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Today on Twitter, Brynden BFish is having us play a little game:

And this is my contribution:

Oh, yeah, I went there.

This exchange followed:

Novelists are sadistic, manipulative assholes.

 

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This is not the first time I’ve seen this. Lena Headey just posted this on Twitter:

I’m not sure where she went. But now she’s back.

Go to the replies under her Tweet and see how many people are calling her “mom.” Did she volunteer to be their online mother? Somehow I doubt it.

There are certainly worse ways for fans to treat their beloved entertainers! A parent is an authority figure, usually a trusted one. Designating someone as a parent is a sign of tremendous affection. It means you look up to them, you love them, and you’re happy to see them.

It also implies you expect this person to take care of you, and that’s weird. I sort of wonder how celebs on social media feel about fans calling them Mom or Dad.

 

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I will give you ideas.

If you need a digital tool to organize your manuscript but can’t afford to spend any money, this article at Lifehacker includes a suggestion to use Evernote for writing your novel.

Now that I’ve seen the idea, I must try it. I’d still use Scrivener to compile, as I’ve already paid for and learned how to use Scrivener, but I think it will be fun to see how Evernote accommodates the writing and revision processes.

It’s free and it allows for organization. It can be used across several devices, all on the same account. You heard it from me.