Writers’ Village Best Writing Award Spring 2012

The Writers’ Village is looking for writers to submit any form of short story up to 3000 words and in any genre for their Spring 2012 Writing Awards.

Entries must be received with payment by midnight (GMT) Saturday 31st March 2012.  The entry fee is £10 (approx $16).

The prizes are: First Prize £400 ($660); Second Prize £100 ($160); Third Prize £50 ($80). Five further shortlisted entrants will gain a free entry for their story in the next round.

For more information, please visit their website.

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The Return of Frankenstein

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—keep it clever but clean.

Prompt sentence:

Belinda had felt good about the interview until the final question.


The cost of free – Experiment #1?

I have decided to try an experiment. I don’t remember the steps of the scientific method – something about a hypotenuse – so, it will be a very qualitative experiment. Here’s the deal. I recently published my second novel, The Biker, on Kindle. My first novel, Joe Café, still sells here and there, but it’s not flying off the shelves. I plan to release The Biker on Smashwords and Createspace, but, for now, I’m happy with leaving Joe Café on Kindle. So, I met at the crossroads with some marketing folk from Amazon and we signed some KDP Select documents in blood.

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Ghostwriters on the Storm by Laurie Boris

Author and Ghostwriter Laurie Boris

When I tell people I ghostwrite, I usually get the same two questions.

First: “What are you working on?” To which I respond, “I’d tell you, but then I’d have to kill you.”

Second: “Don’t you want credit for your work?”

Not especially. I’m getting paid to do something I love. It keeps me in organic produce, which makes me happy. If I do a good job, I might be hired again, so I can buy more organic produce, which will make me happier. Besides, the writing I do under my own name give me gratification and portfolio to spare.

So what makes a good ghostwriter? Continue reading “Ghostwriters on the Storm by Laurie Boris”