This has been a rocky transition to The Writing Network‘s routine. Unfortunately, due to an illness that has lingered excessively since last week, both posts that would be normal by this time each week have been put on hold for this week.
Both 5MinuteFiction and Marketing Monday posts will resume on the 29th.
I am sorry for this. I’m looking forward to getting healthy and back into the swing of things again soon.
Karyn Pearson has struggled with some great submissions tonight. So many great submissions tend to do that for a judge.
Personally, I’ve had a great time with Karyn as our guest judge this week! I hope you guys have picked up the first book in her Hellfire Series, (Spark) and the winner will get the second, Inferno.
With the finalists below, voting will stay open until just before noon on Thursday and the winner will be announced Thursday evening at 7PM CST.
Cast your vote, share the post, and we’ll see you Thursday!
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For this week’s 5 Minute Fiction Karyn is graciously contributing a copy of her second book in the Hellfire Series, Inferno. If you haven’t picked up the free copy of Spark, you can find the links on her feature judge post.
This week’s prompt is especially fun too. It can really tantalize the imagination.
Your character is walking alone at night in a secluded area and the flashlight goes out. There are no other lights around, and they’re certain that there’s nobody else there with them. Then suddenly, they hear a noise behind them.
A Few Notes:
- In the interest of time and formatting, it’s best to type straight into the comment box or notepad (the comment link is just below the title). It’s also smart to do a quick highlight and copy before you hit “post” just in case the internets decide to eat your entry. If your entry doesn’t appear right away, email me.
- I reserve the right to remove hate speech, excessive violence, or similar but I’m not too picky about the other stuff.
- This is all for fun and self-promotion. Be sure to put your twitter handle at the end of your post and a link to your blog if you have one.
Go, go, go! You’ve got until 7:45p CST to submit your entry in the comments section of this post. See you back here around 9p CST with the finalists!
There are so many things wrong with this Ad. Can you name them all?
This image represents many incorrect approaches to marketing and strategy to win over people, customers, and possible friends. While it is possible to go on about the image, let’s just point out the first few and the discussion can remain open for all who are interested in joining in.
First off, this image was found via Facebook as an Ad for a Diet and Exercise Program. Without a doubt, that puts many things into perspective.
This image begins with an attack on the women it attempts to attract by saying they could be ‘lazy’ instead of beautiful. This insult will not only turn away a customer, but it may lead others to campaign against the end product. Inciting negative emotions should not be a goal when creating any visual ad.
This one included a name, which was blacked out for lack of knowledge if it was the person who created it, or a quote attribution. Should this have been a quote from someone, perhaps in their ‘upline’, it should have been clearly indicated as such. There is never a need to confuse prospects. Make each item clear in the ad from quotes, to goals.
The URL has also been altered, however it was checked and it is an error as well. The ad was not proofed well before released for use. If you’re working on the visual advertising for yourself, be certain to review it many times before releasing. Even the most experienced marketers are going to make mistakes. When you’re doing this it can bend negatively against you as well.
What else would you suggest adjusted from the above ad?
This is a visual ad gone right – Why do you think that is?
Our winner is Katheryn Avila!!!
Katheryn has won a free edit for the gracious and incredible Wendy Strain!
Watch for our post later today to meet our next judge, Karyn Pearson!