Ask the Professor

Posted on: June 17th, 2011 by Anthony Rapino 9 Comments

Me being me, I have been somewhat preoccupied with homebrew, video games, movies, and yes, even some writing.  Through this cloud of laziness and procrastination, it occurred to me that I recently posed a question on my blog: should I start a new section of the website called “Ask the Professor?”

The answer to this question, if you haven’t noticed, was a resounding yes.  Although, admittedly the majority of you seemed more interested in my promised insults, revealing that my readers are a horde of masochists.  Not exactly surprising–I’ve long had my suspicions if you want to know the truth–but the votes still count.

In any case, I guess I’m stuck doing this professor thing now that I’ve promised it.  I normally don’t keep promises of course.  It’s so much more fun to break them.  But in this case I may stand to gain something–I don’t know what, more readers?–so I figured I might as well do it.  I can be an ass to nice people asking serious questions.  It’ll be fun!*

So, my little masochists, would you like the professor to answer one of your writing related questions**?  If so, send your query to HorrorWriterContest (AT) gmail (DOT) com.  Make sure you turn the (AT) and (DOT) into what they need to be.  If you don’t know what that means then I probably don’t want to read your question anyway.  (And the insults begin).

The Professor awaits your call.

(And here’s a picture of homemade pastrami!)

*Those who know me know I’m not actually an ass, but for “The Professor” bits, I’ll do my best at pretending.  🙂

**Here, “Writing Related” will refer to any and all questions concerning fiction, horror, grammar, submissions, queries, agents, and anything else about the business of writing I may have left out.  When in doubt, send your question.

9 Responses

  1. Indigo says:

    It feels SO good to see my email and blog link up there.
    Yeah, I know your probably the only one who will get that.

    So how’s this for a question: Is it absolutely necessary for an author (or wannabe) to keep up a facade of niceness. Not just for the blog, but future readers or should we let our dark side out as often as possible?

    After the last few days I’m feeling rather DARK…(Hugs)Indy

  2. Indigo says:

    On a side note where are all the others. I thought they wanted to be insulted. Bravado is good in type…Indy

    • Oh, good question! I’ll file it away and probably use it for the first installment. Hmmm, yeah, no takers yet. I’m hoping that’s just because it’s Friday. 🙂

  3. E.Arroyo says:

    I’ll be standing on the sidelines. Yeah, the quiet one who usually gets her head cut off for not moving fast enough from the careening blade. =)

  4. OH gawd, now the pressure’s on. A question, a question.
    OK. Got one. Off to the email. The pastrami looks, um, ill… did it taste better than it looks?

  5. marcy says:

    a question for the professor, eh? Hmm, how about this one: Does the professor have any tips on how to make it look like the house and yard are taken care of when they’re actually..um…not? oh, and no $ to pay someone and no closets to shove everything into.

    speaking of which, guess I better get out and mow before it rains again and grows another foot…

    let me know when my insult is ready 🙂

    • E, not playing along? For shame. :-p

      Cathy, got it! I’ll file it away for a future installment. I’ll probably do one question per week or so. Oh, that’s just how the pastrami looks. It had been smoking for 7 hours, so the spice rub gets all nice and black. The inside looks much nicer.

      Marcy, oh, a good one. 🙂 Filed away. This is going to be fun. 🙂

  6. I’m so glad you’re doing the Ask the Professor thing. 🙂
    That’s going to be fun.

    I’m also here to let you know that I’m giving you an award. Come pick it up at my blog. 🙂

    • Wahoo! Thanks, Amanda. 🙂

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