The Frankenstein Game

Frankenstein is a writer’s game wherein a story is composed of sentences contributed by different authors. We play this game a lot in Book Junkies, and everyone has a lot of fun with it.

So, I’ll kick it off with a prompt sentence, then you guys each add a sentence in the comment thread. Each subsequent sentence should feed off the sentence before it in the thread. So, let’s see what monster of a story we can stitch together.

One note though: PG-13 type blog, so watch the potty-mouth.

Prompt sentence:

Miranda watched from her window as the two men across the street broke into her neighbor’s car.

Advertising on Facebook by William Hertling

Author William Hertling
Author William Hertling

My first book, Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears, came out in December. I timed it so I could make an appeal to friends and family right before the holidays. Instead buying one copy, they might buy two or more, and give some as gifts.

It was a great book launch, but after the holidays passed, sales slowed.

The feedback I received told me the book was good. One friend said she had nightmares after reading it (it’s a techno-thriller). Another reader sought out the coffee shop where several scenes were set and took photos of himself with the book. A local tech blog in Portland posted a very positive review. Amazon reviews are overwhelmingly positive. Continue reading “Advertising on Facebook by William Hertling”

Jim Devitt Joins the Staff of Indies Unlimited

Author Jim Devitt

Recruiting top talent for any organization can be a challenge—but that’s what animal tranquilizers are for. I am pleased to announce that friend and author Jim Devitt will be joining the staff of Indies Unlimited. You will see Jim’s work here every Saturday afternoon.

Jim is well-known in the community of indie authors as a friend and mentor. His writing is outstanding, as is his standing as a champion of indies. he will be a welcome addition to the crew.

Jim is the author of The Card, a #1 best-seller on the Kindle paid titles list, available from Amazon.  He spent eight years working behind the scenes in a Major League clubhouse. He has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed research papers and presented at conferences throughout the country. Be sure to check out his excellent blog. You can also find him on Facebook and and LinkedIn, and follow him on Twitter.

Please join is in giving Jim a warm welcome!


On Being a Writer in India by Rasana Atreya

Author Rasana Atreya
Author Rasana Atreya

I’m from India, and mostly proud of it. Except when it comes to writing.

What’s my ethnicity got to do with my writing life? Plenty, as you’ll discover.

The unpublished manuscript of my debut novel, Tell A Thousand Lies, was shortlisted for the Tibor Jones South Asia award. Independent of this, I was offered a publishing contract by one of India’s biggest publishing houses (they have fantastic distribution within India). Continue reading “On Being a Writer in India by Rasana Atreya”