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I am amused that the Germans finally managed to make this thing work.
maryrobinette is a science fiction writer who often posts about writing, which is very entertaining. But that's not the coolest thing on her blog. The coolest thing is that she is also a puppeteer, and when she posts about that, you will learn all sorts of amazing things about how to make puppets and perform with them. Plus some wild fun stories about shopping for props and supplies. It's a whole different flavor of creativity, and I really enjoy it.
caveman_joe explains in gloriously organized detail why ebooks suck, why they should not suck, some things that could be done to make ebooks stop sucking so much, and some features that would be attractive in an online fiction magazine. If you write cyberfunded material, or would like to; or have anything to do with electronic writing, reading, or publishing; this post is well worth reading.
Not everyone thinks that ebooks suck, which is okay. I don't think they suck 100% and I don't agree with every single point on this list, but I do agree with most of the points, which is why I almost never read ebooks. I am, however, really pleased by this list because it will be useful to me if I decide to release some ebooks (which I am considering) and for my ongoing work in promoting cyberfunded creativity (which will hopefully evolve into a website).
Learning new technology is always a bumpy ride. This is a rubbing of the bumps on the way to enjoying electronic literature.
I've tried editing this image in Picasa to make it smaller so it will load better. I also recropped it because the original file had a big grey stripe where some of the paper didn't appear. The original is 8 1/2" x 11" and the text is a little more centered vertically.
Yahey, it seems to be working! This is my poem "Autumn's Daughter" printed onto a plain piece of paper, covered with transparent vellum paper with gold leaf (through which a hole has been cut to reveal the text).
Big thanks to haikujaguar for recommending Picasa and to my partner Doug for installing the program for me. When I have time, I'll try to post more scrapbook poetry pictures.