Image from Rivaflowz.com
There are many writers and artists that I admire. Each one inspires me to be bigger and better One of my all-time favorite writers who I would love to be when I grow up (in a writer's sense of course) is Miss Erica "RivaFlowz
" Buddington. Her writing knocks the wind out of your heart. It's that powerful. Every time she posts a link from rivaflowz.com
on my Facebook wall, I know I'm in for a good read.
Through her blog posts, Riva has helped me see what it really means to be a writer in their 20's, typing away at a keyboard to get to their dreams. Now she needs some help. Riva has the opportunity to go to Callaloo Writing Workshop
AND get her book edited by a great editor. She is currently fundraising at Indiegogo
. Whether it's by spreading the word or contributing to her fund, I am asking my readers (I know you guys are out there somewhere!) to help out. I'm already doing both because I believe in her dream as much as I believe in my own. If I can't take my opportunities yet, I want to help someone else take theirs. So without further ado, here are the links that will help her get closer to her dream:
Share on it Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, whatever you may have. If you have a blog, do a write up about it. Share this blog post if you want. Just SPREAD THE WORD pretty please, my Write Queeners. If you can contribute, even better.
As she always does, Riva has opened up my eyes to something else: Indiegogo. I think I will be looking into starting my own fundraiser for my projects ;)
Have a great Sunday Write Queeners!
And Riva - I hope this helps!
During the aftermath of Sandy, there is a great deal of information being thrown around all over the place.
The Write Queen blog would like to make things easier for everyone and give you a guide/page of links of need to know information.
If anyone has anything to add, please leave a comment below. More importantly, share this post!
P.S. I am trying to keep most of the links posted in their mobile versions for those who only have their phone as a source of information. If you need a desktop version, go to the sites via your computer (by the way if you can go on a computer, you are doing better than a lot of people so please help in distributing information).
NYC and Government agencies:
NYC's site: http://www.nyc.gov
NYC Severe Weather site: http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/nycsevereweather/weather_home.shtml
NY State's site with information from the governor: http://www.governor.ny.gov/
The storm resources page: http://www.governor.ny.gov/storm-resources
General information on hurricanes: http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes?qt-view__field_tabs_view__default__166=2
FEMA and Hurricane Sandy: http://m.fema.gov/http://www.fema.gov/sandy
Google Crisis Map: http://www.google.org/crisismap/2012-sandy-nyc
MTA's general site: http://www.mta.info
Current map of working transportation: http://project.wnyc.org/mtatiles/embed.html
Transit Tracker to let you know of rules during this time:http://project.wnyc.org/transit-tracker/embed.html
Food and Water: http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/foodandwater.html
Dry Ice: https://attachments.sendwordnow.com/Attachments.aspx?token=517c7db5-94f8-48e0-9ecf-339b54f13711
NYC Hurricane Shelters: http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/hurricane_shelters.html
Red Cross Shelters: http://www.redcross.org/find-help/shelter
Mayor's Fund: http://www.nyc.gov/html/fund/html/home/home.shtml
Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/hurricane-sandy?scode=RSG00000E017&subcode=paiddonationsbrand&gclid=CPucsNzmsLMCFdKd4Aod4lYAKA
Request For Donations (Thank you Jamise Jones for this info!)
Please note - donations will be accepted from 10:00am thru 6:00pm daily (until further notice).
These supplies, while collected in Queens, will be distributed to ALL affected areas citywide.
At this time please do not bring donations to your local police facility, while much appreciated we need to ensure an efficient rapid distribution. Right now this central location is the most effective method as we continually adjust to the shifting conditions.
Resort World Casino (Former Aqueduct Racetrack)
110-00 Rockaway Blvd ; Jamaica, NY 11420
Next to JFK airport - Enter from 109th Street & Rockaway Blvd
Uniformed NYPD Community Affairs officers in marked vehicles will be present in the parking lot to accept these much needed donations.
We are seeking donations of the following items (or similar):
Food - Canned goods; Non-perishable food items; Individual snacks (chips, cookies, fruit snacks, granola bars, pudding); Canned Milk; Bottled Water
Shopping List - Paper products (facial tissue, toilet paper, paper towels); Baby care products (diapers, formula, wipes) Trash bags; Aluminum foil, plastic wrap and sandwich bags; Cleaning products (bleach, sponges, dishwashing liquid); Bath and bedroom items (towels, sheets and pillow cases); Personal care products (deodorant, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner; feminine hygiene products); FLASH LIGHTS and BATTERIES; BACKPACKS.
Clothing - All types of clothing for all ages and genders, particularly clothing for the approaching colder weather.
Any questions can be directed to the Community Affairs Bureau at 646-610-5323 or via email at email@example.com
*Store owners, or other large businesses interested in bulk donations should contact the above number to coordinate logistics.
Con Ed's Storm Central: http://apps.coned.com/stormcenter_external/m.htm
Additional information on outages at: http://www.governor.ny.gov/
Report Storm Damage:
To have the NYC marathon is an insult to all of those in distress after Sandy.
I see Facebook pages popping up and unless you take the time to read them sir, I know that you are still going to go through with this. Hell even if you saw all of the comments, you would still do it.
That's not what a mayor does.
Your people are suffering. I am fortunate enough to be okay, but I know people who are not.
Resuming school on Monday? Great! So what are you going to do for the kids whose schools were damaged in the Rockaways? What is the plan for schools in lower Manhattan if you cannot restore power by then? Are kids going to be penalized for not coming to school next week because they don't know when they are going back to their homes? I would like to know that.
And Staten Island...what are you going to do for them? People are needed everywhere yes, but do you have a plan to get people to Staten Island to help. We can't exactly walk there.
Saying, "We are doing the best we can." is not easing anyone's mind, especially when the next minute, you are saying that the marathon will go on!
If I had the chance to talk to you, I would ask every question in this entry and more. If you cannot come up with a good answer for these questions, then guess what...you shouldn't be having this marathon!
Please use the common sense that the good Lord gave you (but is obviously hidden in the shadows of preparing for a marathon that should be postponed!).
Hello my Write Queen Readers,
I wanted to let you guys know about a wonderful seminar that my friend Leeia Music is hosting next week Thursday. If you are in music, this is a must-go-to event that not talks about an opportunity only a few people have thought about, but is also affordable for its invaluable information:
MARKETING YOUR MUSIC: OPPORTUNITIES IN FILMS, TELEVISION, AND OTHER MEDIA
HOSTED BY: Leeia Music
There are many income-generating aspects to the music business – from radio spins, to merchandising, to live touring, to album sales – but one of the most overlooked facet is that of placements. Think of how many times your favorite song has helped you tune into an otherwise forgettable commercial, set the tone in a television show, or acted as a marketing tool for a new movie? The idea of placements is nothing new, but its execution is still a mystery to many. Marketing Your Music
is a live seminar to be held on Thursday, July 21st, 2011 at the Gibson Baldwin Showroom (formerly the legendary Hit Factory) 6pm EST,
focused on aiding up-and-coming & independent artists, songwriters, composers, and producers in their quest for music placements in film, television, Internet, and other media.
David Hnatiuk and David Weiss, co-authors of the industry-leading book, Music Supervision: Selecting Music for Movies, TV, Games and New Media
. They are also co-founders of the music supervision service www.thesonghunters.com
- Executive Producer/ Music Supervisor/ Sound Designer/ Composer for Media
- Emmy Award winner (Music Direction and composition for All my Children)
- Worked on music projects for major programming (MTV’s Jersey Shore, America’s Best Dance Crew, ABC Sports, Nickelodeon, NASA Space Program, The American Heart Association)
- Renowned Author (Music Supervision) and National speaker (ASCAP, BMI, CMJ)
- Internationally published freelance journalist and Music Supervisor
- Work has appeared regularly in publications such as Systems Contractor News, Archi-Tech, Digital Television, TV Technology, Time Out NY, Remix and Drum! Magazine
- Author (Music Supervision)
We welcome you to come out and listen to world-renowned Music Supervisors explain the process of music placements and licensing, as well as conduct an in-depth question-and-answer session.Live Performances by recording artists Andy Rosen and Kiriaki Bozas! Who will be in Attendance
: Musicians, Film Producers, Composers, Record Label Reps, Music Lawyers, Producers, Recording Artist, and Songwriters.SPACE IS VERY LIMITED, BOOK NOW!
Tickets to this seminar cost $40.00
. Registered attendees are encouraged to share their comment and promote themselves on event website. Please include link to song sample and bio. A few registered attendees will be selected to perform at event. Others will have their music played.
You can register and buy your ticket at Event Brite:
Remember to check out Music Seminars Website:http://musicseminarsny.webs.com/