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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Terrific Tuesday!

Well today has been quite full of reading/writing related business. 

I prepared for my literature SAC (School Assessed Coursework... these are like tests), which meant highlighting important quotes in the screenplay Bastard Boys by Sue Smith. Tomorrow we have to write an essay discussing a prompt in terms of the views and values of the characters. It shall be interesting. 

After that, I thought I'd get ahead in literature and start reading over the poems by William Blake which we will be studying next. I didn't enjoy reading from Blake when we studied him earlier last year, but this time around, I seem to have more of an appreciation for him. Half of the poems we are studying are the ones we touched last year, but we didn't do any sort of assessment on them last year; we just touched on them. This time we're going into detail. 

Once I was done with the poetry, I had a bit of time to kill before lunch and decided to jump on a computer and do some more recreational writing. I have now finished editing 26 out of 37 chapters of Evergreen: A Fallen Star, and I also started writing a short story which I've titled Lost in Paradise. You'll hear more about both of these another time! 

Last but not least, today was the English SAC. We had to write a context response to a prompt, incorporating themes from the text The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif by Najaf Mazari and Robert Hillman. The awesome part about this SAC was that we could choose our form; expository, persuasive, or imaginative. I, of course, chose imaginative, and wrote a kick-arse short story of roughly 1000 words in 100 minutes. And I was pretty proud of it. Hopefully it will give me a good mark. Should I share it with you guys when I get it back from marking? 

Who else got up to some exciting stuff related to what they're passionate about? Please do share!

- Bonnee. 

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  1. You had BETTER share that response :)

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    1. I'll definitely be showing you Mr G! :D

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  2. I'd love to see it. BUT if you think it's publishable, then you don't want to post it here, because then it's published.

    Good deal on the progress you're making with Evergreen.

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    1. You raise a valid point, but still, I'd like to share it. I can always write other publishable things. I WANT to write other publishable things.

      At the very least I'm going to share my favourite part of it!

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    2. In that case, I look forward to seeing it.

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  3. Yes, do share!!! Hmmm, passionate about, well I washed my dogs today!!! LOL No, that does not count as passionate!

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    1. Haha washing dogs looks like fun, but I can't stand the smell of wet dog...

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    2. Yeah, that's why I use strong shampoo and have small dogs, the dont really smell!!

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  4. Post that response! Fo shizzle.

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  5. Also, I just remembered. You can submit it to this competition AND blog it, if you want, because it doesn't consider blogs to be published material. Plus, you can win a grand and be published in Writer's Victoria magazine.

    The Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition

    http://writersvictoria.org.au/writing/competitions

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    1. Ooh thank you for sharing this awesome link with me Cass :) Even if it's not this story, I will certainly submit SOMETHING to them!

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  6. Just a few quick things, Bonnee- JeffO is right that some in the trade consider published on a blog as published (if that makes sense. If not, please pretend it did.) Not everyone, but enough.

    Next, I didn't notice a statement of copyright on your blog, and since you're a good writer, it might be a good thing to add.

    Having said that, a 1,000 word piece is actually a flash fiction piece. Writers are paid varying amounts for flash. I've seen rates for flash fiction vary between $10- $25 USD. So if you're going to publish the story on your blog, you'll know what you're risking (a potential income of between $10- 25 USD.

    We $50 for Flash Fiction over at White Cat Magazine, but we're full up til January of 2013. But if you're willing to send it over, send it along to editor@whitecatpublications.com and I'll see that it gets read.

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    1. Thanks Rick :) I am aware that some consider posting on a blog as a publication, but as I said to JeffO, I can always write more and I want to write more.

      As for a copyright statement; what does that entail exactly? "Copyright (c) Bonnee Crawford 2012" at the footer of the blog? Aside from that as a precaution, I understand that copyright exists for things such as written work as soon as they are written.

      When you said flash fiction earning $10-$25USD, is that each story separately or a collection, and is that trad-pub or self-pub? I'll keep the email address for Whit Cat Magazine handy for future reference; $50 sounds pretty good!

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