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The Inspiring Muse Award – May 2019

The Inspiring Muse Award
#JIRogers #IndieAuthor #Inspiration #Muse #Award #Blog #Poet #Share #Motivation #Writing #Art #AwesomeAuthor @ jeanneRichard11  The Brief History of ‘The Inspiring Muse Award’ I’ve been ‘Shamelessly Promoting Someone Else’ for as many years as I’ve been online and I decided to take it one-step further. Despite the internet’s reputation for trolls, I’ve found that I interact with a brilliant collection of people on a daily basis. Each offers a gift whether it’s art, knowledge, a story, or just a well-timed joke. I wanted a way to thank them for inspiring me that was more permanent than a typed ‘thank you’. This is a personal award that I bestow on people who I feel are excellent examples of d...
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Flare”

"Odd readings. Probe sent. Signals stop." Image of a fractal solar flare.
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Flare” “Odd readings. Probe sent. Signals stop.” I look forward to your responses.  Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Mary-Sue”

Someone spinning the planet Earth like a basketball on their finger.
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Mary/Gary-Sue” “I’ve got this.” Saves universe… again. I look forward to your responses. Feel free to have multiple, this challenge lends itself to them. Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link
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Some News


#ChanticleerReviews #CIBAs #CAC2019 #CYGNUS #Sci-Fi #BookAward @HIndenburgNews @ChantiReviews @PublishDrive I attended a book convention in Bellingham, Washington, this weekend. Last year, I entered the Chanticleer International Book Awards (otherwise known as the CIBAs). “The Korpes File” had the rare distinction of surviving the slush pile, the long list, the short list, and was chosen as a semi-finalist in the CYGNUS Sci-Fi Category. That, was exciting. Sitting at the table, listening to them read off the names of those who placed first in the category was fun and to be fair, I didn’t think I’d hear my name… but I did. I cried, but thankfully my make-up didn’t turn me into a raccoon. “Wow...
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Imagination”

A doll-like figurine
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Imagination” “Favorite toy lived lifetimes before outgrown.” I look forward to your responses. Tomorrow I’ll begin posting details on the #CIBAs. Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Monster”

A smiling young woman
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Monster” “Love confessed. Her laughter destroyed him.” For those that haven’t encountered the word before, here is a good definition:  I look forward to your responses.  Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link
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The Inspiring Muse Award – Apr 2019

The Inspiring Muse Award
#JIRogers #IndieAuthor #Inspiration #Muse #Award #Blog #Poet #Share #Motivation #Writing #Art #AwesomeAuthor The Brief History of ‘The Inspiring Muse Award’ I’ve been ‘Shamelessly Promoting Someone Else’ for as many years as I’ve been online and I decided to take it one-step further. Despite the internet’s reputation for trolls, I’ve found that I interact with a brilliant collection of people on a daily basis. Each offers a gift whether it’s art, knowledge, a story, or just a well-timed joke. I wanted a way to thank them for inspiring me that was more permanent than a typed ‘thank you’. This is a personal award that I bestow on people who I feel are excellent examples of different aspects of...
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “MacGuffin”


#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “MacGuffin” “Lost Relic. World domination if found.” For those that haven’t encountered the word before, here is a good definition: “The MacGuffin technique is common in films, especially thrillers. Usually, the MacGuffin is revealed in the first act, and thereafter declines in importance. It can reappear at the climax of the story but may actually be forgotten by the end of the story. Multiple MacGuffins are sometimes derisively identified as plot coupons.” ~ Wikipedia I look forward to your responses.  Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Vampire”

A vampire outside a window
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Vampire” “You’re our new neighbors? Come in.” I look forward to your responses.  Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Scream”

Someone screaming
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Scream” “Downgraded website plan. Formatting now issue.” Today’s challenge is a real-life one for me at present. I stepped back to a premium plan from the business one on WordPress (I’m just not big league enough to afford the expense), and I’ve been finding tiny glitches ever since. The most recent one made me scream as it involved the sample chapters from “The Korpes File”; the formatting had shifted to quote block… How did I discover this? Someone did it for me. A potential reader happened upon it and I can only imagine what they thought. I’ve corrected all three chapte...
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Helpless”

Sun menacing the planet earth
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Helpless” “Unexpected solar flare. No communication after.” I look forward to your responses.  Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Meteor”

meteor menacing the planet earth
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Meteor” “No warning. Scientists thought it best.” A bit late, but within a few days this time. I look forward to your responses.  Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link
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#AprilShowers Bring #Indie #AuthorInterviews! @Tamyrh942 discusses #worldbuilding in #scifi and #writing the #sixwordstory. #IndieApril #WritingCommunity


#SciFi #IndieAuthor would like to thank @Jeanleesworld for the huge boost. Check Jean out – her #blog and #books are amazing. Jean Lee's World Thank heaven for this month of fantastic interviews! I’m still trudging my way through grading finals, pricing all the little Bs’ toddler clothing to sell, preparing for two rounds of family visits for Easter…oh and maybe writing in there somewhere. Whew! So let’s continue on with our amazing Indie April and chat with sci-fi wonder, J.I. Rogers. First, let’s get the niceties…well not out of the way, as it were, but if you’d like to introduce yourself—who you are and what you write, etc etc etc. Hi. I’m J. I. Rogers, and I write a fusion of dystopian s...
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Creation”

large stained glass spiral.
#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Creation” “Open eyed, I dream new realities.” As promised, I have brought the six-word story challenges back. I look forward to your responses. Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link
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Award Update – “The Korpes File”


@ChantiReviews @NewAppleAwards @LiteraryTitan  @ReadersFavorite   @InDTaleMagazine  @YourNewBooks #TheKorpesFile #Update #Sci-Fi #Dystopian #SpaceOpera #IndieAuthor #Awards #IHIBookReviewProject In 2017, I had a massive uptick in friend requests which were mainly a way to drop ‘vote for my book’ ads in front of me. This made me cranky… I wrote a long, ranty post about it and lightly teased people for collecting shiny stickers for their books. I also suggested that awards be added for things like ‘best street team’ and ‘offers the best voter inducements.’ Then, I had a tiny moment of self-realization and discovered that the magpie in me was a bit jealous. I cracked and started submitting “The...
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The Inspiring Muse Award – Mar 2019

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#JIRogers #IndieAuthor #Inspiration #Muse #Award #Blog #Poet #Share #Motivation #Writing #Art #AwesomeAuthor @ ChrissyH_07 The Brief History of ‘The Inspiring Muse Award’ I’ve been ‘Shamelessly Promoting Someone Else’ for as many years as I’ve been online and I decided to take it one-step further. Despite the internet’s reputation for trolls, I’ve found that I interact with a brilliant collection of people on a daily basis. Each offers a gift whether it’s art, knowledge, a story, or just a well-timed joke. I wanted a way to thank them for inspiring me that was more permanent than a typed ‘thank you’. This is a personal award that I bestow on people who I feel are excellent examples of differ...
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Irritations”


#6wordstorychallenge #sixwordstory #writing #scifi #fantasy #mystery #adventure #romance #thriller Today’s challenge is “Irritations” “First World problem: Copy/Paste Broken.” I look forward to your responses. On a side note, it looks like I may have to go back to Gutenberg after all. That’ll mean redesigning all of my older pages to ‘conform’. Ah well, it’s not like I don’t have other projects on the boil! Cheers, J. I. Rogers   Original link
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Theater”

#6WordStory #SciFi #Fantasy #Horror #SciFan #Romance #Adventure #Mystery #AllGenres #IndieAuthor Today’s challenge is “Theater”. “It was all an act, dear.” Warning: These are addictive. I look forward to reading your responses, where ever I find them. Cheers, J. I. Rogers P.S. As an aside, I made a horrible discovery while rebranding my site: “Gutenberg” the […] The post Six-Word Story Challenge – “Theater” appeared first on . Original link
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Novel”

#6WordStory #SciFi #Fantasy #Horror #Romance #SciFan #AnyGenre #IndieAuthor TODAY’S CHALLENGE IS: “Novel” “Betwixt covers and sheets, stories bred.” I look forward to seeing what you come up with. Feel free to post your answers on my website, FB, or wherever you happen to find this post. Cheers,J. I. Rogers P.S. Reboot and Rebranding both play into the current happenings here at […] The post Six-Word Story Challenge – “Novel” appeared first on . Original link
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Recognition”

#6WordStory #SciFi #Fantasy #Horror #Romance #SciFan #AnyGenre #IndieAuthor TODAY’S CHALLENGE IS: “recognition” “Eyes met; Souls rekindled past love.” I look forward to seeing what you come up with. Feel free to post your answers on my website, FB, or wherever you happen to find this post. Cheers,J. I. Rogers P.S. Reboot and Rebranding both play into […] The post Six-Word Story Challenge – “Recognition” appeared first on . Original link
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