Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards

Writer’s Digest honors self-published authors with the Annual Self-Published Book Awards.This is the 20th year of spotlighting today’s self-published works.

There is a $100 entry fee for the first book.

The deadline is April 20, 2012.

There will be a total of 10 winners.  For prizes and more information, see the Writer’s Digest website.

*     *     *     *     *

Indies Unlimited is pleased to provide this contest information for the convenience of our readers.  We do not, however, endorse this or any contest/competition.  Entrants should always research a competition prior to entering. [subscribe2]

Conquering Fear

Fear is a killer. When I think back on my life, I am crushed by the things I missed out on because I was afraid. I was a pretty fearless and stupid kid, so that’s saying a lot. But there were fears. There were girls I should have kissed. There were trips I should have taken. There were things I should have tried…or been brave enough not to try. I missed so many opportunities because I was afraid.

Continue reading “Conquering Fear”

The Frankenstein Game

Frankenstein is a writer’s game wherein a story is composed of sentences contributed by different authors. We play this game a lot in Book Junkies, and everyone has a lot of fun with it.

So, I’ll kick it off with a prompt sentence, then you guys each add a sentence in the comment thread. Each subsequent sentence should feed off the sentence before it in the thread. So, let’s see what monster of a story we can stitch together.

One note though: PG-13 type blog, so watch the potty-mouth.

Prompt sentence:

Miranda watched from her window as the two men across the street broke into her neighbor’s car.

Tuesday Tutorial – YouTube “Links”

Movie Clapper BoardEveryone knows if you’re an author with a published book, you’re supposed to have a video trailer. It’s become virtually mandatory. But many Indie Authors can’t afford to pay to have one done, nor do some of us have the knack for doing that kind of thing ourselves. But all is not lost.

If you have a YouTube channel, and if you have videos on that channel, there is still something you can do to help steer people towards your book(s).  It’s extremely simple but most of us don’t do it. (Yes, you can even do it on your book’s video trailer if you’re fortunate enough to have one.) Continue reading “Tuesday Tutorial – YouTube “Links””