to pretty much anything along these lines, except erotica or graphic violence.
Story deadline: November 1st 2015
How to enter: Send your polished, formatted, previously unpublished story to TheIWSG at gmail dot com before the deadline passes. Make sure to include your contact details.
Judging: The IWSG admins will create a shortlist of the best stories. The shortlist will then be sent to our official judges.
Prizes: The winning stories will be edited and published by Freedom Fox Press in the IWSG anthology next year. Authors will receive royalties on books sold, both print and eBook. The top story will have the honor of giving the anthology its title. The winners will also receive an exclusive badge to display on their blog.