What is Helium.Com? It's a new way of marketing writing to people. If you want an invite, just drop me a note at caroline_AT_carolineatigeress_dot_com with a *nospam* or *helium* in the header and I'll set you up (and yes, I get a minor kickback, no lies, full disclosure). I've already started making some small amounts of residual income from them, and I know I have a lot of writers and poets on my list. They have a marketplace, awards system, contests. It seems to be very upfront and hassle free. No adult content, and they try to get a good quality of writing
Anyway, here's what I've got so far:
Short Stories: Horror
Short Stories: Adventure Stories for young children
Short Stories: Mystery Stories for children:
Short Stories: Dog Stories for children.
Short stories: Struggle
Short stories: Superheroes
Poetry: My pain
Poetry: When it rains
Poetry: Winter forests
Poetry: Phone calls
NonFiction / Essays / other writings:
Creating a backdrop to a picture in watercolor medium:
Tips for learning easy magic tricks:
Essays: Self reflection
How to write compelling web content
Using real people as models for fictional characters
What you need to know about allergies to bees
10 things you can do in the library that will really annoy the other patrons
Does Kellogg's promise to only promote nutritious food to children during Saturday morning cartoons signal a significant trend in nutrition awareness?
How smoking affects the nervous system
Teaching children ethics
How corporate farming impacts the environment
Easing back in to "reality" after a vacation
Are people who draw anthro (anthropomorphic) characters fetishists or artists?
So anyway, if you're a writer, check it out, and if you want to write there, please let me know. I think it's well worth your time, and kind of exciting to watch the whole thing unfold. I've only been seriously working on it for a couple of weeks now, so next week, I'll shoot you an update.
Thanks for listening!
If you're already on Helium.com, drop me a note, my user profile is here:
I'll add you to my +flist there. Take care all!
If you saw me in the back of a police car, what would you think I was arrested for?
Answer me, then post this in your own journal to see how many different crimes you get accused of committing.
A Call for Submissions...
It seems to me that this has been overdue for a long time. That or I've been watching the AMC Halloween marathon (again).
I'm starting a collaborative zine entitled BITE ME:The Zine of Cannibalistic literature. Yep, you heard me. If you've ever wanted nuvelle cuisiene, od'ed on Motel Hell, or draw zombie comics, I'd like to hear from you. Movie reviews, cheap thrills, and recipies are encouraged!
Seriously. Honestly. It's going to be fun. Really.
The kitten has been bugging me with her favourite ten year old joke as of late...
“What do Vegan Zombies say?” Graiiins.... Graiiiiins...
You get the idea.
Now at a certain point in my little schizoid mentality, I was a fluff girl for a pretty damned good tourney scrabble player. She'd warm up on me and then go kick literature butt. Part of my training with her is to look at words, and see iterations. So of course, my mind went into overdrive last night and um, well this just isn't pretty, according to the kitten...
What does the construction worker zombie say? Cranes.... Cranes...
What does the plumber zombie say? Drains... Drains...
What does the Art Student Zombie Say? Frames... Frames...
What does the Masochistic Zombie say? PAIIIN... PAIIINE... (could also be the glasier zombie, I suppose). Such a zombie might also say Maiim... Maiiiim...
What does the messy Zombie Say? STAAAIN... STAAAins....
What does the Engineer Zombie Say? TRAAAAINS.... TRAAAAIIIINS...
What does the tropical storm zombie say? RAAAINS.... RAAAIIIIINS...
What does the x-box fanatic zombie say? Games.... gaaaiiimes...
What does the Kinko's Employee (albiet, not necessarily needing to be a Zombie to work for kinko's, but it doth help). Saaaame... Saaammme... (may also be applied to McCain voters)
What does the Lesbian Zombie Say? DAMES... DAYYYMES...
What does the Bondage Zombie Say? CHAINS... CHAAAIIINS...
What does the Contrite Zombie say? SHAAAAME... SHAAAAAAme...
What does the Zombie who's tired of all these jokes say? Lame... Laaaaame...