Fans of my BDSM romance Slow Surrender have been spreading the word to help the book find new readers! Right now SS is only out in ebook but the paperback comes out in August from Hachette (one of the “big six” publishers). I’m not waiting for that, though! I’ll trade a special bonus scene from James’s point of view to any reader who recommends the book to friends/followers/family/fans on the Internet and sends me a screencap of the recommendation. That includes Amazon and Goodreads reviews, tweets about the book, Tumblr or LJ or blog posts about it, Facebook updates/statuses, Yahoo mailing list recs, and so on! Check out some of the recs people have made, including email, starting “buddy reads”, Twitter, Tumblr, etc…!
If you want the scene, email a screencap of your rec to ctan.writer AT gmail DOT com (or photo reply here!) and I’ll email the bonus James scene right back to you!
Jack Dawson… Penniless artist who wins a ticket onto Titanic in 1912, attends a first class dinner, develops a taste for the finer things in life, pockets the Heart of the Ocean, survives the sinking, pawns the diamond, spends the following ten years building his wealth and in 1922 moves to West Egg as Jay Gatsby… Millionaire with a shady past and fear of swimming pools.
IT ALL MAKES SENSE.
Then Inception happens
<strong>Bi Writer Award </strong>finalists are:
Brit Mandelo, Erynn Rowan Laurie, Janet W. Hardy, Cheryl Burke, Basil Papademos, Catherine Lundoff, Mykola Dementiuk, Annette Lapointe, Cecilia Tan.
The full list of books nominated in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, erotica, and sf/fantasy can be found in a post in the BiWriters Livejournal community here: <a href=”http://biwriters.livejournal.com/92710.html” target=”_blank”>http://biwriters.livejournal.com/92710.html</a>
For more info about the Bi Writer Awards, and the BiLines reading and celebration that will take place prior to the awards ceremony, have a look at this post with all the details on who is performing, etc. Admission $10: http://biwriters.livejournal.com/92446.html
This is a useful resource…
i’ll be the most creative murderer the world has ever seen
two types of people
Now I don’t feel as bad as thinking “wow this array of knives is a useful reference the next time I decide to gut somebody”
Although wtf is the sheep’s foot knife used for?!
(also boning knife hehehehehe I’m twelve years old hehehehehe)
June! You are Chinese. You should only need a big meat cleaver and a small knife for peeling vegetables.
What! Meat cleavers are only useful for chopping through bone/joints really, for most everything else they’re too heavy and unwieldy to use properly. Like dicing or getting thin slices of stuff for cooking. So, useful for butchering whole animals/parts of animals, but not helpful in the actual food preparation. I actually only use a mid-sized utility knife (that I think is older than I am, we’ve had it for AGES) and sometimes a smaller fruit knife for chopping smaller things like herbs and shit. Anybody who can cook using only a meat cleaver in the food prep I will seriously deeply pei fu.
I gotta have the French chef one for mincing garlic. Can’t be happy with the results otherwise.
RE: the comment on chinese cooking needing only a meat cleaver. A meat cleaver and a chinese cooking cleaver are two separate things. Nothing depicted above is a chinese cooking cleaver. And yes, a trained chinese cook can and will use the cleaver (which is smaller, lighter, and curved differently from a meat cleaver) to do just about everything, in much the same way a trained western-style chef will use their chef’s knife for almost everything. Crush and mince garlic, strip bone, slice vegetables, chiffonade shallots, trim beef, slice chicken breast, etc etc. I’d give you a quote here from Martin Yan “Yan Can Cook” except I’m not in the kitchen right now, I’m on a train posting with Wifi…
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Welcome to the first week of Quiver & Arch Presents Nobilis Erotica. Every Wednesday, we will feature an episode of Nobilis Erotica which we believe is worth a second (or third or fifteenth) listen.
For week one we have chosen to re-share…
They picked the episode with my short story “The Game,” which is a BDSM space opera story in the same universe as Telepaths Don’t Need Safewords. Yayyy!!! *follows*
If anyone’s coming to Balticon, please say hello!
And if anyone’s coming among my Harry Potter loving followers, any interest in having a Hogwarts Alumni Dinner one night? I’ll totally bring my robes…! (Yes, I’m packing for the con right now, why do you ask?)
Amazon is working with WB to publish (read: sell) fanfiction from the Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars and Vampire Diaries ‘verses. And they said that more “worlds” will be announced soon.
Basically, fanfic writers will be able to sell their fics - formatted for Kindle - via Amazon, and the …
There is a TON of info and opinion on this issue out there already (see blog posts already today by Malinda Lo, John Scalzi, and article at the Daily Dot for a sampling) but here’s another. Also, how was it that I wasn’t yet following FYeahCopyright? Remedied.
I’ve been harping on this subject a lot lately, but I feel like somebody has to. The fact that Khan has been changed to a white man is quietly being accepted, and the performance lauded. I’ve seen people trying to say JJ did a good thing by taking color out of the equation, and…
“Do people not realize the history that was made when Khan appeared on network television?” No, no they really don’t. On the one hand, it’s a travesty that source material which was groundbreaking in its day has now been transformed into just another everyday piece of the Hollywood whitewashing machine. On the other hand, part of me says if younger generations of fans aren’t aware of some of the crap we used to have to deal with, or don’t really care about the whitewashing issue, maybe that’s because we’ve done a good job of making inclusion and diversity the norm in their lives.
Whether it be fanfiction, original stories, drabbles, songs, poems, books, or anything that has to do with creative words, then reblog. Let’s gather all the writers of Tumblr together.