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Monday Update 2-10-14 - The Wordsmith's Forge
The Writing & Other Projects of Elizabeth Barrette
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Monday Update 2-10-14
These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Where Canon and Fanfic Meet
Asexual Characters
Building Orthanc, Part 1
Toroid Planet
How to Pronounce Old Norse
Class Warfare in Publishing
Writing Outside Your Traits


The February 4 Poetry Fishbowl went quite well.  Participation was more enthusiastic, and I got a lot of stuff done.  Yay!  The followup general fund poll is running until Monday night. Decide which open epic gets the leftover money. The half-price series poll is running until Monday afternoon, so catch it quick if you haven't voted. The free epic poll is tied; I'll watch for it to break the tie and then close it.

Voting is now open in all categories for the 2014 Rose & Bay Awards. Please cast your votes for excellence in crowdfunding.
Art: 10 voters
Fiction: 5 voters
Poetry: 2 voters
Webcomics: 1 voter
Other Project: 1 voter
Patron: 1 voter

The Bingo Valentines fest is running over on Allbingo, from February 1-21.  Get a card from any relevant fest, make your own, or use the public card.  Sexual or asexual, romantic or aromantic, come make and enjoy fun stuff about affection.


Poetry in Microfunding:
"Its Very Existence" belongs to the series Path of the Paladins.  Nahum struggles to survive alone.  "The Feast of Saint Valentine" belongs to the series Frankenstein's Family.  Victor tries to renegotiate their relationship, and Igor takes it badly.

Torn World writing update:
Currently posting: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal" (fiction).  Approved as canon: "Unicorns on Parade" "Spruce Deer" "Wandering the Heights" "The Slow Hunt" (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands (Parts 1-4)," "Winterheart" (parts 2-3) (fiction), "Stinging Like Nettles" "Rainforest Delicacies" (poetry).  Currently in front of the canon board: "Ghost Bat" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" "Beach Pictures" "Tangleweed" "Snowbloom" (poetry), "Southern Breads" "Tangleweed Article" "Snowbloom Article" (articles), Jularei (character sheet).  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," "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).


Weather here dumped a lot of snow and then cleared up.  It's been cold so the snow is sticking.  I've seen squirrels around, and more cardinals and woodpeckers drawn to the feeders.

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