NOSEY BIO: Loud, brass, and tastelessly attired, I.B. Nosey is famed for his exuberant “Greetings, cybernuts! This is I.B. Nosey, your official unofficial reporter!” He seeks answers to the kind of probing questions no accredited journalist would deem intelligent, let alone newsworthy enough, to ask. Fleet of foot, wide of mouth, and fluent of tongue-in-cheek, I.B. Nosey’s unique interviewing style is comparable to none.
Winner of the Pukelitzer Award. Spokesman for Gum Drop Island’s confectionary plantation. Featured in InD’Tale magazine and The Woven Tale Press.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Anyway, they wanted an official unofficial photo with -who else- that Pukelitzer Award Winning journalist -me!
So here we are...
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NOSEY: Greetings, cybernuts! This is I.B. Nosey, your official unofficial reporter with this month's -which happens to be October, in case you haven't been keeping up with me (and shamey if you aren't!)- IWSG's posting.
NOSEY: Yes, once again, you'll have your new monthly answer. But first, 'cause I know you're wondering this, what is the purpose of the ISWG? Glad you asked, 'cause, like, ya know, I can handle that. Heh heh. Sure I can 'cause I have what I'm supposed to say right here on my cheat sheet.
NOSEY: *flips open paper and reads* : Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
NOSEY: Hey, that's a great purpose, right? Miss Mae, who happens to be my author, thinks so and she's eager to answer this question for you --
*Feminine voice interrupts* Excuse me, hello! I'll answer for Miss Mae.
NOSEY: Huh? *twirls around* Who said that?
MQ: It's me, Ms. Quotes. Gosh, you haven't forgotten me, have you, Nosey? *looks all innocent*
NOSEY: *grinds teeth* I haven't forgot how you horned in on my last posting.
MQ: Goody, you do remember. Right, and so I'm here to--
NOSEY: Oh no, you don't, girlie. Can't ya read? This blog ain't named 'Feeling Blond?' It's 'Feeling Nosey?' which means it's my blog.
NOSEY: Nope. Nothing doing. Shoo, scram, kiddo. You're bugging me. *pushes her behind stage-left's curtain*
MQ: *peeks around* Gosh, Nosey, can't you - ?
NOSEY: Hey. *scowls* Listen. You need a beauty makeover. One of those wide eyelashes you're so fond of fluttering is hanging by a - well, by a hair.
MQ: It is? *gasps* Oh no! *sounds of staccato heels racing off stage*
NOSEY: *mutters* Sheesh. Some reporters just love to cram their pesky microphones in people's faces. *clears throat* As I was saying...*hesitates* Hm. What was I saying? *brightens* Oh yeah. This month's question for you IWSG fans:
"Have you ever slipped any of your personal information into your characters, either by accident or on purpose?"
NOSEY: And so now, take it away, Miss Mae! *graciously hands over mic to MM - although maybe not quite so graciously, as begrudingly, but anyhoo -*
MISS MAE: Thank you, my official unofficial reporter. Well, how do I answer this month's question? *brow puckers in thought* Let's see. I guess I could start by saying that though it might not be information exactly, I think I've unwittingly slipped somewhat of a window into revealing bits of my own personality. By that, I mean if anyone reads my romantic mysteries, you'll find it challenging to deduce the answers. That's because I love puzzles - puzzling puzzles with twisty, unforeseen, intricate plots. However, when it comes to my characters I.B. Nosey, Ms. Quotes, Sir O. Yuri Wiseguy-eh, The Narrator, Heathcliff the private detective possum and the other 'mischaps' from my Gum Drop Island series of children's/kid-at-heart/humorous adventure tales, readers learn that I'm quirky, have a dry wit, adore puns, and enjoy a side of slapstick. And...uhhh.... *gives inquiring glance at Nosey* Think that's enough?
NOSEY: Yeah, yeah. *dismisses MM with a bored grimace* That's plenty of information that you couldn't decide if it was information or not.
MISS MAE: *sighs with relief* Good! You know how I hate speaking in public. *hands over microphone, pecks Nosey's cheek, straightens his tie, fluffs his hair, and then rushes to back office where she keeps her Acer laptop with the dusty keyboard*
NOSEY: And there, cybernuts, you have your answer straight from Miss Mae's own - er, um - fingertips. Heh heh. So, until next month - oh, wait! *starts with remembrance* Yeah. Okay. Can't forget this. Huh uh, nope. Too important. And what is it? Why, just that you'll be happy to know I'm participating in ISWG's 'Show Us Your Writer's Insecurity' photo swag contest. Yeah, that's right. Cool, Pukelitzer Award winning journalist, me! You don't wanna miss that photo, Nosey fans. It's sure to be a collector's item!
NOSEY: Folks, the blog hop is still leaping, so get on over to the IWSG and read some other terrific authors' posts. And tell 'em... that Nosey sent ya.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Well. So rather I was a series kind of writer or not, here was something I needed to consider. Could I do it? Could I actually do it?
Again, much to my surprise, I did. As a matter-of-fact, the third book in the series 'Ahoy, Mischaps!' (with I.B. Nosey included, of course) is for sale. Wow. Major accomplishment. How many books will there be? At this point, I'm not sure. But I took the plunge and I've even changed the M.M. to Miss Mae. Ha! How about that?"
NOSEY: So. *glares* Are you quite finished with stealing my spotlight, Miss Quotes?
MQ: That's Ms. Quotes, Nosey. *jabs his tweedy-weedy jacket with a shapely finger* And for your information-- *gasps* Oh, no!
NOSEY: *rolls eyes* What now?
MQ: I broke a nail! *sobs* Quick! Call an ambulance!
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
Yep, share and encourage. That's what we do...er, um, that's writers like what Miss Mae does, actually. Heh heh.
So what's going on this month? How about this handy question which Miss Mae is itching to answer:
"What are your pet peeves when reading/writing/editing?"
Take it away, Miss Mae!
From Miss Mae: "I've discovered that writing is a skill that must be learned. Just because you have an idea/story bouncing around in your mind doesn't mean that you necessarily KNOW how to describe that on paper. One of the best things I learned is not to write (for instance): "I started running", or "I began to read". A verb must follow the noun. So did you "start" or did you "begin"? Just go ahead and write: "I ran", or "I read". Forget about the "start, began". (When I read sentences like that now, yes, a pet peeve that makes me grit my teeth).
Another is something that's physically impossible for the human body to do, such as: "All eyes locked on the stranger who entered the room". Hm. Can "eyes" lock? No. Gazes, but not eyes.
Learning these improved my writing, and when you think about it, just makes sense."
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Again, for what?
Answer from Miss Mae:
No, can't say that I have. Sometimes I've had to draw back because of a life event, or sometimes I might take a "recess". But I'm still here!
But, you know -- writing is hard. And if you're Indie, marketing is harder. And if you're not selling, or if you're going unnoticed...discouragement edges around the corner. That can put a lot of writers off, and understandably so.
Unless one gets so bored, or frustrated, or worried that it leads them into losing their love of writing -- I suggest to not give up!
When it comes right down to it - don't write for others, because you sure can't please everyone, but you can please yourself - and I think that's why we write.
See you next month. :)
Thursday, May 18, 2017