Welcome to my submission for Day 3 of the A-to-Z Blog Challenge. Today’s offering is one of my Photoshop Procrastination Mashups.
A Mock Workshop.
Please don’t for a minute believe this is real, and careen from ballroom to ballroom at your next conference in search of this (much needed) master class.
The idea was inspired by the handful of writer’s conferences I’ve staggered through over the years. To fledglings, these events can feel intimidating. Not to mention, you spent cold hard cash. Sacrifices were made. You drank budget beer. Postponed a dozen haircuts. You told the little ones at home that Mickey went belly up. There’s a lot riding on a single weekend!
I threw the mashup together in a hurry. Feeling a little sheepish now. What am I worried about? 1.3 billion websites, who’s gonna see this?
Today I offer a mock book cover inspired by the punctuation mark eschewed by my QWERTY keyboard:
Like peanut butter and chocolate, the ! and the ? make a delicious team in the in the right circumstances. (In the case of peanut butter and chocolate, the circumstances are always right.)
But today, the spotlight shines on the air interrobang. The mock book cover I created gives a nod to the cozy mystery genre. Not to mention, my amusement whenever air quotes are deployed during conversation. The ol’ scare quotes. Quibble marks. Smart-alecky bunny ears.
Judgment, be gone, I say. Give me rhetorical flabbergastery. The new hook-n-dot-n-slash-n-dot. Who’s the first to raise their hand?!
I once used the term ‘air interrobang’ to a friend, and they said, “What airline is that?” Because this is the first day of the A-to-Z Challenge, I created an additional procrastination to accompany that anecdote. You can find it on my fledgling Pinterest page. Ah heck, I’ll include the image below and save you a step.
So concludes my A-Day. I’m ashamed to admit how long it took to create this post. Not every A-to-Z will be a mock book cover but a few more are on the menu.