Moo + Photofunia = how a deadline-crazed historical novelist can wile/while away a few hours

One of the tasks associated with having a new book coming out is updating the contact cards one gives out to readers. (A book begins and ends with stationery.)

This time I decided to go with Moo cards. What's special about Moo is that you can have a different image on the back of every card.

Here you see one card and a few of the images on the back, plus the Moo mini-cards (which I adore). 

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Amazing! It's very reasonable and the quality is high.  

I created the faux images using THE SHADOW QUEEN and other books covers and the free Photofunia app. Below are three of the seventeen images I used. (I posted all of them to Flickr—should you wish to see what Photofunia can do.)

Needless to say, I got carried away. Photofunia is so much … well: fun.

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And, on a final note, I had to go to Grammarist.com to see if I should wile away a few hours, or while them away. What's your guess?

It turns out that "while" is historically correct, but that "wile," although technically incorrect, is the more common usage now and has been accepted. See the explanation here.

(Don't you love how you can ask the Net anything?)

 

  • Hallie Sawyer

    I love Moo cards and what a cool idea!

    • http://www.sandragulland.com Sandra Gulland

      I got stickers, too. Imagine!

      Let me know what you do. I know a writer who puts different quotes from her novel on the back of her business card. Once I made a puzzle.