Things to note about this blog. I have a pretty relaxed posting policy. There is no schedule and I post when I have something to say. (Some people call it slow blogging.) As for this blog’s focus or aim? I write about writing and publishing and technology (generally in the aforementioned fields).
Who am I? I feel David Levithan took the correct approach:
I find it downright baffling to write about myself, which is why I’m considering it somewhat cruel to have to write this brief bio and to update it now and then.
I am a writer. I am an editor, blogger, wife, sister, daughter, traveller, reader, social media addict. I have worked at Penguin Group (Australia), primarily with the Lantern imprint, as well as being involved with digital-first independent publisher Candlemark & Gleam. I have participated as a ‘staff’ member (aka being a volunteer ML) of the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) team for several years. I ran the event for one of Australia’s largest region (Sydney) two years in a row.
When I moved to Canberra in 2012, I spent the year writing my children’s series of novels and experimenting in digital publishing. drabbl.es and BnE Media were the two digital media companies I founded, and even got a little bit of press about them before I learnt that I’m not a tech entrepreneur.
In 2013, I became editor of Scrapbook Creations (published by Universal Magazines) magazine where I discovered that magazines are my thing. Unfortunately, Scrapbook Creations closed its doors in August 2014. But not before I fell in love with the paper crafting world.
I started Papercut Labs: an online resource of papercraft. Papercut Labs currently publishes digital classes through its website and a weekly newsletter that rounds up the week’s papercraft news and inspiration. I like to experiment with my own projects.
I have finished my children’s books series (The Charlie & Cub Chronicles) and am currently looking for a publisher. I still tweet A LOT.
Why lnkproductions.org? You’re probably telling me I’m not a non-profit organisation. I know that. And I’m not a film production house. I know that too. So what is lnkproductions? Part of my name is Ellen Kae, and if you say it slowly, you will get the letters L-N-K. Which are actually my parents first initials: L & K. There’s a lovey-dovey romantic story that goes with it, and one day I might tell it. As for the productions part, I had always imagined that this site would be a collective of all the creative things I am doing. I have been imagining this since 2006 when I bought it. While my creative endeavours come and go, this site remains and I have grown far too attached to it to give it up now.