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January 7th, 2019 - The Wordsmith's Forge
The Writing & Other Projects of Elizabeth Barrette
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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Peacemongering 101
How to Feel Less Shame
Nonmale, Nonwhite, Nonbinary Characters
Resources on Kindness
How to Care Less About What People Think
Fainting(ish) Men
How to Deal with Writer's Block
Sustainability for Beginners
Snowflake Challenge Day 6: Fannish Wishlist
Mental Load
Burned-Out Millennials
Snowflake Challenge Day 5: Promote Others
Community Building Tip: Know Your Neighbors
Snowflake Challenge Day 4: Interact (57 comments)
The Other Gifts
Now in the Public Domain
Snowflake Challenge Day 3: Favorite Piece of Canon
Emotional Intimacy Question: Bucket List
Snowflake Challenge Day 2: Rec Fanworks by Someone Else
Hard Things
Snowflake Challenge Day 1: Happy Place


Nominations are now OPEN for all categories of the Rose & Bay Awards for excellence in crowdfunding. Please nominate your favorite projects and patrons. These are the handlers for the 2019 award season:
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I have a lot of new readers from [community profile] snowflake_challenge, [community profile] addme, and other sources over the last month or so. I encourage you to look around now, because it's going to get a lot busier tomorrow.

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, January 8 with a theme of "That's not a mistake!" (It's normally on the first Tuesday of the month, but I bumped it later figuring nobody would be available on January 1.) Mark your calendar so you can come give me prompts, or just enjoy the crosstalk and watch for free poetry to appear. Donations are welcome but not required, and prompters get a free backchannel copy of what they inspire. If you have any questions, ask me today because tomorrow I'll have my hands full with writing poems.


Poetry in Microfunding:

There are two open epics.  That leaves a slot open in case anybody wants to open a new one tomorrow.  \o/

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask and has 3 new verses. Pain's Gray and Clement discuss first aid.

"A Cave Swarming with Strange Forms of Life" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie goes to Pretty Ears for counseling.


Today is gray and blustery. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a big flock of starlings, a flock of sparrows, a flock of dark-eyed juncos, several robins, a pair of cardinals, a pair of mourning doves, a red-bellied woodpecker, and a rabbit.  The plant catalogs are beginning to arrive.  

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[personal profile] siliconshaman has released his first three Polychrome Heroics books on Amazon. See Atomic (Polychrome Heroics Book 1), Fire Dance (Polychrome Heroics Book 2), and Fire on the Mountain (Polychrome Heroics Book 3).  Reviews would be very helpful at this stage.  These are all superhero fantasy.

I'm all excited because it's such a thrill to have other folks writing whole novels  in my settings!  :D

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