Hermit Writer’s Life Spring Edition

hermit writers life april 2014What could possibly be better than Spring time in hermit land? Sure, the rain pours in through the gaps in your moss roof, but you’re a writer – and you’re living the Hermit Writer’s Life.

In the April edition of Hermit Writer’s Life Magazine, you’ll find all sorts of innovative articles to help you think outside the box you’re living in and optimize your situation.

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

  • Reinforce your roof with plastic bags and rejection letters
  • Keep bears out of your food supply
  • Smuggle liquid soap out of rest area bathrooms
  • Turn wildflowers into a pretty salad
  • Receive royalty payments without a bank account
  • And much, much more.

And of course, we always have articles for newbies who want to throw it all away, move to the woods, and write full-time. 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: A One Way Ticket to Dead

A One Way Ticket To DeadA One Way Ticket to Dead (A Kate Jones Thriller)
by D.V. Berkom
Genre: Thriller, action/adventure
Word count: 69,650

After years of running from her ex—a vicious Mexican drug lord—and his subsequent death, Kate Jones is ready to bury the past and try to piece together a new normal. But first there’s a loose end to tie and it involves digging up old ghosts that are best left alone.

Unaware her actions have attracted the notice of a powerful enemy Kate is plunged into a deadly fight for survival, as both her life and the lives of the children of a man she once loved hang in the balance. And, with the possibility of an informant inside the DEA, she doesn’t know who she can trust.

From the emerald green shores of Seattle to the lush Yucatán jungle and unforgiving Sonoran desert, Kate Jones must once again face her past…and hope she survives.

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Flash Fiction Challenge: The Adventures of the Cute Assistant

Mr pish field and stream pose yellowstone 102108The little white Terrier acts as the assistant to a wildlife photographer. His keen senses can detect, long before hers, when something interesting is about to happen.

It’s a plan that made perfect sense except for one thing. He’s just too cute. Over the years, she has missed shots of the Loch Ness Monster, Sasquatch, Mothman, and the Easter Bunny. Here he is trying to alert his human to something unusual looming just over the treeline. Once again, she is taking a picture of him instead.

Knowing disaster may strike if he doesn’t act quickly…

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.

One-liners April Edition

enticing eyesIf your book were a conversation, what is the one sentence someone might overhear that would make them want to listen to more? Let’s see if you can intrigue, entice, and invite readers with one line from your book. (Just keep it safe-for-work, please.)

Go ahead and show off your writing chops. This feature is NOT restricted to bargain books. One line per book. One entry per comment, please. We will convert your link to a clickable book cover. Do not attempt to insert an image in comments on your own.

Just put the following information in the comment section:

1. ONE SENTENCE of narrative or dialogue from your book (not a paragraph – not an exchange between characters, and no F-Bombs or sex scenes);

2. The title of the book from whence that that gem of writing came;

3. The Amazon link so people can go and buy that book! (We’re only doing Amazon this time around); and

4.  Where you are going to SHARE THE LINK to this amazing opportunity (FB, Twitter, StumbleUpon, etc…) Why? Because we’re nosy that way.

Use the share buttons below, or copy the link in the address bar above and share the news on your favorite social media platforms. The more, the merrier, right?

Not sure you get how to do it? Here’s an example for you:

1. He puffed his chest out like an anemic rooster, then swept Lila off her feet and threw her over his shoulder.
2. Triple Dog Dare
3. http://www.amazon.com/Triple-Dog-Dare-K-Brooks-ebook/dp/B00EWCNYVE/
4. Will share this post to LinkedIn author groups, FB reader groups, Twitter, and StumbleUpon!

So let’s give it a try, shall we? Please make sure to follow the RULES above, or our militant admin will edit your comment & you probably won’t be happy with how that goes. Now, go ahead and entice the world with your best shot. IU is a safe-for-work site. PLEASE do not post links to erotica, religious, or political titles.

S.A. Molteni Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

Congrats to S.A. Molteni, the readers’ choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge.

The winning entry is recognized with a special feature here today and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end.

Without further ado, here’s the winning story:

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