What Super-Small Business Needs
Tom Shetterly, Truthout: "President Obama and others have used the words 'small business' frequently, but I am not sure anyone in Washington understands what small business is, how it operates or what it needs."
There were lots of Poetry Fishbowl wrap-up posts toward the end of the week, including:
"Donor Perk-Post: Ballads and Double-Ballads" (visible if you've donated in the last 2 months)
"Discussing the Origami Mage"
"Poetry Fishbowl Report"
"List of Unsold Poems"
Several people are expressing interest in a collection of poems about the origami mage who has appeared in two poems so far. Line art and photographs of origami have been suggested as illustrations. I'm open to the possibility. First, I'd need to write a lot more poems about this character and her world, related schools (a kirigami rival has already appeared), and so forth. I'd also need to figure out a format, or formats -- ebook, cheap plain chapbook, expensive handmade unique artbook, etc. Let's keep talking.
Torn World news includes:
You can now vote for Torn World on Top Web Fiction.
Verb voices are covered.
I had some good photography sessions outside:
"Photography: Today's Flowers"
Some interesting discussions about reading/writing:
"Electronic Review Copies"
"Your Take on Titles"
"Magazines that don't exist"
"Jane Yolen on Writing"
"Do protagonists have to be smart?"
I still have 3 pieces from last month's TWMF in the canon approval process. I hope to get more. Latest TWMF poem posted: "Three Red Feathers" Latest TWMF story posted: "Pickled"
miintikwa is a writer and reader of fiction. She also holds a One Card Draw with Tarot once a month, and talks about divination in general. (Some of you may know her from her activities in my Poetry Fishbowls too.) Drop by her LJ and see what you think.