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We Want Free Books to Read — #Lockdownreading

#lockdownreading Atlin Merrick

First, we have two free ebooks for you and then we'll tell you about more! The Day They Met by me, Atlin Merrick with Improbable Press Scar Tissue by Narrelle M Harris at our mother press Clan Destine Now, over on Twitter there's a hash tag, go check it out: #lockdownreading While it doesn't point to just free books it's a resource that may carry you over for right now. That's what we're going to do here over the next couple days, only we want to share what's free out there, so do us all a favour in these trying...

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Start Over… (Writing Prompts)

Atlin Merrick Writing Prompts

What a difference a week or two makes. Sorry there wasn't a writing prompt up last week, as we know, shit got real for a lot of us. That's when Trinity College Dublin shut down, where I'm doing my masters degree, and like you I had Other Things On My Mind. Without further ado here's this week's writing prompt. I'd super duper appreciate a short comment of hello, a bit of companionship as it were, even if they don't feel inspiration brewing for this particular prompt.   Just for Writing Inspiration And a reminder, these are always and ever just...

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Cope and Hope (Also Known as Do Shit)

Atlin Merrick Cope and Hope

This worldwide illness, losing a job, having depression…a million and one things can leave us feeling powerless. I want to share one single thing that helps me in tough times again and again. Though this thing doesn't "solve" my problems usually, it does help me cope in the meantime and if I cope I can hope, you know? When I'm feeling powerless I…do stuff. The thing I do most is write, because writing is my power. I love it, I'm good at it, I can do it anywhere or any time. After my college closed down last Wednesday—three weeks before...

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The Hanging Tree… (Writing Prompts)

Atlin Merrick Writing Prompts

So many wonderful stories for the previous writing prompts! "I watch you while you sleep, watch your scales changing colour as you dream. Are you dreaming of me?"    …and… 'Some things in me will never change. You’re still the venom, and you’re still running through my veins.'    …and… '"It’s…fascinating how the…threat of…losing something…precious, losing you, made everything so…clear to me. I’m…so…sorry, John. Now…please…kiss…me…before I…pass out."'    …and… '"Then open your lungs, my dear fire siren. Your song will lead them to their deaths…"' And much more! Such delicious stories, won't you tell some more? These Writing Prompts Will...

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What's Inspiring Us Right Now: Books, TV, and more

Atlin Merrick

Janet Anderton (Artist) I’ve really enjoyed watching Shrill, based on the the book by Lindy West.The main character, played brilliantly by Aidy Bryant, is making major life changes, her career, her love life, her relationship with her friends, and wonder of wonders, she’s doing all this in an unapologetically fat body. It’s a wonder to behold. Jamie Ashbird (Writer) I really enjoyed Sex Education on Netflix recently.It’s wonderfully cartoony, and yet not. It’s sweet, and full of heart. Funny and sincere. I watched it and spent a lot of time thinking, “this would have been such an amazing show to...

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