It’s that time of the month again—the first Wednesday, which means IWSG Meeting Day. But today is not merely another IWSG day; it’s the Two Year Anniversary of the group! That’s quite an accomplishment in a world where an online group has the life expectancy of a Miley Cyrus hit. So to celebrate, let’s take a … More The Power of TWO
Here’s a silly post to kick off the last official weekend of Summer 2013, in which I clarify, once and for all, what that blessed word MEME memes…er, means. Meme: (rhymes with Cherry Cordial Ice Cream) According to the definition that pops up when you Google “What is a meme?” it is a NOUN. A noun, folks. That’s all … More Memes: What the Hell are They?
Well, the moment has finally arrived…The Day the Blogfests Stood Still. The day I became an anarchist and topped the NSA’s list of most dangerous bloggers. The day that Gary Philip Pennick demanded that we not pay attention to him by paying attention to him and throwing a blogfest—but not really a blogfest—an Anti-blogfest. For … More The Anti-Blogfest Blogfest (or Gary Philip Pennick’s Sad Cry for Attention)
The Magnificent Seven. The Dirty Dozen. And now, the Fantastic Fifteen. A few weeks ago, I received an invitation to participate in a wonderful little distraction called, “Write a Short Story With Me,” sponsored by Josh Magill and the other fine folks over at The Magill Review. The Premise: Gather a group of fifteen talented individuals and … More Writing a Collaborative Short Story—100 Words at a Time
I think I’ve read enough books on writing that they’re all beginning to overlap and become rehashes of one another—each saying essentially the same thing, merely in that author’s style (so it must be true). John’s book is no different in that respect, but I really liked the way he said it. I liked his … More If You Want To Write Gooder, Read This Book