Hither & Thither

I am more active on twitter these days, mostly because we are still in need of a social media manager  who knows what they are doing. As such, Linda of Inkitt has been tweeting me to join in their contests, so I did.

Introducing Hither & Thither, their current fantasy writing contest. I actually did put a little piece up there called “Most Unlikely Hero.”

The downside is this is win by vote contest, so you know what that means, right? PLEASE click the link, have a read, and click on the heart at the bottom to “recommend” my story. You never have to vote on it again.

You can also choose to leave a review of the story. It doesn’t do anything to help me win, but it would be nice to have your thoughts.

But, it would be really nice if you shared my story with your readers, fans, friends, and family, too. Contest ends August 10, so there is still time.

What say you? Will you PLEASE go heart Most Unlikely Hero for me?

I heart YOU. Thank you!!!

Oh, speaking of contests….the Eat Sleep Write Newsletter Contest ends in 2 days. There’s no entry fee, and 3 categories to suit all writing. The topic is “Summer.” Send your stuff in!! Don’t wait until the last minute!!

Hello World

I’ve been a bit lax in posting these past couple of months mostly because it is a big job being the managing editor of an online publication. A lot of things happen behind the scenes to keep it going, and I have a hand in all of it. It’s exciting and daunting at the same time.

I miss you, though. I don’t know if you followed me over there or not. I hope you did. I know that a lot of the content I’ve been sharing on my space at Eat Sleep Write has been repeats of stuff you may have read. The Wednesday Writer’s Wisdom has had new content, so I do hope you will add my new home to your daily read as you have here.

We have a contest going on over there. It’s pretty basic. Write, enter, win. There’s no entry fee this time, and the prizes are pretty good, if I say so myself. If you’d like to gain some exposure or have been looking for somewhere to submit, check out the guidelines and rules for the contest here.

On another note, we will be closing to submissions for the month of August. We are currently accepting all forms of writing from poetry to flash, chapters and short stories, from all genres. We are all about promotion and marketing, so hurry and send your stuff in! The general submission guidelines are easy, but please be mindful of them. Like any other publisher, it is important to follow their guidelines if you really want them to consider your work.

Master Class has fresh new prompts and we still offer a selection of daily prompts if you seek writing inspiration. Master Class goes live every Monday, with links and an excerpt from every story shared. Come check it out. I’d love to see you over there.

If you are wondering what I’m working on, or when my next book will come out, here’s my latest post about it. I don’t have a release date as it’s not finished or shopped out yet, but I have hopes that both will be accomplished in time for Halloween.

So, happy writing! See you around the blogosphere!

Endless Darkness RELEASED!

Remember how I’ve been telling you about Short n Scary Stories putting an ebook out containing 25-26 horror stories and they chose Gloria as one of them?


Guess what? IT WAS RELEASED TODAY!! Wahoooo!

And you know what’s even better?

If you download it right now, its FREE. And? You’ll even get a link to share to win a hard copy of the book when it comes out in paperback. How sweet is that?!

So, click the image and get your copy RIGHT NOW. What are you waiting for?!

Endless Darkness

Weekly Recap…

In all this moving and transitioning, I’m really hoping I don’t lose everyone in the process. Exciting new things are happening at Eat Sleep Write this week.

We started offering DAILY writing prompts.

Both AL Mabry and I have our blogs up and running. Wednesday Writers Wisdom has its own column.

We added AL Mabry’s teenage writing column “Raising Voices” and the first post goes live tomorrow!

Lots of new poetry set to music and read in a podcast by the site director, Adam Scull, a couple of press releases, and so much more you missed out on this week!

Visit the website and spend a while exploring or…



  • Tuesday Tunes debuted with “Chasing Cars” as the song inspiration you need to write to.


  • I shared my Master Class writing prompt response on My Write Side.
  • AL Mabry took some time out of her busy schedule to share some advice on Wednesday Writers Wisdom.
  • Coldly Calculating, a new “writing by the numbers” made it appearance with “Back to Square One.” Here’s your chance to dabble in the horror/thriller genre for bonus points!



  • I responded to the Coldly Calculating prompt and shared my fiction on My Write Side.
  • The brand new “Flash It Friday” flash prompt debuted today. We offer you four elements and you give us a complete story with them all in it in 500 words or less. (yes, you want to do this!)

Tomorrow the brand new SONGWRITING prompt will go up for the first time. We’ve named that one “Saturday Serenades.” You’ll have to visit the blog to check it out. And Sunday? Sunday the very talented Tara from Thin Spiral Notebook debuts her photography prompt, Picture Perfect Sunday.

As you can see, there’s a ton of great writing and a ton of writing prompts in store for you. There are plenty of resources AND? We have a short story contest (with CASH prizes!) going on too!! An open call to submit your stuff is there, as well.

What are you waiting for? Come on over already. The house is clean!!!

Movin’ On Out!

It’s a new week, and the blog is transitioning smoothly. I suggest that y’all come on over to Eat Sleep Write. We are making some big changes to improve the site!! Anyway, I have a Master Class going, and my latest post is all about my writing projects.

We are also offering *NEW* daily writing prompts, starting today:

Master Class Monday, Tuesday Tunes, Coldly Calculating Wednesdays, Poetry prompts on Thursdays, Flash It Fridays, Saturday (songwriting) Serenades, and TL Roberts of Thin Spiral Notebook hosts our new photo writing prompt, Picture Perfect Sundays.

If you’re stuck in a writing rut, Eat Sleep Write is the place to go!

Are you excited yet?


Here’s the current billing at Eat Sleep Write you should check out today….

Its a busy Monday morning here at Eat Sleep Write!

Kathy Sitton Johnson joins us as Managing Director,
A.L Mabry joins us as Editor-in-Chief, Stephanie Ayers
joins us as Fiction Editor and poet Allan Boettger joins as as Executive Poetry Editor, along with Poetry Editor Kerry E.B. Black. New blogs, a few new writing prompt series and more poetry readings. Stop in for awhile, engage with Eat Sleep Write, and get familiar with our staff at http://eatsleepwrite.net/masthead

Read. Write. Learn. Enjoy!

My Write Side: Elves, Humans and Ghosts-Oh My!
By Stephanie Ayers, Eat Sleep Write Fiction Editor.

Hi y’all! My name is Stephanie Ayers, but some of you may know me better as SAM. I have brought My Write Side to Eat Sleep Write, where I have recently become the fiction editor for this fabulous and talented team. I thought I’d introduce myself by answering a few questions about my current writing projects.


Master Class Monday #1:
The Eat Sleep Write Edition


Master Class Monday hosted by
Stephanie Ayers, Eat Sleep Write Fiction Editor.

Welcome to the Master Class, Eat Sleep Write Edition, a writing meme with the sole purpose of keeping you writing. I’m Professor SAM, and I’m a firm believer that the more you write, the better you get.

PODCAST: ESW 253. Voices of the Writers –
Poetry Reading – Dark Morning By Kathy Johnson

Hear the reading and read the poem on

Eat Sleep Write is a powerful marketing tool for writers, poets and songwriters and an exciting place to connect with other writers. Learn more about the craft of writing, and celebrate your love for books and writing with like-minded people. Broaden your readership on Eat Sleep Write, your trusted link to readers and listeners. We connect readers and writers with valuable resources and support.

Eat Sleep Write
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See you over there!! Come say hi!!