Ridiculous releases and stern words

Meredith Burgmann was, until recently, the president of the NSW Legislative Council. She recently retired. Meredith Burgmann, collector of political idiocy While in her position, she enjoyed a sideline hobby collecting the headlines from politicians’ press...

Is your fantasy epic derivative trash?

I don’t tend to write too much in the medieval fantasy, cavorting elves and grumbling dwarves vein of fantasy. Nonetheless, this list from rinkworks.com cracked me up. In particular, I enjoyed no. 33. Click here for the Fantasy Novelist’s...

Strange annotations II

I thought I’d figured out what was causing all those strange !–[if !supportEmptyParas]– and !–[endif]– codes that pop up in Internet Explorer. Alas, I haven’t fixed it. I have no idea why it’s happening and will continue to...

Reading recommendations

A reader directed me to check out a beta version of a new website called Story Code. It’s a site to compare novels, where readers enter details of books they’ve enjoyed by way of a coding system. That system then draws comparisons to other books in the site’s database...

Mean car park

A reader of The Word from Wellington in New Zealand sent me this picture that he thought I’d like. He was right – I do like it. It’s such a mean sign. This is a car park and it’s for the public. But it’s closed. Permanently! Mwaaahahaha! Why don’t they just put up a...