Which “The Tunnel” Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

Vote5It’s that time again…time to choose your favorite flash fiction story of the week! It’s all up to you now – only one can win Flash Fiction Readers’ Choice Champion honors. It’s super easy – choose your favorite and cast your vote below.

Check out this week’s entries here. Make your decision, 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 "The Tunnel" Flash Fiction Story Should Win the Readers' Choice Award This Week?

  • A. L. Kaplan (31%, 5 Votes)
  • Doreen Strom (19%, 3 Votes)
  • Blaine Coleman (13%, 2 Votes)
  • Joe Wocoski (13%, 2 Votes)
  • Christopher "Irish Goat" Knodel (13%, 2 Votes)
  • Marilyn Vix (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Julia Handel (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Jon Brierton (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Dusty May Jane (0%, 0 Votes)
  • John Schade (0%, 0 Votes)
  • H.C. Daria (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Luigi Silvestri (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Jeff Stone (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 16

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NOTE: Entrants whose submissions are not relevant to the prompts and/or exceed the 250 word limit are eliminated from the poll. ONE VOTE PER PERSON, please. Duplicate votes will be deleted. The results displayed above are unofficial until verified by administration.

You’re Going to Write What? – Part 6

scribbling-152216_640This is an ongoing series about BigAl’s first experience writing a book. Join him as he flies by the seat of his pants and figures things out as he goes. For a more complete explanation about the book and this series of posts, you can read the series introduction here.

In the introductory post to this series I promised (maybe threatened?) that some of my posts might be a sample of the work-in-process. This post is going to carry out that threat. One chapter of the book (which is a how-to for people wanting to set up a book review blog) will cover establishing a submission policy, even if that policy is that they’ll find the books to review on their own, meaning without the help of friendly and eager indie authors. The meat of this particular chapter contains the elements of a good submission policy: things like if you are willing to accept books to review from authors, publishers, or others. It’s only a portion of the chapter, but the most critical part. Continue reading “You’re Going to Write What? – Part 6”

Goodreads Likefest

Our own Lynne Cantwell talked about how Goodreads is going to swallow Shelfari whole last week. Did you read about that? You might want to. You might also be interested in knowing that advertising on Goodreads is inexpensive and, frankly, fun. Looking at all those statistics on my ads makes me happy. What, you’re not advertising there? Our Melinda Clayton will show you how to advertise with Goodreads. Meanwhile, how about we stir things up with a Goodreads like-fest?

Today you can share your author page and find new friends. For your profile, grab that URL which should look like this: https://www.goodreads.com/KSBrooks and paste it in the comments below.  (Not sure where to find your fancy URL? See the image below and look for the aqua arrow.) goodreads like buttonNow everyone can “Like” your author page.  The “Like” button is found about 1/3 of the way down the page on the same side as the author photo. Clicking on that will show that you like that author’s page on your Facebook wall. There’s also a Google+ button there, so if you have a Google+ account and you’re feeling generous, go ahead and click on that, too. Still not sure where the “like” button is? Click on this thumbnail to enlarge it and look for the magenta arrow.

Okay folks, sorry for the confusion. It looks like Goodreads has changed their design, removing those share buttons. To “befriend” an author, click follow below the author’s photo. To “befriend” a reader, click “add as friend” below their “About Me” section.

[Don’t forget, if you right-click the links, you can choose to have them open in a separate tab so you don’t have to worry about navigating back and forth to pages.]

PLEASE be sure to reciprocate by liking those who like you. This is give and take. If everyone plays by the golden rule, we all benefit.