I asked Monica, the writer half of this artist/writer team, to share the vision for their blog and to provide submission guidelines for Inkwell Alley’s “Feature Fridays.”
Here’s Monica in her own words:
INKWELL ALLEY is a place where artists, writers and crafters can not only find repose and hobnob with other creatives, but also have a chance to showcase their passions and talents.
Our niche community is based on the premise “it’s not who you are, it’s who you can become.” As artists, we all have dreams—big and small—and it’s a challenging journey, one that cannot be tackled alone. Whether you’ve received rejection
from a publisher or whether your artwork received a curled lip from an esteemed watercolor painter, you and your work will have a chance at the limelight, a chance to inspire others, on Inkwell Alley.
FEATURE FRIDAY is an opportunity for followers of Inkwell Alley to introduce their talents, hobbies and passions, and share five fun, interesting and quirky characteristics about themselves that might even be unknown to their friends.
Your submission package should include a photo or illustration of yourself or something that you think is representative of your character; a brief bio, and five of those fun factoids, which can be elaborated upon for a paragraph or so (e.g., if you can’t stand prunes, explain why and maybe even offer a quick, couple-sentenced memory about a bad encounter with a prune).
I recently had the pleasure of writing for IA’s Feature Friday and it was heaps of fun. I encourage you to visit today, become a Follower, explore the juicy content, and consider writing about yourself for their blog.
I’ve noticed that many writers subconsciously react to these types of opportunities with a false assumption:
That must be for other writers. I’m not published / not good enough / not famous enough to write for this.
If that sounds similar to one of your own mental brush-offs, I’d like to leave you with this quote from Woody Allen:
“Eighty percent of success is showing up.”