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Author Blog Challenge – Writing Prompt #20

I have to ask: How are you enjoying reading all the posts from participants in the Author Blog Challenge so far? We’ve been recapping each day’s posts to give those who are not members of our Facebook group a chance to peruse some of the fantastic writing occurring as part of the challenge. And, should you doubt the efficacy of the recaps, I just wanted to share with you a look at the most popular clickthroughs on those recap pages.


The Day 17 prompt asked Challenge participants to describe the markets for their books in specific detail. I truly enjoyed learning more about some of our authors and the audiences for their books. Click here for the Day 17 Recap.


If you’d like to see ALL the writing prompts that have been released to date, please visit the PROMPTS page.


Winner for Day 17 Crystal Lee. She wins a gift from Robert Chazz Chute. Sex, Death & Mind Control (for Fun and Profit) is a collection of short stories (including a couple of award winners) about people who are out to control you. They might be hypnotic, magic, violent or merely very persuasive, but all the stories are fun, psychological horror. The sex is minimal. The threat of death is imminent. The mind control feels very real.

Thanks to Caro Ayre for the Day 18 donation! Set in Kenya, the eBook  Feast of the Antlion is full of action, romance, and intrigue. Widow Sandra Harriman fights to protect a wildlife sanctuary from poachers, armed gangs, and business rivals. An antlion is an insect that creates mini volcano like craters of finely sifted sand into which ants fall and are unable to escape. Sandra feels like an ant in one of these traps as she fights to protect the Wildlife Conservation Scheme left in her care for her two step-children. Nothing has equipped her for the role of widow, step-mother and estate manager. She faces a struggle to deal with armed gangs, poachers and a murderer on the ranch. But hardest of all is unravelling her dead husband’s secrets to find out who she can trust.


Onward we go with the 20th writing prompt of the challenge…

How are you using social media to promote your book? What aspect of social media would you like to learn more about? What are your next steps?

Writing Prompt #19:

What are the three most important things you are doing to grow your platform?

Writing Prompt #18:

Who did/could you ask to write a blurb for your book? Why that person/people? How did/will you go about reaching them?

Let the blogging continue!

Laura & Marcie


The Author Blog Challenge is hosted by Laura Orsini and her alter ego, Marcie Brock, of the Marcie Brock – Book Marketing Maven blog. Please visit Marcie’s blog for loads of great info about low- to no-cost methods of marketing for self-publishing authors.