August 2008

I just joined the Muse Online Writers Conference, presented by author Lea Schizas and the MuseItUp Club:

My vision for organizing this first ever Online Writers Conference as an annual affair is to bring the writing world a bit closer for you. I understand many writers out there do not have the monetary resources to attend outside conferences, or perhaps they are situated very far and even some may be incapacitated in some ways making it difficult for them to travel. Within the world of the Internet, everything is possible and with this in mind I offer you this chance to come out, have a chat with our Presenters, ask them questions and even attend a few of our FREE workshops to be held throughout the week.

The conference will be completely online, running from October 13-19, 2008. Registration is free, and the deadline to register is September 1st. Here’s a list of the workshops.

Hope to see you there!


I just ran across this site called Skin Colored … very interesting!

Skin Coloured is intended to be a collaborative, visual exploration of what it is to be non-white in a white culture. Make-up, plasters [band-aids for us in the US -PL] and tights – even when they’re marked “flesh-coloured” – are not the colour of skin that isn’t white. And whilst white women may have trouble matching these items to their skin, for women who don’t class themselves as white, this inconvenience is symptomatic of a wider problem. To help illustrate this problem, therefore, Skin Coloured is looking for submissions. Send us photographs that illustrate the inadequacy of provisions for non-white people, and we’ll post them on the blog, and hopefully both those submitting, and those who’re here to learn, will gain something from it.

I’d say men have just much as trouble with this … do those ‘skin tone’ band-aids, ankle wraps, etc, match a real person? Do people who don’t match those not have real skin?

I’m bookmarking this one.