I had the best fiction workshop ever. The story I submitted wasn’t great; not even good. It was a ten-page long example of what happens when I write a story in one day and fail to revise it. So why was it the best discussion of one of my stories ever? Because a few of my writing mates answered every question I had about the tale. Nope, I didn’t even have to ask, they were just that fantabulous. That, my Wicked Luvs, have never happened to me before. Life is good!
And while I’m on the subject of things that get better when discussed, clarified and revised, let me tweak the Witchy Books Reading Challenge 2012 and the Sexy, Dark & Bloody: Pagan Culture’s 3rd Blogoversary Party:
On the Reading Challenge Front – this is more of a reminder/um… the-first-idea-didn’t-work-so-let’s-try-something-different post. In the beginning, I suggested you added the links to your 2012 reviews at the end of your announcements. This would offer a central spot for all your reading news. I would like to offer an alternative. Whenever you review a book for the witchy reading challenge, send me an email with the link. Or follow KimR’s brilliant steps and leave the information in a comment. Make sure you link the post to the challenge page or I might miss it. I’m adding those links to the main challenge page.
Blogoversary Party Bits – my beloved Stacy made a very good inquiry. She asked, “Magaly, is this your Witches In Fiction party from last year and you have renamed it??” The answer is yes and no. Let me explain: every Pagan Culture blogoversary party will be about witches in fiction—what can I say? I’m kind of in love with the topic. Nevertheless, every year, I’ll offer a different subtheme. 2012 is the year to challenge the witches in fiction stereotypes that make you growl deep in the throat of your soul. I would like you to share your sentiments on the issue through your “artistic weapon of choice.” Mine is writing stories, what’s yours?
|In fiction, witches seem to buy from the same clothing store, which only sales black clothes. |
As you can see in this picture, some real Witches choose to wear enough pink to make others go blind.
But don’t I look wicked cute (and modest) in pink in front of Excalibur with Merlin hugging the world from afar?