Shut up about Rogue One.

I’m seeing so many men posting on Facebook and Twitter today, defending the decision to have a female lead for Rogue One. The posts begin with something like, “”I guess a bunch of guys are upset that the new Star Wars film stars a woman,” and then they go on to explain why that’s a dumb opinion. When this happened with the Ghostbusters remake, I kept my mouth shut, because I realized that all my male friends who were throwing support to the casting had truly good intentions. But now they’re all proclaiming the validity of Rogue One, and I … Continue reading

Building Twitter Followers Part II (Son of Building Twitter Followers)

About a year and a half ago now, I published a blog for writers about how to build Twitter followers. There’s a lot in there that’s still applicable, so you should check it out, as I’m not going to summarize too much here. However, some things have changed in the last 18 months. Tweepi, the tool that I used to build my followers from 360-some to multiple thousands, has been effectively dismantled. Twitter asked Tweepi to stop allowing users like me to “flush” the people who don’t follow us back, and since that was the best thing about Tweepi, I no … Continue reading