To Meme or Not to Meme #OpenBookBlogHop #MondayMusings #Inspiration

Welcome to another edition of Open Book Blog Hop. This week’s question is: What are your favorite writing-related memes? You can click here to participate in this week’s hop and read others’ responses.

Today’s answer is short, but I hope it’s sweet. I don’t use memes. I don’t understand why I should, and I don’t know any writers who do. It’ll be interesting to see what others say. Maybe I’ll change my mind.

How about you authors? Do you use writing-related memes?


Abbie wears a blue and white V-neck top with different shades of blue from sky to navy that swirl together with the white. She has short, brown hair and rosy cheeks and smiles at the camera against a black background.

Photo Courtesy of Tess Anderson Photography

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Two Pentacles Publishing.


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New! Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me

Copyright 2021 by Abbie Johnson Taylor.

Independently published with the help of DLD Books.

The cover of the book features an older woman sitting in a wicker chair facing a window. The world beyond the window is bright, and several plants are visible on the terrace. Behind the woman’s chair is another plant, with a tall stalk and wide rounded leaves. The woman has short, white hair, glasses, a red sweater, and tan pants. The border of the picture is a taupe color and reads "Why Grandma Doesn't Know Me" above the photo and "Abbie Johnson Taylor" below it.Photo Resize and Description by

Two Pentacles Publishing.


Sixteen-year-old Natalie’s grandmother, suffering from dementia and confined to a wheelchair, lives in a nursing home and rarely recognizes Natalie. But one Halloween night, she tells her a shocking secret that only she and Natalie’s mother know. Natalie is the product of a one-night stand between her mother, who is a college English teacher, and another professor.

After some research, Natalie learns that people with dementia often have vivid memories of past events. Still not wanting to believe what her grandmother has told her, she finds her biological father online. The resemblance between them is undeniable. Not knowing what else to do, she shows his photo and website to her parents.

Natalie realizes she has some growing up to do. Scared and confused, she reaches out to her biological father, and they start corresponding.

Her younger sister, Sarah, senses their parents’ marital difficulties. At Thanksgiving, when she has an opportunity to see Santa Claus, she asks him to bring them together again. Can the jolly old elf grant her request?





Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of three novels, two poetry collections, and a memoir. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I'm visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was paralyzed by two strokes. Please visit my website at:

10 thoughts on “To Meme or Not to Meme #OpenBookBlogHop #MondayMusings #Inspiration”

  1. Hi Abbie and all. When memes first came upon the scene, I felt they were rather ridiculous, mainly because I couldn’t read them with my screen reader. Now that has changed and I find memes can be fun and rather useful in marketing your work. 1. They’re eye catching for those who can see them, many times, people click on them due to the pics involved in them. 2. They’re a way to get a lot of marketing in short concise way. This is the way people by and large take in such information and for social media they have become very important. I will be learning more about finding such things which go along with my work and using them in the near future. I recommend writers learn the value of the changing marketing strategies and embrace change, else they may be lost in the great blizzard of authors biding for top place round the world.

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      1. This afternoon, I spent about 15 minutes signing my new Team Blue page up for several likeminded groups.

        I find it quite helpful to have consistent content going to my page at least 4 times a day. Already the ranking on the page has jumped 25 percent and it’s only been up since the weekend.

        To each his own, but every time a post from one of those groups is shared to my pages it shows in the group as having been shared and to where, this means everyone in the group of which there are about 232 K members are seeing the name of each page the post was shared to and so thanks to some neat memes someone else created which are being automatically shared on my pages’ behalf that’s a whole lot of no work no cost networking.

        Plus it’s cute fun enjoyable content for my followers to enjoy.

        On some pages there are book reviews, quotes from writers, word of the day and other writing related material.

        Some pages are getting dog related material while others yet are getting poetry art or whatever they happen to be promoting.

        Anything that makes my job easier has to be good.

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