Why Mash-Ups? Because we are inundated with billions of information every week. We have to sometimes stop and smell the roses, or at least read a Mash-Up. It’s fast. It’s silly. It will make you a rock star. You believe me, don’t you?
Hug an author
How many of you know that authors NOT working with the Mighty Big Six publishers have meager marketing budgets?
Uh-huh. I understand. You never really thought about it.
That’s okay. You’re still cool.
- it didn’t hurt,
- it didn’t cost,
- it didn’t force you to wear a scarlet letter on your chest?
Check out Fabio Bueno’s fabulous blog about supporting authors.
It’s vintage! It’s 2012, but it’s still true! Try it!
Okay, that’s enough exuberance. it’s giving me a headache.
Before reading the next paragraphs, *go here first to get in the proper mood*. Leave it on while you read and reminisce.
Hitchhiking ala 1930s
Has the world really changed? Read this little excerpt from an old mag, Reminisce, May/June 2005 and decide:
“Back in the 30s, we four children lived in the country. Most of the time, we didn’t have a car that ran so we would hitchhike to town. Eventually, Mom and I became tourists in this manner, hitchhiking from Ohio to Washington, D.C., and then to California. For the D.C. trip, we had $3 for three days, staying in a YWCA dormitory for 25-cents each. We went to California with $37, sleeping out on the ground with the blankets we carried with us. Once in the Los Angeles area, we stayed in cabins for 75-cents a night. It was a different world!” ~ Leila Williams, Ohio
I’m speechless. You talk. I can’t.
Here’s your creepy story
A two-sentence “story” by justAnotherMuffledVo.
Lock the door. Check the windows before you read it.
“I begin tucking him into bed and he tells me, ‘Daddy check for monsters under my bed.’ I look underneath for his amusement and see him, another him, under the bed, staring back at me quivering and whispering, ‘Daddy there’s somebody on my bed.’”
And how was your week?
Just for fun . . .