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Offline on Facebook

 After several medical issues popped up, I found myself behind on several projects. I looked around at my activities and found where I was procrastinating and/or goofing around. The activity that was causing me to lose valuable time was Facebook. Yes, I like fluffy kittens. Yes, I like turtles! I even save some when they’re […]

Kill Your Political Audience!

 Looking at Facebook this morning, I see quite a few authors posting about the current state of affairs in politics. One called Democrats “Demtards”, one called Republicans “Rethuglicans”, and one even said if you didn’t agree with how she felt, you were free to drop her as a friend, thank you very much. Congratulations, you’ve […]

Facebook Fails: This Burns Me Up

Rocky Wood, HWA President, posted about something so ridiculous, I initially thought it was an Onion article. It seems that Facebook has removed his page for a Bram Stoker® nominated graphic novel he wrote with Lisa Morton (illustrated by Greg Chapman). Why? Because it appears having the word “burn” in the title means that book […]

Speaking Without Dialogue

 One of the Facebook Groups I hang out on posts writing exercises. Sometimes they’re geared towards Bizarro, but most of the time they’re just fun practice to improve your craft. One was to generate a scene that had the characters conveying their thoughts and emotions without any dialogue. In ten minutes, I popped something out […]

Facebook Legal Notice (Extra Funny Added)

 In response to the new Facebook guidelines I hereby declare that my copyright and trademark are attached to all of my personal details, illustrations, graphics, comics, paintings, photos, videos, nude pornos I made in the 1990’s, that picture of me burying a dead body, horrific close-ups of my nose hairs, doodles I made in the […]

Facebook for Authors

 Originally posted in the Horror Writers Association newsletter. The vast majority of an author’s fans have a Facebook page. Writing is a business, and savvy authors take advantage of this marketing tool. Love it or hate it, an author should use this avenue for connecting with their fanbase. There are three separate types of Facebook […]

Pirates: Dead Sites Tell No Tales

As authors, piracy is a constant threat to our income and property. Some don’t mind having their works available for download, while others are adamant that their work should be purchased. Should you find your works posted on a pirate website — or worse, plagiarized with someone else’s name as the author — you can […]