Amazon Studios: Are you ready to make a movie?

As busy as I am, I occasionally trip over stuff in my internet surfing (yes, I’m dating myself with that phrase). But this was something really neat: Amazon Studios (AS). Some of you know I’m bound and determined to get one of my books to the silver screen. And this is another outlet to do it. The cool part is it’s totally FREE!

So what is it about AS that makes it attractive? Well, it links to your Amazon account, so setting up a “studio” is pretty simple. Just go here and log in: Continue reading “Amazon Studios: Are you ready to make a movie?”

Flash Fiction: Vote ’em Up!

Ladies and gentlemen, it is time once again to choose. Who will be the next Flash Fiction Star? We had a number of great submissions this week. Kudos to all the entrants. 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.

Remember, all our winners will be included in the next edition of the IU Flash Fiction Anthology. So, support your fellow writers and participate in this week’s voting, then spread the word, bang the drums, and share the link to let everyone know the vote is on.

Polls close tomorrow at 5 PM.


Who wrote your favorite flash fiction entry this week?

  • Matt J Pike (56%, 19 Votes)
  • Jon Jefferson (21%, 7 Votes)
  • Carol Wyer (12%, 4 Votes)
  • AL Kaplan (12%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 34

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NOTE: Entrants whose submissions exceed the 250 word limit are eliminated from the poll.

Like, Fer Shur

Facebook LogoThose of us who waste hours a day on Facebook have a hard time understanding, but apparently there are people who have lives away from their computer, smartphone, or other electronic tether. Maybe … wait a second, a notification just popped up on Facebook. BRB (that’s be right back, for those who aren’t savvy about all these new fangled acronyms).

That Rich Meyer is a funny guy. As I was saying before I got interrupted, maybe some of you are too busy writing to spend much time on Facebook. But you still have a Facebook account and have setup an author page, right? Apparently some of our less Facebook savvy readers (you know, those people I talked about who have a life) want to participate in the periodic Facebook like fests we have at IU, but aren’t sure whether they are “doing it right.” So, in order to put some of those wasted hours to good use, I’m going to show you. Continue reading “Like, Fer Shur”