Saturday, July 30, 2011

Short Story Anthology

Some of you might know a lovely Australian called Sharon. She's recently had a short story published in the AusLit Reviews Basics of Life anthology, but you might know her better through the writing site inkpop.
Since I found out about AusLit Review I've been trolling their website and I found this.

A science-based Australian anthology call for submissions.
I'm going to enter. I've got till New Years Eve to submit my 4-10k short story and I'm pushing everything else aside to work on it.

I've had a lot of ideas for this and for some reason they've all revolved around scents.

Original Idea: perfuming assassin. Perfuming = chemistry. 
Why I'm not using it? Spray bottles weren't invented until late 20th century and in 1993 the production and selling of poisons in Australia as well as 165 other countries were axed. I'm not enough of a history buff to set a story in a specific year between the two events.
I could have always set it way back in time, but that would mean no spray bottles and I'd have to use essential oils and that kind of thing. Rubbing perfume into gloves and other stuff. Also not enough of a history buff for this. Idea terminated. 

I went along a long line of variations from this idea and eventually got to this:

In the near future scientists have developed drugs that can--

Shoot, I've got to go. I'll finish this post later.

Ciao ciao. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pretty Blogs

There's so many out there.


And mine just looks tacky.

My mission for this week (as well as actually doing my homework and cleaning my room and writing a debating speech and practicing clarinet and checking up on violin lessons and writing my resume and searching for awards I stupidly didn't organise and going to Mary's house to help her write her speech and bake muffins and see Harry Potter and...I'll stop now) is to GET A RELATIVELY DECENT LOOKING BLOG.

It's just too plain for me to bear.
The site won't look original, but I'm past caring.

If there's any sites you invisibles would like to suggest for blog designs or anything, comment, please!

Friday, July 1, 2011

The Escapism Project


I'm now part of The Escapism Project!

What is that?

Well! It's a blog about writing and reading and books in general. I'm doing this with a LOT of friends/friends of friends, and when I say "a lot", I mean it. There's going to be a maximum of 100 bloggers. Why? So you, the readers (subliminal messaging...) will be able to read a number of varying personalities, so there's a good change you'll find someone you can relate to!

There'll be regular bloggers who are assigned days, and then there are odd-jobs like me, who are non conformists and post whenever we damn feel like it XD Within reason, of course. We don't want to clog the site. So if you are one of my ghosts feel free to comment if you have any suggestions to what I should post about! 

A big shout out to Mariella H who organised this whole site, and let everyone know about it. 

So, go read it! Like it on Facebook! Advertise!
And watch out for my name!