I embarked on a new path of writing. I've given up fiction and taken on the task of non-fiction, essays to be specific. I need someone to review this first one. ( item #2214001). Whoever will take this on can be as brutal as he or she likes.
schnujo suggested I share what I shared with him/her (which one is it?) here on the Community Newsfeed.
HippoCampus (https://www.hippocampusmagazine.com/) is a magazine that will accept pieces previously published on a personal blog. This online magazine is for nonfiction. I haven't seen any fiction there.
I've been avoiding Writing.Com for the past 2 weeks. Even before that, I wasn't interacting when I was here. I just haven't had much to say. My muse had gone off to places unknown and left me feeling forlorn. I'm hoping the new year will bring my muse back.
I changed my icon for Writing.Com. The one I was using was one I found at an image site several years ago. Although I had permission to use it, somewhere along the way I lost the information on the artist. Without having the proof of right to use it, I felt uncomfortable with it representing me online. This one I uploads a few days ago also comes from an image site but it clearly states at the site that all images are free to use.
Stealing an item of any sort is a crime, of course. As writers, we use copyright laws to protect us as do other artists.
Have you ever used an image that you really didn't have the approval to use?
Hackers are everywhere these days. I'd say I hate all of them but, truthfully, some are needed in this technical life of ours. Nevertheless, the ones who don't have licit jobs where they use this skill should, in my opinion, have their fingers cut off.
Anyway, I'm sorry Writing.Com was compromised.
Albeit, I hadn't changed my password here in ages. In fact, I was using the original one I started with. It was way past time for me to change it. How about you?
I got one of those emails from Writing.Com informing me I haven't graced the Writing.Com website for a week. I usually know this already when this happens but this time I hadn't really thought about it. My mind has been fixated on something I've neglected for far too long. I've been working on the 1st rewrite of the 1st WiP I started 5 years ago. The 1st draft had been buried in a virtual drawer for 4 years. I finally brought it out of hiding and have been working on it every day.
I know I'll lose this paid membership at some point because I got it as a gift. Couldn't afford it otherwise. I've been trying to make the best of it by being here more often going through the newsfeed, reading newsletters, and reading other people's works of labor. But I'm on a roll with this rewrite and I don't want to lose my momentum.