I’m heading out to conference today, and finally excited to go. I’m doing a dialogue workshop Friday at 2 pm with Laura Wright, Sylvia Day, Alexandra Ivy, Elisabeth Naughten and Darynda Jones. I think it’s going to fun! My portion of the workshop is: Bromance Dialogue: Cracking the Guy Code.
I will be buying rights to more pictures, but right now, the one I have is one I bought to go on my Apodaca FB banner, but then we rejected it. Too young, and the flag in the background worried me. I didn’t want to come across as offensive. Because I’m writing about a security agency made up of former marines, I felt the flag deserves a big more respect than guy standing in front of it wearing a towel and dogtags. (And FYI, when I buy rights, I use iStock or BigStock).
So what do you think? Did I make the right call cutting this guy?
I won’t be posting on Friday, so have a great weekend, and I should be back on Monday!
July 25th, 2012 at 2:43 am · Link
With that group of women you’re going to have a blast. Enjoy yourself at he conference but remember to take it easy.
I agree with you on the photo. He’s very nice but if the towel were not being pulled down I think I’d be okay. I love my military guys but I never want them disrespected, even if not intended.
July 25th, 2012 at 7:38 am · Link
I think the pic would be fine if he was in camo or khaki pants instead of the yellow towel. It would also be fine with the yellow towel, but without the flag. The two together? Nah. There’s a schism there that’s off-putting.
Have an awesome time at RWA, Jen. Pass around the hugs for me. =o)
July 25th, 2012 at 10:01 am · Link
Have fun at the conference. I am so sorry you are on the west coast and I am so much closer to the east. I would love to attend an event you or Silver would be at. Please consider coming to the east side some time.
I am looking forward to meeting Sylvia Day at the event I am going to in Sept.
I think with all the time you have been surounded by men and boys that became men you are the perfect writer for your crack the guy code topic.
July 25th, 2012 at 5:05 pm · Link
I agree with everyone on Mr. Towel. What surprises me is that he is wearing dog tags, but they used a yellow towel. Yellow is associated with cowardice. But, I guess that is too old fashioned now.
The conference sounds like a lot of fun. Have a great time. I’m glad you are feeling better.