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Posts made in August, 2013

WisCon Rapidfire Book Review #1: Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Blog Posts, Book Reviews, Uncategorized | 0 comments

WisCon Rapidfire Book Review #1: Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord

Life is busy, what with the move, the job search, and the Starter Guide, but it’s unfair of me to hold off on these reviews any longer. So: a RAPID FIRE ROUND shall commence, where I give you my thoughts on the books I discovered at WisCon this May in a few hundred words each. I wasn’t able to purchase this book at WisCon proper, but I did see it in the dealer’s room and took note of it. I was especially interested in the setting after returning from Ghana. Chinua Achebe had...

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Say Yes! Women’s Crowdfunding Campaign

Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

I am not done with blogging about crowdfunding, it seems. Today my Fair Trade Friday post up at the Amani DC page is dedicated to an awesome new campaign which combines ecofriendly ‘upcycling’ (recycling in a way that creates a product with greater value than the original) with women’s empowerment by supporting refugees in the Austin, Texas area: Open Arms and Blue Avocado’s “Say YES!” campaign. As you might be able to guess, I am also becoming a big fan of...

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Anatomy of Successful Crowdfunding (or, How I made 700% of my Kickstarter goal despite a godawful cover image)

Posted by on Aug 14, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized, Writing | 0 comments

Anatomy of Successful Crowdfunding (or, How I made 700% of my Kickstarter goal despite a godawful  cover image)

What makes a successful crowdfunding project? Any number of things, I’m sure. That’s the good news. A campaign doesn’t need to be 100% successful on all fronts to make its funding goal, it just needs to do enough things well enough. But a lot rides on certain key choices you make for your campaign. In the spirit of inquiry, I’ve conducted this–is it called a “postmortem” is it’s successful beyond my wildest dreams? -No, a friend reminds me...

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“The Void Test” at the Cast of Wonders Podcast!

Posted by on Aug 11, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

“The Void Test” at the Cast of Wonders Podcast!

This weekend, I had one of my first stories in audio publication! You can now listen to “The Void Test,” read by ChloĆ«  Yates in the YA Podcast Cast of Wonders. It’s a story of confronting fears, most importantly the sort of fears even ultimate power can’t defeat. The text is included on the website, slightly revised from its originally appearance in MindFlights Magazine in...

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A Quick, Happy Update

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013 in Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

A Quick, Happy Update

I’m in the midst of packing (I have lost track of how much packing I’ve done this year, between actually moving house to D.C. and the frequent flights to home, Vegas, LA, and Ghana) but have time to fire off some quick notes. First off, packing is a wonderful way to clean house. You really make a decision about an item’s true value if admitting its value means carrying it with you and/or finding a corner of suitcase to stuff it in. I’ve managed to clean through my story...

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