This month there are a lot of things coming up in the blogosphere, here's a list of those I'll be apart of:
I'm Hearing Voices Blogfest
This is a Character Blogfest hosted by the gals at livetowrite. It's a three day fiesta where we exhibit the very best and worst of our characters.
Here's how it works:
February 6th - Monday: Characters on the couch: Have one of your characters answer the following questions (to make this work to your benefit, choose a character who is the hardest for you to write :) Max 250 words (Not including the questions—only the answers).
- What is your biggest vulnerability? Do others know this or is it a secret?
- What do people believe about you that is false?
- What would your best friend say is your fatal flaw? Why?
- What would the same friend say is your one redeeming quality? Why?
- What do you want most? What will you do to get it?
February 8th - Wednesday - Dialogue Introduction: Have two characters introduce each other using only dialogue—no backstory, no internalization, just dialogue between the two. Max 250 words.
February 10th - Friday - Emotion Flash Fiction: Emotion is the engine of a story. Pick an emotion and in a flash fiction piece of 250 words MAKE us feel it! We want to connect with your character. This will be a challenge in 250 words.
As the name so eloquently describes, we will all be writing about how we began our journey as an author. It could be anything from how we started making up stories as a child, or writing for the school newspaper, or even what prompted us to start a blog. This amazing event starts on February 13th and is hosted by Cruising Altitude 2.0.
Platform Building Blogspectacular
I don't know about you but this is the one I've been waiting for since last year! It is hosted by the amazing Rachael Harrie over at RachWrites and signup starts on February 6th, so, yeah, get ready for it! If I it wasn't said before let me say it now: THIS ONE WILL BE HUGE!
And now onto Aunt Barbara:
When I first heard of this story I was at work and one of my coworkers was bemusing the lengths this person went through to be successful. "People have no dignity these days," she said, "they'll do anything to make cash, even tuck in their dick and dress up as a woman." Yeah, she's homophobic,--and racist--but I was so tired of arguing with her on these issues I just ignored her, as usual, and asked another of my cohorts the reason for her statement: "A drag queen is the number one Tupperware seller in America! It's freaking awesome! He makes about one hundred Gs selling plastic."
One hundred thousand dollars selling Tupperware? Sign me up!
I think this is such a great story of our times: man needs extra cash, man decides to sell Tupperware part time, man realizes selling Tupperware to women is difficult as said man, man decides to create a relatable character based on the women in his life, man does well, man smashes all records!
I like when he said: "You have to entertain people in everything you do, whether you sell bowls, make dishes, sing, dance--whathaveyou!" So true, my friend. So very, very true.
And get ready for tomorrow, 'cause I'm gonna
Oh this is gonna be juicy!