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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Titling Stories and Pages

I've been working on a Facebook page that will be devoted to my fiction, articles and the artwork relating to the two. An example of this last one is my cover illustration for my book of short stories, which I'm still working on slowly but surely. There have  been so many other writing projects that I've had to take care of as higher priorties due to financial reasons.

Posting content on one's own FB page isn't a problem. A problem is selecting a title and user name for the page. I was jotting down possible names for at least an hour last night trying to figure out which would best represent the page and its host. Strangely, I don't have that problem titling stories whether fiction or non fiction. Maybe I know my stories better than I know myself. And they say space is the final frontier! Ha! I sometimes think it's we humans ourselves that are. Just look at what we've invented and created in technology and art since the dawn of time and at what we're still continuing to invent and create. Thirty years ago the average person never would have thought that we could communicate in numerous ways by one simple looking handheld device! And now there's technologists who are coming up with ways for hendheld computers to bring up information and images based on the immediate environment the user is in!

Can anybody believe that George Lucas has sold his Star Wars franchise along with the rest of his company to Disney? It makes sense in a way since he had already allowed Disney the rights to use Star Wars for the Star Tours attraction. But Lucas, who has always been so set on doing his Star Wars movies in his way, selling it to Disney? Personally, I haven't seen Disney keeping very faithful to its founder, Walt Disney himself, in many of its productions (though there are some that they make that do reflect Walt Disney's style, more or less, but they've seem to be more rare since the mid '80s).  If you want more thoughts on this big move with Lucasfilm, please take a look at my article at Examiner.com.

I'll be sure to let you know here when my Facebook page is up. (I'm hoping that will be within the next week.)

Until next time . . .

2 comments:

  1. Dude, you reeelly need to put a hyphen between your FAR OUT (should be FAR-OUT). You're a writer??? Egads. Looks baaad as a sheep croak'n, dude. C'est la guerre. God bless you.

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  2. Yes, I'm a writer. The "far out" being used here is a pun for both the '70s expression of excitement such as when someone brings good news and a person responds to it by saying, "Far out!", as well as for distance. When it comes to branding and style, those are exceptions to spelling. Kind of like what you do with your blog, "the sinfull mort" (which I find very interesting, btw). Is "Facebook" "Face Book"? Besides, even when it comes to many hyphenated words, they tend to be debatable, so, as a rule of thumb, it's better to go with no hyphen and therefore two separate words than with two words put together. "Farout" probably wouldn't look so good unless it's in a web address such as the one in our address bars. Thanks for the comment.

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