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Solarcide - a Writer's Hideout

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Edit - I neatened up this first post so it can work as a general intro. I figure this way I can keep updating here and not have to start any more threads

Hi guys,

Ladies and Gentlemen, together we can kill the sun.

You know you want to.

I have decided it's time to launch SOLARCIDE, my blog, writer's retreat, and online portfolio.

All very much WIP. However one thing for is certain, my mission statement for this place is that it is NOT all about me. I want this to be something that can work in partnership with a lot of the projects I know that you guys are spending a great deal of time on.

So yeah, links. I got a whole section I mean to fill with them. I made a start, some of you guys will find your sites there already.

If you aren't up there and you have a blog/website/resource site/basically anything cool, then let me know and I'll link the hell out of you.

And, (the biggie!!!!!)

I want special guest stories and interviews. I want book reviews. Articles about writing. Anything cool. At the moment, genre is not an issue. Neither (within reason) is length. There's a whole section on there for special guest content. I wasn't kidding when I said this isn't all about me.

Now I understand that I hardly stand to offer a great deal of pull as a host. However it's important to me that this website is launched in the right way. I want it to grow in the right way. I'd love to have some of you onboard. If I get one guest story a month I will be delighted.

To kick things off, Mike Frounfelter has kindly let me use his story Loose Strings for the first guest slot. Mike has been very active in the workshop here since he joined, if you have posted anything there in the last six months or so then there's a good chance this guy was one of your reviewers. I know he's been very helpful with my stuff there. This a cool little story he's given me to use here, I urge you to check it out.

Ok, I'm a leave you guys alone soon. Before I go I made a kind of hit list of things I would love for you guys to help me out with if you can.

1)Please check out the site when you have half an hour spare, I will love you forever. Read Mike's story or one of mine, maybe leave a comment. Subscribe if you are feeling particularly cool!

2) Post your web address below if you have a site you think belongs on my links list.

3) Add a link to the site to your blog/website. I will do more than love you forever, I might actually come start singing at your window.

Ok, 4) gets a little cheeky.

4) Consider whether you maybe you have anything that might make a suitable special guest feature for Solarcide for the future. C'mon together we can be unstoppable! No time limit or specific guidelines. Edgy, dark, fucked up, weird, or even (shock horror) something nice.

So yeah, thats it. Did you make it to the bottom? Love ya if ya did

Peace guys :)