Writing Exercises Return with a Twist!

Tenderness by K. S. Brooks
Photo Credit: K. S. Brooks

You may know by now that my partner in crime here at Indies Unlimited is K.S. “Kat” Brooks.   Not only is she an award-winning author, but she’s also a highly decorated photographer.  Way back in 1996 (did they even have cameras back then?) her photographic works began to receive much attention by winning multiple international awards from Kodak, and being featured in numerous one-man art shows at galleries in the Boston area. Her stuff has been featured in books, magazines, and even in the Boston Globe.

Since I am the Evil Mastermind in charge here, I’ve decided it would be a good idea to fully exploit all the talents of my minions.  Of course, I made it seem like it was Kat’s idea.  I’m tricky that way.

All kidding aside for a moment, Kat and I do a lot of brainstorming to come up with new and innovative ways to help indie authors spread their names and brand beyond their existing social network capacity.

We have come up with an idea which brings back the writing exercises – but with a special twist. Beginning Saturday, Dec. 31st 2011, we will post a weekly photo-prompt writing exercise/contest. Here’s how it will work: Continue reading “Writing Exercises Return with a Twist!”

Dear Santa: My Indie Author Wish List

Dear Santa:

K. S. Brooks with Santa
Photo Credit: EPS, Lowell, MA

Pay no attention to that menorah behind me. It’s nothing more than a fancy candelabra. Honest.

I’ve been a good girl. Hmmm. Can you be more specific as to the parameters you use to base your “naughty or nice” evaluation? I’m a little sketchy on that.

In any case, I’ve worked really hard this year. I managed to turn out 4 published titles, and all the marketing/publicity work that goes with them. That’s why I’ve finally given in to writing you this letter. I’m a little tired at this point. So I’m hoping you will be a stand-up kind of jolly dude and bring me what I want for Hanu…kuh…ristmas. Yeah, I meant Christmas. I noticed I’m developing a stutter…I think it’s all the stress. Continue reading “Dear Santa: My Indie Author Wish List”

Writing is a lot like fishing.

Writing is a lot like fishing, both of which I enjoy very much.  Both are hard work.  And a lot of times you get skunked.  But if you keep trying, eventually you catch something.  I have always been drawn to activities that require far more effort than they offer reward.  I don’t know why this is.  Masochism?  Low self esteem?  Perhaps I’m a bit of a simpleton.

I’ve been Hised!!

Reviewer Cathy Speight

Just after the Evil Mastermind announced my recruitment to his auspicious team, he waited all of five minutes to ‘virtually’ nudge me in the ribs with ‘can you just come on and introduce yourself?’ So here I am, still wondering why such a sparkling, witty and clever writer, would want me on his team, until it hit me. Of course!  He wanted someone on the team that was older than him! Junior Hise is extraordinarily persuasive.  He really is quite hard to say ‘no’ to.  However, I am so very, very glad I was pummelled into submission.  I really am delighted to be here and feel immeasurably privileged to be in the company of talent such as his and his cohorts’. Continue reading “I’ve been Hised!!”