We will be fully-functioning and back to publishing/posting some excellent literature in March.
We will also be welcoming a new assistant editor. So keep a lookout!
Our current assistant editor has suffered some dire health issues and sadly will be leaving Pink.Girl.Ink. until further notice.
Royalties should also be delivered in January (paid in full up to November as Amazon seems to have a 60 day hold policy).
Please accept sincere apologies on behalf of all who work to make Pink.Girl.Ink. possible. Hopefully with new individuals on board who are willing to take appropriate responsibility for their work tasks, this will be our LAST long hiatus.
Please watch for us in March 2017.
Gratitude, as always, to our readers and contributors!
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
You might ponder that in order to write, or focus, one should not listen to music, watch tv, etc. And while I agree with the whole TV and ridding yourself of distractions, I first began writing while listening to music (and this was years ago, mind you).
Music stimulates creativity in the same way that reading poetry or prose by your favorite author might trigger a new idea or aid you in drawing abstract parallels you might not have otherwise made connections with.
Personally, music allows me to totally inhabit whatever mood I'm either feeling, or trying to portray through words. And just as piece of writing (particularly poetry or prose from another) might inspire you, so can the words and the sounds of music.
Here are a handful of my favorite songs I write to, depending on the subject matter I'm trying to explore. Musical lyrics have really been a mainstay in my writing since the beginning. They always allow me to inhabit another plane of thought, especially when I'm suffering from writers block or lack of inspiration. Oftentimes I've written of characters in songs, or written poetic stories about what I think might have happened in a song, or the events that may have inspired a song.
If you've never written to music, I suggest you give it a try. It might be just what you need in order to write your next piece of meaningful verse. You can try some of the songs below, or go ahead and create your own 'writer's playlist.'
My Writer's Playlist
1. “The Trapeze Swinger” by Iron and Wine
2. “32 Flavors” by Ani DiFranco
3. “Yellow” by Coldplay
4. “Come Undone” by Duran Duran
5. “Heartbeats” by The Knife
6. “Don’t Confess” by Tegan and Sara
7. “There is a Light That Never Goes Out” by The Smiths
8. “Holocene” by Bon Iver
9. “Sex Tourists” by French Kicks
10. “1979” by Smashing Pumpkins
11. “Sleepyhead” by Passion Pit
12. “Kids” by MGMT
13. “Return to Innocence” by Enigma
14. “Hello Seattle” by Owl City
15. “Paradise” by Wild Nothing
16. “Hear Me Out” by Frou Frou
17. “Take Me Out” by Franz Ferdinand
18. “Heart Songs” by Weezer
19. “Sleeping In” by The Postal Service
20. “Daylight” Matt and Kim
21. “Counting Blue Cars” by Dishwalla
22. “Starlight” by Muse23. “Cigarettes” by Sick of Sarah
24. "Set Fire to the Third Bar" by Snow Patrol
25. "Kiss the Rain" by Billie Myers
Monday, February 8, 2016
if there's a spread
of this disease
don't look at me as your
kind night nurse
don't expect me
to be the buxom bride
of deathbed care
for your limited whim
I'm the skin
of a lady just so deep
then I become like
and want to claw
for something more
as I approach forty
I realize the irony
that we know so little
about the middle ages
and I understand
the need for swords
and tales of dragons
Tempest Brew is someone. She likes coffee, wine, and books.