The June-a-palooza IWM Blogocalypse Blog Tour continues! IWM, as I AM SURE YOU KNOW because you've read all these already, stands for "Indie Writers Monthly," which in turn stands for a blog and magazine put out by 5 great speculative fiction writers, offering you tips on writing and publishing and more, which in turn is the secret behind how Swiss cheese gets its holes. (AND YOU THOUGHT IT WAS MARTIANS? Silly.)
|This is a vase full of|
Cap'n Crunch Cereal. It has
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INDIE WRITERS MONTHLY
THAT ARE ABSOLUTELY FACT-BASED
AND IN NO WAY EXAGGERATED
SO YOU CAN'T SUE US PROBABLY.
Part 1 appeared on Sizzling Hot YA Books, and told how reading IWM will teach you how to time travel.
Part 2 appeared on lit, a place for stories, and told how reading IWM will give you super powers.
Part 3 appeared on Laws Of Gravity, and showed how IWM brings your childhood friends to life.
And so we come to number 4, which is a doozy*
*"doozy" comes from the ancient Latin word "deus-e," which, when literally translated, means "Nobody is ever going to speak this language anyway so we may as well make up words"#4: We have The Blutonian Death Egg.
Now, first off, many people will tell you "Hey, if you have some sort of all-powerful death machine, you don't reveal that in Part IV, you save it for the end, otherwise you're going to have to do something stupid like have them make another all-powerful death machine, and you're going to feel mighty stupid, even before you put in the medieval teddy bears." DO NOT LISTEN TO THOSE PEOPLE, because they are just jealous of you and George Lucas.
The Blutonian Death Egg, as you have gathered, is an all-powerful universal destruction machine. Or so I guess. I guess that because IWM Writer Rusty Carl is the creator and current owner of The Blutonian Death Egg (he even named his blog after it), and he won't tell anyone what it is.
But trust us. It's superpowerful and you don't want to mess with it.
That's not all Rusty has. Rusty is responsible for inventing Killbots, and unleashed on the world one of the baddest bad guys of all time, the titular (and wrathful) star of his first book:
|I understand Rusty posed for the picture himself.|
Rusty's contributions to our site include tips on writing and links to and thoughtful discussions of actual mind-blowing science topics, and he is perhaps one of the most-well-read people I've met, judging by the number of tweets in which he mentions books he's reading.
If you want to be a great writer, especially a great speculative fiction writer, you've got to understand the villains, and Rusty does that better than almost every other writer I read. (Er... I mean except the other IWMers who are all exactly the equal of Rusty.)(Sorry, Rusty, I mean you are of course the best.)
*Looks around for side door to slip out of, doesn't find one, sighs.*
And remember, Rusty is just one of the five writers you'll get writing and publishing tips from on IWM. The MOST DANGEROUS ONE. Don't make me send him to your house with his Killbots and Death Eggs. Just go ahead and bookmark Indie Writers Monthly. Click here to go to the site.
|The author, demonstrating his inability to master the "selfie."|
While we're at it, The IWM June issue is on sale on Amazon for just $0.99 -- a bargain at 10 times the price! Well, not really, but it's a bargain at THIS price. Click here for that.
And there's still time to enter a story in our time travel anthology contest! Win prizes! Details here. (And if you need a bit of extension on the deadline, just ask. We're nice folk.)(Also, get it? Still time?)
Please take some time to visit my buddies. They are a fun bunch, and I'm happy to have them here promoting their latest.