Category: #amplaying

  • LoH POET HOUR!

    LoH POET HOUR!

    On a whim, Amy Zoellers and I decided to do a impromptu poet reading when we noticed that we are both posted on the same day over at Nina D’arcangela’s The Ladies of Horror Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

  • SENDING OUT THE SHISA ARMY

    SENDING OUT THE SHISA ARMY

    “Together they make a sound—“Aum”(a-hūṃ/a-un). ‘A'(阿) is from the male and “ɦūṃ” (吽) is from the female. The vocalization “Aum” (ॐ) means beginning and end in Sanskrit. It’s similar to the Nio guardian deity statues that guard Buddhist temples.”

  • GIVING AWAY “JUST US” FOR MY BIRTHDAY

    GIVING AWAY “JUST US” FOR MY BIRTHDAY

    “Three back-to-back events with poetry, ghosts and story sound like a good way to celebrate to me. Everything will wrap up with a live giveaway on YouTube.”

  • BUILDING MY SHISA ARMY

    BUILDING MY SHISA ARMY

    “Shisa in Okinawan dialect means ‘guardian of the house’, ‘amulet (to fight off bad magic)’, and ‘call to fortune’.”

  • STYLOPHONE DISTRACTIONS

    I’ve been obsessed with TikTok and how it works, Okinawan culture and the Stylophone. Such an odd combination… I can’t wait to see if all that congeals into some sort of artsy aspic…

  • SFPA WANTS YOUR HALLOWEEN POETRY

    SFPA WANTS YOUR HALLOWEEN POETRY

    Calling all SFPA: Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association members to submit up to 5 audio recorded poems for the 2021 Halloween Poetry Page. Deadline Oct. 26. For more details follow this link. The page is open for everyone to enjoy, but only SFPA members may submit. There are a lot of great benefits to […]

  • SPECFAIRe MONTHLY MINI CONVENTION 10-8

    SPECFAIRe MONTHLY MINI CONVENTION 10-8

    The pandemic has been difficult for everyone, but creators have been one of the hardest groups hit. Since early 2020 book signings, conventions, art shows and performance venues have been shut down, and with it opportunities. Already a largely isolated population, the loss of opportunity has also been a loss of community. To alleviate both […]

  • NEW IRON WRITER PROMPTS UP

    NEW IRON WRITER PROMPTS UP

    We had to do a little rearranging of responsibilities, but Iron Writer challenges are back on track. This month’s prompts are posted and the deadline to submit is September 15—that’s a full week to write a flash fiction (1k words or less) incorporating 4 prompts. Winner is declared September 2021 Iron Writer Champion and will […]

  • IS SECOND LIFE HAVING A SECOND LIFE?

    Back in 2011 I finished my first book. I was in Australia so most of my friends were back in the US. When you are an indie published first author with no platform, your friends are most likely going to be your early readers. Mailing books across the world was too expensive, so I turned […]

  • REGAINING BALANCE, MAKING PROGRESS

    REGAINING BALANCE, MAKING PROGRESS

    Things have calmed down a little here so I’ve been taking advantage of the lull to reorganize and streamline. I’ve been filing stuff, tossing old files, decluttering, cleaning out my emails, wrapping up old projects… it’s been really nice. I started the week with 4,795 emails in my main inbox. I am proud (and relieved!) […]