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    #ZineWriMo Day 30: ZineWriMo Wrap Up

    Happy Friday, zine friends! And happy last day of ZineWriMo! Wowza. We made it. There were a few hiccups on the way, but here we are.

    ZineWriMo Wrap Up: Write/post about your ZineWriMo month

    I decided to make a video for my ‘wrap up’ just because I thought it would be something different and fun. It’s longer than I thought it would be and a bit ramble-y, but I flip through the mini-zines I’ve made this month (except for the zine zine because I didn’t have it with me at the time), the other zines I’ve made, and I also go through the list of goals I made at the beginning of the month.

    If that sounds interesting to you, here we go…

    If you don’t want to watch the video or want the TL;DR, I didn’t meet all my goals, but I had a lot of fun. I ended up really liking some of the mini-zines I made to the level that I will be putting them in my shop. I did put some ‘shoot for the moon’ type goals that I didn’t reach, but I’m grateful for the motivation that just the possibility of achieving them provided.

    Thank you to everyone who participated no matter how you participated. I hope you had fun despite the stresses of your November. I’m wishing you all the best and hope you’ll stop by the other participants.

    Until next ZineWriMo!

    Check out the full list of daily prompts here.

    Participants:

    *Echo Publishing
    *Riot Grrl
    *Ulterior Zines
    *Olga Writes Things
    *Zines and Things
    *Maybe Magick Zines

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    #ZineWriMo Day 29: Set Your Zines Free

    The finish line is in sight, zine friends! Today we have a sharing is caring flavour of prompt…

    Release your zines directly or leave them to be found

    I went for the slightly indirect direct route. Haha. I gave a friend of mine a copy of my horror short fic zine ‘Don’t Look Back’, but I sent it with Wanderer because he’d be seeing her while I wouldn’t. I’ve had the pleasure of introducing this friend to zines, so I like giving her surprise zines.

    Did you set your zines free? I’d love to hear how and where you did. 🙂 Let me know in the comments.

    Check out the full list of daily prompts here.

    Participants:

    *Echo Publishing
    *Riot Grrl
    *Ulterior Zines
    *Olga Writes Things
    *Zines and Things
    *Maybe Magick Zines

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    #ZineWriMo Day 28: WIP Wednesday

    Hello, good evening, good morning, and everything in between! It’s our last Work in Progress Wednesday of the month, and I am so excited about what I have been working on today…

    Work on your work in progress

    What’s all this? Well this is a screen shot of the editing software I use for making videos. Nope, I’m not making a Happy Mail Monday video early. I’m working on the next episode of The Zine Collector podcast!

    Woo! It has definitely been a while (and might be a while again to be honest). I’m so excited because five awesome zinemakers are joining me in this episode of The Zine Collector! Haha. Lots of exclamations in this post.

    I will be back here very soon with episode 20. I hope you’ve had a wonderful day!

    Check out the full list of daily prompts here.

    Participants:

    *Echo Publishing
    *Riot Grrl
    *Ulterior Zines
    *Olga Writes Things
    *Zines and Things
    *Maybe Magick Zines

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    #ZineWriMo Day 27: Zinemaker On The Go

    Hell, and beautiful day to you, zine friends. I hope the day has been treating you well and that the beginning of your week has been kind.

    Create on the Go: Make a zinemaker travel kit

    It’s only today that I realised that the prompt could be taken a couple ways. Either a travel kit for yourself or a kit for someone else. Alas, I’d already taken the pictures of my little travel kit, so I went with that.

    I got this lovely pen/cil case a couple years ago, and I’m not sure if you can still get it. It’s not available on JetPens anymore, at least.

    I love that this case has a handle. It feels like a miniature briefcase and has ample different sorts of storage as well.

    The front section has nice pen pockets for bigger pens, an elastic band that I like to keep paperclips on, a small pocket that perfectly fits mini-zines…

     

    …and a little pocket that I use for washi.

    The back section has a zippered pouch I use for the pens and pencils I don’t use very often and a flap type of holder that’s great for tools. I only have my small ruler in there now, but it’s also good for scissors and other sorts.

    Underneath that is a deep section for other bits and bobs. I keep my most often used bits and bobs in there. I like to leave it open and then I can just take things out as I need them when I’m working on something. (I take it with me around the house, too. Hehe.)

    (The yellow thing is a bunch of small sticky flags, and the blue thing is an eraser – just in case you were curious.)

    So there you have it! I don’t actually get out much, haha, but I still love this pencil case. Especially the mini-zine-sized pocket. And that’s it for me today. I’ll be back tomorrow!

    Check out the full list of daily prompts here.

    Participants:

    *Echo Publishing
    *Riot Grrl
    *Ulterior Zines
    *Olga Writes Things
    *Zines and Things
    *Maybe Magick Zines

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    #ZineWriMo Day 25: Zine Friends & Day 26: Zine Zines!

    Hello! It’s the start of a new week and, once again, I’m behind a day. Haha. I can’t feel too bad at the tail end of the month, though.

    Because I have a Happy Mail Monday video to come and don’t want to overload email subscribers’ inboxes, I’ve decided to combine yesterday and today. I’ve also decided to combine them because…

    Sharing is Caring: Make zines with friends

    …I didn’t really accomplish this. I don’t really have any friends (to the degree they’d be able to hang out rather last minute) around town just yet. I did think about doing an online hangout in one form or another, but Wanderer didn’t feel well quite suddenly, so I ended up spending the afternoon keeping an eye on him.

    However, I did get to today’s prompt.

    Make a Zine: Make a zine about zines!

    I intended this zine to be about how to make a mini-zine. How to fold one and that sort of thing. What it ended up being is… a sort of general ramble from me about mini-zines. Bits and bobs about minding your margins, how design is up to you, and that sort.

    You can check out a full video flip-through on my Instagram if you’re not clear what I’m on about. I’m still not clear. Haha.

    That being said, I love checking out zines about zines, so if you had the chance to make one today, please let me know!

    Check out the full list of daily prompts here.

    Participants:

    *Echo Publishing
    *Riot Grrl
    *Ulterior Zines
    *Olga Writes Things
    *Zines and Things
    *Maybe Magick Zines

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    #ZineWriMo Day 24: Zine Wiki Day

    Aaaaaand hello again! I am back once more with the prompt for today…

    Make a profile at ZineWiki.com or make sure your profile is up to date

     

    This is absolutely a nod to the same prompt that appears in the International Zine Month list because I feel the Zine Wiki is a great resource that more people need to know about. While not all the information is up to date, that’s pretty much part and parcel of the zineverse anyway. It can still be a great way to find out more about various zines and zinemakers.

    In fact, sometimes the Zine Wiki page is the only easily found page for some zines and zinemakers. (Says she who tries to include at least one link with every zine review.)

    This is my page, if you’d like to see an example without needing to leave this post. Haha. Building a page on the wiki system is pretty easy once you get used to it, but if you have any trouble, you can feel free to let me know. I’ll do my best to get things sorted for you. 🙂

    If you have a wiki page, let me know in the comments so I can check it out.

    Check out the full list of daily prompts here.

    Participants:

    *Echo Publishing
    *Riot Grrl
    *Ulterior Zines
    *Olga Writes Things
    *Zines and Things
    *Maybe Magick Zines

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    Catching Up: #ZineWriMo Day 23: Celebrate Friends

    Hello and happy weekend, zine friends. I’m catching up on the prompt I missed yesterday…

    Make a Zine: Celebrate an awesome person in your life by making a mini-zine about them

    You can see a video flip through of the zine on my Instagram.

    I originally planned to make a heap of these because I know so many amazing, wonderful people – and I plan to in the future! – but I knew if I only had the time to make one today, I’d be making one for this lady. We’ve known each other for over a decade, and she’s just plain amazing.

    As I mentioned yesterday, this is an idea I got from Kari Tervo. We’re friends on Facebook (I’m Jaime Nyx there, by the way, if you care to be FB friends), and I saw a while back that she had made a very cool zine for Miss Muffcake about how Miss Muffcake is a really cool person. How fun is that! Talk about spreading the sunshine and making someone’s day brighter.

    Did you get the chance to make a zine for an awesome person in your life? Let me know it the comments!

    Check out the full list of daily prompts here.

    Participants:

    *Echo Publishing
    *Riot Grrl
    *Ulterior Zines
    *Olga Writes Things
    *Zines and Things
    *Maybe Magick Zines

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    #ZineWriMo Day 23: Celebrate Friends

    22 days, my zine friends! 22 days! I made it that long before missing a day of ZineWriMo. I’ve been looking forward to today’s prompt, too, but the day just got away from me as it so often does.

    Make a Zine: Celebrate an awesome person in your life by making a mini-zine about them

    This is an idea I got from Kari Tervo. We’re friends on Facebook (I’m Jaime Nyx there, by the way, if you care to be FB friends), and I saw a while back that she had made a very cool zine for Miss Muffcake about how Miss Muffcake is a really cool person. How fun is that! Talk about spreading the sunshine and making someone’s day brighter.

    I will definitely be catching up on this prompt… just not tonight. *melts into a puddle*

    Did you get the chance to make a zine for an awesome person in your life? Let me know it the comments!

    Check out the full list of daily prompts here.

    Participants:

    *Echo Publishing
    *Riot Grrl
    *Ulterior Zines
    *Olga Writes Things
    *Zines and Things
    *Maybe Magick Zines

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    #ZineWriMo Day 22: Zine Teacher

    Hello, hello, zine friends. And a happy Turkey Day to American friends who celebrate the day. What do we have on the agenda today…

    Teach someone about zines

    I’m going to be a bit cheeky for this one today, I’m afraid. I don’t really have anyone to teach about zines today as I’ve already poked and prodded nearly everyone I know about zines already. Hahaha. I do also like to think of Sea Green Zines as a place with more than a few zine resources for anyone learning.

    However, I will say that if there’s anything you would like to see me cover that is zine-related, please don’t feel shy about letting me know. I’m happy for suggestions and, if there’s something I’m not familiar with, then I’ll do my best to find someone who is more knowledgeable.

    With that, I wish you the best for your day. Don’t forget to let me know what’s happening for your ZineWriMo and to visit the other participants on the participants list below.

    Check out the full list of daily prompts here.

    Participants:

    *Echo Publishing
    *Riot Grrl
    *Ulterior Zines
    *Olga Writes Things
    *Zines and Things
    *Maybe Magick Zines

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    #ZineWriMo Day 21: WIP Wednesday

    Hello, zine friends! Anyone else get out of bed still sleepy this morning? I had a think about sleeping in, but my poor dog Zenna was panting at the bedroom door (something she does when she needs a cuddle as well as when she’s just warm), so out of bed I sprang. Haha. I’ve been yawning all day. However, I did get things done.

    Work on your work in progress

    My work in progress this week wasn’t specifically on zines, but it was zine related. I had a huge stack of mail (as featured in my Happy Mail Monday video) to get all organised and ready to go, and that’s what I’ve been working on today.

    I don’t have a picture for you, as I’ve been packing away things in my mail tote as they were ready to send, and I’d rather not get it all out. Haha. I’m that level of tired. I’m pretty happy, though, because a lot of people will be getting happy mail soon (crossing fingers before Christmas!).

    What did you get up to today? Let me know in the comments with a comment or a link to your ZineWriMo post.

    Check out the full list of daily prompts here.

    Participants:

    *Echo Publishing
    *Riot Grrl
    *Ulterior Zines
    *Olga Writes Things
    *Zines and Things
    *Maybe Magick Zines

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