End of Book Depression Solved!

This past Friday, our Lynne Cantwell wrote a post about the Importance of Being Earnest or the Unbearable Lightness of Being Done or something like that, after writing an entire series of five books in one year. Show off. But now she’s feeling that post-partum depression. Well I could have told you that would happen.

There are many cures for this kind of thing, and I’m going to share them with you. Call your shrink and cancel that appointment. I’m saving you like 90 bucks by giving you this advice for free. You must be feeling a tad guilty over that – am I right? See? I know you just as well as your therapist, but without the inconvenient office visits. In any case, here are the top ten keys to preventing and avoiding end of book depression. Continue reading “End of Book Depression Solved!”

Flash Fiction Vote

The time has arrived once again for IU readers to choose their favorite entry from this week’s flash fiction challenge.

We had a number of great entries. Kudos to all the entrants. Now IU readers must decide: Who will be this week’s Flash Fiction Star?

Check out this week’s entries here. Vote for your fave then use those share buttons at the bottom of the post to spread the word.


Who wrote the best story for this week's flash fiction challenge?

  • Ed Drury (29%, 43 Votes)
  • Maggie Rascal (29%, 42 Votes)
  • D.R. Shoultz (22%, 32 Votes)
  • Dick C Waters (14%, 20 Votes)
  • Stacy Mantle (6%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 146

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Scratching the Surface of Scrivener

I really wanted to write a post about Scrivener. Why? Because I love it and I want to tell the world.

It is the best writing program I have ever encountered and if you want to know the reasons why, you can read this Indies Unlimited guest post by Lara Reznik. Lara’s post is brilliant and lists the basics of what Scrivener is all about and why she uses it.

I realized after reading her post and seeing many other posts similar that I am really only scratching the surface of this amazing program. I know I am not using it to its full potential and this is something I want to change.

I have set myself the goal that as soon as my current project is finished, I will take some time to really study this program and figure out how I can get the most out of it. It’s one of those cases of a little time spent learning will no doubt save me hours in the future.

In order to prepare for this self-inflicted study course I have researched a few resources that might help me and I wanted to share them with you, in case you’re interested in doing something similar.

So here’s what I’ve found: Continue reading “Scratching the Surface of Scrivener”