Introducing the first ever Story Wars!

The I’m an Author Academy is proud to present Story Wars; a fun, ingenious new spoken word concept that has literally just launched over on Twitter.

Listen now to a wide range of diverse writing community creatives tell stories of heroics, cringe and disaster but there can only be one winner of Story Wars! This fun new concept has just launched and there will be plenty more to come.

Follow this link to the first ever battling of the stories and this is part of a wider Writing Community Party which will be hosted by the Professors of the I’m an Author Academy coming soon.

There is currently a big-time prize up for grabs that includes a consultation with a literary agent and indie publisher but that offer ends very soon!

Awesome Recommended Indie Reads #9

The road to reviewing indie books continues and so here are some of my recent reads, all of which I recommend!

‘A Stranger From the Storm’ by William Burton McCormick

Brilliant fun – a historical mystery with plenty of atmosphere

Full Review

‘Witch in the Lighthouse’ by Azalea Forrest

A quaint and fun magical tale…

Full Review

‘The View From Here’ by Leon Stevens

An exploration themed sci-fi novella not of this world…

Full Review

‘The Caverns’ by Olen Crowe

In The Caverns an ancient evil lurks…

Full Review

‘Red on White’ by J.P Biddlecome

‘The Wolves came, rising from the waves…’

Full Review

And so that wraps up another edition of Awesome Recommended Indie Reads. Keep reading and keep reviewing!

An Experiment in Flash Fiction – An Excerpt

An Experiment in Flash Fiction by Megan Hinde – an excerpt…

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I chose a few pieces of flash fiction from a random number generator. I organize my flash fiction by number of words per piece. So I took 24 to 545 and generated five random numbers. The following are the corresponding word count (as close as I can get) of each piece of flash fiction. Enjoy and check out the ebook or paperback of An Experiment in Flash Fiction available on Amazon. – Megan

An Experiment in Flash Fiction is for me, all my musing printed in one place. Inspired by Agatha Christie ‘And Then Their Were None’ and Clue, my original take on ‘Mr. Plum, in the Conservatory, with a lead pipe.’ Sometimes twisted, sometimes heartfelt, always a good time regardless of length.

First number drawn 196 closest piece in word count:

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Out on the northwest side of town, among the rubble from fallen buildings…

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Free Twitter Coaching Session – Out Now

Are you looking to get better results on Twitter as a creative? Maybe you’re even thinking about starting up on the platform but have no idea where to begin. Twitter is a great place to find an audience of potentially millions so follow my words as my latest Twitter Coaching Session lays out the basics of what everyone needs to succeed on the platform.

Back in 2020 my Twitter following was 3,000 and today it is nearly 35,000. I regularly sell books from Twitter and last year over 5,000 people came from the platform to read this blog, so how?

Well good friends, I’ve spent a lot of time figuring out Twitter and have put all of that know-how into several audio coaching sessions. So now you can figure out the platform like me but in just way less time.

My latest coaching session talks all about what to tweet for success by way of five elements that are a must for all. You can listen to this session for FREE and to exclusively access the rest of the growing series it will cost less than a takeout coffee a month! And the just launched Royal Rock Star Tier offers free e books to anyone who does sign up. Everyone also gets regualr shout-outs on Twitter in front my 30,000+ following!

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The Five Elements of Tweeting Success

Welcome to a reflective anniversary post celebrating my first year on Patreon. In that time I have churned out a bunch of fiction and guides mainly aimed at helping fellow creatives get better results on Twitter. In my many audio coaching sessions, I often refer to the 5 elements of Tweeting success and so here they are, in detail and this post is free for all so everyone can get a taste of what type of content you can access for just a few dollars a month.

Grab your multi pass and if you get that late 90’s sci-fi reference you have my appreciation but either way follow my words.

So during my many years of tweeting into the void, I have found that void eventually answered back when my tweets aimed to do one, or several of these 5 things:

As long as you aim to inspire, inform, entertain, give value or incentive then you will eventually see good results. So what do I mean by each?

Read the rest here

‘Red on White’ by J.P Biddlecome – Review

‘The Wolves came, rising from the waves…’

Red on White is an intriguing tale of one young man’s battle to survive after an earthquake and subsequent tsunami hits Oregon. Soon enough chaos ensues as ‘James’ is about to head home from his farming job but the elements beg to differ. The huge wave rolls in along with the destruction taking everything in its path.

“Maybe his best friend was floating in that soup. Each face looked like a friend, a relative, a loved one…”

With this being my 2nd J.P. Biddlecome experience I can see his growth as a story teller is apparent through a story of adversity drawing some similarities to ‘The Old Man and the Sea’ alongside elements of ‘Castaway’. There’s a running metaphor throughout that compares the many days James spends trying to survive as a pack of wolves begin to circle and grow. Survival is the key word here as this candid descriptive reading experience drew me in from very start.

4 Stars Thank you to the author for reaching out and providing a copy of the book. Reviews left via Amazon and Goodreads

Weekly Ramble #151

All the usual festivities of a book release are coming. Book 8 ‘Darke Apocalypse’ is about a month and half away from release and it will be a relief to get this one over the line.

Way back in 2020 I committed to releasing this book next and so that time and work is about to culminate. Social media promotion is a grind but I am ready and now we are in August I’ve got no choice but to ramp up my presence because all of the sales, follows, reviews, interactions and success is built upon presence. When someone does ask me how I get daily book sales I simply tell them it is based on presence but of course a lot of other factors have to align also.

August also marks the anniversary of starting Patreon which has now become quite a success. 10 kind Patrons have signed up and the content is growing – to those who support me there, thank you. I plan on releasing much more soon so for that and my 8th book, I’ll say what I always say, watch this space!