October 15th, 2012


Half-Price Poetry Sale: The Steamsmith

The half-price sale has SOLD OUT!  Thank you all for your support and enthusiasm.

This week the poetry of The Steamsmith is on sale for half-price, since the September 4, 2012 fishbowl made the $300 goal.  This steampunk/science fiction series touches on themes of technology, philosophy, ethnic studies, gender studies, class dynamics and being an honorable person.  You can read more about The Steamsmith on the Serial Poetry page. 

The Steamsmith normally costs double the standard rate, which means $1/line in epics, due to the extra workload and hazard.  Sale price is half that, so $.50/line.  If an epic is opened but not closed during this week, that sale price will remain consistent through the rest of the poem.  Currently available are these poems:

"The Tommyrocker" -- a charlady saves the day, a childcare automaton behaves a little oddly, and Maryam tries to figure out what's going on.
73 lines, was $73, sale price $36.50  SOLD

"One Man's Renaissance" -- Maryam muses about Leonardo da Vinci, inspiration, and patronage.
80 lines, was $80, sale price $40  SOLD

"Two Sides of the Same Coin" -- Maryam finds a bit of history from when slavery was still legal, and thinks about her personal heritage.
67 lines, was $67, now $33.50  SOLD

"Cheques and Balances" -- Maryam's father sends her a birthday letter with substantial news; it also reveals a lot about her family history and the social structure of nether-England.
117 lines, was $117, now $58.50  SOLD

For future reference, there will also be a Holiday Poetry Sale from December 10-14.  Poetry from December 2011-November 2012 will be half-price.  Plan your holiday budgets accordingly if you wish to take advantage of this opportunity.

Monday Update 10-15-12

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poem: "tsukumogami"
BINGO: First line bingo, chromatic characters, 2 stories & 3 poems
Poetry Fishbowl Report for October 2-3, 2012
National Coming Out Day (35 comments)
Black Superheroes
Read "Waters of the North"
Read "Felting Together"
Hard Things
Story: "Swallow the Sky"
Poetree Origins

The half-price poetry sale is running this week in The Steamsmith series.  Drop by to shop for bargain poetry.

During the week of October 22-28, I will be serving as Poetry Host over in the Dreamwidth community Poetree.  The theme will be serial poetry.  Watch for discussions and poems to appear.  Those of you who enjoy my serial poetry are especially encouraged to come talk about why you follow it and what appeals to you, along with thoughts on any other serial poetry you may have found.

Poetry in Microfunding:
"The Forging of Brisingamen" belongs to The Asgard Eddas. It is now complete, so you can find out what happens after the initial treaty is sealed.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal," (fiction) "The Urge to Fly" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Breaking the Ice," (fiction), "Patterns in the Grass" "A Nap Under the Stars" "Neighboring Attractions" "Five Red Beads" "A Light in the Darkness" "Light Above Water" (poetry). Currently in front of the canon board: "Beached Fish" "Reaching for the Moons" (fiction),  "Breeding the Perfect Fighter," "Autumn Gathering," "The Sound of an Argument," "The Charity Wall," "These Small Essential Pieces," "Flying in the Wind" (poetry), "Ghost Bat" "Half-Leg," (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" (poetry), "Publishers in the Empire" (nonfiction).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction),  "The Smallest Invaders" (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "Winterheart" "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).

Weather here has been cool and intermittently rainy.  I filled the birdfeeders this week, with mixed seed and suet.  So far I've seen a bluejay and a lady cardinal in the vicinity.

Update from Kajones_writing

October is Donor House month.  Thoughts is about audience interaction and how to get more feedback, with a discussion in the comments below it.  The poll for November's featured collection is still open.  World Walkers is now listed on Web Fiction Guide so please recommend, rate, and/or review it if you're registered on that service.  Those of you collecting credits can earn some for that kind of promotion.  Also, [personal profile] kajones_writing has been having website trouble this week; see Website Down and Online Again for details.

Worldbuilding: 40. Races of the Web, 41. The Hidden Places, 42. The Doors, 43. The Demons, and 44. Tattoo Magic

Fiction: "Quiar: Adoni: Swallow the Sky" is a reprint of the story I wrote about an old tiger recounting the end of the Great War.