Off Topic: Greens Senator To Tony Abbott: “We Want Our Country Back”

I’m just so proud of this that I have to share. This is how Australians verbally bitch slap each other. Context? We hate our prime minister, and we’re really pissed off about what he’d been doing.

“We’re a few weeks out from the Western Australian Senate election on April 5, a do-over after 1370 votes were lost from the September 7 poll.

“Greens Senator Scott Ludlam was one of the likely losers of the initial botched attempt, narrowly missing out on a seat – and yesterday he stood in front of Parliament under the guise of inviting Prime Minister Tony Abbott to visit his state, and gave the Coalition one of the roundest shellackings you’re likely to be treated to.

Read more at: Greens Senator To Tony Abbott: “We Want Our Country Back”

Help Bring A Novel to Life!

I have survived abuse, moved across the world at 20 with nothing but a laptop and a carry bag, lost various non-vital organs… and yet, asking for help is still one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I’d always rather give to others and support others than ask for anything of the like in return. But we can’t always avoid the hard things, so here I go…

Dark Echoes is my third novel and, by far (over 15,000 words), my biggest novel. I don’t earn enough personally or from previous novels to be able to support the publication process (or price). This is where I ask you for help. Donate, share the link, like the link… Please help me to spread the word and raise enough money to publish this novel.

Helping isn’t just about money. I am incredibly grateful to anyone who likes and/or shares my project. No matter how you have contributed, consider me in your debt. Call on me when you think there is something I can do to help you out. Please feel free to let me know what you’ve done/where you’ve shared the link/etc. Believe me, I will remember your kindness.

Thanks in advance for even reading this. My dream – my big dream – is to make enough so I can run around and start playing fairy awesome-mother to other creative people who are in need. I’ll do what I can now if there is anything that you’d like to spread the word about. Please let me know.

Give and give alike! Thank you.

Bring a Novel to Life

Hot Stuff Baby

I… haven’t melted.

I went out in the sun in temperatures I’ve never felt before, and… I’m still whole. I haven’t melted faster than an ice cream sandwich on the footpath in, well, January in Australia.

I made it.

Go figure.

Call for Submissions: Dear Anonymous 3

I will be making posts other than calls for submissions, but I figured I would start the year off with another…

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Dear Anonymous 3 is on its way and I’m looking for letters!

These letters can be confessionals, but they can also be whatever you like them to be. Write to your life, write to your cat, write to your past or your future… Dear Anonymous is about writing the letters of the things you can’t say for whatever reason.

Basically, you’re right in the 1 – 500 words range, but shorter is better. BUT, this zine is about expression, and I don’t want to force anyone to clamp down on their passion just for me. I’m flexible.

Send letters to theauthor at inkyblots.com If I don’t respond to you within a few days, comment here.

All contributors will receive a copy.

Happy New Year! Welcome 2014

Saying hello to 2014 by saying goodbye to 2013… with music…

Happy Holidays From SGZ

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Calling All Zine Makers, Authors, Artists, Musicians, Cover Designers, Etc!

I want to feature you!

I have created a new website called Hot Author Report, where I feature authors, artists, cover designers and more with interviews, guest posts, spotlights and more. The site is based off one I ran a few years ago that no longer exists due to forces outside my control.

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Check out Hot Author Report. If it sounds like a place you’d like to show off your stuff, I’d love to have you. I’m booking for this month and into 2014, so we can schedule around any events you have coming up (ASAP is also an option!).

I want to turn HAR into a hub of awesome posts and reviews of all kinds of creative people. I only need people to feature – for free! I also advertise businesses and book covers in the side bars – also FREE for the time being.

Please get in touch!

Call for Submissions: Dear Anonymous 3

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Dear Anonymous 3 is on its way and I’m looking for letters!

These letters can be confessionals, but they can also be whatever you like them to be. Write to your life, write to your cat, write to your past or your future… Dear Anonymous is about writing the letters of the things you can’t say for whatever reason.

Basically, you’re right in the 1 – 500 words range, but shorter is better. BUT, this zine is about expression, and I don’t want to force anyone to clamp down on their passion just for me. I’m flexible.

Send letters to theauthor at inkyblots.com If I don’t respond to you within a few days, comment here.

All contributors will receive a copy.

Mail?

One of my consistent crafty-type things is making zines (handmade magazines of various shapes and sizes). I have made a few, but my only ‘series’ zine is called Dear Anonymous. People from around the world send me letters that I interpret in an artistic way (no words changed, just put on paper in different ways) and bundle together into a zine. (Some of the letters are hard to read because of the content. Fair warning.)

Along with my love of zines, I have a love of mail – sending and receiving. I adore that little rush of excitement when I see something *not* official with my name on it in my post box. I imagine others feel the same.

The holidays aren’t the easiest time for me, so I like to soothe myself by putting RAKs (random acts of kindness) out into the world. This year, I figure I’ll combine all these things into one whopping mail frenzy. I think it will be fun.

So, anyone who puts a mailing address in the comments or emails me will receive copies of Dear Anonymous 1 & 2. Open to anyone on the planet. For the entire month of December.

I’ll buy stamps at the Post Office today.

November

…has gone. I did this…

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