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Alright so, a bit of a reach, retoots appreciated. I would love to get in touch with someone in academia who is focused on forest history and research, particularly Scandinavian forests that are more than 150 years old. I want to ask a lot of questions. Help!

#academia #research #history #forest #scandinavia #writing


What jobs are we preparing students for by boosting their writing productivity with AI? After shedding 40% of its workforce, the gaming site Gamurs posted an ad last June for an editor to write 250 articles per week. That’s a new article every 10 minutes, at $4.25 per article.

As @novomancy has noted, AI is only the accomplice here. This clickbait nightmare is the logical conclusion of the ad-supported web.

https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/44308/20230614/gaming-media-company-looks-hire-ai-editor-write-250-articles.htm

#Journalism #Writing #AIethics #AIEdu #AIinEducation #Gaming


As an occasional journalist, I just love the way Ed Yong closes his latest OpEd at NYTs & couldn’t agree more. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/11/opinion/long-covid-reporting-lessons.html?unlocked_article_code=1.FE0.aHg1.KLP-3qDCnjtp&smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare #GiftArticle #writing #journalism

“Journalists can act as a care-taking profession that soothes & nurtures. We are among the only professions that can do so at a scale commensurate with the scope of the crises before us. We can make people who feel invisible feel seen. We can make everyone else look.”


In the interest of giving writers, artists, poets, and such more time to create their works, we have extended the rough draft deadline to Monday, November 13th. The final draft deadline will still be on Friday the 17th.

If you are interested in submitting your work, please visit https://studentinsurgent.org/submissions for more information, or reach out via DM or email (insurgentuo@gmail.com)

#Eugene #UofO #Writing


One positive that's come out of the recent SNS shake-ups is encountering new and deeply insightful voices I wouldn't have found in a more stable social network clusters/hierarchy. This article on letter writing philosophers, for example:

https://helendecruz.substack.com/p/letter-to-robin-waldun-on-reviving

Similar concept of less formal research letters is something I'd love to see revived for the modern age!

#writing #philosophy #history


Back in Feb, when Grammarly said they were going to think about incorporating AI, I immediately canceled my account and uninstalled. And now they've actually done it.

I'm sharing because with everything going on, writers might not realize this is happening.

#AI #writing


'Screenwriting Tales: The F@cked-Up Amount of Free Work It Takes to (Not) Sell Something in Hollywood Today'

Or: that time a studio told me to spec a TV pilot for it even though I had an A-list actor attached to the project

"The Writers Guild of America is currently on strike, in part, because it’s impossible to build or sustain a career in a system as broken as this."

https://open.substack.com/pub/colehaddon/p/screenwriting-tales-the-fcked-up?r=1mimd1&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

#WGA #WGAstrong #WGAstrike #screenwriting #screenwriter #writing #writingcommunity #amwriting


Talented people of Mastadon—

Grants available for unpublished diverse writers and illustrators https://diversebooks.org/programs/walter-grant/

#kidlit #publishing #illustration #writing


For the love of #books & #reading, here’s a new volume for your #library 📕

https://youtu.be/72SjsDhlnLM

#video #bookstodon #inspiration @bookstodon #writing #WritingCommunity #saturday


Thank you, for this tremendous #photo — like a waking #dream or #time #travel.

Which is how I feel about the #desert in general & I’m fortunate to have visited this one, in particular: White Desert (aka ‘Farrafra’) in #Egypt .

Here’s a #book I wrote about my transporting desert experiences— with #photography 🙏🏼✨

https://www.theculturium.com/yahia-lababidi-desert-songs/

@bookstodon #books #bookstodon #culture #mysticism #poetrycommunity #poetry #writing #Morocco


I know there's a lot of reading challenges going around, but I wanted to make one of my own centered around how to #DecolonizeYourBookshelf.

I wrote a little blog about the challenge on my site, would love for you to join along! I'm doing it and will share the books I pick for each category!

https://paperbacksandfrybread.com/blogs/news/decolonize-your-bookshelf-reading-challenge-for-2023

#reading #bookstodon #AmReading #books #bookcommunity #Indigenous #Diversity #LGBTQ #read #writingcommunity #writing #authors #inclusive


Have you guys ever went a little overboard?

It was supposed to just Illustrate in B&W the first scene of the novel, but then I liked the composition, "I'll just add the solid colors", "I'll just shade it a bit.

I'm actually proud of how it turned out, even though you can see I wasn't sweating too much on detailing the background. That cop car looks a bit f***up.

I might turn it into the cover page later.

#MastoArt #zine #fiction #fantasy #writing


I've been on the Fedi for a spell but it's #introduction season, so why not?

I'm a crepuscular #poet who drifts between phases irregularly. Tides ebb and flow, but not as you know.

I'm in an unrequited romance with the Moon. If you create something that's the right shape, #poetry will emerge. I've also dabbled in prose #writing a little. My journal contains most of my words http://simplypeachy.co.uk/journal/
Chat with me! I coo more often than I bite.


On the topic of writing and Irish-ness, here is a short story that explains, among other things, the origins of that rumor about there being no snakes in Ireland, and why the Land of the Young became separated from ours. 
It was an afterword to my first manuscript but it got bumped for word count reasons. See if you can guess who the narrator really is. 

https://thebobcorrigan.com/post/694924065382760448/once-upon-a-time-in-the-fifth-century-the-secret

#fantasy #writing


#introduction

Afronomenon is currently made up of 3 Artists, 2 outta the 3 writers, 2 outta the 3 animators. All on to work on our first project - Judegement Day by Jonathan Martin

#artist #MastoArt #independent #BlackCreator #studio #comics #animation #music #writing


Inflation’s biting everyone in the butt lately and I wanted to do something about it. So I grabbed 3 of my fave fantasy stories, chopped the price, and released ’em in this collection I’m calling WOMEN OF WONDER. You save 70% over buying each story separate!

Check out that shiny shiny book cover (made with #Inkscape)!

More info at my site:
http://PixelvaniaPublishing.com/book/women-of-wonder-collection

Boosts appreciated!

#MastoArt #CreativeToots #ebook #ebooks #bundle #reading #writing #Amazon #Kobo #fantasy #women #goats


Time for some Wandering #introductions!

Hi, I’m Lyn (aldersprig).
I like
#knitting, #mapmaking
#baking, #homesteading

#gardening, #renovation
#art ( #mastoart )

#writing
#writing
#writing

#reading #fantasy #scifi #nonfiction #howto

#sewing (in theory), other #crafting, hopefully #Papermaking & #lino this year

and any #apple #recipes you might have (see also above).

I live in cow country in the Finger Lakes, NY State, US with 3 cats & a husband.


#Reintroduction post, let's go!

🌳 I'm Sarah, I live on the edge of Epping Forest in London, UK with my partner & our cat Ditto.

📖 I'm interested in #writing & have had a few #scifi #fantasy & #horror short stories published recently.

📚 I love #comics (mostly #DC & indie) & occasionally do some colouring.

🎨 I like #painting #abstract #art & love seeing all your #mastoart!

🖖 I'm also interested in & sometimes toot / boost about #history #space #moss #trees #cptsd #trauma & #StarTrek

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