So we had a photo shoot last weekend and I got some of the pictures back today. At some point I’ll have a page on the website so that these can be easily grabbed if you need them for some reason, but for now I thought I’d just stick them up to share. They were taken by Souder Photography
Okay, I gave in and finally set up a Twitter account. I have to admit I don’t really get it. But I did it. You know, the peer pressure and all.
If you are so inclined, you can follow me at http://twitter.com/kimberlyrpauley
Though honestly I’m on Facebook more.
Would anyone be interested in joining an online writing camp? Primarily teens, but I think I would also accept up to 2 adults. This would be for short stories or novels only — no poetry (not because I don’t like poetry, but because even though I write poetry periodically, I don’t feel like I’m good enough at it to help other people with it). I think we’d need at least 5 or more likely 10 people to make it worthwhile to do.
What I’m picturing is that each month will be focused on one person. They will send out/post a chapter or a short story and everyone will read it and comment (including me). The place would be some kind of secure forum or perhaps a Yahoo Group so that your work won’t be out in the public domain and only members could see it and comment on it. If we want to or find it necessary, we could also have a monthly chat to talk about it, though I think a Yahoo Groups type of thing might be sufficient.
Members would have to (of course) abide by certain rules, most of them just common sense and the type of stuff pretty much any critique group would follow (no stealing each other’s stuff, no posting each other’s work elsewhere, no personal attacks, no flame wars, etc.). Members should also keep in mind that you *will* receive constructive criticism (something you definitely need to be able to take as a writer). *Destructive* criticism will not be allowed.
Anyway, if you are interested, comment here or email me. If I don’t get enough people interested, then I won’t worry about it. I thought this might be something fun and I get so many questions about writing I thought it would also be useful. The camp would probably start up in June since I’m going to be busy writing until then.
UPDATE: I’m going to leave “registration” open until May 9th and we’ll see where we are then with the number of people who are interested and find a home for it (I’m still thinking a closed Yahoo Group, but if anyone else has any ideas, let me know!)
Okay, so I’ve actually got an “author” page up on Facebook now! If you’re part of Facebook (and who isn’t, nowadays?), you can become an official “fan”! Woot!
Seriously, please do…it’d be depressing if my only official fan was my sister. Not that I don’t love my sister, but, you know…
Remember that interview I mentioned with a Milwaukee radio station (WUWM) for their Lake Effect Program? Well, it aired this past Friday and you can now listen to it online. Tell me what you think! Just don’t tell me if I sound silly!
I did a fun Q&A for Powell’s Bookstore and I just noticed that it’s been posted now. Check it out and tell me what you think! Great bookstore, by the way.