#StitchedSaturday – June 22, 2019

#writingprompt #WritingCommunity #FlashFiction #StitchedSaturday #HouseofStitched This Saturday's writing prompt: Max Word Count: 500 Min Word Count: 300 Using the image below, tell us a story. Then share the post and get others to choose their faves or participate with their own contribution! (Picture credit: https://picsart.com/i/image-darkart-depressed-freetoedit-227153035028202)

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Friday the 13th -“Parting Shot” teaser by Daniel L. Naden

CHAPTER 3 -- THE YARD In the yard, from my vantage point on the deck, I watch an undead zombie-chick stumble. Kind of a stupid thing for her to do, really. She hadn't even been walking, per se. Just shuffling her feet and distantly gnawing on something that looked vaguely like one of Stine's fingers. … Continue reading Friday the 13th -“Parting Shot” teaser by Daniel L. Naden

Happy Friday the 13th – October 2017

​Hello everyone! We are so excited! This year, Friday the 13th falls in our favorite month: October. Can it get any better for those of us who love the Spooky?  Today, you can help us celebrate. The Stitched Smile Authors are coming together to give you free samples of their written word. If you like … Continue reading Happy Friday the 13th – October 2017

OPEN CALL / CONTEST

OPEN CALL CONTEST: Stitched Smile Publications is issuing an open call in the form of a contest. In preparation for the NanoWriMo, we're doing our own version! Starting October 1st we will take all submissions of the dark persuasion. Word Count: NOVELLA length (17,500 to 40,000 words) Deadline: October 31st Prize: Publication! (PM us for … Continue reading OPEN CALL / CONTEST

Word Association..

From the Desk of the CEO... Everyone talks about how "nice" people are. In business, there's a stigma attached to this label. "Oh, their staff is so nice there!" And then all your friends shuffle in and blindly follow the "nice" signs to the "nice" building. The problem is nice doesn't always mean that you're … Continue reading Word Association..

Invest In Your Audience

If you want to create a book and market it in 2016, then you need to educate yourself about marketing methods. These ideas need to be at the forefront of your project before you begin to pen it. Networking your contacts in the area of your expertise, your baseline of friends and family and your … Continue reading Invest In Your Audience

Editing Tip: Showing and telling By Editing intern Sylvia Stein

As an editing intern with Stitched Smile Publications, I am so happy to be working with an amazing group of editors and authors.   As both an author and editor, I know how important it is to be able to work on the best possible manuscript.   This is why I am sharing a short editing lesson … Continue reading Editing Tip: Showing and telling By Editing intern Sylvia Stein

A Stitch of Madness

“A Stitch of Madness” by A.J. BrownMadness: extremely foolish behavior.Imprisoned for the murder of his best friend, Johnny Cleary sets out to tell what happened on the day Bobby “Buster” Lennon died, but are the words he writes true or does the deception run deeper? Madness: the state of being mentally ill, especially severely.There is … Continue reading A Stitch of Madness

Being Professional

What makes a writer a professional? It's not money, though I can see where you could think so. Deriving your entire income from writing may very well make you a self-sufficient writer, but I have seen writers who are self-sufficient without being one whit of a professional. Panel appearances aren't the litmus. Not all panels … Continue reading Being Professional