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February 13, 2009

Spotlight No.1

Filed under: Special Features — Tags: , , , , , — Writers' Market Group Red Bubble @ 5:03 pm

Stumbled upon these gems in the group and just had to feature them.  Please take a look and support are fabulous writers.

The Moonchild Chronicles – Chapter One
by Becteri.
Written on the fly, this story packs a punch.  It’s dogs vs cats and a whole lot more.

Mom in Heaven Looking Down
by Poetic Genius
In his own words, “If you’ve lost someone this is for you as well.”

Untitled – Ch.1 (Draft)
by Kaiya Knox
Sure you can enjoy a polished story but the draft is the essence of a person’s inner thoughts and energies. It’s only afterwards we make it acceptable for the rest of the world.

May 21, 2008

Special Feature: Wishbone

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Welcome to the Writers’ Market Group feature.

Today’s feature is slightly different. Since the dawning of Red Bubble, we have seen writers either come and go or stay on and shine before our very eyes. One of the writers who has been around from the beginning and doing very well for herself is Kate Smith (also known as Empress).

Not only was her short story entry in the Unleashed07 competition a winner, she since has had a few stories published as eBooks or in online ezines with various independent publishers.

Her stories can be found at Mobipocket, Fictionwise and with publisher Mystic Moon Press. You can also listen to her story “Bad Hair Nights” via Parade of Phantoms or if you wish to read the story, purchase a copy at MMP.

One of her first and successful stories with Mystic Moon Press is Wishbone. A mystery/crime/fantasy wonder mix.

“I love blending flashing dialogue between two characters with an ensemble cast, even if most of them are off stage for most of the action. It’s my way of building a world and inviting the reader in…” says Kate.

The story’s blurb below:

Ariel Thorne does not believe in coincidence.

She doesn’t believe in curses either.

But the increasingly odd and dangerous events around Wishbone Street have her believing one thing absolutely:

Something’s going to snap.

Wishbone has since called out a related story titled Zap – Pandora’s Edge.

“Zap for example takes place during the first half of Wishbone; one of my first published stories The Dominant Rose links to the last chapter,” Kate explains.

I highly recommend reading both. If Wishbone and Zap leaves you hanging for more, never fear as Kate hints there is another part in the works. “There’s the unfinished novel that started it all currently titled Welcome Home. I’ve taken it out of the file for the first time in years. It has good bones.”

Looking forward to seeing this instalment.

Kate is a work-horse when it comes to writing that I sometimes wonder if she has time for anything else. At Red Bubble, she co-hosts the Short Stories – Spherical Scriptings group with Damian (who has been featured here previously) and has been involved in collaborations with other artists. One of the collaborations has opened the way to her new blog site The Sirens Gate.

As you can see, Kate truly is a motivation for writers.

May 13, 2008

Special Feature: Shades of Gray #1

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Welcome to the Writers’ Market Group daily feature.

Today we feature a serial story titled Shades of Gray # 1 by Gayla Drummond.

A story of raw intensity, passion and gripping hooks that make you want to go to part 2.

Here are some of the comments the story received:

Great stuff Gayla, really well written, and so engaging.

well i’m hooked!…..off to the next bit!
really felt my heart go when she thought he’d cheated!

I’m enjoying reading your work; it is articulate, well polished, and flows nicely. I especially like the mood, the hint of suspense. Marvelous work!!

Below is a snippet of the story.

Shades of Gray #1

“Gray, I can’t just,” I begin protesting, but a finger touches my lips to silence me. His dark brown eyes gaze intently into mine.

Click the link to read the full story.

Gayla has had a few titles published which are equally riveting. Her recent work up for grabs is Feral Intensity; the first of a three part contemporary fantasy. She also has had works published in “ArtWanted.com’s Creative Minds”. Aside from writing, she is a CG Artist with six years experience. Her cover art has been used for works such as Flash Swords Fantasy Magazine.

At Red Bubble, she co-hosts the “A Novel Idea” writing group.

Gayla Drummond's Art Portfolio

A sample of the savoury art work you can view and purchase at Gayla’s portfolio

May 4, 2008

Special Feature: The Incident – 1

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Welcome to the Writers’ Market Group daily feature.

Today’s feature is a serial story revolving around an incident and lives affected by it. The story is aptly titled The Incident -1 and is cleverly written by Michael Alesich.

Here are some of the comments the story received:

Ok, you got me hangin’ for the next installment!! 😀

And………….going to the next…..

WoW ….curiosity is peaked lol…..Trisha xoxo

Below is a snippet of the story.

The Incident -1

Um…, you probably should be talking to my supervisor.

Well, bad luck I’m talking to you,
I might just…

Bad luck girl, it’s either you or the dial tone.
Next words: 60 Million Dollars keeps them alive.

Click the link to read the first incident and continue the journey.

Michael Alesich is a photographer and graphic designer with a writing talent as well. He is part of the Back Alley Atelier group.

Portfolio of Michael Alesich

Art works by Michael which is available for viewing and purchase at Red Bubble

April 23, 2008

Issue No.5

Filed under: Monthly Issues — Tags: , , , , , , , — vbpurcell @ 8:16 pm

Inside this Issue…

Welcome to this stellar issue of the WMG Blogazine.

This is a special issue congratulating Damian for winning the groups’ Get eBook Published Competition and to mighty thanks to Vim Lowenstein , Felinemind and Bchrisdesigns for their wonderful selections.

As Red Bubble grows so are our writers. Damian is living proof of a writer developing and achieving. He has had one story published with the Australian Reader (an online ezine) which was the Editor’s pick for March 2008, a travel story published on MeetURplanet.com and runs the successful Short Stories and Spherical Scriptings group along side Empress aka Kate Smith. Not bad for a man of science.

And speaking of science and Kate Smith… Big congratulations to Kate for her latest release from Mystic Moon Press. Her new book, Zap, promises action, adventure and lots of creepy-crawlies to make your spine tingle. A must see! Click the link for more information.


Stories Poetry
Eyes Wide Open © Jane A Paris Twilight © mtda
PREMONITION IN THE PARK © Jane A Paris The Terrace © Christian Ward
Tides of Living © Natella2020 A Monster Named Mr. Depression © Foreverism
The Mouse Remains © DKerr Freckles On Her Chest © LaLaLaura
The journey of self – from my memoir © Julianne Goepfert Here I am © David Donio
Earth Tale © Ramonique
Writers’ Insider Life Moments
Calling all writers for cross-promotional collaboration in Emotive Photography Group by Dana DiPasquale In Dedication to Ki-Ki by DeeprBlue
Red Bubble TV? By Nancyames Earth Day Gift to my Redbubble Friends by Boyd Miller
Melbourne’s Emerging Writers Festival by Anne van Alkemade Never on a Sunday? by Faithart
In The Shadows – New Storybook Game by Alison Pearce REINCARNATION by Garrick Smillie
What’d I Miss?
Inside Our Group Flash Fiction Group
Short Stories – Spherical Scriptings A Novel Idea
GAIA – The living planet

March 31, 2008

Issue No.4

Inside this Issue…



Regal Clock (Unstable) Image copyright © Abyssalsoul

This bumper of an issue features stories from writers who have entries in the “Get eBook Published” competition, although most of the stories featured are not the ones submitted as entries.

I’ve also hand picked poetry based on what is mystic and moon to coincided with the ebook publisher who will pick the winning entry for the competition and ensure the story is electronically published.

Good luck to all the story contestants!




Stories Poetry
Remembering Della – Chapter One by Crzadkiewicz Shadows Of Mercy by S.I. Sheehan
The Buenos Aries Boys by Lawford Dark Cities by Acheron Samael
The night before Christmas by Danny Passing Sutra by Seraph
Social Sniping (Story) by Damian Eternally Continued… by Naylor
The Tale of Willie Patton by The Artist Unknown
Writing Again for the First Time by G-Man Merrick Justice
Stolen by Sastro
Diamond moments by GeoGecko
The Score by Dave Legere
Ricochet by Summayyah Sadiq-Ojibara
Colin by MickyMc
The Seal of the Celestial Engine (Fragments of the Shattered Mirror) by AbyssalSoul
Writers’ Insider Life Moments

Collaboration between Lianne & Linaji

Post by Linaji

LAUGHTER Post by Papadad
Greenbeard Zine Post by Greenbeards Elephantine Error Message Post by Kathibook
Werewolf Forumla Post by Gayla Drummond Befuddled, Bamboozled and Betrayed Post by Lianne
What’d I Miss?
New RB Writing Group – A Novel Idea Competition & Interviews – Short Stories Group
Challenges – Flash Fiction Group GAIA Living Planet
Get eBook Published Competition Competitions – Twisted Tales
Specialised RB Groups – Blue Room & Graphic Scratch


March 16, 2008

Issue No. 3

Filed under: Monthly Issues — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — vbpurcell @ 9:13 pm

Inside this issue…

Image copyright © Adam Stone
Image copyright © Adam Stone

It has been an interesting time at the bubble the last few days, which made me wonder about humanity, so much so, as I perused through the groups written works I found some made me laugh, think, feel and take into consideration what is real. Here are a handful of those works.




Stories Poetry
A different point of view…. by Applechic Frozen lady at the computer… by JaneAParis
Fear The Backyard by Kaneko Between C**t and Saint by Chris W
The 10-Minute Scrooge by Gary Grant DISCONSOLATE by Mishaal Sardar
LARGER THAN LIFE by John King Just Try by Notculpable
Engineering Your sense of Humor by TommyJo Elements Of Life by Stephen J Vattimo
We’re a bit different in Australia by Darren Stones Moon Glow by Stacylee
TAKING PHOTOS OF YOURSELF…LOL by Aqualina PAIN’S MIGHT … Oh the tender soul of it all by C. C. Arshagra
Writers’ Insider Life Moments
Melbourne Emerging Writers’ Festival – newsletter – Anne van Alkemade Gaia Date Change – Stress / Leader or Host – Input / Religious War – Knowing Smile, Inspiration by Gordon M Justice
“Daintree Daughters” – Authors Note – Adgray All the big issues: US foreign policy, Global warming, Gary Busey or Nick Nolte? by Vim Lowenstein
“Worried” didn’t win the contest – Snoboardnlife CAA….A gentle breeze to ruffle your wings 🙂 by Naylor
Melbourne writers’ meetings – first Sunday of every month! – Bellmusker Australian Skateboarding Culture Over The Last Thirty Years by Reflector
3rd Party Advice – Why Queries get rejected (Ron Kovach) Lung Cancer and Emphysema by darrell1973day
What’d I Miss?
Get eBook Published CLOSES MARCH 19th!! New RB Writing Group – Twisted Tales
3rd Party Competition (Involves a fee) – Vignette Press Short Story Competition 2008 Written in the Stars – new competition – Short Stories Group
GAIA Living Planet – Red Bubble Official Competition


March 9, 2008

Issue No.2

Filed under: Monthly Issues — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , — vbpurcell @ 3:39 pm

Inside this issue…

Image copyright © Paul Robertson


Since Easter is almost upon us, I thought it fitting this issue features writings involving sacrifice and love.



Stories Poetry
I Want You Here by Lys Gifts Given – The Burning by Dreadfulbride
Super 8 Memories by Yasemin Sumner About the Author by Tommyjo
Klokken by Bellmusker Take All O’ Me by Melissa Park
Delilah-A Love Story by Little Helen Half Forgotten Memories by Ushna Sardar
Story – A Vision from the Ocean by Damian Breathe now for the last breath is gone by C. C. Arshagra
After Rain~A Love Story by Ushna Sardar On the Wings of Our Love by Adgray
Love letter. passion… such love by Paul Robertson Reincarnations by Lianne
Can You Love Me Lyrics by Keeli
Writers’ Insider Life Moments
Email critique group anyone? – Kerry Hudson The Sloth Diaries:Summer Daze by Rusty Woodward Gladdish
Sherlock Holmes on Creative Writing – Indeterminacy The Sloth Diaries: The Nigerian Lottery Scam by Rusty Woodward Gladdish
Poets of Three – Mary Battle Boundary less, bodiless potential by Rachel Hope Nicholson
What writers want, what they really, really want – Mummified
Fame By Proximity – Empress
What’d I Miss?
Get eBook Published CLOSES MARCH 19th!! UK Events – Stella Duffy readings from *The Room of Lost Things*
Feedback Request: Writing in Dialect Critique Request: Have a read and please comment
Horror Fiction Contest

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