May 6, 2013
Some Twitter stalker going all balls out to hit me. This happens. The stalker thing. I appear to be stalker candy.
Sometimes I wonder if I should even be out in the world, but, fuck it, I want to live my life.
It generally happens because someone makes up in his or her mind what I am supposed to be. And then splat, they meet me, and I’m not it. Ahhh! She isn’t my imagined girl on the unicorn! Ahhhh!
Look I’m not a girl on a unicorn. And a very smart friend once told me, Look, you owe people who bought the book one thing and one thing only: The book. And you don’t have to be anything more or less than that. The end.
This fucker didn’t even buy the book. He just chased me around on Twitter. His intro was him telling me how amusing he found the Boston Marathon Bombing and West, Texas explosions. And since I did not find either amusing, it went downhill from there.
But he kept following me.
When I posted, Had anyone read the book who could give it a review? He said, “So, did I want HIM to give it a review”?
It was a threat.
I said I’d prefer people who read the book gave it reviews. And then he got more freaky and I blocked him.
He reviewed the book on Amazon. Just like he promised to do if I wasn’t nicer to him. A book he never read.
And he started a WordPress blog titled MaxAdamsAndTwitter. And pasted my photo on it and went to town with posts — with a link off his Amazon “review.”
WordPress took the blog down. Seeing as it was wearing my name and was draped in my photos and that’s kind of fucked up.
Amazon, however, is a little kinder and friskier with stalkers.
Amazon was the link out to the Max Adams Stalker Blog, see. But no worries. First, Amazon couldn’t find the one 1 star review on the book’s Amazon page even with an ISBN and link to the review. I know, that was the first email a week or so later after I asked for help.
(No worries, Amazon, I will send them to you again.)
Then, the review that flat out says “I didn’t read the book I just hate and want to fuck with the author” and links to a WordPress blog wearing the author’s name and photo attacking the author, well, no worries. That doesn’t violate Amazon terms of service. Because I guess being a conduit to personal and professional attacks on authors on the internet is no biggy, Amazon?
For fuck’s sake, Amazon, what are your terms of service?
I have to go call my lawyers now to find out what it means when an online business is actively operating as a conduit for personal and professional stalker attacks on female individuals through the internet. I asked for help more than once from you guys.
Love and Kisses,
Your Fuck You Amazon Adams Girl
PS: Hey, I posted your photo up there, you won’t mind right? You didn’t mind linking out to a stalker who was posting my photos, so I figured it would not bother you. Smooches!
March 31, 2013
I have been working my little fingers to the bone revamping the book site. Go see. It’s pretty.
March 19, 2013
Join us for Indiechat 3/19 at 9pm EST! Topic: Screenplays
March 19th, 2013 by Kate Tilton
As many of you may know we took over the twitter chat #indiechat. #Indiechat is held every Tuesday at 9pm EST. You can check out our previous chat logs on BiblioCrunch Storify.
This week on #indiechat Kate Tilton (@Froze8) will be will be hosting from the BiblioCrunch twitter account (@BiblioCrunch) with guest Max Adams (@CelluloidBlonde). Max will be giving her tips on screenwriting and answering questions!
Hope to see you there!
About Max Adams:
Max Adams is an award winning screenwriter and author. She has written professionally for Columbia Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, and Tri-Star Pictures. Organizations she has lectured and/or taught at include University of Southern California, Austin Film Festival, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Film Arts Foundation, New York Film Academy, Gotham Writers, University of Utah, and the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences. She is a former Writers Guild of America, West online screenwriting mentor, is the founder of two international online screenwriting workshops, The Left Door and 5150, is the author of The New Screenwriter’s Survival Guide; Or, Guerrilla Meeting Tactics and Other Acts of War, is a University of Utah associate instructor and is the founder of the The Academy of Film Writing. Her produced feature films include Excess Baggage, The Ladykillers, and One For the Money. You can connect with Max at The Academy of Film Writing or check out her book: The New Screenwriter’s Survival Guide; Or, Guerrilla Meeting Tactics and Other Acts of War. Photo Credit Michael J. Canales.