Shameless Advertising

One of the concepts new writers struggle with is self-promotion. I don’t. (*gasp of shock from the crowd*)

Here are some of the blogs I’ve snuck this blog address into (most belong to writers, and are well worth visiting):

WARNING: Blogs are the property of their writers and might not be G-rated.

http://steffmetal.com/

http://ripping-ozzie-reads.blogspot.com/

www.johnwiswell.blogspot.com

http://terrytaylor.posterous.com

http://onzeproductions.com/Site/Home.html

www.susancrosswrites.blogspot.com

http://antiquityoaks.blogspot.com

http://jaijoshiz.blogspot.com/

http://writingwonder.wordpress.com/

jentropy.com

If you love me, follow me on twitter.com (and if you love me a lot, make your friends follow me).

My username is Louise_Curtis_

Prequel

Here’s a present to while away the long minutes (over 15,000 to go) until the TwitterTale begins. This story features the main character (though unfortunately Salty’s name changed to “Sol” after publication), and is effectively a prequel.

It is NOT NOT NOT okay for children. Contains child and other abuse.

Title: TAR

http://drolleriepress.com/news-and-commentary/needles-bones-2/

I have written the first seven days of the tale – they took about an hour each, and range between 1 and 3 posts each day.

Flashmob Launch

Always wanted to be part of a flashmob? Or a pirate crew?

To help “launch” the twitter novel on Saturday 1 August, dress in your most piratical gear and relax calmly in/around Tilleys Devine Cafe (Lyneham shops, Canberra, Australia) or browse in/near the excellent secondhand bookshop next door.

Arrive/don pirate gear at 2pm (park at the nearby schools if necessary), and vanish or change into an ordinary citizen at 2:30pm.

Bonus points for speaking as a pirate.

Yes, there will be candy and free flash (under 1000 words) stories. I and my minions will be randomly handing them out to any pirates we see/hear.

Extra candy for children. Because pirates care.

One Canberran who is prepped and ready to go.
One Canberran who is prepped and ready to go.

Yo ho ho!

Hello and welcome (you scurvy landlubber with the face of a rotting dog). It’s almost two weeks until the tale begins, so here’s a few things to think about in preparation: ADD. Pirates. Tropical sunsets and a blind first mate. Do parrots tweet?

If you want to join, write a comment and I’ll automatically get your email and go from there.