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follow your art

wherever it leads is the right direction


something good
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so i got a pleasant surprise - a new review on ashwinder for my story in the restricted section.  stormdragonfly liked my story so much she gave it a little rec and made me a banner!  my favorite part is that this story was for the free of commas challenge on tpp, and she appreciates how well i accomplished that challenge.  *beams*  so yeah, this just made my day.

in the restricted section by stormdragonfly


and it doesn't hurt that dark, brooking snape is dark and brooding.

mememememememememememe!
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from several of you.

If I were a month, I'd be may
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on a more positive note ...
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today marks a significant one-year anniversary for me.  that's right, one year ago on april 1st, i started the 30 day green smoothie challenge and the rest is history.  since then, i have started nearly every single day with a green smoothie.  there have been a few days when i didn't have time to have the smoothie before i left the house in the morning, so i had it in the evening instead.  there have only been two, or possibly three days when i have not had one at all.  there've also been days when i had several, lol, so in the end, i'm certain i've had well over 365 green smoothies in the past 365 days.

to celebrate, here are three delicious recipes under the cut.

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to be honest, it's not only about the smoothies, although that's significant.  it's also that i picked a positive thing that i wanted to do and i've managed to fully integrate it into my life.  it's useful to have something to point to to show myself that i can do this, lol.

call for stories for elm books
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Elm Books proudly presents Gen-E Books: children's books for a diverse America. Help all our children by writing and publishing what they want to read.

We are looking for short stories (1000-5000 words) about kids of color that will grab readers' attentions--mysteries, adventures, humor, suspense, set in the present, near past or near future that reflect the realities and the hopes of life in diverse communities including African American, Latino, Native American, Asian, urban, rural and international. Stories should be aimed at a middle grade audience (2nd to 6th grades) and written in clear, straight forward prose. Black and white line illustrations welcome, no color illustrations. No sex, graphic violence, explicit drug use or slavery. Collection to be edited by Lee Mullins and Jess Faraday.

We are also looking for middle grade novels, 20,000-50,000 words.

If interested, contact Leila.Elmbooks@gmail.com.

"Books will be judged by the nature of their content and the color of their characters."

finally!
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i will not tell you how many times i clicked on the damn thing to get these, lol.


William Shakespeare

Follow your spirit, and, upon this charge
Cry 'God for Harry, Kittylefish and Saint George!

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Look like the innocent flower, but be the kittylefish under't.

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cleaning up the f-list
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hi, guys.  i'm going to be doing some tidying up of my friends list, and also creating a new filter for when i babble on about personal stuff.  this will involve eliminating people with whom my last interaction was when i friended them back, lol, as well as a few people who i think are no longer active on lj or no longer interested in being my friend (as evidenced by lack of commenting on my posts or responding to my comments on their posts).  anything i post related to fanfic or calls for stories for elm books will be public, so everyone will still be able to see those posts.  however, since the bulk of what i post is unrelated to either of those things, i prefer to keep those posts a little more private.

if you are someone with whom there's been interaction in recent memory, you will be kept on the f-list (and probably also on the new filter, once i get around to creating it, lol, unless you tell me you'd prefer not to).  if you think i might delete you according to the criteria i set forth here and want that not to happen, best speak up, lol.
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fae love!
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dear friends, that collection i co-edited, fae love is now available for a limited time on smashwords for just 99 cents.  trust me, it is a huge bargain at that price.  six fantasy romance stories for just a buck.  there are two writers from our corner of fandom included (as far as i know, anyway - and neither of them is me, lol).  i find it vaguely annoying that the entry says 'by [my co-editor]' when the stories are by six amazing writers, but i guess there was no space to list them all, lol.  i'm excited that the book is out and available.  it's not a huge collection, but i'm very happy with the stories in it.  for 99 cents, it's a steal.

meme from akatnamedeaster
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akatnamedeaster posted this on her journal, and i thought it seemed like a fun idea to share.  i hope you will think so too!

1. What was the first fanwork you produced?

2. Do you still like it or is it something that makes you cringe when you happen upon it?

3. Got a link or is it one of those things you'd rather hide deep in the bowels of the internet and hope no one ever stumbles across?

my answers.

1. my first fanfic was a snily, called Stealing Glances, written in the wake of the revelations in the final book.

2. hmm. i just reread it, and while i see that there are some minor issues, i still love it, lol. it's the story that made me leap into writing fanfic, so it's such a special baby to me. it's funny to remember how terrified i was to put dialogue into these characters' mouths, so it goes on as little snapshots sans dialogue for a while, lol. and then it kind of explodes into an entirely different story. but i like it anyway. :P

3. here it is on tpp and here on occlumency.
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book meme
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book meme, snagged from luvsev and dreamy_dragon73.

In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just ones that have touched you.

Dave’s Song by Robert McKay
Persuasion by Jane Austen*
The Gift by Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
Orlando by Virginia Woolf
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

*so the real reason why i did this meme is because both luv and dreamy mentioned pride and prejudice, so i needed to represent for persuasion.  lol.
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call for stories from elm books
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another call for detective stories for elm books.  this one is to be called death and a nice cup of tea., focusing on female protagonists.


SUBMISSION CALL – DEATH AND A NICE CUP OF TEA

Don’t be fooled by the cozy-sounding title – anything goes for this new anthology from Elm Books – well, almost anything.

What we’re looking for is female protagonists. Professional, amateur or accidental sleuths; old, young, gay/straight/bisexual, cis, trans, the first female president or that deceptively sweet-looking soccer mommy next door – you name it. If your MC identifies as female, we’d like to meet her. Your protagonist doesn’t have to be the sleuth – she could be the perp, for example – but she does have to be the main character.

Also – mysteries only, please. You know—a story about a crime and its solution. We’re happy to consider any setting: historical, contemporary, futuristic, alternate-universe, supernatural – the only limit is your imagination.

And just one more thing: somehow, tea has to figure into it. Why? Just because =)

As always, please no graphic depictions of violence or sex. These things can figure into the plot, but we won’t print long, drawn-out descriptions of sex, cruelty or gore.

We’re eager to publish stories by and about people from traditionally underrepresented groups. The world is too big and interesting to read the same old plots from the same old perspectives!

Deadline: June 1, 2014
Intended publication date: Fall 2014
Payment: Share of royalties

Full MS to Jess Faraday at jess.elmbooks@gmail.com
Check out our other anthologies at: http://www.elm-books.com

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