BitchBuzz: NaNoWriMo

Lots of folks I know are knee-deep in NaNoWriMo; if you’ve ever thought about trying to write, it’s a good boost with a lot of support and encouragement. If I’m not doing it, it’s only because with me every month is NaNoWriMo at least in quantity although not always novel format (she says hastily trying…

BitchBuzz and Over the Edge

I’m fighting off a cold that seemed to ride my coattails from London but if I’m feeling not too bad, I plan to head off to Over the Edge’s reading tonight at the library (where I am now mayor 🙂 and perhaps try out a new piece at the open mic if there’s room. A…

BitchBuzz: Björk’s Biophilia

I suppose it comes as no surprise that I love the new Björk album, but wow! What a wonderful little package. The vision of it amazes me: the mash-up of science and myth that makes both magical. I will not rest until I’ve seen one of the shows. Currently she’s playing in Iceland, but I…

BitchBuzz: Jane Eyre’s Everlasting Appeal

A perennial favourite of mine, for sure — especially in the Dame Darcy illo’d version, I wax rhapsodic about the book over at BB: Jane Eyre’s Everlasting Appeal By K.A. Laity This month marks the 164th anniversary of the publication of Charlotte Brontë’s immortal Jane Eyre. Women love Jane—well, a certain kind of women love this heroine….

BitchBuzz: The Perfect Hat

You know this was inevitable, right? Three Easy Steps to Finding the Perfect Hat By K. A. Laity If you live in the west of Ireland, you discover quickly why hats are a better idea than brollies; the gales in Galway are powerful! Most blustery days the wreckage of ruined umbrellas becomes a common sight….

BitchBuzz: Facebook’s New Timeline

Prepare yourself for more bitching and moaning on Facebook as there’s another change on the way. Looks like they’re rolling it out more slowly and still tweaking it as they go along. Here you go: Facebook’s Timeline: What it’s All About By K. A. Laity Not long after it introduced the friend ticker on the…

BitchBuzz: Writers as Content Providers

I tried to sneak a random Fall reference into my column today, but my editor generally nixes my loopy titles in favour of those that actually convey the subject of the piece. Go fig. Kudos to the fabulous Nancy Holzner for providing this week’s content (see, talk to me and you’ll end up in a…

BitchBuzz: Butterfly World Project

I’m heading off to Philadelphia for Authors After Dark with Kit Marlowe this morning; doubtless I’ll have stories to share from there. Hope to see Todd and Alex while I’m in town. My column today features a lovely place that I can’t wait to see first hand. I learned about it from the fabulous photographer…

BitchBuzz: Your Tweets are Under Surveillance

In the midst of news that Rupert “I outsourced Satan” Murdoch, who has done his best to undermine democracy here and human decency everywhere else, has been using drones to covertly spy upon Americans, I find that our own Department of Defence has decided to join the social media revolution. Does that officially make Twitter…

BitchBuzz: The Minuses of Google+

My column this week takes on the latest major player in the social media sweepstakes. If I get ‘disappeared’ you’ll know where to find me (buried in some AltaVista search results with Ask Jeeves). The Minuses of Google+ By K. A. Laity The world’s biggest search engine attempts to be social… It’s the greatest things…