Month: September 2019

Creative Close-Up Courtesy of The Writer

9.23.19 Hello again…Just one more post to put up. September is about to leave us soon and that means Creative Close-Up is here. For writers, amateurs to professionals we all have made some mistakes in writing an article to writing stories. Long or short. I found an article by Gail Rady for The Writer, which was published in August. I think this could be helpful, don’t you? The do’s and don’ts of dialogue Dialogue is a powerful tool. Do make it sound lifelike, don’t let it drone on forever. Learn the do’s and don’ts of writing in dialogue. Photo by Blan-k/Shutterstock I’m not talking just to hear my own voice,” Grace insisted. “I’ve got a big job here!” Indeed, she does. Or the dialogue does. Only in a raw beginner’s manuscript – or a creative writing student’s desperate attempt to meet a page requirement – does dialogue drone on simply to fill the airways. Dialogue is a powerful tool. Imagine for a moment gazing on a family reunion devoid of speech. Or try your favorite …

Complete List of 2019 Emmy Winners

9.24.19 Hello Monday! The Emmys 2019 has come and gone, but I’ve got the winners from last nights events, courtesy of Vulture… Credit source: Vulture Outstanding Drama SeriesBetter Call SaulBodyguardGame of ThronesKilling EveOzarkPoseSuccessionThis Is Us     Outstanding Comedy SeriesBarryFleabagRussian DollSchitt’s CreekThe Good PlaceThe Marvelous Mrs. MaiselVeep Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesBob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)Kit Harington (Game of Thrones)Jason Bateman (Ozark)Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us)Billy Porter (Pose) Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesEmilia Clarke (Game of Thrones)Robin Wright (House of Cards)Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder)Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)Mandy Moore (This Is Us)Laura Linney (Ozark) Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesHenry Winkler (Barry)Anthony Carrigan (Barry)Stephen Root (Barry)Tony Hale (Veep)Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method) Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesSarah Goldberg (Barry)Sian Clifford (Fleabag)Olivia Colman (Fleabag)Betty Gilpin (GLOW)Marin Hinkle (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)Anna Chlumsky (Veep) Outstanding Writing for a Comedy SeriesBarry “ronny/lily”Fleabag “Episode 1”PEN15 “Anna Ishii-Peters”Russian Doll “Nothing In This …

MidWk Update: AWP Conference 2020

9.18.19 Afternoon all! Got something to pass along to you. The (AWP) Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference 2020 will be held in San Antonio, Texas. Here is some info about the upcoming event, courtesy of AWP. Credit source: AWP 2020 AWP Conference & Bookfair San Antonio, TXHenry B. González Convention CenterMarch 4–7, 2020 Key Dates July 15, 2019: Bookfair sales open August 1, 2019: Accepted events announced August 1, 2019: Bookfair stage sales open August 1, 2019: Small Press Publisher Award submissions open August 1, 2019: Early bird registration opens August 12, 2019: Hotel & Travel information available for registered attendees August 15, 2019: Deadline to confirm #AWP20 events Accepted Organizers: Watch the #AWP20 Accepted Organizer Website Tutorial September 1, 2019: Deadline for additional scheduling and A/V requests September 1, 2019: Deadline for event outline uploads November 1, 2019: Offsite event submissions open February 5, 2020: Deadline for accessibility requests Materials to View/Download Attendee Guide Social Networking Twitter: use #AWP20 Bookfair Facebook Page Instagram: use #AWP20 Conference Queries Registrationregistration@awpwriter.org(240) 696-8273 Conference Eventsevents@awpwriter.org(240) 696-8250 Future Conferences Kansas City, Missouri March 3–6, 2021 | Kansas City Convention Center Philadelphia, …

Shadow Spotlight: Peter Lindbergh

9.16.19 Happy Monday! I’m not able to put into words about this creative artist. Peter Lindbergh was a different breed when it came to photography. He recently passed away earlier this month, leaving a legacy of great works. His photos showed natural beauty. He was not afraid to show the imperfections and flaws that most photographers covered up.  “This should be the responsibility of photographers today to free women, and finally everyone, from the terror of youth and perfection.” All of Lindbergh’s works were in black and white, refusing to work his photos in color which he felt covered the true beauty of the subject. As he explained to in an interview in 2008: “Using black-and-white photography was really important to creating the supermodel. Every time I tried to shoot them in colour because their beauty was close to perfection, it ended up looking like a bad cosmetics advert. With black and white, you can really see who they are. It toned down the commercial interpretation that colour gives. What’s so striking about black and …

Wknd Updates: Cartoon Studies Admission for Fall 2019

9.14.19 One last post for the time being. I was looking to see if there were any workshops coming this month or the next few months and came across this…The Center for Cartoon Studies.  Credit source: The Center for Cartoon Studies ADMISSIONS THE CENTER FOR CARTOON STUDIES (CCS) IS LOOKING FOR WELL-ROUNDED STUDENTS WHO ARE COMMITTED TO CREATING VISUAL NARRATIVES. WE WANT STUDENTS WHO CAN THINK AND WILL WORK HARD. LIMITED DRAWING SKILLS ARE OK IF THEY ARE OFFSET BY A FEARLESS COMMITMENT TO PUTTING IMAGES ON PAPER. CCS WELCOMES COMIC AND NON-COMIC BOOK GEEKS ALIKE. WE LOVE ART, ENGLISH, HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, RELIGION, AND GRAPHIC DESIGN MAJORS, AND THOSE WITH A LIBERAL ARTS BACKGROUND. APPLICATION FORM FOR MFA AND CERTIFICATE APPLY ONLINE NOW! Or, download and complete theCCS Admissions application form (.pdf) APPLICATION CHECKLIST 1) A PORTFOLIO CONSISTING OF: A minimum two-page comic story starring yourself, a snowman, a robot, and a piece of fruit. You may combine characters! Format may be a zine, mini-comic, or plain black and white copies. Non-returnable. Four samples of …

Wknd Updates: New York Fashion Week 2019 Wrap-Up

9.14.12 Good evening everyone…just a wrap-up of New York Fashion Week 2019.        I found these two ladies here who attended this year’s fashion week… Tatiana Ringsby gives us a first look at the front row and backstage of NYFW…lucky her!   One from Aimee Song… Part 2 and 3 you can look on her YouTube Channel Song of Style. Until next year!   Image source: Teen Vogue

MidWeek Updates: New York Fashion Week 2019

9.12.19 One more for the day…Courtesy of New York Fashion Week 2019, which started around last week and will end at the end of this week. Just catching up on fashions…Enjoy!                                   I want to hear the music that was played at the show…😡       This is classy! I love it! 😍💕   There is more. Go to Fashion Feed or the Fashion Channel on YouTube to see more of NYFW 2019! Enjoy your Thursday, be blessed! 😘 Image source: Fashionista

MidWeek Updates: Photography Contests…

9.12.19 Well hello! I meant to get this posted yesterday but suffered a power outage. I’m back with some photography online contests. Three to be exact. From October to December. This is for amateurs, professionals…all photographers. Courtesy of Artshow. Credit source: Artshow.com RAW 2020 – 6th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition The Noyes Museum of Art seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, January 10 – March 29, 2020, at The Noyes Arts Garage in Atlantic City, NJ. Juror’s Choice: $600, Second Place: $350, Third Place: $200, (2) Honorable Mentions: $100. Juror: Lori Waselchuk. Photographers over the age of 18 may apply. Images in any photographic process (analog, digital, mixed media). Images submitted must have been taken within the last 3 years. $30 entry fee. Deadline: October 1, 2019. More info (PDF). Contact: email or call 609-626-3420.     Art Call to Artists and Photographers – 2019 Art-Competition.net announces a call to artists for an online art exhibition. Grant Opportunity: Recipient of the “Christopher E. Burke Fine Art Grant” will receive $300.00. This artist’s creation will become the image of …