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May. 1st, 2016

Crowdfunding butterfly ship

ysabetwordsmith

CFC Service Call: Recommendations

What services, goods, or providers do you recommend that might be useful to other folks practicing cyberfunded creativity?
Crowdfunding butterfly ship

ysabetwordsmith

May Monthly Post

What are your planned crowdfunding projects for May? What did you accomplish during April?

The May Creative Jam will run Saturday 14-Sunday 15 with a theme of "surprises and the unexpected."

Apr. 20th, 2016

EMG

ellenmillion

Crowdfunding more coloring books!



I'm funding more coloring books on Kickstarter! We've gotten to our first two goals, so Fishtank Fantasies and Equine Enchantment are happening, but I have five more I'd love to put in print. Rewards also include very rare PDF files, something I only release during Kickstarters. Because we've fully funded in Kickstarter's eyes, I am also accepting off-site payments towards our stretch goals, so if you'd rather pay with Paypal, just let me know!

Apr. 19th, 2016

fishbowl

ysabetwordsmith

Poetry Fishbowl Open!

The April 19, 2016 Bonus Fishbowl is now open, featuring my series An Army of One: The Autistic Secession in Space.  Come give me prompts, or watch for the poems to appear.

Apr. 16th, 2016

Crowdfunding butterfly ship

ysabetwordsmith

Crowdfunding Creative Jam

Welcome to the fiftieth Crowdfunding Creative Jam! This session will run Saturday, April 16-Sunday, April 17. The theme is "Ideas." Visit the Creative Jam over on Dreamwidth.


Crowdfunding Creative Jam

Everyone is eligible to post prompts, which may be words or phrases, titles, images, etc. Prompters may request a specific creator, but everyone else may still use that prompt if they wish. Prompts may specify a particular character/world/etc. but creators may use the prompt for something else anyway and post the results. Prompters are still encouraged to post mostly prompts that anyone could use anywhere, as this maximizes the chance of having creators make something based on your prompt. Please title your comment "Prompt" or "Prompts" when providing inspiration so these are easy to find.

Prompt responses may also be treated as prompts and used for further inspiration. For example, a prompt may lead to a sketch which leads to a story, and so on. This kind of cascading inspiration is one of the most fun things about a collective jam session.

Everyone is eligible to use prompts, and everyone who wants to use a given prompt may do so, for maximum flexibility of creator choice in inspiration. You do not have to post a "Claim" reply when you decide to use a prompt, but this does help indicate what is going on so that other prompters can spread out their choice of prompts if they wish.

Creators are encouraged, but not required, to post at least one item free. Likewise, sharing a private copy of material with the prompter is encouraged but not required. Creative material resulting from prompts should be indicated in a reply to the prompt, with a link to the full content elsewhere on the creator's site (if desired); a brief excerpt and/or description of the material may be included in the reply (if desired). It helps to title your comment "Prompt Filled" or something like that so these are easy to identify. There is no time limit on responding to prompts. However, creators are encouraged to post replies sooner rather than later, as the attention of prompters will be highest during and shortly after the session.

Some items created from prompts may become available for sponsorship. Some creators may offer perks for donations, linkbacks, or other activity relating to this project. Check creator comments and links for their respective offerings.

Prompters, creators, and bystanders are expected to behave in a responsible and civil manner. If the moderators have to drag someone out of the sandbox for improper behavior, we will not be amused. Please respect other people's territory and intellectual property rights, and only play with someone else's characters/setting/etc. if you have permission. (Fanfic/fanart freebies are okay.) If you want to invite folks to play with something of yours, title the comment something like "Open Playground" so it's easy to spot. This can be a good way to attract new people to a shared world or open-source project, or just have some good non-canon fun.

Boost the signal! The more people who participate, the more fun this will be. Hopefully we'll see activity from a lot of folks who regularly mention their projects in this community, but new people are always welcome. You can link to this session post or to individual items created from prompts, whatever you think is awesome enough to recommend to your friends.

Apr. 15th, 2016

neutral

ysabetwordsmith

Poetry Fishbowl Report for April 5, 2016

This month's theme was "Changing Society from Within."  I worked from 12:30 PM to 4:30 AM, so about 14 hours allowing for breaks.  I wrote 10 poems on Tuesday and another 13 later in the week.

Participation was good, with 52 prompts on LiveJournal and another 31 on Dreamwidth.  Please welcome new prompters DW user Alatefeline and The Magp'cat Duchess of Filkhaven.  You have them to thank for the second freebie.


Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the April 5, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:
"Against His Own Shield"
"The Backbone of Society"
"Confusing to the Ear"
"Four Boxes"
"Golden and Fair"
"The Most Misunderstood People"
"Only the Messenger"
"Out of This Dull World"
"The Right People"
"Things No One Can Imagine"
"When Someone Is Vulnerable"

"The Texture of Our Relationships" (Polychrome Heroics, 2/2/16 Fishbowl)
"The Light Inside" (Polychrome Heroics, March 2016 Creative Jam)
"To See by Hero-Light" (Polychrome Heroics, January 2016 Creative Jam)
"What You Like Doing Best" (Polychrome Heroics, March 2016 Creative Jam)


Buy some poetry!
If you plan to sponsor some poetry but haven't made up your mind yet, see the unsold poetry list for April 5, 2016. That includes the title, length, price, and the original thumbnail description for the poems still available.

All currently sponsored poems from this session have been posted.  There were five donors this time:  janetmiles, DW user Capriuni, DW user Alatefeline, Anthony and Shirley Barrette.  Please welcome new donor DW user Alatefeline.

The Poetry Fishbowl made its $200 goal, so "To See by Hero-Light" is the free epic.  This was the third tally for the $250 goal, so there will be a bonus fishbowl on Tuesday, April 19 in An Army of One.


The Poetry Fishbowl project also has a permanent landing page.

Apr. 5th, 2016

elven glare

elven_ranger

(no subject)

Mordred - a heavily researched Arthurian drama film being made in Devon & Cornwall - please support us - great perks from just £1!

Please support this crowdfund for a groundbreaking local film!
I am directing in this amazing film and theatre project, and I would love to see this become the very best that it could be. It is an incredible piece of work already, with an amazing team!
This production aims to not only showcase very heavily researched Dark Ages (6th century) history of Devon and Cornwall, linked to some of the very earliest and less known Arthurian legends, but also equally to showcase the amazing skills by local actors, filmmakers, and other production creatives - a lot of film work happens in the southwest but very often local people are passed over for imported talent due to stereotypes of "local people being no-good". This production aims to prove exactly the opposite, with a large, attention-grabbing project that has already been featured in the press not just localy, but in New York and Hollywood itself, and with interest, subject to the finished product (we are unknowns of course) from global film distribution companies. Directed by an experienced female theatre/film director.
The group running it has a proven track record over 10 years of producing historical theatre and film, working from the early days of raising £80 from a carboot sale and using the backroom of a pub for rehearsals. The group (working age adults, historical subject matter) falls straight through the cracks for grants etc, and so everything we do is fundraised for. Alongside a dizzying run of burlesque shows, sponsored swims, a scifi/ fantasy convention, ebay sales, carboot sales, shop counter collection tins, etc, we are also running this crowdfund.
Every penny raised goes into costumes/ props, donations to locations for use, food and camping equipment for cast on location, travel to locations, and some extra equipment. Equipment, following this film, will then be used to make more projects by this group, and to train local people in making high-grade film and video - to help them find work!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mordred-arthurian-film-in-devon-cornwall--2/x/12578926#/story

Apr. 3rd, 2016

Rose-Bay

ysabetwordsmith

Runoff Winners for the 2016 Rose & Bay Awards

Based on an audience poll, these are the winners of the two runoff polls:
Fiction: "A Rose Point Holiday" by M.C.A. Hogarth aka haikujaguar
Other Project: "Siderea Posts" by Siderea, Sibylla Bostoniensis
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Apr. 1st, 2016

Crowdfunding butterfly ship

ysabetwordsmith

CFC Service Post: What can you do?

People practicing cyberfunded creativity often need services that would be provided by a conventional business model but here must be either done personally or contracted with someone else, such as editing (for writers) or framing (for artists). What services do you offer that other folks might need?

My answer: I'm available for freelance writing and editing. I also offer advice on crowdfunding.
Crowdfunding butterfly ship

ysabetwordsmith

April Monthly Post

What are your planned crowdfunding projects for April? What did you accomplish during March?

The April Creative Jam will run Saturday 16-Sunday 17 with a theme of "Ideas."

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