Oh, So Much News to Share

It’ll Happen.
Okay… I have an AMAZING story to share stemming from the mean, awful, icky, not-nice-at-all article written in the WW about our writers’ group by the dishonest Laurie Novato. It involves karma and happy endings and the Portland Mercury… but more tomorrow. For NOW, I have an announcement to make…

(drumroll)
(or eggroll)
(or jelly roll. Whatever floats your boat.)

I’ve decided that I’m going to finish my Harry Potter parody at the same time that I’m working on Death Train! Yay! Much more tomorrow, and it’ll get its very own page.

ETA: And, oh yes! The NC-17 page has been updated. Head on over there to find: MoM 6: The NC-17 Chapter We’ve All Been Waiting For! Yay!

The kids really, REALLY should not read this one. 😉

Top 10 Reasons Why ANTM 19 Is A Massive Writing Fail: Reason Seven

We do not want to know what he’s doing with that sheep.

7.) BryanBoy even being allowed to have one second of airtime on the show this season. Need I say more? I mean, really, it is even necessary to elaborate on this? (But for the good of all humanity, I’ll do it anyway.)
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Getting Your Characters to Talk to You: Rebecca Burns

I picture Rebecca as looking like this.

So I’m trying to get OTHER characters to talk to me now, and I’m working on Rebecca. She’s one of the two women in Stetson’s life during the course of Death Train. But wow, what a difference from Gwen…
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A Nasty Article Was Written About Our Writers’ Group!!!

Dishonest fraud.

So…

Wow. Let’s see if I can explain what happened here.

I run a writers’ group in Portland. Last week, a woman came to a meeting who represented herself as a writer looking for feedback and critique. But she did not tell us the truth about her real motives. She joined our meetup group with a fake name and a fake background, and she pretended to be an unpublished author (that’s where the legal definitions of “dishonest” and “fraud” come in, you see.) She had been recruited as a reporter for the Willamette Weekly. An article came out this week that presented us as freaks and our work as… well, it’s all in the article (and yes, fanfic was involved. This isn’t the first nasty article that paper has written about NC-17 fanfics, either.) I’m trying to get the word out so that other writers’ groups know what happened. For all we know, this is a new trend, and we’ll be seeing more of it.

Here’s a link to the article by Laurie Notaro:
Mean and Unkind

However, there’s ONE good thing about it (I guess)… the FIRST sentence is:

I have read Harry Potter erotica. Sometimes, life is like that. One moment, you’re getting ready to read what you think will be a fun short story about a magic girl and boy, and in the next, Ginny and Draco are getting it on during a study session. Three days later, you’re sitting at a small table in a cafeteria surrounded by strangers and it’s your turn to say something about it to the person who wrote it.

(I’m the “person who wrote it”, you see.)

So, um… D/G smut is being promoted, anyway! (Again, I guess.)
I’ll post my letter to the editor tomorrow.

Writing Problems Part 1: How to Get Your Characters to Talk to You: Stetson Smith

Kind of How I See Stetson Smith.

So I was going absolutely nuts with the first thirty pages of DT– endless hours spent writing and rewriting, eternal revisions of zillions of versions, and lots and lots of awful moments when the whole thing kept falling apart, leaving me in a hopeless mess in front a laptop. (Last week, this also happened once at the Minnesota State Fair in the Creative Activities Building next to the krumkake display.)

And THEN…
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Fun Facts About Copyright Law– COMPLETE!


Yes, that page is finally up! And you REALLY do want to check it out, trust me. If you are fanfic author who is even remotely considering publishing a work that has anything at all to do with your fanfic, you MUST read this– I mean it! It’s for your own good. For everyone else, you should just read it because it’s interesting. 🙂

Fun Facts About Copyright Law!