Thank you, both. I'm not affiliated with Writer Beware and showing my support and appreciation is all I can offer; I'm pleased I can do that much.
I just read the "Reluctant Authors" blog, and I laughed so hard my cat got offended and went away. All I can say is, in a battle of words, writers make deadly enemies. Y'all are hilarious!
Interesting that there hasn't been a peep out of TWA all week...
-Ann C. Crispin
I suppose the main point remains. I know what you mean about Writer Beware. I am happy that I discovered Writer Beware very early in life (thirteen), early enough that I would be aware of how things worked before I was old enough and advanced enough in my writing endeavors to start submitting and looking for agents/publishers. I haven't been doing as many scammer-related posts anywhere lately. The whole debacle with The Write Agenda is making me consider starting that up again.
I've also showed appreciation over the years by purchasing books by the Writer Beware founders and people who have done similar work. I own three of Victoria Strauss's books (one used because it was purchased before the new editions of Arm of the Stone and Garden of the Stone were published), one of Ann Crispin's, and three of Uncle Jim Macdonald's (two of them with Debra Doyle). And thanks to the boycott lists, there are more than a few more must-read authors I either forgot about or hadn't been aware of before now.
ETA: Comment for League of Reluctant Adults is now posted.
Last edited by Alan Yee; 10-08-2011 at 10:09 AM. Reason: Comment posted. Also, misspelled Uncle Jim's name.
Last edited by Ari Meermans; 10-08-2011 at 02:03 AM.
They've now posted one of their "rebuttals" on their blog.
I've updated our original blog post to reflect new info on the connections between The Write Agenda and Turnaround Media. Turnaround Media is definitely maintaining TWA.
by strange coincidence TWA came up in a search recently (an AW search). So they're getting hits off the AW name.
Enjoyed reading a few 'articles'. very, em, entertaining.
ps, what's all that 'Disney stole my pirate ideas' stuff? sounds wacko.
Last edited by Paul; 10-08-2011 at 04:39 AM.
I see they're deleting comments on their FB page. I guess this means I won't get an answer as to whether or not wearing a paper bag over my head was optional or required attire for the book burning...
"This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." Sigmund Freud (about the Irish)
"Opera singers have resonance where their brains ought to be." Anna Russell
I think they now have too many potential boycottees to efficiently maintain their boycott list. Doesn't mean we all should stop trying to get on there.
The blog, which may not be updated regularly enough. -- I'm linking to other AW blogs here. -- There's some nonsense here when I can be bothered.
Don't hold your breath...
The British Comics Database is growing. Or mutating. I'm not quite sure which, yet.
But then, anyone with enough presence of mind to perform a search on Write Agenda will find this thread. This is good.
Right now, getting on their enemies-of-the-state list is a mark of honor for any writer.
Oh, no! It looks like their list (noted as updated today, Oct. 8) is now drastically shorter rather than longer. Guess we'll all have to try even harder now to get on there.
Oh noes! Just when I added my comment on why I should be boycotted.
Aw, shoot a monkey! I had some good reasons why I should be boycotted, too.
Last edited by Ari Meermans; 10-09-2011 at 05:14 AM.
Okay, so now people are calling the pound sign (you know, the number symbol: #) a hashmark?
Tweeted, and used the pound sign. Still don't completely understand why the world needs effin' Twitter, but there it is.
Yeah, boycotting John Scalzi is a sure way to make no friends and influence no one. Except to boycott TWA's website.
And I'm STILL not on that list - drat it!
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Tell ya, if I had to choose between FB and Twitter, I'd take twitter any day.Tweeted, and used the pound sign. Still don't completely understand why the world needs effin' Twitter, but there it is.
Americans, I think, call it the pound sign. Commonwealth/UK-ers call it the hash sign since they use metric, not pounds.