Book Blogger Spotlight: Monday Morning Books

Monday Morning Books is run by author and poet Barbara Morrison.

Barbara has won multiple awards, been invited to speak as a featured author, and been published in magazines such as The Sun, Sin Fronteras, Scribble, and Tiny Lights.

She conducts writing workshops and speaks on women’s and poverty-related issues. She is also the owner of a small press and speaks about publishing and marketing. Continue reading “Book Blogger Spotlight: Monday Morning Books”

Flash Fiction Vote: The End is Near!

2013 is almost gone. Time is running out on this year’s flash fiction challenge. There are only a couple more weeks to go. You get to choose the last few lucky authors to be included  in the next edition of the IU Flash Fiction Anthology.

Cast your vote in the flash fiction challenge. It’s time for IU readers to choose  this week’s winner.

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

Participate in this week’s voting, then  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?

  • Dick C Waters (37%, 16 Votes)
  • Kathy Steinemann (19%, 8 Votes)
  • Frank Lilly (14%, 6 Votes)
  • Jacqueline Hopkins (12%, 5 Votes)
  • Jon Jefferson (9%, 4 Votes)
  • AL Kaplan (7%, 3 Votes)
  • Annette Hatton (2%, 1 Votes)
  • John watson (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 43

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

Wave Hello to ReadWave

A few weeks ago I was cold-emailed by a charming chap called Rob Tucker who wanted me to check out his website for writers. He’d been reading my blog, he said, and had enjoyed it. My writing might be a good fit for ReadWave. I very nearly put it in the ‘yeah, yeah, yeah’ pile, I get these emails from time to time. Don’t we all? But something about his tone made me read it again; it actually sounded as though it came from a real person. He wrote, ‘ReadWave is a place where you can write about anything – an idea, a life experience, a travel adventure or a moment of inspiration – as long as it’s under 800 words.’

Well Rob couldn’t have known but the 800 word thing hooked me in. Before blogging was invented (and before I knew whether I was a writer or not) I used to pretend that I had a humour column in some fancy newspaper or other and I’d write regular snippets about things that amused me. Back then I’d given myself an arbitrary length of 800 words, just for the sake of self-discipline. The pieces had never seen the light of day, apart from the occasional guest blog, and I wondered if this could finally be somewhere to give them an airing. So I checked out the website. Continue reading “Wave Hello to ReadWave”