Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Under Water

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Photo copyright K. S. Brooks. Do not use without attribution.

Since you all seem to like the photo without the written prompt, let’s do it again. Use the photograph to the left as the inspiration for your flash fiction story. Write whatever comes to mind (no sexual, political, or religious stories, please) and after you PROOFREAD it, submit it as your entry. There will be no written prompt this week.

Welcome to the Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. In 250 words or less, write a story incorporating the elements in the picture at left.  The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.

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A.L. Kaplan Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

A.L. Kaplan is the Readers’ Choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. The winning entry is decided by the popular vote and rewarded with a special feature here today. (In the case of a tie, the writer who submitted an entry first is the winner per our rules.)

Without further ado, here’s the winning entry:

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#IndieHeroes: IU Minions

indie heroes logo darkAs #IndieHero month here at Indies Unlimited comes to a close, I wanted to take a moment to shine the light on some of my Indie Heroes – the ones here at IU.

You see their articles every month – which you read for FREE. They sometimes have to work at finding a topic – like writing a book, ideas don’t always come that easily. Then, when they have to, they research them, write them, create the SEO information to go with them (yes, you ALL should be doing that each time you write a blog post – or who will see your stuff?), find a matching image, and then send them over to me by the deadline. That’s right, they do all this for free. Because they are super cool people, exemplars of the indie spirit.

Of course, I could go on forever as to how awesome the minions are, so I’ve limited myself to one or two sentences below describing why each of them is my #IndieHero: Continue reading “#IndieHeroes: IU Minions”

Creating an Author eNewsletter Is a Good Thing

Author Regina ClarkeGuest Post
by Regina Clarke

Should you write an eNewsletter if you are a new indie fiction writer with only one or two books up on Amazon? Absolutely. But who is your audience — not counting family, close friends, and your parrot, dog or cat — if no one knows you exist yet?

Don’t worry about that. Continue reading “Creating an Author eNewsletter Is a Good Thing”