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Your Assignment The May Short Story Feature Contest closes tonight! I like to look through pictures when I’m in need of inspiration. So for my monthly contests, I select an image as the writing prompt. Your assignment for this contest is to create a short story inspired by this image: Contest Rules Stories are to […]

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Short Story Contest

Your Assignment One more week to get your entry in for the May Short Story Feature Contest! I like to look through pictures when I’m in need of inspiration. So for my monthly contests, I select an image as the writing prompt. Your assignment for this contest is to create a short story inspired by […]

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Short Story Contest

Your Assignment I like to look through pictures when I’m in need of inspiration. So for my monthly contests, I select an image as the writing prompt. Your assignment for this contest is to create a short story inspired by this image: Contest Rules Stories are to be 1,500 to 3,000 words. All genres welcome. […]

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Short Story Contest Feature

Thank you to everyone who participated in the April Short Story Contest! The assignment was simple. Write a short story (1500 to 3000 words) based on this image: Selected entries receive a feature here on heidislowinski.com. The next contest will be posted on May 12th! The Featured Story Is: The Unexpected Vacation By John Scott […]

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Short Story Contest

We’re in the final hours to submit your short story! Your Assignment Create a short story inspired by this image: Your story should be 1,500 to 3,000 words. You retain full rights to the story and are free to republish. Please reference this site in republications, with a link back. Your story may be of […]

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From the Archives

Greetings reader! Like many of you, I’ve been keeping busy during this period of quarantine with lots of cleaning and reorganizing projects. This weekend, looking through some tote tubs of old treasures of high school debate trophies, old photos, tchotchkes, day planners and yearbooks, I happened on some files of my old writings. As I […]

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Short Story Contest – Deadline April 28th

Your Assignment Create an original short story based on this image: Your story should be 1,500 to 3,000 words. You retain full rights to the story and are free to republish. Please reference this site in republications, with a link back. Your story may be of any genre. No ‘x-rated’ or discriminatory content. Selected submissions […]

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5 New Writing Prompts

In this new world of ‘safer at home’, I’m finding keeping myself motivated to write more and more of a challenge. Apparently, my muse is also practicing social distancing! If you’re finding it difficult to get the creative juices flowing, here are five new writing prompts to help! You wake up one morning and find […]

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Short Story Contest

Your Assignment: Create an original short story based on this image: Your story should be 1,500 to 3,000 words. You retain full rights to the story and are free to republish. Please reference this site in republications, with a link back. Your story may be of any genre. No ‘X-rated’ or discriminatory content. Selected submissions […]

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How to Market a Self-Published Book

You’ve slaved away for weeks, months, possibly years creating your masterpiece. You’ve edited. You’ve proofread. You’ve tweaked the formatting. You’ve agonized. You’ve probably even cried a little. Hey, we’ve all been there! But you’ve finally hit ‘publish’ and launched your book. Now comes the hard part. Marketing. I’ve often said writing a book is the […]

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