Thursday, April 29, 2010

Publisher: Ellora's Cave

Ellora's Cave is a publisher of erotic romances, some novel length, some novella length. They are chiefly an e-publisher, though they do publish some paperback books.

Don't ever let the "e" element of publishing put you off, especially if you write romance of any kind--this is the fastest growing segment of publishing, and publishers still maintain the same standards for their e-books that they do for their hard copy books--only now the costs are lower and you can read them on your Kindle. Ellora's Cave sells about 70,000 e-books a month.

You can go to the Author Submission guidelines to see just what they're looking for, and I encourage you to check out the rest of the site, as well.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Writing Prompt: ANswering Machine Part 2

You Have 5 Messages, Part 2 of 2

You've played back your messages. You know - or don't know - why these people called you.

Now, it's time to find out.

Of the five messages on your answering machine, 'play back' the third message. Listen to it carefully.

Now - write that message from the POV of the person who left it for you.

You have the 'what' - a message left for you. Now, write the 'who', 'where', 'when' and 'how come' - without using those specific words.

This second part can be as short or as long as you want. It can be whimsical, fantastic, erotic, realistic, comedic, horrific or any variation thereof. Also, if you'd like to build off of one of the submitted messages, go ahead and write it!

Send it to us! We'll post it on the blog and on the website!