My immediate reaction is so ugly I'm not going to share it here. Y'all know me. Fill in the blanks.
Not a bit in there about a Christian mentor possibly taking her aside to get her to prayerfully consider the possibility that she might have been wrong. Not an iota of outward consideration that she could have handled it differently.
Given what appears to be a sizeable readership who adore novels like this that reaffirm their world view, I have had an epiphany and now know my way to fame and fortune.Wow. I guess she really DOES have the emails and IMs to back her up.
Of course. Slowly, with simple words.Given what appears to be a sizeable readership who adore novels like this that reaffirm their world view, I have had an epiphany and now know my way to fame and fortune.
Imma write erotica in which the incel hero does or says something marginally clever (like maybe refuse to wear a mask on the subway) and instantly has all the hawt chickz hurling their naked bodies into his bed. Maybe Maryn will collaborate with me.
Presumably incels read?
Hmm, I wonder what their discretionary spending budget is like. I bet I could charge triple for books in which their willie gets bigger every time they make a racial slurs.Of course. Slowly, with simple words.
No, that is unfair, some of them read and write quite capably, but only on subjects that support their worldview.
"This group" is comprised of writers from all over the country. We have--or had, not sure now--3 separate chapters in the Seattle area alone. So, while it doesn't surprise me that the NWLs from far and wide have dominated the leadership and long made RWA a miserable place for marginalized members, it isn't because the org is based outside of Houston. The people who judged and voted for this book to win an award are from all over the place, and the publisher of this book is based in Michigan.This group is based just north of Houston, Texas. It's one of the most conservative, rigorously Christian, and socially backwards places in America.
None of this should surprise anybody.
Incredibly stupid question here (it just clicked in my brain, after all these years, that the A in RWA means "America") -- are all members of RWA Americans? Or do they also allow international authors?
Gosh, what weird stuff slinks across my brain before 8 am......