Hermit Writer’s Life Magazine

hermit writers life 2Is this you: You really, really want to write that novel, but you can’t manage to do it while working for the man. Your writing is calling you, and you feel tormented. You want to sell everything and move to the middle of nowhere to answer your authorial calling. You’d make the move to writing full-time in a heartbeat if you just knew how.

Well, look no further! Hermit Writer’s Life Magazine has just launched, providing authors just like you with the information needed to make that move. Each monthly issue is packed with tips for the novice hermit-in-training to the old pros who are looking for new and interesting ways to keep things comfy.

Our staff of successful and experienced hermit authors will provide you with the tools you need to:

  • Find remote properties on which you can squat
  • Start fires without matches
  • Keep food without refrigeration
  • Recharge your laptop using homemade solar panels
  • Pirate internet service to upload your manuscripts
  • Identify animals which may try to eat you
  • And much, much more.

So don’t put off that move any longer! Follow your dream now! Subscribe to Hermit Writer’s Life Magazine today, and as a bonus we’ll send you the Wilderness Weight Loss Guide for free! (additional shipping and handling charges apply.)

Book Brief: The Color of the Wild

The Color of the WildThe Color of the Wild
by Gin Getz
Genre of this Book: Memoir/Nature
Word count: 64,353

The Color of the Wild, an intimate look at life in an untamed land.

An original, inspiring work of literary non-fiction; an unconventional memoir of woman and land. Lyrical and lilting, powerful and passionate, The Color of the Wild is the beautifully told story of one woman’s life, love, determination and connection with the natural world. More than a memoir, a contemporary western tale with stunning stories interspersed and intertwined with powerful poetry, prose, and striking photographs.

Gin’s captivating tone and intimate view bring to life the drama and trauma of one year on her family’s ranch, surrounded by and a part of the wilds around them. The reader enters a world of deep beauty, fresh perceptions, simple humor and breathtaking writing as The Color of the Wild unfolds.

Set high in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, along the Headwaters of the Rio Grande, Gin opens her world to the reader with stunning honesty, and compassionate grace, sharing this captivating, personal tale of home, belonging, and commitment to land and family.

This book is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Continue reading “Book Brief: The Color of the Wild”

Flash Fiction Challenge: Sub Text

oct 2008 onondaca sub gaspe peninsulaWe found the derelict sub about 230 nautical miles off the coast of Virginia. She was just bobbing along on the surface, top hatch open and no sign of any crew.

She bore no number or insignia. Her instruments were strange, marked with unfamiliar characters and symbols.

When we towed her ashore, we could see the sides of the craft were emblazoned with glyphs reminiscent of those we’d seen in Mayan ruins. As Lassiter began to interpret the glyphs, I saw his face go pale…

In 250 words or less, tell us a story incorporating the elements in the picture. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.

Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level.

Use the comment section below to submit your entry. Entries will be accepted until Tuesday at 5:00 PM Pacific Time.

On Wednesday afternoon, we will open voting to the public with an online poll for the best writing entry accompanying the photo. Voting will be open until 5:00 PM Thursday.

On Friday afternoon, the winner will be recognized as we post the winning entry along with the picture as a feature. Then, at year end, the winners will be featured in an anthology like this one. Best of luck to you all in your writing!

Entries only in the comment section. Other comments will be deleted. See HERE for additional information and terms.

Resource Fest: Reference Books for Writers

resource fest reference booksIn this industry, we rely on each other to weed out the bad information, and discover the good stuff. Word of mouth is invaluable.

What’s your favorite writing reference book? We want to know. In the comments section below, please post the title of the book and the author. In one sentence, tell us why you like it so much. If you have a link to the book on a retail site, that’s even better. We’ll put a pretty book cover up so everyone can see it. Please don’t try to embed an image. We’ll do it for you, honest!

Your comment should look like this:

The Synonym Finder by Rodale Press is my favorite writing reference book because when my brain stops working, the book kickstarts it with an endless list of possible words for me to use. Love this book!

Go ahead and tell us which book is your favorite. And please, if you’ve written a non-fiction writing-related book, please don’t post your own. Do the honorable thing and pay a friend to post it for you.