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Friday Silliness: Beware the Unicorn Graffiti

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Okay, I don’t know what possessed the makers of this ingenious little script, but if you haven’t tried it, go run over to Goggles.  Basically, you drag this little button into your bookmark bar and you click it on any site you want. And then you can draw all over that person’s website. But the genius of it is that other people can only see it *if* they go to that site and also hit their  Goggles button. Lame? Maybe. Also fabulous! I sorta feel like unleashing my inner Phineas and marking up my friends’ webpages with rainbows and cocks. Maybe rainbow cocks. Yes, there’s a potential for abuse here since it’s all anonymous (and sure, it’s tempting to find your super-sekret enemy’s webpage and just write rude things on it that they’ll most likely never see), but still. Anyway, I also wanted to give a shout out to Jeffe… Read more

I Don’t Owe You Jack

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Followers. We all want them. On Twitter. Facebook. Our blogs. Tumblr. Whatever. There’s a certain niceness in thinking that our words are being heard when we toss them out into the void, but just because we put them out there, it doesn’t mean anyone is required to respond. (I waxed poetic about this particular topic in an earlier post a while back…) Jeffe had a good point on her blog post the other day about the perception of using social media to sell books – and how a social media guru at RWA last week told her why twitter is worse than facebook. Now, the thing is – media is only as good as you use it. If all you’re doing is parroting is “BUY MY CRAP” then it probably doesn’t matter what platform you use. But if you’re actually creating real networking relationships, guess what? It doesn’t matter where… Read more

Writing What You Don’t Know

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I was on a forum over the weekend where people were talking about things they hated most in books. One person commented that they hated it when men wrote about women characters. Now, the user has a right to that opinion, even though it was pointed out that that sort of limitation would completely obliterate most books as we know them. And the thing is – the user’s specific complaint was the author’s treatment of the female character’s period – e.g. referring to it as her “little monthly visitor” or some such.  Now, I haven’t read the passage in question, so I don’t know the context. But her argument is that you can’t write about something you don’t have and will never be able to experience. Huh? That’s like saying I can’t write about dying because I’m not dead. The short answer is  – not everyone experiences everything, regardless of… Read more

Word Whores: Holidays

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I’m over at Word-Whores today talking a little bit about holidays. Think I just got sorta off-base and rambly though. Suppose that’s okay. Otherwise, I just want to give a quick shout out to Jeffe Kennedy for her release yesterday of Feeding the Vampire! Go check it out! 🙂 Also somewhat randomly, @kindlegraph has created a funky new service which allows authors to “sign” Kindle copies of books. Essentially, if you have a Kindle and you want an autograph of sorts – you go sign up for this free service and then I customize a message and attach digital signature and it automatically gets downloaded to your Kindle, just like an ebook. 🙂 So, if you’re interested in getting something like that from me, go here and make a request.  (It’s still in beta, so there may be a few bumps, but if this can get expanded into other formats… Read more