Pay the Writer, GPOY edition

You know how, when a client doesn’t pay you on time, there’s always a story attached? You know that story? Dead gramma version, cash crunch version, whatever?

Cool story, bro

Cool story, bro

Truman Capote, Shebeener in Spirit

Truman, Truman, Truman.

Truman, Truman, Truman.

Truman Capote “assumes the position” after a strenuous evening of Shebeening. The mark of a true pro is the fact that he doesn’t spill his drink even while unconscious.

In related news, they let people into Studio 54 dressed like Barrettes Girl?

Face Up to Facebook

Face Book

Face Book

It has begun.

We’ve gotten a notice that our beloved (well, we’re being generous) Facebook Group is scheduled to be Archived. This means basically the four or five pictures we’ve got will stay and pretty much everything else will be gone. Sooper.

And we cannot convert it into a new style group, because there hasn’t been enough recent activity. And that means for our future plans, you will have to either keep checking the blog, buy raincoaster and Ian drinks at the Heather (and we all know how expensive that can be, right?) or wait for a hand-delivered message on parchment, and who has parchment lying around handy anymore, seriously?

You see where we are going with this, right?

Please, please, for the love of the printed (or pixillated) word, go to our Facebook Group and comment, like, or share something.

WE ARE NOT FUSSY: YOUR COMMENT CAN EVEN HAVE TYPOS AND GRAMMATICAL ERRORS OR EVEN BE IN ALL CAPS AND THIS ONCE WE WILL NOT MAKE FUN OF YOU.

Pet Peeve (Part of a Series): Mis’-Use of the Apostrophe’

Sweet Mother of God: thank Heavens someone is still willing to take on this topic!

I don’t buy the argument that dialogue won’t sound believably kid-like if it’s actually grammatically correct. Read any book by Natalie Babbitt or E.B. White or Norton Juster, and you’ll be reassured that good grammar wielded well is invisible and takes a back seat to story and character every single time. Whereas I can’t even finish an easy reader in which a talking animal says “I’m taller than her.” No, you’re not!

Head here for the article ‘Apostrophes Don’t Mean, “Here Comes an S.” ‘

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‘Lorem Ipsum Dolor’ Just Got Yummier

Who needs boring old ‘placeholder text’ that’s doggerel Latin based on an 18th century manuscript when you can have ‘placeholder text’ that includes bacon? No really: HEAD HERE and you’ll get 5 paragraphs of “all-meat” text to paste into your layout for whatever design purpose you have. Here’s a sample of what that means:

Magna eiusmod ex, bresaola ad brisket meatloaf pancetta cillum. Jowl beef ribs swine jerky t-bone. Esse sirloin excepteur pork chop id in, bacon short ribs pig rump strip steak. Laboris shoulder reprehenderit excepteur, t-bone meatball est sed pork belly beef ribs ullamco turkey sirloin boudin. Jowl strip steak cow, ground round ball tip pork chop ea beef. Andouille pork pastrami, voluptate meatloaf sirloin jowl ground round id pancetta pork chop ullamco. Short loin consequat aliquip, sirloin consectetur quis officia pariatur salami cow flank commodo adipisicing do.

Head to the bottom of that page and you can specify a different number of paragraphs, as well as whether you want some filler included with your yummy meat, or if you want to start with the words ‘Bacon ipsum dolor sit amet…’ and then carry on with meat or a meat mixture. Yes, anything goes better with Bacon!!™