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Project Q Continues

My daily time with words varies during the week. This week I had to double post because the hour grew too late for me to post the work on Figment and  Wattpad, which is to be expected on busy school days. Lately the urge to forgo punctuation or at least play with standards and expectations of punctuations are common, often throwing capitalization and lately, commas, out the proverbial window.

Marshpunk is the newest trend, as a narrative touchstone, or setting helps me get into the groove after teaching, coaching, and then working with my own children before writing. Black Narrows, a marsh city of shacks and black market traders. Throw some wild engineers in the mix, the ever present watermen, and the Narrows boils with seediness. Deadwood on the marsh perhaps.

As far as writing on an ipad is concerned, unless you work with google drive’s/tumblr/html editor, there is no great word processor. Google drive, however, dependent on the internet connectivity speed, is a hassle when M is watching her shows on Netflix and Thor is watching his youtube video game channels. I still haven’t mastered copying and pasting large chunks of text from drive to figment or wattpad, and find that a computer is faster for transferring the poem to the publishing outlets. And forget about adding your own cover from an ipad. For that, which is what so many people love about Figment and Wattpad--the design of their cover, you’ll need a computer.

Wattpad is by far the fastest way to publish. Figment requires the poster to deposit information across four pages (content, details, cover, page type), where Wattpad requires two (content and info, cover).

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