September 3rd, 2012


Most Popular Tags 9-3-12

According to the "Manage Tags" feature, the topics most often appearing in this journal are:

Networking -- 3095 posts
Reading -- 2984
Writing -- 2826
Cyberfunded creativity -- 2485
Poetry -- 2054
News --1496
Fishbowl -- 1415
Fantasy --1273
Science fiction -- 1246
Art -- 930

No changes in order since last post.

Monday Update 9-3-12

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:

Cotton Candy Bingo: BINGO
First Impressions
Cotton Candy Bingo: My Card
Read "The Urge to Fly"
Read "Stroke the Unicorn"

The next Poetry Fishbowl is tomorrow, with a theme of "rights and responsibilities."  I still need a volunteer to host the linkback poem.

I've turned in my article "Phoenix Fuels" for Llewellyn's 2014 Magical Almanac.

Poetry in Microfunding:
"The Lost and Found Legion" belongs to The Silk Road Allies.  It is being funded in installments by marina_bonomi, and describes how China and Italy came to form an alliance.  "A Bug on the Wing" belongs to the series P.I.E.  Brenda explains about Judas.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal," (fiction) "Shards of a Different Past" "The Urge to Fly" "Lullaby for a Nap at Noon" "Camping on the Lost Road" "Neighboring Attractions" "The Widow-Keeper's Lullaby" "The Girl Who Wanted Too Much" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Breaking the Ice," (fiction), "Patterns in the Grass" (poetry), "Half-Leg," (nonfiction). Currently in front of the canon board: "The Bones of Need" "Beached Fish" (fiction), "A Timely Gift" "Five Red Beads" "Sparkles in the Sky," "Smoke and Grass," "Felting Together," "After the Sauna," "A Nap Under the Stars" "A Light in the Darkness" (poetry), "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction).  Drafted: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands," "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" "The Museum of Mortality" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" "The Urge to Fly," (poetry), "Publishers in the Empire" (nonfiction).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction), "Breeding the Perfect Fighter," "The Smallest Invaders" (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "Reaching for the Moons" "Winterheart" "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).

It's been raining here off and on, all weekend, which is a good thing.  The yard is more green than brown, now.  I keep seeing dragonflies, swooping through the air after insects.

Update from Kajones_writing

The donor filter is now active, for those contributing £3 or more in a month.  It contains a bunch of unsponsored stories, and there will be extra tidbits later.  Based on an audience poll, September's featured collection is World Walkers; use this post to request favorite characters, worlds, etc.  (Thanks to everyone who voted!)  The feature goal is a post per day, and at least 3 pieces of fiction per week.  There is a huge roundup post for activities from April-August.  Check there to make sure you haven't missed anything, and review author news.

These are some posts of background material about the World Walkers setting: 1. The World Walkers, 2. Athare, 3. World Walkers Web.  The first two are text descriptions and the third is an intricate diagram showing how the individual worlds connect to each other, kind of like a Qabala tree.  As the month continues, descriptions for more of the worlds will appear.

Once I had enough background material about the other worlds, I was able to take kajones_writing's offer to design one of the worlds in this setting.  I love worldbuilding, and there were some very cool and unusual ideas already weaving through the World Walkers setting.  So I took those and added some personal interests.  The result is Quiar, a world with magical tides and anthropomorphic races enmeshed in shifting alliances.  You'll get to read more about it, probably later in the month after the established worlds have been featured.

That also led to the post "Behind the Author: Feelings" in which kajones_writing talks about my usefulness as a supporter.  In crowdfunding, money is important but it still isn't everything.  Sometimes sheer unbridled enthusiasm will do the trick.  If you ever doubted that one person can make a difference -- don't.  We all shape what stories get told, and shared.  Request the stories you want to see in the world.