Looking Back: 2016 in Review

It's been quite the year for Lodestone Journal. We wanted to take a moment to look back at how far we've come and appreciate everything that has happened this year.

Issue #2

We published issue #2 this year! It was quite a milestone for us, and we love the way it turned out. You can buy your copy here or put it in your cart below.

 
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The Blog

We launched this blog in June, and it has taken on quite a life of its own. This is the first time that any of us have blogged, so it's been quite the learning experience for all of us. We hope that you've enjoyed reading our posts as much as we've enjoyed writing them. Here are some of our favorite posts from this year:

 
Writing & the Paradox of Choice In which Sarah discusses the dreaded blinking cursor, shares writing advice from Brandon Sanderson (and then raves about him), and encourages other writers to go forth boldly.

Writing & the Paradox of Choice
In which Sarah discusses the dreaded blinking cursor, shares writing advice from Brandon Sanderson (and then raves about him), and encourages other writers to go forth boldly.

I Was Once Tyrant of a Moderately Enjoyable Beach Town Along the Texas Gulf Coast In which Will discusses Barthelme's "I Bought a Little City," stress-eats over the terms muggists and rapers, tries to defend Galveston, and likewise encourages you to be absurd.

I Was Once Tyrant of a Moderately Enjoyable Beach Town Along the Texas Gulf Coast
In which Will discusses Barthelme's "I Bought a Little City," stress-eats over the terms muggists and rapers, tries to defend Galveston, and likewise encourages you to be absurd.

 
 
Show Me, Don't Tell Me How do you "show" and not "tell"? And Sarah talks about Brandon Sanderson and Daniel Abraham. Again. She's out of control.

Show Me, Don't Tell Me
How do you "show" and not "tell"? And Sarah talks about Brandon Sanderson and Daniel Abraham. Again. She's out of control.

The Art of the Zoom In which Will shares some thoughts on Lac Manicouagan, a poet he's never read before,  a poet most of his poet-friends abhor, xkcd.org, and whether to call people Stoners.

The Art of the Zoom
In which Will shares some thoughts on Lac Manicouagan, a poet he's never read before,  a poet most of his poet-friends abhor, xkcd.org, and whether to call people Stoners.

 

Zine Fest Houston 2016

We attended our first-ever event in November! Zine Fest Houston is an annual event that brings together local zines, comics, and artists. Will and Sarah set up our table (though Will has to get a major shout out for all of our printed signs and banners). We did a raffle to give away two gift cards to Brazos Bookstorecongratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who participated. We met artists, writers, and people who put together publications just like Lodestone.

 
 

We have some exciting things coming up: issue #3 is in the works, and we'll be attending more events in the future. Stay tuned!

Welcome, 2017!

 
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