It’s back!! But now it’s a double feature! For those who want to challenge themselves, you can do both writing prompts for Stitched Smile Publications AND House of Stitched. Get the rust out, flex the fingers, fire up the keyboard. Starting in December we’ll have a small competition. See who can get the most damn … Continue reading #StitchedSaturday: 11.27.21
We’ll have some exciting news regarding our 2022 releases in the upcoming weeks. Join us on December 1 to hear all about them. Until then, have you seen what going on at the House of Stitched blog? Come check us out here!
Artist info soon Rules to participate: Please read the rules carefully. We want everyone to be able to participate and to do that we need order. Word Count: do not exceed 1000 words Send to: Stories should be e-mailed to stitchedsaturday(at)gmail.com with author’s name, “about me”, any links you want to share, and if you … Continue reading #StitchedSaturday March 28th
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: 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
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..
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
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
Welcome to the second installment of 5 steps for writing preparation. Step one was desire, where I laid out my thoughts on having the desire to write, write often, and hopefully, write well. The second part in our journey has to do with sticking to it: perseverance. Let’s face facts. If you are anything like … Continue reading 5 steps for writing preparation Mark Deloy #2 Perseverance
One thing that I love about Stitched Smile Publications is how much we're already setting ourselves apart. We offer Stitched Smile University: writing, editing, and publishing classes provided exclusively to authors and staff. I am excited to be teaching my first grammar class on Sunday the 10th on independent and dependent clauses! Here is a … Continue reading Class tomorrow! Independent and Dependent Clauses