Recently, John Scalzi wrote a blog post about “punishing the publisher”.
Par of what inspired the conversation, in part, may have been the recent fiasco between MacMillan and Amazon.com. Basically, amazon pulled a bunch of MacMillan books from their list of Kindle format books. The argument was a pricing dispute.
MacMillan basically doesnt want the pricing schedule [...]
When people ask “How are you?” most of the time, they don’t really want to know.
They don’t want to hear about how horrible your morning has been, or how much you would rather be at home.
They want to hear that comfortable, normal response. The one that signals normal, civilized interaction.
“I’m fine, how are you?”
Doesn’t matter [...]
It’s an old, question, discussed by many. I’ve thought about it more recently, though.
Do you have to suffer to make good art?
The context I’ve been thinking of this in, is music. I’ve noticed so many powerful artists over the years that have captivated with powerful images of pain and suffering, of raw, rough experiences. Their [...]
Finally, another writing position has opened at the company I work for. It’s a technical writing position for things I haven’t really had any hands-on experience for–but that’s the thing with technical writing… it’s not about having a bunch of hands-on knowledge, it’s knowing who to ask for the information you need.
A long time ago, [...]
You’d think I’d be a bit annoyed when the cat jumped up on my pillow a little after midnight to express her feelings.
But how can you be mad with a little creature ecstatically rubbing her face all over your head, eyes squinched in bliss and purring madly? It looks at once so ridiculous and so [...]
I started listening to “Living in Clip” again.
It brings back a lot of old memories, from way back when I first picked up the album.
It makes me miss music. I want to write lyrics again.
The lyrics on the album are so charged, they make you feel every minute of her gritty life experiences.
At the least, [...]