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This is just a reminder that, despite the fact that satire is protected under Fair Use, if Trump decides to sue, you will need to foot the bill for your own defense. And this man has a history of suing.

More importantly, one angry tweet from him could send all of his "fans" after you. Alex Baldwin and the cast of Hamilton have the resources to protect themselves. Do you?

These are all good points, but I'll chime in here to note that I've been flogging my anti-Trump book on Twitter (including responding to Trump's account) and I barely raised the ire of more than 3 trolls. I did get my advertising account banned by Twitter itself, so you'll have to watch for that, but so far the expected savagery hasn't materialized. Frankly, getting noticed is a bigger obstacle than getting abused!

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So just sent in my story. Sorry it took awhile. I was really putting it through a lot of beta readers and cleaning it up a lot.
Let me know if you need anything. I submitted through Google Docs, and have a pen name set up for it. ;-)
Looking forward to seeing this anthology release, mostly because I want to read it. ;-)
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I sent in mine as well last week. Did you get it, George?

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Thanks, I'm looking forward to it. We're actually up to 8 submissions now.
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Aw, too bad this is flash fiction and I suck at shorter works. Otherwise I'd be totally be in on this. I actually have a few pages of a serial I was gonna blog for free about Trump that's pretty silly, but I wasn't sure how people would handle it.

If you're curious, my idea was basically that Trump and Co. found a way to blend pop culture universes into the real world and has enlisted the help of Hal-9000 (he changes his name to Hal-Over-9000) to help him in the election. But something goes wrong and for every "evil" piece of pop culture created, the universe creates good to cancel it out. So it's up to Bernie Sanders, along side Captain America, GLaDOS (I'd elaborate, but Portal 2 spoliers) and a My Little Pony fanfiction Gary Stu named O.C. to save the Universe from forces of Trump, Trump's Hair, the Grinch, Nickleback, Mr. Burns from The Simpsons and a whole horde of villains. And all while fighting as if they lived in the Dragonball Z universe.

So, yea. I know about Fair Use and all, but I'm sure this story would push the limits of that, especially if we were selling it. But maybe I'll revisit the idea of just making it part of my blog or something.

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If it's parody, no need even for fair use. :)
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So, how are things going George? Is this still going to happen? Really looking forward to reading it. In fact, it will be my high point of Jan. 20th.

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Do you have any promo materials ready or planned? I don't have a huge social media/mailing list reach, but I want to do my bit to promote the book.

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OK have finished two for submission, will send along tomorrow. One last edit with coffee tomorrow.
I don't scrub my politics from writing...someone will always be offended and that's ok with me.

For me, it's more a matter of finding the leftist and atheist readers than writing for one size fits all, to be apolitical.
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Done

First time I've ever written a 'don't shoot me bro' note at the end of a story....hahaha. ;D

Short story idea: patriotic killer starts with the writers of this anthology.
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Just kidding.

You're safe for now.
Besides, they have much  better reasons.

Dark humor is the best.
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OK, I had to share this. It's a book of humor about why Trump should be respected. Carefully researched by a political analyst.
And it is full of blank pages. It is also mentioned in the blurb it is all full of blank pages.

It's selling big time. #11 in humorous books.

https://www.amazon.com/Trump-Deserves-Trust-Respect-Admiration/dp/1540743225


SO, this Trump Anthology has got to happen. Think about the fact we will actually have words on the pages.  ;)


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So, how are things going George? Is this still going to happen? Really looking forward to reading it. In fact, it will be my high point of Jan. 20th.

I'm just getting back to work now but we have 14 submissions (plus my own stories) so yes, it will happen. :)


Do you have any promo materials ready or planned? I don't have a huge social media/mailing list reach, but I want to do my bit to promote the book.

Not yet. I'm open to ideas and vendors. I am looking at Fiverr in particular.

OK have finished two for submission, will send along tomorrow.

Awesome, thanks. I'm looking forward to reading it!
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This sounds like an amusing project, but I just found out about it and have no ideas. Oh well. I guess I'll see if anything strikes me in the next, like, day.

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This sounds like an amusing project, but I just found out about it and have no ideas. Oh well. I guess I'll see if anything strikes me in the next, like, day.

If you want to submit late, just give me a heads up via email at me@georgedonnelly.com. :)
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Trump adopts an all-white puppy names it Hillary, argues about the registration costs since the dog is an older one, known to bark but not enough teeth to bite


HAHAHAHA too funny!

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This seems such an obvious idea that I want to check to see if anyone's already done it so there's no repetition.

"Tweeting the Apocalypse" - An entirely Twitter-based transcript of Trump angering other nations, launching nuclear war, and making America great again after World War III.

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This seems such an obvious idea that I want to check to see if anyone's already done it so there's no repetition.

"Tweeting the Apocalypse" - An entirely Twitter-based transcript of Trump angering other nations, launching nuclear war, and making America great again after World War III.

Obvious to you. Great idea. It had not come to me. I say go for it! I look forward to reading it.
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Nigel, we could have some overlap but nothing of too much concern.

I have Trump nuking North Korea and getting into trouble with China when the winds change direction and come out of the south and blow all the radiation into China and Russia.

China demands Hawaii in return. Trump gives them Lanai Island if he gets to build their naval base there. 5K jobs...woohoo.

And he gives himself end of month report cards...hahaha.

Not an end of the word scenario but definitely some similarities.
And yes, written in tweets

All that said, I think there will be enough differences to keep the reader entertained.
My Trump complains on Twitter about specific people, and guess what? Some unhinged crazies kill them.

Apologies to Neil Young and Anderson Cooper (aka Vanderbilt after his mom, Gloria) for their unexpected demise.

And most importantly, I have Trump using the title of a Russ Meyer film, Faster, [kitten]cat! Kill! Kill! in his urgent need to edit before 3AM.

If you still think there is a problem, let me know and I'll send you a copy of mine for review.
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Dammit, I missed the deadline because I misread it when taking notes.

Oh well, I'll put it on my blog instead. Are we on track to see the book at inauguration day? I'd love to see it on day one (and I'd still like to link to it when my blog post goes up).
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Dammit, I missed the deadline because I misread it when taking notes.

Oh well, I'll put it on my blog instead. Are we on track to see the book at inauguration day? I'd love to see it on day one (and I'd still like to link to it when my blog post goes up).
Dude, I'd send it in. George said he'd take a late submission a little further up. Wouldn't hurt to see if he'll take it.

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Dude, I'd send it in. George said he'd take a late submission a little further up. Wouldn't hurt to see if he'll take it.
You're right. I sent it his way after I asked him if there was still time.

Let's see how somewhat weird German humor works for Americans, then ;-) (twice, Cora's also entering, I see)
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In case anyone's around right now, I think I'm going to call it:

Title: Steaks, Walls and Dossiers
Sub-title: The Best Trump Anthology Ever
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It's hard not to go all Hunter S. Thompson raging against Nixon.

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Ids it going to be live in time for teh inauguration? I want to get promoting.

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I'll have more information soon. Currently waiting on the cover.
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I think I'll tweet The Donald to tell him all about it. If everyone involved did that as well, it might help us get some traction.