Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Pumpkins

LUtp Chewelah Flash fiction writing prompt copyright KS Brooks
Photo copyright K. S. Brooks. Do not use without attribution.

Use the photograph above as the inspiration for your flash fiction story. Write whatever comes to mind (no sexual, political, or religious stories, jokes, or commentary, please) and after you PROOFREAD it, submit it as your entry in the comments section below.

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.

Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level. Continue reading “Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Pumpkins”

eBook Deals October 29 – November 4

ebook deals tea time kindle-266556_640There’s nothing like good eBooks priced affordably, and we’ve got a bunch right here for you! They’re all either free or 99 cents, so tell all your friends! Yeah, I know, we’re really good to you!

Readers: look in the comment section below. If you see one you like, click over and buy it. How easy is that? (If you don’t see the book covers, adjust your browser’s adblock settings.)

Authors: if you have a book priced at 99¢ or less (that’s right, post your free eBooks here, too!), follow the instructions below Continue reading “eBook Deals October 29 – November 4”

Which “Foliage” 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 come back to THIS page and click the gray circle next to the person’s name. Scroll down to the vote button which will turn blue, and then click it. Please then use those share buttons at the bottom of the post to spread the word. Attention Authors: It is okay if you ask people to vote for you!

Voting polls close Thursday at 5 PM Pacific time. If the poll doesn’t close on time, any votes received after 5 pm will be removed.

REMINDER – entries over the 250 limit are disqualified.

Which "Foliage" Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

  • Amy Kaplan (31%, 5 Votes)
  • Dick Waters (13%, 2 Votes)
  • Lou Silvestri (13%, 2 Votes)
  • Bill Engleson (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Amanda Huginkiss (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Roger Woodcock (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Ann Zimmerman (6%, 1 Votes)
  • C.B. Lee (6%, 1 Votes)
  • S. Carver (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Leigh Kimmel (6%, 1 Votes)
  • K. Prescott (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Kevin P Michaels (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ken Talley (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 16

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NOTE: Entrants whose submissions exceed the 250 word limit will be disqualified even if they win. ONE VOTE PER PERSON, please. Duplicate votes will be deleted. The results displayed above are unofficial until verified by administration.

How to Find the Right Images for your Blogs, Ads, and Social Media

In today’s high-tech world, one thing reigns supreme: images. As authors use social media and blogs to discuss their books, images are a crucial component to making those posts pop.

While your book cover should definitely be designed to catch eyes, that’s not the only image you’ll want to include. For blog posts, you’ll want images that can speak to what’s being said and make your reader want to dive into the post. For social media posts, you’ll often want a nice background to make people stop scrolling and take notice.

But where do you find these images? The key is to make sure Continue reading “How to Find the Right Images for your Blogs, Ads, and Social Media”