Monday, May 27, 2013

I've moved!

I will no longer be posting on azia said what?  But you can find me here:

Monday, May 6, 2013

AWESOME Links+ Catching Fire Teaser

Hope some of these links provide some valuable information/entertainment!

-This is a super cool "Call for Submissions" Photgraphy + Writing Opportunity!

-Blog Dot Squalorly writer Garrett Dennert wrote "What the Writer May Hear"

-Advice from Ksenia Anske- Make Agents Come to You, Not the Other Way Around

-The teaser trailer for Catching Fire is quite the two minute treat:

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

IWSG : Genre Commitment

You guys, I'm not even kidding-- you have no idea how happy I am that A to Z is over.  Yes, it was super fun to meet new bloggers and to see what awesome and creative things people came up with to blog about... but I really, really missed my favorite blogger's normal content.  I'm very excited to get back to our regular blogging schedules.

It's the first Wednesday of the month (holy hell, it's May already!  Speaking of May-- it was almost 80 degrees here in New Ulm yesterday, and now... well it's snowing.  Awesome.)  And, since it's the first Wednesday of the month-- that means it's time for Alex J. Cavanaugh's Insecure Writer's Support Group!


Hi.  My name is Azia and I have a problem.  

I have writer's commitment issues.

I cannot nail a genre!  People will find out I'm a writer and, naturally ask what I write.  

I'm all like, "Hey, this novel is YA and this other one is NA and this one is just a contemporary romance-kind of like depressing Chick Lit, and hey let's work on a poetry chapbook and I have a collection of essays, so yeah I don't know really know what I write." *insert insecure giggle here.*

Why can't I commit to a genre?  Is it bad that I haven't?  How did you guys know what to write?  

this seemed like an appropriate picture to represent my emotion

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A to Z : Z Poem - Raj Arumugam

It is the last day of the A to Z Challenge!  Thanks for sticking by me through my poetry adventures!  Tomorrow we go back to our regularly scheduled program-- and it is the day when all of us writer's ban together and reveal our innermost fears- The Insecure Writers Support Group!

Z Poem 
Written by Raj Arumugam
Z is useless
Like an appendix
It's not like English'd collapse
if you threw Z to the dogs
(you couldn't call it a sacrifice):
we'd still communicate
we'd still fornicate

it's like if your doctor cut
your appendix and threw it out
you'd still eat and shit

so, useless Z -
like many parts in the human enterprise
like your religion, your ideology, your prejudices:
it's there,
in the human system
but each a Z;
part of a strange assembly

Monday, April 29, 2013

A to Z : Yellow painted toe nails - Azia Archer

There are only 2 Days left of the A to Z Challenge.  Today I'm going to share a poem that I wrote last year, as it appeared in Haunted Waters Press.

Yellow painted toe nails
Written by Azia Archer

Yellow painted toe nails do not sit well on a canvas of pale feet.  The creamy white skin bleeding into the polish so that an unnatural fungal appearance prevails–reminding the owner that their feet are no longer where they once were; tanned, the shiny polished nails tucked into the sand innocently peaking out into the sunlight–giggling and well used.  The way a pair of feet should be.  Not now.  Now they’re cold, cracking, haphazardly folded into wool socks, sweating in loafers all day– tapping along side a desk.