When do you cross the line from being the ‘hero’ to becoming the monster? Growing up as an abused child, Durham killed his abuser at the age of ten. He now considers himself to be an avenger of stolen innocence. With the help of Penny Brooks and the unsuspecting aid of the local sheriff, he returns to Shiningbal and confronts those who destroyed the lives of young children. In doing so he exposes a secret and sets off a chain of events that causes more chaos than he ever thought possible.
Denied. How would you handle a situation where a post you had written was rejected?
Would you have a hissy fit and act like a spoiled brat? Would you over-analyze the denial, searching for some malevolent, secret motivation as the cause?
Last week the post I wrote for Indies Unlimited was declined. That is why “Spunky’s Present to You” was rerun. I wasn’t shirking my responsibilities as a contributing author, although coming up with tantalizing topics for you week after week is challenging. I had started writing one post and suddenly gotten a brilliant idea. My epiphany was a religious satire. Rather than stifle the flow of words pouring out of my brain I wrote it, knowing as it took shape that it was a risky piece. I realized when I finished editing it that it would probably not run, but I presented it anyway. The evil mastermind declined. Continue reading “Risky Business”
What do writers do? We write; we sculpt and mold words into breathtaking displays of art that will, hopefully, endear themselves to hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people around the world.
How do writers do this? We touch fingertips to keypads, or mar clean, white paper with ink or graphite sticks; we lay down lines of scratchy, spidery letters or pound out digitally-formed words until letters transmogrify into ruthless villains, romantic love interests, or thrilling action sequences.
What keeps a writer from doing all this? Our Big. Fat. Mouths.
I’ve been in the writing game a lot of years. I picked up a pencil to write before I understood rules of grammar, punctuation, and spelling properly. Those things are important to publishing but not to writing. What is important are the stories. Continue reading “Big. Fat. Mouths. by B.C. Brown”
Indies Unlimited contributing author Carol Wyer just spent two weeks in France to organize venues and interviews for the big release of her upcoming novel, Surfing in Stilettos.
When she arrived back home in the UK, she was greeted with the news that her novel, Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines, had won a silver medal in the 2012 Indie Book Awards. Carol’s book took honors in the humor category. See a complete list of winners and finalists HERE.
From the Next Generation Indie Book Awards Website: “The Next Generation Indie Book Awards was established to recognize and honor the most exceptional independently published books in 60 different categories, for the year, and is presented by Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group (www.IBPPG.com) in cooperation with Marilyn Allen of Allen O’Shea Literary Agency.”
Carol says, “I couldn’t collect it from New York in person so the organisers sent it via the postal service along with some shiny stickers for my novel (The book now has more stickers than it can display. At this rate you won’t be able to read either the title or the author’s name.)”
The award-winning Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines is available from Amazon US and Amazon UK.
Please join Indies Unlimited in congratulating Carol for this exciting accomplishment!