Change Is Difficult LinkBlogging: Lois Lane Books, Alex Segura Interview, More
Two people I like talk to each other: Tim O’Shea interviews Alex Segura about his role as Executive Director of Publicity and Marketing for Archie Comics. They also cover Alex’s creative work, including a story he’s writing for an upcoming issue of Archie & Friends, about the first-ever Riverdale Comic Con. (Write what you know…)
Lois Lane: Girl Reporter: Dean Trippe shares his pitch for a terrific-sounding kids’ book project that wasn’t picked up. It’s always the best-sounding works that don’t match the owners’ vision for the characters.
This quote made me sad, in an article about the NY Times changing their style guide:
One broad category of changes was the deletion of some aging or outdated technical terms: CD-ROM, floppy disk, Dictaphone, Usenet, newsgroups, VHS, CAD-CAM and I.S.D.N.
Poor Usenet and VHS. But in spite of the recent AP style change to email (announced on Twitter!), the Times is sticking with the unnecessary and old-fashioned hyphen when they use the term. They are now allowed to say “an e-mail” instead of “an e-mail message”, though.
Thanks so much for the post and kind words, Johanna. The response to this has really made my…I dunno, life? With or without DC, this is the kind book I’m gonna be doing. This week has really proven to me that there IS an audience for the kind of stories I like. Thanks. :)