The Organizing War

organizeWriters always seem to be busy. Most of us have to work a second job to keep the bills paid. Granted I’m “retired” but I also have a 100 acre farm to look after, which means my time is usually at a premium. I’ve discovered the more books I write, the less I seem to stay prepared for impromptu marketing opportunities. And this is an important thing when you’re an Indie.

So what’s a busy person to do? It takes time to organize all our writing stuff. Not everyone has the skills to adapt specialized software programs to their uses. But even a simple Word document can save you oodles of time when it comes to promotions.

Admittedly I probably spend too many hours on Facebook. Scanning the posts, I laugh, cry, and occasionally find opportunities for free marketing. Why not? There are dozens of pages that WANT you to post your book links. Some require the ASIN, others want the ISBN, and most want the actual buy links to the pages. If you have multiple books this can be a real pain to get everything needed for a promo. Continue reading “The Organizing War”

Flash Fiction Vote: Which Was Your Favorite?

voteguyCheck out the entries in the flash fiction challenge this week: which one will come out on top? You decide. Take a read; cast your vote. Which was your favorite?

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

Voting polls close Thursday at 5 PM Pacific time.


Which author wrote your favorite story this week?

  • Ed Drury (37%, 71 Votes)
  • Jerrid Edgington (25%, 48 Votes)
  • Sara Stark (12%, 23 Votes)
  • Marjorie McCoy (7%, 14 Votes)
  • Kathy Steinemann (7%, 13 Votes)
  • TJ Perkins (6%, 12 Votes)
  • Jon Jefferson (3%, 5 Votes)
  • James R Tate (3%, 5 Votes)
  • MatoSkaChikala (1%, 2 Votes)
  • graydon archer (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 194

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

Fun Titles for February

New month, new titles.

Bum Luck 120x177Bum Luck: A Crag Banyon Mystery by James Mullaney

When a desperate leprechaun needs to locate his lost pot of gold he calls on Crag Banyon, just the start of a string of bum luck for the PI.

Bum Luck is available through, Smashwords, and Amazon UK.

blessed are the wholly broken 120x177Blessed Are the Wholly Broken by Melinda Clayton

The tragic story of a modern couple who, having suffered a devastating loss, unwittingly find themselves hurtling towards self-destruction.

Blessed Are the Wholly Broken is available through, Smashwords, and Amazon UK.

Agency Rules 120x177Agency Rules by Khalid Muhammad

Some battles are for freedom, this one is for survival! @AgencyRulesPK – the spy thriller that takes the battle to the Taliban.

Agency Rules is available at, Smashwords, and Amazon UK.

The AnniversaryThe Anniversary by Mel Parish

A young detective must overcome his guilt following his fiancée’s death or risk losing the job he loves.

The Anniversary is available at and Amazon UK.

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whats in my shorts 120x177What’s In My Shorts? by J. M. Preiss

Aliens who own humans. A boy, a dog, an AK47. A Princess, a barbarian. A lonely girl, a dominate couple. Twenty short, not so short stories.

What’s In My Shorts? is available at and Amazon UK.