fix this mess: selections 1993 – 2010
a collection of poetry and art by billie rain.
“fix this mess is a gorgeous book. the themes that run through it are singular while speaking to the universal. the language is precise and unique, the content is intense and brave. you need this book. we all do.” – danielle (dani) montgomery (author of “the woman you write poems about,” civil defense poetry)
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Screenwriter’s Toolkit: 101 Screenwriting Exercises
There are plenty of resources that will tell you how to write, what to write and how to sell what you’ve written. Screenwriter’s Toolkit: 101 Screenwriting Exercises will help you practice your writing skills. If you’re experiencing writer’s block, use the exercises to get your creative juices flowing.
Written by Basil Shadid & Billie Rain, Screenwriter’s Toolkit is a 136 page book, based on the popular Screenwriter’s Toolkit blog. Rewritten from the ground up, It features 101 exercises that will help you develop your craft.
Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement
Often pushed to the margins, queer, transgender and gender non-conforming survivors have been organizing in anti-violence work since the birth of the movement. Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement locates them at the center of the anti-violence movement and creates a space for their voices to be heard. Moving beyond dominant narratives and the traditional “violence against women” framework, the book is multi-gendered, multi-racial and multi-layered. Queering Sexual Violence is a winner of a 2017 Silver IPPY Award from Independent Publisher Book Awards!
An anthology edited by Jennifer Patterson and with a foreword by Reina Gossett. billie rain is a contributor.
Pariahs : Writing from Outside the Margins
Pariahs is a book full of wild flames, of tigers, of tigers, burning bright, in the forests of the night. The construction of this book may at first glance resemble poetry, prose, nonfiction and art, but if you look and listen more closely you’ll find it is more like flickering flames displaying visions from the past, present and future: tragedy lifted off headlines, lost children of our nation, violence against our queer and trans family, human beings invisible because of disabilities, success built off the backs of slaves and wrung from laborers’ hands.During a brief visit to the Whitney Plantation in Wallace, Louisiana, there was an area set up for comments from visitors. Someone named Charles James wrote: “I hear the sounds of the dead children/We are the children of those survivors.” Pariahs is also a book comprised of survivors.
An anthology edited by Sarah Rafael Garcia and Monica Teresa Ortiz. billie rain is a contributor.