Remember in November Contest for Creative Nonfiction

Hippocampus magazine seeks creative nonfiction for its Remember In November Contest. No theme—just your best previously unpublished memoir excerpts and personal essays up to 3,500 words. Winning stories will be published in the November 2013 issue.

Prizes:  $400 for grand prize; $75 for runner up; $10 honorable mention (2); $25 readers’ choice.

Reading fee: $10 per story

Deadline is September 27, 2013. For more information, please visit their website.

Indies Unlimited is pleased to provide this contest information for the convenience of our readers. We do not, however, endorse this or any contest/competition. Entrants should always research a competition prior to entering.

Twitter Tips – Let Others Help You Send YOUR Message

A few weeks ago I shared a couple of cheat sheets with you for the major social media sites. You can find those for Twitter, Facebook and Google+ here and YouTube, Pinterest and LinkedIn here.

Today, I wanted to give you a couple of more little tricks. We see them all the time. Things like  this:

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Featured Book: Club Number Five

CLUB NUMBER FIVE by Jennifer LoiskeClub Number Five
by Jennifer Loiske
Available from Amazon in Kindle format and in print from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Samantha Green wanted nothing but to be normal, have a shallow life with smoking hot Jonathan Blake and an unforgettable senior year at Regents East High. But one morning she wakes up as a vampire. She has no idea who bit her or why. All she knows is she didn’t want it. Now her new life is full of secrets, deceit and fear, not to mention raw meatballs and red nectar that is definitely something else besides strawberry juice. Samantha tries to act normal. She pretends to like her mom’s chicken salad, goes to school and learns how to survive on her own, but what can she do when she finds herself inside of a devious conspiracy, strikingly fast hunters, secret clubs and mouthwateringly gorgeous boys and the only food she can catch is her best friend, Kate Walker’s, wrist?

How I Wrote a Novel in a Month

I thought that title would catch your attention. Let me explain how I wrote a novel in a month and how you might be able to do it too.

It really took me over nine months to complete my latest novel – the fourth in my Scott Tucker Series. The first three books are fast-paced mystery thrillers – clean but sexy. For some reason, this fourth book turned out much racier. MUCH racier. Not quite erotica, but definitely not of the same style as the first three. So what did I do? I rewrote it to match the earlier installments, and then I published both versions under different titles.

Writing two novels in nine months is not that bad, but really one only took a month. How can I do that? Well, I’ll tell you. Continue reading “How I Wrote a Novel in a Month”