It's Make a Meme week at the SFF Seven!
That's right. The topic is to make a meme of your favorite or least favorite thing about being an author.
Danu stacks the challenges deep, indeed.
For those who don't know, a "meme" is defined by Merriam-Webster (who has one of the best Twitter feeds going right now), as "an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture." I was interested to learn that the term was coined by Richard Dawkins in 1976 in his groundbreaking book, The Selfish Gene, to discuss genetic inheritance. Had no idea that the "meme" I knew in genetics is the same. In these days of social media, a meme is likely to be some image paired with a caption or tags, to convey a feeling or experience. That's the Jeffe Definition (TM). M-W adds a second definition of "an amusing or interesting picture, video, etc., that is spread widely through the Internet," which I think comes pretty damn close to mine.
Of course, this meant I had to learn how to make a decent meme. Stretching boundaries and all, eh, Veronica Scott? (For the rest of you, I had the best success with https://memegenerator.net/)
I don't often do "least-favorite" or pet-peeve kinds of things, but this one captures my feels this morning.
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Baby's First Meme
Posted by Jeffe Kennedy at 12:08:00 PM
Labels: author woes, Definition of meme, Jeffe Kennedy, meme
Jeffe Kennedy is a multi-award-winning and best-selling author of romantic fantasy. She is the current President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) and is a member of Novelists, Inc. (NINC). She is best known for her RITA® Award-winning novel, The Pages of the Mind, the recent trilogy, The Forgotten Empires, and the wildly popular, Dark Wizard. Jeffe lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is represented by Sarah Younger of Nancy Yost Literary Agency.
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Oh that meme, it is all the awesomes! <3!ReplyDelete
yay!! I feel all validated :-)Delete
It's a good thing I have till Saturday because I'm not a meme-creating person, not very often anyway LOL.ReplyDelete
I'm envisioning cats...Delete