You forgot Valentine’s Day was coming, didn’t you? Well, since you’ll be in the dog house if you forget, you might as well have a laugh at your own expense. Here’s the video trailer for My Funny Valentine: America’s Most Hilarious Writers Take On Love, Romance, and Other Complications, edited by Linton Robinson.
My Funny Valentine: America’s Most Hilarious Writers Take On Love, Romance, and Other Complications is available on Amazon.com, and most online bookstores. You can learn more about the cast of contributing authors on the book’s web page. [subscribe2]
Like most of us, I write out of a compulsion that shares many of its qualities with mental illness. Not only voices, but entire imaginary lives being led inside the confines of my head. Horrible wracking self-doubt. Insomnia. Substance abuse. Inappropriate outbursts. Depression always waiting around the next corner, its collar turned up, lighting a cigarette… hunched and grinning.
For an activity that is predicated on communication, writing is pitifully lonely, sometimes.
You wrestle with an idea, you get some early words on the page, you can’t stop thinking about it for days, possibly weeks, until maybe it begins to take some kind of shape. You hone it, you tease it, you poke at it, you beat the living crap out of it. It beats you back. Hurts you. You live and breathe it. Then one day, it’s ready. The “market” is ready. All of a sudden, you are forced into the harsh daylight of commerce and consumerism, and you have to be able to handle that, too. Or your baby will be stillborn. Continue reading “A-Team to X-Men”
Today we’re pleased to announce the winner of the fifth weekly “Writing Exercise with a Twist” here at Indies Unlimited.
The winning entry is rewarded with a special feature here today (which is totally cool—you can’t put a price on cool), and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end.
It was a very tight competition this week, with the 11 entrants receiving a total of 121votes. With 26% of those, the winner is: Contestant #4– Krista Tibbs.
We are pleased to announce that respected and award-winning author Rosanne Dingli is joining the team here at Indies Unlimited. Rosanne is a well-known mentor in the indie community and a mainstay of many author groups and organizations.
She is the author of Death in Malta, According to Luke, six collections of short stories and a book of collected poems. She also has had numerous articles, stories, reviews, columns and poems published Australia-wide and on the internet since 1986.
Rosanne hails from Western Australia. As anyone who has ever played the board game “Risk” knows, Western Australia is the lynchpin to any successful global domination gambit. Advantage: Indies Unlimited.
You will see her wit and wisdom here every Sunday morning. Welcome to the team Rosanne!