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writers

I don't know what i want to write about at this exact moment other than i know i want to write. #Intentionalwriting, as i have said many times before. It is a good practice to take up if you want to become better at transferring thoughts into text. You learn to “work your way in” to a writing mode, of sorts.

Speaking of “work”, i hate it. I never #write for pay anymore and I am always, Always, ALWAYS #blogging, or journaling, and these days it seems like the two blend together. In fact, my journal is my #blog (what you are reading right now). But just because I don't get paid doesn't mean I don't put work behind some of the writing that I do. For example: I am about to start putting together an e-zine called “404 Darkly” over on writer.bighugelabs.com and I will be offering it as a print “zine” so to speak, that can be mailed out in physical format should someone choose that option. But the real goal is to collaborate with a lot of good #writers that I have talked to over the years (usually on Twitter or Mastodon) and see what they would take to contribute a lil' something-something to an #indie publication that is being written/distributed just for the fun Hell sakes of it. I am going to put “work” behind this, but work doesn't always equal pay. Don't forget that.

Anyway, a lot of cool stuff happening in life right now. And as always – letting /now be my guide :)

Be back in a bit!

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i fucking hate pretentious people. Twitter has some hashtag trending right now about “advice to young writers” or some shit (which is just “advice to young journalists” repackaged as v 2.0) and when these nothing nobodies reply to this shit i want to barf the teeth out of my head with disgust.

Who the fuck are any of these people? Who looks UP to a writer, ffs? We are scum. We hit buttons for a living. Most of us are broke. None of us have value. STOP ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO GO DOWN THIS AWFUL PATH!

#writers #writing

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I Am Creating An E-zine

i started it already. it is called 405 Darkly. The tagline is “To Be Filled In”. It has a little Web page (405darkly.carrd.co) and i will buy a proper domain eventually, but that is just a landing page where people can reference it. It will be distributed to subscribers on an invite-only basis but people can sign up (via e-mail) on that page.

I am going to be contacting different #writers for their contributions during February, and i will be paying them for their work. Diversity first, is the approach so i will be looking for people of different races and backgrounds to contribute first and foremost.

This is an e-zine (or electronic magazine) in the same vein as those old punk rock magazine that they sold at the local record store growing up (if you grew up in the 80s & 90s like me). The e-zine will be free to download, free to share, and print copies will be available upon request (for a small shipping fee). I am publishing the entire thing in an e-book format on writer.bighugelabs.com so if you are familiar with the (super simplistic) layout of that “site” (text editor, really) then you will get a feel for how this thing will be laid out. For $25 per year i can have an #ebook publishing template / format / whatever, so i will pay and take advantage of that.

There will be no Twitter handle, no Mastodon acct, no nothing for this publication other than the landing page and the publication itself. No frills. No bullshit. And I encourage people to request a print copy so this thing is real and tangible.

I am excited about this!

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