I'm sick today, and that's what I feel like. No temperature, but my throat's on fire and I've got an achy body.
Okay, enough whining.
I see pop culture references quite a bit when reading books and beta reading for people. Most of the time, they're harmless, but earlier in the week, a very reputable agent tweeted the following:
Writers querying fan fiction or novels using well-known pop culture characters - please Google the phrase "intellectual property law."
So, if you're planning on having Justin Bieber or Lady Gaga or Tim Tebow make an appearance in your novel, consider yourself warned. Same goes for song lyrics. I'm pretty sure things like Coca-Cola and Scrabble and Sour Patch Kids are fair game, but you might want to check :)
Have a great weekend!
Oh, and if you happened to miss out on Stephen Colbert's interview with Maurice Sendak (author of Where the Wild Things Are) regarding the state of children's literature, it's awesome. Maurice Sendak reminds me of my grandmother~ which tells you a thing or two about my grandmother :)
Colbert-Sendak interview, Part 1
PS~ Blogger has a reply button now, so I'll be replying to comments here, instead of emailing folks :)