Update On Battle Status

Let the stories begin! Rachael Ritchey has been broken down at long last to revisit Blog Battle.

Yes, you heard it right Blog Battle is coming back.

Never heard of it? Shame on you. Were part if it then get thinking….

On an aside I can now hound you too, because…. I’m an editor on this now too. More info coming soon.

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As you’ve noticed, the battle has sat dormant for many months. It is still here because I cannot let it go. I love the battle. BUT we are getting ourselves dusted off and set aright once again.

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What is my point, you ask?

The point is BlogBattle is coming back! Yes. You heard me right. We will battle once again. There will be changes, so be prepared.

The good news? The parts of battle we all liked best will be back, and all the stuff that bogged it down will be wiped away. We’ll prompt once a month, genre requirements will disappear, your stories will be listed, and there will be opportunity to be found and read by the waiting world. Voting will be gone, but there’ll still be incentive to participate in the form of my (and possibly one or two other admin’s consensus) top pick for the…

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Announcing the Winners of the ASF Short Story Contest!

Rachael Ritchey announced the winners of the ASF short story competition. Huge congratulations to the top three winners and accolades to the runners up who will be featuring in the up-coming anthology The Crux.

I will be featuring a post dedicated to this soon. …

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*Before you do anything else, push play on this video. You will want Victory music playing while you enjoy the inaugural ASF Short Story Contest results!*

Back in November, I got this hairbrained idea to put together a short story contest based off a book cover I’d randomly been designing just for kicks. I put some feelers out, and BAM! some people were like, “Heck yeah! I wanna do that.” SO here we are!

It was an absolute blast reading all the entries…well, all except the judging part. I would rather not do that part, but the stories are inspiring. It’s thrilling to see all the passion and talent.

Thank you to every person who submitted to the contest! The coolest part is that we’re going to put together an anthology of Adventurous Scifi & Fantasy stories. Once we’ve polished these babies up and made them shine, we’ll slap ’em into…

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The Debut Novel Is Out. Author Hayley Mitchell On The Year After.

The road into publishing is rich, varied and often full of trepidation, but what happens in the aftermath? Hayley Mitchell let’s us inside her journey. Continue reading

Announcing My 2018 Interview Series

Don Massenzio is looking for authors to interview in the coming year. If you fancy a slot get in quick before they fill up.

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Hello,

With the new year, I’m announcing a re-vamped author interview series. During the past two years, I have interviewed nearly 200 authors and have compiled these interviews into an author directory. I would like to add to this list in 2018.

My current plan is to post one author interview per week on Fridays. I have a new set of questions that should give your readers deeper insight into your writing process. Since I’m limiting these interviews to one per week (a maximum of 52) I will be spending more time making them look good to help you drive more readers to your work.

These interviews are open to those of you that have participated previously. If you have something to promote or just want to increase your exposure across a new group of followers, please come and participate. Please feel free to share this post with your…

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Guest Submission: Excerpt from “The Bequest.”

 

 

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Source: Guest Submission: Excerpt from “The Bequest.”

Michael at Inkowlme recently ran a series of guest submissions during August. This was mine, a short excerpt from a work in progress. Continue reading

Author Spotlight (Musical Mayhem); Derek Philpott

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Have you ever wondered about the real meaning of song lyrics? The real meaning that is and not the “Ooh that’s a nice tune,” take it and move onto the next track. If so then this book is for you. As Nick Kershaw said, “Absolutely LOVE IT!Continue reading

Tempus Fugit

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The alternative working title was “Dead Blogs and Englishmen” after a January hiatus. Time flies works better; a year ago today….

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2017 Kindness Challenge Sign-up!

Sign-up is open for the 2nd annual Kindness Challenge! Click on the photo to be redirected to the sign-up page! Last year we had over 80 participate and focus on kindness for 7 weeks.

Source: 2017 Kindness Challenge Sign-up!

Merry Christmas – Blog Hopping Encouraged

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A dedication to all my followers, across all platforms, and an apology for absence. You can also share links if you want to connect. Continue reading

Halloween Writing Contest Entries

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Welcome back to Scale it Simples first ever Halloween writing contest.

This contest ends at midnight tonight, so there is still lots of time to enter your story. Check out the rules in the original post here.

You may leave a link to your story in the comment section of that blog. Once you submit I will add your story to this post.

Voting for this contest will be extended to Friday, November 4th, in order to give late entries a chance to gain votes. 


Moving onto the purpose of this post…

I wanted to share with you all the links to the Halloween story submissions so far.

Please read the stories and email scaleitsimpleblog@gmail.com to cast your vote for your favorite story.

So sit back, grab some Halloween candy, turn on your favorite horror film and start reading…  or writing!

The contest entries so…

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