Breaking Social Contracts

There are people who think that a valid book sales tactic is insulting more established authors that don’t know them on social media, claiming that said established author was attacking them for –when there is zero evidence to these claims. (Pathological lying) 
There are certain people who feel it is appropriate to send their followers to troll established authors, or members of the SFF community. (Triangulation)

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All That Is Permissible

We talked about options for getting it into an editor’s hands: finding an agent, submitting to a publisher that took unsolicited manuscripts, or maybe even meeting an editor at a con and showing them their work. This person definitely was interested in getting an editor’s eyes on their work and seeing if they could sell it. However (and this was a big HOWEVER), they were apprehensive. They liked the idea of being paid money for it, seeing it in print and all the jazz that comes along with that sort of thing, it was just that they weren’t “a real writer”, and feared how they would be perceived by an editor.

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Huffington Post Can Get Bent, Seriously

… very important for us to understand the ugly. The ugly being this trend of under-valuing the products of producers. I’m completely disgusted by how Hull decided to moralize what is in truth cold corporatism and producer exploitation–to say that a creative lacks integrity if they expect payment for hours clocked in the production of their product…like every other professional in every other field.

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Being Selfish–Mothers of World Building

“I don’t want to be selfish,” is what one aspiring writer told me earlier today when I asked 40dad7f7checkmatewhy they hadn’t looked at their manuscript in over six-months. She said that she, with all her heart, wanted to write but life just kept getting in the way. I asked her why she didn’t square away an hour here or there, in the early morning, or right before bed, and her only reply, set on refrain, was that to set aside that time for her craft–for herself–would be just too selfish.

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