ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
This I believe.

Go and do likewise.

I really have no tolerance for jerks who try to crush other people's dreams.
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
 [personal profile] thebonesofferalletters has written "Safe Within These Walls" based on my prompt.  You know that motif I love where somebody swoops in and rescues an abused person?  In this story, the victim is a living house.  Aww!  I am filled with squee.  Also now imagining abuse victims as houses that are thought to be haunted but really just in need of not having rocks thrown through their windows anymore.  This story can be extended if people donate.
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
 [personal profile] perfectworry is hosting a call for prompts in preparation for NaNoWriMo.  Leave some ideas and character names, get worldbuilding fiction.  If you boost the signal and anyone mentions coming from your link, then you get a character name of yours used in the story.  So go leave prompts, and say that I sent you!  There are some other perks and options available too.
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
[personal profile] thebonesofferalletters is holding a prompt call on the theme of "Language and writing, BDSM and erotica."  Leave prompts, get ficlet.  Donations and signal boosts get perks -- in particular, 5 signal boosts and a whole free story will get posted.  Go prompt and link!
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
Nina Paley has posted two GIFs of Hebrew slaves in Egypt, one of men and one of women.  And look!  They're brown, with curly black hair, not whitewashed.  I love the stylized geometric body parts too.
ysabetwordsmith: (gold star)

This video got to the multicolored pot made from layered glazes, and one of my artisan characters went, "Oh!  I see what he did there!  I want to go try that!"

Yeah, there's gonna be exploding pots for a few weeks over in Waterjewel, and then something stunning will come out of the kiln.  I have up years ago trying to believe that anything was impossible, after the original Insanity Pot made from a whole bunch of different clays in layers like an agate.

ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
 [personal profile] alexconall has written the poem "Little Witches" to my prompt.  It's adorable, with just a bit of a dark edge, and wonderful cultural motifs.
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
[personal profile] alexconall is hosting a prompt call on "ghosts and goblins, witches and werewolves" and autumn/death holidays.  Leave prompts, get ficlets; boosting the signal or donating will raise your priority in stuff being written.
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
Here are some children's books about death. This season is a good time to open a topic that everyone needs to know about, in ways that are not too scary.

One of my favorites is The Hobbit. It's not primarily about death, but it has a lot of very thoughtful ideas about mortality and the utter foolishness of war. Among my best-loved bits is the parting between Thorin and Bilbo:

"Farewell, good thief," he said. "I go now to the halls of waiting to sit beside my fathers, until the world is renewed. Since I leave now all gold and silver, and go where it is of little worth, I wish to part in friendship from you, and I would take back my words and deeds at the Gate."

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. But sad or merry, I must leave it now. Farewell!"

-- Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
[personal profile] dialecticdreamer and I got into a fascinating discussion about when not to extend a scene, based on Part 3 of her story "Clearing the Air."  Scroll down to our comments and you'll see us picking apart why we both agree that Tran's part is finished, even though both of us have a tendency to extend scenes or revisit bit characters. I'm very gratified that we managed to pin it down.  This is a crucial thing to understand for writing complex storylines that may have multiple parts.  
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
 Not every plot looks like an inverted checkmark.  Look at all these!
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
 Explore the massive changes in peaches, watermelons, and corn over millennia.  Science is delicious!
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
 [personal profile] dialecticdreamer has written the science fiction ficlet "Spinward" to someone else's prompt in the Creative Jam, but it's so awesome I wanted to share anyhow.  If you enjoy positive stories about human/AI partnerships, definitely give this a look.

History

Oct. 19th, 2014 03:51 am
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
Things I enjoy about my current life: not having to wear 5-40 layers of clothing.

Profile

ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
ysabetwordsmith

October 2014

S M T W T F S
    1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 3031 

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags