Michael N. Marcus discusses writing, editing, design, publishing, language, culture, politics and sometimes other things. He often skewers inept publishers and writers. It's his duty and compulsion. It's important and often funny. If you present work to the public, you must be able to withstand criticism. If your feelings get hurt easily, keep your work private. When you seek praise, you risk derision. Either produce pro-quality work by yourself or get help from qualified professionals.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Yom Kippur is over. So is Ramadan. Now it's time to sharpen your hand-hook, put your parrot on your shoulder, raise the skull-and-crossbones, put the plank over the gunwale, load the cannons, clean the poop off the poopdeck, secure the treasure chests, batten down the hatches, unfurl the sails, man the yardarms, keelhaul the landlubbers, watch Peter Pan and Pirates of the Caribbean and say "avast," "yo-ho-ho," "AAARRRGGHH" and "me hearties" a lot.
Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.
Now, get me some grog and hardtack, wench. I be preparin' to plunder some booty!