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Tiger Woods Gets Comic Book

Tiger Woods will star in a new comic book from Bluewater Productions. Fame: Tiger Woods was written by CW Cooke and illustrated by Marcelo Salaza. It includes a cover by Tony Foti.

The book covers the athlete’s life–from his rise as the most successful golfer in history to his personal problem with infidelities. Here is more from Blue Productions: “Come inside and see how his life lead him to be one of the most famous sports stars in the history of the United States and the world and learn about the man behind all of these news stories. Go for a hole in one with this comic detailing the life story of this major athlete.”

The $3.99 comic hits stores this week. The comic is part of the Bluewater Productions’ “Fame” comic book series. Others in the series include: Madonna, Martha Stewart and Charlie Sheen.

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Charlie Sheen Reads His ‘Big White Phone’ Poem

Happy National Poetry Month? In the video embedded above, Charlie Sheen reads his original poem, “Big White Phone.” Sheen self-published a poetry compilation back in the 90′s.

In February, he began pursuing a book deal. Esquire magazine created a Dr. Seuss-stylized-parody cartoon along with a “Charlie Sheen quote generator.”

Speaking of quotes, The Associated Press reports that Sheen has “applied to trademark 22 of his catchphrases including ‘Duh, Winning,’ ‘Vatican Assassin,’ ‘Tiger Blood’ and ‘Rock Star From Mars.’” (via Sarah Weinman)

Broadcastr Unveils Free iPhone App

The storytelling site Broadcastr launched an iPhone app this morning, allowing writers to record three-minute audio stories on a smartphone and link the recording to a specific location–like Foursquare for storytellers.

Follow this link to see the free app in the App Store. If you want to see how it works, this GalleyCat editor just recorded a one-minute mediation on the gloomy weather, Charlie Sheen, and pulp fiction writing economy. Electric Literature c0-founders Andy Hunter and Scott Lindenbaum introduced the storytelling site at the eBook Summit last year.

Check it out: “Just like in human memory, every story is bound to a place.
Whether dishing last night’s details to friends, uncovering local lore, perusing restaurant reviews, listening to travel guides, tuning in to citizen journalism, contemplating oral histories, or sharing hilarious anecdotes, Broadcastr amplifies all our voices. Users can take a GPS-enabled walk as stories about their surroundings stream into their headphones, like a museum tour of the entire world.”

Charlie Sheen Receives More Than 74,000 Intern Applications

On Monday, actor and poet Charlie Sheen posted a job ad seeking a paid social media intern–generating 95,333 clicks in an hour and more than 74,000 applications.

Here’s more about the job: “The #TigerBloodIntern is expected to be proactive, monitor the day-to-day activities on the major social media platforms, prepare for exciting online projects and increase Charlie’s base of followers. You will learn how to promote and develop the social media network of Hollywood’s most trending celebrity.”

What does this mean for writers? As the recession continues, book advances dwindle, and paying writing jobs fade away, these social media jobs might become bizarre careers for writers–churning out thousands of tweets and Facebook posts for famous people. Novelist Cornell Woolrich described a similar lifestyle as a Depression-era pulp fiction writer in his story “Penny-A-Worder.”

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