Conform or be cast out

When someone talks about “educating” people, what they often really mean is “convincing them to adopt my views as their own and further propagate them.” A highly effective means of forcing someone’s hand in order to achieve this is to silence all dissenting voices. Those who will not be silent are either demonized or viewed as crazy because of their failure to conform and subsequently … Continue reading Conform or be cast out

Faceborg is really messing with me

Every time I place a sponsored ad for one of my books on Facebook, and it gets a decent response, Faceborg threatens to delete my account and my author page. Every time a post from my Star Trek meme page goes viral, the Zuckerbots threaten to delete my account and my page. They’ve limited my reach to “protect the community from spam.” I’ve figured out … Continue reading Faceborg is really messing with me

Relating to characters?

Occasionally, someone who has read my book The Act of Laughing will track me down on Facebook and tell me how much they related to one of the characters. It’s never the two with redeeming qualities, either. It’s always Evan. Evan is a snarky, lazy comic book artist with a massive ego and a strong sense of entitlement. He’s an atheist, and is an asshole … Continue reading Relating to characters?

Which quote is correct?

A) “The pen is mightier than the sword.” B) “Talk mins action equals zero.” My answer is A. Action on the part of the speaker is not required in order to effect change. Talk is everything. Words are everything. Words can alter the beliefs and of the masses, which translates to action. Words are the impetus behind all action, in fact. Words can either instill … Continue reading Which quote is correct?