Archive for June 17th, 2010

Jun 17 2010

Amusing Google queries of the day

I provide advice about how to write novels, comic books and graphic novels. Most of my content applies to fiction-writing in general, but I also provide articles specifically about superhero stories.

Here’s some of the queries that have brought readers to SN recently.

  • Can I exorcise myself with boiling water? Umm, I’d recommend running that past a priest.  Or anybody else that’s not completely nuts.
  • what are two common mistakes a writer make that could cause his writing to be ineffective fo readers?r. Punctuation and spelling errors.
  • is the scenario of superheroes getting powers from an explosion copyrighted–no, copyrights don’t work that way.  The main problem with using a cliche is less that you’ll be sued for ripping off a particular story than that editors (and/or eventually readers) will feel like your stuff isn’t fresh enough.  Plus, I don’t think that it’s all that cliche.   (The only remotely prominent competitors that come to mind are Daredevil and Static Shock, and the explosion itself only plays a major role for SS).
  • hawt edward cullen pix–YOU ARE RUINING THE INTERWEBZ
  • wereterrier–yes!

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Jun 17 2010

My inbox is clear!

Published by under Eww... gross!

Pretty much the only good news about getting hospital-grade food poisoning Tuesday-Wednesday is that I’ve had enough time to clear my inbox.  If you’re still waiting on a response to an e-mail or comment, please send me a reminder.

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