If you’re in Atlanta this weekend or know a writer who is, join us at the Crossroads Writers Conference in Macon, GA. Reasonably priced and featuring a kickass line-up of panelists, Crossroads is a great way to refill your mojo, meet other word nerds, and discover the next step on your journey as a writer.
I’ll be giving the keynote address on Friday and presenting two panels on Saturday: 25 Steps to Being a Traditionally Published Writer and How to Write Women. And Sex.
Whether you write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, comics, graphic novels, or want to know more about journalism and freelancing, we’ve got it. If you just want to hang out at the bar and talk writing, we’ve got that, too.
Please spread the word. Hope to see y’all there!
This has been something that has been bothering me for the past few years, every time I encounter someone who’s just started as an artist, they put themselves down because they’re intimidated by artists who are more experienced. Intimidation is something that every artist has (or will) encounter in their lives, and they need to pull through that fear in order to grow as an artist. Take that intimidation and be inspired about it. What makes it intimidating? What makes their work look so unique? That’s where your learning opportunistic moments will occur, you find those reasons and you create something new out of all that you’ve learned!
I believe that anyone, ANYONE, can become an artist. It takes dedication and determination, but I promise you that drawing is one of the most rewarding art forms I’ve ever experienced. You will always learn something new with it, therefore, the fun never stops!
Yeeeep. Art. And writing. And ALL THE WORTHWHILE PASSIONS.
Plague doctors were individuals in the Middle Ages who were given the task of tending to people infected with the plague. In most cases, they were either second rate or under-trained physicians, incapable of maintaining their own practice. Many were not doctors at all, but people of various other employments paid by towns to cater to the sick.
Plague doctors were employed in various methods when ever plague set in. The earliest documentation of these individuals being hired go as far back as the mid 500s AD. The plague doctor image that we as a general public are familiar with was not seen until the 1600s. It was then that the “traditional” plague doctor costume was created. The costume consisted of a cloak made of heavy fabric covered in wax to protect the doctor’s body, and a mask to keep out the sick air. The masks had a long cone shaped structure at the nose, to be filled with scents that would protect the doctor from the bad air.
Because of the nature of their work, plague doctors often became victims of the plague themselves, or were quarantined for the protection of the public.
I need to write these guys into something…
oh my glob you guys, drama bomb!
‘im a graphic design student’ i whisper to myself, slapping glitter text on out-take shots of my lumpy space princess cosplay test.
HOLY SHIT SHE’S FUCKING FABULOUS LOOK AT THAT WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGGGG!!!
OMG FLAWLESS LUMPS.
This is beautiful, and Rafe Posey is awesome. <3