SOMETHING CREATIVE THIS WAY COMES
For my first attempt at this, I thought I'd start with the person who brought me to this website. The Wordsmith, like the name implies, works in words. In prose, in poetry, in fan fiction, in original pieces, in nonfiction, in opinions on topics, she shapes words into images, sounds, touch, taste, and feeling.
Works often include notes after them to inform and/or further expand on topics raised in the work, especially if that topic is a sensitive one. Besides being informative, those notes and her other words have often left me pondering. Often with thoughts like “that is a very good point” or “oh exactly, that has been bugging me for ages but I couldn't figure out -how- exactly or how to word it to someone else.”
I love pondering. I love good writing. I love learning new things. And besides helping me be more aware of things in IRL, I think her writing has made me more aware of things like agency, finding a third option, and diversity in the fictional world I'm trying to build and the characters who live in it. Ultimately, I believe that will make me a better writer. It has already made me a more thoughtful reader and watcher. For that, I say thank you.
Okay, fan-girling over. Let's talk about the works of the Wordsmith.
First, the piece of fan fiction that started this cascade.
LOVE IS FOR CHILDREN
Featuring the Avengers of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with occasional forays into the wider Marvel Universe, largely told from the viewpoint of the World's Mightiest Handler, Agent Phil Coulson. Focused on building the team as a family and an actual team instead of a pack of squabbling people who happen to have overlapping goals.
THE SERIAL POETRY
There are too many worlds to explore here on this page. Most prominently of those is probably the Polychrome Heroics, which is a superhero setting set in a world similar but different from our own. Distinctive from other superhero stories out there in remember that having superpowers isn't what makes someone a hero or a villain or something in between or none of the above. But as I started before, there are many more worlds and characters to explore.
Ysabetwordsmith gives frequent opportunities for readers to prompt in both the Poetry Fish Bowl and the Bingo – both of which are regular features.
Much of her original work is crowd-funded so if you like it, support it. (Note that doesn't have to be money – boosting the signal like this is also support).
TO CHECK IT OUT
Here on Dreamwidth: http://ysabetwordsmith.dreamwidth.org/
Or On LiveJournal: http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/
What are you waiting for? Go read.
(7/10 Edit: Just minor clean-up.)