November/December 2017 Writing Contests

Thanks for the post, Rachel.

Try your luck–if you dare!

Rachel Poli

November/December 2017 Writing ContestsNovember 2017

Genre: Poetry
Theme: N/A
Website: Writer’s Digest
Deadline: November 6, 2017
Entry Fee: $20
Prize: First – $1,000

Genre: Flash fiction and short story
Theme: N/A
Website: Fireside Fiction
Deadline: November 11, 2017 (opens on November 5)
Entry Fee: N/A
Prize: Pays 12.5 cents per word

Genre: Popular fiction (romance, YA, thriller, crime, horror, sci-fi)
Theme: N/A
Website: Writer’s Digest
Deadline: November 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $25
Prize: First – $2,500

Genre: Short Short Story
Theme: N/A
Website: Writer’s Digest
Deadline: November 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $25
Prize: First – $3,000

Genre: Fiction/Non-Fiction
Theme: N/A
Website: Narrative Magazine
Deadline: November 30, 2017
Entry Fee: $26
Prize: First – $2,500

Genre: Fiction
Theme: N/A
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: November 30, 2017
Entry Fee: $2
Prize: $700

Genre: Flash fiction
Theme: N/A
Website: WOW! Women On Writing
Deadline: November 30, 2017
Entry Fee: $10
Prize: $400

Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: Love…

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It’s Here–The Audiobook Version of #The Love Labyrinth!

Introducing my contemporary romance novel, The Love Labyrinth–Now available in audiobook format! It is available on Audible, Amazon and I-Tunes!

To purchase, go to my book’s page on Audible.com. The link to it on Audible is: https://www.audible.com/a/pd/Fiction/The-Love-Labyrinth-Audiobook/B076B3LQQ9.

For a lucky few, I will be giving two promotional codes to download a free copy of my audiobook, The Love Labyrinth. It’s simple: All you have to do is contact me here and give me a reason why you’d like a free download. Only one per person, first come, first serve today. Free downloads only available through Audible.com.

If you aren’t lucky enough to win a free download, you can still listen to it with a free Audible 30-day Free Trial.

http://www.audible.com/offers/30free?asin=B076B3LQQ9.

I’m also conducting a giveaway on Goodreads under the Romance Audiobooks Group Audiobook Giveaway. You must be a member of the Romance Audiobooks Group to participate. Contest ends on October 23.

I would appreciate it if you would leave a review on Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or my Amazon Author Page, all easily accessed here on relationspdbeverly.com. I would love to hear what you think of it.

Good luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introducing #The Love Labyrinth–Soon to be Available on Audible, Amazon.com and iTunes!

Hey Everybody,

I’ve been working on something behind the scenes and now I can reveal it–my contemporary romance novel, The Love Labyrinth, will soon be available as an audiobook on Audible, Amazon.com and iTunes!

For those of you who can’t find the time to read or just enjoy audiobooks, here’s your chance to snag a free promotional code that you can use for a free download of The Love Labyrinth in exchange for an honest review. I will be giving a few of them away!

You’ll need to post a review on my Facebook Author Page, Goodreads or other social media.

More details to come soon!

 

 

UPDATE: Book Review Awards – Authors in the Running So Far

Thanks for considering my book, Yecheilyah and have fun on your vacation!

Pearls Before Swine

OK, looks like we are going through with this thing!!

Thank you for your feedback and suggestions. Based upon which I’ve decided that yes, we are going to do this!

First thing’s first, I am getting a logo made. Something simple but nice which I’ll outsource from Fiverr. BUT, if any of you do logos for free, like, let me know. I am not trying to spend a whole bunch of money. I love you but I am not rich so, like, help a sista out.

For now, here are the authors who are currently automatically drafted into the contest due their 5-star ratings on this blog. More authors will be added to this list as I read and review their books. Remember, to be part of this contest means that you must receive a 5-star rating from me. Excellence is priority.

We are just in the preliminary stages so…

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Writing & Publishing A Book Every Other Month.

Maybe if writing was my only job, I could do this. Great post, though.

Holly Evans

Come December I will have written and released nine books over eighteen months. That’s a book every other month. I thought you’d like to see how I do it.

For reference, I write Urban Fantasy books in a big complicated high-magic world. I write in a number of series, all set in the same world. What I say and do, applies to those facts. If you write contemporary romance standalones, then not everything I have to say will be relevant. Still, I hope it helps.

Why do I write/publish so quickly?

Because this is my full-time job, this pays my bills. Having a large back catalogue with a number of different series and thus entry points for readers to get into my work, makes paying said bills much easier. The quicker I can build that back catalogue, the sooner I’ll be in a stronger position.

How do I do it?

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US E-Book Sales Decline 13.9% in 2016 [But Print Sees Growth]

A Writer's Path

by Michael Kozlowski at Good e-Reader

Over the course of 2016 overall publisher revenue was $14.3 billion, down 6.6% from 2015. One of the key trends from last year was that reading preferences continue to shift. Print books saw growth, and for the second consecutive year publisher revenues from eBook sales declined and downloaded audio grew.

Publishers’ book sales for trade (consumer) books from Jan. to Dec. 2016 were flat -0.2% at $7.1 billion. While Religious Presses and Children’s & Young Adult Books (Childrens/YA) saw growth in 2016, the Adult Books category (which comprises more than 65% of all revenue for trade books) saw a 2.3% decline.

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Trees and Writing

Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors

This is what happened to us a few weeks back. Driveway and back door to house blocked by tree branches.

Storms bring destruction, like the above, with damage everywhere which has lasting effects. We are in a mess and are still trying to pull ourselves out of this. That is true about everything.

We also need to pull ourselves out of our writing destruction. This is when we get sidetracked. Sidetracked by uncontrollable events, such as storms, technical computer issues and the loss of production time.

I faced a storm, where we lost power for three days (which was better than some in the area where they were out of electricity for about five days). However, I was unable to not only write, charge my phone, cook, clean or basically do much of anything. It is amazing how much you live on those electrical items and do not know that…

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What is the best way to write that book?

Jean's Writing

Writing with an outline, by pantsing or somewhere between.

Where do you fall?

Everyone has an opinion, but there is no right or wrong solution, just the right one for you.

I spent most of this year studying various outlining styles, trying to find one that fits my style. What did I learn in the last six months?

What did I learn in the last six months about outlining?

  • There is a multitude of ways to outline.
  • An outline can be fluid.
  • You can choose to write without one.
  • Outlining can suck the life out of a story even before you start writing.
  • Or can be a road map to the end.
  • Scrivener is still a writer’s number one go to for outlining.
  • There is no right or wrong way.

I also learned…

  • I’m a panster. Stick with what you know is a good thing.
  • But I can outline a “little bit” as…

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Angel Baby

Let’s hope that he gets justice.

Free Bird

It was the worst day of my life. This day changed my life forever. It is ingrained in my memory like cement. That night has replayed in my mind over and over again without ceasing. It’s like a never ending tragic movie that just doesn’t seem real- yet it is very real.  After receiving the phone call that he was missing, I was driving as fast as I could with my heart beating out of my chest. I already knew what happened. In the depths of my heart, I expected the worst. As we turned down the street, it was like the scene out of a movie. Fire trucks, police cars, and crowds of rescuers and neighbors were gathered around the house, searching, confused and panicked. My heart sank and chills ran up my spine. So many cars were there, we had to park down the street. As we frantically…

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