creativity

Evolving ‘Cosplay 24’ Campaign Suggests Optimistic Outlook for Backers

“Since Cosplay 24‘s Kickstarter beginning,” said Chase Lawrence in a Facebook update last week, “many supporters have expressed active interest in accomplishing this dream more effectively and efficiently.” In the update, Lawrence, the driving force behind Affliction Cosplay Photography‘s Cosplay 24 project, discussed recent changes to the campaign and highlighted the importance of feedback from campaign backers.

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Check Out the Kickstarter Making Waves in the Cosplay Community

“Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”
– E. E. Cummings

2015 is officially here and Chase Lawrence of Affliction Cosplay Photography has kicked off the new year with a bang! A professional photographer, Lawrence is winning over backers with a proposal that will turn the spotlight on an outstanding group of cosplayers in his latest project, Cosplay 24.

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Turn That Growing Gap on Your Resume Into an Employment Plus

Employment gaps sometimes raise red flags for prospective employers. By leveraging their ingenuity, creative job seekers can use employment gaps to their advantage.

Despite historic low rates of unemployment, the job market can still pose major challenges to new college graduates and those who lost their jobs to the wave of downsizing following the Great Recession. For these job seekers, the widening employment gap on their resumes might seem fatal to their employment prospects.

With some ingenuity and elbow-grease, however, spending time outside of the traditional workforce can become a positive to potential employers.

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Get Featured on Roggen Wulf!

Are you a writer or an artist looking for an independent venue where you can show off your work to the world?

As of today, we are officially opening our site to featured artists and writers. We would like to welcome the diverse members of our community to contribute their thoughts, vision, and sound to our library!

If you are interested in having your work featured on our site, please get in touch with us! You contact me any time at roggen.wulf@gmail.com, or message me on Facebook or Twitter!

The Perks

It’s easy and hassle-free! Creating, maintaining, and promoting your own site is a time-consuming and often messy process, and it can take weeks or even months of intense work to see results. Our site gives you the advantage of an established, maintenance-free platform for your work.

We promote your work! We help you tap into our readers through our social media networks by promoting you on Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, and more.

We will help you perfect your work! My editor and I will work with you personally to help you make your work the best that it can be. My editor is an awesome guy, and you’ll really enjoy working with him.

You keep the rights to your work! You put so much time and effort into it, why should your work belong to someone else?

What We Are Looking For

We are calling for material from all disciplines, genres, and mediums. Creators from fields such as film, literature, music, art, and many others are invited to share their work here. We welcome fiction, nonfiction, reviews, op-eds, social analysis, writing tips, interviews, poetry, advice and much more.

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Writing Prompt: Let’s Hear It For Elozable!

Words are funny things. They are alive in a way, and when they die their remains become fossilized in old books, ancient texts, and the preserved speeches of people who have, themselves, long since passed on. Unlike other living things, however, words can be resurrected from death and obscurity to be written and spoken anew. In this month’s writing prompt, we will be revivifying one such word—a word that is amenable to our flattery, one that speaks to the harmless avidulousness in each of us.

So what is this word that is so well-disposed to adulation? Let’s find out!

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Weekly Writing Prompt: Newsworthy

Fifty years from this moment, the world that you live in and the events that transpire around you will be the stuff of history textbooks, biographies, and even fiction. Why wait fifty years to start reading up on it? You will have a lot of catching up to do, and by then the action will have passed you by.

Falling behind the times is especially detrimental to writers and artists, whose success or failure is inextricably entangled with the personalities, cultures, and events of the times in which they live and work.

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Announcement: Introducing Our Featured Author Program

My editor and I are thrilled to announce that we are officially opening our featured author program.

We recently had the very great privilege to feature “The Spoon” by an amazing young writer named Colt Bayless. I am so thankful that we had the opportunity to work with Colt. He is a remarkable author and a superb person, and I hope we get to feature more of his work very soon.

Both my editor and I enjoyed working with Colt so much that we want to expand our opportunities to feature the work of more artists. I would love to see this site become a venue for all sorts of writers, artists, and creators.

If you are interested in having your work featured on our site, please feel free to get in touch with us! You are welcome to contact me any time at roggen.wulf@gmail.com, or message me on Facebook or Twitter!

What We Are Looking For

We are calling for material from all disciplines, genres, and mediums. Creators from fields such as film, literature, music, art, and many others are invited to share their work here. We welcome fiction, nonfiction, reviews, op-eds, social analysis, writing tips, interviews, poetry, advice and much more.

That said, it is very important to us that we maintain the tone and integrity of this creative space. On our site, we focus on work that builds community, breaks boundaries, and fosters a sense of social responsibility. Our content is geared primarily toward millennials and other young adults, and we ask that all submissions be acceptable for general audiences.

The Perks

It’s easy and hassle-free! Creating, maintaining, and promoting your own site is a time-consuming and often messy process, and it can take weeks or even months of intense work to see results. Our site gives you the advantage of an established, maintenance-free platform for your work.

We promote your work! We help you tap into our readers through our social media networks by promoting you on Facebook, Twitter, and more.

We will help you perfect your work! My editor and I will work with you personally to help you make your work the best that it can be. My editor is an awesome guy, and you’ll really enjoy working with him.

You keep the rights to your work! You put so much time and effort into it, why should your work belong to someone else?

How To Get Featured & What We Need From You

We know that your work is a labour of love—emphasis on labour! So we have made sure that getting your work featured on our site is the simple, easy part of the creative process.

To get started:

1) All you need to do is email me at roggen.wulf@gmail.com, or contact me on Twitter or Facebook.

2) Don’t submit your work in your message or email. Just tell us a little bit about your work and let us know that you would like to see it featured.

3) Next, tell us about yourself. We do not require your resume or CV, but would certainly welcome it if you have it available. If you have a website or blog of your own, or if you have posted other work online before, we would also appreciate a chance to look it over. If you are on Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media sites, please give us a link to your profiles, as well.

4) We are looking for both completed works and ideas for work that you would like to contribute. If you have a sample of your completed work, please attach it. If not, tell us a bit about the concept behind the material you would like to see featured on our site.

5) Tell us about two of the articles, posts, short stories, webseries, or other content on our site that you particularly enjoyed and why they stood out to you.

6) Tell us the title of the last book you read and what you thought of it.

7) Tell us a bit about why you and your work are a good fit for our community.

8) Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter. Unless you do not have either, we will disregard your submission if you do not do at least one of the two. If you use neither Facebook nor Twitter, please let us know that.

9) You’re almost done! Before you hit send, look over our policies, including our SMRP, our House Rules, and our Terms and Conditions. By submitting your work, you are agreeing to abide by our policies. They are kind of dull and dry, though—sorry about that.

10) Look back over your message to make sure you haven’t forgotten any steps, then hit send!

Once we have received your request to have your work featured, my editor and I will look it over and get back to you as soon as possible. If we feel like your submission is a good fit for our community, we will walk you through the process of getting your work ready to take its place in our library!

 


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Weekly Writing Prompt: A Question of Master and Servant

In the summer of 1921, two armies converged in the rolling, green mountains of Logan County, West Virginia. There they fought a war that is little known today, even though it was the second largest civil conflict in American history.

For Labor Day, we invite our readers to take a closer look at this largely forgotten war and what it means for workers in modern day America.

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Weekly Writing Prompt: The Rheic

Haujuapan de Leon is known in Mixtec as Ñuu dee, which means the “Place of Brave People.” The valley in which Haujuapan sits was settled by humans more two thousand years ago, beginning with the Ñuu Yate, the “Ancient Ones,” as early as 400 BCE. Today, this city in southern Mexico is home to about fifty thousand people.

Something was found hidden in the mountains not far from Haujaupan de Leon that is forcing us to reconsider some ideas that many thought were set in stone. So what was was uncovered near Ñuu dee and what does it have to do with this week’s prompt?

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Weekly Writing Prompt: A Show of Fear

Have you ever been told to “Show, don’t tell” in your writing? It is a piece of advice that hangs around everywhere that writers can be found. In fact, it seems to have become an unquestioned rule. But why is it important? Does it actually mean anything? The answer, it turns out, is in your imagination.

Your mission in this week’s prompt is to give your readers a scare with a good show of fear! Remember, there is a balance to be struck. Let’s see if you can walk this terrifying tight-rope and describe strategically.

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