I guess it had to happen, my websites, and all other WWW traffic must become "Secure HTTPS://." Look at my new secure website plus the rebuild of the existing website.
For those that do not see the green padlock and an "S" on the end of HTTP in the new encrypted web address your days are soon to be limited to being warned that you are about to open an unsecured website... This will be followed in the next year by the browser refusing to open any unsecured website.
For those that don't know, to obtain this green padlock you must buy a security certificate from a third party at around $80... Yes another way for Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, and Android Browser to make more billions; however, this time it may well be worth the cost.
Have a look, what do you think. Should we all accept this forced encrypted secure web browsing?
Yes, over the years we have all read much about this question; the old and accepted rule was when your writing eventually achieved the status of being published... you became an author.
The word "publish," so my Cambridge English Dictionary says is simply to formally make public. If this were the accepted definition, then all journalists or media reporters, writing a short news column for public viewing would be authors. Then again, a writer of several lengthy books, not yet published would simply be a writer.
Ah-ha, but what if you described your occupation as a novelist, as such a person is also a writer, and possibly an author. This could be a way of bypassing the author title, yet still add some upstanding acceptance to our modern snobbish literary world.
I have included the word "novelist" as this term, or description of a written works first used in 1521... Long before a title of writer or author ever used.
I asked a fellow writer, novelist and author what she thought of this interesting matter, what should we call ourselves... after two seconds of deep thought she replied. "I don't know what the reading public prefer to call us; however, I think we should call ourselves fucking idiots, make that poor fucking idiots."
What do you writers and readers think, what should we call ourselves.
Style is a word rarely used these days in describing an authors writing ability. Most readers would rather make comment on the story-line, plot, or genre; this I suspect because publishing houses have already decided on what they will accept in the way of writing style.
We writers can no longer hope to develop an individual writing style as it will be rejected by the main-stream publishing houses. These people who control what gets published claim that an Irish or Scottish accent, written as part of a characters dialog would just confuse the reader, and not add anything to the story. Especially if published in another country... like China.
I disagree, then again, this could be a reason my books are not catching up with Stephen Kings. What do you think, should we edit out our characters accents?