Celebrity Hate Speeches #shameonthem

 brie larsonThe lady doth protest too much, methinks

Hello fellow citizens,

Gus Morley here. With another cultural hoopla hash tag upon us, this time in the form of feminist celebrity agendas, I thought you might like to see the latest request we received here at the Protest Emporium. The seeker wishes to remain anonymous. She was very lucid in her request, though, and I think her words plainly and elegantly illuminate a disturbing trend among young up-and-coming celebs who have been Hollywoodized.

Here is part of her request (grammar and punctuation unedited):

Dear Guy Morley – I’ve noticed a recent trend amongst young actors 2day and its really bin bugging the heck outta me! My brother says you helped him out getting him some custom bump stickers for tailgaters so i know you can help me. When bri Larson got up and gave her speech about white dudes’ I was like whaaat? Girl u need to sit down and I’m a woman of color myself! Why does this privileged millionaire actor think she’s suddenly the voice of the underepresented? and what exactly was she calling to be done or was she just exalting one group to marginalizing another.  that girl, pretty she is, BUT she ain’t no hero. If you’re given an award or honored with the chance to give a speech it should be with gratitude and all about positive things not blame and racism and feminist claptrap.

So, from you i need a smartly written petition thing with all the you know professional letterhead and stuff that I can pass around get people to sign so that Oscars and academy awards winners have to GIVE THANKS and then get down. I don’t want to hear no agendas at an awards show from celebrities! It is not a platform for Hollywood to shape our thinking! If this sort of anti-men crap keeps up pretty soon men wont be allowed to win Awards u know? I know how it will start. A man will win but then nobody will clap and after his speech no one will clap—crickets u no? then they wont even bother letting men win because its bad for media attention and then only women be allowed to win – you wait and see.

Send me the petition done all up professional like you do and I’ll send you the moneys. Oh, BTW, my brother also showed me a speech by Paul Hogan at the Oscars a long time ago and let me tell you that is how u do it! nothing controversial, nothing hateful, just good clean fun, not like that pretty little girls hate speech, which just serves to stir up anger and hatred.

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A Surprising Tip For Overcoming Writer’s Block

float pod backlitToday I floated for the first time!

There is a new-ish way to:

  • Unlock the writer in you
  • Bulldoze your way through writer’s block
  • Discover what comes next in your book

Flotation Therapy is for Writers 

I floated. It was everything they say it is, and it proved especially advantageous for writing! For those who don’t yet know what floatation therapy is, here is an excellent article by journalist Catherine DiBenedetto, on her experience floating and the scientific data behind its benefits.

The unique state produced inside the float pod allowed my writer’s mind to relax and think clearly, without any of the distractions normally associated with the times I try to figure out the next scene or chapter or manuscript (namely other thoughts and the Internet!)

So, during my 60 minute float, I may not have slept, exactly, (most first-time floaters don’t) but answers and resolutions to my writerly interests flowed.

At first it was a novel experience, awkward and strange (you’re naked and floating effortlessly in a public place–though in complete privacy), but after focusing on my breathing I began to hear my heartbeat. Basically I tuned into my body and mind and zoned out of everything else.

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It was the perfect condition for writing in your mind. I saw my characters where I had left them, wondering what was going to happen next. Then the answers came. I saw them clear as day. It was so obvious; how could I not have realized their paths before?

By the end of the float  I had the next several chapters lined up, along with character encounters that I had not foreseen before.

Plus, I was super relaxed. Like, better than the best sleep you’ve ever had and a cleaner high than any drug you can take.

I have to thank my brother for letting me float. It’s his float center he’s opening up in western New York, and he was kind enough to let me have one of the first trials.

Highly recommend you float. If you’re having trouble figuring out what to write next–scene, chapter, or manuscript–you might consider giving it a float.

If nothing else, you’ll come out of it refreshed and destressed. That’s right: You’ll float too–

God bless you’re writing!

The Best Ebook Sale of 2019 (Many Ebooks For Free!)

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For those who love books, and who love discounted books even more, Smashwords is having a site-wide sale right now, March 3 through the 9th.

Here is a link to the Smashwords page filled with steeply discounted books. You’ll find just about every genre that could possibly interest you.

Many of my ebooks are also available. Some of these, including Iconocop, first book of my urban fantasy Mythcorp Series, is free. You’ll also find my serial killer thriller, Ichabod, and the entertaining parody/expose of self-help books: The (Psycho) Path to Success for 50% off.

There’s plenty for your enjoyment and illumination, all deeply discounted, some for free.

So take advantage of this special 1 week offer

(Forgive the sales line, but you know we have to include keywords). Go ahead and browse the site, and if you like, check out Secrets of the Wand, an exciting inside-peek at the world of W.A.N.D., my YA fantasy, currently free on Smashwords.

Thank you, and enjoy your reading!

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