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Goodbye to Writeidea

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Originally posted on karenatstepney:

Look at that amazing tweet. I’ll come back to it during this lengthy, rambling but happy post. I’ve been volunteering for East London’s free reading festival for the last two years and now I’m saying goodbye. Here’s my round-up from 2013 which pays a quick word of tribute to some of the amazing writers to take part last year.

This time was different and much more demanding as I was also curating the Festival Fringe. I’m very proud of introducing this idea last year and hope it continues. Unlike many of the big lit fests, the main festival Writeidea folk actually get paid. But the Fringe folk do it for free and they are a wonderful and noble race.

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In the Guardian

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I did a “How to Draw” feature in the Guardian the other day. Drawings by the wonderful Freya Harrison. I did the words.

http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/gallery/2014/dec/14/how-to-draw-an-alien-invasion-comics

Diversity in publishing

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Lunchtime cartoon

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How To Be A Big Evil Head: Fun Palaces from the Supervillain’s Perspective

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Originally posted on The Signal in Transition:

Louie Stowell's secretly heroic supervillain-in-training, Mandrake DeVille

Louie Stowell’s secretly heroic supervillain-in-training, Mandrake DeVille

Louie Stowell, who contributed author videos to the Parkes Library Fun Palace earlier this month, has written about the experience of being a Big Evil Head, projected across continents and timezones in the name of fun and supervillainy.

Check out Louie’s report over at the Fiction Express blog.

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My Body Is Not A Democracy

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My Body Is Not A Democracy

loustow:

This is a wonderful post and a lovely image to go with it.

Originally posted on TEAFLY:

My Body Is Not A Democracy

My body is not a democracy. My body is an empire and I am its dictator. You do not get a vote. There will be no coup d’etat. Rebel forces will not overthrow me. I am in charge of it forever.

You are welcome to have your opinions. And you are welcome to keep them for yourself. Please do not leave them at the gates of my empire. They will only be thrown in the incinerator, as all of my storage facilities are full.

For the last year, it has felt like there has been an attack on my body, from both the outside and the inside. When I hear the stories of young girls being raped and then bullied by other GIRLS for speaking out, I begin to think I have stepped into some strange world where Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Walker and Ani DiFranco never existed.

When I hear…

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There and back again, now with less dragons, maybe.

Originally posted on AUTHOR ALLSORTS:

I loved Non and Jan’s blogposts about writing and the editing and redrafting of books.  Personally, I had an inkling what to expect when I started out, but still, I didn’t quite believe how much work went into the whole editing process and how much a story could change. I’ve done editing workshops with Sara Grant and they helped prepare me tremendously.

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