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On Procrastination

The very first concept plan for The Paperbook Collective, circa June 2013 It feels surreal to be finally putting together the contents page for Issue Eight of The Paperbook Collective, but that is what I am doing this morning. This issue has sat in pieces for so long that it became the elephant in the computer – that one massive project that I have consistently avoided over the past six months. But now that I have dived into it again it is coming together as though not a moment has passed. I’m sure there is some lesson on procrastination in there but I will studiously avoid that for now. There are some incredible pieces of work in Issue Eight. I was distracted for hours last night reading through them all, caught up in each one as I scrolled through the pages. And each piece is so vastly different, which is exactly what I was aiming for when I begun this crazy project 15 long months ago. So much has changed in my life in that …

Snippets and Stuff.

48 hours until the September Issue of The Paperbook Collective goes live! To get you excited, I thought I would give you a little reminder of the incredible work that was featured in issue one. *** We saw some priceless photography: Andrew Hardacre – All Downhill From Here Leya – Leya Little Dogs Laughed – Little Dogs Laughed *** And some perfect poetry: John Arthur Robinson – The Daily Gaff Khaula Nazir – Khaula Nazir Chaudhry Kira Woodsbury – My Pen, My Sword *** Some fantastic flash fiction: Anne Longmire – Anne Longmire Princess del Oso – Perceptive Pot Clueless Kettle *** A beautiful book quote: Bhuwan Chand – Whatever It’s Worth *** And some amazing artwork:    Tempest – Art of Darkness *** This is barely scratching the surface of the incredible stuff that is all wrapped up in issue one. If you happened to miss it, or you have a spare hour and need something incredibly interesting to flick through, here you go ~ PDF: The Paperbook Collective_Issue One2013 ISSUU: The Paperbook Collective Issue One2013 *** …

August, I hardly knew you…

Excuse me, what happened to August? Did it actually happen or did I dream it? It feels like yesterday I was sitting in this exact spot with my heart pounding and sweaty palms, getting ready to click ‘publish’ on the first ever issue of The Paperbook Collective. Everything that has happened from that moment to this has been one exciting blur. And here I am again, slowly putting together issue two and praying desperately that it will live up to the hype! Only six days to go until issue two of The Paperbook Collective is released! The submissions for this issue are fantastic, I am very excited to begin editing it and putting it all together. Most conveniently, I am doing a unit at university this semester called Writing, Editing and Publishing, so hopefully I will pick up some great tips and tricks of the trade. Thanks again to every single person who has contributed, liked, shared, commented or read issue one of The Paperbook Collective, your ongoing support is hugely appreciated. I am currently …

An Artist’s Collective.

Quite a few people have asked me what they should submit to The Paperbook Collective. So, rather than tackle the mountain of work I needed to do today, I decided to draw a diagram instead. Because let’s face it, drawing is always more fun than working. I’m hoping that this simplifies it all a bit, and is relatively easy to follow. As far as I can tell it contains all the basic information you need to decide if something is right to submit. Only one week left until submissions close for issue two of the magazine! For more information head up to the page above titled The Paperbook Collective. It has all the information you need to submit your work to the magazine. Friday Photo Challenge! Don’t forget about the Friday Photo Challenge guys! I have had some fantastic entries but as always, I want more. I’m quite greedy like that. All you need to do is take a photo of your computer with The Paperbook Collective open on the screen. Include in the photo the …

I Love Mondays.

That’s just weird isn’t it? No one loves Mondays. I mean, firstly, they follow the greatest day of the week. Not only do they follow it, but they do their best to ruin it, too. Sunday’s are just incredible. They encourage laying in bed until 10am, drinking endless cups of tea while indulging in a good book. Exercise that you were meant to do in the morning just feels better at mid day, or even better in the early afternoon. Or even better, not at all. And drinking. Drinking on Sundays is so much better than every other day of the week, it’s more indulgent, more decadent, more FUN somehow. You can start at midday and no one minds. You can while away the hours laying in the sun swilling cider, or rugged up in a small bar somewhere sipping endless glasses of scotch or red wine or some other appropriately warming beverage. You always eat better on Sundays; café breakfasts followed by pub lunches and cheese and crackers in the afternoon. It’s truly the …

Friday Challenge ~ I NEED YOU!!

Hey everyone, One of the fabulous contributors to issue one of The Paperbook Collective has just given me a fabulous idea. You do that sometimes. Ok, a lot of the time. She emailed me the most incredible picture of The Paperbook Collective open on her computer screen. But it wasn’t just that, the picture also featured her awesome desk, the music she was listening to and her drink of choice. I was blown away. It is so amazing to think about this magazine being read around the world, but then I thought, wouldn’t it be even better if you could actually SEE it being read around the world? So this is where you come in guys. Email me a picture of your computer with The Paperbook Collective open on the screen. Send it through to: jayde.ashe@hotmail.com Here are the links to make it easier: PDF The Paperbook Collective_Issue One2013 Online The Paperbook Collective_IssueOne2013 Include (if you can) the music you are listening to and your drink of choice. It doesn’t have to be alcoholic, if …

Write Drunk. Edit Sober.

Hello all, I hope wherever you are the sun is shining, because it’s been raining all week here! Don’t get me wrong, I love a bit of rain, but not when it’s leaking through the roof and we’ve run out of firewood. An executive decision was made to tough it out for the rest of winter…needless to say I’ve been spending a lot of time in bed. Just a quick post today to keep you motivated to submit for issue two of The Paperbook Collective. I have had some fabulous entries already, but as always, I’m looking for more. Email your work through to me at: jayde.ashe@hotmail.com For those of you who are new to this blog, and to The Paperbook Collective, check out the page at the top of the blog for all the info you will need. There is plenty of space for more book reviews, poetry, flash fiction, short stories, photography, artwork and creative non-fiction. Jot down a haiku. Send it through. Jot down 100 words. Send it through. Take a photo. …

The Paperbook Collective ~ Issue One 2013

Here it is! It’s here at last! I’m not going to lie, guys, the past few hours have been out of this world. I have never felt so much adrenaline and panic coursing through my veins in my life. There was much cursing, a lot of praying and moments of downright madness. I kept wanting to rush to the kitchen for a drink but THERE WASN’T TIME!!! So, I do apologise that this is arriving 26 minutes after 5 pm, but I actually had to reorganise the magazine after I uploaded it, as the pages were not in the correct order. But, with no further ado, I give you The Paperbook Collective.  Want to know about the name? Read the magazine to find out more!! Here is the PDF version for your perusal: The Paperbook Collective_Issue One2013 And of course, the online version published through ISSUU: The Paperbook Collective_Issue One 2013 Please let me know if either of these links are not working, I am brand new to this so I am working on a …

Pass It On.

Well…just over 24 hours to go. Holy heck. I am so excited and nervous that I am certain I won’t sleep tonight, although that might be a good thing in terms of performing the final touches. Everything is coming together very nicely I think, the magazine seems to be achieving the fusion of handmade and technological that I was aiming for. Fingers crossed. The Facebook page is going well, for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet click the icon below to check it out. It’s a great way of reaching the non-blogging community, meaning the magazine – and your work – will be reaching a much wider audience. I will be launching the magazine simultaneously on the Facebook page, so feel free to share the link from there to your Facebook friends. Under the wonderful advice of Michelle I will be publishing the online version of the magazine on the website ISSUU, where you will be able to flick through it in all its glory. There will be a link to it published on my blog. …

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead…

I’m sorry I’ve abandoned you. Please don’t hold it against me. I’m sure most of you are well aware of the deadline that looms in front of me…August 1st. I’m not kidding, it’s imprinted on the back of my eyelids, I swear. Five days to go. Five days until the first ever Paperbook Magazine goes public, hopefully to a small smattering of applause. My own, mostly. Rest assured it’s coming together nicely, if slowly. Contributors, fear not, I am receiving your emails, and I will be responding in the next few days with edits and so on. Fellow bloggers, I’m sorry I haven’t had one second spare to peruse your latest offerings, but please believe me when I say that as soon as this bloody magazine comes out, I’ll be hitting up your pages non-stop. Champagne in hand, hopefully. I also wanted to send you all a virtual high five, because I have just reached 600 followers! 604, to be precise. WordPress doesn’t even give us a notification for having 600 followers, as though it’s not exciting …