There was a lot that I learned at OWFI, and I was warned never to share any of it. On pain of death. By Murder itself. But I’m not scared because I never intended to share anything other than what I intend to practice.
So, the first change to the site is this: You don’t have to leave your name and all your info when you comment. Everyone can comment and login as long as they have a Google, Facebook, or Twitter. And who doesn’t have one of these? Who doesn’t have all of these? Have you been living under a rock all this time? No one will ever be required to register to this site either. Another blogger once said, “Getting someone to register to your personal site is like getting someone to get you a cup of coffee on Mars.”
Well, if there were a coffee joint on Mars, it’d be a Starbucks. In which case, get me a venti soy vanilla latte with an extra shot of espresso. At children’s temperature, please. I have a sensitive tongue. Whipped cream and cinnamon are optional.
The second change is the Writing category. Here’s the reason. I write. And the fact is that most of my stuff isn’t good enough to publish. Or interesting enough to keep writing a story about. But I’ll share it. I think it’s really easy for writers to forget their roots. We all began somewhere. And we all have first drafts. I know, it won’t help my marketing, but there are a lot of people–both in my group and in the world–who don’t think they’re good enough to put their thoughts out on paper. No one is…at first.
But the Writing Category, it’ll have more things! I learned that characters are important, whether or not he or she’s the main character. I think of Pyrrhic, and I wonder what Lex’s hobbies are, Angel’s greatest secret, and what Enya does for fun when she’s not busy “evilling” about. Some of these “character interviews” may become worth putting up. Finally, there’s excerpts. Yes…but only of post-published work. Because I’m about to have a publication called Happy Days, Sweetheart out soon, and it’s gonna be awesome.
My first. And all thanks to Murder.