Dream Quest One Poetry And Writing Contest

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry or writing a story that is worth telling everyone. Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer on any subject and/or write a short story, 5 pages maximum length on any theme for a chance to win cash awards!


Prizes: Writing First Prize: $500, 2nd: $250, 3rd: $100
Poetry First Prize: $250, 2nd: $125, 3rd: $50

Entry fees: $5 per poem/ $10 per story

Postmark deadline: July 31, 2013

For more information, please visit their website.

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Specialty Mini-Graphics

This is the final section of this tutorial to deal with “mini-graphics”–small images for various writerly purposes–before discussing topics more related to generating covers and other major graphic output. There are three applications I think many writers would find useful–and all three are also a lot of fun for more general applications such as entertaining kids (inner and outer varieties) or just clowning and attracting eyeballs to your brand. Continue reading “Specialty Mini-Graphics”

Sneak Peek: Mungai and the Goa Constrictor

Today we have a sneak peek of the children’s book by Amelia E. Curzon: Mungai and the Goa Constrictor

Mungai and the Goa Constrictor is a colourful tale of the indigenous animals of the woodland, rainforest and jungle battling to save their environment from grasping intruders bent on stripping it of all its natural resources.

Mungai, the protagonist, is a plausible and inventive creature with a penchant for easy living; on his travels he meets, and finds a soul mate in, Goa – a lisping, greedy, self-serving Boa Constrictor. Having explained to her “the usefulness of the lesser species”, and his highly profitable master plan, Goa agrees to go with him in search of innocents to implement his scheme.

This book is available from Amazon US and Amazon UK.

Here is a sneak peek from Mungai and the Goa Constrictor

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Don’t Insult Readers by Being Lazy

Guest post
by Jim McCulloch

I’ve been a reader far longer than I’ve been a writer, and I’ve never enjoyed being insulted by authors who have written patently inaccurate detail into their otherwise excellent novels. I never know for sure if they were being lazy or just plain arrogant. Some have managed to become national and international best-selling authors but it doesn’t necessarily make what they wrote worth reading, at least for me.

I’m a fan of realistic action, adventure, mystery, spies, and tough guys so I’ll stick to those for purposes of discussion and because examples are easy to find. Apply the same concept to your own favorite genre and subject matter. Continue reading “Don’t Insult Readers by Being Lazy”