Over the last few years, I've tended to shut up about the irritants because if I started I'd never stop, and I do want people to buy my books. Instead I talk about issues that mean a lot to me; LGBT rights, religion in society, equal marriage. Which reminds me... way to go Scotland, Hawaii and Illinois!
So, I usually sit on my hands when I see something That. Really. Annoys. Me. If you can imagine the wording is slightly stronger. The most I let fly is a passive aggressive comment on Facebook. But sometimes being good just isn't enough. I want to open my mouth and let flow with all the venomous prose that is bubbling up inside me.
I am so envious of people who can put their point of view across with elegance and poise, or with sarcasm and humour. Fellow author, Kage Alan is a master of the blog. If you haven't read his blog I suggest you hot foot over there now. I come off as a whiny Brit. I am a Brit, I just don't want to be a whiny one.
So, without Kage's mad skills, how does one say what one wants to without coming over as passive-aggressive? Because if I don't say what I think I am going to combust and it won't be pretty.
Perhaps I'm going to have take lessons from the masters of snark. Stephen Fry comes to mind. Does he do a masterclass in the art of the controlled barb?