* link to this Winterfaire page to boost the signal
* comment posting a Booth of your wares/services in the Winterfaire
* buy something from a vendor listed in the Winterfaire
* host a similar holiday market in your own blog or other venue
Notifications from LJ and DW are being patchy, so please TELL ME what you're doing in order to get credit for it
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The first perk poem, "With Its Head Cut Off" (Path of the Paladins), is now complete. The second poem is "Hrafn's Nest" (19 verses, Hart's Farm), a cozy little glimpse into the bookkeeper's office.
What counts as games and toys? Pretty much anything you play or play with: sports, board games, computer/video games, roleplaying games, stuffed animals, dolls, etc. Adult toys and sex games are also okay if you want nonworksafe poetry; that can always be posted behind a cut.
Since we've got some new folks, and holiday season puts heavy demand on people's budgets, I'd like to remind folks of something: You don't have to give me money. Yes, donations are precious, but they aren't the only things of value here. Leaving prompts is helpful whether you sponsor the resulting poem(s) or not. I get good poems, and somebody else might decide to sponsor them; there are several donors who routinely sponsor stuff they didn't inspire. If you feel like you're not contributing fair value for what I give in a fishbowl, there are non-cash methods of support such as linking or commenting. Yes, those really are important parts of the crowdfunding business model, and I say that both as a creator and a supporter. If you link, I might get new donors or readers that way, both of which I value. If you comment, then I know more about what my readers like, and sometimes that leads to new poems. The stuff I post for free? I can afford to give that away. I have poetry out the wazoo; sharing some for free encourages audience participation and makes the crowdfunding world go 'round. So read, enjoy, participate if you feel inclined and don't angst over the cashflow. Poetry is meant to be loved and shared, not stuffed away in a treasure chest next to Smaug's favorite cup.
dreamwriters will host the linkback poem, "Secondary Feathers" (18 verses, Fledgling Grace).
If you're interested, mark the date on your calendar, and please hold actual prompts until the "Poetry Fishbowl Open" post next week. (If you're not available that day, or you live in a time zone that makes it hard to reach me, you may leave advance prompts.) Meanwhile, if you want to help with promotion, please feel free to link back here or repost this on your blog.
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