Social Media – the cliques of the internet. While the pack of internet folks moves from one to the next, there’s always some that stay behind. Memes joke about the two sides of Tumblr – of Pinterest. Digital anthropologists study them like physical civilizations. I stare and slink away back to dead bodies. Dead bodies … More Internet Cliques?
A lot of people like things that make their lives easier. For agents and editors, this can be pitch contests. They get hundreds of emails from potential authors a day. The time it takes to read and sort through them (considering the number with incorrect formats, genres that aren’t represented, or big warning signs) – … More Pitch Contests
April – a month from Hell this year. Why? My comprehensive examinations are next week. An entire week of 8-hour exams. As a PhD in Biological Anthropology, I’ll be testing in Trauma (Forensic / Physical Anthropology), Evolution (Hominin / Molecular Anthropology), and Biomechanics (Mechanical Engineering / Anthromechanics). The process is exhausting, and I’ve balanced this … More Outsourcing
Batman is a terribly popular character. Maybe due to his wealth and enviable physique. Maybe because he’s human when so many aren’t. Maybe it’s his brain. He’s damn near (if not the) smartest man in DC. I’ve seen numerous arguments about why he’s the best (or the worst) character in DC canon. Honestly, I’m a … More Why Batman?
I enjoy “realities” posts. They give a peek into published author life, and – like GI Joe used to say – knowing is half the battle. As a plotter, that really is my code. Today’s post focuses on strange niche items that didn’t fit well elsewhere. You will send more emails in your life (querying … More Weird Author Realities